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#1 Posted : Sunday, December 11, 2011 9:09:41 AM(UTC)
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EA has announced Command & Conquer Generals 2 is in development by Victory Games - now known as Bioware Victory. The game will reportedly use the Frostbite 2 game engine.





An EA Origin page has some additional details about the game:
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In the near future, world leaders are mere seconds from signing a global treaty and bringing an end to war as we know it when a devastating terrorist attack rips through the peace conference, killing all in attendance. In a world left with no politicians, diplomats, or activists, only the Generals remain. It's up to you to assume their roles, command their forces, and put an end to global terrorism once and for all.
Features:

  • All-Out War — Take control of three unique factions, competing for resources, building up your base of operation, and leading massive batteries of tanks, soldiers, and aircraft into battle.
  • Uncanny Sense of Realism — Frostbite 2 technology allows for visceral, visually stunning conflict at an epic scale. Incredibly detailed units and environments, dynamic physics, and exhilarating visual effects bring the battle to life in ways never before seen. This is the closest thing to real war without the consequences.
  • New Ways to Dominate or Ally with Your Friends — Go beyond classic deathmatch with a selection of new multiplayer game modes, designed with both cooperative and competitive play in mind.
  • Thrilling Campaign — Command the war on terror in an electrifying single-player campaign. Experience the dramatic story from multiple perspectives — from heroic General to crazed terrorist — while engaging the enemy in pulse-pounding tactical combat.
  • Ever-Evolving Experience — Enhance your game with an expanding array of downloadable content. From maps and units to factions, campaigns, and more, the fight against terrorism is deeper than ever.


System Requirements
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Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) 32-bit
Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz)
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics card (AMD): DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512 MB RAM (ATI Radeon 3000, 4000, 5000 or 6000 series, with ATI Radeon 3870 or higher performance)
Graphics card (NVIDIA): DirectX 10.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 or 500 series with NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance)
Sound card
DirectX Compatible
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD ROM Drive

Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core CPU
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics card: DirectX 11 compatible with 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 or ATI Radeon 6950)
Sound card
DirectX Compatible
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD ROM Drive

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#2 Posted : Sunday, December 11, 2011 9:49:53 AM(UTC)
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lucky me im upgrading to 2600k and gtx 560 ti / 570

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#3 Posted : Sunday, December 11, 2011 8:35:39 PM(UTC)
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What WHat WHAT? O.o

is this 140% true?

ugh, from the look of these pictures - the graphic is to much.. something
I liked the old graphic.
I do hope this will be as fun as Generals was
hmm...
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#4 Posted : Sunday, December 11, 2011 11:15:09 PM(UTC)
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An Orca, in generals?
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, December 13, 2011 3:56:41 AM(UTC)
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, December 13, 2011 8:39:58 AM(UTC)
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Yes. This'll be good. Back to base building, EA finally learnt from the mistakes of C&C4.
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9:45:06 AM(UTC)
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Yes. This'll be good. Back to base building, EA finally learnt from the mistakes of C&C4.


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#8 Posted : Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:59:03 PM(UTC)
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Annihilationzh wrote:
An Orca, in generals?

It appears so Annihilationzh. The only problem I have with the new game is the graphics, for me, growing up on games with low res textures, this is just going to ruin it for me. Also if they pull the same stuff they did with Tiberium Twilight then I will be mad (no base building)
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#9 Posted : Friday, December 23, 2011 2:15:52 PM(UTC)
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Really? Generals 2? my favorite RTS now with a Frostbite 2 engine? YEAAAAHHHH hope my computer can support that without lagging....and that this one is even better than the first generals

they will release it in 2013? ok...one more game to the "waiting" list
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#10 Posted : Friday, December 23, 2011 2:22:40 PM(UTC)
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yes.. but frostbite so far is 'hard to mod' and hence map making and mod making tools have low chance for existance, we'll have to wait for some more news
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#11 Posted : Friday, December 23, 2011 9:55:18 PM(UTC)
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newnightmare wrote:
yes.. but frostbite so far is 'hard to mod' and hence map making and mod making tools have low chance for existance, we'll have to wait for some more news


Still, always a possibility. They might make a big effort to do it, considering the huge mapping and modding community the franchise has...
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#12 Posted : Monday, December 26, 2011 2:56:14 PM(UTC)
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even with the tools would be a pain to make maps or mods when there's too much to consider
"The Only Way To Have Peace is Prepare for War" <---I forgot who said this...

"Lasers make superior weapons!" <--- Townes
"Laser crusader ready for engagement" <--- Laser Crusader Tank
"Tactical lasers online" <--- Avenger Support Venhice
"Storm climbed mountain" <--- Pathfinder Elite Infantry
"Ready for covert mission" <--- Stealth Fighter Tactical Support
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#13 Posted : Monday, December 26, 2011 3:00:03 PM(UTC)
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hey, in the second screenshot, is that yellow thing near what seems to be a war factory under construction the "generals 2 dozer"? i mean, the unit that will build structures
if yes then they finally abandoned TW3 and TW4 base building sistem :D

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"The Only Way To Have Peace is Prepare for War" <---I forgot who said this...

"Lasers make superior weapons!" <--- Townes
"Laser crusader ready for engagement" <--- Laser Crusader Tank
"Tactical lasers online" <--- Avenger Support Venhice
"Storm climbed mountain" <--- Pathfinder Elite Infantry
"Ready for covert mission" <--- Stealth Fighter Tactical Support
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, December 27, 2011 2:56:01 AM(UTC)
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#15 Posted : Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:12:12 AM(UTC)
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Ever-Evolving Experience — Enhance your game with an expanding array of downloadable content. From maps and units to factions, campaigns, and more, the fight against terrorism is deeper than ever.

Sorry guys, but this alone already hints at modding capabilities. Which is close to zero imo. That's guna suck. Because I know a lot of willing and able modders everywhere can do all that for the fun, and not for the extra 20 bucks in your credit card, just for a new unit/weapon/bldg.
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:18:40 AM(UTC)
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newnightmare wrote:
yes.. but frostbite so far is 'hard to mod' and hence map making and mod making tools have low chance for existance, we'll have to wait for some more news


I think that's because the devs stopped wanting you to mod it after they realized they can do it themselves and charge you money for it.
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#17 Posted : Thursday, January 5, 2012 6:42:20 PM(UTC)
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Think Apple. Make a product, then introduce a new product while ending support for the older product as an incentive so consumers can upgrade. Modding will only extend its lifespan when you ought to move on. Majority of the gamers are probably those who throw away their games in less than a year and move on to the next.

With that said, this is pretty much having extra short-term profits for EA by offering downloadable contents. This isn't MMORPG where the devs will continuously update it with new features. This will be abandoned sooner or later. Once it's abandoned, that's when you must buy Generals 3 or another CnC game to keep it "fresh"
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#18 Posted : Friday, January 6, 2012 7:02:01 AM(UTC)
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Good point. Very profitable for EA too. They know that a lot of people are willing to shell out cash for their mini-DLC's. As for me, I'm more of a single player and skirmish guy. EA's deceptive business model imo won't convince me to pay them extra for DLC.

As for "fresh" when you reach a certain number of games played, fresh starts becoming hard to come by. For example, I've lost count how many times I found myself aiming down a frikkin' gun sight. I think the "fresh" you're talking about is gone, replaced simply by "more"

DLC aside, the game is looking good. I'll hold back buying on release date and see what the community thinks of it.

Meanwhile, ima go pump up my AmericanDoomsdayTank's Max health to = 999999999 and roll over some GLA.

Keep modding alive guys.
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#19 Posted : Sunday, January 22, 2012 9:29:10 AM(UTC)
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Just saw Generals 2 in VGA, now i know its not just a great game, but one of the most waited ones in the wolrd! Hah, even better than we imaginated guys
"The Only Way To Have Peace is Prepare for War" <---I forgot who said this...

"Lasers make superior weapons!" <--- Townes
"Laser crusader ready for engagement" <--- Laser Crusader Tank
"Tactical lasers online" <--- Avenger Support Venhice
"Storm climbed mountain" <--- Pathfinder Elite Infantry
"Ready for covert mission" <--- Stealth Fighter Tactical Support
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#20 Posted : Monday, January 23, 2012 1:01:59 AM(UTC)
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I wont get all dark and grumpy about the current info on modding Generals 2. Still keeping my hopes high. Developers have hearts, too. Imagine yourself being a game artist, would'nt you like to create a game that people would actually play? If not, your worklife is worth nothing. In this case, it will take well-balanced factions, responsive AI and interactive gameplay..and proper, easy-to-learn customization tools like the WorldBuilder. The result will be successfull for many years offline and online. I'll bet the creators of Generals:Zero Hour are happy when they see people are still playing their "baby" today, some 8 years later. That game along with Half-Life is like following a receipt to make an instant classic! :)

The publisher are in it for the money, yes. But the developers think as a team, just like modders do. Would you create something exclusively for the PC if you did´nt want to attract the modding nerds?

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