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Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced

Microsoft announces Age of Empires: Castle Siege is in development at Smoking Gun Interactive for release next month on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Those platforms show this to be a touch-based game originally designed for mobiles, as shown in this trailer, so this may not be quite the return to the real-time strategy series old school PC gamers will appreciate. If there was any doubt, here's word on the game's microtransactions: "In-game purchases available to accelerate gameplay." As for the game, they say: "Build a castle city, defend against marauders and, when your army is ready, lay siege to opponents. All before breakfast"

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42. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 27, 2014, 00:34 Araes
 
In case this was missed AOE World Domination has been delayed to Fall 2014. Another F2P game this time for IOS, Android & Windows phone.

https://www.aoewd.com/

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41. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 15:21 theyarecomingforyou
 
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 13:03
uite the opposite, I've frequently defended Microsoft when I think its appropriate and called them out them when they're nonsensical, that's how its supposed to work. They're a corporation, not my "buddy" or something.

The fact that you think you were "attacked" says a lot about your mindset and bias here. You were the one criticizing other peoples thoughts, no one said boo about yours on the game. If you mean my personal observation then fair enough, I've just noticed you have an overly positive bent to anything Microsoft but I should've kept it to myself. [/quote:

Exactly. Microsoft has taken a cherished PC franchise and reduced it to a pathetic joke, what with the pay-2-win AoE:Online, this bullshit, shutting down Ensemble and talk of a TV series.
 
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40. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 13:47 Paketep
 
When the Smoking Gun guys left Relic, they said that they wanted to follow their vision and do bigger things.

Apparently, bigger things mean another kick in the nuts of AoE fans with yet another P2W piece of shit. Way to go, Smoking Gun. Way to go, Microsoft (not that we expected anything else).

I have to guess that at least we can laugh at the thought that they really expect someone to move to W8 over this.
 
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39. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 13:15 Redmask
 
This is way more attention than this crappy phone port deserves.

I give a fuck because they're taking a dump on nostalgia and not making newer games in something that used to do very well. They gave up on the audience, not the other way around. If other people want to buy it for their phone then good for them but I'm going to call it a piece of shit because that's what it is to me.
 
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38. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 13:08 Beamer
 
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37. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 13:03 Verno
 
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:57:

Your own biases are quite clear too so *shrug*. All in all I couldn't care less what you think. I just think its funny that I was the only one not pissed about this. And of course I'm the only one attacked. Oh well, back to work for me. Good day.

Quite the opposite, I've frequently defended Microsoft when I think its appropriate and called them out them when they're nonsensical, that's how its supposed to work. They're a corporation, not my "buddy" or something.

The fact that you think you were "attacked" says a lot about your mindset and bias here. You were the one criticizing other peoples thoughts, no one said boo about yours on the game. If you mean my personal observation then fair enough, I've just noticed you have an overly positive bent to anything Microsoft but I should've kept it to myself.

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36. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 12:57 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:45:
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:29:
I think a lot of people have a strong sense of entitlement. Microsoft attached the age of empires name to this because its recognizable. That's all this was. Boy people have a strong opinion about that. My concern is why you even give a crap what they call it. It's a stupid clash of clans clone. Who. Cares.

I think you have a strong sense of brand bias so *shrug*.

I've already explained this several times, now you're just going in circles. The name isn't unimportant, that's why they used it. Taking a recognizable property and turning it into something else often doesn't go over well with its previous fans. This being a PC gaming site I'm not at all surprised to see people care. You're also purposely ignoring the larger context of how Microsofts contributions to PC gaming have gone over in the past 5+ years.

It's a stupid clash of clans clone. Who. Cares.

This is a bad argument, you care enough to post about it so of course others do. I don't see anyone telling you what to think or do about this game, people are just posting their own thoughts. You just don't like them because they're negative.

Your own biases are quite clear too so *shrug*. All in all I couldn't care less what you think. I just think its funny that I was the only one not pissed about this. And of course I'm the only one attacked. Oh well, back to work for me. Good day.
 
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35. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 12:53 Creston
 
"Build a castle city, defend against marauders and, when your army is ready, lay siege to opponents. All before breakfast! (*)"

(*) Finishing before breakfast only possible when progress is liberally funded through Empire Coins, available in-game for $4.99 each.
 
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34. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 12:45 Verno
 
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:29:
I think a lot of people have a strong sense of entitlement. Microsoft attached the age of empires name to this because its recognizable. That's all this was. Boy people have a strong opinion about that. My concern is why you even give a crap what they call it. It's a stupid clash of clans clone. Who. Cares.

I think you have a strong sense of brand bias so *shrug*.

I've already explained this several times, now you're just going in circles. The name isn't unimportant, that's why they used it. Taking a recognizable property and turning it into something else often doesn't go over well with its previous fans. This being a PC gaming site I'm not at all surprised to see people care. You're also purposely ignoring the larger context of how Microsofts contributions to PC gaming have gone over in the past 5+ years.

It's a stupid clash of clans clone. Who. Cares.

This is a bad argument, you care enough to post about it so of course others do. I don't see anyone telling you what to think or do about this game, people are just posting their own thoughts. You just don't like them because they're negative.
 
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33. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 12:29 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:57:
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:53:
17 I hate Microsoft comments before i chimed in. Guess i missed the memo, this place is for bitching only.

Literally no one said they hate Microsoft. 2 people used the word hate in this thread and you're one of them. The other person said they hate Windows 8.

This place isn't for bitching only but bitching in this topic is perfectly fine and even understandable considering the context. Maybe they could have avoided that by not using the name, I don't know but its no surprise to see some angst because they did.

No one is telling you what to do with your money or time. Quite the contrary, you're the one who seems concerned about what other people think and say about this.

I think a lot of people have a strong sense of entitlement. Microsoft attached the age of empires name to this because its recognizable. That's all this was. Boy people have a strong opinion about that. My concern is why you even give a crap what they call it. It's a stupid clash of clans clone. Who. Cares.
 
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32. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 11:57 Verno
 
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:53:
17 I hate Microsoft comments before i chimed in. Guess i missed the memo, this place is for bitching only.

Literally no one said they hate Microsoft. 2 people used the word hate in this thread and you're one of them. The other person said they hate Windows 8.

This place isn't for bitching only but bitching in this topic is perfectly fine and even understandable considering the context. Maybe they could have avoided that by not using the name, I don't know but its no surprise to see some angst because they did.

No one is telling you what to do with your money or time. Quite the contrary, you're the one who seems concerned about what other people think and say about this.
 
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31. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 11:53 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:45:
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:43:

Lol, I'm sorry you didn't get AoE4. This little game is just something for WP and Surface because there's no Clash of Clans. Just pretend it isn't called Age of Empires and you'll feel better. Chill pill, dude. It's a freaking phone game.

I was just explaining why people were upset and why it was legitimate. Stop pretending we're all outside the Redmond campus with signs and pitchforks. It's an obvious cash-in attempt and why would anyone ignore the name? That makes no sense. They are using the name on purpose because its recognizable.

Chill pill dude, relax, people are just venting. How about you pretend people aren't posting about it and be happy?

17 I hate Microsoft comments before i chimed in. Guess i missed the memo, this place is for bitching only.
 
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30. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 11:45 Verno
 
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:43:

Lol, I'm sorry you didn't get AoE4. This little game is just something for WP and Surface because there's no Clash of Clans. Just pretend it isn't called Age of Empires and you'll feel better. Chill pill, dude. It's a freaking phone game.

I was just explaining why people were upset and why it was legitimate. Stop pretending we're all outside the Redmond campus with signs and pitchforks. It's an obvious cash-in attempt and why would anyone ignore the name? That makes no sense. They are using the name on purpose because its recognizable.

Chill pill dude, relax, people are just venting. How about you pretend people aren't posting about it and be happy?
 
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29. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 11:43 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:37:
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:34:
My point still stands.

Your point still sucks for the reasons stated below.

Lol, I'm sorry you didn't get AoE4. This little game is just something for WP and Surface because there's no Clash of Clans. Just pretend it isn't called Age of Empires and you'll feel better. Chill pill, dude. It's a freaking phone game.
 
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28. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 11:37 Verno
 
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:34:
My point still stands.

Your point still sucks for the reasons stated below.
 
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27. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 11:34 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:28:
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:24:
This is a mobile game, it's for tablets and phones. If Sony released a cut down version of God of War for Android it wouldn't even be a story. But MS does it and its KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

Literally see previous response.

My point still stands.
 
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26. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 11:28 Verno
 
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:24:
This is a mobile game, it's for tablets and phones. If Sony released a cut down version of God of War for Android it wouldn't even be a story. But MS does it and its KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

Literally see previous response.

If Sony had previously released God of War on the PC and then killed off its studio then turned it into a mobile turd then yes, people would be angry and rightfully so.

"Gee I wonder why PC gamers on this PC gaming site are so angry about a loved RTS series becoming a mobile cash-in". HMMMMM.

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25. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 11:24 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:13:
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 10:29:
It's a cut down spin off to a well known franchise, and designed for mobile. This isn't aoe4.

*facepalm* That's the point and what people aren't happy about. There likely won't ever be an AOE4, they killed Ensemble and this is whats left. Of course people aren't happy about it hahah.

A bunch of people had no issue with Blizz leveraging the Diablo name to herd a bunch of nerds to a Real Money Auction house (yes, it's gone now, but was the original direction) so it's done by other "game loving" companies as well.

Most people disliked the RMAH and look at how that worked out for everyone involved.

This is a mobile game, it's for tablets and phones. If Sony released a cut down version of God of War for Android it wouldn't even be a story. But MS does it and its KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!
 
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24. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 11:14 Beamer
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:13:
There's no Clash of Clans on WP

Yeah, that was my first thought, an answer to Clash of Clans for the Win8 platform. Of course they are leveraging the AOE name, but at least they specifically called it "Castle Siege".

A bunch of people had no issue with Blizz leveraging the Diablo name to herd a bunch of nerds to a Real Money Auction house (yes, it's gone now, but was the original direction) so it's done by other "game loving" companies as well.

If you hate on MS for this, other gaming studios like Blizz need to be thrown down the hole as well.

Actually, I doubt very much anyone complaining here gave Blizz any benefit of the doubt on the RMAH.
 
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23. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 11:13 Verno
 
Bundy wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 10:29:
It's a cut down spin off to a well known franchise, and designed for mobile. This isn't aoe4.

*facepalm* That's the point and what people aren't happy about. There likely won't ever be an AOE4, they killed Ensemble and this is whats left. Of course people aren't happy about it hahah.

A bunch of people had no issue with Blizz leveraging the Diablo name to herd a bunch of nerds to a Real Money Auction house (yes, it's gone now, but was the original direction) so it's done by other "game loving" companies as well.

Most people disliked the RMAH and look at how that worked out for everyone involved.
 
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