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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Calls Out Starcraft

You know, I'm not gonna try to guess the viral marketing policies or in-house/contractor authorizations of Electronic Arts to determine if this really does constitute EA taking potshots at Blizzard. But that is undeniably the actors J.K. Simmons (President Ackerman) and Jonathan Pryce (Field Marshall Bingham, on the jump) and they're calling out other RTSes, specifically ones set in space, so, sounds to me like Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is talking shit to StarCraft players, perhaps Star Trek: Online. These are part of a series of videos (one above, two more on the jump that have been posted as replies to other videos on YouTube, in some cases unrelated, so there's your viral aspect. The uploaders, RedWhiteBlueAlert and ThrowingStarz both joined in the past week, so, likely viral. And remember that Battlefield: Bad Company, also an EA title, took a few swings at its competition too.

And here's another one from Suki (Kelly Hu), posted as a response to a Star Trek vid. Actually, she's got others up in which she hates horror (Left 4 Dead) and expansion packs (you name it). She also likes "impressive creatures" which is probably carrying water for Spore.

Red Alert 3 Disses SC2 [sc2Pod]


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oh em gee

Yes it was that funny. Something about that actor (JK simmons right?) that just screams funny, same with William Dafoe(see boondock saints)

Now while the company itself might be trying to "steal" people from playing SC2 or whatever their marketing intentions were for this i found it funny. I'll be checking out C&C3 more now, won't "steal" me from SC2 because it will be heaven on earth... but yeah i'll check this out now.