Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Devs Challenge Gears of War

To celebrate the upcoming release of Space Marine, THQ published a poster that says “Cover is for the weak”, clearly declaring the superiority of the Space Marines (™ with a capital S and a capital M) over the space marines (lowercase s and m) like Marcus Fenix and colleagues.

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JoelT3101d ago

Nothing wrong with a little friendly compition, except when one of the companies can care less.

ATi_Elite3101d ago

Yeh they are called Space Marines but technically they are Ultra Marines!

The similarities between WarHammer 40K and Gears is they both are third person shooters with big over sized characters (who all look like they use HGH) fighting aliens in outer space somewhere.

Other than that they both are completely inspired by Doom but not ripping each other off!!

Abriael3101d ago

Warhammer 40,000 was around quite a lot before Doom, just saying :D

ATi_Elite3101d ago

Doom video Game = 1993
Warhammer 40K Dawn of War video Game = 2004
Warhammer 40K action figure tabletop RTS game= 1987
Gears of War = 2006

WrAiTh Sp3cTr33101d ago

Yeah, I hope Epic doesn't take this as an insult, I don't think they would...but who knows? Anyway, cover is for the people who don't have 12 hearts and 7 lungs or whatever these Warhammer guys have tucked under that armor, lol. Btw, I loved the demo and will be picking it up...along with Gears.

TheXgamerLive3101d ago (Edited 3101d ago )

I'll guess that WH 40k will get around an 80/100 scores all around. it's just a bit better than ok, no competition for Gears of War 3 though.

Doom, however good would of been no inspiration for Gears.

Solid_Snake-3101d ago

gears ripped off warhammer.


Hufandpuf3101d ago

how exactly? There was no Warhammer game that played like Gears before it came out. In fact, Warhammer was a table top game and RTS before it even though about being a TPS. So explain this to me please. WH 40K Space marine is no Gears.

KidMakeshift3101d ago (Edited 3101d ago )

You clearly know nothing about Warhammer games then.

It's not just a table top game. It has a fully realized universe. Everything that makes up Gears Of War was well established in 40K mythos over 25 years ago.

And the whole "cover is for the weak" isn't necessarily a jab at Gears Of War since Space Marines in 40K do not take cover. Their armor is their cover and they're modified to show no fear and resist all pain to accomplish their mission.

Just saying

_Aarix_3100d ago

It would hath to be true to be fact. Theres very little similarties to the 2 if you actually played them.

antz11043100d ago

Gears did nothing of the sort. A run and gun TPS vs a series BEST known for a great RTS (note that I said best).

Played the demo for Warhammer and I don't care who came first or who inspired who, hands down I'll be playing Gears this September.

_Aarix_3100d ago

I find it funny that every body who hates on anything 360 related has a name related to ps3 (I know mgs was on other consoles)

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Flavor3101d ago

games workshop is the left out fat kid of the entertainment industry. They inspire (more like get ripped off by) world of warcraft & starcraft, inspire gears (hello chainsaw rifle and beefy overcompensating men in armor), then try and compete with their own franchises (warhammer online and space marine) and can only succeed in imitating their own imitators.

Jocosta3101d ago

Whoever disagreed with you are ignorant.

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Abriael3101d ago

Uncharted is more an action adventure than a third person shooter.

antz11043100d ago (Edited 3100d ago )

...and it's a third person shooter...

Urmomlol3101d ago (Edited 3101d ago )

THQ has a funny way of talking mad shit when their games are consistently inferior and sell way less copies.

It's like when Danny Bilson trashed Mass Effect's storyline. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Abriael3101d ago

Selling less copies is in no way an indication of being inferior. From the demo and what we've seen so far, quality-wise, Space Marine has plenty potential to compete against Gears 3 on an even level.

Adahn3101d ago

That is potentially true of the single player, but from what I've seen the multiplayer is a totally different story there.

Will be interesting to see how they compare on the co-op front though.

Hufandpuf3101d ago

Space Marine's demo is impressive, but no match for Gears.

ShinraE53101d ago

I couldn't agree with you more. Putting WH next to Gears is almost laughable.

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