October 2001

 Yuri Strikes Westwood Pacific!
Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Westwood Pacific was paid a visit today by one Yuri's smaller minions evil. When the words "TRICK OR TREAT" were shouted, employees from all over the build felt compelled to give this little guy some goodies. It's rumored this mini Yuri walked away with Harvard's car, a few thousand dollars, and his design submission for Red Alert 3 was accepted without question. The power of mind control!


Evil comes in small packages!



 New Fan Map-Pack Live!
Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2001

With the release of Final Alert 2 Yuri, 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




 The Yuri Reviews Keep Flowing In!
Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2001

More reviews have just arrived and Yuri is pleased! Click on the links below to check them out.

"As expansion packs go, Yuri's Revenge does a great job adding plenty of new elements to the story and gameplay mechanics to last year's Command & Conquer game."

-Electric Playground

"Yuri’s Revenge is no half-baked add-on. This is what every expansion should be – it takes what made the original so playable (some crisp colorful graphics, good path-finding, some interesting units, addictive play) and adds some whipped cream and chocolate sauce and is served up as dessert. If you own Red Alert 2, you should own Yuri’s Revenge."

-The ArmChair Empire



 Yuri Halloween Mask for Download!
Posted Monday, October 29, 2001

Have you ever wanted to dress up like Yuri? Well now is your chance! Just in time for Halloween we will be offering fans the chance to be Yuri for a day or night, with our killer Yuri Halloween mask. Surprise your friends, mind control your enemies, either way the experience will be fun for all.



Who is that masked man?


CLICK HERE to find out!

Have Fun!

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



 Final Alert 2 Yuri is Now Available!
Posted Monday, October 29, 2001

You heard it right! The updated mission/map editor Final Alert 2 Yuri, for Command & Conquer Yuri's Revenge and Red Alert 2 is now available for free download!
This updated utility is both powerful and easy to use, and contains a variety of new features that the older version did not have.

New Features Include:
Negative light posts
Toggle to outline around buildings
Tag editor to allow making triggers without tags
Random tree tool improved (preview and double click for adding/deleting trees)
Smudge support added
Hotkey (CTRL-F) for "framework mode"
All the Yuri's Revenge art assets, etc
At the bottom of the File menu have a list of the last four files opened
In the Trigger Editor, automatically clear all fields containing non-default info when clicking New Trigger, New Event, and New Action buttons
Minimize button to the mini map
Search waypoint function
Allow user selected starting positions and allies
Script support for easier map editing (add new functions to FA2:YR!)
Generally faster
Copy trigger function
AI Trigger Editor


So don't delay! Click Here! to download FA2 Yuri now!

Note, FA2 Yuri can make both Red Alert 2 and Yuri's revenge multiplayer maps, but you must own Yuri's Revenge to play on the new Yuri tilesets found within FA2 Yuri.



 GameSpy Loves Yuri!
Posted Monday, October 29, 2001

No mind tricks here, Yuri's Revenge has scored a 9.0 from the guys over at GameSpy.com

Here is a small snippet from the review:

"This is what an expansion pack should be ... tons more of everything you enjoyed from the first game with just enough new stuff to keep you guessing. Yuri's Revenge is a treat for fans of Red Alert 2."

-GameSpy

CLICK HERE to read the full story!



 PLAY YURI'S REVENGE TO WIN!
Posted Friday, October 26, 2001

Woot! Westwood Studios will be giving away more than 180 prizes on the Yuri's Revenge tournament ladder in October and November.

Westwood will give away nine prizes every weekday from October 22 through November 16 to Yuri's Revenge tournament ladder players that are ranked in designated spaces. The prizes will include web-cams and Westwood merchandise.

"Multiplay is one of the biggest and best features of Yuri's Revenge," said Ted Morris, Westwood's Online Director. "We have thousands of people playing online every day. We want to reward them and attract new people to our online tournaments."

To enter, players must participate in Quick Match competitions of Yuri's Revenge through Westwood Online and obtain a ladder ranking. The nine daily winners will be in the rankings of 1, 25, 50, 75, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 at 4:15 p.m. EST each weekday during the giveaway.

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. Yuri's Revenge also features multiplay over a Local Area Network and over the Internet through Westwood OnlineSM, and a dedicated tournament and ladder system that ranks players worldwide.

CLICK HERE to read the Official Rules!

CLICK HERE to sign-up for WOL or to update your Westwood online account.

CYA Online

Delphi
Online Community Manager
Westwood Studios



 More Yuri Reviews!!
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2001

More reviews for Yuri's Revenge have just arrived, click on the links below to check them out.

TFH Gaming has posted a roundup of the Yuri's units, along with an interview with the game's executive producer, Mark Skaggs.

Gamers Uplink gives Yuri's a 9 out of 10.

Game Revolution just posted their Yuri's Revenge review to the tune of a B+! For those of you not still in school, that's pretty darn good.



 Reminder!
Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Just a reminder that today October 24th, 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



 Yuri Scores Again!
Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Loaded Inc. gave Yuri's Revenge a solid 9 out of 10, and praised the game's new units and multiplay features.

"Yuri's revenge is one of the best add-ons released for ages," said Loaded Inc.

Read the full review by CLICKING HERE!



 Westwood Takes on The World!
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Westwood VS the World is back! Wednesday October 24th, RA2/Yuri's Revenge development team members and Yuri himself 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



 More Reviews!
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Three more Yuri's Revenge reviews hit the news today. Check out the Yuri love here:

Game Port
GameZone
ActionTrip



 YURI SCORES 9.2!
Posted Monday, October 22, 2001

Yuri's Revenge has scored a whopping 9.2 from GameSpot UK! Looks like Yuri has made another lasting impression, here's a snippet from the review:

"If you're fan of Red Alert 2, and particularly if you border on being fanatical about commanding either the Allied or Soviet forces, Westwood Studios' new expansion is about to turn your world upside down."

-GameSpot UK

"With the addition of Yuri's Revenge, Westwood has ensured that Red Alert 2 is going to be the real-time strategy game of choice for a long time yet."

-GameSpot UK

CLICK HERE to read the full review!



 Soviet Forces Recruiting!
Posted Friday, October 19, 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



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Thursday, October 18, 2001

A big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes out to guys over at
CNC Sector! 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 Mission Tips!
Posted Thursday, October 18, 2001

Have you just recently picked up Yuri’s Revenge and find the missions a wee bit harder than RA2? Our friends over at Red Alert 2 Xtreme have posted up an in-depth mission walkthrough guide to help all you newbies get past all those tough spots. It’s very well written and is full of little tricks.

CLICK HERE to check it out! Warning this link does contain spoilers for the game.



 Yuri Video Interview!
Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2001

The guys over at GameSpot have just recently posted up a video interview with everyone’s favorite villain Yuri (Udo Kier)! During the video interview fans will listen to Udo umm Yuri talk about games, the future, and what it’s like playing an evil character. Don't miss out CLICK HERE to watch the interview.



 Yuri's Revenge Chat!
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Thanks to all those who stopped by to chat with the Yuri's Revenge dev team. CLICK HERE to read the chat log from the event.

Cya online

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



 New Yuri's Revenge Review!
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2001

The guys over at Entertainment Depot have posted up their review on Yuri's Revenge. Click Here to check it out!

"Westwood manages to make another fantastic entry into its Command & Conquer spin-off series. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 - Yuri’s Revenge manages to give gamers the right amount of bang for the buck..."

-Entertainment Depot



 Yuri's Revenge Chat Reminder!
Posted Monday, October 15, 2001

Just a reminder tomorrow Tuesday October 16th, Westwood Studios will be hosting a Yuri's Revenge chat session The chat will begin promptly at 4:00 PM (PST) and last about an hour; please check back here around 3:45 PM for more information on how to enter the chat lobby.

We will be selecting attendee's at random and giving away RA2 t-shirts, posters, a copies of Yuri's Revenge.


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



 Yuri's Revenge Player Tips!
Posted Monday, October 15, 2001

Stuck on a particular mission? Need some killer tips on how to use Yuri's units effectively in multiplay? Well look no further! A couple of our top RA2 community sites have posted winning tips that will give any Yuri's Revenge player the edge they need to be the best.

Click on the links below for more information!

RADEN

Red 2 World



 Yuri's Revenge Chat Next Tuesday!
Posted Friday, October 12, 2001

Woot! On Tuesday October 16th, Westwood Studios will be hosting a Yuri's Revenge chat session with some of the big wig developers from the Yuri's Revenge development team. This will be the perfect time to get all those questions lingering in the back of your mind answered and find out the killer strategies the team uses for multiplayer games.

The chat will begin promptly at 4:00 PM (PST) and last about an hour; Please check back here around 3:45 PM for more information on how to enter the chat lobby.

As an added bonus we will be randomly giving RA2 t-shirts, posters, a copies of Yuri's Revenge to those selected out of the crowd

Cya there!


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



 New Fan Art Posted for Download!
Posted Friday, October 12, 2001

Who wants new desktop art! Well we've just updated our fan art section with two new images for download. The image below was submitted by Periclytes from RA2 Map Depot.





CLICK HERE to check even more images for download!



 Yuri Web Update!
Posted Thursday, October 11, 2001

We just wanted to let everyone know our units and structures section for Yuri's Revenge has been updated. Players will find full descriptions, updated costs, and armor values of each new unit and structure found in the game. So check them out when you get the chance!

Click Here to read about Yuri's units.

Click Here to read about Yuri's structures.

Click Here to read about the Allies.

Click Here to read about the Soviets.





 Another Great Yuri's Review!
Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2001

GameSpot just posted their Yuri's Review and scored the game a 8.5 out of 10. Even more impressive than that is the reader reviews -- 9.8 out of 10!

"Like its predecessor, it's a well-designed, fast-paced, flexible, and ultimately very fun real-time strategy game with a lot of variety and a lot of appeal," said GameSpot.

Read the full review by CLICKING HERE



 IGN Gives Yuri an 8.6!
Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2001

The first review is in! IGN PC called Yuri's Revenge "pure gold" and praised the game's new units and balancing. Read the full review here:

CLICK HERE to read IGN's review of Yuri's Revenge.



 The Fans Meet Yuri!
Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2001

Last Saturday, October 6th, we hosted one heck of a launch party over at the ICELAN gaming center. Among some of the attendee's were the guys from Westwood Infiltration and Red 2 World. Both of these sites have just posted up their reports on the event complete with pictures and screenshots. So don't delay, follow the links below and read about all the fun everyone had.

Westwood Infiltration Preview "Overall my experience at Icelan was awesome. Everyone there had an excellent time. We all played throughout the day and everyone was enjoying themselves. It was a pleasure to meet Delphi and Mark, whom. I hope to talk to again soon."

Red 2 World Preview "At some point I looked across the room and noticed that this was the kind of event we all need every now and then - being able to hang out with all different types of gamers, and not have them rub you off because you aren't in the same class as them. This being the first event of its kind I had ever been to, it felt great to be there. They even layed on some good pizza!"

Cya everyone online soon!

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



 YURI’S REVENGE SHIPS!
Posted Monday, October 8, 2001

Westwood Studios announced today that Command & Conquer Yuri’s Revenge, will ship in North America October 9th, and should be fully distributed in North America by October 12th.

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 technology. Players will take command of a time-traveling task force and go back in time to unravel Yuri’s evil plot.

“With Yuri’s Revenge, we wanted to give the fans more of the addictive and fast-paced gameplay they loved in Red Alert 2,” said Mark Skaggs, executive producer of Yuri’s Revenge. “Yuri’s Revenge is a hugely ambitious expansion to an wildly successful product and we are excited about getting it out to the public.”

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 at GameStop and from Electronics Boutique at EB WOrld.



 Yuri Launch Party Update!
Posted Saturday, October 6, 2001

Woot! The Yuri’s Revenge launch party here in L.A. is a blast! We have over 60 attendee’s waiting patiently for their chance to play Yuri’s. Check back periodically for updated images and news live from the event.

Delphi

Also, check out ICELAN.com and check out the event from their live webcam.



Machines are ready for play!        Everyone takes a seat!




Pizza!




More Pics!



 New Fan Art Posted for Download!
Posted Friday, October 5, 2001

Check out our Fan Art section ASAP! We've just posted up two new desktop images for download. The image below was submitted by |EveReTT|.





CLICK HERE to check even more images for download!



 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Thursday, October 4, 2001

A big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes out to guys over at
Rising sun Network! 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



 Tanya and Yuri Talk Back!
Posted Thursday, October 4, 2001

Tanya and Yuri answer back! Check out the links below to read their responses to fans questions for this week.

Tanya,

How would you match up with Yuri in a fight? What weapons/techniques would you employ? It seems that you have greater resistance to his mental powers then the average human.

David


Click Here to read Tanya's response!

Click Here to read the Yuri's answers!



 More Yuri's Revenge Preview Coverage!
Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2001

It's almost here! Only a week until Yuri's Revenge ships to stores, but if you're still hungry for more news and views, GameSpot UK's
got ya covered.

"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."

GameSpot UK



 LANWAR DRAWS NEAR!
Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Heads up guys, Lanwar (in Louisville, KY) only has handful of seats left for their 540 person party coming up on October 13 & 14th. This is a great event with prizes, tournaments, and a chance to meet gamers from around the country. Check it out at LANWAR



 YURI'S REVENGE LAUNCH PARTY!
Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2001

That's right! Our big Yuri’s Revenge Launch Party, which will take place October 6 in the Los Angeles cyber café and game center ICELAN.

Westwood fans in the L.A. area are invited to ICELAN from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for hands-on time with Yuri’s Revenge and a sneak peak at Command & Conquer Renegade. The event is sponsored by iGames, a national organization of game centers.

At the event, members of the Yuri’s Revenge development team will be available to talk with the fans and give gameplay tips and tricks. At the end of the event, iGames will be hosting a single-elimination Yuri’s Revenge tournament. The winners will receive Westwood games and merchandise.

There is no cost to attend the event and space is limited. Anyone wishing to reserve a seat can call ICELAN at (909) 594-3800, or visit their website at
ICELAN

Cya There!

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



 New Yuri's Revenge Allied Update!
Posted Monday, October 1, 2001

Woot! Yuri’s Revenge is almost here! This week we have posted up new information about the Allied Robot Control Center. Unlike the self contained Soviet Terror Drone, the Allies must remain in contact with their robotic vehicles at all times; without the control center the robot tanks are rendered useless.

Allied Robot Control Center:

"The Robot Control Center, bristling with antenna, is the prerequisite for building Robot Tanks."


CLICK HERE to read more on this new Allied Structure.

Also, next week we will be updating the website with all the new units and structures found within Yuri's Revenge. Lots of good info you don't want to miss.



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