• EA giving away free copies of classic Command & Conquer games

    We’re huge fans of Command & Conquer here at CrunchGear, and we just got a great tip sent in. EA is giving away away free downloads of some of the great classic C&C games that made the franchise such a long standing favorite. This is most likely to draw attention to the upcoming release of C&C 4: Tiberian Twilight, (which I’ve been playing in beta, and it’s a… Read More

  • Review: Halo Wars

    Finishing Halo Wars must have been bittersweet for Ensemble Studios. On one hand, they’ve created a fine addition to the Halo franchise, but on the other hand, it was their final project and they had the pressure of turning a shooter into an RTS for a console. It could have ended up brilliant or absolutely horrendous. But you need only look at their pedigree and know that the franchise… Read More

  • Halo Wars dated, again

    Didn’t Microsoft announce a February launch for Halo Wars two months ago? They did, but for some reason they’ve retracted that initial launch date with a new press release this morning. The RTS from Ensemble is set for a March 3 launch in NA and SA. Asia will get it February 26 with Europe to follow the next day. Pricing remains the same at $60 for the standard edition and the… Read More

  • Video: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II could be the coolest RTS game

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=36578 I’m not big into RTS or MMOs because I think they’re a waste of time. Nicholas and VV used to hound me about joining WoW, but I refused every single time. AT E3, however, Relic/THQ opened up my eyes to something new and exciting, Dawn of War II. I was sort of tricked into thinking that it wasn’t an RTS because it… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Warcraft III, StarCraft now available to download

    Flickr’d. Wow. Blizzard has made Warcraft III (and its expansion, separately) and StarCraft Anthology available for download from its Web site. Both games, originally released in 2002 and 1998, respectively, have won awards left and right. Warcraft III (and the expansion) cost $20, while StarCraft is $15. Mac and PC. Wanna hear a secret? I’ve never played either game. Does that… Read More