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Rumor: Total War developer working on sports game?

It seems like a bit of a stretch for a developer of historical and sci-fi RTS games to work on a sports title but that seems to be what the Australian branch of The Creative Assembly is doing. According to a recent job listing on Gamasutra, the developer is looking to hire a gameplay programmer for a "next-gen sports title" for the PC and consoles.

There are no other details yet on what this game might be like. The Australian branch of The Creative Assembly opened in 2002 and developed Medieval II: Total War and its expansion pack. It's last game was Stormrise, the sci-fi RTS game that was a sales bomb for its publisher Sega in 2009.

Mid-week PC game sales put some skip in your step

It's just Tuesday but the folks at Impulse and Steam have some nice mid-week sales for anyone with a few dollars in their pocket. Over at Steam, the week-long Sega game sale continues with one-day price cuts for Stormrise ($7.50), Space Siege and Universe at War: Earth Assault ($5 for each). And of course the big Sega bundle is still on sale for $89.99 until Monday.

Over at Impulse they have put a number of games on sale this mid week. Ironclad's space strategy title Sins of a Solar Empire is now just $9.99 for a limited time while Gas Powered Games's strategy title Demigod is also $9.99 for a limited time.

More Steam one day sales revealed


How popular are the one day sales this week on Steam? Well, one of the five games on sale on Monday, Prey, actually ran out of CD Keys (BioShock priced at $4.99 was put in its place). Today there are some more games cut down to the bone (in terms of their price) for the next 23 hours.

Like yesterday's this this new list has all but one of the games on sale for less than $10 each. The exception is King Arthur. The recently released RTS-RPG is on sale for $19.99 today. The other games are Silent Hill: The Homecoming for $9.99, Stormrise and Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor for $7.49 each, Jade Empire for $3.75 and Mr. Robot for a mere $1.99.

New PC game deals at GoGamer.com through Saturday morning

It's the weekend and that means its time to look through the web for some more PC game price cuts. GoGamer.com, as they usually do, can help out on this search as their latest 48 hour madness sale runs through 3 am ET Saturday morning.

This time you can save on items like the recent RTS title Stormrise which is only $14.90 during the sale and Tom Clancy's HAWX for $29.90. Older games also got their prices slash including the original F.E.A.R. for just $7.90 and Theme Hospital for just $9.90. GoGamer has also put in some Mac games on sale including the classic Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2 for just a buck.

No more patches for Stormrise?


While The Creative Assembly's release of Empire: Total War has been a sales success, the same cannot be say of their other RTS game released last month. The sci-fi themed game Stormrise has so far not appeared on the NPD Group's top 10 best selling PC games list. Now it appears that the game will no longer be receiving any more patches.

According to a post on the game's official community site, a planned patch for Stormrise has now been canceled. The reason is apparently monetary as the statement said the decision was ". . . due to costs and risks associated with testing and certifying the new changes and features." The PC version of the game is one of the very few released PC titles that can only run on Windows Vista and DirectX10-supported graphics cards. So folks who might be thinking about buying the game might have to think twice.

Gallery: Stormrise

New PC games get big sales at GoGamer.com

Last week GoGamer.com cut prices to the bone on a large number of mostly older titles. This weekend the mail-order game retailer has put a number of more recent games on sale (some shipped out just a coupe of weeks ago).

Among the games on sale this week include the RTS tile Stormrise for just $19.90, the action game Wanted Weapons of Fate for $29.90, the FPS F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin for $27.90, the open world crime game Saints Row 2 for $24.90, the retail box edition of the MMO EVE Online for $29.90 and the voice controlled RTS title Tom Clancy's EndWar for just $19.90. Happy savings.

Stormrise trailer starts a revolution


This trailer marks the launch of Stormrise, a sci-fi themed real-time strategy game developed by The Creative Assembly (Empire: Total War) for PC and consoles. The game can be purchased at retail stores and through digital online retailers like Steam and GamersGate. Stormrise for the PC requires Windows Vista.

Download HD Stormrise Launch Trailer (282 MB)
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Gallery: Stormrise

This week in PC games: March 23-29

The last full week in March brings a number of major PC retail and downloadable titles down the pike along with a big downloadable expansion:

Stormrise - The Creative Assembly releases this original sci-fi RTS game for publisher Sega featuring battles on a future Earth between technological and biological-themed factions. If you just have Windows XP and DirectX9 installed, you can ignore this game; it's one of the very few that's a Windows Vista-DirectX10 exclusive.

Gallery: Stormrise

Stormrise PC to be DirectX10.1-Windows Vista exclusive


If you have been waiting to play the PC version of The Creative Assembly's next RTS game, the sci-fi title Stormrise, you might want to consider upgrading your PC rig. In a new chat at PCGameHardware.com, the lead designer of the title Artem Kulakov is quoted as saying, "Stormrise has been designed for DirectX 10 and Vista only right from the start."

Yep. That means all of you Windows XP owners (and there are a lot of you) are out in the cold when it comes to playing this game. Kulakov states the reason for the move was simple: "
Integrating DX10.1 was an opportunity to increase performance and improve visual quality even further." Of course it also limits how many units of the PC version will be sold (it's also coming out for the Xbox 360 and PS3). With the release of Windows 7 just around the corner this may turn out to be the last Vista exclusive game to be released.

[Via Blue's News]

Gallery: Stormrise

Stormrise trailer brings a different perspective to the battlefield


This gameplay trailer for Stormrise highlights the 'Line of Sight' camera, which provides an over-the-shoulder view of different units. This will let players see the battlefield from an up close and personal perspective while giving commanders a special advantage in spotting enemy movements and setting up sniper positions. The game is expected to release for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in March.

Download HD Stormrise 'Line of Sight' Trailer (209 MB)
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Gallery: Stormrise

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