Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a huge fan of the Age of Empires series by Ensemble Studios and Microsoft.
Age of Empires 3 covers the colonial period and I’m totally hooked on it. Like the others it’s a Real Time Strategy game where you collect resources, build armies, and fight on randomly generated landscapes. The main innovation is the addition of home cities where you can ship resources, units, bonuses, etc. to your colony.
Try out the demo here if you have a machine that has at least a 1.4 Ghz processor and 256MB of RAM. You’ll also need a 64MB 3D card.
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Fighting through a particularly nasty cold, I indulged myself and bought Civilization IV over the weekend. Love that kind of game. But it’s one thing to blow 5 hours playing when you’re sick, kind of hard for me to justify when I’m well. But I still do, somehow…
I played a lot of Civ 2 right before I got into Age of Empires. Awesome series.
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