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Games Workshop's Place Holder for the Horus Heresy Game


It looks like Games Workshop has set up a place holder on the GW Webstore for the Horus Heresy. The address matches up with the heading for a game, and while the page was blank, its been since removed. While it could be something for the Black Library, it's quite possibly what we have been waiting for in regards to the recent rumors of a new stand alone game.


Here is the address where it was found. Since most people missed it, the image at the top of the article is what was at the location before it was removed.
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/The-Horus-Heresy

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  1. It's just a generic 404 error...

    If you enter http://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Satanic_Cats it give you the same page...

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    1. Rumors point to a Q4 release for satanic cats, wouldn't be on the site yet

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    2. check the pic above for what was there, before gw removed it.

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    3. I dont get it?
      Whats on the pic that is HH releated?

      Is it April 1st today???

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    4. No offense Natfka, but on this one I'd be more inclined to believe to website glitched out and just didn't show the 404 error.

      I doubt GW would patch in pieces of websites like that and then just remove them. It's poor web-development

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    5. Seb, look at the web address.

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    6. Chewee- it could be nothing like you say. It was like that for the uk site as well.

      Gw does often accidentally leave a page they are working on up and available. This would not be the first time

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    7. Did you Typ it in?
      What about it?

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    8. Seb, read the URL. It's pretty obvious.

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    9. It isn't an accident. When you design a web page you have to occasionally test that a change will work. You then revert to a previously saved state. All websites do it. There just isn't a group of fanatical server attackers on them.

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    10. It's not an accident, assuming it's legit. There are ways to spoof this, aside from photoshopping the image which could leave traces.

      All sites 404 by default, if there's nothing there, and no access controls on it. Now, it might just be that they are adding a new HH landing page to sell FW on the GW site...

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    11. At the time of previous post with HorusHeresy element at site I was sceptical, now it seems that they have funny IT environment, mess there and HH speculation backed by these two events might be true : )

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    12. I still dont get what the URL is supposed to prove?

      Its Not like anyone clicked a Button on the normal site and was directed to a HH Site.
      If you Typ HH in the as URL what does that prove? The pic Shows nothing HH releated. If anything it Shows no HH existed under the URL.

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    13. I've already proven below that Google's robots found and indexed that page.

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    14. I saw it when someone posted the link in the comments of a previous post, it was the bloodthirster one I think, but it definitely worked then.

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  2. Not anymore, getting error 404 now.

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  3. Yeah, but earlier on I entered the address and didn't get a 404 message. Could be that GW have taken down the original page already.

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    1. yea, its gone now. it was there earlier.

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    2. Nothing, but the URL worked and didn;t flag a 404 error, this has happened before as they build the blank page and test the URL. Harlequins were another one where blank pages were found if I remember rightly.

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    3. @seb its not what was 'on' the page, it's that the URL linked to a page that even existed. When a page doesn't exist, a 404 error is auto-generated. That means someone purposely and specifically created the \horusheresy page in the website subdirectory. While the screenshot shows they didn't give it any body content (what you expect to be unique to a particular page on the GW site, the universal header and footers are present.

      So it's not what was 'on' the page, it's that the page even existed, albeit temporarily. Or the photo was faked, but I believe Natfka snapped this one himself.

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  4. yea, check the image. It apparently was like that for UK site as well. Its all down though now.

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  5. It was. Either GW is teasing us, or they figured out the botch and removed it.

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  6. Did you actually see this Natfka? Is that your actual screen shot?

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    1. You can see my bookmark categories

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    2. giveaway is "outlook" tab.

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    3. Whilst its a legit screen shot i really wouldn't get to excited about URL's resolving, its a standard feature of a CMS to present a friendly error page typically of the default layout sans content (im not talking about the 404 error that's displayed now). The site admins will get notified of anything that trips causes an error behind the scenes and manually patch the hole... Of course if this was a place holder it make no sense that they would experiment on the live public site and not the UAT/Test/Internal site they almost certainly have. That said it would be interesting to see the source of the page just incase there is hidden content

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    4. Historically GW tests live.They have done this countless times before.

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    5. I'm sure we had similar for Harlequins a few weeks back.

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  7. Google's robots made it to that URL, which means it DID exist.

    Type that url into the search field on Google.com

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    1. Googling "www.games-workshop.com/en-us/The-Horus-Heresy" gives a GW site as the top hit.

      Googling "www.games-workshop.com/en-us/Satanic-Cats" gives this article as its top hit.

      The pic above is real.

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    2. Probably because of everyone trying to click the link posted here. Google directs you to the site with the top number of hits.

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  8. It worked thos aftenoon and they killed it. When it was live I tried all versions of Blood Bowl to see if it was an old place holder maybe, those 404'd, something is afoot

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  9. Warhammer 30k. Astartes against Astartes (as if that already wasnt reality in most tourney matchups). Oh how exciting.

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    1. it really is a good game, far less competitive. And this is from an Eldar player primarily :P

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  10. I saw this a few days ago when someone posted it on bolter & chainsword. It was legit.

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  11. Couple of other things I noticed on GW (sorry if old or known):

    Codex Astra Militarum is now softback only - http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Codex-Astra-Militarum-Softback-ENG

    The 40k listing for the Bloodthirster is showing as Sold Out and No Longer Available - http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Chaos-Daemons-Bloodthirster

    Of course that demon listing is shared with Fantasy so it could be a mistake or there will be a round base for the new 'thirster. Or OMG square bases for 40k etc ;-)

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    1. Going on that softback price, if they keep the same pricing costs and translate it to the rest of the world (with exchange rates and all).. yeah it's a softback but it is quite a bit cheaper (at least in the US) from 50+ dollars to a bit less than 40 USD.. not much but it's something? cue the zomg quality complaints.. tho

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    2. It looks the U.S. store only has the mini codex

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  12. Now I know why GW spent 4m on their site it was so they could have URLs with Captial letters lol.

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