News Archives: December 2003
Wednesday, December 31, 2003
RoN/RoNT&P Musician Feature
Does BHG listen?
Yes, the Mayans are too strong and need a nerf, and given that Spain is owning the early ages, they will also have an adjustment or two made. We've been discussing when and how to implement these adjustments. Thank you all for your feedback!
If anyone is concerned that we are unaware of a balance problem, or cheat, or anything else, feel free to drop me an e-mail at email@example.com. I do visit every fan site forum (MFO, RONH, O4B's Blog, Rise of Nations Rev, RoNO, Apolyton, RoNU, etc etc) and try to get online to play to keep in the loop, but there's lots to keep track of.
On a side note, we're also going to be making some changes to our ratings system. Thanks to O4B and many others for their input.
Have you got some thoughts on balance problems in the game that you'd like to share? Head on over to this thread and let everyone know.
Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Modeling & Texturing for Rise of Nations - Part 3
Thursday, December 25, 2003
Rise of Nations Wins X-Play's Best Strategy Game 2003
The fast pacing makes building and protecting your empire a breathless experience as the military, economy, and culture all drive your manifest destiny. Rarely is there a real-time strategy game where the single and multiplayer experiences are equally incomparable. "Rise of Nations" excels at both. This is one revolution in gaming we hope conquers all.Rise of Nations was also a nominee for Best Game of 2003 but lost out to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Congratulations to Big Huge Games on the Strategy Game Category though.
Wednesday, December 24, 2003
Best PC game of the year!
That's right folks, Rise of Nations has won Gamespot's award for Best PC game of 2003.
It's hard to play Rise of Nations and not be struck by just how well made it is. Rise of Nations is clearly the work of a master craftsman supported by an extremely talented team and the deep resources of Microsoft. It is a game that celebrates its glorious heritage while at the same time pushing into new and exciting directions. Rise of Nations is a game that draws you in and makes you lose track of time. As the cause for many a sleepless night among the GameSpot staff, Rise of Nations is our unanimous pick as the Best PC Game of 2003.
Rise of Nations beat out such games as Call of Duty and Rainbow Six to capture this coveted spot. Check out the full write up on the award here and be sure to congratulate the staff at Big Huge Games for the continued acknowledgment of this fantastic game.
Tuesday, December 23, 2003
4 simple steps to make CTW better for YOU!
thanks, Ike many players now owe you one :)
Monday, December 22, 2003
Calling the Enlightened!
This contest will focus on a particular period of history that is very popular with many players, the Napoleonic Era, or the Enlightenment age. It is official sponsored by Big Huge Games, so that means Big Huge Prizes. So start your creative juices flowing!
1st place - $200 + RON t-shirt
2nd place - $100 + RON t-shirt
3rd place - $50 + RON t-shirt
4th place - RON t-shirt
Contest Closes Feb 29, 2004
Submissions to be sent to One_Dead_Angel
You can look at the details of the contest rules here!
Saturday, December 20, 2003
X-Play names RoN as Nominee for Best RTS and Best Game of 2003
Thanks to Antspants for the Info!
Websites Picks RoN as Favorite RTS
GameSpy names Rise of Nations its PC RTS Game of the Year (http://www.gamespy.com/goty2003/pc/index13.shtml) and also awards Rise of Nations Seventh Place among its Top Ten PC Games of the Year (http://www.gamespy.com/goty2003/pc/index4.shtml!!!
You can still vote in the GameSpy Gamers' Choice Awards here.
** TheAge.com's Fav **
TheAge.com has also likewise named Rise of Nations it favorite RTS game of the year. They say "Rise of Nations, so accessible yet epic, was our favourite of 2003." Check out the full article here.
Friday, December 19, 2003
T&P interview with Paul Stephanouk
take a look Interview
Thanks to Thaomir
Rise of Nations Top 10 game of 2003
No one is ever going to claim that Big Huge Games' Rise of Nations is a revolution in real-time strategy gaming. Instead, it falls squarely in line with Age of Empires, an historical-style game in which players take one of 18 civilizations from crossbows to guided missiles as they attempt to take over the world. That having been said, Rise of Nations is a brilliant evolution for the genre. It takes everything that's fun about the genre and gives players a ton of it; it also figures out what RTS gamers hate and minimizes it.
Check out the rest of the article here and be sure to congratulate the team from Big Huge Games for such a great game.
Voting for WCG 2004!
Follow the link and fill out the poll, lets get Rise of Nations into the 2004 WCG
thanks to PCA_aLA and niDe for the heads up.
Thursday, December 18, 2003
Big Huge Games' Own T&P Page
Thanks to Mithras and Rohag for the Info!
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
IGN on Thrones and Patriots Expack
RoN Oracle Design Contest
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Terra Incognita Tourney at MrFixitOnline
Sunday, December 7, 2003
The initial scout pattern.
Thanks to WhiskeyPete for the Great post.
Saturday, December 6, 2003
*** XPack Preview in PC Gamer? ***
(print edition; presumably the January 2004 issue)
containing a preview of 'Rise of Nations: Throne &
Patriots' with new information on nations, national
powers and governments.
Thanks to Pyros of Rise of Nations Revolution and to Rohag's newsletter!
Tuesday, December 2, 2003
Reviving the Skin Mod Contest
BHG Looking for 3D Game Programmer
Improve Framerate with Force AGP Option
Computer and Video Games.com News on T&P
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