Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Warhammer 40K Featured on the BBC


Reading this you would think there aren't any other companies out there bar GW. But then, most non-gamers (and gamer's mums) have only heard of GW after all.

7 comments:

whiskeytangofoxtrot said...

I read this earlier - yes, it plays up the "grown men and little soldiers" angle, but it does a far better job at conveying the fun, the hobby aspects, and the community behind 40k than most articles.

The Angry Lurker said...

It's a lot better than I thought it would be when I clicked the link...

Lead Legion said...

Yes, it's a lot more favourable of the hobby than I thought it would be. Perhaps it helps that the journalist's son is involved in the game.

irbyz said...

> But then, most non-gamers (and gamer's mums) have only heard of GW after all.

There's certainly no excuse for that outwith the UK. GW only ripped apart the gaming community over here, I thought. ^^

Kudos for posting a link. It's still the most shared item on the BBC News website and picking up /far/ more attention over there than it is on "RPG" boards. Looks like that artificial split really did become a permanent one...

Lead Legion said...

No, I'm pretty sure they'd been ripping of customers everywhere. Did you know that GW miniatures cost MORE in the US, even when shipping and currency exchange is taken into account?

On top of that, they've been known to stop trading with Game Stores in the US who buy Games Workshop products from UK retail outlets to sell in the states. It's cheaper for US and Canadian stores to order from UK retailers than to order from GW wholesale.

Ray Rousell said...

I thought GW was the only one!!!!

Lead Legion said...

Suuuurrrrrrrreeeeeee you did Ray :D