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  1. Looks more like a MOBA or RTT than RTS.
  2. Pic of the Day

    I don't know a lot about the reward mechanics in this specific game, and I am also not familiar with the details of the gambling laws in all countries that might sell this game. That said, I am familiar with some gambling laws and how some games implement legal random reward generators that are played with real money. The simplest way to tell if a mechanic is legally gambling or not is if there is a possible loser state in the random chance. A loser state is where you win absolutely nothing; things like a free retry or a super low-value reward are not loser states. If you always win something, it is not gambling (legally). I highly doubt this game has loser states, that would be a really stupid oversight. There are a few other things that are important to keep a game legal, such as direct payments with real money or indirect payments through virtual currency (this is why games pretty much always have some stupid made up currency), but the no-lose game is really the most important indicator here. Addendum: I suppose I should have actually read the article before commenting. They do sort of mention what I wrote above, but do a lot of beating around the bush and if you don't pay close attention, you could easily miss it entirely.
  3. What about Nuka-Cola Quantum? Are you pretty sure it isn't named after that equally arbitrary and unrelated item too?
  4. Video of the day

    Of all the improvised musical devices people have come up with, I have never been able to regard floppy drives very highly on that list. The sound is utterly terrible, their aesthetics is terrible, and the nostalgic value of floppy drives is terrible. The electronics engineering required is their sole redeeming quality, and that feat is no where near as impressive as many other improvised music sources.
  5. Is A New C&C Game In Development?

    True, but seriously, the Juggernaut is the least interesting of the walkers.
  6. Is A New C&C Game In Development?

    Tiberium also didn't spread properly, lacking the ability to overtake the entire map. Ion storms functioned so differently as to be hardly comparable. GDI walkers mysteriously vanished, only given to the Steel Talons to appease fans (possibly the same scenario with cyborgs and the Marked of Kane, not sure on the behind the scenes regarding those). I don't think the Firestorm ending was ever addressed, though I might be mistaken on that. There's probably a number of other things too that I'm forgetting...
  7. Is A New C&C Game In Development?

    I am neither saying SC's storytelling, nor C&C's multiplayer is insignificant. I am saying what the franchise is most notable for. Some people really liked SC's story, but its current fame came more from the multiplayer than the story. Same with C&C's multiplayer, it made a lot of fans from that, but its story is what people talk about first.
  8. Is A New C&C Game In Development?

    Indeed, it does, but... Multiplayer has its purpose, just because it serves its purpose well doesn't mean you should ignore what it does not do. SC is known for its multiplayer aspect, C&C is known for its storytelling. If you try to cram a C&C into a SC box, you won't please anybody.
  9. Is A New C&C Game In Development?

    Perhaps so, I suppose I don't actually know his past opinions on the series. Yes, but I don't provide those numbers when I talk about the games. Suppose you didn't know me and I said TW was worse than TS, and RA3 was worse than RA2. I have a feeling you would be throwing Westwood Whiner accusation my way in a heartbeat. I think it is too presumptive to use that label if the person hasn't actually invoked Westwood by name.
  10. Is A New C&C Game In Development?

    That is an unfair accusation. One can find the later games underwhelming without believing the older games were superior simply because they were built by Westwood. If you look at my personal ratings for the games, you'll see a notable arc that closely corresponds to certain events involving who was running things. Does this mean I am a Westwood fanboy? No, it means I think the games I rated higher were better than the ones I rated lower. I couldn't care less who made them, never has that influenced whether I liked a game or not. There is nothing wrong with people who enjoy playing or watching competitive multiplayer. However, competitive players are a tiny minority. Making a C&C game that can be played competitively is fine, a game designed specifically for them is a mistake. Generals 2 was putting far too much focus on the multiplayer aspect, and I think that did a lot to hurt it. StarCraft may have made a name for itself through its multiplayer, but for C&C, I think the singleplayer has played a greater role in its fame. The glory of e-sports and the rise of online streaming has caused EA to lose sight of C&C's foundation, which was created from a very different seed. If EA tries C&C again, and follows this multiplayer-focused path again, I strongly believe they will be headed into yet another repeat of TT and Gen2. Multiplayer RTSs can exist, but that is not the road for C&C, a series that has been story-driven from the beginning. If you take the story out of C&C, you will take C&C out of the story.
  11. Is A New C&C Game In Development?

    Huh... it is still 100% speculation at this point, but they are already saying, "We predicted this, don't you know." I looked at their prediction and it is laughable straight from the title, "EA will make another attempt at reviving the Command & Conquer franchise, made by Petroglyph." At this point, I think the only thing EA could do that would cause me to lose more faith in them to do C&C right would be to outsource to Petroglyph.
  12. Is A New C&C Game In Development?

    As in a TW remake? Or C&C5 in the style of C&C3?
  13. The Ultimate Free-to-Play PC Games List

    You mean Tiberian Sun? Tiberium Wars is not freeware.
  14. It was the upgrade to IPS4 that messed stuff up, Zee took over two months later.
  15. CNCNZ.com Turns 20!

    I may not have been here for all 20 years, but in memory of the 11 years I have, I will use my very first avatar on this site for the remainder of the month.
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