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About Josh Rife

Josh has been a longtime gamer, playing games from vast amounts of genres. From Sci-Fi to historical or fantastical medieval games, he enjoys playing and discussing them with others. Some of his particular favorites include the Mass Effect series and the Total War franchise. He's working towards writing and researching history as a full-time career, taking inspiration from his parents, who own Epoch's parent company, SJR Research.

New ‘Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition’ DLC Adds Two Civilizations

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, a popular remaster of the 1999 RTS classic, recently received a new expansion. Dawn of the Dukes includes three new fully voiced campaigns and two new civilizations – the Poles and Bohemians. The DLC focuses on central … Continue reading

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‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ Officially Revealed During ‘Warzone’ Event

Call of Duty: Vanguard, the next mainline entry into the popular Call of Duty franchise, is once returning the series to its World War II roots. The game will feature a totally new squad-based multiplayer, a campaign that will include major battles of … Continue reading

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Narrative Lead with “Passion for World History” Needed at Firaxis Games

Developer Firaxis Games appears to be working on the next installment in its historical 4X game series, Civilization. Firaxis posted a job ad seeking a narrative lead to work on an upcoming “AAA strategy title.” The developer is looking for an … Continue reading

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‘Total War: Troy’ Update to Include Game-Balancing Historical Mode

Popular real-time strategy game Total War Saga: Troy is receiving a new expansion complete with a major free update to mark the title’s Steam release. This upcoming expansion will add several new game modes for players to delve into that will explore … Continue reading

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‘Iron Order 1919’ Explores Alternative Post-World War 1 History

Iron Order 1919, a PvP focused strategy game developed by Bytro Labs, officially released earlier this month. The real-time multiplayer title takes place in The Great War era. The twist is that it focuses on a new alternative world within the historical … Continue reading

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‘Company of Heroes 3:’ Player Action Will Influence the Narrative

Company of Heroes 3, the new sequel to the critically acclaimed Company of Heroes 2, is currently in development with a lot of new promising features. In a recent blog post, Relic Entertainment discussed how players will play a crucial role in influencing the direction … Continue reading

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‘Chivalry 2’ Update Info Leaked, Reveals New Map and Game Mode

A new map and game mode have recently been leaked for Chivalry 2, a relatively new medieval action multiplayer. In developer Torn Banner Studios’ post-launch dev diary, it revealed that the new map would be Galencourt, the seat of the Agathian Church. … Continue reading

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Greek History Takes Center Stage in ‘Achilles: Legends Untold’

Achilles: Legends Untold was recently announced for a 2022 early access release. The game puts players in the role of Achilles, a hero of the Trojan War and Greek history. Players will embark on his journey to settle a conflict between … Continue reading

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‘Stronghold: Warlords’ Introduces New Lord

Medieval RTS game Strongholds: Warlords recently received a new update that features a new lord in the roster. Through a roadmap of the game’s Summer and Autumn schedule, developer Firefly Studios revealed the news alongside numerous patches and fixes to the game. … Continue reading

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