Well, here's something that slipped through the cracks. While we were all busy condemning Ubisoft for its restrictive, must-be-online PC digital rights management, EA has crept in and done the exact same thing.
I suppose at some point this will cease to be news, but the franchises that made LAN gaming great continue to turn their back on it, providing a long slow obituary for the service. Command & Conquer is the latest.
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight is taking a turn for the more serious, away from the B-list celebrity cameo driven novelty of some of its ancestors. Watch this new teaser of EA's forthcoming real-time strategy game for a taste.
There will be no celebrity cameos, no professional wrestlers tackling men in bear costumes anywhere in Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, the planned final chapter in EA's real-time strategy Tiberium saga. But there will be plenty of Kane.
And the weekend parade of free stuff keeps marching on. PC gamers can now get all three original Command & Conquer games free through the official website. The freebies are a promotion for the release of Command & Conquer 4 next month.
If you're stuck in the queue waiting to get your hands on the Command & Conquer 4 beta, you could always kill a minute or two looking at these new screens for the game.
For a game in a series with such a long history, and such a passionate fanbase, Command & Conquer 4 has been humming along under most people's radars. Something that should change pretty soon once the beta kicks off.
"Our community loves harvesting Tiberium", enthuses C&C4 producer Raj Joshi in this 5-minute long gameplay demonstration. Do you, community? Really?
Here's what it looks like to play the upcoming Command & Conquer 4. Please note, that despite the video commentary, you will not be able to play as a fence. It's best sticking with NOD or GDI.
Speaking to Edge Magazine in an interview about his upcoming game, Command & Conquer 4, Producer Raj Joshi laments that real time strategy gamers get their kicks "entirely ... from smashing another human in a videogame."
In a memo to employees today, Nick Earl, EA Games Label senior VP, confirmed the closure of Pandemic Studios LA. He also touched on a new direction for two of its key franchises, Command & Conquer and Medal of Honor.
This Command & Conquer 4 Crawler mobile base was made for walking, and that's just what it'll do. And one of these days this base is gonna walk all over Nod.
Here's our first look at EA's upcoming Command & Conquer 4. Before any of you ask "oh, where is he, where is he??", just watch the clip, OK?
First came the announcement, then came another announcement, and now we have the first screenshot for Command & Conquer 4, the game that promises to finally wind up the "Tiberium" storyline.
In answer to McWhertor's question from yesterday afternoon, yes. EA has just announced Command & Conquer 4, the dramatic conclusion to the Tiberium saga.
It might not have intended to, but EA's UK public relations team might have just jumped the gun on officially announcing Command & Conquer 4. Funny thing is, that announcement is now nowhere to be seen.