Empires, the award winning Half-Life 2 mod, combines the best of the first person shooter and real-time strategy genres. Fight as either the Northern Faction, remnants of the fallen nation of Jekotia, or as the imperial Brenodi Empire. Empires features:

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Halflife.nu has conducted an interview with the leader of Empires. There are three exclusive shots of aircraft which are coming after Empires 2.0's release (Nov 30).

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Halflife.nu has conducted an interview with the leader of Empires. There are three exclusive shots of aircraft which are coming after Empires 2.0's release (Nov 30).

Brenodi Fighter Northern Faction Transport

Continuing on that topic: Some potential 2.0 players are still suffering from lag shock, browsing this interview with a thousand-millisecond stare. What can you say to assure them that this beta won't set off flashbacks?
Krenzo: A lot of the reasoning behind holding off with 2.0 for as long as we did is that first impressions of mods mean a lot more than they used to. 1.0 did have a lot of problems with lag being one of them. We worked hard to release every two weeks to fix the lag, and by 1.07, lag was no where near as bad as it was with 1.0. Yet, that didn't bring anyone back. We bled a lot of players with 1.0 and on, and I actually expected people to start coming back once we fixed most of the problems. However, we just couldn't get people to overcome their first impressions and come back.

With 2.0, we held off for long after we could have released to make sure that this time around, everything is as perfect as we could make it. Hundreds of bugs have been fixed, all weapon models have been redone, and all weapons and vehicles have been meticulously balanced. It's guaranteed that 2.0 will not cause any flashbacks of 1.0 except when players remember how much fun they had.

Read the full interview.

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze

They got me hyped again :D

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stenchy
stenchy

haha, same here. I was one of those guys who left with a bad aftertaste for this mod. But all this press I'm seeing for it (they even got a video listed on gametrailers.com!) is gonna bring me back for a another go.

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Nuka5
Nuka5

Empires 2.0 releases 30th November

deatials about the new release right here
Empiresleague.com

just a heads up for those that don't know yet :)

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Nuka5
Nuka5

details- sorry for typo there.

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Godwin
Godwin

Hopefully there'll be more people playing this time round!

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MCDT
MCDT

There will! Empires has now 250 profile-visitors a day and its definately THE BEST MOD ever!

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L3TUC3
L3TUC3

Just don't forget the planes won't be included with 2.0. They'll be available in a future installment.

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asadsilk
asadsilk

Putting the trailer on gametrailers.com seems to be the best choice ever. I can't believe how many people have mentioned it. Sweet!

Interesting interview! And for once it actually addresses some of the known problems and has questions asked by someone who really seems to know what he's talking about, instead of just asking about what's in the game.
Although i suppose some people would've wanted to know more about the game itself.

Give it a try, and you'll find out soon enough ;-)

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Theater
Theater

Oh man, if they fixed the lag, this is going to be awesome!!

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Simon493
Simon493

Lag is pwned.

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