Posts Tagged ‘Sega’

Wot I Think: Total War: Warhammer

Watching the Greenskins approach from a dusty brown hilltop with the remnants of the High King’s great Dwarven army, I knew I was probably going to lose this battle and, with it, the entire Blood River Valley that I’d spent most of my game trying to conquer. I’d already defeated three other Orc armies in the last two turns, but this made one unstoppable horde too many. Hours of effort and progress were about to be erased as my greatest army was swamped by the seemingly endless tide of Greenskins.

I was thrilled: this kind of heroic, doomed slaughter is what I signed up for with Total War: Warhammer.

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Motorsport Manager Coming To PC With Sega

Sega are expanding their line of sports management games beyond ice hockey, kickyball, and Waaagh! to include racecars too. Today Sega announced Motorsport Manager, a PC spin-off from the pocket telephone game of the same name by Playsport Games. Honestly, I do question defining this as sport, considering that the cars have to do all the running – the so-called ‘sportsplayer’ just sits on the car’s back to stroke its antenna and whisper encouraging words if it starts to panic.

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Reforged: Total War – Warhammer Mod Support

Total War: Warhammer [official site] is so close now that I didn’t expect any more announcements that would catch my attention before release, but developers Creative Assembly have just announced that they’ll be including robust modding support for their fantasy battler.

Though it was announced previously that the title would not benefit from official mod and Workshop support, CA and Games Workshop have been working away on the paperwork to make this much-demanded fan feature a reality.

At launch, there’ll be full Steam Workshop support for browsing and managing mods, as access to the Assembly Kit used in previous Total War titles and “the Database Editor and BOB for modifying and exporting database tables and campaign start positions”. Further support, including battle map editing, is planned for later in the year.

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Dawn Of War 3 Announced: Trailer And First Details

Relic are making Dawn of War 3 for release in 2017. Trés excite. What we have about the strategy game so far is a press release and a CG trailer, but if there’s one game that’s allowed to reveal itself via silly computer generated bombast, it’s probably this one about an endless galactic war. Look at the satisfied war face above, then hop below to watch the trailer and see if you feel similarly.

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Classic Mega Drive ROM Hacks Hit Steam Workshop

The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Classics Hub has now arrived on Steam, followings its announcement. For the most part it isn’t all that interesting, even if playing classic games from yesteryear via a drab virtual bedroom against eerie acoustics is your bag. No, what’s exciting is the fact that Sega have added Steam Workshop support to their library of Mega Drive/Genesis games on the platform, allowing intuitive modders to upload and share loads of ROM hacks of the classics. Here are few that caught my eye.

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Total Warhammer Chaos Faction Free For First Week Post-Release

News reaches us that Total War: Warhammer’s [official site] Chaos faction will be available for free during the first week post-launch. Previously, the faction were only offered for free to those who pre-ordered, a policy which we grumbled about. Now you’ll at least be able to read reviews and reactions before making a decision to spend your hard-earned without missing out on the free faction offer. There’s more footage of Chaos in action below, featuring the biggest hammer I’ve ever seen.

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Sega Mega Drive Games Getting Steam Workshop Mods

The old Mega Drive games (or Genesis, whatever) that Sega have been selling in their Classics Collections are receiving some form of mod support through the Steam Workshop later this month, which is wildly unexpected news. Sega are a bit vague on how extensive the mod support will be, so it’s not clear whether this’ll be full-on ROM hacks or something lighter. Either way, it’s exciting because most publishers are wary of anyone tampering with their back catalogue.

Oh, and this’ll all be housed in a 3D recreation of the sort of ’90s bedroom you’d see in a Sega magazine advert, because Sega always have to be a bit baffling?

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