Posts Tagged ‘Westwood’

Have You Played… Blade Runner?

By Alice O'Connor on November 3rd, 2014.

He say you blade runner.

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

It feels like stepping into Ridley Scott’s film. Sets and touchstones are lovingly recreated. Machinery clicks, beeps, and wheezes exactly as you’d expect. The atmosphere is malevolent, and you’re quickly in over your head. But wait, I say as if the headline and screenshot haven’t made this abundantly clear, I’m talking about Blade Runner, not Alien: Isolation. Westwood’s 1997 adventure game is a bit of a mess, but it’s a special one.

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Three C&Cs For Free

By Alec Meer on February 13th, 2010.

Free C and C Four Three. C Free and Three Four C. She sells seashells on the seashore. Aaargh. Anyway! The first three Command & Conquer games: no-pennies. A welcome promotional wotsit by EA on the eve-ish of C&C4: Tiberian Twilight, the only price you have to pay to get your hands on C&C, Red Alert and Tiberian Sun (plus the Firestorm expansion) is to take the time to burn/extract some ISOs. It’s all over here. Of course, you’ll need to buy C&C3 to get the entire Tiberium story, but that can be summed up as “Earth’s screwed, nasty aliens arrive, Kane wants to pal up with them, Kane’s killed again (except not), Earth’s even more screwed.”

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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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