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Dawn of War II @ Penny-Arcade Expo plus Contest!

Posted in Dawn of War, Relic by on August 27th, 2008

Dawn of War 2 will be making an appearance at PAX this year with a live demo to present. Mark Noseworthy, Producer, and Jonny Ebbert, Lead Designer, will be playing the demo. The event will be followed up with a Q&A session.

In addition, there is a contest for forum members to participate in. The contest is to write a haiku about Dawn of War II. Relic t-shirts (they’re pretty fancy) and posters given away as prizes. In addition, ten front-row seats will be given for the best submitted entries. Contest details are in the link below.

“Dawn of War 2 @ PAX plus Haiku Content Details”:http://community.dawnofwar2.com/blogs/?p=372
“Penny-Arcade Expo(PAX)”:http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/

The only thing I have to say is…. ah crap, I totally could have gone. I would have lined up like 4 hours before the presentation.

Our forum member, Quakor, had an “opportunity to do a Q&A session”:http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=202203 with Jonny Ebbert, Lead Designer, regarding Dawn of War II at the “Leipzig Games Convention”:http://www.gc-germany.com/index.php?lang=2.

The questions and answers after the jump.

“Quakor’s Q&A with Relic answers “:http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=202203
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Tyranids, are, GO!

Posted in Dawn of War by on August 19th, 2008

Seriously, do I need to say anything else?

Ok, seriously, just watch the video, this is going to be epic. This is not the original intro video for the eldar reveal, you’ll notice there’s 20 or so seconds of goodness added on the end.

Also, discussion forming here.

Sumgai edit: “Nids gameplay trailer”:http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/warhammer40kdawnofwar2/video/6196262. Lots of big angry bug things (and small ones too).

Real Life Rhino APC from Warhammer 40k

Posted in Dawn of War by on August 19th, 2008

Ruined from THQ let us in on a project they’re working on for the upcoming Games Workshop games day in Europe. They’re working on converting a “1960s British FV432 APC”:http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/2776655220_13098de7c4.jpg?v=0 into a Rhino. THQ is planning to have this completed for the GW games day.

“Real Rhino APC + DoW II at GW Games Day”:http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=201978
“Dawn of War II – The Rhino – a set on Flickr”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thqgames/sets/72157606822007979/
“THQ UK – Rhino Diary 1″:http://www.thq-games.com/uk/features/show/4090

Sumgai Edit: Dawn of War II will not be playable, but will be viewable at the GW games day. Sorry for the error.

Hooray, new community manager! Please welcome Thunder!

Posted in General, Relic by on August 19th, 2008

Relic recently hired Thunder to be the senior community manager. His background includes working for Big Huge Games and Ensemble Studios. Here is a quicksnip from “Planet COH’s post”:http://planetcoh.gamespy.com/fullstory.php?id=153224,

Thunder is a long-time RTS vet, having acted as community manager at both Big Huge Games and Ensemble Studios in the past. He is also an experienced RTS player, even beating strategy game designer Brian Reynolds at Rise of Legends, the very game he developed. So you know that Thunder knows his RTS games!

Can’t wait to met him. I hope he can get past mission 6 in Homeworld.

“Buggo is gone, long live Thunder our new Community Manager”:http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?p=3151060&posted=1#post3151060

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor?

Posted in Company of Heroes by on August 18th, 2008

A listing for “Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor”:http://www.amazon.com/Company-Heroes-Tales-Valor-Pc/dp/B001E27KTM showed up on Amazon. Sounds like a new expansion pack to me. There might be a “connection to the Tiger Ace campaign”:http://relicnews.com/archives/2008/07/company-of-heroes-tiger-ace-campaign/ that was seen a few weeks back.

via “Kotaku”:http://kotaku.com/5038141/whats-company-of-heroes-tales-of-valour
“Amazon Listing”:http://www.amazon.com/Company-Heroes-Tales-Valor-Pc/dp/B001E27KTM
“Tales of Valor Thread”:http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=201705

CoH:OF - Balance Beta Test

Posted in Company of Heroes by on August 13th, 2008

The Balance Beta Test was finally updated yesterday. This brings the version to 2.502 and fixes Off Map Arty.

The Balance Beta runs alongside the regular version of CoH, so you can install it and have CoH still playable. Remember, top 100 players get a key for an unannounced Relic Beta.

DoW2 - GameReplays Screenshot Analysis #5

Posted in Dawn of War by on August 13th, 2008

GameReplays has posted their fifth screenshot analysis.

Nothing terribly new and exciting in this one, but interesting none-the-less!

Relicon UK Lan Weekend

Posted in Forums, General, Relic by on August 5th, 2008

fuggles from the forums is trying to plan out a community lan party in celebration of Dawn of War 2 and the Community. However this will only happen it there is enough community backing. So whoever is interested should go and take a look.

“Relicon UK”:http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=200700

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