Age of Empires Online

PC / Strategy / Release: Aug 16, 2011 / ESRB: E10+

Microsoft planning discontinuation of Games for Windows Live service

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT

On top of shutting down the Marketplace for its Games for Windows platform, it appears Microsoft plans on discontinuing the Live service entirely.

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Age of Empires Online content was too expensive to produce, too sparse for players

By Steve Watts, Aug 19, 2013 11:00am PDT

Age of Empires Online had a problematic production model, according to Microsoft Studios executive producer Kevin Perry. At a GDC Europe talk, he said it didn't offer enough content, but the content was too expensive to make.

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Gas Powered Games hit by layoffs

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 18, 2013 3:46pm PST

Gas Powered Games may have only just launched a Kickstarter for their next game, Wildman. However, the studio is suffering layoffs. According to a report, "almost everyone at the company has been laid off."

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Age of Empires Online ends development; no new content planned

By Steve Watts, Jan 04, 2013 8:15am PST

Age of Empires Online has stopped active development, and will not be issuing any new content or features other than some minor updates rolling out over the next few weeks.

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Age of Empires Online adding Babylon, another booster

By Steve Watts, Aug 09, 2012 2:45pm PDT

Age of Empires Online is adding a Babylonian civilization and the Fertile Crescent booster pack later this month.

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Xbox Live most-played of 2011 topped by Call of Duty: Black Ops

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 09, 2012 6:45am PST

The Call of Duty franchise occupies the three top spots in Microsoft's chart of the most-played games on Xbox Live in 2011. Charts for XBLA, XBLIG, and GFWL were also revealed.

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Age of Empires Online will use Season Pass

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 2:30pm PDT

Age of Empires will introduce a Season Pass for premium content, which will get you a 30% discount for the first six months.

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Age of Empires Online highlights civilizations, booster packs

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2011 12:30pm PDT

Age of Empires Online is going to be DLC-supported, and today Robot Entertainment announced three new packs set to hit by the end of the year.

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Age of Empires Online content pricing revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 01, 2011 9:30am PDT

"Free-to-play" never means "completely free," and so Microsoft has revealed the perks and bonuses that'll be on sale for the F2P revival of classic strategy series Age of Empires. Oh, and it has a launch date now too.

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Age of Empires Online launching this fall

By Xav de Matos, May 11, 2011 6:30pm PDT

Age of Empires Online is now slated for release this fall, according to a tweet from the official account linked to the game.

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Age of Empires Online beta access open for 48 hours

By Alice O'Connor, May 05, 2011 10:50am PDT

If you fancy checking out Age of Empires, the curious free-to-play online AoE, beta access is being granted to all for a brief period.

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Robot Ent. reveals Orcs Must Die; Gas Powered Games takes over Age of Empires Online

By Xav de Matos, Feb 24, 2011 8:30pm PST

Robot Entertainment announces a new title, Orcs Must Die, and loses another. Gas Powered Games has taken over as developer of Age of Empires Online...

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Microsoft Details Age of Empires Online Social Features, New Faction

By Xav de Matos, Jan 25, 2011 8:30am PST

Microsoft had detailed some of the social features and a new faction for its rejiggering of the classic franchise Age of Empires. The freemium-based Age of Empires Online will feature a red facti

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"Microtransactions in a competitive game. What could possibly go wrong?"

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Microsoft at CES: Torchlight on XBLA in 'House Party' Event, 8 Million Kinects Sold and More

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 06, 2011 6:40am PST

An Xbox Live Arcade release of the splendid Torchlight and the opportunity to hold eerie chat shows with your friends Live Avatars via Kinect are...

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"How will they prevent Avatar Kinect from becoming a virtual sex simulator? Or will they?"

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Microsoft Game Studios: "We Need to Step up" PC Gaming Efforts

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 24, 2010 6:01am PDT

Microsoft Games Studios' general manager Dave Luehmann has addressed criticisms of Microsoft's commitment to PC gaming in an interview with MCV,...

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"I liked having games that allowed me to sign in and get achievements from the Games for Windows ..."

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