Posts Tagged ‘command-and-conquer’

Community Conquers: C&C Online Salvages Multiplayer

By Adam Smith on July 7th, 2014.

The Command and Conquer franchise is almost twenty years old and it may already be on its last legs. The free-to-play Generals 2 had been rebranded as simply ‘Command & Conquer’ when EA decided to pull the plug and it’s all been quiet on the (formerly) Westwood front since then. Indeed, the cries of havoc and unleashing of time travelling, Tesla-faced dogs of war were almost silenced for good when multiplayer support vanished as part of the GameSpy cull. The community has stepped in though, with free servers for the five C&C games affected.

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The Staring Eyes of Natasha Henstridge

By Kieron Gillen on April 22nd, 2008.

Which is my way of distracting you from the fact we’re linking to a lot of stuff we’ve written elsewhere today. This time it’s Alec’s review of Kane’s Wrath which PC Gamer have put on their electro-net-commuicato-think masters C&VG. In it he says things like… oh, go and read it. Now… I’ve reviewed it. Jim’s done it for someone else. Walker is clearly never going to play it. Sounds like time for an RPS Verdict.

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Kane’s Wrath: Mechapede Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on February 9th, 2008.

Take a look at this bonkers unit trailer for the forthcoming C&C expansion, Kane’s Wrath. And RTS developers, if you’re reading, more insane units like this, please:

You never bug us, Gamertrailers.

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C&C: Exposition Wars

By Alec Meer on July 31st, 2007.

To placate angry fans, Command & Conquer 3′s Executive Producer (now there’s a title which, in film-land at least, means nothing, apart from ‘gets to swim in all the money’) Mike Verdu has posted on the official forums apologising for inconsistencies in the game’s plot in context to the C&C ‘universe’, and pledging to fix them ASAP.

The degree to which men can obsess over insignificant details fascinates me at the best of times (though admittedly, I’m just as bad, being able to name what year each of the 50-odd versions of Optimus Prime was released in off the top of my head). But complaining about inconsistencies in perhaps the most deliberately silly RTS of all time? I honestly can’t believe there’s guys who take its plot seriously. You’re supposed to laugh at it – I did. Man, I really enjoyed C&C 3 for its over-the-top ease and big, happy dumbness, but anal trolls taking it too seriously makes me wonder if I was looking at it entirely wrong.

Oh, and the kind of stuff they’re bitching about? “A video briefing sequence in C&C 3 identifies the date as 2028, but that is inconsistent with the 2030 date set out in TS: Firestorm.” Glad you’re putting your passion for protest into a worthy cause, guys.

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