Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Titanicus Cometh

Games Day 2008 is less than a couple of months away now, and one of the new Black Library book releases that will be available on the day is the hefty tome Titanicus by Dan Abnett.

I'm looking forward to picking up a copy of this one myself, but don't you just love marketing guys and their advertising hype? Over at the Black Library site they are naturally bigging up the imminent new hardback but they're describing it as 'the first Black Library novel with Titans as a main feature'.

Now, excuse me if I'm speaking out of turn, but didn't Crusade for Armageddon have a Titan and its crew as a main feature back in - oh, when was it - 2003? And they've featured in a fair few other novels to a greater or lesser extent of course as well.

It reminds me of when Masters of Magic came out earlier this year, a book which supposedly focused on the Colleges of Magic for the first time when (in 2003 again) Magestorm related the tale of a Bright Wizard and his quest to save Wolfenburg from destruction by the forces of Chaos.

Ho hum - people have short memories when it comes to hyping up the Next Big Thing.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Mataeus said...

As you know it happens all the time in every form of entertainment... PC games for example. I remember when (the excellent) 'Bioshock' came out last year, advertising itself as a 'genetically enhanced shooter with customisable weapons and bio modifications to create a unique FPS experience'... Surely I wasn't the only one thinking "Hmm... That sounds like the same blurb I read about (the equally excellent) 'Deus Ex' about seven years ago!"

July 23, 2008 at 11:49 AM  

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