November 2001

 Desktop Art and Map Strategies!
Posted Friday, November 30, 2001

Woot! Do we have some new goodies for you! First, Our FAN ART section has been updated with two AWESOME images. These backgrounds will make a great addition to any Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge players desktop.

CLICK HERE to download the images!



By Netium


Next,Red2World has just recently updated their map tactics section with more than 20 map tactics by several top Westwood Online players. Newly added map tactics include "Sahara Mirage" and "Official Tournament Map A." The map tactics are written in massive detail and contain hints n' tips for Soviets, Allies and Yuri players.

Cya Online!

Delphi
Online Community Manager
RA2/Yuri's Revenge
Westwood Studios



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Friday, November 30, 2001

A big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes out to guys over at
RA2 YR! They have been selected as our featured RA2 site of the week. Keep up the great work guys!

Every week we like to honor our hard working RA2 community by featuring them on our official site. These webmasters and news reporters work around the clock for the latest news, interviews, maps, and strategies for everyones favorite game. So when time permits, please visit our
fan site section and check out all the goddies these guys have to offer.

Delphi
Online Community Manager
Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
Westwood Studios



 YURI TOURNAMENT!
Posted Thursday, November 29, 2001

The guys over at RA2NET are hosting a new Yuri's Revenge competition, all fans/webmasters can sign up! Prizes for winners inlcude a copy of Renegade (shipped on release date) Yuri's Revenge and many more!

For those that don't know already, RA2NET has changed domains! its now www.ra2net.co.uk change your bookmarks now!



 YURI'S UPDATE RELEASED!
Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2001

The latest update for Yuri's revenge is now out!. To install simply log in Westwood Online via Yuri's Revenge and allow the sever to make an "AUTO UPDATE." Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to update and install properly.

If you want to find out all of the new features and tweaks made to the game CLICK HERE.

Enjoy!



 Renegade Beta Signup in Progress!
Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2001

That's right, from now until 12:01 PST tonight C&C fans and actions gamers from all around the world have the opportunity to signup to be part of the Renegade beta test. This is a once in lifetime chance to help out Westwood and test their killer new action game and supply feedback to the development team to help make the game even better. So what are you waiting for! Sign-up now!

Also, don't forget to register at the OFFICIAL RENEGADE FORUMS. This will be one of the hottest places to talk about the game and read the latest updates from all the beta testers.

CYA!

Delphi
Online Community Manager
Red Alert 2/Renegade
Westwood Studios



 C&C RENEGADE OPEN BETA SOON!
Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2001

WHO: Westwood Studios and Command & Conquer Renegade, Westwood's upcoming 3D action game set in the Command & Conquer universe.

WHAT: Signups for an open beta test of the multiplay 'C&C Mode,' where two teams of players, GDI and Nod, fight to destroy each other's base.

WHEN: TOMORROW, November 28, beginning at 12:01 a.m. PST

WHERE: The official Renegade site

HOW: Signups for the open beta test will last for 24 hours. Westwood will use a lottery system to select the 1,500 testers from the applicants who meet the minimum system requirements. Westwood will notify the chosen testers within three days of the end of the signup period. Renegade is a fast-paced 3D action game set in the Command & Conquer universe. For the first time, players can experience the war between GDI and Nod up-close and personal as they fight it out on the ground, among the structures, vehicles and weapons made famous in the original C&C. Renegade offers an intense multiplayer experience with a variety of multiplay options. More information about Command & Conquer Renegade and the open beta test can be found at The official Renegade site.

Regards

Delphi
Online Community Manager
Red Alert 2/Renegade
Westwood Studios



 CNC World Visits Westwood Studios!
Posted Monday, November 26, 2001

CnCWorld has recently posted their report of Cabal's visit to Westwood Studios and Westwood Studios Pacific. During Cabal's visit to the U.S. he had the chance to meet with Athena Massey (Lt. Eva) from RA2 and Yuri's Revenge, snap photos with Kane, and watch C&C Renegade in action.

Lucky guy!

Here is a snippet from the article:


....we started going along a bigger corridor past Chris Longpre (producer of Emperor) to meet Ted Morris (VirtualTed) and his fish :) He was busy talking to somebody so we didn't stay long - just enough to say hi. Then I knew what was next, since in an interview in 1999 between Rade Stojsavljevic and DailyDimentia he said that Kane (Joe Kucan) was next to the Online guy (Ted). So, we stopped and said hi. Just like Athena Massey said he is a gentle, funny person who wouldn't hurt a fly. I talked to him for a while before having a once in a lifetime photo opportunity with him. "Wait" he said... "I'll get my hat"... He then proceeded to get his funny hat from the office and put it on.. "nope.. will look better on you" So, he took it off, put it on my head and said we could take the photo... lol.... thanks Joe. He said that there was no filming that day, but that we could look around the blue screen room anyway. So, off we went.


Click Here to read more and view some cool pictures.



 Yuri's Revenge Game Tips Live!
Posted Friday, November 23, 2001

New to Yuri's Revenge? Need a few extra tips to get past mission 6? Well you've come to the right place. Our indepth YURI GAME TIPS section is full of all the hints and tips you need to beat Yuri all the way back to where ever it is he came from. So don't delay! Click on the links below for more info.

Strategy Index
Allied Walkthrough
Soviet Walkthrough

Thanks to Prima Games for supplying the game tips.



 VOTE FOR YURI!
Posted Thursday, November 22, 2001

This year, rather than just soliciting comments through email for their “Game of the Year Awards”, GAMESPY.com is going big with a lengthy period of voting and commenting and all that good stuff; Yuri’s Revenge is in the running for “PC Expansion Pack of the Year.” Yuri is calling out for help from his legions of loyal Initiates around the world to vote for him as the true ruler of the expansion pack arena. GO NOW and VOTE!

CLICK HERE to vote for everyones favorite psychic "YURI!"



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2001

A big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes out to guys over at
CNC WAR! They have been selected as our featured RA2 site of the week. Keep up the great work guys!

Every week we like to honor our hard working RA2 community by featuring them on our official site. These webmasters and news reporters work around the clock for the latest news, interviews, maps, and strategies for everyones favorite game. So when time permits, please visit our
fan site section and check out all the goddies these guys have to offer.

Delphi
Online Community Manager
Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
Westwood Studios



 New Fan Map-Pack Live!
Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2001

To keep up with the high demand for Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge multiplayer maps we have released a huge fan map-pack. This new download contains NINE brand spanking new maps for players to battle and wage war on. The info below comes from two of the maps you can find inside fan map-packdownload.


Map Name: The Frozen Tundra (2-8)
Made by Aaron Webmaster of The RA2 Experience.
Map Size: 80x80
Map Terrain:Snow
Map Type: Multi-player
Map Info: This is a big map with lots of ore and some gems. With some tech buildings scattered around the map. This will be a good 4 vs. 4 map.
It also has a cliff separating the two sides.


Map Name: Pyramid Alley (2-6)
Made by Aaron Webmaster of The RA2 Experience.
Map Size: 70x70
Map Terrain: Desert
Map Type: Multi-player (Yuri's Revenge)
Map Info: This map has 6 oil derricks on each side 1 for each of the players and the ore is in the middle and around the ore are some pyramids those are the key to winning the game.


Click Here to visit our fan map download section!

Thanks to Aaron for killer maps!

Regards

Delphi
Online Community Manager
Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
Westwood Studios



 SCREEN SHOT CONTEST!
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2001

The guys over at SgtLny's are hosting a screen shot contest in celebration of their site being revamped! CLICK HERE to find out details on how to enter.



 Reminder!
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Just a reminder that today November 20th, RA2/Yuri's Revenge development team members and Yuri will be online from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PST) to challenge fans to games of Yuri's Revenge. The event will take place on the USA WOL server. Cool prizes will be given away to all those fans who are victorious. Look for the lightning bolt, it will signify a Westwood employee.


Delphi
Online Community Manager
Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
Westwood Studios



 Westwood Takes on The World!
Posted Monday, November 19, 2001

Westwood VS the World is to happen tomorrow Tuesday November 20th. Members from the RA2/Yuri's Revenge development team members will again be challenging fans from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PST) to games of Yuri's Revenge on Yuri USA WOL server. Players who think they can beat these guys at their own game are encouraged to participate. Prizes (T-shirts, mouse pads, and signed copies of Yuri's Revenge by the development team) will be given away to all those fans who are victorious. Look for the lightning bolt, it will signify a Westwood employee and of course you won't be able to miss Yuri.

Cya online!


Delphi
Online Community Manager
Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
Westwood Studios




 NEW FAN FICTION AND FAN ART!
Posted Friday, November 16, 2001

Woot! Do we have some goodies for you! First, we have updated our FAN ART section with four AWESOME images. These backgrounds will make a great addition to any Red Alert 2 players desktop.

CLICK HERE to download the images!



By aznxsoja



We also updated our Red Alert 2 FAN FICTION section with a two new short stories. They are entitled "First Mission" and "Out of love for Red, White, and Blue" they will defiantly to keep you captivated while waiting for an opponent on Westwood Online.

Here is a snippet from "First Mission"

"I, Max Stone, was a Navy Seal. I joined the elite group to help America beat the Soviets in unseen ways. This was my first mission, and it sure was important. Our assignment was to destroy a Soviet nuclear reactor so that the base at St. Louis would not have power when we attacked in the morning. If my team and I failed, the battle in the morning would be much more vicious, and many of my American comrades would be lost. But, if I was successful, our armies would easily push the Soviets down the Mississippi River and begin the inevitable defeat of the Soviet Union."

CLICK HERE to read more!



 Fansite Map Contest!
Posted Thursday, November 15, 2001

The guys over at XRA2X have a Yuri's Revenge Map Contest for all you fans! Test your map skills with the new Final Alert 2 Yuri!
The winners of the contest will receive:

  • 1st Place: 1 Yuri's signed by the dev team and 1 T-shirt
  • 2nd Place: 1 Yuri's Revenge t-shirt and copy of Emperor
  • 3rd Place: 1 Yuri's Revenge t-shirt


  • Head on over to XRA2X to enter!



     YURI'S REVENGE PATCH FAQ!
    Posted Thursday, November 15, 2001

    For those of you who don't know, Westwood Studios is working on a patch (1.001) for Yuri's Revenge. The QA team is running the last round of testing procedures, a release date is soon to come. In the mean time check out our patch FAQ, it should answer almost all of your questions about the new tweaks and enhancements.

    From the FAQ:

    Question - Since the release of Yuri's Revenge, players have made numerous posts about the Soviets and how they are poorly positioned to fight both the Allies and Yuri now. Has Westwood made any tweaks to help even things out?

    Answer - The Yuri's Revenge team has been watching the comments and suggestions from our Community very closely. After analyzing the data, and playing against some of the top players on the Tournament Ladder, we will be making changes to the Soviets and Yuri sides. These changes may seem small or unnoticeable to the common players; but to the top competitors, these changes will change the tactical landscape in profound ways:

    * The armor rating for Soviets Spy Plane and MiGs have been increased to withstand more punishment.

    * Rhino Tanks will now build slightly faster.

    * The Siege Chopper's cost has been slightly decreased.


    CLICK HERE to read the rest of the Yuri's Revenge FAQ!
    Regards

    Delphi
    Online Community Manager
    RA2/Yuri's Revenge
    Westwood Studios



     Westwood Online User Guide!
    Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2001

    Our friends over at RAX just recently posted up a very in-depth guide to help players better understand the Westwood Online interface and cool online features for Red Alert 2. It's very thorough and full of useful information to help you better your online experience playing Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge.

    So when you get the chance CLICK HERE to check it out!

    Enjoy!

    Delphi
    Online Community Manager
    Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
    Westwood Studios



     Download Final Alert 2 Yuri Today!
    Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2001

    Have some free time? Feeling creative? If so download our new Final Alert 2 map editor for Yuri's Revenge and Red Alert 2. We are always looking for great player made maps to post onto our site for everyone to enjoy. Also, Westwood Studios has joined forces with RA2 Map Depot to bring RA2 and Yuri's Revenge players new maps on a bi-weekly basis. These are some of the best player made maps and should keep you entertained until the next batch arrives. What are you waiting for!!! CLICK HERE for details on how you can download new maps!

    Regards

    Delphi
    Online Community Manager
    Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
    Westwood Studios




     Join the RA2 Community Today!
    Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2001

    Do you have some killer strategies that are just screaming to be heard? Well, here's your chance. Come join some of the best Allied and Soviet commanders in the world by interacting in our official Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge community forums. Feel free to comment on whatever you like (or don't like). Just keep it clean, be considerate and have fun. Who knows - maybe some of the guys from the Yuri's Revenge development team will stop by and take the time to answer your personal question.

    You can reach the forum by clicking on 'Forums' in the navigation menu to the left or by following this link:
    Red Alert 2 Forum

    Have Fun!



     Visit CNC Sector!
    Posted Monday, November 12, 2001

    Our friends over at CNC Sector have just recently re-launched their website with a brand new design. In celebration they are hosting a map contest in which readers can win a copy of emperor, a yuri t shirt and a emperor t shirt. All you have to do is submit your best RA2/Yuri's Revenge map to them!!!! So what are you waiting for get over there now!

    CNC Sector



     Planet CNC Goodies!
    Posted Friday, November 9, 2001

    Dave Perry, the author of many strategies and walkthroughs hosted on PlanetCNC, has recently written a new article, titled "C&C Evolution." This three-page article explains the evolution of the Command & Conquer universe, from the days of Tiberian Dawn to today and the newly released Yuri's Revenge. Here's an excerpt:

    "For long years, computers have been evolving, and so were computer games. Among them, of course, lies the series of Command & Conquer games by Westwood Studios. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that the real-time strategy games proudly wearing this title are among the top most popular computer games ever created. Each C&C game offered something new, aiding the evolution of the series in particular and the whole game industry in general. This article traces the evolution of C&C games back to the year of 1995, when it all began."

    CLICK HERE to check it out!



     New Yuri Reviews!
    Posted Friday, November 9, 2001

    More Yuri's Revenge reviews just in! Don't delay, go check them out now.

    Games Review Online gives Yuri a 94 out of 100!

    "Westwood Studios Yuri's Revenge is an addicting chaotic RTS that simply keeps you coming back for more. My first week of playing Yuri's Revenge was one spent in total bliss as the gameplay is simply addicting as all get out. From the initial start of the game to the end there's no walking away from Yuri's Revenge."

    Game Review Online


    GamesFirst awards Yuri's Revenge 4 out of 5 stars!

    "As expansions go this one is among the best for tying itself into the original game thus making it a truly enjoyable experience in the Red Alert world."

    GameFirst Review



     YURI'S REVENGE PATCH FAQ!
    Posted Thursday, November 8, 2001

    As promised the link below will take you to the Yuri's Revenge FAQ for upcoming patch. Please feel free to post your comments as we'd like to hear your thoughts on the tweaks we have made to the game.

    When can we expect the patch to be released?

    Answer - Currently the update is going through a rigorous testing process vto make sure everything is working as intended. Once we feel comfortable with the updates and fixes we will release the update to our fans; Nov 12th is our target date.

    CLICK HERE to read the rest of the Yuri's Revenge FAQ!
    Regards

    Delphi
    Online Community Manager
    RA2/Yuri's Revenge
    Westwood Studios



     New Fan Map-Pack Live!
    Posted Thursday, November 8, 2001

    To keep up with the high demand for Red Alert 2 maps we have released another fan map-pack. This new download contains five brand spanking new maps for players to battle and wage war on. The info below comes from two of the maps you can find inside fan map-packdownload.

    Jurassic Park (2-6)
    Made by Aaron Webmaster of The RA2 Experience.
    Map Size 80x80
    Multi player map
    Map Terrain: Temperate
    Map Type: Yuri's Revenge Map
    This map is the first in the series of Jurassic Parks.
    This map has the compound of the first Jurassic Park (as best as I could make it).
    It has lots of ore lots of goodies too:):)
    Oh and one thing do not get the T-Rexs mad hehehehe;);););)

    Map title: Patrick Air Force Base
    Created by: Aircraftkiller2001[RA2U]
    Theatre: NewUrban
    Size: 90 x 100
    Map type: Multiplayer
    Environmental Conditions: Tropical\Urban
    Map For: Yuri's Revenge
    Tips: Capture the two civilian power plants and the tech Secret Lab on your respective starting point at the beginning of the game.


    Click Here to visit our fan map download section!



     Fan Site Spotlight!
    Posted Thursday, November 8, 2001

    A big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes out to guys over at
    RA2 Federation! They have been selected as our featured RA2 site of the week. Keep up the great work guys!

    Every week we like to honor our hard working RA2 community by featuring them on our official site. These webmasters and news reporters work around the clock for the latest news, interviews, maps, and strategies for everyones favorite game. So when time permits, please visit our
    fan site section and check out all the goddies these guys have to offer.

    Delphi
    Online Community Manager
    Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
    Westwood Studios



     Reminder!
    Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2001

    Just a reminder that today November 7th, RA2/Yuri's Revenge development team members and Yuri will be online from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PST) to challenge fans to games of Yuri's Revenge. The event will take place on the USA WOL server. Cool prizes will be given away to all those fans who are victorious. Look for the lightning bolt, it will signify a Westwood employee.


    Delphi
    Online Community Manager
    Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
    Westwood Studios



     Westwood Takes on The World!
    Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2001

    Westwood VS the World is to happen tomorrow Wednesday November 7th. Members from the RA2/Yuri's Revenge development team members will again be challenging fans from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PST) to games of Yuri's Revenge on Yuri USA WOL server. Players who think they can beat these guys at their own game are encouraged to participate. Prizes (T-shirts, mouse pads, and signed copies of Yuri's Revenge by the development team) will be given away to all those fans who are victorious. Look for the lightning bolt, it will signify a Westwood employee and of course you won't be able to miss Yuri.

    Previous Winners:

    WtRChuck1
    CoolJETS
    BLCKEAGLS
    BYTIBRIN
    Nod00
    ForceK
    pb2001
    aFLakTank

    Cya online!


    Delphi
    Online Community Manager
    Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
    Westwood Studios




     New Yuri Reviews!
    Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2001

    More reviews for Yuri's are in, click on the links below to check them out.

    "It's been a while since I last played a C&C game, but this expansion pack has renewed my zeal for the style and sheer all-round gaming experience of playing a Westwood title."

    Computer and Videogames.com

    "With new units, structures, and strategies, the developer of Real-time Strategy has once again brought gamers what looks to have been yet another success. The Yuri's Revenge expansion pack goes where few expansions have gone before, and does it with style. It takes the already excellent Red Alert 2 and builds on that. By this, Yuri's Revenge is able to maintain the aspects that made Red Alert 2 fun (all out rushing!) while adding enough new dimensions to the game to keep it fresh."

    PC Game Central



     Top Tournament Players For October 2001!
    Posted Monday, November 5, 2001

    We would like to say "CONGRATULATIONS" to the players listed below for making it to the top spot on the Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge tournament/ladder system for October 2001.

    Now that November is upon us, this is your chance to get in there and fight for the #1 spot as the best player in the world, and win some killer prizes from the Westwood prize vault! Don't delay, the #1 spot awaits!

    Top Ranked Red Alert Alert 2 players for October 2001:

    Allied

    #1 Ranked Player: Downdariv
    #2 Ranked Player: Soonthorn
    #3 Ranked Player: Runner86

    Soviet:

    #1 Ranked Player: Conwill
    #2 Ranked Player: Monkey027
    #3 Ranked Player: Iraqiarmy

    Top Ranked Yuri's Revenge players for October 2001:

    Allied

    #1 Ranked Player: Philipin0
    #2 Ranked Player: Burner503
    #3 Ranked Player: Frenchrmb

    Soviet:

    #1 Ranked Player: Henl86l
    #2 Ranked Player: Rusttank
    #3 Ranked Player: Newell123

    Yuri:

    #1 Ranked Player: Czarsrule
    #2 Ranked Player: Doksuli
    #3 Ranked Player: Shuobinli

    For more information about Westwood tournaments Click Here!

    Regards

    Delphi
    Online Community Manager
    Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge



     FAN FICTION AND FAN ART UPDATE!
    Posted Friday, November 2, 2001

    Woot! Do we have some goodies for you! First, we updated our FAN ART section with four new killer images. These backgrounds make a great addition to any Red Alert 2 players desktop. We also updated our Red Alert 2 FAN FICTION section with a new story from the ArticFox. The story is entitled "Decisions..Decisions..." and is sure to keep you captivated while waiting for an opponent on Westwood Online.



    By MW from Tiberium MW



     Fan Site Spotlight!
    Posted Thursday, November 1, 2001

    A big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes out to guys over at
    RA2 and Beyond! They have been selected as our featured RA2 site of the week. Keep up the great work guys!

    Every week we like to honor our hard working RA2 community by featuring them on our official site. These webmasters and news reporters work around the clock for the latest news, interviews, maps, and strategies for everyones favorite game. So when time permits, please visit our
    fan site section and check out all the goddies these guys have to offer.

    Delphi
    Online Community Manager
    Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge



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