C&C Labs News Wire

— Tuesday, May 6, 2003 —

Posted By: Manatee 05x at 2:08:12 AM ET

What's up Doc?

First up, some fairly major news, as EA Germany has filed a lawsuit against BPjM!! (German panel responsible for regulating the games market) Here's the original article, which can be found here.

... Electronic Arts Germany has filed in a lawsuit against the German Bundesprüfungsstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien (BPjM). This is a protest against the panel's decision to almost instantly put EA's RTS title C&C: Generals on the infamous 'index' soon after its release in late February. Dr. Jens Uwe Intat of EA Germany stated: "We're not simply going to accept the questionable decision of the BPjM. I think we were treated in an unfair way because of being the subsidiary of a US-based company", assuming political reasons behind the case. He complained that the BPjM didn't listen or respond or to the arguments stated by the publisher. "Most members of the panel aren't familiar with Generals or the RTS genre at all."

It's forbidden to publicly advertise indexed games. This also includes reviews in magazines as well as placing them in store shelves. People older than 18 years can purchase said games legally, however, as a result of the circumstances most of the bigger chains usually remove them from their stocks. Dr. Intat said though that the monetary damage done through the BPjM decision isn't the main reason for the lawsuit.
Props go out to Transnote from Renegade Generals for finding this one.

Other News:

CNC Series has released an interesting map, in which they claim the AI actually utilises civilian vehicles from around the map! I would love test this now, but time evades me... I can't wait to get my hands on it!
CNC Den has released eight new maps (yes, eight) today, of which six are playable in skirmish! Be sure to grab them here.
Here's a quirky one: CNC NZ have been submitted a brilliant little map... but words can't really explain it. You HAVE to see this one for yourself here!

Deploy your troops at this strange blue piece of land suitable for a 2 player Skirmish/Multiplayer game. Bases are located far apart and the terrain is almost flat. Each player starts with a Supply Dock and nearby Oil Derricks to capture. Around the center a third Supply Dock and a Oil Refinery can be found.
Get this one now!

And that wraps up today's 'little' update. If you havn't before, be sure to drop by our forum community for a bit of light discussion about the latest Generals issues/tactics and any questions you may have about the game.
Last edited by Manatee 05x on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at 6:10:11 AM.