- Our affiliate GameReplays has a nice article titled "The History of Real Time Strategy" that outlines a lot of the history of the genre. Here's a snippet:
If you want to trace the RTS genre back to the very beginning, you need to understand the world into which the genre was born. In the mid-1980's Nintendo had just reinvigorated the dying video game industry with the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Apple and Microsoft had introduced the notion of a personal computer. The Cold War was thawing out and the wealthier countries of the world were beginning to believe in the possibility of a relaxed and contented lifestyle. Simple games like Tetris and Pac Man entertained the people of this generation. In the world of computers and video games, everything was simple yet exciting.
- Predator has released a new Kane wallpaper. You can get it in one of three sizes here.
- Games for Windows has an interview with Joe Kucan, the man who plays Kane in all C&Cs. Here's a portion:
GFW: What new stuff are we going to see from Kane in this installment of Command & Conquer?
Joe Kucan: A lot of tap dancing, actually. This version, because [C&C3 Executive Producer] Mike Verdu insisted on it, is actually a musical. A lot of people don't know that. Some of the solo numbers I do... oh man, Kane is a great tap dancer. A lot of people are going to be surprised.
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