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Battlefleet Gothic

Games Workshop's Battlefleet Gothic becoming a real-time strategy PC game


This sure is pretty
Jan 16
// Jordan Devore
Kyle and I were just talking about how much we wanted a new Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. What a joy that was, all up close and personal. While we wait indefinitely on that dream to come true, there are plenty more videog...
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Steam

Dawn of War II is no longer tied to Games for Windows Live


Multiplayer now handled by Relic servers
Sep 05
// Jordan Devore
Relic has migrated the excellent Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and its Chaos Rising expansion away from Games for Windows Live, just as the studio said it would. Unfortunately, not everything made it over to Steamworks, in...
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Space Hulk

I sure hope Space Hulk: Deathwing will be good


New trailer
Jun 27
// Jordan Devore
Here's a much better (in-engine) trailer for Space Hulk: Deathwing, a first-person shooter in development at E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy developer Streum On Studio for next year. The video shows the Deathwing squad blasting ap...
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Dawn of War

Relic is moving the Dawn of War series' multiplayer to Steam


So long, GameSpy and Games for Windows Live
May 28
// Jordan Devore
In these final days before GameSpy shuts down its support for a wide range of multiplayer games, here's how Relic Entertainment is handling the situation for its Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series. The franchise is being up...
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Space Hulk

An Unreal Engine 4-powered Warhammer 40K first-person shooter


From the makers of hack-or-be-hacked E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy
May 22
// Jordan Devore
Streum On Studio, the developer behind the crazed E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy, already announced Space Hulk: Deathwing, its FPS take on the Warhammer 40,000 universe. But today might as well be our introduction to the game -- th...
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New Warhammer 40K game

New Warhammer 40K game is going to be a MOBA


Storm of Vengeance
Dec 02
// Joshua Derocher
A new Warhammer 40K game is being made, according to Develop. The game is called Storm of Vengeance, and it will be a "lane strategy" game for mobile and PC. Lane Strategy? Really? Does everyone need their own term for a...
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Space Wolf

Here's your first look at the card-based Space Wolf


For the Emperor! And Cards.
Nov 29
// Alasdair Duncan
After THQ's dissolution, the Warhammer 40K license was scattered to the winds. We've ended up with an apparently disappointing Space Hulk remake and this upcoming Space Wolf game. What's interesting is that this game is goin...
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Warhammer MMO

Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade doesn't seem so bad


Footage of the MMO
Nov 18
// Jordan Devore
I cannot keep these Warhammer 40,000 games straight, and I say that as a fan of the property. There's an MMO in the works called Eternal Crusade which looks halfway decent, as evidenced by the snippet of early gameplay foota...
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Warhammer

Developers of E.Y.E. are making Space Hulk: Deathwing


Terminator armor for everyone!
Sep 03
// Jordan Devore
With so many of these new Warhammer 40,000 games coming out now, I'm left sitting here waiting for that coveted Dawn of War III to steal away my weekends -- but it's nowhere in sight. In the meantime, Space Hulk: Deathwing h...
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Space Hulk

You can now pre-purchase Space Hulk on Steam


Purge the hulks of the foul xenos in the name of the Emperor
Jul 27
// Alasdair Duncan
If you've been hankering to purge Tyranids then you'll be glad to hear the new version of Space Hulk is now available for pre-purchase on Steam. It's been 20 years since the original PC version and with XCOM: Enemy Unknown&nb...
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Space Hulk screens

Space Hulk unit sports stylish belt chain in new screens


Perhaps to keep his space wallet from being space pickpocketed
Jun 18
// Darren Nakamura
We haven't seen much from the videogame adaptation of the board game Space Hulk since its initial reveal. During GDC this year, GameSpot was able to see a gameplay demo, and it looked rough around the edges, to put it li...
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Warhammer 40k MMO

Another Warhammer 40K game in the works and it's an MMO


Announcement for the sake of announcement
Jun 11
// Joshua Derocher
From the studio that brought you classic games like Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise comes a new massively-multiplayer online game set in the Warhammer 40k universe. Yup, it's a game no one knew they wanted and probably still ...
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Warhammer 40K

First details on Slitherine's Warhammer 40K: Armageddon


Uses the Battle for Armageddon setting
May 22
// Jordan Devore
Going off the original announcement for Slitherine's Warhammer project, we knew that it would be a turn-based game but not much else. That tidbit is correct, and now we've got more to go on: Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon will ...
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Warhammer

More Dawn of War? Relic suggests a 'strong possibility'


Highlights the importance of new tech
Apr 22
// Jordan Devore
With Sega's purchase of Relic Entertainment behind us, now more than ever I'm dying to hear about the future of the company's Warhammer 40,000 titles. Game director Quinn Duffy told Eurogamer that "There's a strong possibilit...
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Warhammer 40K

Yet another Warhammer 40,000 game is on the way


This time, it's a side-scrolling action game
Mar 21
// Jordan Devore
Between Space Hulk and Slitherine's turn-based Warhammer 40,000 title, Games Workshop seems to be branching out. Roadhouse Interactive is also getting in on the action with a side-scrolling action game targeting smartphones a...
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More Warhammer 40,000

Slitherine is making a turn-based Warhammer 40,000 game


New deal with Games Workshop announced
Mar 15
// Jordan Devore
Strategy game developer Slitherine has signed a licensing agreement with Games Workshop to make a multiplatform turn-based title based on Warhammer 40,000, it was announced this week. This project will be in line with what th...
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Space Hulk

Space Hulk sounds like a mix of the board game and XCOM


Don't expect an exact translation of the board game
Mar 01
// Jordan Devore
Over on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, we're given our first real look at Full Control's Space Hulk in addition to numerous details about this adaptation of the board game. According to studio head Thomas Hentschel Lund, the team is a...

Top ten best THQ games: Remembering a giant

Jan 31 // Allistair Pinsof
Anyone who knows me, knows that I loves me strategy games. I love StarCraft, Rise of Nations, Sins of a Solar Empire, Civilization -- you name it. Company of Heroes was probably the first one that got me really into WWII from a strategy perspective. It is also one of the first games that took advantage of advanced graphics -- namely, destructible environments -- that have a huge effect on gameplay. As tank shells create craters, for example, your infantry can use the modified terrain as cover. Subtle details like that keep gameplay fun and dynamic and also provide a refreshing twist on the classic RTS. - Daniel Starkey [Take a look back at our previous Company of Heroes coverage.] Licensed games, as a general rule, tend to be rather uninspired affairs. Relic Entertainment's acclaimed Warhammer 40,000 titles fly in the face of that trend. Space Marine and the Dawn of War series are genuinely entertaining titles that pay homage to Games Workshop's license rather than abuse it. Relic has delivered quality experiences time and again, developing games capable of standing on their own merits while still providing ample amounts of fan service for the already initiated. As someone who has spent more than a fair share of hours painting miniatures and rolling dice, it's clear Relic has a great deal of reverence for the source material. Captain Titus' battle with Ork and Chaos forces on Forge World Graia brought that universe to life for me. I wish Relic the best and hope that their new overlords at Sega allow them to keep making these games for a long, long time. - Kyle MacGregor [Take a look back at our Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine review.] While the game was initially buggy, a heroic modding community has managed to make S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl into something worth celebrating; despite its dreary setting and almost constant peril, the Zone was a place that oozed life. It is a brave game both mechanically and tonally, considering no FPS has come close to what S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl attempts is slightly sad; the singular highpoint of the whole Call of Duty franchise is when the series visits Pripyat in the irradiated zone. - Alasdair Duncan [Take a look back at our S.T.A.L.K.E.R. coverage.] It feels wrong to love Saints Row 2, but it feels even worse not to. The presentation lacks polish, the writing is tasteless, the focus is aimless ... but it's so fun!  Where Saints Row made a marked improvement on the GTA series' controls, Saints Row 2 makes a remarkable improvement on almost every other level. GTAIV offered flawless presentation but boring combat; Saints Row 2 is just the opposite. It's the sandbox game I've always wanted, where nothing matters but the player having fun. Want to surf on a car for no reason?  Hell ya!  Want to ride golf carts through a mall while doing a drive-by?  YES! Even the music is awesome in this game. GTA is great but nothing compares to firing infinite rockets at cop cars while driving to Hum's "Stars". If only I could merge Saints Row 2's gameplay with GTA4's presentation and story, I'd have the greatest game ever. For now, I'll take Saints Row 2 over GTAIV.  After all, I can watch The Wire if I want inner city drama.  - Allistair Pinsof [Take a look back at the only Saints Row 2 video that matters on the internet.] Lock's Quest is one of the most unique games released on the Nintendo DS. It spices up tower defense with direct character control and RPG elements.  Long before Iron Brigade and Starhawk, Lock's Quest had players building walls and constructing turrets to later fight among them. The ability to directly control Lock on the battlefield may seem trivial at first, but it adds an entirely different prioritization element to tower defense, where Lock's location, health, and special abilities all factor into the decision making process.  As a tower defense game, it really shines in that it's not unforgiving in its difficulty, but the later levels really feel like they push you to your limits. While it's satisfying to have a great base built that easily repels the hordes of robots, it doesn't get much better than feeling all is lost only to scrape by with a well timed electrical explosion that takes out the last of the advancing enemies. Lock's Quest is pure fun, whether you are a fan of tower defense or not. - Darren Nakamura [Take a look back at our Lock's Quest review.] 50 Cent: Bulletproof was an awful waste of time. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, on the other hand, stands as the greatest guilty pleasure for any person who was brave enough to try it back in 2009. 50 Cent and G-Unit are playing a venue somewhere in the Middle East where his payment is in the form of a diamond skull, because why the hell not? As luck would have it, that skull is stolen and 50 Cent goes on a bullet hose rampage, destroying the country and yelling "you fucked up!" at everyone until he finds it. Because no one takes Fiddy's skull. No one. - Brett Zeidler [Take a look back at our 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand review.] Red Faction: Guerrilla is initially interesting for its building destruction mechanics. It's quite a hoot to blow up a building's support beams and watch it tumble down into pieces on top of anyone around it. I might die in the process, but it hardly matters since I'll just get a new guy and have at it again. That's when it hit me: these thoughts and ideas have a lot, perhaps too much, in common with those of terrorists. After all, the goal is to drive these uninvited invaders off of the planet, since they're only there for economic reasons. Guerrilla explores terrorism in an almost uncomfortable way, by executing it perfectly. Throwing away a life in an explosive raid is okay to do within the game, though it does make me a bit uncomfortable. And I love that. - Patrick Hancock [Take a look back at our Red Faction: Guerrilla review.] Very few games have warmed my heart like Costume Quest. There's just something about it. Although many people were quick to point out it was a very basic RPG experience, for a downloadable title it was perfect. Subtle changes to RPG tropes, like candy as currency and trick-or-treating as quests, helped showcase that the game wasn't merely a homage, but a labor of love. Combat has elements reminiscent of Super Mario RPG and exploring the whimsical world never felt like a chore. Double Fine did a great job recapturing the spirit of every child's favorite evening, and THQ did the right thing by publishing it. - Chris Carter [Take a look back at our Costume Quest review.] Until the arrival of Darksiders 2, drawing comparisons to Zelda was used interchangeably as a slight and compliment. Whether shamelessly cribbing from God of War, Portal, and Panzer Dragoon made the game stronger or not was also a point of contention. Never before had a game attempted such blatant copying of contemporary, popular games. Though some resisted Darksiders -- and still do -- for me, it showed that there is no shame in copying others when quality and holistic design come before tribute. The variety of level design comes from copying other titles, but Vigil Games is what made all the disparate parts come together in a game that continues to surprise until its end. When stripped away from its idols, you get Darksiders 2, the equivalent of a dried-out sponge. - Allistair Pinsof [Take a look back at our Darksiders review.] Some people may say that its predecessor, Saints Row 2, was a funnier and better game. These people are afraid of change. The Third is the full realization of what the series had been working towards. It is utterly ridiculous and doesn't pretend to be anything but. By doing this, the actions of the player outside of cutscenes fall in line with the character's actions within them, unlike a certain other company's open world games.The http://deckers.die mission in particular is what skyrockets this game above any other. In a single mission you become a toilet, a sex doll, use the Mega Buster, participate in a text adventure, and fight a boss that simulates lag. I truly hope that when future generations talk about the best levels in video games, deckers.die is sitting alongside the classics. - Patrick Hancock [Take a look back at our Saints Row: The Third Dildo Baseball Bat review.]
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From wrestlers to panda-suit-wearing sociopaths
When assessing a publisher's impact on the industry, we tend to focus on the highs rather than consistency. THQ was anything but consistent, putting out Nintendo DS shovelware, rushed licensed games, and taking part in one of...

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$25 gets you the THQ Collection on Steam


20+ titles, including Warhammer, Saints Row, and Darksiders
Dec 22
// Jordan Devore
After the recent Humble THQ Bundle, I don't know how useful this deal will be, but the sheer absurdity of it all warrants a special mention. As part of the 2012 holiday Steam sale, there's a $24.99 collection which inclu...
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Weekend PC download deals: Warhammer 40K, Square Enix


Jun 29
// Alasdair Duncan
Okay, so the inevitable Steam Summer Sale hasn't started yet but I for one am glad, since my work screwed up my time sheet and I'm not getting paid until Monday. Still, there's still the fantastic Dawn of War franchise and la...
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THQ talks Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium's transformation


Apr 11
// Jordan Devore
Although scaling back Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online into something which doesn't require a subscription to play sounds more appealing to me than the alternative, the fact that this process even had to happen is wor...
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The DTOID Show: Journey, FEZ, and Wasteland 2!


Mar 31
// Tara Long
Happy Friday, folks! In case you missed it, The Destructoid Show went live earlier today, and in addition to giving out four codes for Waveform on Steam, we also covered a metric shit-ton of news that happened recently - som...
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Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium won't release as an MMO


Mar 29
// Jordan Devore
THQ has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online isn't going to release as a massively multiplayer online game as originally expected. The title has been "refocused" as an "immersive single player and online mu...
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This Warhammer 40k-turned-Doom army rules


Feb 12
// Jordan Devore
Sundays, in my mind, are best spent sleeping in late and dedicating an afternoon to looking at random things you cannot possibly hope to (and would never truly wish to) afford. Toys are a good candidate, given the absurd aski...
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Space Marine, Limbo, and more are on sale at Steam


Dec 22
// Jordan Devore
The Steam Holiday Sale is still going strong, and looking at my friends' activity, it's working -- they're getting us to play games we've only barely bothered to touch. A few of the daily deals today are worth pointing out: ...
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Today's Steam deals: Deus Ex, Space Marine, Dead Island


Nov 25
// Jordan Devore
By now, you almost certainly don't need little old us to point you in the direction of the Steam Autumn Sale, but surely this friendly reminder couldn't hurt. Today's daily discount selection is most tempting. Patrician IV (...
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Space Marine getting Chaos Unleashed DLC in December


Nov 03
// Jim Sterling
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is due to receive its first paid downloadable content in December, with a "Chaos Unleashed" expansion to the freely released Exterminatus co-op mode.  Up to four players will be able to ste...
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PSA: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine co-op mode launched


Oct 26
// Jim Sterling
In a week dominated by Battlefield 3 and Uncharted 3, it seems incredibly silly Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine to release a new mode, but that's the situation we're in. For those of you still playing Relic's Ork-blasting acti...
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Exterminatus is declared upon Space Marine today


Oct 25
// Maurice Tan
I only just finished Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine last weekend and Relic is already showering me with more Ork stompah goodness thanks to the free 'Exterminatus' mode. Alas, it won't let you lay waste to an entire planet f...
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THQ denies Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online details


Oct 14
// Jim Sterling
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...

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