Throwback Thursday for 27th of August


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Time for this week's Throwback Thursday, and we are continuing with the theme of looking back at famous actors that have appeared in Command & Conquer games. This week its Tim Curry's appearance in 2008's Red Alert 3, he portrayed Premier Cherdenko, leader of the Soviet Union. Tim Curry is veteran British actor with an impressive list of film and television credits to his name. He has very unique and devilish grin that always shines through in Red Alert 3. In recent years, Tim Curry hasn't been doing to well with his health. He suffered a stroke in July 2012, but according to reports, he's recovering now and doing much better. Earlier in 2015 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Actors Fund of America.

 

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Cool Artwork of Rocket Angel from Red Alert 3


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Thanks to @Kevin69Ghost on Twitter for sharing this great looking artwork that he made of the Empire of the Rising Sun's Rocket Angel from Red Alert 3. Its always great to see to new fan art coming from the talented fans in our community.

 

 

We would like to see more artwork like this, and we will give it a mention right here on CNCNZ.com. So feel free to share any C&C fan art links with us.




Renegade X Beta 5 Patch 5.003 Released


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Beta 5 Patch 5.003 for Renegade X has been made available for download. This new patch adds 3 new maps, CnC-Valley, CnC-Eyes and CnC-TrainingYard. There is also many other fixes, balance changes and map changes. You can check out the full list of change found here for more. To get this patch simply open the launcher and the game will update from there.




Generals Gentlemen Zero Hour Tip of the Week: Landing Enemy Planes


 

Just playing catch up with this news in case you missed it. The latest Zero Hour Tip of the Week from Generals Gentlemen was posted just over a week ago. In this instalment you can learn how to land enemy planes that are on guard mode. Opening up Commando play or artillery strikes on the airfield.




Command & Conquer Combat Comcast #1


 

Something for all the OpenRA fans to check out here. Its the first episode of Command & Conquer Combat Comcast featuring a recap of the recent FFA Team Tournament elimination rounds. You can play OpenRA for yourself right now. Visit the official site for more information.




Throwback Thursday for 20th of August


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This week's Throwback Thursday kicks off a theme of looking back at at famous actors that have appeared in Command & Conquer games. And we start things off by featuring James Earl Jones as General James Solomon in Tiberian Sun from 1999. James Earl Jones is veteran actor with a career spanning more than 60 years. With his signature deep voice he has most notably famous as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies and Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King, as well as many other film, stage, and television roles. James Earl Jones can also be heard on CNN, announcing the "This is CNN" promo during breaks in programming. He was a great choice to play General James Solomon, a character that required a strong presence, and if you recall he wasn't all that impressed to see the re-emergence of Kane.

 

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New Article: State of the C&C Franchise & Where to From Here


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There hasn't been much news to report in the past week or so. So I spent some time piecing together a new article called The State of the Command & Conquer Franchise & Where to From Here. I'm not much of a writer but I wanted to share my own thoughts on what is happening with the Command & Conquer franchise. I also address some of unconfirmed news that has crossed my path, like a rumoured 3 year window. And I discuss the ongoing and ridiculous topics of selling Command & Conquer franchise. Here's a sample.
 

First things first, lets just get up to speed on where we stand officially, from EA’s perspective, on the Command & Conquer franchise. Officially and publicly speaking, EA have told us that they are currently investigating the next steps for the franchise. They have also stated that production will resume under a new studio. That is all they have said to this date. And this was all statements made in October and November 2013. I guess its a really long investigation.

 

Now the next part. Over the years, I’ve always gotten news in my inbox that isn’t mean for sharing or I’ve simply deemed it non-newsworthy. This is just what I’ve heard from various sources, rumours and speculation in the past couple of years. It is believed that everything for the Command & Conquer franchise is currently under the watch of DICE Los Angeles, who work on the Battlefield franchise for EA. When everything was packed up after the closure of Victory Games at EA Los Angeles, it was apparently all shipped over to DICE LA. And that’s where it sits, probably in storage, to this day.

 

Check out the full article right here.




Throwback Thursday for 13th of August


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For Throwback Thursday this week we are going all the way back to the original Command & Conquer in 1995. Its the always memorable scene where Kane decides its time for Seth to be eliminated. Up to this point in the Brotherhood of Nod campaign your orders were being given to you by Seth. You are told by Seth that "power shifts quickly in the Brotherhood", and he seeks to have you taken out by sending you on a near impossible mission. This doesn't exactly sit well with Kane, so with one bullet straight to the head, Kane kills Seth, reveals himself to you and grants you a well earned promotion. A true badass moment.

 

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Full Release of Tiberian Dawn Mod for C&C 3 Now Available


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The very latest full release of the Tiberian Dawn Mod for Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars has been made available for download. The A.I has been fixed and is now fully working on all difficulties without any crashing problems. Check the Tiberian Dawn Mod page on Mod DB for more details and the download.




Kane is #3 in WatchMojo.com's Top 10 Immortal Video Game Characters


 

Every Command & Conquer fan's favourite messiah, Kane, has been named at number 3 in WatchMojo.com's Top 10 Immortal Video Game Characters. Check out the video above to see the full countdown.



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