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Total War: Rome 2's Nomadic Tribes DLC free for a week

Total War: Rome 2's Nomadic Tribes DLC free for a week

After a rather tumultuous launch, Creative Assembly have been patching Total War: Rome 2 on a weekly basis. And while the updates have typically included free content, it's time for some premium DLC as well.

The "Nomandic Tribes Culture Pack" will add three new playable factions into the game, and will cost $7.99. However, if you download it before October 29, it will be free.

Watch: The three new factions»

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Total War: Rome 2 adds Steam Workshop support

Total War: Rome 2 adds Steam Workshop support

A new patch for Total War: Rome 2 went out over the weekend, adding formal mod support through Steam Workshop. Players will be able to share and load their creations through the Total War Launcher, allowing for easy management of single and multiplayer mods.

Read more: Seleucid Empire content added, too »

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Total War: Rome 2 launch 'totally unacceptable' says creative director

Total War: Rome 2 launch 'totally unacceptable' says creative director

Total War: Rome 2 had a less-than-stellar launch, with technical problems that garnered it harsh reviews from users and some critics. The Creative Assembly promised weekly patches, but creative director Mike Simpson has taken a more hands-on approach with a personal apology.

Read more: 'We really want to get you enjoying our game' »

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Total War: Rome 2 weekly patches start this Friday

Total War: Rome 2 weekly patches start this Friday

As the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day. Total War: Rome 2 has been hit with a flurry of bug reports and crashes upon launch, leading Creative Assembly to announce plans for weekly updates starting this Friday.

Read more: Friday's patch detailed »

"I like the weekly updates over just one giant patch every month. "
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Total War: Rome 2 video shows off multiplayer features

Total War: Rome 2 video shows off multiplayer features

The team at the Creative Assembly has given a closer look at Total War: Rome 2 multiplayer, with a lengthy play session headed by community manager Trish Ryniah and multiplayer designer Elliot Lock. The result is a nice lengthy look at multiplayer with some insights from Lock himself.

Watch: 8 minutes of Total War »

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Total War: Rome 2 includes 'privileged access' to Total War: Arena

Total War: Rome 2 includes 'privileged access' to Total War: Arena

Just in case Rome 2 wasn't Total enough for you, Sega has announced that all owners of the upcoming RTS will receive "privileged access" to Total War: Arena, a free-to-play "RTS-MOBA-y thing" announced earlier this year. The free-to-play PC game will see 10v10 matches where each player controls three squads.

Read more: $15 of in-game currency and other bonuses »

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Total War: Rome 2 preview: high above the battlefield



Total War: Rome 2 preview: high above the battlefield



As my tiny force of Roman soldiers marched on the Samnite forces laying siege to the city of Capua, I zoomed in to look at my individual soldiers, wondering what I would see. Fear? Excitement? Fatigue?

I wanted to see if Total War: Rome 2 could make good on its promise that the fortunes of battle would be etched on the faces of combatants on both sides. I had been told that there would be speeches, and that soldiers would mourn their fallen comrades. I didn't see any of that though; my little band of warriors looked stoic as ever as they hurried to meet the Samnites. I'm not sure it would have mattered either, because Total War: Rome 2 has much more going for it than it's supposedly Saving Private Ryan-like depiction of soldiers on the battlefield.



Read more: Bigger. Better. »

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Total War: Rome 2 gets interactive campaign map for attack planning

Total War: Rome 2 gets interactive campaign map for attack planning

After watching the Romans try to outmaneuver the Egyptians yesterday, you may want to start planning your path of carnage once Total War: Rome 2 comes out this fall. A newly released interactive campaign map should be just the tool for the job if you are into that amount of detail.

See: the map »

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Total War: Rome 2 video shows Battle of the Nile from Roman view

Total War: Rome 2 video shows Battle of the Nile from Roman view

When Creative Assembly demoed Total War: Rome 2 at E3, it showed off the Battle for the Nile scenario from the easier, more accessible Egyptian perspective. A new video shows that game being played from the Roman perspective, one that offers a challenge for more seasoned players.

Watch: Outnumbered and attacking the high ground »

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Total War: Rome 2 expanded politics system detailed

Total War: Rome 2 expanded politics system detailed

Total War: Rome 2 is getting a heavy dose of politics. Rather than deal only with diplomacy and foreign conflicts, this one will see you dealing with disagreeing factions within Rome itself.

Read more: Pacifying the House and Senate, and marrying up »

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Total War: Shogun 2 'Gold Edition' coming March 5

Total War: Shogun 2 'Gold Edition' coming March 5

Total War: Shogun 2 has been out for a few years now, but if you missed the boat or have just been holding out for a good deal, you may want to mark your calendars for March. Sega is releasing a "Gold Edition" that bundles the game and two of its expansion packs.

Read more: Rise and Fall of the Samurai included »

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Total War: Rome 2 trailer shows Carthage carnage

Total War: Rome 2 trailer shows Carthage carnage

Do you have a thirst for violence and/or historical accuracy? You're in luck! Today, The Creative Assembly debuted a new cinematic "gameplay" trailer for Total War: Rome 2, showing a fierce battle in Carthage.

The trailer takes place in 146 BC, when Scipio Aemilianus is sent to Rome to break a siege that has been going on for three years. One thing leads to another, and before you know it the battle is raging. The game is due in 2013, or MMXIII for you purists.

Watch: A good ol-fashioned Carthage throw-down »

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Total War Battles: Shogun now on PC, Mac

Total War Battles: Shogun now on PC, Mac

If you don't own an iDevice, you might have missed out on the mobile strategy title Total War Battles: Shogun. The game was a bit simplified from its PC counterparts, but it relied on the same core mechanics. It even came from the same team as the standard Total War series--and now, the game is available on PC and Mac via Steam.

Read more: Achievements and leaderboards added »

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Total War: Rome II preview

Total War: Rome II preview

For Total War fans, it was nice to see the series return to its roots in the Shogun era. They liked the colonial era-themed Empire Total War as well. But every new Total War announcement has been consistently met with the same refrain: When is the series going back to Rome?

Sega communications manager Al Bickham laughs: "They would say, 'Yeah, yeah, that's great, but where's Rome 2? Rome was enormously popular. It probably has a lot to do with how strong it is in the popular imagination. The swords and sandals fighting, the gladiators, and everything else."

Read more: Carthage brings the pachyderms »

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Total War: Rome II announced

Total War: Rome II announced

The Creative Assembly has been to many different eras and locations in its Total War series. From medieval times to Napolean to feudal Japan, the series has run the gamut. But the popular franchise is now returning to arguably its most popular venue, Rome.

Read more: Coming to PC in 2013 »

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