View Full Version : Warhammer 40k article on IGN

29-03-2010, 09:44
A funny article that looks at the 40k franchise from a computer game angle. Clearly the writer must be playing this hobby, as he seems to get it perfectly. He's a sample;

Warhammer 40,000, or as it's known by lazy typists, 40K, is a franchise juggernaut. Spinning off from the Warhammer Fantasy Battles, 40K started out as a WFB in space. Space elves, space orcs, space magicians. The very first 40K publication, Rogue Trader, was a madcap thing, war game rules with RPG elements, a punk DIY aesthetic encouraging homemade modelling, which pretty much amounted to spray painting shampoo bottles and calling them weird names and pretending they were tanks. Then the second edition came out and 40K got a lot more organised, a lot more rigorous. Suddenly, proper armies, proper worlds, a proper background was provided. The Imperium of Man arrived and the most grimly depressing, yet oddly funny, science fiction setting ever was here to stay.


29-03-2010, 10:11
I like the 'each faction is an agressive ba+++rd.'

Very amusing, thanks for sharing.:)

29-03-2010, 10:31
I found the description of 40K on tvtropes (www.tvtropes.org) both hilarious and fitting:

Tvtropes on Warhammer 40K. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Warhammer40000)

Itīs always interesting how our hobby is being described in outside media, but the article on TVTropes takes the cake, runs with it, sacrifices its cook to the blood god, then eats it and everyone in the room.

29-03-2010, 10:51
This is golden stuff. very funny...

29-03-2010, 12:41
Somehow I think the descriptions are very very awesome and to the point. They do pretty well in describing the setting in people terms ;) .

tvtropes does take the cake though...

29-03-2010, 15:53
My favourite line was about the Emperor, "Who makes commercial shipping possible galaxy-wide by concentrating very hard indeed."

Too true :D

Leftenant Gashrog
29-03-2010, 16:12
Ironic that IGN - the computer games site - should be on the ball till they get to talking about computer games and then show they don't know anything about Space Crusade at all..

29-03-2010, 17:07
Tvtropes on Warhammer 40K. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Warhammer40000)

Well there goes the rest of my afternoon.

29-03-2010, 18:17
Spot on. Both of them.

29-03-2010, 20:18
Well thank you for that find.

29-03-2010, 22:13
They forgot a game. 40K Squad Command. Available for the DS, it is built almost identically to Chaos gate, in that it is a turn based, action points oriented squad level game.

The game is 15 or so missions, featuring SM scouts, marines, terminators, and eventually, grey knights termies, supported by predator, Land raider, Dreadnought, Whirlwind, and landspeeder. Facing off against the Word Bearers, indlucing Oblits and even a pair of Defilers, it's a fun game on the dS level.

29-03-2010, 23:37
i also noticed the absence of Squad Command.