C&C Music Monday – Tension

 

Our Music Monday feature is back again, this time with one of the lesser exposed tracks from Red Alert 2 – Tension, an upbeat electronic track from start to finish. A new track will be posted next Monday. And as always, don’t forget to share this on social media using the hashtags #CnCMusicMonday and #MusicMonday.

NGWOL – New Red Alert 2 & Yuri's Revenge Server

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Another Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge server alternative run by fans has emerged recently. NGWOL, much like XWIS, mimicks the old Westwood Online server and utilizes its lobby structure. Ladders for both games are available and functional, and the tool provided can have the games switch back and forth between NGWOL and XWIS. Information on signing up and connecting can be found on their website.

Throwback Thursday for 1st June

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In this week’s Throwback Thursday feature, we look back at the two units which the fans wanted to see in C&C 3: Tiberium Wars and were returned in the Kane’s Wrath expansion – the Steel Talons versions of the Titan and the Wolverine. Filling the same roles as in C&C: Tiberian Sun, these redesigned mechs were a worthy throwback to the Second Tiberium War, and were no weaker than their Third Tiberium War counterparts from any side. In fact, they got a few purchasable upgrades of their own – the railgun and adaptive armour for the Titan, and AP ammo for the Wolverine.

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.

Source: Command & Conquer News

The Rise and Fall of Command & Conquer – Redux

Over a month ago, the team at GVMERS, who had previously covered the fate of the cancelled FPS Tiberium, created a video on the entire C&C franchise. What you are looking at above is the corrected, definitive version – certain facts about things that happened behind the scenes in Westwood Studios, EA Pacific, EA Los Angeles and Victory Games have been proofread, and each game is now presented in higher detail, in order to better describe what made Command & Conquer what it is, in both its good and bad times. The video is now 10 minutes longer in total, so be sure to check it out!

Source: Command & Conquer News

Red Alert: A Path Beyond Version 3.1.0.0 Released

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W3D Hub has released version 3.1.0.0 of Red Alert: A Path Beyond. This is the first major version since the first Delta release, with quite a lot of changes. The most important ones are the availability of Soviet Airfields and Yaks, Thieves being able to steal 33% of ore from ore silos on any map, Radar Domes having a special terminal for airlifting basic vehicles when the War Factory goes down, Redeye/Strela weapons no longer having homing characteristics, Grenadiers no longer having an “artillery form”, and lots of balance changes, tweaks and aesthetic improvements. Check out the full changelog here and if you haven’t done so already, get the W3D Hub Launcher from here.

Source: Command & Conquer News

Throwback Thursday for 18th May

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In this week’s Throwback Thursday feature, we remember GDI’s first Tiberium-resistant infantry unit (which somehow needed about 50 years to appear), the Zone Troopers from C&C 3: Tiberium Wars. Outfitted with heavily armoured suits, Zone Troopers could cross even the most hostile terrain, and used in-built jet packs to reach barely accessible areas. They could be upgraded with Power Packs, which increased their total health and enabled self-healing, and Scanner Packs, which increased their sight range and gave them the ability to detect stealthed units. In Kane’s Wrath, they turned out to be particularly useful when garrisoned in Hammerheads, giving birth to the multiplayer favourite “Zonehead”. Along with the GDI commando, Zone Troopers were prominently featured in promotional artwork for the game, albeit in their earlier design which had their heads exposed.

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.

Source: Command & Conquer News

C&C Music Monday – Valves Remix

C&C Music Monday is back again this week with another fan made remix of a classic Command & Conquer song. This week we feature a remix of “Valves” by Matt Majcan. The original is of course by Frank Klepacki. Also note, I did not have the time to give this video the full C&C Music Monday intro this week. Don’t forget to share this on social media using the hash tags #CnCMusicMonday and #MusicMonday.

Source: Command & Conquer News

New Tiberium Alliances Forums Coming Soon

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It has been announced on the Official Tiberium Alliances Site that new community forums will be opened for all fans of the browser based Command & Conquer game. Here is the announcement….

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Hi Commanders,

We’re happy to announce that next week on Monday, May 15, we will officially move to a new forum. The reworked forum will enable a lot more features, a new design and will get rid of annoying bugs and flaws in the usage of the forum. It will also provide you with an easier way of following threads and subscribing to topics and users.

Nothing will change for your player account and the way you log into the forums, your existing account and name will remain exactly the same.

The current forums content will sadly not be imported to the new forum. Important threads and topics will be moved to the new software by moderators and staff, but the majority of content and existing topics will not be moved.
We will make the current forum available as read-only so you are very welcome to look something up whenever you want. Nonetheless, please make sure to save any content that you might want to keep for yourself.

Thanks for your understanding.

So just as it says you can expect to see these new forums on the 15th of May.

Source: Command & Conquer News

W3D Hub Featured on Kotaku UK

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Some great promotion for the team at W3D Hub. They have been featured in a large article on Kotaku UK. Despite a few inaccuracies that are mentioned in the article, it’s great to the Command & Conquer name on a major gaming publication. The article talks about the history of C&C Renegade and W3D Hub’s current projects. Here’s a sample.

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For a small community of devoted modders, Renegade lives on as the subject of enormous curiosity and experimentation. Since the game’s release, the modding team at W3D Hub has been testing the possibilities of its robust W3D Engine, using it to recreate beloved C&C titles like Red Alert, Tiberian Sun, and (in-progress) Red Alert 2 in first-person form. The attention to detail is incredible, with all the units, iconic soundtracks, and even Tanya’s famous catchphrases making it into these painstakingly-crafted standalone mods.

One member of this community, Ben Leech (currently a QA Technician at Creative Assembly), has been active since the early days of Renegade modding and, as we pass the game’s 15th birthday, he’s still as committed as ever. As with many, his fondness for Renegade stems from a love of the main C&C series. “The franchise has been dormant for a few years now, but in its glory days it really captured my imagination,” says Leech. “Good and evil were never pitched clearly and I loved how, unlike Starcraft, I didn’t have to think about my build order, but just say ‘I’ll go with this tactic now’ and have some fun with it.”

You can read the full article on Kotaku UK for more. Also check out the post on the W3D Hub forums.

Source: Command & Conquer News

C&C Music Monday – Hell March to the Apocalypse

C&C Music Monday returns after a week off with something different. Over the coming weeks we are going to be featuring awesome remixes and covers of classic Command & Conquer songs. This week we kick things off with “Hell March to the Apocalypse” by The Tiberian Sons. This is one super heavy cover of Frank Klepacki’s original work. Don’t forget to share this on social media using the hash tags #CnCMusicMonday and #MusicMonday.

Source: Command & Conquer News

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