August 2001

 New Yuri's Revenge Music!
Posted Friday, August 31, 2001

Greetings Commander! We have a gift for you this fine Friday afternoon -- two full music tracks from soundtrack of Yuri's Revenge! Westwood's resident maestro, Frank Klepacki, explored his rock and techno sides to come up with these tracks.

Download them by clicking the links below.

Tactics

Drok



 New Yuri's Revenge Soviet Structure Revealed!
Posted Friday, August 31, 2001

Well, we have to wrap-up our Yuri's Revenge unit and structure updates for the month and what better way to do it than by announcing details on the Soviet Industrial Plant. This new high-tech structure is designed to give the Soviets that extra edge they need to defeat Yuri and his psychically controlled minions.

Soviet Industrial Plant:

"This economy enhancer is costly to make, but repays the investment many times over, as it cuts the cost..."


CLICK HERE to read more on this new Soviet defensive structure.

Make sure you stop on by next week for information on the Allies and their new weapons of war.



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Friday, August 31, 2001

It's Fan site spotlight time!

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

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



 Yuri's Revenge Chat Update!
Posted Thursday, August 30, 2001

The Yuri Game Spy chat has concluded. We should have the chat log from the event posted shortly.

Thanks again to GameSpy and all the fans that attended!

Congrats to:

Lupe
Saber07
Aberu
Zumbe

These guys all won some killer prizes just for showing up.

See ya on the Official RA2 Message Boards


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



 New Fan Art Posted for Download!
Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2001

Be sure to check out our fan art section, we've just updated with a killer new desktop image from DJ Jaffry! CLICK HERE to check it out!




 Yuri's Revenge Chat at Game Spy!
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2001

WhooHoo! This Thursday Game Spy will be hosting a Yuri's Revenge chat session with some of the guys from the RA2/Yuri's Revenge development team. It will be a perfect time to get all those questions answered and even ask some of the top strategies the team is using for multiplayer games.

The chat will begin promptly at 4:00 PM (PST) and last about an hour; Game Spy Arcade must be installed to attend. Please check out the link below for more information.

Game Spy Arcade

As an added bonus we will be randomly giving RA2 t-shirts and posters to those sleceted out of the crowd

Cya there!


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



 New Yuri Preview!
Posted Monday, August 27, 2001

Head over to Game Revolution and check out their latest preview on Yuriís Revenge. It has tons of information about everyoneís favorite villain and his new weapons of war.

"And that, after all, is the objective of any good expansion - to lengthen the life of the original by changing the way you play it. By this definition, Yuri's Revenge is one of the most impressive expansion packs in recent memory. The Cold War returns to your hard drive at the end of September."

-Game Revolution



 CHEATERS BEWARE!
Posted Friday, August 24, 2001

I'm not sure if you guys have noticed, but our new tournament coordinator Chojin has been working non-stop to remove unfair players from our tournament system. In the past week alone, he has removed HUNDREDS OF PLAYERS from the ladders for washed games, multiple nicks, and other various reasons. Way to go! Most of these are a direct result of your reports to us. Keep 'em coming!

With our new "cheater detection tools", we can more easily spot unfair players and remove them from our gameplay. Next week and every Friday we'll show you some of the top ranks removed, as well as give you a total on the number of players banned each week.

As a reminder to everyone, the nicknames we have removed this week have been zeroed. If we catch any of these players causing trouble again, the serial numbers will be permanently disabled from logging in to Westwood Online again. Play fair, and keep it fun! You only get one chance to redeem yourself.

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



 New Yuri's Revenge Unit Revealed!
Posted Friday, August 24, 2001

We are pleased to announce the Soviet Spy Plane for this weeks Yuri's Revenge update. This new reconnaissance aircraft will no doubt help to ensure Soviet supremacy while playing Yuri's Revenge.

Soviet Spy Plane:

"Since Yuri defected with the Psychic Sensor technology, the Soviets were left without an effective map intelligence-gathering unit. ."


CLICK HERE to read more on this new Soviet defensive structure.



 Tanya and Yuri Talk Back!
Posted Friday, August 24, 2001

Both Tanya and Yuri are back and ready to answer all your questions. Check out the links below to read what their responses to fans questions for this week.

Click Here to read Tanya's response!

Click Here to read the Yuri's answers!



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2001

It's Fan site spotlight time!

So a big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes to the staff over at XRA2X! They have been selected as our featured RA2 site of the week. Keep up the great work guys!

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



 New Yuri's Revenge Trailer!
Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Head on over to IGN PC for a first look at the intro scene to Yuri's Revenge. This four-minute clip of cinematics and CG plays when you first install Yuri's Revenge and introduces Yuri's insidious plot to take over the world. IGN is the only place to find it today, so go check it out!

IGN's story



 Hear what the future has in store for you!
Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2001

The psychic Yuri has taken time out of his busy schedule of world domination to tell your future. Call his psychic hotline today to find out if you have what it takes to be a world leader.

1-900-454-YURI

*For entertainment purposes only; 95 cents per minute, TT phone required; children under 18 must have parental permission.



 Soviet Forces Recruiting!
Posted Monday, August 20, 2001

General Romanov needs you and your comrades to enlist in his army of dedicated soldiers to defeat Yuri and restore mother Russia to its rightful place as the #1 world super power. Join battalions of other conscripts and Tesla troopers 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 (Romanov likes his recruits to communicate intelligently), be considerate and have fun. Who knows - maybe some of the Romanov's top Generals 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



 New Yuri's Revenge Structure Revealed!
Posted Friday, August 17, 2001

Continuing our commitment of releasing new information weekly for Yuri's Revenge we are excited to announce the Soviet Battle Bunker. This structure will help to reinforce bases defense and keep your troops safe.

Soviet Battle Bunker:

"The Battle Bunker is the Sovietsí new defensive base structure. A garrisonable bunker that holds up to five Conscripts, the Battle Bunker provides a solid defense against any enemy rushing in with ground forces."


CLICK HERE to read more on this new Soviet defensive structure.



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2001

It's Fan site spotlight time!

So a big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes to the staff over at Red Alert 2 Sea Wars! They have been selected as our featured RA2 site of the week. Keep up the great work guys!

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



 Yuri's Revenge Art Contest Begins!
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2001

It's contest time! General Romanov of the Soviet Union and the Yuriís Revenge development team have joined forces to create an art contest for the masses. It's so simple that even Yuri could do it. Simply follow this link for information on how to enter and what prizes Westwood has up for grabs.



 New Yuri's Revenge FAQ!
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2001

The latest Yuriís Revenge FAQ is now live on the RA2 site. Itís contains a lot of good info that you donít want to miss! Check back regularly as we will be making updates.



 Westwood VS The World at Emperor!
Posted Monday, August 13, 2001

Sure this is Emperor news, but when free prizes are involved who cares!

The next Westwood vs. The World at Emperor is scheduled for August 16th, at the usual times -- 9-11 A.M. and 4-6 P.M. (PST) We're giving fans and players plenty of notice for this one, so we want to see a huge turnout. So tell your friends! Tell your enemies! Tell anyone who you think needs their nose rubbed in the spice! Just be sure to be there!

(note you must own a copy of Emperor: Battle for Dune to play)



 New Yuri's Revenge Unit Revealed!
Posted Friday, August 10, 2001

Continuing our commitment of releasing new information weekly for Yuri's Revenge we are excited to announce the Soviet Siege Chopper. This weapon used in-conjunction with other Soviet units will help to assure supremacy on any multiplayer map.

Siege Chopper:
"This helicopter unit blends air capability with a Soviet love for heavy-duty firepower. In the air, the Siege Chopper uses its machine gun to harass enemy units. The real fun begins when it lands, however."



CLICK HERE to read more on this new weapon of war and listen to one of its ingame audio reports.



 Tanya and Yuri Talk Back!
Posted Friday, August 10, 2001

Both Tanya and Yuri are back and as ready to answer all your questions. Check out the links below to read what their responses to fans questions this week.


Tanya,

In light of the new pc game Command and Conquer: Renegade, I was wondering, have you and Nick Havoc Parker ever met each other, or maybe even worked together?

- Richard

Hey Rich
I've met Nick a few times, but only in passing, considering we'd actually have to travel through time to get together. Besides, I don't have much time for a social life these days. I've got my hands full with Yuri the Wonder Goon and I think he's busy dealing with that other bald guy. Cain? Can? Kone? I can never remember that freak's name.


Click Here to read Tanya's response!

Hi Yuri!

As a psychic and potential world leader, you need to dress the part. Boxers or briefs?

- Matt E.

Dear Matt

Boxers or briefs? Your trite question only serves to reinforce the necessity to control minds like yours. My choice of undergarments should be the least of your concerns; better you should worry about the Virus sniper poised outside your house. Your future as an exploding cloud of noxious green gas is assured!


Click Here to read the Yuri's answers!



 New Yuri's Revenge Music!
Posted Friday, August 10, 2001

Do we have a treat for Red Alert 2 fans! Frank Klepacki (Westwood's C&C music guru) has made available one of his top pick music tracks from Yuri's Revenge. Brain Freeze is sure to please!

Click Here to download!



 Fan Maps Updated!
Posted Thursday, August 9, 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.


Graveyard Shift (2-4 player) Submitted by EJAH

Everyone starts close to the entrance of a graveyard,around midnight. hehe Each player has a field of ore and a field of gems located on each side of the startlocation. You can find more gems inside the graveyard's walls but beware.....this graveyard is HAUNTED by the ghosts of of a small group of scouts and they are doomed to patrol on this graveyard, attacking everybody who disturb their graves.

Click Here to Download!



 New RA2 Fan Fiction Posted!
Posted Thursday, August 9, 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.



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Thursday, August 9, 2001

It's Fan site spotlight time!

So a big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes to Periclytes and his staff over at RA2 Map Depot! They have been selected as our featured RA2 site of the week. Keep up the great work guys, the fans appreciate all the hard work you guys do and maps you supply.

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



 Yuri's Revenge Co-operative Play Revealed!
Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Up until now, all you Red Alert 2 fans have been hearing about units, structures, tactics and the cinematics of Yuri's Revenge. Now it's time to give you the full scoop on the fabulous multiplay modes the team has in store for you.

Yuri's Revenge multiplay is shaping up to be even more fun than in RA2. It will feature the traditional skirmish game against the computer, or against live people over a local area network and the Internet. Gamers who wish to play Yuri's Revenge on Westwood Online will also have their own dedicated tournament and ladder system.

In addition to all that, we're doing something really special in Yuri's Revenge, something Westwood has never done before. We've added three new co-op campaigns -- 10 missions total -- so you and a buddy can ally to defeat your enemy. And yes, you will be able to play as the big, bad Yuri!

The co-op campaigns are just that -- actual campaigns with their own stories. The campaigns are broken down into three sets of three missions. In the first set, you play as the Allies fighting against Yuri and the Soviets. In the second set, you play the Soviets fighting against the Allies and Yuri. And in the third set, you play as Yuri against the Soviets and the Allies.

The remaining mission is something special. The Yuri's Revenge development team has worked overtime to ensure this is one of the most challenging, most difficult Red Alert missions they have ever designed. In it, you can choose to play as either (or both) the Allies and Soviets against Yuri. The team was serious about making this one a killer, so much so that they would be surprised if anyone managed to beat it in the first month of the game's release.

Only a few more weeks left to wait before tackling that, and the rest of the co-op missions for yourself. Yuri's Revenge is set to release in early fall, and we'll have more information to you soon!



 New Yuri's Revenge Interview!
Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Executive Producer of Yuri's Revenge, Mark Skaggs, sat down with Computer and Video Games online recently. Click the link below to read all about the upcoming expansion to Red Alert 2 and the future of the C&C franchise.


CVG: What do you think will appeal about Yuri's Revenge mostly for the C&C hardcore? What will for the more casual user?

Mark Skaggs: For the hardcore players, you get a whole new side with new units and structures as well as a whole new set of tactics to master. Playing "Yuri's side" takes some skill and I think our hardcore fans will love it.


I think the more casual gamer will enjoy the sheer fun of the game and the production values they experienced in RA2. We can talk all day long about detailed tactics of units and how to use them, but more casual gamers are really there for the fun factor and I think we've done a good job in delivering that for them.

Click Here to read more!



 Red 2 World Map Tactics Update!
Posted Tuesday, August 7, 2001

Head over to Red 2 World and check out their updated "Map Tactics" section. RA2 players will find tons of in-depth information and tactics for 11 of the most popular Red Alert 2 multiplayer maps like Tsunami and Bay of Pigs. Killer information for those wanting to improve their game.

Red 2 World Map Tactics



 New Fan Art Posted for Download!
Posted Monday, August 6, 2001

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




 New Yuri's Revenge Unit Revealed!
Posted Friday, August 3, 2001

For the month of August we will be releasing information on the new Soviet units and structures that can be found in the highly anticipated expansion pack, Yuri's Revenge. So without further ado, we'd like to introduce Boris, the pride of mother Russia.

Boris:
"A national hero in Mother Russia, Boris is renowned for his bravery and cool head on the battlefield; little wonder that the tales of his sneaking into enemy bases to call in air strikes are legendary. While he has an AKM to cope with ground units, Boris' real strength is against enemy structures."


CLICK HERE to read more on Boris and listen to one of his ingame audio reports.



 Top RA2 Tournament Players!
Posted Friday, August 3, 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 July 2001.

Now that August 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 July 2001:

Allied

#1 Ranked Player: Apoclase
#2 Ranked Player: Hell1416
#3 Ranked Player: Antitannk

Soviet:

#1 Ranked Player: Vadaumuie
#2 Ranked Player: Aperf3ct1
#3 Ranked Player: Aamilkooo

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



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Thursday, August 2, 2001

It's Fan site spotlight time!

So a big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes to Lion and his staff over at RADEN! They have been selected as our featured RA2 site of the week. Make sure you pay them a visit and check out all the info and downloads these guys have to offer.

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



 Screenshot Update!
Posted Thursday, August 2, 2001

We just recently updated our screenshot gallery with all the latest ingame images from Yuriís Revenge. So if you havenít checked these babies out, now is your chance!

CLICK HERE to enter the screenshot gallery!





 Tanya and Yuri Talk Back!
Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Sorry for the delay on this folks. Tanya and Yuri had planned to post answers to your emails every Friday. Unfortunately, they were both called away on top-secret missions for their respective armies late last week and have only recently returned to the states.

Both Tanya and Yuri are ready and willing to talk back though, so keep those emails coming!


Hi Tanya,

So do you do private jobs, for like corporations bent on global domination (not mentioning any company names)?

- David Shiffett


Click Here to read Tanya's response!

YURI!

Doesn't that psychic thingie you wear on your head give you a KILLER headache? I'm willing to bet you always carry a bottle of aspirin in your pocket.....

- Bruce Bond


Click Here to read the Yuri's answers!




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