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12:30 PM on 10.14.2011

THQ denies Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online details

After yesterday's deluge of information concerning Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online, THQ has flatly denied that anything we know is true. That includes class info, studios involved, and the March 2013 launch window.&n...

Jim Sterling

10:30 AM on 10.14.2011

THQ: There may be 'no room' for a Space Marine sequel

THQ's Danny Bilson has brought some bad news for those hoping to see more of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. According to the core games boss, there might be no room at the inn for Relic's action series, since all eyes on the...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 10.13.2011

Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium MMO dated and detailed

After ten thousand years of silence, THQ has come out of the woodwork with a bunch of details and a release date for Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online, the fabled MMO set in Games Workshop's sci-fi universe. ...

Jim Sterling

1:45 PM on 09.13.2011

Repaint your Captain Titus with this Space Marine mod

As everyone knows, Adeptus Astartes (read: Space Marines) of Warhammer 40,000 are awesome. They can probably beat up any of your favorite game heroes without so much as a rev of their phallic chainswords. And if there were an...

Josh Tolentino

7:30 PM on 09.10.2011

The DTOID Show: Our Friday live show happened!

Hiya, fellas! Sorry I'm late on posting yesterday's episode of The Destructoid Show, but Max and I stayed up all last night playing Dead Island with some of the guys from Bitmob. The things we do for work! Anyway, yesterday'...

Tara Long

11:30 AM on 09.09.2011

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine disappears from UK Steam

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is on sale in the United Kingdom today, but those looking to get the game on Steam will notice that it's suddenly not on the storefront. The game recently blipped out of existence, and nobody's ...

Jim Sterling



Review: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine photo
Review: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
by Jim Sterling

Warhammer 40,000, the tabletop game in which sci-fi depictions of fantasy creatures battle it out in a grim, perpetually violent future, lends itself well to the world of videogames. In fact, one can be quite certain it's inspired a fair few.

Games Workshop's universe of battle-hardened space marines, reality-warping daemons and gruesome aliens makes for the perfect game fodder, and while we've seen some solid 40K titles in the past, none have truly ventured into the bloodshed and brutality of the ground-level warzone. 

We've had plenty of strategy games, such as Relic Entertainment's Dawn of War series, but outside of the critically unpopular Fire Warrior, we've never had a chance to feel what it's like to be one of those soldiers who die on folding tables and ironing boards every single day. 

That is, until now.

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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine collector's edition unboxed! photo
Warhammer 40K: Space Marine collector's edition unboxed!
by Jim Sterling

With Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine's release having crept up on people, it would be easy to forget that the game actually had a Collector's Edition release. It boasts quite a cool selection of goodies, and we got our paws on a copy to show you. 

The Collector's Edition contains a Purity Seal, an art book, a soundtrack and foil character cards, all presented in a huge, shiny box. I think it's quite neat, especially if you're a 40K fan. 

We only got our review copy yesterday, so please be patient while waiting on the review. I've had a lot of people asking after it, but it's definitely coming!

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Win a Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine chainsword! photo
Win a Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine chainsword!
by Jim Sterling

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We got a Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine chainsword in the mail. It's life-sized and designed for a ten-foot-tall Space Marine, so it's absolutely bloody huge. It's my new favorite thing, save for the fact I have no idea what to do with it. 

Would you like the same dilemma? Well, you can win one of these bad boys! THQ is holding a sweepstakes for one of 'em on its Facebook page. The contest runs between September 1 and September 9, and there's a whole other bunch of stuff to win as well. 

However, if you want to try and get one right now, Destructoid itself has it for grabs! If you want a chainsaw, just post a comment and tell us what the bloody hell you'd do with one. You have until September 9 to enter, and I don't need to tell you that this is for US addresses only. Sorry, but none of us are made of money.

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5:30 PM on 09.05.2011

Live show: Mash Tactics plays Space Marine early

[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a clip from the most recent episode to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously-aired live shows in our arc...

Bill Zoeker

10:30 PM on 09.02.2011

The DTOID Show: Serious Sam, Skyrim Bugs, and CoD: XP

Good evening, Destuctikids! As it's a Friday, we shot today's Destructoid Show in front of a LIVE internet audience. In case you missed it, here it is. Today, in addition to giving away some Assassin's Creed Revelations...

Max Scoville



Hands-on: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 'Exterminatus' photo
Hands-on: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 'Exterminatus'
by Jim Sterling

Last night, THQ announced a new co-op mode for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. Exterminatus pits a squad of four Space Marines against increasingly intense waves of screaming Orks on a variety of maps. It's scheduled to arrive -- for free -- thirty days after the game launches, which is ... strange, to say the least. 

I got some hands-on time with Exterminatus ahead of Space Marine's launch. As a fan of both Warhammer 40,000 and wave-based co-op modes, it's looking set to pretty much be my perfect thing!

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A Space Marine could beat up your favorite game hero photo
A Space Marine could beat up your favorite game hero
by Jim Sterling

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is almost upon us, and it's looking set to be quite good indeed. I've long been enthralled by Games Workshop's expansive universe, and have thirsted for more videogames over the years. 

While the property's tabletop roots make strategy games like Dawn of War a natural choice, I really wanted a solid action experience. Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior was a fun first-person shooter, but the choice of a Tau as a protagonist was odd, especially when everybody really wants to be a Space Marine. 

It's taken exactly fourteen billion years, but finally we have a game where we get to play as the Emperor's Finest. If you don't know why that's exciting, you have some learning to do.

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6:45 PM on 08.16.2011

Warhammer helps sexify your Xbox avatar

We know you all love that spiffy avatar gear, and THQ's got your back this time out with an assortment of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine apparel and pets for your Xbox Live avatar. Seriously, get excited. Do it. For 80 points...

Liam Fisher



Not another Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine preview! photo
Not another Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine preview!
by Jim Sterling

Both the single-player and multiplayer of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine has been previewed multiple times. We're less than a month away from release and THQ wants another! I've been playing a preview build of the game this past week, and even though I'm really into it ... I don't know what else to say. 

At this rate, the final review is simply going to be, "Guh? Buh!" Admittedly, some will say such a review is an improvement to my usual writing style. 

With so much already said, and such little time before the review, this article exists in limbo -- a nothing-world where I'm duty-bound to write about the game, but I have nothing I can say at this time. I think it's time for a quick and lazy bulleted list!

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4:30 PM on 08.15.2011

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine getting a demo

If you're undecided on whether you want to curbstomp Orks and melt Chaos Space Marines to slag, then you'll be glad to know that THQ is setting you up with a demo of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine ahead of time. The taster is...

Jim Sterling