Age of Empires 2 HD coming to Steam! April 9

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  1. Satangel
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    Perhaps my most played game ever is getting a HD remake. This game I've been playing for the past 10 years, every year it gets a hook on me for some time. Fantastic game, and I urge everyone to play it sometime, especially now it's in HD.

    SOURCE (thanks to Qtis)
    Thanks Microsoft for opening your eyes, wow. This is going to be big, so so good. Thanks

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  2. titen96

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    Well there goes the next 30 years for me
     
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    PRICE?? PRICE!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    Man, I didn't even KNOW this was coming out.... you have a buyer right there Microsoft Games, it just depends on the €€€
     
  4. Qtis

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    Where be your source?

    I'm mostly interested in the price of this set. I've got the original, but it's been years since I've last played it (too many games, too little time). If the price is right, I'll possible get it.

    While it's not likely due to Microsoft Studios being the publisher, it'd be great to get a OSX version. Bootcamp/Parallels works great, but it's a pain to use 3rd party software to run a game :P

    EDIT: Derp. Checked Steam for the price. It's €18.99 - 10% pre-order deal = €17.09. Not as cheap as I'd expected, but a great price for the game if someone has been living under a rock and never played it :P

    EDIT2: Source via Steam.
     
  5. Satangel
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    Well it's around 17 euros here in Belgium, dunno from Portugal.
    I am however able to sell it to you for 12 euros at the moment, if you're interested in that, check my sig :)
    Added that source, ty.
    Well like I said to Hero-link, I can get it cheaper (just like all Steam games really :))
     
  6. Pong20302000

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    its £14.99 in the UK normally but on deal at the moment for £13.49
     
  7. Satangel
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    Check first post, I updated it :) I can get every region really
     
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    I cannot think of another game as good as this in this genre. I tried rise of nations, empire earth etc but none came close to this. so easy to get used to and beautiful music.
     
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  9. Pong20302000

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    how can you get it cheaper?
     
  10. Satangel
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    I know right? This game is bloody perfect IMHO. I'm very biased of course due to nostalgia, but this game...... it's just perfect and a timeless classic in any way. Like I said in the OP, I'm still playing this today (the original version), I really don't give a fuck about the graphics and the resolution, it just works and it's excellent. Honestly, best game I ever played....

    Check my sig, I can't explain all the details, but it just works. I've helped a ton of people already, all happy customers.
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    doesn't really look any different
     
  12. Gahars

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    I never played the original too much, and since I wasn't much of an RTS player, any time I did it was extremely frustrating. It'll always be the Rage of Empires to me.

    What? It's the morning, cut me some slack.
     
  13. Patxinco

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    If it hasn't got the limited editions of all the games (1, 2 and 3) I would think, but I prefer to wait for AOE4.

    Thanks for info anyways ^^
     
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    Still hoping for a Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge remaster, but this will do for now.
     
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    It doesn't look that much better now that I've compared screenshots of the old version, but they've probably updated the online system to use something that actually still exists, and they might've made other enhancements.
    Definitely getting it though, and I'm betting a lot of my friends will too, so getting a large multiplayer game going should be easy.
     
  16. DSGamer64

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    Oh hey, Microsoft finally does something that gamer's want. I will surely be buying this because I don't have the discs for the original versions.
     
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    The sweetest part? Almost no video card requirements! Ooooh, my laptop is gonna LOVE this!

    ...assuming, of course, that by then I'm done playing all of the Android Humble Bundle 4 and 5 (Solar 2 is fantastic!), MH3U, Fire Emblem Awakening... um, that Bratz Tactics game (okay, Dawn of Heroes, but come on, they look like Bratz high fantasy)... And Nightsky. And um... oh, god. So many backlogs.
     
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    Hory shet. I'm TOTALLY going to buy this.
     
  19. Lanlan

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    You guys realize it was already HD at launch, right?
     
  20. YayMii

    YayMii hi

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    But the original game doesn't support widescreen resolutions or anything over 1280x1024...