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Warhammer 40K Headed To Smartphones

March 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Gaming

Warhammer 40K owner Games Workshop has confirmed a new licensing deal with Roadhouse Interactive to develop new titles for mobile space based on the franchise. The developer, who is based in Vancouver, describes the new Warhammer title as a side screening action game.

While Roadhouse confirms that the game is in development, the end mobile platforms that will see the released version of the game are still up in the air at the moment; but more information is sure to be coming in the months ahead, according to the studio.

The Warhammer 40K has had others attempts to capture the tabletop war game in video form before. These Warhammer offerings have met with mixed reviews, but this new title from Roadhouse will be a first for Warhammer 40K in the mobile space.


Warhammer 40K Will Not Have Multi-Co-Op

August 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Gaming

If you are a Warhammer 40K fanboy and have been waiting for the release of the game by publisher THQ.  Be advised that Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine you are likely not going to be happy with some of the talk that happening on the official forums. Apparently, while the posting was removed, the word is that multiplayer Co-Op for the game is off the table at release.

The rumors seem to indicate that while the developers are committed to the multiplayer Co-OP and they still plan to add it, they need more time to do it right; and with the crunch to finish the game right now the effort needs to go into finishing the main game.

The word is that the multiplayer Co-Op will follow the release of the game in about 30 days after the game ships in an update of the game. THQ has not confirmed that this is officially the way it is going down, but it seems (despite the removal of the post) those in the forums believe that this will be the case.



China Develops Online War Game,’The Glorious Mission’

June 29, 2011 by  
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China’s People’s Liberation Army has created its first online military game, called “The Glorious Mission,” to train soldiers in combat skills and technological awareness, the China Daily reported.

The online game is a first-person shooter and players can take part in individual or group missions. The game, which features PLA weaponry and realistic battle scenarios, took 32 months to complete, the newspaper reported.

“I think it is possible the game will be made open online for Chinese military fans to download and play,” an anonymous PLA publicity officer was quoted as saying.

The final version of the game was launched on June 20.

China, home to the world’s largest Internet market by users, has more than 300 million online gamers, according to government statistics.

China’s online game market was worth 8.5 billion yuan ($1,31 billion) in the first quarter.

RIM Slashes PlayBook Sales Target

June 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Consumer Electronics

RIM has slashed its sales target for PlayBook tablets in the second quarter to one-third of its original estimate, according to Taiwan-based suppliers cited in a report.

Research In Motion has cut its second-quarter PlayBook sales target from 2.4 million units to between 800,000 and 900,000 units, according to the report in Digitimes, which cited anonymous sources in the supply chain. RIM declined comment on the report.

The report paints a different picture from the one RIM officials offered last week when they said they were pleased with the 500,000 PlayBook sales during the final six weeks of RIM’s first quarter, which ended May 28.

Those Playbook figures were one of the few bright spots in RIM’s mostly dreary report of its first-quarter financial performance, which featured forecasts of lower smartphone revenues, layoffs and product shipment delays.

RIM stated in the conference call on its first-quarter results that the PlayBook had recently went on sale in 11 markets outside the U.S., and that in coming weeks it would be luanched in another five markets, where the sales opportunity would be as large as North America’s. Last week, the PlayBook launched in the U.K. in 730 retail stores “and early feedback has been excellent,” officials said on the call.

RIM last week said that PlayBooks designed to run on WiMax or HSPA+ or LTE cellular networks have been delayed until the fall; the company had originally said they would ship this summer. The current version of the PlayBook is Wi-Fi only.