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@jamin724 said:

I looked at some empire earth gameplay and that definitely was the game but man I thought I was like 10-12 when I played but this puts me at 14. So does empire earth still hold up?

Starcraft is what I know most in RTS so that will be what I compare Empire Earth to. It has a lot of breadth at the cost of depth. There are a LOT of units, but most of them don't differ tremendously from each other (you won't have a lot of activated abilities, mostly units that have rock-paper-scissors relationships with each other when they hit or later shoot each other).

The campaign is well done; it's not quite Starcraft 2, but they do get a lot of mileage out of missions that don't feel like the same thing one after the other. You'll obviously be destroying a lot of enemy bases but there are a lot of different objectives and even some diplomatic interactions. There are problems though, most notably it has a highly variable difficulty curve. Moreover most story missions are assigned to a very specific era so you won't get the "Empire through the ages" phenomenon that you described.

You can however do that with multiplayer mode vs AI, which is still somewhat unique in its level of tech advancement. Like Civ, the different factions are stronger and weaker in certain eras. Being advantageous early means sacrificing staying power as the units that your civilization gets bonuses to become obsolete, and vice versa. EE gets somewhat more mileage than SC with through procedurally generated maps instead of a finite number of pre-made ones (important since I'm pretty confident people aren't making more user generated content for it now). There's also a map editor if you want to make custom scenarios.

Regardless of whether this makes you more or less interested in playing Empire Earth again, if you're looking for a digital copy GOG has EE Gold edition for $6. Hopefully this helps.

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From the 2009 GOTY Bombcast (probably my favorite bombcast, actually), timestamp 1:47:20

Ryan: So our top 3 DS games are Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, GTA: Chinatown Wars, and Rhythm Heaven, with Mario & Luigi taking it, for the gold. Brought to you by Del Taco and their new chicken soft taco, get one today.

Vinny: For your own inside story.

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Huh. I was just re-listening to the Spetember 4 2012 bombcast and this statement struck out at me (~2h 21m).

Jeff: [About Konami] "They've got soccer, and they've got Kojima [...]"

Brad: "I don't think you can even say they have Kojima. I think you have to say they have Metal Gear."

It's also where they talk about even vs odd metal gear games being good, if you find entertainment in that argument.

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That's awesome! Even if slightly disconcerting in a "Ryan Davis is a Narc" type of way. Still, probably the best argument for "everything is in the cloud" I've seen yet.

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Was there a feature where you could type in, say, "video: reax" into the search bar and just videos with that in the title will show up? If so then the feature currently doesn't work (I made sure to "check all" and no bueno). Standard search by type is fine if you manually check and uncheck boxes but a return of the above feature would be welcome if possible.

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The return to the Ishimura

in Dead Space 2. It was a great way to bring up old memories but not be lazy about it: the new assets (the UV and covers over everything) say everything that needs to be said.

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@jay_ray said:

If you can preorder the game it usually unlocks at midnight though it seems to be up to the publisher whether it is midnight est or pst

I didn't know that! But yeah, if you're not gonna do that, the store updates usually between 1-4 PM PST or midnight CEST.

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#10  Edited By autumn_thunder

Super Monkey Ball 2? I'm looking through my own library and it's the only game that seems appropriate for the situation.