About Us

MardukeWatchmen is a brotherhood, a family. The group has been composed of hardcore RTS gamers who have grown into casual multi-gaming cross-platform moms and dads. The membership finds games each year to play together on either the PC, Xbox360, PS3 or Wii. The guilds Marduke & Watchmen joined forces in September 2009. This blog has been created to assemble and share information about the guild MardukeWatchmen and it's existence over the past 9 years.

Monday, February 23, 2009

RTS Rebirth

Halo Wars is coming to consoles this Saturday, February 28. I hope to see a lot of Mardukes online for our first major RTS title since AoE3.

Backed by the same company that Microsoft sold-out (ref. article here) and now supporting the game as Robot Entertainment.

Stay tuned to see if some of the great RTS players come out of the wood-work & rise up the ladder like the legends of past...Nathan...Maximus...Timo...Mits...In2TheSea...Sacrafix...Xena.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blood & Gore

Mardukes & friends assembled to play homage to Friday the 13th with some bloody 360 games. The night started off with zombies in "Left 4 Dead". Then gears were switched literally to "Gears of War 2".

Brokeback Cowboy

See some more here: Bloodmount Pwnage & Pre-headshot

Sunday, February 8, 2009

New SpringWidget - DC Online

A few Mardukes were into the MMORPG City of Heroes game a couple years back. So the DC Universe Online could draw a few of us back.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hello Halo Wars & good-bye Ensemble

It has been at least 5 years since an RTS game has sucessfully lured Mardukes back to the genre. It also marks the last for the game developer as Microsoft closes the doors after the games completion. Ref article here.

The game releases on the Xbox360 on March 3, 2009 so it's still unknown how many Mardukes will grab it. Lots of potential coming from the same developer that made the series well known to old school Mardukes, Age of Empires. Check back in a month to hear the outcome!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Flickr: Marduke

Marduke has had various photo clients over the years. Many of them were free and therefore limited to some extent. The last one used at guildsforever was bought out by competition who stopped updating it. I have used flickr personally for several years and decided to create a public Marduke group on Flickr.

If you have Flickr then be sure to pop in and send me a note so I can add you to the group, otherwise just visit to look at old pictures of members, events, site pages, signatures, etc. I will continue to make the Marduke set/collection bigger and bigger.

Flickr: Marduke can be found here.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Marduke Membership

Who is still affiliated with Marduke? Some of the Marduke membership have come and gone; never to return. There have been a good number of folks that have always been around. We all take time off, get bored, leave to try something else but eventually the core group returns to check in.The core group that has been active the most in online gaming (PC, Xbox360, PS3, Wii) or posting on the marduke bbs throughout Marduke's lifespan have gone by the following names: AllaXul999, Bogart, Damien Mephisto, Dan1157, DeViL, Dingy Harry, Guildguru, Isometric, MasterChef, Marvel, Matt1157, Mits, Nightwings, Patrician, Opsteel, Sacrifix, St_Jedi, TMan, and Woodstock. Check out the Legendary Crew post for details on our current and past members.
If you are out there, leave a comment about yourself and your ties to Marduke.

This blog was inspired by a comment made recently - thx MasterChef.