The world of real-time strategy took a big leap forward 12 years ago when the first “Command & Conquer” game came out for PCs. Developed by Westwood Studios (who were later bought out by Electronic Arts), “C&C” dazzled gamers with its emphasis on strategy and blowing the hell out of the other guy before he did it to you. Set a couple of decades in the future after a mysterious crystalline substance called Tiberium has begun to grow on Earth, you can play as either GDI (the good guys) or the Brotherhood of Nod (the bad guys). Each faction harvests the Tiberium as a resource, then constructs buildings, vehicles and weapons. The game has both single-player campaigns for GDI and Nod as well as supports multiplayer.
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The eyes of the gaming world were focused on Seoul, South Korea this past Saturday to see what the creators of “World of Warcraft” were about to unveil. At the Olympic Gymnastic Stadium fans and press alike watched the spectacular light show showcasing the accomplishments of Blizzard Entertainment, the makers of the world’s most popular massive multiplayer online role-playing game as well as the “Diablo” and “Starcraft” franchises. To say that “Starcraft” is a popular game for Koreans is an understatement; this is a nation where concerts are held featuring Korean pop stars singing tunes inspired by the 8-year-old real-time strategy (RTS) game. There’s even a league of professional “Starcraft” gamers who make hundreds of thousands of dollars battling each other in televised tournaments.
So when Blizzard dimmed the lights and rolled the animated video showing the world …
Relic, the company that produced the Warhammer 40,000 games has done it again. We have long been fans of the Warhammer games (actually one of us spent Thanksgiving day playing through the Dawn of War games again) and we’ve been anticipating Company of Heroes. We are glad to say that it does not disappoint.
Company of Heroes follows Able Company through the D-day invasion of Omaha beach up until the Battle of Normandy where the Allies defeat the Germans in France.
The game just does things right. Company of Heroes is a an RTS but like other Relic RTS games the sometimes tedious resource gathering and base building concepts are turned on their head. You have to capture and hold strategic positions in …