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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 7:27AM Saker said

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They do have a history of not finishing their MMO's.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 6:02AM (Unverified) said

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the sign up for the beta is an arduous process and I had a feeling this was coming since they shut down Ensemble

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 6:25AM (Unverified) said

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Robot Entertainment, the company formed by the founders of Ensemble, is making it.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 6:33AM Dumac said

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So, its not actually about warfare? I love city building, i always think pushing war into that spoils things. So kinda sounds good, hope it has some depth in it, and i like the art style, everything looks silky smooth.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 7:26AM Saker said

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Doesn't look like city building in the screen shots. Looks like rts/mmo.
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Posted: Aug 20th 2010 1:18AM Ragemaster9999 said

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OMG ITS A FARMVILLE-KILLER! /sarcasm off

It could be cool and be a nice little gem/ninche game if they did it correctly, HOWEVER... this is Microsoft were talking about. Microsoft makes good OS's(excluding ME & vista) and consoles, but they dont make good games. They have a few nice/okay ones but really this isn't their forte.

Judging by their previous track record of unreleased MMOs and a large pile of "what could have been" I would rate the successful outcome of this endeavor about 1/10 chanch of happening.

It could work if pulled off right, but I am highly skeptical of Microsoft MMO design capabilities.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 7:28AM SkuzBukit said

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MicroSoft haven't a farkin clue about creating mass-gaming, they've cancelled just about every MMO-genre game they have ever been involved with.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 9:08AM gildhur said

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When did Microsoft parter with Zynga? Seriously, this looks like a browser game.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 9:10AM gildhur said

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And WTF with the Fox News announcer doing the trailer voiceover? lolol
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 9:33AM Orvidos said

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You bastards! You really did it!

Gods, some days there are really firm reasons to hate Microsoft. First they shutter Ensemble, then they try this. It's a shame I can't rage in the general direction of Bill Gates for it anymore.

*Sigh* This is doomed to either failure, or absolutely infamous success. I'd truly prefer the first.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 9:57AM (Unverified) said

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This looks million times better than atrociously horrible trainwreck known as Age of Empires III.


Oh and please farmville did invent persistent universes. Guess what? Most of mmorts genre games have persistent worlds(for example Dreamlords)

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 10:10AM Blancmanche said

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There was tremendous fun to be had in AOE 1 & 2, and I still get tempted to fire up a game every now and again. If Microsoft can bring the game back to its roots, I think they'll have a winner. Also, needs more WOLOLOOOOOO.

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 3:00PM (Unverified) said

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Looks like Lord of Ultima but better.

I'll be playing if it isn't subscription based and the cash stores has to have good stuff.

I like the lighter graphics.

I would still prefer an age of mythology mmo.

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