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— Saturday, August 31, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 5:34:33 AM ET

Generals News Roundup

Over the past week or so there's been several inverview and new previews pertaining to CNC Generals. Here's the latest interviews:
  • Our German partner site, Generals-World, has had an interview with Harvard Bonin, co-executive producer of Generals. The interview is in German, but I'll see if I can get an English version to you sometime this weekend. In the meantime, you can use AltaVsita Translation here for a rough translation.
  • Doc from XRA2X has conducted an interview with Delphi regarding the use of GameSpy instead of WOL. Here's that inverview:
    Doc: Why has EAP decided to let GameSpy handle all the online games? I think about 50% of the people prefer WOL, and 50% prefer GameSpy to play Westwood's games online.
    Chris (Delphi): Question, if it's intergrated into the game, what's the difference? Game Spy is far better equipped to handle this traffic with staff and 24 hrs a day monitoring. Trust me! With the code improvements and Beta Generals will be rocks solid by ship. =)
    If they integrate it into the game, I guess it makes sense to me. I would still rather have EAP make their own awsome online multiplayer matching system, but that would only further delay the game's release.
  • On this thread in the Official Generals Message Boards, Chris mentioned this about a replay feature in Generals:
    Delphi-EA: Generals will have full replay capabilities, save them until your heart is content.
    Japorms: Whoa awesome, Generals seems to be getting all the features absent in other cnc games. cool
    Delphi-EA: Features that will be carried over to all C&C games to come
    Sounds like a neat little feature to me!
  • Slavik of Planet CNC conducted a large interview with Mark Skaggs. Here's part of that interview:
    Q: In the video made in Germany, 'Generals Online' was mentioned. Is this a new matchmaking service?
    A: It's a new online component, but, it's something we are going to talk about later. There are still some things we need to get together and collaborate on before we can talk about it.
    Head here to read the rest.
  • And yet another interview: this time conducted by Boom? of CNCNZ.
    Boom?: C&C Generals looks great from the screen shots, but it lack one thing, the menu, do you plan to reveal this meun before the release date?
    Delphi: Yes, in future shots. =)
    Boom?: Are you going to make sure the Generals Forum doesn't spam up like Renegade and Red Alert 2 one's did? Or its going to be over taken by Havoc wanna be's?
    Delphi: We'll do what we can to make sure it's a clean place. =)
  • One final interview with Chris, this time once again on the Official Generals Message Boards. Read this thread to see the 12 questions.

  • And now for links to all the latest previews. Only one of them has any new info for the Generals fanatic, but if you're relatively new in the CNC Generals Universe, then they're all worth a good read.
  • UGO has a Generals preview. This is the preview that actually has some new info, so be sure to read it here.

  • Gamers Europe has a new CNC Generals preview here.

  • Computer and Video Games has a short article, plus a video (with no new footage) here.
  • Phewf, that was a long post. That's it for Generals news for now... a Community News post is comming up shortly.