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Posted: Oct 13th 2011 10:43PM real65rcncom said

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whoopsies.

NOT the way to get press. Either way, seems like a bad PR week for THQ...

Posted: Oct 13th 2011 11:29PM paterah said

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@real65rcncom THQ said their deadline was Q1 2013 some months ago, I think most people took "Available March 31" a bit out of context....
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Posted: Oct 13th 2011 11:51PM real65rcncom said

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@paterah said: THQ said their deadline was Q1 2013 some months ago, I think most people took "Available March 31" a bit out of context...."
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yeah, I would say this overzealous fan's postings from Warseer didn't help either:

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5839558&postcount=39


It's where all the info on the story came from if you trace it back. He claims this:

"A little birdy has dropped me some more info as well".. and then posted all that info, which now has THQ scrambling to shipright.

That's why I say it' hasn't been a good PR week for them and War40K. I'm guessing THQ is thinking, with fans like this, who needs trolls?

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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 9:23AM Lafajet said

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@real65rcncom

Warseer is usually pretty good about finding early info on new miniature and army book releases, so it wouldn't really surprise me if a lot of the features on that list turn out to be true. That being said, regardless if it's true or not I can see why THQ has gone on the defensive here. Just goes to show how different the vide game media landscape is compared to other that of other hobbies (and how willing they are to report on anything that seems even remotely true like it's the word of god, sometimes).
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 3:37PM Tyrang said

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@Lafajet

What this is, is that THQ has doubt about even releasing the game now. Anyone read the "conflict" talk about sequel to Space Marine and the MMO? MMO is a heavy investment. home console game is a smaller investment and Space Marine is doing ok. THQ thinks that they share the same audiences and thus MMO is redundent.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2011 11:46PM yeppers said

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You know what makes me sick thinking about a 2013 release date? Just imagine how many gPotato and Aeriola F2P reiterations there are going to be from now until then...

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:16AM jealouspirate said

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I don't really know what to say about any article on this game except that I'd really like it to be good.

Please, game, be good. Please. I will buy you.

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:42AM Vandal said

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Shoot, that's too bad. It would have been nice to get some solid info on the game. Plus if they were releasing that much it would certainly have meant it was farther along than I thought.

Oh well, I'm fine with them being quiet until they have things hammered out to the point where they know it works. As long as the game is good, the community will wait.

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 1:10AM (Unverified) said

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no one announces release that far in advance, its not a surprise

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 1:38AM Shadowstorm said

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Most of what the list said was either already confirmed (darksiders engine for example) or inconsequential.

Not exactly shocking that it turned out to be fake.

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 4:18PM Vandal said

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@Shadowstorm I hadn't heard any word on possible classes. That would have given more insight into the game design.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 2:47AM Utakata said

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I guess it's back to "Release date or GTFO!" comments for the next 2 years or so. I was hoping they where doing that to circumvent rabid fanboi impatience, but I should of known. That is, if it's not practised industry standards, it's most likely false. :(

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 5:34AM FrostPaw said

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Of course, if some outsider started leaking actual game details unannounced it would be a good idea to tell people they were "speculative at best" rather than say they were completely false.

The term "speculative" leaves room for them to be true were as claiming they are false would require a definite statement of exclusion.

While I admit getting caught up in the excitement (I even spread the info via my blog) if you ignore the way it was just lumped all into one release which is clearly unprofessional many of the points are plausible.

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:24PM Shadowstorm said

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@FrostPaw They couldn't outright call everything a fabrication, as there were a number of things on that list that have already been confirmed or are so obvious a choice that they're almost a given.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 9:14AM KDolo said

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here's to hoping the "Order vs. Disorder" grouping of races is only rumor.

I imagine it is, as THQ has never shown any of the races working together and in at least one campaign scenario the eldar duping the orcs

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 11:35AM Gaugamela said

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I really really hope that the two faction system is only rumors. They should look at Prime and Planetside 2 who are going to compete for the same type of gamers to see that 3 factions is the best choice.

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:25PM Shadowstorm said

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@Gaugamela It's not a rumor. They've confirmed 2 factions numerous times, so go take your 3 faction fan club and find another game.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 2:06PM Spacegrass said

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Hopefully this means the auto-targeting is a rumor. I'd also like it if the 2-faction system were a rumor, but I doubt this is the case, as having multiple factions would be much more difficult to implement.

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 3:38PM Germaximus said

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I hope not cuz that list blew my mind. lol
I cant wait for this freakin game if its anything like what was mentioned.

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