Posts Tagged ‘Warhammer’

Mount & Skaven: Warband Warhammer Mod Rides Out

By Alice O'Connor on May 9th, 2014.

Waaaagh!

If I were riding into battle, I’d rather be atop something fearsome like a wolf or a lion than a pony. And I’d ideally be an eight-foot orc or undead skeleton too. It just seems like common sense. If you’re also a sensible person, say, perhaps you’d fancy the newly-released Warsword Conquest mod, which fills Mount & Blade: Warband with races, places, and units from Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fantasy setting. I understand the RPS Constitution means I’m obliged to say something excited about the Skaven* now but it’s Friday and I know for a fact that the RPS Guard will have been in the pub for at least three hours now, so blow that.

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From Tabletop To Desktop: Games Workshop’s Mordheim

By Alice O'Connor on March 26th, 2014.

Rattus Mordheimicus

Everyone at RPS has their niche, they tell me as I start my first day. We’re hyper-specialised predators feasting upon our own corners of the gaming kingdom. Clearly, I suggest, a new adaptation of a Games Workshop wargame would be news for Kieron to sink his grooved fangs into. They nod sagely and turn back to their gilded plates, then remember. Ah no, another mutters, it’s for the flaying claws of Quinns. I wait patiently. Say, new kid, they hiss, what do you know about toy rats?

Mordheim: City of the Damned, then, is the latest of publisher Focus Home’s licensed adaptations of vintage tabletop wargames–Games Workshop’s Mordheim, in this case. Announced today, it’s due to launch later this year.

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Phwoarhammer: Warhammer 40K: Armageddon

By Craig Pearson on May 23rd, 2013.


I’ve been all around the world. I’ve worked in the Australian desert, getting up in the middle of the night and toiling until the sun’s heat boiled the sweat off my skin. I’ve stood within a few hundred metres of the man-made hole to hell in Chernobyl, pondering the invisible fire that lay under the crumbling concrete sarcophagus. I’ve visited an island on a Scottish loch that has a colony of wild wallabies. But I’ve never actually been inside a Games Workshop. So don’t expect any puns based on Warhammer franchises in this story. That’s for Alec, who is away this week. With me you’ll get raw facts like these: Slitherine’s recent joining of the Games Workshop family picnic has resulted in Warhammer 40K: Armageddon, a turn-based, hex-based strategy game based on Games Workshop’s “Battle for Armageddon”. It’ll be released next year.
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Waaagh! Slitherine Gets Warhammer 40K License

By Alec Meer on March 15th, 2013.

Ultraboringmarines

Huh, I didn’t expect this. The disintegration of THQ seems to have resulted in Games Workshop renting its Warhammer 40,000 license to all and sundry rather than keeping them locked up in one place. So we’ve got Space Hulk coming from Full Control, potentially, maybe, who knows Relic keeping hold of something Dawn of War-related when Sega snapped them up, and now strategy publisher/developer Slitherine announcing they’ve been granted a 40K license too.
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The Creative Assembly Making Games Workshop Games

By Craig Pearson on December 6th, 2012.

EDIT: THQ tell Eurogamer that they still hold 40K rights, so Creative Assembly are taking the Fantasy road. Skaven: Total Warhammer!

The distant rumble on the horizon is the sound of gathering forces. Specifically The Creative Assembly and the Games Workshop. Sega has just announced that the former has set up a special development team to work on the latter’s IP. This is like Everest climbing K2.
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Warhammer is 25 (and a few days)

By Kieron Gillen on May 9th, 2008.

With Warhammer moving ever more into the world of videogames, this just about inches into our remit. Or, at least, an excuse for an amusingly geeky comments thread. On Wednesday, Games Workshop’s Warhammer celebrated its 25 years of painting little guys at the weekend. The Miniature Wargames Union made a two-part documentary about the development of the game, which will make certain gamers sigh nostalgically about the Nippon and Norse Army lists in Ravening Hordes.

Second part beneath the cut.
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Barnett: ‘The Sort Of Money My Mum Approves Of’

By Kieron Gillen on February 11th, 2008.

I’m off to interview Paul Barnett, Creative Director at Mythic for Warhammer Online in That There London tomorrow. As part of my research, I’m watching his presentation from the LIFT conference site (Which has a mass of videos to watch. I’ll probably move on to the oft-brilliant Robin Hunicke next). Now, if you’ve been following Warhammer, you’ll probably have seen Paul speak before. But that’s Paul in selling-the-game mode. Here, we have his high-speed delivery applied to a much more serious topic. There’s lots of Barnettisms (“We’ll be playing games on cans of soup!”), but these are bigger issues than how Dark Elves are a bit like Lord Byron. But, yes, we get a massively extended metaphor about how videogames really shouldn’t be like Las Vegas…

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Soulstorm Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on October 30th, 2007.

The most recent Dawn of War expansion now has a gameplay trailer, feature lots of gory, shooty action from those pernicious Dark Eldar. It’s the briefest of orchestrally-soundtracked showpieces, but I have to admit it’s already got me eyeing the Dawn Of War discs on my shelf, sitting as they are (in some odd twist of accidental organisation) between Star Wars Empire At War and Company Of Heroes. And no, my games aren’t cataloged by degrees of genre, they’re cataloged between shelf, desk, floor and occasionally, bin.

Anyway:


Thanks, Game Trailers! Thanks.

Are y’all still excited about Dawn Of War, or is it time to move on? And would a 40k MMO have been a whole lot more interesting than Warhammer Fantasy? (Clue: it would.)

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