Supreme Commander 2

PC, XB360 / Strategy / Release: Mar 2, 2010 / ESRB: E10+


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Gas Powered Games hit by layoffs

Gas Powered Games hit by layoffs

Update: Chris Taylor offers a comment about the state of the company, and what will happen to the Kickstarter project he just launched.

Gas Powered Games may have only just launched a Kickstarter for their next game, Wildman. However, it appears that Chris Taylor's studio may have been using the crowdfunding platform in an attempt to stave off its financial troubles.

Taylor has confirmed to Kotaku that "we do have a layoff," but did not offer any further details, saying that "we'll be updating our Kickstarter as well with details very soon."

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Daily Filter: September 22, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Filter is back to being huge today, with new content for DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, MySims SkyHeroes, Ferrari The Race Experience, Supreme Commander 2, Trackmania Wii, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Gran Turismo 5, Civilization V, SkyFighter, Power Gig: Rise of the SixString, Fable 3, Fists of Fu, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, and Kirby's Epic Yarn. Read more »

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Daily Filter: September 8, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features new video for Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Supreme Commander 2, Crafting Mama, WRC: FIA World Rally Championship, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, The Sims 3, Under Siege, Shaun White Skateboarding, NHL 11, Mafia 2, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. Read more »

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Supreme Commander 2 PC Patch Improves AI

Work continues on improving Chris Taylor's real-time strategy game Supreme Commander 2, which has just received a massive patch improving the behavior and options of the game's AI.

The previous patch made several changes to the multiplayer offering, bringing a much-desired 1v1 Ranked Mode with leaderboards to the game. Read more »

"As a huge Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander fan, I thought it was a nice move. Overall ..."
- dhvyse    See all 22 comments

Supreme Commander 2 Demo Coming to Xbox 360

A playable demo for the Xbox 360 version of Chris Taylor's real-time strategy game Supreme Commander 2 should be available today for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Xbox Live Silver members will have to wait until April 14.

The demo features two tutorial levels and two campaign missions for the UEF faction: Read more »

"This game was built for 360 so I wonder how its going to work out. It seems like the buzz on ..."
- ElArabDeMagnifico    See all 7 comments

Supreme Commander 2 Xbox 360 Videos: Controls and Multiplayer Action

RTS games on consoles usually require unique control schemes to work. Gas Powered Games and Square-Enix's Supreme Commander 2 makes use of radial menus for the Xbox 360 version, which was released today.

Here's a video showing off how the game handles on a controller.

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"little less time on the console controls little more time on the actual gameplay and for ..."
- painangel    See all 16 comments

Supreme Commander 2 Steam Fix: Re-Verify Cache

Users are reporting that Supreme Commander 2, which uses Steamworks as its DRM, will not properly launch through Steam despite being released officially at midnight PST last night.

Users may see a "game is unavailable" error when attempting to launch Chris Taylor's latest RTS. If this is the case, please refer to the following troubleshooting steps: Read more »

"The DRM on this game SUCKS. I just bought the game at Frys for 49 dollars! I took it home and ..."
- marknic8    See all 13 comments

Supreme Commander 2 Pre-Loading Begins on Steam

Valve have announced that Gas Powered Games and Square-Enix's Supreme Commander 2 is now available for pre-loading ahead of the strategy game's March 2, 2010 release date. A demo of the game was released on Steam yesterday along with confirmation that the game will utilize Steamworks for DRM.

Gas Powered Games have released two new trailers, showing off some more experimental units. First up, the Noah Unit Cannon: Read more »

"The first RTS console to PC port in the history of gaming. Grats."
- Snipe3000    See all 58 comments

Supreme Commander 2 Demo Arrives on Steam, Steamworks DRM Confirmed

Supreme Commander 2, Chris Taylor's RTS follow-up to 2007's Supreme Commander, will be using Valve's Steamworks program for its DRM. All copies of Supreme Commander 2, digitally obtained or purchased in out-dated box form, will require an installation of Steam for validation.

Additionally, a demo of the title is now available for download through Steam ahead of the game's March 2, 2010 release date. Give it a try and if you like it go ahead and pre-order it on Steam. You'll save yourself $5. The Xbox 360 version is set to release on March 18, 2010.

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"Has anyone been able to cancel their pre-order on steam? I submitted a request for it, is there ..."
- Snipe3000    See all 114 comments

Chris Taylor Narrates Two Supreme Commander 2 Unit Videos

One of my favorite developers, Chris Taylor, is here to narrate two videos for Supreme Commander 2, his upcoming RTS game of a massive scale and robotic persuasion.

First up, take a look at the "AC1000", a new unit that based on the real-world AC-130 gunship.

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"Chris, I'd love to meet you one day. I'm old enough to remember when TA came out... was ..."
- Highlander944    See all 49 comments

Supreme Commander 2 Trailers: Robot Octopus!

A pair of new Supreme Commander 2 trailers show off two huge 'Experimental' units in Gas Powered Games' real-time strategy, including a laser-blasting cyber-cephalopod.

Supreme Commander 2 arrives for PC in North America on March 2, with an Xbox 360 version following on March 16. GPG's next project is the fantasy RTS Kings and Castles. Read more »

"This looks pretty neat, but what's the DRM situation? I don't buy most games anymore because I ..."
- jodet    See all 21 comments

Supreme Commander 2 Media: When Robots Attack!

New Supreme Commander 2 screenshots and a trailer show the mechanical monstrosities and towering terrors we face... when robots attack!

Published by Square Enix, Gas Powered Games' robotic real-time strategy is scheduled for release in North America for PC on March 2, with the Xbox 360 version due out March 16. Read more »

"just worried that they'll reduce the unit count to make it run on the xbox.....than what's the ..."
- sragnerm    See all 14 comments

Supreme Commander 2 Release Dates Announced

Just one day after revealing that Supreme Commander 2 is due next spring, publisher Square Enix has announced specific dates.

Gas Powered Games' strategy sequel will hit North America in PC form on March 2, with the Xbox 360 edition following March 16.

Two rather enthusiastic quotes from GPG founder Chris Taylor--"The partnership with Square Enix has been a highlight of my career" and "I couldn't be more proud of what the team has accomplished, as the game has continually exceeded all of my expectations throughout its development"--accompanied the news, as did some new footage: Read more »

"Nice...seems pretty good. Really like how he said that it's actually simulated and not just that ..."
- scary_monster    See all 54 comments

Supreme Commander 2 Hitting Europe in Spring, Screenshots Show Big Robots

Narrowing down the general 2010 release of Supreme Commander 2, publisher Square Enix has issued several new robot-tastic screenshots and revealed that Gas Powered Games' PC and Xbox 360 strategy sequel will hit European territories in spring.

The company has yet to confirm if the spring release window also applies to North America, though it seems likely as Square Enix has recently been shipping many of its North American and European releases within close proximity of one another.

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"I bought the first game long time ago but I am yet to install it lol. Dunno, can't play RTS ..."
- anal justice    See all 37 comments

First Supreme Commander 2 Screenshot Released

The first look at the in-game content of Supreme Commander 2 has been released in the form of a single screenshot (left).

The teaser trailer for the Gas Powered Games RTS sequel was released last night, but contained no in-game footage. Read more »

"I don't get why they'd release it on the 360, the original apparently only sold something like ..."
- free2game365    See all 41 comments

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