If you've never played a team-based war game before, War Rock could be your gateway drug. Join a team, pick a class (scout, engineer, medic, combat, or heavy weapons trooper) and jump head first into an all-out war with up to 63 other players.
It's a poor man's Battlefield 2, to be sure, but its lack of top-notch graphics and polish is offset greatly by the fact that it's one hundred percent free to download and play. Between that and it's relatively modest system requirements, War Rock could
Crytek has its hands in more than Crysis on the shooter front. Check out the developer's browser-based first-person shooter Warface in action...
The Chaos Space Marines are doppelgangers. They’re the Venom to the Space Marines’ Spider-Man; the Sith to their Jedi. They’re best buds with the dark gods of an obscure dimension. They gussy up their power armor with gaping skulls. And among the varied-shades-of-villain factions of 40k fiction, they’re a great candidate for their own expansion to Dawn of War II.
Thursday 3 August 2006
Relic is getting good at this. This is the developer's second stab at producing an expansion pack for its Space Marine-clobbering strategy game Dawn of War, and its ambitions are starting to match its experience. In the words of one of the developer, the goal is to produce "the best expansion for any game, ever".
How? First: by sheer weight of numbers. There are two new races - Necrons and the Tau. The former are built for players who like to slowly suffocate their
How high do you set your goals? In creating its second expansion pack for its Space Marine-clobbering strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, developer Relic says its goal is to make Dark Crusade "the best expansion for any game, ever."
How? First by sheer weight of numbers. There are two new races - the Necrons and the Tau. The former are built for players who like to slowly suffocate their opponents. They're creepy, skull-faced robots on a monster land-grab: their rate of production is
Whatever excuses you might have for not entering to the real-time strategy cataclysm Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War, they are wearing dangerously thin.
The series' second expansion, Dark Crusade, rolls out next month, shortly after the recent release of the extremely compelling "Game of the Year" version of the hit original Dawn of War bundled with the Winter Assault expansion for under $30. This comes on top of developer Relic's strategy triumph Company of Heroes this month - shaping up to be
Kinky is not something you expect from an RTS. But kinky is where the latest Dawn of War expandalone is going, though - fetish battle-nuns and S&M elves. Dirty, dirty Warhammer 40,000.There’s been a bit of grumbling about the choice of new factions in Soulstorm. Some people really, really wanted Tyranids, the most alien of 40K races and the major omission to date. The Sisters of Battle (those fetish battle-nuns) and Dark Eldar
Jan 11, 2008
When Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War debuted, it broke the unspoken rule that any videogame based on a Games Workshop property is required to completely suck. Since then, the franchise has carved a nice space for itself, gaining an army of faithful RTS fans over the years with two great follow-up expansions: Winter Assault and Dark Crusade.
Now a new stand-alone expansion is just around the corner. Scheduled for an early March release, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm
In the year 40,000, the Human Empire is in decline. No longer great conquerers, mankind struggles simply to survive and hold on to its corner of the galaxy - which is easier said than done when a numberless horde of bloodthirsty space-faring Orks constantly pushes in on your borders, killing and pillaging for the sheer thrill of it.
“Our mantra is that things can only go in if they’re f---ing amazing,” says Relic’s Jonny Ebbert, the lead designer for Dawn of War 2. “It has to have massive visual impact.” Behind him loom giant images from Games Workshop’s overwrought military-gothic science fiction, and on the presentation screen an image of explosive bloodletting from the original Dawn of War. That game is four years old and