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Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition Xbox Review

Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition is the definitive version of the fourth title in the long running real time strategy series featuring not only the base game with its three campaigns as well as four more through the included Road to Dunkirk and Finland: Winter Storm add-ons plus a version exclusive three levels. While Sudden Strike 4 is available on other platforms, the European Battlefields Edition is exclusive to the XBOX One.

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Total War: Warhammer (PC Exclusive) – Cinematic Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Cinematic Announcement Trailer of Total War: Warhammer.

Genre(s): Real-Time Strategy
Platform(s): Windows PC
Publisher(s): SEGA
Developer(s): Creative Assembly
Release Date (NA): TBA 2015

Total War: Warhammer Steam Page

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Homeworld Remastered Collection – Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The launch trailer for Homeworld Remastered Collection is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre: Simulation, Strategy
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: Gearbox Software
Release Date: Feb 25, 2015

Now Available on Windows PC via Steam

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Homeworld 2 Remastered (PC Exclusive) – Story Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Story Trailer for Homeworld 2 Remastered has been realized in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): Real-Time Strategy
Platform(s): Windows PC
Publisher(s): Gearbox Software
Developer(s): Gearbox Software
Release Date (NA): February 25th, 2015

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Offworld Trading Company – New RTS Hits Steam Early Access [HD Trailer]

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Reveal Trailer of Offworld Trading Company which released today for Steam Early Access.

Genre(s): Real-Time Strategy
Platform(s): Windows PC, Mac OS X
Developer(s): Mohawk Games
Publisher(s): Stardock Entertainment

Now Available on Steam Early Access

RealGamerNewz.com Review of Offworld Trading Company Coming Soon

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Homeworld Remastered Collection (PC Exclusive) – Dev Diary #2 [HD 1080P]

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Making of Episode Two of Homeworld Remastered Collection.

Genre(s): Real-Time Strategy
Platform(s): Windows PC
Publisher(s): Gearbox Software
Developer(s): Gearbox Software
Release Date (NA): February 25th, 2015

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Homeworld Remastered Collection Gets Its Story Re-Told in New 1080P Trailer

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Story Trailer of Homeworld Remastered Collection.

Genre(s): Real-Time Strategy
Platform(s): Windows PC
Publisher(s): Gearbox Software
Developer(s): Gearbox Software
Release Date (NA): February 25th, 2015

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Wargame Red Dragon Gets 3rd Free DLC, and 75% Midweek Madness Discount on Steam

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Real Time Strategy games are a huge deal right now, and very well as they deserve to be – the genre is making a comeback like that of which we haven’t seen in the video game industry in ages. Rubbish RTS games invaded the market place and nearly choked it out to death before titles started to uplift the genre back to its roots of highly pristine glory for intellectual gamers. Now, we are facing a monsoon of excellent RTS games in the industry – thank God.

But let’s not forget Wargame Red Dragon was one of the first titles to ride that wave, and while its not as much of a new arrival as it was when RealGamerNewz Reviewed it at a respectable 7.5 last May, it’s certainly still worth looking into for this week’s discount of 75% off all Wargame titles including: Wargame Red Dragon, AirLand Battle, European Escalation or the Wargame Franchise Pack. In addition to that little factoid we also have an announcement of the third free DLC pack now being available which adds over 60 new units to the game.

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Excerpt from the Official Press Release:

Dedicated to the Scandinavian coalition, it features more than 60 new units for Sweden, Denmark & Norway. Effectively propelling this coalition as well as the individual countries into the early 90’s era, it will bring them onto an equal footing with the other nations from Wargame: Red Dragon. Every type of unit is represented (planes, infantry, tanks, IFVs.) including some iconic and long-expected “Northern” units: the Saab Gripen, Frømandskorpset, NASAMS… And as a bonus, ANZAC will also get an extra unit, in the form of the Vickers Mk.11.

75% Off Midweek Madness Discount on Steam

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Homeworld Remastered Collection Gets 1080P Dev Diary, Could Set The Bar for PC Remasters

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Every ship re-modeled from ground up, this is an RTS that could set the bar for PC Gaming Remasters once and for all.

Making of Episode One of Homeworld Remastered Collection.

Genre: Real-Time Strategy, Space Simulation
Platform: Windows PC
Developer/Publisher: Gearbox Software
Release Date: February 25, 2015
Price: $34.99 (pre-order discount in effect on Steam)

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Dev Diary for New RTS “Offworld Trading Company” Revealed, Seeks #Gamers Feedback

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The rush to space is real, found your own colony or get left behind in the dust with new RTS game OTC AKA Offworld Trading Company, by Mohawk Games.

The team behind Offworld Trading Company, a new Real Time Strategy game hitting Steam Early Access on February 12, 2015, is looking for the feedback of veteran gamers on the PC platform playing RTS games. They’ve stated a commitment to the community and a willingness to take feedback seriously. And yet, this title is already showing a unique and fairly established identity for itself.

Taking place on Mars, Offworld Trading Company is a diverse type of RTS that allows for corporate espionage, eco-system manipulation, EMP technology, competitive financials, environmental resources with fluctuating prices, and much much more. Mars is a place where survival is key, just imagine that on a micro / macro scale but done with more of the great aspects from traditional RTS games.

The following developer diary video blog was posted up by Stardock Games who is publishing this title developed by Mohawk Games.

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The video is hosted by Soren Johnson (Founder at Mohawk Games, Co-Designer of Civilization III, Lead Designer of Civilization IV) who states that “the games are very dynamic, no two games are ever the same in Offworld.”

Age of Empires and Star Craft are stated as some of the team’s biggest influences with a love for the genre and a hunger for innovative RTS experiences at the heart of this project.

Not only is this a scenario that mankind may actually face in real life, but its a game with an original concept in a genre that seems to be revitalizing itself with top-notch entries. We are happy to see this Developer Diary and urge more developers to do these types of productions to let players know what their vision is and what their games are all about rather than the often mis-communicative trailers that Early Access titles sometimes get.

Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Stardock’s YouTube and get your voices heard.

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The Mims Beginning – Steam Early Access Trailer [1080P HD]

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Now Available on Steam Greenlight

Excerpt from the Official Press Release:

““The Mims Beginning” is a Real Time Strategy game with a dose of cosmic humor. The story takes place in an unknown space and time. In this galaxy mythical floating islands give shelter to all kinds of unusual and dangerous creatures.”

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Act Of Aggression – Teaser Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Teaser Trailer for Act of Aggression is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition

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BlizzCon 2014: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void – Multiplayer Update: Terran Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Multiplayer Update: Terran Trailer for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void released by Blizzard is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): RTS
Platform(s): Mac, PC
Publisher(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Developer(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date (NA): TBA

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Indie Gaming Update: Announcing Supreme Ruler Ultimate for Steam Early Access This Month

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This October the gaming world will see a new title in Supreme Ruler Ultimate which aims to bring the Real Time Geo-Political Military Strategy Game franchise into its next chapter starting with Steam Early Access in hitting this month. Here’s what the development / publishing team Battlegoat Studios had to say about the announcement:

More Info – Steam Page Here

Why Early Access?

“We are releasing under Early Access to provide our players with an advance look at Supreme Ruler Ultimate, and to engage with players to get feedback and suggestions to make the game the best that it can be.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate being in Early Access until October 17, 2014.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We will be releasing constant updates throughout the Early Access period, though the final version will have improvements in graphics, performance, content, and AI over the first Early Access versions.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Supreme Ruler Ultimate in Early Access is fully functional and stable, and comes with much of the content of our previous titles as well as new features.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The retail price of Supreme Ruler Ultimate will be the same for the full version release as it is for the Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Our development team is active in the Steam Community and other forums, monitoring feedback and participating in discussions with players.”

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Space Run Review

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Space Run is developed by Passtech Games out of Lyon, France. This is their first game on Steam and is shooting to be a real success. It’s being published by Focus Home Interactive. They have published titles such as; Bound by Flame, Wargame Red Dragon, Contrast, and Farming Simulator so they know a good game when they see one. The year is 2525 and Space was  the final frontier, well not anymore now that space is heavily filled with all kinds of danger such as; greedy space pirates, gigantic asteroids, hostile aliens, space monsters, and anomalies. The user will start the game playing as Captain Buck Mann a real hot shot pilot. A little bit about Buck? Well to start he doesn’t have a buck to his name, he has a gambling problem always deciding to bet on the wrong team or the wrong thing at the wrong time and owes a lot of money to the wrong people.

Buck is the best pilot in the galaxy, if not the whole universe, I mean come on – he once flew for the famous Earth Force and was really big in the space racing scene. Buck doesn’t fly alone though, he is accompanied by his android Adaam-12 who is a snarky robot that pretty much knows everything or at least everything that he is programmed to know. Buck and Adaam-12 have two mottos – “Fast Safe Delivery” and “When you need it there yesterday”. The two don’t ask any questions about the cargo, the only thing they ask is how much does the job pay. The cargo in Space Run varies by the company. There’s five different companies and all of them are really different. They are; Big Cargo, Nuclear Star, VIP travel, Out of this World, and AI Squared. All of these companies have small back-stories that are there as filler for the game in the form of dialogue before taking any of the jobs and is a nice touch for an indie studio to have provided.

Space Run is a real time strategy game and the point of it is to deliver product for the customer from one end of the level to the other. This seems like a fairly simple idea, and Space Run sticks to it. The ship that the user controls gives players access to the weapons on the ship and all the things that are working on the ship they won’t be controlling the ship itself its set to go straight since the game runs from left to right its a side scroller, the user can move the camera so that they can attack units better or adjust their units as they see needed. Cargo is very precise in Space Run so the user will need to build up an arsenal to protect their load from all kinds of in game hazards such as pirates, asteroids, aliens, and monsters.

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Some of these modules include; Laser cannon, Missile launcher, Twin Blasters, and Rocket Battery. Each of these items can be upgraded in three tiers and this is done over time by getting in game currency and spending the currency to upgrade, in addition to these weapons there is additional weapons that are unlocked in the weapon tree all depends on the user play style. There is also defensive modules such as force field and ion cannon they also can be upgraded and lastly the utility modules which include; Space Thrusters, Power Generators, and High Drive Boosters. All of these modules keep the skill tree system fresh and allow freedom to the user to play the way they want to play.

The characters in the game are filler at best. Most of them give you a few dialogue moments but really don’t seem to add much to the experience. The enemies on-screen get more and more difficult with time starting with basic asteroids and enemy ships and getting harder and harder as the game progresses. When flying on the track the user will be timed because the faster they complete the job the more money they will make. During flight, the user will start out with one booster engine and all the cargo, and have to add more parts to their ship as they progress in the mission.

The user will blow up enemies and collect the currency which resembles golden hex bits in space and this is the currency during the mission which will allow the user to build new units, repair units, use special abilities of each unit, and re-orientated units so that they are aimed towards the correct position so that they can attack the enemy units efficiently.

Unfortunately, most of the time the game didn’t seem to pump players with enough resources to build quickly meaning it was very difficult to do enough damage to the enemy. The best solution that was found was to go back and do earlier missions and repeat them several times to earn up currency to complete missions with the next company.

Final Verdict:

Space Run is a great first game for developer Passtech Games who have brought forth a great amount of content in the game with plenty of gameplay to suit any RTS fan on the market looking to defend of space pirates. There is still a lot to improve on. The camera seems to be finicky at times and not having the ability to zoom in and out of your ship is really aggravating. A lot of time can be put into Space Run though, which gives it a medium replay ability depending on how much the user wants to put into switching their strategy as they go into battle.

Official Trailer:

Official Gameplay Trailer:

Overall Score: 7.5 / 10

RGN Rating: Bronze Game

Developer: Passtech Games

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Available On: Windows PC

Review Copy Info: Three digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

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