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Throwback Thursday for 26th January

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In this week's Throwback Thursday, we go way, way back to the development time of the original Command & Conquer, to the year 1994. The screenshot you see has a special spot in the C&C history for two reasons. Firstly, it was made as test footage for Westwood Studios' proprietary VQA video format, which was made to accomodate their desire to bring numerous cutscenes in the game, for which concurrent video formats were not satisfactory. Secondly, it is tied to the one real way how Joe Kucan got the role of Kane - as he was a Westwood employee (who worked on the Legend of Kyrandia series with voice acting and voiceover direction), he was asked to play the role of a villain in the VQA test footage. The staff liked his performance and gave him the role of Nod's leader, Kane. The video footage can be seen in the game's

at 1:38, but sadly without the audio. Westwood was proud of this achievement, and a scene from the "
" sketch from 2001 was shot in front of a printed version of the above screenshot.

Remember, you can click on the preview to see a larger and more detailed image. Don't forget to check out the Throwback Thursdays archives if you've missed a week. Check back again next Thursday for another Throwback. Send in your ideas for future instalments. We also encourage you to share this on social media using the hash tags #ThrowbackThursday, #CnCTBT and #CNCNZTBT.

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It would be cool if a lip reader could tell us what Kane is saying. It's probably very random, but might still be interesting.[/size]

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