Age of Empires II HD Edition Summary

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Microsoft Studios lays out 2015 development road map for Age of Empires 2: HD, confirms a brand new expansion is on the way

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Today marks the two year anniversary of Age of Empires 2: HD's release on Steam, but if you thought that the team responsible for the upgraded version of Ensemble's classic strategy game would leave it at that, you'd be wrong.

A new patch dropped yesterday, and publisher Microsoft Studios has outlined its plans for the rest of 2015, including improvements to the Steam workshop, a reworked lobby system, and a whole new expansion.

Microsoft job listing seeks 'principal lead' for "established and well-loved" strategy IP

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There are doings afoot over at Microsoft's Redmond campus as they want a senior games developer to join their team who are working on "an established and well-loved" strategy franchise. It's a AAA project.

No Windows Phone exclusive nonsense presumably, and PC might be getting some Microsoft love after all. Age of Empires is Microsoft's strategy flagship series.

Age of Empires 2 HD receives first expansion 'The Forgotten', five new civilizations

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Hidden Path Entertainment has just released The Forgotten expansion for Age of Empires 2 HD, which adds five new civilizations to the real-time strategy. It's available through Steam for $9.99.

Italians, Indians, Slavs, Magyars and Incas are all gearing up for war. There are also four new campaigns to choose from, as well as new modes, techs and Twitch.tv streaming.

Age of Empires II HD Edition gets patched

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Age of Empires II HD Edition had been having issues with glitches on high-end machines, especially regarding the frame rate; a patch is being worked on that aims at fixing them.

Arma III alpha build best-selling game on Steam for the week

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Valve has announced the top 10 best-selling games on Steam, and the leader is the alpha build of ArmA III, followed by preorders for BioShock Infinite. The 10th best-selling game is the complete edition of ArmA II.

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