Though dogged by PS3 online issues, Space Marine managed to carve out a modest niche for itself in the dense winter sales crunch. However, any hopes for a sequel are likely to be in vain. THQ boss Danny Bilson doesn't believe that there's "room" for another action game alongside the combat-oriented MMO Dark Millennium. Apparently Warhammer fans still have a lot to look forward to, though, as there's "more stuff coming in the 40K universe."Click here for the full story >>
The Games Workshop space faring Warhammer 40k universe has been begging for a proper action game for years. Having provided so much inspiration for video games it's about time it had one.
Relic Entertainment have served 40k well already with their Dawn of War strategy games on the PC, but now they face a different challenge with an assault on the crowded action shooter genre. This is no Gears of War clone though; you're playing as a Space Marine, the toughest soldiers out there. These seven-foot tall genetically engineered killing machines don't need a cover-system; they're all about fighting through the pain.
The plot sees these Ultramarines sent to the Forge World -where huge walking battle Titans are built- to repel an invasion from the Ork armies. Millions of orks against a few Marines? Just another Tuesday for these guys. Don't expect the orks to be the only enemy you'll be facing as the story develops though.Click here to read more...
Good news, everyone! Well, PS3 gamers especially. Relic Entertainment has finished working on a patch for recently-released shooter Space Marine that resolves the woeful PS3 matchmaking bug as well as some other minor. The patch has been submitted to Sony for testing and will be deployed "as soon as possible."
The patch also addresses some achievement unlock problems, PC bugs and Steam Cloud functionality. Or in other words: it fixes their shocking, completely broken game.Click here for the full patch notes direct from THQ!
Welcome to the holiday season, everyone. Suddenly the sluggish and boring chart has burst into a frenzy of major new titles, each of which are jostling for position, prestige and - more importantly - your money. Dead Island has slaughtered the competition and secured the top spot, with Relic's equally violent shooter Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine hot in its heels in second place. Resistance 3 has also been selling well at launch (partly due to its PSN pass) and has entered the charts at number four. Driver and Deus Ex: Human Revolution round out the top five, though Adam Jensen has probably flown too close to the sun to regain his number one.
Also, wow, a 3DS title has made the top ten! Star Fox 3D is out and outrageously nostalgic despite its overhaul. Still, it's a cracking game that many gamers - myself included - have been waiting for ever since the 3DS hit the shelves. Gran Turismo 5 has also raced its way into tenth position thanks to the recent release of its Platinum edition.
Elsewhere, there are still a few familiar faces lurking around - and we've got the full chart after the break.Click here to read more...