Posts Tagged ‘Red Alert 3’

Red Alert 3.5: Red Alertier

By Alec Meer on January 9th, 2009.

As sure as the spinning of the Earth, the ageing of a man and the fury of a Metal Gear Solid 4 fan at finding the game isn’t at the top of someone’s game of the year list, there are expansions for every Command and Conquer game. Red Alert 3 – a game that seemed a little lost in the tidal wave of big Winter releases – is next to get the add-on treatment, with a little number EA are calling Uprising.

It’s specifically focused on the single player/co-op modes, by the sound of it – featuring four new mini-campaigns, one of which they’re describing as something of a dungeon crawler mode. I.e. it’s possibly doing what Dawn of War II is doing. Trends are funny things. Oh, and they’re promising an even larger Hollywood cast, which means Kieron and Leigh will probably get to talk about mammaries again. Below the info-hurdle, a snippet of footage and ENTHUSIASTIC SHOUTING NERDY MAN going into more detail about what EA claim is one of the best C&C expansions they’ve ever made. Given the underwhelming C&C3: Kane’s Wrath, that’s a bold promise.
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Command. Also, Conquer: Red Alert 3 Demo

By Kieron Gillen on November 25th, 2008.

Yesterday, the demo for the much-hyped via the medium of uniform-clad-hotties Red Alert 3 came out. Why didn’t we blog about it then? Because it was clearly far more important to tell you about two year old racing games and web puzzle games, obv. Priorities. The demo is – erk – nearly 2 gigs in size and includes the full 7 minute intro, three tutorials and a mission from both soviet and US campaigns. Get it from here. Or, go beneath the cut to see the final results of EA marketing’s nervous breakdown.
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They Hate Apple Pie – Yet More Red Alert 3 Trailers

By John Walker on October 24th, 2008.

Winner of The Most Balloons In An RTS Award.

Red Alert 3‘s just a week away now, but that’s no reason for EA to stop pumping out ludicrous trailers. Three more now, and I don’t doubt there’ll be others. This time there’s one for each of the playable factions, intercutting game action with hammier acting than a pig-only production of Hamlet. (Yes, I went there).

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New Red Alert 3 Trailer Actually Shows Game!

By John Walker on October 6th, 2008.

Key feature: killer whale units. Also, I quite like the idea of Jonathan Pryce congratulating me on anything I achieve in gaming.

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Red Alert 3: Does It Contain A Game As Well?

By John Walker on September 30th, 2008.

I wish this were really a 1980s cop show.

After we posted EA’s last Red Alert 3 video, featuring a dance remix of the various actors in the FMV, we commented that things were getting a little peculiar. We then received a cryptic email from someone within MTV telling us, “You haven’t seen anything yet…”

While the latest official video doesn’t quite reach the heights of the previous one, it does contain some extremely strange moments. This time it’s all about the boys.

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Red Alert 3: Dance Remix Party Fun Time

By John Walker on September 19th, 2008.

Get out of House's head!

Really, despite appearances, I couldn’t be less interested in Red Alert 3. That’s a game for the other three to get all excited about, while I’m playing something about crying. But they keep releasing increasingly ridiculous videos, and that gets my attention. The latest, below, it’s on a whole new level. It’s a sort of late 80s “dance remix” of various actors saying their hackneyed lines. Yeah, resist clicking “more” now, suckers.

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Jenny McCarthy Has A Warrior Inside Her

By John Walker on September 15th, 2008.

Warrior Jenny McCarthy.

I like Jenny McCarthy. I think she’s pretty funny. I remember first seeing her on Singled Out and thinking she was great. My sister loves her pregnancy books. Look, full confession, I even kind of liked her sitcom, Jenny. It was awful, yes, but it seemed to know that. For seventeen episodes. But boy oh boy, does she suck in the clip from Red Alert 3 below.

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Red Alert Free

By Alec Meer on August 31st, 2008.

Do you see what I did there? Because ‘free’ rhymes with ‘three’ and… I’m so sorry. It was either that or an ‘In Soviet Russia, retro RTS downloads you’ gag.

Yes, the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert is now available for no-pennies, to promote the upcoming RA3 and to celebrate today marking 13 years of C&C all-told. Which seems an odd birthday to make a fuss over, but hey, keep it up. Let’s have C&C3 for free next year, eh?
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Red Alert 3: “Make-up makes foes ill-at-ease”

By Kieron Gillen on August 23rd, 2008.

Just in case you were in danger of thinking Red Alert 3 in any way was taking itself seriously, in the comments of RPS’ hardcore games critic analysis of the hardcore sex possibilities of the RA3 cast, RotBot wondered why Yuriko Omega wasn’t in the trailer. It’s probably lucky, as with Leigh’s peccadilloes she’d probably have exploded over the possibilities of a Japanese psychic-schoolgirl fighting the previously-discussed armoured parachuting bears. Actually, now I look again, I’m not sure that’s actually fighting.

Assorted you-tube scavenged videos and mocking of youtube commenters beneath the cut.
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Red Alert 3 Trailer Analysis: “War and Boobs”

By Kieron Gillen on August 21st, 2008.

There's so many images in this one, I'll be damned if I'm going to caption them all. Fill in your own, eh?

You may have noticed that with Red Alert 3 EA are pressing the button marked “Sex” as if it were a magical device which ejaculated streams of money. Which it may well be. Now that they’ve actually released details of the full cast, being a serious games site, I thought it of critical importance we analysed whether by spending such tall-dollars they’ve managed to succeed in titilating us. I called the undisputed Miss Sex of videogame journalism, Gamasutra and Sexyvideogameland‘s Leigh Alexander, and we went through the trailer together, deciding who was hot and who was not. You might be surprised by the results. You may not be surprised to discover I was drinking.
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E3: The Trailers – C&C Red Alert 3

By Alec Meer on July 15th, 2008.

A good look at the naval combat, and the new race’s Big Stompy Robots. And the bears. The armoured bears. Joy.

Edit: beneath the cut, a newer-footage trailer focusing on newbie nation the Japanese Empire.
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“Well What’s Happenin’, C&C Community?”

By Alec Meer on June 23rd, 2008.

we were ruder about the video in our super-secret RPS chat channel

I hesitate slightly to post about this, as the last time I talked about C&C: Red Alert’s music and offhandedly mentioned that it had never especially moved me personally, I received a furious email from an Angry Internet Man about how I had zero music taste and should show some respect for what its composer Frank Klepacki had done for gaming.

Going on the below video, I suspect street-talkin’ Klepacki himself would refer to it as respec’, however. Here he is, “throwing a shout out” to his fans, who will be very happy to hear that he’s officially on Red Alert 3 soundtrack duties. Me? Well… oh, look over there – that dog has a puffy tail!
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15 Minutes of Red Alert 3 Fame

By Alec Meer on May 29th, 2008.

Yep, a 15-minute long footage video of the upcoming C&C3-but-with-bears strategy sequel. 15 minutes! This is almost as ludicrous as those 90-minute long cutscenes in Metal Gear Solid 4. Actually, no, there’s nothing as ludicrous as that, and I feel sick and furious whenever I think about it. Anyway! Red Alert 3, and lots of it:

All fairly much as expected, in both positive and negative senses. Shame about that droning voiceover, though (I’m sure he’s a lovely chap, of course). A suitably in-theme Stalin impersonator would have made preposterous lines like “hopefully we’ll find some more Destroyers to mince up” significantly less mortifying.

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