Microsoft entered the world of massive multiplayer online gaming by porting its massively successful PC game franchise Age of Empires to online. After months of beta testing, Age of Empires Online was launched on August 16th in 2011 worldwide for the gamers. Yesterday, the game have come to an end. AoE online team posted the following message on their blog thanking the gaming community, AOEO launched in August of 2011, with its first two civilizations, the Greeks and Egyptians. Over the years, we added the Persians, the Celts, the Babylonians and the Norse. We also added new modes like the Defense of Crete and Skirmish, to provide for multiple styles of play. In the summer of 2012 we even changed the basic model of the game itself, allowing players to earn Empire Points and play their way to owning more civilizations and vanity items, and adding shifting Alliances to give high-level Empires more ...

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Microsoft has announced that its classic RTS Age of Mythology is being polished up with modern features for a May release on Steam.  The game will included a number of features including: Age of Mythology + The Titans Expansion Pre-Purchase on Steam Early April Improved Water and Lighting Full Steamworks Integration Twitch TV Integration Enhanced Observer Mode Support for Win 7/8 and HD Monitors A trailer for the game has also been released: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I9YFelMWMU The game critically acclaimed when it was released in 2002 and should be a good nostalgic trip for many. Source: Age of Empires ...

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