Posts Tagged ‘Red Alert 3’

“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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Like C&C3, But With Better Water

By Alec Meer on May 17th, 2008.

Your attention, Comrades. Beneath the cut is the first trailer for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, which has popped up on the face of the internet like some sort of damned-pinko-commie-scum pimple outbreak just this afternoon (in Her Majesty’s Royal Imperial Commonwealth All That Is Right Time anyway – presumably it’s some godforsaken hour in the morning for ye Yanquis). It brings with it a release date of sorts – October, apparently.

What will immediately have fans squealing is the return of the original RA’s Hell March RA2′s Hell March theme, as composed by Frank Klepacki – who I believe now hangs his hat on Petroglyph’s, er, hatstand rather than EA’s, so presumably this is just a straight re-using. Never quite understood the fuss about RA’s music myself, but it’s perhaps reassuring that the game’s looking to its heritage so.
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Someone Says Something Nice About PC Shocker

By John Walker on March 20th, 2008.

Are you sure sir, it does mean changing all three bulbs?

With all the moaning and bitching about the PC of late, it’s a relief to hear EA championing the format. According to a recent Eurogamer article, EA say that the consoles still can’t keep up with the real-time strategy.

“Console RTS design has come a long way, but I don’t know if you will be able to lead design of a true RTS, which is so inherently reliant on the mouse and keyboard combination, on the console. It’s one of the reasons we don’t do cross platform play – the way RTS’ [sic] are meant to be played, the PC guys would be so much faster.”

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Are You Or Have You Ever Been A Communist?

By Alec Meer on March 17th, 2008.

In just 11 days we all get to find out the secrets of Kane’s brain-hat, in the very goofy-lookin’ but presumably super-fun C&C3: Kane’s Wrath. Do we care? Well, we’d care a lot more if we weren’t thinking about C&C: Red Alert 3 instead. Armoured bears! New screenshots beneath the cut – sadly bearless, however.
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Red Alert: Now With Armoured Bears

By Alec Meer on February 14th, 2008.

Dick Cheney believes Russia is actually like this

Following yesterday’s shock-ish reveal, EA have let slip the dogs of press release, containing the first actual goss on Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. Read on for alls we’ves gots so fars. Including pictures. Pretty, pretty pictures.
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