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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Anniversary Update, including new Battle Royale mode, Anniversary Event, Quick Play, and more

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  1. Deimos
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    I always find it fun to see what developers are doing to put battle royale modes into other game genres (for example the Forza Horizon 4 one is a lot of fun). Here's a video showing off how this...

    I always find it fun to see what developers are doing to put battle royale modes into other game genres (for example the Forza Horizon 4 one is a lot of fun). Here's a video showing off how this AoE2 one works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75XGjhX2urQ

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    streblo
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    Pretty crazy to think where battle royale is now -- I've only ever played it as an ARMA mod but it has basically taken over the FPS genre and seems like that trend is now increasing across new...

    Pretty crazy to think where battle royale is now -- I've only ever played it as an ARMA mod but it has basically taken over the FPS genre and seems like that trend is now increasing across new genres as well.

    Is the demand really there or is this (the trend in general, not just this game) just another case of the game industry milking a popular trend for all it's worth?

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      cfabbro
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      SovietWomble's recently released video essays on DayZ had a really good section about this, IMO. Timestamp to the Battle Royale part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_ZO_Ffa11E#t=37m06s I highly...

      SovietWomble's recently released video essays on DayZ had a really good section about this, IMO. Timestamp to the Battle Royale part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_ZO_Ffa11E#t=37m06s

      I highly recommend watching the whole thing though (link to part 1). It's really good, and as a Software QA Analyst, Womble has a really interesting perspective on the whole thing.

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      1. Tardigrade
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        Just to tack on there's three parts and some of it waffle about how he's procrastinated on it all but there is flow between the three if you're watching it all.

        Just to tack on there's three parts and some of it waffle about how he's procrastinated on it all but there is flow between the three if you're watching it all.

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