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4 years ago

Feature: 21 Of The Best 7/10 Games

In Celebration Of Perfectly Average Action Games

We don’t do scores on RPS, but sometimes we mourn for the inability to deploy a 7/10. The ur-score, the most double-edged of critical swords, the good but not great, the better than it deserves to be, the guilty pleasure, the bungled aspiration, the knows exactly what it is, the straight down the line. One score that can mean so much. There is one particular…

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Feature: Shuddering roar

Have You Played… Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.I suspect but I don't know that Relic's stompy-squishy-shooty Only War third-person action game Space Marine is one that has aged rather well over the years. I base this on two things: one, occasional enthusiastic chatter on Twitter. Two: a regular, strong urge to…

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9 years ago

Chaotic Co-Op: Space Marine

Space Marine's recently added co-op horde mode already has additional content on the way. Latin-Dalek-impersonating Exterminatus mode originally added two scenarios for free, but THQ are preparing to release another chunk of content called Chaos Unleashed. Keeping Chaos on a leash is like keeping a cat on a leash so this is a sensible move but what does it add to the game? For the…

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No “Room” For Space Marine Sequel

Speaking to Joystiq, THQ bossman Danny Bilson wasn't lending support to the idea of a Space Marine sequel, preferring to emphasize upcoming MMO, Dark Millennium. He said: "We've already announced the Imperium in the MMO as a class you can play... and if you combine that it's very active, as opposed to the more turn-based stuff. I'm not sure there's room for Space Marine."Oddly, this…

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Space Marine’s Exterminatus Co-Op Dated

Relic's mildly disappointing orc-eviscerating game Space Marine is getting a 4-player co-op mode later this month, with THQ dating the roll out of the free upgrade for the 25th. It's called EXTERMINATUS. Which, quite coincidentally, is my middle name. There will be two scenarios in this mini-expansion, in which you can play as tactical marines, heavy-weaponised devastators or whoosh-bam marines. You'll be fighting orcs and…

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Byte vs Brick: Week Ending Sep 17

Time for another one of our in theory regular but in practice highly irregular comparisons of the last week's top ten best-selling PC games on Steam, and at UK retail. Obviously there are all manner of ways in which these are not fair or entirely meaningful comparisons, not least in that Steam's metrics can tend towards the cryptic, that Steam's includes pre-orders but UK retail…

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‘Snot Green: Repaint Your Space Marine

Ticked off that you're stuck in the boring blue power-armour of a boring blue Ultramarine in Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine's singleplayer campaign? While you can't stop Captain Titus from banging on about his Chapter, thanks to one modder's hard work you can now make him look like he belongs to another, less vanilla entry in the Codex Astartes. Newly added to the mod, at last,…

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Wot You Think: Space Marine

Relic's orkshoot came out today for people who happen to live in North America, but a mysterious and intractably evil force is preventing exactly the same collection of ones and zeroes from unlocking on PCs in other parts of the world. We're not expecting Space Marine review code ourselves until a bit later this week - instead of being allowed access to the version already…

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Feature: Grimdark laughter

Impressions: The Space Marine Demo

Hot damn! Now that did the trick. I'm prone to worrying about what game I should play right after finishing something great. It's a science, like which album or song do you play right after something that's lifted your spirits or got you in a singin' mood. You don't want something that's going to shut you up. It's the same with games: picking the wrong…

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So, The Space Marine Demo Is Available

Somewhere. I am presuming North American Steam accounts can see it and download it and play it, if they have pre-ordered, due to this post on the main site. The Space Marine page is not visible here in the UK at all. I contacted THQ to ask why that would be quite some time back, but we've yet to get a response. Our guess is…

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Third Space Marine Dev Diary Is Shiny

But not as shiny as studio marketing man James McDermott! Look at his beautiful face. That is a man who knew his immaculate beard was going to appear on a video watched by thousands that day. He's no Servo-Skull.Anyway, this trailer talks about the production of the game, making it all look and sound spectacular. There's loads of cinematic footage - because Relic learned stuff…

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Space Marine Co-Op After Launch?

Hmm, this is a bit of an odd one, via ShackNews. This Space Marine forum post, which has subsequently been deleted, saw a THQ community manager claiming that the co-op aspect of Space Marine would turn up 30 days or so after release, but as then clearly been redacted. Since then THQ have released a statement saying: "Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will have co-op and…

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Suit Up: Space Marine Multiplayer Trailer

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is a brilliant name for a game. It is about Space Marines. Done. Coming from Warhammer regulars, Relic, the third-person actioner we've been discussing for nearly two years is due in a month already. Gosh, September's getting busy. Today the pipes have produced a multiplayer trailer for your eyes. It's below.

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It’s Only War: Space Marine Cinematic

Following our hands-on with Space Marine yesterday, I now spy a cinematic trailer, which I've posted below. It is unlikely to surprise you, since it shows the usual spread of orks and chaos minions getting slaughtered by space marines wielding chainswords and English accents. I do like the look of the Warboss and the Chaos chief executive, though.The game is out September 6th.

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Feature: A Marine Environment

Chaos All-Stars: Space Marine Hands-On

Multiplayer, eh? Bit of fun! Having a laugh with friends. Persistent unlocks. Leaderboards. And all I can think as Relic demo Space Marine's multiplayer component to me, is this: Frivolity! The Emperor would not approve. My tune was, however, changed slightly following several hours and a dozen matches of hands-on.

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