Dawn of War Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Dawn of War RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Dawn of War 3 Pre-Alpha Footage Leaked https://www.gameskinny.com/7fu62/dawn-of-war-3-pre-alpha-footage-leaked https://www.gameskinny.com/7fu62/dawn-of-war-3-pre-alpha-footage-leaked Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:36:11 -0400 Kevin S. Behan

Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 3 Pre-Alpha footage managed to leak out. The original video put out by PC Games Hardware has been made private -- but not before fans got to see it and reupload it.

This installment in Relic's Dawn of War franchise seems to be reaching back to the first game of the series. Epic, huge battles with masses of infantry slugging it out while heroes or titanic walkers bring cinematic destruction. The cover systems of Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 2 have been seemingly eschewed in favor of macro army management over micro squad management.

While we can't get a truly in-depth look at the game's mechanisms yet, the presence of Gabriel Angelos on the field implies that the heroic commander units of Dawn of War 2 will be making a comeback. At the very least, the campaign will likely be utilizing hero units again, while combining it with the mass combat of Dawn of War 1

Keep in mind that this is all pre-alpha footage, and judgement should be reserved for the finished product. I'm just speculating from what I've seen in this video, there's no concrete details on gameplay nuance. I've been a fan of all of Relic's games personally, and am eager for more information during their E3 presentation today.

Dawn of War 3 Announced https://www.gameskinny.com/ueo4d/dawn-of-war-3-announced https://www.gameskinny.com/ueo4d/dawn-of-war-3-announced Tue, 03 May 2016 08:37:13 -0400 Stephen Johnston

Dawn of War 3 is the next installment in Relic Entertainment's RTS Warhammer 40k series. Planned for 2017, the trailer shows a great deal of Warhammer 40k look and feel including massive units, space marines, death, destruction and general mayhem. Check out the trailer above.

The best gear for competitive RTS games without emptying your wallet https://www.gameskinny.com/lj5n7/the-best-gear-for-competitive-rts-games-without-emptying-your-wallet https://www.gameskinny.com/lj5n7/the-best-gear-for-competitive-rts-games-without-emptying-your-wallet Sun, 28 Feb 2016 03:57:08 -0500 Kevin Cobban

Unlike FPSs and MMOs, playing competitive RTS games doesn't require expensive, high-end equipment. Many professional Starcraft 2 players prefer simple mice and keyboards when competing because they don't need the extra features you see on high-end gaming gear. Comfort and durability take priority over most other options, and everything else is just marketing to make gamers spend more than they need to.

With that being said, having the right gear can make a difference in RTS games. Professional gear can streamline your game-play by allowing for faster mouse clicks and fluid keystrokes, and the extra comfort helps during long practice sessions. Plus, professional gear is usually more durable.

After interviewing a Dawn of War 2 professional, looking at professional SC2 player's setups, and conducting research of my own, here is the gear I recommend for players looking to compete in RTS games.

For playing RTS games competitively, you need three things: A comfortable mouse with a fast response rate, a mechanical keyboard, and a thick mouse pad.  

Logitech G502 Proteus Core

As I mentioned before, comfort and response rate is the most important feature when picking out a good RTS mouse. The G502 features adjustable weights that can be placed on different areas, letting you control the feel of the mouse. The G502 also has an excellent DPI range of 200-12000, which fits the recommend range of 1000-2500 for RTS games.

Moreover, the mouse has an incredible one-millisecond response rate and 11 programmable buttons (although you won't need them). 

With so many great features and a slick design, it's surprising that the G502 costs between $67-79.99.

You can purchase the G502 on Amazon.

Next you will need a mechanical keyboard

Corsair Vengeance K65

What makes the K65 so valuable for RTS players is its simple, compact design, and Cherry MX Red Key Switches. The design cuts out the number pad and extra programmable keys, thus making your finger movements quicker.

Also, red key switches are ideal for RTS gaming because they have a low click resistance, allowing for fluid movements and making it easy to give multiple commands with no feedback. The K65 also features 100% anti-ghosting so each click will register no matter how fast your APM is. 

However, if you prefer keys with more feedback, then consider the Corsair STRAFE MX Brown. Brown keys offer a slight physical and audio feedback so you know when you hit a key.

The K65 can be purchased here, and STRAFE here.

Long practice sessions can be hard on your wrists so pick up a nice mouse pad to avoid discomfort or injuries.

SteelSeries QcK Mass 

Many professional RTS players use SteelSeries mouse pads, and for good reason. They are durable, comfortable, and affordable. I've had my SteelSeries pad for years and its held up great. The padding supports your wrist and lets you play for hours without feeling discomfort. 

Even if you dislike the the size or thickness, SteelSeries sells several different pads so I'm sure you can find one that fits your needs.

You can purchase the Qck here.

These recommendations will be more than enough to get you ready for any RTS tournament.

Keep in mind the limitations of all professional gaming gear. An expensive mouse or keyboard won't make a difference if you lack the mechanics management skills needed in RTS games. A professional SC2 player with a cheap windows keyboard and mouse would still win against a lesser-skilled opponent with better gear. So emphasize practicing above all else. 






The Alphabet Soup of Video Games https://www.gameskinny.com/h60wk/the-alphabet-soup-of-video-games https://www.gameskinny.com/h60wk/the-alphabet-soup-of-video-games Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:53:19 -0400 Proto Foe


Z is for The Legend of Zelda.


Y is for Yuna, summoner and beauty of Final Fantasy X.


X is for Xenosaga.


W is for Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War.


V is for Vagrant Story.


U is for Ultima Online.


T is for Titanfall.


S is for Super Mario Bros. 


S is for Super Mario Bros. Well, maybe not this one.


R is for Resident Evil.


Q is for Quake.


P is for Phantasy Star Online.


O is for Otacon of Metal Gear Solid fame. He will follow Snake in to any situation... From the safety of a plane.


N is for Duke Nukem.


M is for Mass Effect


L is for Lost Odyssey.


K is for Kingdom Hearts.


J is for JC Denton of the Deus Ex universe.


I is for Ikaruga.


H is for .Hack 


G is for Goat Simulator.


F is for Final Fantasy. Yes, even those ones.


E is for The Elder Scolls.


D is for Dark Souls.


C is for Cortana. The faithful companion of Halo's Master Chief.


B is for Bravely Default.


A is for Alone in the Dark. 


A is for Alone in the Dark. Okay, not this one!


The Alphabet Soup of Video Games tastes different to everyone. Here is my mix, I hope it tastes good to you.

Relic Hints at a New Dawn of War Title! https://www.gameskinny.com/509uy/relic-hints-at-a-new-dawn-of-war-title https://www.gameskinny.com/509uy/relic-hints-at-a-new-dawn-of-war-title Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:19:43 -0400 Jeremy

I'll come out and say this right now. I'm a Warhammer 40K fanboy. I love the tabletop, the games, the books, everything. I love the over the top races, the ridiculous technology, the crazy weapons and aliens. And you can bet your butt I loved Dawn of War and Dawn of War 2. Once THQ went bankrupt, I had a sad period, knowing in my heart that I wouldn't get DoW 3 now.

But now, it looks like I may not have to commit sepukku. Relic has come out to say that, once their work on Company of Heroes is taken care of, there is a strong possibility of a new Dawn of War game. When I heard that Relic had been picked up by Sega, the first thing I remember thinking of was a Total War styled game, only set in the Warhammer 40K or Warhammer Fantasy settings.

Now if Dawn of War 3 comes out, it will probably be the next RTS I sink a good chunk of time into. I've been looking and looking for something to fill the gap, and Supreme Commander 2 just isn't cutting it anymore. I hope Relic finishes up soon, and starts up on a new Dawn of War title. I need to get my Imperial Guard on!