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Throwback Thursday for 4th June

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It's early June and another Thursday is here, so that means it's Throwback Thursday time. We are looking back at the final evolution of the CommandStick 2.0 interface in Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition from 2009 for this edition. The CommandStick interface first appeared in Kane’s Wrath on Xbox 360, designed to bridge the gap between the PC and console gamers. Because as we all know, controlling an RTS game on a console can be somewhat clunky and slow. During the development of Kane’s Wrath on Xbox 360, EALA spent extra time trying to improve this aspect, hence the arrival of CommandStick 2.0. By the time we got to Red Alert 3 on Xbox 360 it actually worked really well and sped things up. A year later CommandStick 2.0 saw it's final evolution, and the last Command & Conquer console game, with Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition for the PlayStation 3. It wasn't really that different to the Xbox 360 version of Red Alert 3, but it translated to the PlayStation 3 seamlessly. Despite these improvements, RTS games are still best played on a PC with the mouse and keyboard.

Check back again next Thursday for another Throwback. Send in your ideas for future instalments. We encourage you to share this on social media using the hash tags #CnCTBT and #CNCNZTBT.

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