Recently, Age of Empires Online (PC) had a bit of maintenance to fix a few kinks in the game. With that maintenance, a special gift awaited players who returned to tend to their civilisations. This gift is most likely due to the fact that we will be saying goodbye to the game on July 1st, 2014. It's always sad to see another game go, but that's why the devs want us to enjoy it while we can.

So, what is that gift? When you next load up the game, you will be given, free of charge, a total of 5,000 Empire Points to use as you see fit. Gas Powered Games obviously want everyone to experience everything they can before time runs out and so this is the perfect way to do it. This gift is available now for all players who load up Age of Empires Online and will continue to be available for anyone who plays all the way until the game's closure on July 1st.

Thanks to the members of the community who sent this one in!
Marc Hollinshead
Written by Marc Hollinshead
To summarize Marc in two words, it would be "Christian Gamer." You will usually find him getting stuck into story heavy action-adventure games, RPG's and the odd quirky title when he isn't raving about Dark Souls and Mass Effect. Outside the world of gaming, Marc attends and helps out in his church on a regular basis and has a not-so thrilling job in a supermarket.