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  • Supreme Commander 2 - PC   review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Supreme Commander 2 - PC review

    By 31 March 2010

    Supreme Commander 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Supreme Commander which was released way back in 2007; both have been developed by Gas Powered Games and published by Square Enix. Supreme Commander 2 is the latest addition to the ever crowded...

  • Command and Conquer Red Alert for iPhone
    Gaming

    Command and Conquer Red Alert for iPhone

    By 15 October 2009

    Remember Command and Conquer Red Alert back from your gaming heydays of the mid 90s? Thought you did and that is clearly what  EA are hoping for, with the launch of an iPhone edition in the next couple of weeks. Of course Pocket-lint was there to grab...

  • VIDEO: Command and Conquer 4 set in Manchester
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Command and Conquer 4 set in Manchester

    By 24 July 2009

    The first trailer for the forthcoming Command and Conquer 4 has been revealed, and it seems - inexplicably - to be set in Manchester. Kane's back, and he's got a proposal for the GDI, apparently. Something to do with a crystal ball. Due in 2010, it's...

  • EA confirms Command and Conquer 4
    Gaming

    EA confirms Command and Conquer 4

    By 10 July 2009

    EA has confirmed that it plans to release a fourth instalment of its Command and Conquer series of games next year. Titled, Command & Conquer 4 (see what they did there?), the Real Time Strategy (RTS) game will see you once again pick up the reins of...

  • Halo Wars hits one millionth game sold
    Gaming

    Halo Wars hits one millionth game sold

    By 19 March 2009

    Microsoft has announced that sales of "Halo Wars" have reached more than one million units worldwide. This million milestone makes the Xbox-exclusive title the best selling real-time strategy game on any current generation console. For those of you that...

  • Empire: Total War - PC review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Empire: Total War - PC review

    By 11 March 2009

    The ultimate dream for strategy gamers has always been that blend of Civilization-esque micromanagement and complete overview, and Age of Empires-a-like brutal battling action. And though numerous titles have come close in the last decade – including...

  • Halo Wars - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Halo Wars - Xbox 360 review

    By 2 March 2009

    The RTS genre has never truly found a home in the console world. While the Command & Conquer titles have always been a brief distraction, and End War attempted to introduce a brand new control system, the lack of mouse and keyboard based play has consistently...

  • Halo Wars video series released
    Gaming

    Halo Wars video series released

    By 26 February 2009

    Microsoft is releasing a new video series based around video game favourite, Halo Wars. Just one part of the popular Halo franchise, Halo Wars slots into the series around 20 years before the events in Halo: Combat Evolved, and sees players attempting...

  • EA date Godfather II game for Europe
    Gaming

    EA date Godfather II game for Europe

    By 14 February 2009

    EA and Paramount Digital Entertainment have confirmed that the Godfather II video game will be on the shelves in Europe on 10 April. The game sees players taking the role of a Don in the Corleone family, and allowing players to "carve out their own story...

  • Halo Wars - Xbox 360 - First Look review
    Gaming 0 out of 5

    Halo Wars - Xbox 360 - First Look review

    By 10 February 2009

    So you've blasted your way through spaceship loads of Covenant in the Halo trilogy. So what's next? Microsoft is hoping a quick change of genre will do the trick. But do you really want to play a real time strategy game with the Master Chief on your Xbox...

  • PS3 Red Alert 3 dated for March
    Gaming

    PS3 Red Alert 3 dated for March

    By 21 January 2009

    EA has announced that its Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition will be released for PlayStation 3 in March, bringing the popular Command & Conquer franchise to Sony's console for the first time. The Ultimate Edition will include everything...

  • Teen kills mother, shoots father for banning Halo 3
    Gaming

    Teen kills mother, shoots father for banning Halo 3

    By 17 December 2008

    American teenager Daniel Petric is currently on trial for the murder of his mother, and the attempted murder of his father, after they told him he wasn't allowed to play Halo 3. The 17-year-old, who was 16 at the time, allegedly snuck out of his bedroom...

  • Halo Wars dated worldwide
    Gaming

    Halo Wars dated worldwide

    By 9 December 2008

    Microsoft has confirmed release dates for its highly-anticipated strategy game Halo Wars, and the prediction of a February release date wasn't far wrong. Halo Wars will be released in Japan and Asia first, on 26 February. Europe will follow the next day...

  • EA releases new Red Alert 3 PC demo
    Gaming

    EA releases new Red Alert 3 PC demo

    By 25 November 2008

    Anyone who hasn't made their mind up whether to purchase the PC version of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 yet, EA has released a new demo for you to download for free to get a flavour for it. Released in Europe on 31 October, Red Alert 3 is the latest...

  • Halo Wars dated for February release in US
    Gaming

    Halo Wars dated for February release in US

    By 10 November 2008

    Microsoft has announced that Halo Wars will hit shelves in February 2009, and you'll have either Standard or Limited Collector's Edition to choose from. As you'd expect from the collector's edition, you'll get a bunch of extra stuff, for an extra bit...

  • Riot Games announces first game in development
    Gaming

    Riot Games announces first game in development

    By 7 October 2008

    Independent online games developer and publisher, Riot Games has announced its first title, League of Legends, is in development. The MMO will be a mixture of role-playing and strategy gaming elements and according to the developer, players will compete...

  • Two Mega Drive classics for Virtual Console this week
    Gaming

    Two Mega Drive classics for Virtual Console this week

    By 3 October 2008

    Two Mega Drive classics are up for grabs on Virtual Console this week for your retro gaming pleasure. Firstly, 90s gaming hero Earthworm Jim makes a return - the ordinary earthworm turned oversized, intelligent superhero thanks to a suit dropped from...

  • Age of Booty dated for mid-October release
    Gaming

    Age of Booty dated for mid-October release

    By 30 September 2008

    Capcom's pirate-themed strategy game, Age of Booty, is set for release on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC by the middle of October. Xbox gamers will be the first to get it on the 15th October, with the PSN having it for download from the...

  • Capcom's Age of Booty to cost just £5
    Gaming

    Capcom's Age of Booty to cost just £5

    By 2 September 2008

    Capcom's new real time strategy game, Age of Booty (it's pirate-themed, not pornographic) will be available to buy for just $10, or around £5, the company has revealed. Confimed on the Capcom blog, apparently the price will apply whether you're downloading...

  • Red Alert being offered on free download
    Gaming

    Red Alert being offered on free download

    By 1 September 2008

    EA has announced that gamers will be able to download the original Red Alert game for free from the series' official website. As well as that, EA will also be granting free access to Red Alert 2 for all those pre-ordering Red Alert 3. Unfortunately, it...

  • Bungie working on new Halo title
    Gaming

    Bungie working on new Halo title

    By 16 July 2008

    Bungie is working on a new Halo title, Microsoft has confirmed. Don Mattrick, senior VP of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment, was addressing the absense of the franchise in Microsoft's Monday E3 press conference during an interview with MTV when he...

  • Gaming

    Halo Wars to be released early 2009

    By 15 July 2008

    Halo fans were no doubt disappointed when the real-time srategy title was a surprising no-show at the Ensemble Studios press briefing on Monday. But all is well once more thanks for an updated fact sheet that has been released, indicating the game will...

  • Sega working on console real-time strategy game
    Gaming

    Sega working on console real-time strategy game

    By 11 July 2008

    Sega has announced it is developing a real-time strategy console title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game, called Stormrise, will see you taking charge and leading your troops from the front line - slightly different from the tradition detatched...

  • Two new titles for Xbox Live update June 25th
    Gaming

    Two new titles for Xbox Live update June 25th

    By 24 June 2008

    Microsoft is bringing another two games to Xbox Live Arcade on June 25th. The first game is Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm, based on a cartoon where seemingly cute and fluffy animals cause lots of bloody carnage. The idea behind the game is to rescue...

  • EA halt work on Red Alert PS3
    Gaming

    EA halt work on Red Alert PS3

    By 5 June 2008

    EA has announced it has halted work on its first PS3 real-time strategy game, Red Alert 3. The build queue has definitely been paused, but EA wouldn't give any more information as to why, or if production would ever start again. The Xbox 360 and PC versions...