September 2001

 Yuri's Revenge Launch Date!
Posted Friday, September 28, 2001

This isn't exactly the most important news in the world at the moment, but you might be curious about when Yuri's Revenge is hitting the shelves. We've been buffing and waxing Yuri's bald head for a few weeks now and he'll be ready to make his appearance in stores on October 12th, though a few stores might get be a day or so earlier depending on when the trucks show up.



 Boris Contest Winners!!
Posted Friday, September 28, 2001

We'd like to say "CONGRATULATIONS" to Bruce Nguyen. He is our grand prize winner from our month long Boris art contest. As you can see below, he went above and beyond than just giving Boris a new look. Great Work!

Prizes:

The Grand Prize package contains a JamP3 MP3 player, SideWinder GameVoice, and D-Link Digital camera (ARV $250). Both runner-ups wills receive a Logitech QuickCam (ARV $50 each).



Winning Submission by Bruce!


Our RUNNER-UPS!


Nick Schueren                              Richard McManus



 Fan Fiction Update!
Posted Thursday, September 27, 2001

Looking for a good RA2 short story to read? Well head on over to
our FAN FICTION section and check the latest submission from BlackAdder.

Here's a snippet from Blind Man's Truth

"The Reds have found us Ian," an aide handed him a slip of paper. "And it looks like they are trying to build a base. We can't deal with their military strength. We need Harriers and fast, can you help?"


CLICK HERE for more!



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Thursday, September 27, 2001

A big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes out to guys over at
Red Alert 2 Central! 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



 Yuri's Revenge FAQ Update!
Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Make sure you check out our Yuri's Revenge FAQ section, we've just updated with new information. Check back next week for even more info!



 TEST YOUR MENTAL POWERS!
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Yuri is looking for new initiates to help fight in his master plan for world domination. Unfortunately he can't select just anyone from the existing gene pool, a certain amount of psychic power is required. So to help weed out the mentally elite from the norms he has devised a test to analyze your mental abilities. Don't be disappointed if you fail, the Allies and Soviets are always looking for basic foot soldiers in their feeble fight for freedom.

CLICK HERE to test your mental powers.

Good Luck!

Initiate 3856



 New Fan Art Posted for Download!
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Today we've updated our fan art section with two new images for download. The image below was submitted by T-Spell.





CLICK HERE to check even more images for download!



 New Yuri's Revenge Allied Unit Revealed!
Posted Monday, September 24, 2001

October 12th is almost here and that means Yuri's Revenge will be out on store shelves. So, this week we have posted up new information about the Allied Robot tank. This "must have" unit was designed help Allied players go head to head with Yuri and his forces of evil.

Allied Robot Tank:

"This speedy raider is the result of Allied research into anti-tank technology. The Robot Tank's maneuverability and speed make it an excellent hit-and-run unit; the fact that it's immune to psychic powers makes it especially useful against Yuri's forces."


CLICK HERE to read more on this new Allied technilogial wonder. As an added bonus we've included one of the ingame audio reports for fans to enjoy.



 Yuri's Revenge Update!
Posted Friday, September 21, 2001

This isn't exactly the most important news in the world at the moment, but you might be curious about when Yuri's Revenge is hitting the shelves. We've been buffing and waxing Yuri's bald head for a few weeks now and he'll be ready to make his appearance in stores on October 12, though a few stores might get be a day or so earlier depending on when the trucks show up.

Also, it's not often we can say this, but the only new movie worth watching this weekend is the Yuri's Revenge sizzle video. The sizzle will be ready for download by 8 p.m. tonight, or you can go see Glitter, starring Maria Carey and getting reviews so negative you'd think Freddie Prince Jr was co-starring. The choice is yours.

YURI"S REVENGE SIZZLE!



 Cheat Report Week 3!
Posted Friday, September 21, 2001

We're watching your scores... Over the past week we removed over a 230 players from the ladders for washed games, multiple nicks, and other various reasons. We appreciate everyone's help in tracking these guys down. If you find someone playing unfair (i.e. washing games or using a map reveal) click here to report them to us.

Offenders This Month: (These are a small fraction of the total number)

Rank: #212 Reason: Washer
Rank: #19 Reason: Serial Number Scam
Rank: #69 Reason: Washer
Rank: #72 Reason: Washer
Rank: #20 Reason: Washer

Thanks again, we look forward to another month of fun and cheat free games of RA2!

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



 Tanya and Yuri Talk Back!
Posted Thursday, September 20, 2001

My how time flies, well its been another week and both Tanya and Yuri are back! Check out the links below to read their responses to recently submitted questions from their fans.


Yo! Psychic man, why do you talk in that funky raspy voice, "My
command is your wish?" It probably hurts your vocal cords. Did you ever think about getting something for it?

Darkman


Click Here to read Yuri's response!

Click Here to read Tanya's answers!



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Thursday, September 20, 2001

A big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes out to guys over at
Westwood Infiltration! 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



 More Yuri's Info from GameSpot UK!
Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2001

The guys over at GameSpot UK have posted another preview detailing their hands-on experience with Yuri's Revenge. So if you just can't take it anymore and need to know everything possible about our soon-to-be released expansion pack for RA2 go check it out. With a little luck this preview should fill that voracious appetite for Yuri's Revenge info.

GameSpot UK

"We've been fighting against Yuri and his forces ever since our review copy of Yuri's Revenge arrived a week ago. On the whole, we've been getting the better of them, but we figured it was about time we infiltrated the new faction and took command, in an attempt to find out what makes them tick."


CLICK HERE to read more!



 Yuri's Revenge Box Art Unveiled!
Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2001

You've all been speculating as to what it will look like, so here it is, straight from the horse's mouth -- the official Yuri's Revenge box!





 Fan Fiction Update!
Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Looking for a good RA2 short story to read? Well head on over to our FAN FICTION section and check two of our latest submissions.

Here's a snippet from Operation: Blue Storm

"In reality, the leap took only 2.5 seconds, including phase shift back into our dimension. We had just warped into the perimeter of the nuclear fusion reactor that powered the infamous Soviet Black Guard. The same Black Guard rumored to protect Romanov himself. According to Intel, this reactor powered the Tesla Coils that formed the impenetrable defensive line around the Kremlin. I still remember Operation: Red Rush."


CLICK HERE for more!



 New Fan Art Posted for Download!
Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Do we have a treat for RA2 fans! Today we've updated our fan art section with four killer images that will turn any desktop background into an RA2 players dream. Below is just a smaple of what you can find.



Submitted by Munzir (RA2 Source)


So don't delay! CLICK HERE to check them out!



 RA2 Map Depot!
Posted Monday, September 17, 2001

Want more multiplayer maps for RA2? Well check out RA2 Map Depot! These guys have it all from single players missions to loads of 8-player free for all multiplayer maps. Get over there now!



 New Yuri's Revenge Allied Unit Revealed!
Posted Monday, September 17, 2001

This week Allied players now have the chance to drool over the Allied Battle Fortress. This new monstrosity of steel plating and power will make short work of any poorly defended Yuri/Soviet base.

Allied Battle Fortress:

"This giant assault vehicle is the Allied's response to the Soviet's Apocalypse Tank. Mounting only a machine gun, the Battle Fortress..."


CLICK HERE to read more on this new Allied goliath. As an added bonus we've included one of the ingame audio reports for fans to enjoy.

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



 Fansite Event Wrap-up!
Posted Friday, September 14, 2001

Well as many of you may know we invited some RTS leaders from various communities down to Westwood for a day to play Yuri's Revenge.

Red Alert 2 Xtreme
RADEN
Red2World
RA2 Source
StarCraft Legacy
WarcraftIII.net
AOE Center
Home Lan


Throughout the course of the day fans and press had the chance to experience some of the solo play missions and tons of multiplayer games from our soon to be released expansion. From all the write-ups posted so far, you can see Yuri made a major impact on all the attendee's and is a definite must-have game for all RTS fans. Check out the preview links below for in-depth articles on what fans saw and how Yuri's revenge plays.

Home LAN - "After playing Yuri’s Revenge for a bit I can say that fans of Red Alert 2 are going to eat this expansion up (yes, that’s a good thing). Westwood has loaded up this expansion with a lot of cool new stuff yet kept the same fast and furious gameplay."

StarCraft Legacy - "It is very apparent that Westwood put many hours of thought into making a game that enhances the basic game enough that people will want to buy it."

RA2 Source - "I could go on and on about how cool Yuri's Revenge is, it is definitely a winner!"

RADEN - "Overall, it's like a brand new game. Rockin' tunes, sweet gameplay and a very interesting storyline. If you own RA2 and don't have Yuri's Revenge, I have two words for you... I'm sorry. This expansion pack for Red Alert2 is a must have. You just can't go wrong in purchasing the game. The replay value is very high and will bring you many hours of gaming pleasure. It is worth the price of admission!"

WarCraft III - "There is much to commend it, and with the number of missions, the improvements to Westwood Online and the changes to team play, chances to play in both the single-player and multiplayer modes abound."

GameSpy - "The game looks extremely promising and should provide plenty of added enjoyment for any RA2 fan"

GameSpot - "Ultimately, fans of Red Alert 2 will find that Yuri's Revenge will likely turn an already quality game into something even better by adding more units and levels and a brand-new playable faction. It's rare to find an RTS game where all three sides are drastically different from each other, and fans of the series should enjoy these changes and be able to pick up on the new strategies quickly."

More to Come! We'll continue to update the site with previews from all who attended. Click here if you'd like to view pictures captured throughout the day.



 RA2 Tournament Update!
Posted Friday, September 14, 2001

We just wanted to let everyone know we are still watching our ladder system with a keen eye. Over the past week alone, we removed over a couple hundred players from the ladders for washed games, multiple nicks, and other various reasons. We appreciate everyone's help in tracking these guys down. If you find someone playing unfair (i.e. washing games or using a map reveal) click hereto report them to us.

Offenders This Month: (These are a small fraction of the total number)

Rank: #88 Reason: Washer
Rank: #7 Reason: Washer
Rank: #96 Reason: Multiple nicknames
Rank: #26 Reason: Multiple nicknames
Rank: #143 Reason: Washer

Thanks again, we look forward to another month of fun and cheat free games of RA2!

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



 Tanya and Yuri Talk Back!
Posted Thursday, September 13, 2001

Well its been another week and both Tanya and Yuri are back! Check out the links below to read their responses to fans questions for this week.

Click Here to read Tanya's response!

Click Here to read the Yuri's answers!



 GameSpot UK Hands on Preview!
Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Yuri's Revenge is almost here, and the wait must be unbearable for many of you. Well to wet your appetite even more they guys over at GameSpot UK have just posted a hands-on preview of the first Soviet mission. So don't delay, get over there now and check it out!

"Our Soviet campaign has only just started but already we're realising that Yuri's forces are not to be underestimated - and that Yuri's Revenge is quite possibly the most worthwhile expansion pack ever conceived."

--Game Spot UK



 RAX Update!
Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Looks like our friends over at Red Alert 2 Xtreme have updated their website with a new layout. Check them out when you get the chance.



 A Message from Westwood!
Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Our hearts go out to the victims and families of today's terrorist acts. We ask all our fans to consider helping in the rescue effort by giving blood at their nearest donation center. For further information on how you can donate, please visit the American Association of Blood Banks



 Yuri's Revenge Goes Gold!
Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Red Alert fans will face another challenge this fall with an expansion to Red Alert 2. Command & Conquer Yuri’s Revenge has gone gold and will ship to stores in North America September 25.

Yuri’s Revenge is the largest expansion in Westwood’s history, adding to the real-time strategy game new Allied and Soviet units, two single-player campaigns, multiplayer features, co-operative campaigns, an hour of filmed story sequences, and an entirely new side: an army lead by the mysterious psychic warrior, Yuri.

In the original Red Alert 2, Yuri was a controllable unit on the Soviet side. For the expansion, Yuri breaks from the Soviets and launches his own bid for world domination through psychic and genetic technology. Players will take command of a time-traveling task force and go back in time to unravel Yuri’s evil plot.

Yuri’s Revenge will feature multiplay over a Local Area Network and over the Internet through Westwood Online. Players can engage in fierce combat with each other or team up to play through the 10 co-op missions. Yuri’s Revenge will also have it’s own dedicated tournament and ladder system that will rank players worldwide and allow them to keep track of their victories and defeats against other Internet gamers.

Gamers can order Yuri’s Revenge online at EA Store or call toll free at 877-EA GAMES (877-324-2637). Yuri’s Revenge can also be ordered from Babbage’s and from Electronics Boutique.



 New Yuri's Revenge Allied Unit Revealed!
Posted Monday, September 10, 2001

With the release Yuri's Revenge right around the corner what better time to announce the Allied Gaurdian GI. Soviet players BEWARE!

Allied Guardian GI:

"A specially trained anti-tank infantry unit, the uncrushable Guardian GI sports an assault rifle for normal encounters, but deploys to fire a tough anti-tank missile that is also useful against air units."


CLICK HERE to read more on this new Allied tank busting unit. As an added bonus we've included one of the ingame audio reports for fans to enjoy.

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



 Event Update!
Posted Friday, September 7, 2001

Success! The fans had their revenge on Yuri and everyone went away with a little happier.

Towards the end of the day we had a little fan/press tournament, with the grand prize being some killer DVD's starring RA2 actors. As it turns out Maniac from Red Alert 2 Extreme won but it was a close one against Tiberius (one of the best players in the community. Below are some pics from the event.

Check back on Tuesday for a full re-cap of the event and tons of pictures.







 More Pictures!
Posted Friday, September 7, 2001

Picture update! Here we have Mike Shelling (PR guru) giving everyone the run down of Yuri's Revenge. Also it looks like Maniac from Red Alert 2 Extreme was beat down in a multiplayer game.






 The Fans Get Revenge!!
Posted Friday, September 7, 2001

Hey guys,

I just wanted to make sure you stay tuned to the official RA2 website all day today. We have invited some of top community leaders from all around the world down to Las Vegas to play Yuri's Revenge for the day. During the event we will be uploading pictures of the festivities and commentary for everyone to view.

Sites attending:

Red Alert 2 Xtreme
RADEN
Red2World
RA2 Source
StarCraft Legacy
WarcraftIII.net
AOE Center
Home Lan


Next week, after everyone has calmed down from the multiplayer mayhem, these sites will be posting hands-on previews about Yuri's Revenge and everything they saw. So expect to read some in-depth info from all these top gamers.

Cya Later

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



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Thursday, September 6, 2001

It's Fan site spotlight time!

A big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes to Scorpio and his staff over at RA Fusion 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.



 Westwood Announces C&C Theater of War!
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Westwood Studios announced today that it will release Command & Conquer Theater of War, a bundle of four of its most popular C&C games. The bundle includes the original Command & Conquer, Tiberian Sun, Red Alert and Red Alert 2.

"For those people who haven’t experienced the C&C universe in its entirety, Theater of War is the perfect opportunity to see what they’ve been missing," said Laura Miele, Westwood’s vice president of marketing. "Never before have we been able to bring so much great gameplay together for such a low price."

Theater of War will ship to stores September 25. Gamers who pre-purchase the C&C bundle online at EA Store or at 877-EA GAMES (877-324-2637) will receive $5 off their purchase price.



 Tanya and Yuri Talk Back!
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Well its been another week and both Tanya and Yuri are back! Check out the links below to read their responses to fans questions for this week.

Click Here to read Tanya's response!

Click Here to read the Yuri's answers!



 New Yuri's Revenge Preview!
Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Yuri's Revenge is almost in your hot little hands, but if you just can't wait that extra few weeks, appease yourself by reading this hands-on preview of the game. IGN PC recently visited Westwood to see the game and recounts their adventures here.

IGN PC Yuri's Revenge Preview



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