Company of Heroes - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brendan Caldwell)

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.>

Pew pew pew pew pew! That s nothing like any of the sounds that happen in 2006 real-time strategy game Company of Heroes. I just like pretending to shoot you. … [visit site to read more]

Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® II Chaos Rising - Kat_RE
PREPARE FOR BATTLE



The wait is almost over! We're excited to announce that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III will be available on PC on April 27, 2017!

Dawn of War III is now available to pre-order in three formats: Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, and Standard Edition. The Collector's Edition will include a premium disc book, a lenticular art card, the official soundtrack (digital download), three mounted cloth faction banners, the Masters of War skin pack, and a replica of the Gabriel Angelos' Godsplitter Daemon Hammer! The Limited Edition will include the premium disc book, lenticular art card, and official soundtrack. You can find more info on DawnOfWar.com !

Everyone who pre-orders Dawn of War III will receive the Masters of War skin pack, a collection of three cosmetic skins for Dawn of War III's Super Walker Elites - the Dark Queen skin for Lady Solaria (Imperial Knight), the Ghost Seer skin for Farseer Taldeer (Wraithknight), and the Big Kustom skin for Beauty (Morkanaut). You can see these skins in action in the Masters of War trailer!

We know it's been a long wait, but we're excited to finally be in the home stretch towards releasing the biggest, most spectacular Dawn of War yet!

Head to DawnOfWar.com to pre-order!
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Kat_RE
PREPARE FOR BATTLE



The wait is almost over! We're excited to announce that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III will be available on PC on April 27, 2017!

Dawn of War III is now available to pre-order in three formats: Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, and Standard Edition. The Collector's Edition will include a premium disc book, a lenticular art card, the official soundtrack (digital download), three mounted cloth faction banners, the Masters of War skin pack, and a replica of the Gabriel Angelos' Godsplitter Daemon Hammer! The Limited Edition will include the premium disc book, lenticular art card, and official soundtrack. You can find more info on DawnOfWar.com !

Everyone who pre-orders Dawn of War III will receive the Masters of War skin pack, a collection of three cosmetic skins for Dawn of War III's Super Walker Elites - the Dark Queen skin for Lady Solaria (Imperial Knight), the Ghost Seer skin for Farseer Taldeer (Wraithknight), and the Big Kustom skin for Beauty (Morkanaut). You can see these skins in action in the Masters of War trailer!

We know it's been a long wait, but we're excited to finally be in the home stretch towards releasing the biggest, most spectacular Dawn of War yet!

Head to DawnOfWar.com to pre-order!
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Philippa Warr)

Make War Not Love 4

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 and Total War: Warhammer. … [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - FrAlex_RE


Make War Not Love is back - and with it, your chance to get free DLC for COH2 and other SEGA games. Head to the official website to get the full details, and register to support your faction and be rewarded with free content!

Meanwhile, the entire COH franchise on Steam and items in the COH2 in-game store are discounted by as much as 75% till February 19th 10am PST.
Announcement - Valve
From today until Feb. 20th, up to save 80% off the Dawn of War franchise, up to 75% off the Company of Heroes franchise, 33% off Total War: Warhammer, up to 75% off the Total War franchise and up to 75% off the Endless franchise as part of the Make War Not Love 4 event.

See makewarnotlove.com for event details including how to help your faction win, prizes and more!

*Offer ends 10am pacific on Feb 20th.




PC Gamer

PC gaming has a long and storied history of menu and customization sliders. So long and storied, in fact, that I can't be bothered to research it. Instead, I'm just going to post gifs of some of my favorite game sliders, be they sliders that adjust a character's facial features, body parts, or accessories, or ones that let you tweak some element of a game from zero to 100, and beyond!

Okay, not beyond. Typically, they just go to 100.

Here are PC gaming's best sliders. If I missed one of your favorites, just slide into the comments and let me know.

Foot Size: Reign of Kings

Open world survival game Reign of Kings has a lot going for it—including the ability to kill yourself by bashing your face with a rock you can store in your own butt—and that includes a surprisingly robust character creation utility, which allows you to adjust nearly every aspect of your avatar.

Of all the sliders you can use to lovingly or comically sculpt your character, my favorite is the foot size slider. It's notable, I feel, that when maxed out it actually and appreciably changes the height of your character by about six in-game inches. More games should allow this: just imagine Geralt sitting in that tub dangling a pair of size 75 feet over the side.

Sex Appeal: Saints Row The Third

Saint's Row The Third's character creation menu is refreshingly unrestricted, allowing you to create any sort of character you like. This isn't one of the standard "You're a dude, so you have a dude voice and can't wear makeup" type of utilities: you can pretty much do whatever the hell you like. It's wonderful and inclusive and literally every game should follow its example.

The best of all its many sliders, however, is the Sex Appeal slider, which lets you embiggen your boobs or your junk, as seen above. Feast your bulging eyes on some bulges.

Flex Scale: Garry's Mod

Memes, comics, machinima—there are all sorts of wonders (and horrors) Garry's Mod can be used for. The Face Poser tool is just one of many useful gadgets, but it comes with an amazing slider called Flex Scale. Amazing, that is, when applied to a model it wasn't meant for.

As any comic creator can tell you, the TF2 models, while compatible with Garry's Mod, don't quite work the same way as the HL2 models when using the Face Poser. Still, the results are bizarre and disturbing and certainly entertaining. And if you're looking to create actual, usable facial expressions on TF2 characters, there's one or two mods for Garry's Mod that make it much easier.

Brightness: Every Horror Game Ever

As a huge scaredy-pants who doesn't like being scared in his pants, I'm always appreciative of the brightness slider that comes with Every Horror Game Ever. While its intentions are to make sure you can't see the dark and spooky places very well, and thus heighten the scares, I use it for the opposite reason. To make things as bright as possible. So the scares aren't so scary.

So no, Every Horror Game Ever, I will not fall into your trap by adjusting the brightness so the mark in the center is barely visible. I will use it so all of the marks are as visible as humanly possible. Thanks for the warning, though.

Eyelashes: Black Desert Online

I've never personally played Black Desert Online, and after tinkering with its character creation menu for a bit, I probably never will. That's no diss, it's a compliment: there are so many options in BDO's character creation menu I can't imagine ever completing the process of building my avatar. It's amazing.

Among the umpteen various sliders, however, I'm picking the eyelash length slider as my favorite. I'm used to selecting eyebrows for my character, but never lashes, and not only are there several type to choose from, you can dictate how long they are. That's customization.

Body Oil Intensity: WWE 2K17

Why yes, I did just buy a $50 game simply so I could use a slider to coat a beefy hairless man with oil. The character customization is pretty great in WWE 2K17, and even includes sliders for enhancing veins in your wrestler's chest and stomach, if you're looking to create a wrestler suffering from acute thrombophlebitis. But, I'm going with Body Oil Intensity slider as my favorite, probably due to the word 'Intensity.' I think it's a great word to describe the amount of oil one has smeared on their body.

Body Oil Assistant: "So, Bob The Wrestler, how much oil should I slather on your veiny, hairless body before the Very Important Wrestling Fight?"*

Bob The Wrestler: "An intense amount. The most intense amount there is."

*Sorry if that's not convincing dialogue. I don't watch wrestling.

Endowment: Conan Exiles

Well. I guess won't post an animated gif on this one, though if you want to see a naked man's dong getting rapidly bigger and smaller you can check it out in this post or contact me on Skype very late in the evenings (if anyone but me answers, hang up immediately). Conan's Endowment Slider is so great it's even been set to music!

I suspect players either opt for setting the endowment slider either all the way to the right, or all the way to the left. There's simply no middle-ground when it comes to video game wieners. Though, with modding tools now available, I suspect we'll see more options for genital sculpting sometime soon.

Dialog Volume: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

When I'm asked about my feelings on Borderland's Claptrap—note that I've never once been asked—I'd have to gently say I'm not a fan. The bot's got gusto, but when it comes to the mathematics of humor, the equation volume + quantity = comedy simply doesn't add up. To put it bluntly, Claptrap talks too much, too loudly, and I hate him.

While Borderlands 2 didn't have a separate slider for dialogue volume, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel did. I can only assume the reason for it is fan feedback. Shush, little robot. You're trying too hard.

Community Announcements - FrAlex_RE


The Far East War mod for COH1 is now available on Steam (for free)! To celebrate this, all the COH1/2 games are discounted on Steam till Monday December 19th (Pacific Standard Time).
Community Announcements - THQ Nordic
Dear followers of War,

we are happy to announce that Darksiders Warmastered Edition is now available on Steam.

All owners of any Steam copy of Darksiders 1 will automatically see the Warmastered Edition as part of their library - please just restart your Steam client!

Here is the new product page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/462780

Enjoy and stay tuned!
Your THQ Nordic Team
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

That story about word of a new Metro coming in 2017? Yeah, the publishers have responding with a statement saying that sure, they’re planning another one but nah, don’t expect such a thing next year. Where a site for the original Metro novels once said 2017 would bring a new game following on from Metro 2035, it now talks about “An untitled Metro project” due in “?”. Gosh, what ever could that be? … [visit site to read more]

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