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Company of Heroes 2 preview

Company of Heroes 2 preview

The first Company of Heroes game is beloved by many, and rightfully so. Relic Entertainment's World War II RTS pushed the envelope in so many ways, with its bleeding-edge tech and intimate focus on infantry-level tactics. Its campaign was ambitious as well, spanning the "greatest hits" of the Battle for Normandy. With such a storied legacy, how can Relic possibly build upon the formula?

By taking the war to the Eastern Front, of course. With more than 30 million dead, the Eastern Front of World War II is largely considered the deadliest conflict in human history. Capturing the massive scale and brutality of that theater of battle requires brand new tech, one that should make the seven year wait for a sequel more tolerable.

Read more: The 'Rzhev meat grinder' explored »

"If you are going to call the German soldier a Nazi, you should also call the Soviets Bolsheviks."
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Company of Heroes 2 officially announced, first screen shown

Company of Heroes 2 officially announced, first screen shown

Confirming much of a recent reveal from the UK, THQ officially announced Company of Heroes 2 today. The company is targeting early 2013 for the game, which will focus on the eastern front of World War 2. Players will take command of the Red Army to fight off Nazi invaders ravaging Mother Russia.

Read more: Environmental destruction and Commander abilities »

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Company of Heroes 2 shown in UK mag

Company of Heroes 2 shown in UK mag

Fans of Company of Heroes have been waiting for any hint that a sequel was in the works, but recent images from a UK gaming magazine seem to show that those fans won't be waiting too much longer for an update to the wildly popular RTS franchise.

Read more: A trip to the Eastern Front »

"Great news, COH is the best RTS ever. But only get to play as Soviets in campaign? Meh. At ..."
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Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium no longer a MMO

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium no longer a MMO

More bad news for beleaguered publisher THQ. Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium will no longer be a MMO, as originally planned. Instead, it will be "an immersive single player and online multiplayer experience with robust digital content, and engaging community features."

"As previously announced, we have been actively looking for a business partner for the game as an MMO," THQ president and CEO Brian Farrell said in the surprise announcement. "However, based on changing market dynamics and the additional investment required to complete the game as an MMO, we believe the right direction for us is to shift the title from an MMO to a premium experience with single and multiplayer gameplay, robust digital content and community features."

Read more: 'This is the right decision' THQ pres argues »

"AWESOME news!! Can't wait for this game, now. Previously I had little to no interest, ..."
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THQ seeking development partner for Dark Milennium Online MMO

THQ seeking development partner for Dark Milennium Online MMO

THQ's in bad shape, but it's still forging ahead with its planned MMO, Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millenium Online. However, the beleaguered publisher won't be able to do it alone. During a financial briefing, the company revealed that it's seeking a development partner to complete the title.

Read more: Aiming for a 2014 release »

"Like 3Dfx I predict within a year THQ will sell assets to a rival for a deflated price and then ..."
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Relic teases January surprise for Space Marine

Relic teases January surprise for Space Marine

The combat walker Dreadnought may be stomping its way into Warhammer 40K: Space Marine in January. Relic Entertainment teased an intriguing image (above). Though the studio didn't use the word "Dreadnought" explicitly, that seems to be the reasonable conclusion from a healthy chunk of the fan community.

Read more: 'Big metal surprise' impending »

"I got this during the steam sale and am really liking it. The game just knows what it is and ..."
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Free Space Marine 'Exterminatus' co-op DLC launches

Free Space Marine 'Exterminatus' co-op DLC launches

It might be time to slip into some power armor again and dust off your chainsword again--this time, with friends. some As promised, Relic Entertainment has released free co-op DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine today, called 'Exterminatus.' Available now for PC and PlayStation 3, the press release notes that the Xbox 360 version of the content will be available "soon."

Watch: Space Marine's 'Exterminatus' co-op trailer »

"It's pretty fun. Beware the Melta Gun: tho it was the tits in singleplayer, it is SHIT in this mode."
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Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 2 Last Stand DLC adds Tau Commander

Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 2 Last Stand DLC adds Tau Commander

The anime-inspired Tau are bringing their mecha suits to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution this month, with a new Tau Commander hero coming to Last Stand mode as paid downloadable content. Developer Relic also announced that new premium multiplayer chapters are in the works for the Chaos and Imperial Guard factions.

Watch: The Tau Commander in action »

"Time to dust of Last Stand. Who is left? Necron and Dark Eldar? Sisters of Battle?"
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Space Marine co-op DLC coming October 25

Space Marine co-op DLC coming October 25

Everything is more fun with friends, and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is getting set to add a four-player co-op mode. The "Exterminatus" downloadable content is coming on October 25 to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The DLC adds a new co-op mode with two scenarios, and more planned DLC on the way.

Read more: Continue your multiplayer progression »

"Well, I guess it's sort of around the corner after the latest patch that broke matchmaking for me."
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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine review

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine review

Relic Entertainment has already proven that it knows how to leverage the Warhammer 40,000 IP into compelling real-time-strategy titles with the Dawn of War series, but Space Marine marks the first time the developer has attempted to bring players into the 40K universe at boot-level. Equal parts shooter and brawler, you'll slaughter thousands of enemies on your journey as a Space Marine.

Read more: Space Marine review »

"This is how I also felt. The orks were also lacking detail compared to the space marines and ..."
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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine to get free co-op DLC

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine to get free co-op DLC

Although Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine has yet to find release, publisher THQ has already announced downloadable content for the game. Thankfully, it's going to be free.

"Exterminatus" is a co-op mode that allows up to four Space Marines to fight against "hordes of alien enemies in a score based fight to the death." Yes, it's Warhammer's take on Gears of War's Horde mode.

Read more: What's included »

"sometimes, when the core gameplay is fun in itself, and challenging enough that you can get good ..."
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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine demo deploys next week

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine demo deploys next week

Sniveling servants of the false emperor can can walk a mile in the clonking great ceramic boots of Ultramarine Captain Titus next week with the launch of the Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine demo. It'll hit PC and Xbox 360 on August 23, then PlayStation 3 on August 24.

Read more: But there are ways to play it early »

"You have to change the aspect ratio and then click the resolution and it will cycle through. ..."
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Space Marine co-op confirmed; may not make launch

Space Marine co-op confirmed; may not make launch

[Update:] THQ has sent Shacknews the following comment, "Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will have co-op and we look forward to announcing more details later this month." Still no word on when and how the co-op will be implemented or what it will include.

Read more: THQ won't confirm post-launch release »

"what do you think publishers are? they're nothing more than middlemen as well."
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Dawn of War 2 getting 'Ultramarines' DLC

Dawn of War 2 getting 'Ultramarines' DLC

Dawn of War III is on the way, but its predecessor is getting at least one more piece of downloadable content. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution is planning a new DLC pack to highlight another piece of 40K lore: the Ultramarines.

The pack is coming in a nebulous "future update," so we're in the dark for release timing. In the past, armor packs have cost $7.49, so this is likely to hit at the same price, but nothing has been announced.

Read more: Ultramarines unit types »

"while i dont play space marines, those skins look fucking badass. lets get some fucking chaos ..."
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Dawn of War 2 - Retribution Eldar DLC incoming

Dawn of War 2 - Retribution Eldar DLC incoming

Having previously tarted the Space Marines up as the Dark Angels with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution paid downloadable content, developer Relic has announced it's giving the Eldar a DLC makeover next.

The cosmetic-only Eldar Ulthwé pack will customise your multiplayer Eldar army with a new look styled after the forces of Craftworld Ulthwé. All units are deck out in slimming new black skins, with a fair number getting new and custom outfits too.

Details on the Eldar Ulthwé pack »

"It's about time Relic made a game based upon Space Hulk. I've been playing through the campaign ..."
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