Red Alert in PC Gamer's Top 100


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PC Gamer have included the classic Red Alert in their list of The Top 100 PC games that you can play today. Red Alert ended up being listed in the number 40 spot and it's the only Command & Conquer game to make an appearance. Check out what PC Gamer had to say about the game.
 

Tyler: This feels like it was pulled from my childhood imagination—or maybe it just influenced my imagination. It’s clean and readable, like the maps I’d draw on grid paper with forested blobs, rivers, and just enough of a sense of perspective to notate terraced cliff edges. Its weapons are the cool, riveted metal machines in my illustrated military history books, with some Tesla coils bolted on. It’s a lattice of simple strengths and weaknesses—infantry against armour, ground against air against sea—more concerned with nailing the right feeling than being meticulously balanced. On top of that, it’s easily moddable—rules.ini is still my favourite file in existence.
 
Samuel: It has a kind of magic to me, particularly its more chaotic skirmish mode and laughable lack of balance. Getting this and the expansions was a highlight of my young life.

 
You can see the entire top 100 right here.



C&C Games 75% Off on Steam


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Another Steam sale of Command & Conquer games is upon us! Until the end of the weekend, you can grab Tiberium Wars, Kane's Wrath, Red Alert 3, Uprising and Tiberian Twilight for €2,49 each. However, if you choose to buy the entire bundle, you can have it for €9,35. This is your chance of getting that game you're missing, commanders.

NOTE: The Steam release of Kane's Wrath explicitly requires the Steam release of Tiberium Wars to work.




Mental Omega 3.3 - Unit Showcase #1


 
While we're waiting for the next release of the Mental Omega APYR mod, labeled version 3.3, the developers have begun making unit showcase videos to show us what's new in each faction's arsenal. The first video focuses on the new Foehn Revolt faction, as well as two new stolen tech units for the Allies and Epsilon. Some of these units use mechanics previously unseen in Red Alert 2 or its mods, leading to impressive results.




Active Tournament Weekend for C&C Games


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A very active weekend is coming up for C&C tournaments. There is a Zero Hour tournament on Friday at 14:00 GMT which will take place in Dubai and is organized by Que Club, a prominent gaming, café and billiard club in the United Arab Emirates, and the total prize pool is approximately 870 USD! The livestream will be shown here. Next up, GameReplays.org will be hosting three tournaments:

There's still time to sign up for the latter three. It's great to see people still enjoy C&C multiplayer.




Throwback Thursday for 25th August


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This week's Throwback Thursday features the Harvester from Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars in 2007. But its not really just the Harvester from that game. Its from all of them. Something we call the "Humble Harvester". It could be the Harvester from the original Command & Conquer, the Chrono Miners, the Ore Collectors, Harvesters with Machine Guns attached to them, Harvesters that teleport back to the Refinery. The Harvesters may have evolved over time, progressing from that simple four wheeled truck like vehicle with poor A.I, to far more sophisticated units later on, the premise is the same. Collect the resources and return to base.

 

Remember, you can click on the preview to see a larger and more detailed image. Don't forget to check out the Throwback Thursdays archives if you've missed a week. Check back again next Thursday for another Throwback. Send in your ideas for future instalments. We also encourage you to share this on social media using the hash tags #ThrowbackThursday, #CnCTBT and #CNCNZTBT.




GameReplays.org Kane's Wrath World Builder Challenge 2016


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Attention, mappers! GameReplays.org is hosting a Kane's Wrath World Builder Challenge. The goal is to create a good and balanced 2-player map for standard multiplayer. While enabling competitive gameplay is a priority, creativity is also welcomed. The evaluation of the maps will be made in several fields: economy, layout, symmetry and balance, lack of bugs, and the visual appearance. Entries will be accepted for 4 weeks. You can see the full set of rules here. If you do not have the Kane's Wrath Worldbuilder, you can get it here. You can also check out this helpful guide to get yourself up to speed.




C&C Music Monday - Lone Trooper


 

This week's selection for Music Monday come from the Tiberian Sun soundtrack. Its "Lone Trooper". Fitting in with many of Tiberian Sun's tracks its another very atmospheric one, especially the intro. Lots of techno beats are also featured. A new track will be posted next Monday. Don't forget to share this on social media using the hash tags #CnCMusicMonday and #MusicMonday.




Throwback Thursday for 18th August


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For Throwback Thursday this week we are looking back at another hard to explain part of Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight from 2010. During the development of this not so warmly received game it was stated that Tiberium, a central part of the story from the previous games, was no longer the focus and they were moving away from the traditional resource harvesting methods. The community complained, and to their credit, EA did listen. But what they came up with was the "T.E.U. Lifter". In order to get Tiberium back on the battlefields, EA's answer was to have these contraptions drop green and blue Tiberium crystals from orbit onto specially placed Idris Corpiration drop pads. For any GDI or Nod unit to collect and use to bolster their resources. This was a lame game mechanic, a quick fix solution that made no sense story wise.
 
Remember, you can click on the preview to see a larger and more detailed image. Don't forget to check out the Throwback Thursdays archives if you've missed a week. Check back again next Thursday for another Throwback. Send in your ideas for future instalments. We also encourage you to share this on social media using the hash tags #ThrowbackThursday, #CnCTBT and #CNCNZTBT.



Red Alert: A Path Beyond - Your Preferred Units


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Looks like the W3D Hub team are doing some research. They want to find out what kind of soldier you are, what vehicles do you like to drive, or what are your most used units in Red Alert: A Path Beyond overall? So head over to this topic on the W3D Hub Forums to vote and discuss.




NZ C&C Fans: Get C&C The Ultimate Collection for $20


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For today, and today only, the team at Mighty Ape have a great deal for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection on today's Daily Deals for fans in New Zealand. Until 12PM tomorrow you can buy a copy for just $20, the usual price is $49.99. That's a massive saving for the entire Command & Conquer franchise in one box! This deal expires 12PM on Wednesday or while stocks last. And remember Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection contains codes to download all of the games via Origin. There is no disc.



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