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The Orks go WAAAGH! in a new Dawn of War 3 gameplay trailer

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Last week, we got a look at the Dawn of War 3 Eldar hero unit Jain Zar, a high-mobility, high-damage melee unit and "one of the most fabled Eldar in recent times." Now, by way of this IGN First gameplay trailer, it's time to take a look at a slightly different bunch of boyz: The Orks. 

The video provides a look at the Ork faction as a whole rather than a profile of an individual character, and it isn't narrated or annotated, so there's no detailed breakdown of what's happening on the screen. But it does show off a variety of units, from individual Boyz to towering Stompas, and they seem quite effective in combat, if not especially elegant. It's a pretty clear implementation of this line from Ork tactics entry at 1d4chan.org: "Run Boyz up to enemy, krump, and go home." 

James spent some time with Dawn of War 3 in September at PAX West, and came away suitably impressed by its current pre-release state—and that sweet orbital laser. (But who doesn't like orbital lasers, right?) It's expected to be ready for release sometime next year. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.