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Chris Taylor leaves Wargaming to eventually start new studio

By John Keefer, Nov 23, 2016 8:18am PST

The designer has been working behind the scenes for the last few years.


"I thought cave men looked interesting enough to back it on kick starter but agree, he does put ..."

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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.


" I played it a bit and it was fun, but just too expensive for what it was."

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Wargaming lays out roadmap, including possible next-gen console games

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2013 3:45pm PDT

Wargaming has started to outline its roadmap of upcoming titles, including an unannounced game from Gas Powered and the possibility of next-gen console development.


"That is great and all but it might be better to fix the WOT bugs that have been around since ..."

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World of Tanks dev acquires Gas Powered Games

By John Keefer, Feb 14, 2013 9:15am PST

In announcing the cancellation of his Wildman Kickstarter earlier this week, Gas Powered Games CEO Chris Taylor said he had something in the works for his company to survive. Enter Wargaming, which has announced it has acquired the embattled developer for an undisclosed sum.


"Supreme Commander Free edition! Upgrade now to tech teir 2 for only $19.99! On sale this week: ..."

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Wildman Kickstarter canceled, developer looking to keep studio running

By John Keefer, Feb 11, 2013 2:00pm PST

With four days left and almost $600,000 to go in it's $1.1 million Kickstarter drive for Wildman, Gas Powered Games has canceled the campaign, with company CEO Chris Taylor saying he is looking at other things to keep the company going.


"The video makes it sound like he's got money lined up elsewhere, and it just waiting for the ..."

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Gas Powered Games had several games canned last minute

By John Keefer, Jan 22, 2013 2:30pm PST

Financially troubled developer Gas Powered Games apparently had the rug pulled out from under several nearly completed projects when publishers backed out at the last minute, leaving the company with nothing to show for its efforts.


"Isn't that the program Valve's been using for their retail releases recently? I'd expect to see ..."

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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."


"But the emotion does seem forced. Dont get me wrong, I honestly wish this is genuine since I ..."

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Wildman kickstarted by Supreme Commander dev

By John Keefer, Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST

What do you get when you cross the action RPG elements of Dungeon Siege, the RTS mechanics of Supreme Commander, and the MOBA feel of Demigod? You get Wildman, a new Kickstarter project from Taylor's team at Gas Powered Games.


"Because of games like Natural Selection 1 & 2, Savage 1 and 2, Battlezone 1 and 2, Spellforce 1 ..."

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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.


"They obviously cared enough about the game to have it developed and supported for as long as it ..."

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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.


"And by buy them, I meant with MS points before they converted the currency and tech tree systems."

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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.


"So, in order to play this free game, I have to provide a CC number. wtf?"

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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...


"The Beta of the game is pretty complete so there isn't that much for them to take over. Also ..."

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Dungeon Siege 3 in Development at Obsidian

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 07, 2010 9:10am PDT

Fallout: New Vegas and Alpha Protocol developer Obsidian is working on a third entry in the action RPG series Dungeon Siege, publisher Square Enix...


"I'll have to voice my disagreement with the crowd. I happen to like Obsidian quite a bit. ..."

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Supreme Commander 2 Pre-Loading Begins on Steam

By Brian Leahy, Feb 25, 2010 5:30pm PST

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


"What...hang on, you talk like you've played the full game? If so, awesome, you ARE in a ..."

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Supreme Commander 2 Demo Arrives on Steam, Steamworks DRM Confirmed

By Brian Leahy, Feb 24, 2010 3:00pm PST

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...


"I just emailed support, they didn't really explain how to cancel a pre-order. They better cancel ..."

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