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Winter Assault Demo

Posted in Dawn of War by on September 29th, 2005

Havn’t gone off and bought Winter Assault? Well the demo was released today. This might sway your opinions. You can come pick it up from 3dgamers, Fileplanet, Gameguru Mania, and Worthplaying.

Thanks Bluesnews.

Gamespy and Game Informer reviews of Winter Assault

Posted in Dawn of War by on September 25th, 2005

Two quick ones.

Gamespy gave Winter Assault a juicy 4.5 stars out of 5 for their review.

Winter Assault got 8/10 from Game Informer. No actual reviews as of this time from them.

Gamespot review of Winter Assault

Posted in Dawn of War by on September 23rd, 2005

Review for Winter Assault popped up at Gamespot earning a score of 8.3.

Dawn of War bucked the trend of traditional real-time strategy games, which usually require you to chop wood and mine gold for a few minutes before you can build up a base, then churn out an army of military units. Instead, you chose one of the game’s four playable sides (the fanatical space marines, the demonic forces of chaos, the swift-footed eldar, or the swarming armies of the orks) and forged ahead on the map, capturing strategic points for resources to build out a base, often getting into skirmishes early. In contrast, the expansion’s new playable faction, the Imperial Guard, focuses on defense–that is, hanging back around a base, gradually researching higher technologies, and eventually bringing out the big guns.

Come check it out here.

Winter Assault Review at 1Up

Posted in Dawn of War by on September 21st, 2005

There’s a review up at 1Up of Winter Assault.

The real measure of Winter Assault’s success is that you’ll willfully put the hours in doing exactly that. Not since Blizzard unleashed Brood Wars on the Starcraft community has a developer put such a well-conceived effort into an expansion pack. Relic has rewarded the patience of its fans with an absolute must have add-on, and for any RTS fan that hasn’t already picked up the original game…no more excuses.

No More Excuses! They scored it an 8.0 Dynamite.

Review spotted at Blues.

Winter Assault: Shipping Today!

Posted in Dawn of War by on September 21st, 2005

According to THQ’s latest Press Release, Winter Assault is shipping today! Also joining it on the shelves is the Game of the Year edition.

THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced Warhammer(R) 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault(TM), the highly anticipated expansion pack to the real-time strategy game of the year, and Dawn of War: Game of the Year Edition(TM) have shipped to retail outlets in North America. Developed by THQ’s Relic Entertainment, the Dawn of War series is available exclusively for Windows PC; both games retail for $29.99.

Read the press release here. Some people on the forums have reported that their games are already being shipped by the online retailers they purchased it from.

Post a reply to this item if you have your copy!

Winter Assault Review @ IGN

Posted in Dawn of War by on September 20th, 2005

The verdict is in, IGN gave Winter Assault a 8.5. Here is a quick snip.

Last year was terrific for strategy games. Titles like Rome: Total War, Kohan II, and Ground Control II helped make the year special. But one of the most exciting RTS titles to be released came from the studio that brought us Homeworld and Impossible Creatures. Only this time, they dove into one of the deepest science fiction licenses around. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War finally brought the table top game to computers to the sound of screaming explosions. This is a game that I still try to put hours into even with everything else I have to do so when word of an expansion came down, it was just a matter of waiting for the release, which as luck would have it, is now upon us.

You can check out the review here.

Weekly Forum Roundup

Posted in Forums by on September 18th, 2005

Hello dolts and doltettes! Yet another week has passed, and it’s time for our weekly forum roundup. With the release of Winter Assault imminent (which is a far cry from soon(tm) ), tensions are high. That translates to a lot of stupid threads, but amidst all that stuff are a bunch of rather cool ones, like diamonds in the rough. Right, so now that I have exhausted my repertoire of cheesy metaphors, we can jump right into the fun!

This week on the RelicNews forums…

A lot of people have custom avatars on the forums. Some because they are staff members, others because they are senior members, and some because Dyn couldn’t stand their constant bitching on IRC anymore so he gave them one to shut them up. Hi kroggy!
Anyhow, being the competitive gamers that we are, someone started a thread to answer the question: “What’s your favorite avatar?”:http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=72733
A lot of cool avatars in this thread, and in some cases a blast from the past. However, we all know which avatar to vote for. I’ll give you a hint: It starts with an M, and then there’s an o and an e, but I won’t tell you which one comes first – you’ll have to figure that one out for yourselves. Go and vote, and I promise you a lifetime of happiness.[1]
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Winter Assault Box Art

Posted in Dawn of War by on September 14th, 2005

Gamespot has the pictures of the final box art for Dawn of War: Winter Assault. Since they are evil flash files, we can’t show you the images here, but if you’ll follow “this link”:http://www.gamespot.com/misc/boxshot/index.html?pid=926497&plat=pc&side=front, you can see for yourself.

IGN "Blows Up" The Outfit

Posted in The Outfit by on September 12th, 2005

IGN has an article titled The Outfit Blows Up posted. That’s a lame title for an article. Sure my titles aren’t any better, but heck, when Relic throws you a gimmie like the name of their Resource Points (F.U.s, which are Field Units), you should be able to hit that softball out of the park.

The demo we saw took the heroes through the first part of the game’s fifth mission called Assault on Rocherau. Each mission is divided into several objective points, though how you get there is entirely up to you. In addition to the main objectives, players will have the option of completing a few side quests for every mission. Players can also earn some of the game’s 35 hidden medals by accomplishing tasks you must discover yourself. This mission took us through a ruined French town where Nazis kept parachuting in and taking up machine gun battlements in fortified positions. But no matter, we had rocket tanks.

It’s a great article which covers the destructiveness in The Outfit as shown in the demo level Relic was showing off at THQ’s Gamers’ Day 2005.

More WA Previews

Posted in Dawn of War by on September 12th, 2005

Total Video Games has another “preview”:http://www.totalvideogames.com/pages/articles/index.php?article_id=8404 for Winter Assault. Not that many pictures I’m afraid, but worth a read.
There’s also one up over at “Gamespot”:http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/warhammer40000dawnofwarwinterassault/preview_6132844.html discussing changes in the tech tree.