Archived News From June 2006

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AoKH Cut-scene Competition
Posted by Anastasia on June 23rd, 2006 @ 11:11 a.m.

There’s yet another spontaneous competition forming in the Scenario Design forum. The AoK Heaven Cut-scene Contest presented by Mashek seems promising as it has generated a fair amount of interest, and quite a few have already signed up to compete. To learn more about the competition and to sign up — check out Mashek’s AoKH Cut-scene Competition.

GameSpy to provide matchmaking for Age of Empires II
Posted by Anastasia on June 13th, 2006 @ 6:51 a.m.
Ensemble Studios has announced that GameSpy will host matchmaking services for the “Legacy” Age of Empires titles. This includes Age of Empires, Age of Empires: Rise of Rome, Age of Empires II: Age of Kings, and Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. The new host will attempt to fill the void that will be created from the soon to be retired MSN Zone.

Players can enjoy the core matchmaking services from GameSpy free of cost, and premium services will be available too. Gamers can use GameSpy to access a wide range of features including player created ladder, friends lists and easy to download patches. Users can download the GameSpy Arcade software directly at GameSpy Arcade. The service will be available after the June 19th closing of the Zone, and only affects legacy titles and does not affect Age of Mythology or Age of Empires III.

AOKH “Final Zone” Forum Party! June 17th
Posted by Anastasia on June 11th, 2006 @ 2:14 a.m.
The Zone will close forever on June 19th, and Myll_Slaghter is organizing one last, “grand,” Age of Kings Heaven forum party! The AOKH “Final Zone” Forum Party is to be held next Saturday, June 17th. To learn more about this fantastic event, check out Myll_Slaghter‘s topic in the “>General & Strategy Discussion forum.