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  1. Okay now this is just sad. C&C has become like a former heavyweight world champion boxer, best in class, whose boss mismanaged his career and pushed him beyond the breaking point into a string of defeats--a jaded shell of his former self--and now he gets trotted out every few years by his manager to sell home fitness equipment and time shares at retirement homes and casinos because his name is still recognizable. Leave it in the grave.
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    Transformers: The Last Knight

    They're still making these?
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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Great movie. Self-contained rather than a planned trilogy that drags on, while still being connected to the rest of the Star Wars story in a clear way. Nice to see something from a perspective other than a Jedi or Jedi-to-be.
  4. Maybe EA could try pulling a Deadpool or a Rocket League; that is instead of doing what they usually do--trying to make a huge, bleeding edge, gritty, AAA shooter with a bloated team of 400 people and a colossal budget--use a smaller team with a smaller budget to come up with something fun with a strong core that isn't overly complicated. Deadpool had a budget of about $58 million and has grossed over $760 million. Rocket League only had a budget of about $2 million and it's a smash success at $70 million. The problem isn't the C&C IP, it's the corporate mindset that says anything less than a billion dollars or 300 million units moved is a failure even if it turns a profit.
  5. If we ignore business logic for a second and start from the assumption that EA did want to dump the franchise for some reason (and that Petro was interested in the IP) then I think the only ridiculous part would be that EA would give it to Petro instead of sell it to Petro. Original creators should get it back right? Of course you continue on to succinctly explain that Petro isn't Westwood and Westwood isn't coming back which are both true. When Petro was still young and Universe at War was still in development I was one of the people that hoped they were going to be Westwood reincarnated but they're forging a different path.
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    Windows 10 will be free to upgrade for a year

    Microsoft doesn't make their money off of consumer Windows licensing, they make it off of their enterprise customer contracts. It is easier for them to take the small hit of not charging consumers for upgrades for a year in order to get as many people onto the Windows 10 ecosystem as possible so that they can avoid another Windows XP scenario where people stay on the same outdated OS for a decade or more. With Win10 they're adopting a more continuous update regime like OSX or Android that may make this the last "version" of Windows as all future updates will get rolled out without needing to get a new license or install. It's a lot easier for them to support their software that way.
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    Your System Specs - Post them here

    Oh derp I didn't fully read my own quote. I'm on Win7 Ultimate now. I figured 'well it's only $20 more than Pro, might as well go Ultimate.' Still got XP installed on one of the 3 drives though. I also picked up an MSI GT70. Processor: Intel Core i7-4800MQ @ 2.7GHz Memory: 12GB DDR3 Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX 870M 3GB Operating System: Windows 8.1 Hard Drive(s): 128GB SSD (so not big enough D: ) for the OS and stuff, 1TB disk drive for bulk storage Weight: ~8.6 lbs Screen: 1080p, nice brightness and viewing angles She boots up in a heartbeat but god 128GB is so small; I only have a couple games and production tools installed and it's nearly full. I'll probably replace the SSD with a larger one when Win10 upgrades become available.
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    Your System Specs - Post them here

    All I did was add a third hard drive and double the RAM. -edit- aww, quote snapbacks don't work anymore. -edit2- oh wait, yes they do, the icon just changed and is hiding over on the right side
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    Red Alert: A Path Beyond Latest Dev Blog

    Pfff, I think it was pretty great 10-15 years ago. (Well, original Reborn vs RenAlert wars aside. )
  10. Lol, are people screaming that Tiberium Alliances is destroying the franchise now? I haven't been paying attention to the news since C&C's soul died years ago as far as I'm concerned.
  11. Confirmed. Teaser was short as heck, only got 2 shots from it: http://i.imgur.com/xJzYq.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Iwm2o.jpg [edit] Never mind, it's on gametrailers: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/vga-2011-command/724611?
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    Stargate Franchise Appears to be Dead

    Ah, it had a good long run. I'm sad that the movies to wrap up plot elements are not going to be completed. Oh well, there is plenty of great rerun material to watch.