More THQ Assets Distributed, Sega Acquires Relic Entertainment

In addition to the news that Koch Media’s Deep Silver will be getting Saint’s Row, Metro and the Volition Studio from Bankrupt THQ, other publishers have snapped up properties and IP. Take-Two will buy the Evolve IP, outbidding the developers. German developer Crytek plans to buy the Homefront IP, as it was already signed to create the sequel. Probably the biggest news beyond Deep Silver getting Saints Row is that Relic Entertainment, developer of Company of Heroes and other strategy games, will now be a part of Sega. Reports are that Sega paid over $26 million for Relic in a … Continue reading More THQ Assets Distributed, Sega Acquires Relic Entertainment

Impossible Fun

It’s not easy to break the mold, especially in the real-time strategy and shooter genre. You can improve the graphics and sound, but at the core we have not seen anything too new for a number of years. Impossible Creatures does bring new and exciting elements to the table, much to the joy of tired tank-rushing RTS gamers. The two interesting elements are that you can combine real-world creatures in a primitive lab to create just the right behemoths of destruction, and the fact that you have to use real-world creatures and their abilities to do it without the aid … Continue reading Impossible Fun

Homeworld will keep gamers’ fires burning

Sierra finally adds a new dimension to real time strategy games…the third dimension. Their new release, Homeworld takes strategy from the flat battlefield and shoots it into the darkness of space. Forget about battles for the high ground, in space, you have to defend and attack in all directions at once. The plot of the game involves colonists from a barren wasteland planet called Kharak. The colonist have recently uncovered a mysterious guidestone mentioning their race, and a single word…Hiigara…home. It seems that their past has turned out to be a lie, they thought they were from their barren world, … Continue reading Homeworld will keep gamers’ fires burning