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Submitted by srobertron 550d ago | opinion piece

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...
From HalfBeard's HUD. (Mass Effect, PC, PS3, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Xbox 360)

runqvist  +   550d ago
Why? Because it is more interesting than a fat plumber or a sack of potatoes.
Godmars290  +   550d 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.
x5exotic  +   550d ago
That problem is for the xbox only, where the biggest exclusives are all shooters about aliens and crap. No variety whatsoever.
Rynocirator  +   550d 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.

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