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Command & Conquer 4

9 years ago

EA vs EA’s DRM

I forget what we have and haven't said about the DRM in Command & Conquer 4, but if you've somehow not heard, the long-story-short is that it's very similar to Ubisoft's always-online horror-thing. Lose your connection and you get kicked to the menu-based curb. The difference is that there's a persistent experience rank/unlock system, a la Modern Warfare, so it's at least trying to use…

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The Other Twilight: C&C4 Reviewed

You heard the lead designer's take on the final chapter of the Tiberium saga this morning, and now here's what I, a man who plays too many videogames, think of this RTS do-ever. Well, it's over on Eurogamer rather than here, but it's always a pleasure to see you splendid gamery types pop back to RPS to share your thoughts. Having seen what an evidently…

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Tiberium Loremaster: C&C4’s Samuel Bass

Command & Conquer 4 arrives this week to the tutting of sceptics. The new game is different: no base-building, no economy. It's also the end of the Tiberium saga. What does it all mean? The man responsible for concluding Kane is Samuel Bass, and last night we spoke to him about the end of the Tiberium saga, experimental RTSs, the value of the PC, King's…

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C&C4 Open Beta Opening Up

The Command & Conquer 4 multiplayer beta test will indeed be open, and it's happening today. It's scheduled for 9AM PST, which by my calculations is in about two hours. You'll want to be keep an eye over here for details. Oh, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer beta is up too. Grab those keys where you can. We haven't got any, obviously, because why…

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And Now: C&C4 Video With Stuff Explained

Want to know what C&C4 looks like in play? You'll be wanting no longer, thanks to the rabid newshounds of VG247, who have sniffed out a five-minute video with developer commentary. I've posted said video below. It's all game footage. So go take a look, and then slam your fist on the beer-swollen counter of the internet, registering your drunken demands in the comments section,…

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Command & Conquer 4, Mechanics Trailer

Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight will be released on March 16th, which means it might just nip into our gaming consciousness before Starcraft II's "Spring" release. The fourth game in the series is probably going to have its work cut out to face down the Blizzardian behemoth, and with all the rumours of layoffs at EA, you have to wonder about the developmental fate…

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NOD And A Wink: C&C4’s Producer Explains All

Last week I sat down Jim Vessella, one of the producers at EA LA working on next year’s Command & Conquer 4. In between having our ears blasted by someone testing the building’s fire alarm, which did admittedly add an appropriate sense of apocalypse to proceedings, we chatted about how and why the RTS genre has changed, the split between single and multiplayer strategy, and…

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C&C4: A Little Lore Goes A Long Way

Semi-surprise sequel Command & Conquer 4 (its subtitle is still TBC; there's currently a contest for fans to submit one. I've submitted 'Those little red guys and little blue guys still really don't like each other') is starting to drop hints about its mooted formula shake-up all over the shop. Or, at least, people are cheekily scanning and summarising magazine preview features, the distillation of…

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Command & Conquer Concludes

This is odd. The revelation that there is to be a Command & Conquer 4 is scarcely any surprise, as EA's rejuvenated franchise seems to be on a bit of a roll these days (bar the cancellation of FPS Tiberium). That they're saying it will finish the Tiberium saga is the shocker - surely its silly sci-fi storyline was designed to blather away forever? A…

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