To celebrate the 12th anniversary of Command and Conquer, EA has made the original C&C free to download. That’s right free. At no cost. No money down and nothing to pay later.
Download Command & Conquer now.
(Update: The official site is no longer hosting the files, but you can still get ‘em from MegaGames, just click on download above the title.)
If you run XP you’ll need to burn it to a CD. If you can’t burn a CD, find a friend who can. Command & Conquer is worth it.
Command & Conquer Intro Movie
Granted, it’s not going to be as pretty as Command & Conquer 3. It is an older game. Think about it though, this game was good enough to spawn one of the greatest PC game franchises ever. Command & Conquer is the standard in real-time strategy. Now you can play the game that started it all for free.
I really need to stop reading RevolutionSF. I’m sure it’s a contributing factor for geeks with high blood pressure. Ah, who am I kidding? That wouldn’t help. It’s not RevSF’s fault, mostly. They’re just reporting the screw ups made in Hollywood.
This is the trailer for the new Iron Man movie.
Abandon all hope, all ye who buy a movie ticket.
Once again the people behind the Iron Man movie have screwed up. You may remember my rant on comic book movie casting. I had very little hope for Iron Man turning out well. The only hope I had was that the scenes in the Iron Man armor would be abundant and awesome. Now I have even less hope.
Why would they make trailers and commercials with stuff that’s not in the movie? That makes no sense. Sure it’ll make people want to see a movie. What happens when they find out it’s a trick? A lot of people will just skip it. Hollywood shoots itself in the foot like this and then wonders why fewer people are going to the movies. To quote Kelly Bundy, “The mind wobbles”.
Here’s a tip for filmmakers.
If you film something for the trailer that turns out to be unbelievably cool, put it in the movie. It’s bad enough when people see a movie and find out all the best parts were in the trailer. When you see a movie and all the best parts are in the trailer, but not the movie that’s even worse. That is what people outside of the movie industry call a “lie”. You might want to look that word up. You probably know it better as “promotion” or “marketing”.
Dragon Con. It’s almost here again. I’m getting excited. I can’t wait to see what happens this year. The panels, the costumes, the parade and the fun. It’s really something else.
I thought I’d search for “Dragon Con” on Youtube so I can share a little bit of what it’s like. I got more hits than I expected. I found a great video that sort of gives you an idea, though not entirely. You’d have to be there to really get it.
I don’t know if it’s from the official DVD that they sell at Dragon Con. Yeah, they sell DVDs of Dragon Con at Dragon Con. They’ve been doin’ that the last few years I believe. Probably for the folks who aren’t sober enough to make any home movies of their own.
Anyway, official or not here’s a short look at last year.
I’d recommend checking Youtube if you want to see more videos of Dragon Con. There’s quite a few there.
Any large site you visit that allows commenting is bound to have a thread or two that looks like this. The one that it reminded me of the most was PVP, the webcomic by Scott Kurtz. Quite a few of the comment sections on his site are fairly similar. I’d like to imagine this is what meetings are like over at Mr. Kurtz’s office.
Yeah, I know it’s not a Youtube video, but that’s the category I’m using for now.
I love horror movies. More specifically, slashers, the archetype of which is Halloween. Made in 1978 by John Carpenter, Halloween inspired some of the greatest slasher movies of all time. The most famous is probably the Friday the 13th series of movies. If you’ve read my “About Author” page, you know how much I love that series. Halloween continues to inspire film makers almost 30 years later.
Rob Zombie’s first foray into the belly of the beast was in 2003 with House of 1000 Corpses. Any horror fan who’s seen it can tell you that Rob Zombie knows his stuff. He took the best and the worst of low budge horror and made it fun again. That’s why I’m excited to hear that he’s involved with the newest version of Halloween.
The last few Halloween movies are only a pale reflection of the original. The only thing they’ve had going for them was the reputation of the previous movies. Halloween: H20 probably came the closest to the 1978 masterpiece. It marked the return of Jamie Lee Curtis to the part of Laurie Strode.
It’s a remake, and I’m no fan of remakes. There have been some really bad ones, Texas Chainsaw Massacre for example. The new Halloween remake has something the others don’t. A horror fan at the helm as writer and director. A horror fan who knows what he’s doing. I have very high hopes for this movie. I believe Rob Zombie can return Halloween the movie to it’s former bloody glory.
Trailer for Rob Zombie’s Halloween
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