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Posts tagged “Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II”

Relic: no “major content” planned for Dawn of War 3 after it fails to hit targets

There will be no "major" expansion content for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III and the studio has turned to other projects, Relic confirmed to us today, despite intentions to the contrary discussed last year. The Games Workshop-themed strategy game was met with a divisive response due to its abandonment of real-time strategy mainstays in favour of more of a hero unit approach, in addition…

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Make War Not Love 4: Sega’s cross-game non-Valentine’s event brings discounts and rewards

Make War Not Love [official site] - Sega's cross-game point collection event which aims to stick it to Valentine's Day while also raising awareness of their games/rewarding fans - has returned for a fourth outing. This year it technically started on Valentine's Day but the real meat of the event kicks off yesterday and involves Company of Heroes 2, Endless Legend, Dawn of War 2…

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Colour & Chaos: Exploring The Art And Mechanics Of Warhammer 40,000 Dawn Of War III

I’ve never seen anything quite as Warhammer 40k as the fire that rains from the sky when Relic’s representative calls in orbital bombardment on an Eldar army. It’s like the finger of an extremely angry god, a column of flame that can be dragged around the planet surface, disintegrating any unit that it touches. Eldar become brittle silhouettes, elevated by the white heat for a…

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The Necron Are Joining WH40K: Dawn Of War II, Sort Of

While talk of Dawn of War 3 remains but a murmur for now, the Necron will soon invade Dawn of War II - Retribution [official site]. A Necron Overlord will join Retribution's co-op survival mode, The Last Stand, in celebration of the Retribution's fifth birthday - the eighth playable character in its roster. As a present, you can get your hands on the new star free-of-charge between…

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Bloody Hell: Dawn Of War II – Retribution’s Surprise DLC

There might be no sign of any Dawn of War III - come on come on come on come on - but new-ish Relic owners Sega seem determined not to let the beloved Warhammer 40,000 strategy series lie entirely fallow. Last month they put out a new map for the first Dawn of War and today, four years after its original release, Dawn of War…

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All 40,000 Dawn Of War Games Free To Try On Steam

By 2017, every human being on Earth will be developing a Warhammer 40,000 game. I suppose it's possible that at least one of those 7.125 billion titles will go on to be as beloved as Relic's Dawn of War series, but it does seem unlikely. If you're one of the few people yet to play a Dawn of War - perhaps because you've been too…

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Waaagh! Dawn Of War 3 Rumblings/Hopings

At the very least, Relic are updating their Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War games to add Steam trading cards. That wouldn't be too exciting. It'd be nice that they - and new publisher Sega, who picked the series up after THQ sank - still care about the series enough to do that, but it's probably leading up to something, right? DoW 2 and all its…

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Company Of Waaagh! It’s The Humble Relic Bundle

If we seem cynical and suspicious of the many Warhammer 40,000 games we've seen in recent years, it's because we judge them against the high-water mark of Relic Entertainment's 40k games. Dawn of War with its real-time strategising, Dawn of War II with its added action-RPG-ish flair, and Space Marine with its head-stomping are as good as we've had 40k in recent years. So huzzah!…

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Dawn of War 2 Removes GFWL: The Unclean Is Purged

Burn the heretic! Oh, they already have. The latest game to throw off the absurd and malfunctioning shackles of the multiplayer infrastructure/DRM that was (and how good it feels to use the past tense) Games For Windows Live is Relic's stout RTS/ARPG mash-up Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2. The sting in this redemption song is the loss of LAN and direct connect support.

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Purified: Dawns Of War Ditching GameSpy And GFWL

In the future of Warhammer 40,000, humanity cling desperately to faltering technology they no longer understands, knowing once crucial systems break they can't repair them and everyone will be doomed. Learning a lesson from all this, Relic is stripping out wonky old multiplayer tech from its WH40K: Dawn of War games, replacing GameSpy and Games for Windows - Live with warming Steam. And now I'm…

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The Tau Join Dawn of War 2 , Sorta

Hopefully there'll be a third expansion for Relic's largely (but not solely) fantastigood Dawn of War II, and the usual clutch of new factions and units, but in the meantime a lone Tau unit has snuck into the current version of the game. Specifically, into the Last Stand survival co-op mode, wherein you pick a suitably 40Kian hero and attempt to survive as long as…

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THQ Not Chucked Out of Games Workshop

This is a bit "some men have paid some money to some other men", but given the general tendency towards 40K gonkery around these parts it's worth a nod. THQ have just announced that they've arranged to hang onto the rights to Warhammer 40,000 for a few more years yet. This means we'll see more Only War-based games from THQ (including social and mobile ones;…

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DOW2: So That’s What An Ork Looks Like

Oddly, I have never once thought to question what faces really provide the voices for the Dawn of War games' assortment of space bastards. Did I think there was really an ork behind a microphone somewhere? Did I truly believe there was a man who naturally spoke like Patrick Stewart x1000? Of course not, but a testament to good voice acting is when you don't…

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RPS Verdict – Dawn of War II: Retribution

Last week Alec gifted us with his opinionations on Dawn of War II: Retribution, the latest standalone expansion for Relic's Dawn of War II. When the game was released on Friday Kieron and Quinns, as ever, found themselves in the mood for some bombastic hyper-war. And lo, this very lunchtime the three men gathered and holstered their guns for the official RPS Verdict.

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DoW2: Retribution Gets Tyranids

Yep, the hive-dwelling bio-weaponised ones join Orks and Eldar as the next playable faction - playable in the single-player campaign, that is - for the big Dawn Of War 2 expansion, Retribution, as revealed in PC Gamer's scoop. There's also a trailer of the handsome aliens in action, which I've posted below. Go team 'Nids!

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WH40k:DOWII – Retribution, Eldar Campaign

We've been sitting about for weeks, listlessly bouncing a squig against the wall, waiting for the other playable race to be revealed, and now there's a breakthrough: it seems that Dawn Of War II's expansion, Retribution, will feature Eldar. This is the second race with which you can play through the events of the single player campaign. There's a trailer below, with some good footage…

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Frabjous Day: No More GFWL In 40K Games

Yes yes, oh yes. THQ's announced that the unlovely Games For Windows Live will be dropped from the next installment of Dawn of War II (that'll be Retribution, which includes Orks in singleplayer and a mystery new race) and from Space Marine. Which is great news; not purely because GFWL sucks like a sucky thing born on the first of suck ninety-suckity-suck, but also because…

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DoW2 Hunkers Down In Readiness/Fear

In preparation for the impending Chaos Rising expandaspansionlone due later this week, there's just been a hunka hunka burning patch for the original Dawn of War II. While the price of Chaos Rising might seem a little unfair, given it's primarily an expansion hiding in self-contained form, Relic are going to extreme lengths to not split the player base. The update that's just hit allows…

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Redawn Of War: Hands On With Chaos Rising

Developers do listen, you know. If you thought Relic were consciously ignoring the common complaint that Dawn of War 2 was too lightweight, its maps and challenges too relentlessly similar, you’re wrong. Of course, they might get Chaos Rising, the first expansion (albeit standalone), wrong in new and interesting ways, but by all accounts they’re very conscious that, largely speaking, DOW2 didn’t net the same…

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Blood For The Blood Expandalone

A gory torrent of footage and commentary on the upcoming Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising expansion pack awaits below. Seems as though this one's building upon the admittedly limited scope of DOW2 in a whole bunch of ways, not least in terms of environments. There's even a little Space Hulkiness in there...

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