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Interstellar Militarization: Video Games’ Obsession With Space Marines

More and more we’re seeing a trend developing in the gaming industry that promotes the idea of space marines. These games frequently involve a single soldier or squad of galactic military men being pitted against a huge, seemingly unstoppable onslaught of alien forces. While the idea of humans vs aliens is a rivalry that the science-fiction genre has done for years, recently we’ve seen the humans take a more militaristic approach to space exploration and colonization. Let’s run through the list...
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runqvist1223d ago

Why? Because it is more interesting than a fat plumber or a sack of potatoes.

Godmars2901223d ago

"But the question remains: Why has this space marine trend flourished so recently, and so well?"

Recently?

Article reads like someone who just discovered gaming.

Also think that the trend towards human-only "galactic civilizations" or with something like Mass Effect where the aliens may as well be ones from Star Trek with forehead ridges shows creative limitation.

x5exotic1223d ago

That problem is for the xbox only, where the biggest exclusives are all shooters about aliens and crap. No variety whatsoever.

Rynocirator1223d ago

I used to like space marines because I was a warhammer 40k guy when I was a kid, so when someone did something like that I was all in. But now I would rather play as someone who is an ordinary person thrust into an unordinary situation who doesn't know combat and learns, than someone who is a grizzled veteran. Just my two cents.