Official Tiberium Alliances Forums Off-Line



It would appear that the official forums for Tiberium Alliances are currently off-line. And from reports we have received, they have been inaccessible since this past weekend. There is no error message from the forums when you attempt to visit them, just a blank page. The Tiberium Alliances official site is up and running though. We have not heard anything from EA or Envision Entertainment about the out of action forums. Back in January this year, the Tiberium Alliances forums basically became the official forums for everything Command & Conquer when EA made changes to the Official Command & Conquer Site. As it stands now, there are no official forums. An update will be posted if and when they return.

Throwback Thursday for 1st October



It's a new month and another instalment of Throwback Thursday. Our theme of looking at the famous actors who have been in Command & Conquer games continues this week with Michael Biehn, who played Commander Michael McNeil in Tiberian Sun from 1999. Michael Biehn is another veteran actor who has been in many iconic movies over they years. He was the original Kyle Reese in 1984's The Terminator, other memorable roles include Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Navy Seals (1990) and The Rock (1996). Tiberian Sun was his first foray into video games. In 2013, he returned the video game scene to voice Cpl. Dwayne Hicks, in the disaster that was Aliens: Colonial Marines and then he was the voice of Sgt. Rex 'Power' Colt in the successful Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Michael Biehn will always be Commander Michael McNeil to Command & Conquer fans. Especially since he had the best and most corniest line in the game, right in the opening GDI intro, "Chandra you son of a bitch".


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Tiberian Sun: Reborn - Game Night 2


Following the great success of the last one, W3D Hub is organizing yet another game night featuring the latest version of Tiberian Sun: Reborn where you can play and talk with the developers. The event is set to start on the 4th of October (Sunday) at 8pm GMT / 9pm BST, and all you have to do in order to participate is download the game and hop onto the main server. For more information on the upcoming TSR game night read the official announcement. For everyone's time management needs there is also a provided countdown timer located here.

How To Play Yuri's Revenge Online Using CnCNet

The video above, made by Project Phoenix Media, is a great tutorial that shows you how to get Yuri's Revenge up and running to play online via CnCNet. It supports either the original release of the game or the Origin version. So perhaps you recently grabbed Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge for free from Origin's On the House promotion and you are looking to play online. And yes, this also works for Windows 10 users.

Red Alert: A Path Beyond September Dev Blog



Bluehell Productions have posted a new dev blog for September. This new update features a look at the Mobile Radar Jammer, improvements to the BHP Launcher, main site updates, the possibility of an open beta and more. You can read the full dev blog right here.

Throwback Thursday for 24th September



Its time for Throwback Thursday again. Our theme of looking at the famous actors who have appeared in Command & Conquer games rolls on this week. And its none other than the professional wrestling legend himself, Ric Flair. He played Commander Hill in Red Alert 3: Uprising from 2009. Ric Flair is one of wrestling's greatest living legends. In his 40+ year career, he has been in every major wrestling promotion like WCW, TNA Wrestling and is currently still involved with the WWE. He is officially recognised as a 16 time world champion as well as being a 2 time inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame. The Flair legacy continues today with his daughter, Charlotte, following in her father's footsteps, but not using the Flair name. Ric Flair's character of Commander Hill in Red Alert 3: Uprising was basically there to taunt you as the opposing player, he always has something insulting to say you, going as far to call you a "cocky little bastard".


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New Version of OpenRA Available



A new version of OpenRA has been made available for download. This September release includes many changes and new features that implement several popular requests. Below is just summary.

  • Support for installing assets from an English “The First Decade” DVD.
  • Adding the ability to view the map after a match completes.
  • Adding a notification when a game admin selects a map with custom rules.
  • Recording replays for single player missions.
  • Removing the “Enemy Detected” warnings from RA and D2K.
  • Fixing bottlenecks in the AI and harvesters to dramatically improve late-game performance.

Other notable changes include.

  • Completely overhauled in-game music behaviour (don’t forget to install the music from Extras → Music!).
  • Capture screenshots (saved to the support directory) using Ctrl/Cmd+P.
  • Units will no longer pursue enemies after they disappear under the fog of war.
  • Improved aircraft and paradrop behaviour in RA.
  • Added missions Atreides01a and Atreides01b and FMV installation to D2K.

Visit the OpenRA site for download. Poll: Standalone C&C Indie FPS Games


Its a good time for a new poll. And for this one its a battle of standalone C&C indie FPS games. So we want to know, Which of these standalone C&C indie FPS games do you play the most? Is it the ever impressive Renegade X, classic Red Alert gameplay with Red Alert: A Path Beyond, is the Tiberium universe more to your liking in Tiberian Sun: Reborn, or do you like a touch of Tiberium Wars flavour in Tiberium Crystal War. The choice is yours. To vote in this poll you need to be on the main page of our site, and cast your vote in the poll box on the right side bar. You can also check the the current results in the Poll Archives. And, as always, don't forget to share any feedback or comments about this poll as well.
Lets take a quick look at the previous poll. Which community based C&C multiplayer services do you play on? The most popular appears to be CnCNet with 29% of the vote, but the leading result, with 50% of the voting, was many people don't play on any of them. Full results can be found in the Poll Archives.

Red Alert 2 & Yuri's Revenge Returns to Origin's On the House



After a couple of days of being removed to "cool off their servers", Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge is now available once again via Origin's On the House promotion. Remember, you need is an EA account, the Origin client installed on your computer, and it's yours to download for free and keep in in your Origin collection forever. So if you missed out the first time, here's your second chance to claim your free copy of Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge.

Throwback Thursday for 17th September



Here we go with Throwback Thursday for this week. Once again continuing with our theme of looking at the famous actors who have appeared in Command & Conquer games. Now there has been many attractive ladies appear in all the Command & Conquer games, and one of the most beautiful has to be Tricia Helfer, who played General Kilian Qatar in Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars in 2007. Tricia Helfer is of course most famous for her role of Number Six, a humanoid Cylon operative, in the television series Battlestar Galactica. This lady is no stranger to sci-fi roles. In 2014 she starred in the miniseries Ascension, this year, in 2015, she appeared in the series finale of Falling Skies as the Espheni Queen, the leader of the alien race that had invaded Earth and devastated humanity.


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