Wargaming Buys Total Annihilation, Master of Orion

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I would pay right now for a potential copy of TA 2 just to help motivate them to create it.I'd also love to see a new Battlezone. I played it online back in the day quite a lot. Man was their multiplayer interface bad, though.
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I will love to see some of these classics rebooted.
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I reject your reality and substitute my own.
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Are you serious? Square fucking Enix has the rights to SupCom? The assholes who made final fantasy have the IP for SUPREME FUCKING COMMANDER?
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Too bad Battlezone landed in the wrong hands. This is one of those gems that was far ahead of its time. I loved playing it. It was space fps combined with rts done right and even until today, no game (except maybe for Natural Selection 2) has come close in topping them in the fps rts genre.
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I actually started to play Stardock's Galactic Civilization because MoO3 was so horrible.
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News to me, and well I'm sticking with Forged Alliance now and forever.
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You could have figured that out by playing the single player campaign of SupCom 2. "MY ILLUMINATE WIFE!"
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Yes I'm pretty sure that's not actually what he says.
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Really love the setting of the first game too. Sci-fi cold war with real-life-inspired unit designs. Was really cool.
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Not really a fan of Stardock. Really wish Toys for Bob could get their hands back on Star Control :/
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You caught me.
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What makes you say that?
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Supcom2 is a great game, it just has jack shit to do with supcom1
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As a child, I was hooked by Total Annihilation... by just its intro cinematic. Epic score, epic battles, and it changed me. It was the game that set me on the path to being a PC gamer. There were times I wandered from that path, but the memories kept me true in the end. I lost my CDs a long time ago though, but I have some other copies downloaded somewhere... I might go play on it now, actually.
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I see your navy, and raise you a whole coastline of Big Berthas. Nevermind their terrible accuracy at hitting moving (albeit slowly) targets, just watching the 'full gun salute' deplete your entire energy buffer in one go still brings tears to my eyes...
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http://www.battlezone1.com/dow...For those of you that have lost the classic (or never found it in the first place)

In January, Atari filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Much like with THQ selling Homeworld to Gearbox, part of the bankruptcy proceedings involved auctioning off old Atari intellectual property to the highest bidder. In this case, the three main bidders were Wargaming, Rebellion (Sniper Elite, Rogue Trooper), and Stardock (Galactic Civilizations, Fallen Enchantress).

Wargaming walked home with Total Annihilation and Master of Orion, both classics in their respective genres. Interestingly enough, Wargaming purchased Gas Powered Games (the studio created by TA lead designer Chris Taylor when Cavedog dissolved) a few months ago as well, which means that they have the capability - thanks to having both the original team and the IP - to create a proper "Total Annihilation 2." This stands at odds with Planetary Annihilation, which is being developed by Uber Entertainment, a company filled with former Cavedog and Gas Powered Games employees. It'll be interesting to see if PA has any competition from Wargaming, or if Wargaming is content to sit on the IP and wait.

Stardock snagged Star Control, which fits snugly next to Galactic Civilizations. GalCiv 2 in particular is interesting when compared to Star Control, as the plot and major themes can be directly tied to the plot of Star Control 2. Stardock was also the back-up bidder on Master of Orion; should Wargaming fail to pay for the license, Stardock also gets the MoO IP. This is very unlikely, though, as Wargaming has lots of capital thanks to the success of World of Tanks.

Finally, Rebellion grabbed Battlezone and Moonbase Commander. Battlezone in particular is a forgotten gem, and fused shooting with real-time strategy long before contemporary games like Natural Selection 2; if we get a proper, fun Battlezone 3 out of this sale, a lot of old-school PC fans will be happy. Given Rebellion's track record, though, this may be a dangerous proposition.

An interesting sale, to say the least. Here's hoping these classic franchises don't crash and burn under new management.

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