July 2001

 GameSpot UK Plays Yuri's Revenge!!
Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2001

The guys over GameSpot UK at just recently visited Westwood Studios and while they were here had the chance to sit down and play a few games of Yuri's Revenge. here's a snippet from the article:

"The Yuri's Revenge expansion for Red Alert 2 is almost finished, so when we were offered the opportunity to visit Westwood Studios and play it we jumped at the chance. After a guided tour of the studio, where we got to meet many of the Yuri's Revenge team, we were practically drooling as we were ushered into a room with eight networked PCs waiting for us. Yuri's Revenge was loaded, the assembled developers and journalists took their seats and then it was straight into an eight-player battle on a brand new multiplayer map called Dinosaur Zoo."

-GameSpot UK

Click Here to read the full article!



 Join Yuri's Community Today!
Posted Monday, July 30, 2001

Yuri needs you to enlist in his army of mentally elite soldiers to complete his goal of world domination. Join legions of other initiates in Westwood's 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 (Yuri likes his recruits to communicate intelligently), be considerate and have fun. Who knows - maybe some of the Yuri's top commanders from the development team will stop by and take the time to answer your personal questions.

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!



 Yuri Reveals New Info!
Posted Friday, July 27, 2001

Yuri is back and this time he's revealed plans for two new mind-bending weapons from his devious arsenal. Click on the links below to check them out!

Yuri Floating Disc:
"To this day, not even top Soviet and Allied intelligence agents have determined the origin of Yuri's Floating Disc. "



CLICK HERE for more information.

Yuri Genetic Mutator:
"This low-grade superweapon is yet another result of Yuri's research into biological weaponry. The Genetic Mutator is a giant machine which warps the genes of infantry. "




CLICK HERE for more information.



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Friday, July 27, 2001

It's Fan site spotlight time!

This week Westwood shines the spotlight on...RA2NET Be sure to pay them a visit when you get the chance.

Also, visit our fan site section for even more links.



 Fan Maps Updated!
Posted Thursday, July 26, 2001

Looking for new multiplayer maps for Red Alert 2? Well look no futher!, If you head over to our fan map section you can download some of this weeks top fan created maps.



 New RA2 Fan Fiction Posted!
Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Two new short stories have been posted up for download! CLICK HERE to check them out!

Do you have a Red Alert 2 short story waiting to be published on the web for thousands of gamers to read? Click here to find out how your story could be featured in our Red Alert 2 fan fiction section.



 New Fan Art Posted for Download!
Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Be sure to check out our fan art section, we've just updated with three new desktop images! CLICK HERE to check them out!




 New Yuri's Revenge Info!
Posted Monday, July 23, 2001

To keep things exciting and fresh, the Yuri's Revenge team will be posting up new unit and structure information from the upcoming expansion pack. As an added bonus we will be including brand spanking new ingame audio reports for each unit. So stay tuned to the RA2 website, you never know what may be posted!

Yuri Lasher Tank:
"Yuri's customized Lasher is a sleek, streamlined tank. Although moderately armored, its speed makes it ideal for devastating, hit-and-run attacks..."



CLICK HERE for more information.

Yuri Psychic Tower:
"The Psychic Tower puts a spin on an old adage: You won't beat me, you'll join me."




CLICK HERE for more information.



 Your favorite Red Alert 2 characters talk back!
Posted Friday, July 20, 2001

Ever wonder what goes through the head of Special Agent Tanya and Psychic Yuri? Now's your chance to find out. We've given Tanya and Yuri their very own Westwood email accounts and starting this week, you can send them questions.

Tanya and Yuri are ready and willing to speak on a range of topics, from their combat experience and weapons of choice, to their wardrobe and love life. They want to hear from their loyal fans, so send in those emails!

Tanya can be reached at Tanya@Westwood.com and Yuri at Yuri@westwood.com. Two emails per character will be chosen each week, and the answers will be posted on the Red Alert 2 site every Friday.



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Friday, July 20, 2001

It's Fan site spotlight time!

This week Westwood shines the spotlight on...The RA2 Experience Be sure to pay them a visit when you get the chance.

Also, visit our fan site section for even more links.



 Join the RA2 Community Today!
Posted Thursday, July 19, 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!



 Yuri's Revenge Chat Log!
Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Missed the Yuri's Revenge chat today? Well don't worry, our friends over at RA2 Xtreme have just recently posted up the chat log for the exciting event. Click Here to check it out!



 Fan Art Section Updated!!
Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2001

Two new desktop images have been added to our far art section! CLICK HERE to check them out!




 Yuri's Revenge Online Chat!
Posted Monday, July 16, 2001

Do you want the latest game info on Yuri's Revenge? Well we’re gonna give it to ya! This Wednesday July 18th from 4:00 - 5:00 PM PST Frank Hsu (producer) and Todd Owens (design lead) will be taking a break from their jam packed Yuri's Revenge development schedule to talk to the fans. The chat will only last for an hour, so show up early and have your questions ready.

More information about the chat and how to join will be posted here on Wednesday July 18th prior to the event. As an added bonus Westwood will be randomly giving away prizes throughout the chat.

Cya there!



 That's a Wrap!
Posted Friday, July 13, 2001

Do we have a story for you! The entire cast of Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 returned to Westwood’s Las Vegas campus this summer to film cut-scenes for Yuri’s Revenge. Filming wrapped recently and post-production is continuing through July and August.


Click Here to read the full scoop on everything and everybody!



Director Joe Kucan discusses a scene with Special Agent Tanya, played by Kari Wuhrer, and Lt. Eva Lee, played by Athena Massey


Also, make sure you check out our Yuri's Revenge section, we've just updated with more units and structures!

Magnetron
Grinder
Bio Reactor



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Friday, July 13, 2001

It's Fan site spotlight time!

This week the spotlight shines on...Planet CNC! Be sure to pay them a visit when you get the chance.

Also, visit our fan site section for even more links.



 Fan Map Update!
Posted Thursday, July 12, 2001

Looking for new multiplayer maps for Red Alert 2? Well look no futher!, If you head over to our fan map section you can download some of this weeks fan created maps.



 New Fan Fiction Update!
Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2001

Be sure to check out our latest fan fiction submission "Rocketeer Rescue" from RedDawn96. It's a great story from the eyes of an Allied Rocketeer.

Here's a snippet:

"Tanks began rolling out where they had rested in a factory. Missiles and bullets began flying out of their chambers and the battle was on!"

Enjoy!

Do you have a Red Alert 2 short story waiting to be published on the web for thousands of gamers to read? Click here to find out how your story could be featured in our Red Alert 2 fan fiction section.



 Mark Skaggs Talks about Yuri's Revenge!
Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001

Mark Skaggs, Vice President of Westwood Pacific, made the rounds in the UK recently to talk about Command & Conquer Yuri's Revenge, the expansion pack to Red Alert 2. Check out the two interviews below at Gamespot UK and PC Gameplay UK to get the latest on the development of the game.

Game Spot UK

PC Gameplay UK



 Fan Art section Updated!!
Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001

Three new desktop images have been added to our far art section! CLICK HERE to check them out!




 Tournament Spotlight!!
Posted Monday, July 9, 2001

We would like to say “CONGRATULATIONS” to the players listed below for making it to the top spot on the Red Alert 2 tournament/ladder system for June 2001.

Now that July 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 Players for June 2001:

Allied

#1 Ranked Player: Digitoxin
#2 Ranked Player: Soonthorn
#3 Ranked Player: Cytruds

Soviet:

#1 Ranked Player: Carbaxine
#2 Ranked Player: Desdem0n
#3 Ranked Player: Hjs1234

For more information about Westwood Red Alert 2 tournaments Click Here!



 RA2 Map Depot Contest Winners!
Posted Monday, July 9, 2001

The guys over at RA2 Map Depot just recently had an RA2 map contest and the winners have been announced.

Congratulations to the following:

1st place: Ribatejo Region by Demo Truck
2nd place: Periclytes Perimeter by Battlestar
3rd place: Wet N Wild by SilverFox


Click Here
to find out how to download these killer RA2 maps!



 Red 2 World Map Tactics!!
Posted Friday, July 6, 2001

Head over to Red 2 World and check out their new "Map Tactics" section. You’ll find tons of in-depth information and tactics for 9 of the most popular maps such as Mount Olympus and South Pacific. Good inside information for those wanting to improve their game.

Red 2 World Map Tactics



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Thursday, July 5, 2001

It's Fan site spotlight time!

This week the spotlight shines on...Red Alert 2 Field HQ! Be sure to pay them a visit when you get the chance.

Also, visit our fan site section for even more links.



 Victory!
Posted Tuesday, July 3, 2001

The Allies have struck another crippling blow to remaining Soviet forces in Mexico. The poor Soviet commanders didn't even know what hit them...

Luckily we've managed to document the entire battle that took place. Click Here to read all about it.

With the Soviets on the run, the Allies should have the North American continent secure in the next few weeks. Yuri is still at large, but without an army to control, he is no threat to anyone.



 More Yuri!
Posted Monday, July 2, 2001

The guys over at TFHGaming.com have a new Yuri's Revenge preview for ya! Lots of good info on Westwood's upcoming RA2 expansion pack you don't want to miss.

"Overall, the release of "Yuri's Revenge" should be one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Thanksgiving sales push in the gaming industry."
-TFHgaming



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