Westwood Studios Ships Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun.LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 1999--
Third and Most Anticipated Installment in the Command & Conquer
Universe Now Available at Retail Stores Nationwide; Retailers Order
Record Number of Copies
Westwood Studios Westwood Studios (1985-2003) was a computer and video game developer, founded in 1985 as Westwood Associates by Brett Sperry and Louis Castle and based in Las Vegas, Nevada. (tm) today announced that Command & Conquer(tm) Tiberian Sun(tm), the most anticipated PC game of 1999, has shipped to retailers nationwide. Command & Conquer is the most successful computer strategy game franchise in history with more than 10 million units sold worldwide.
Set in the early 21st century, Tiberian Sun once again pits the Global Defense Initiative (GDI (Graphics Device Interface) The traditional programming interface (API) for output in Windows. When an application needs to display or print, it makes a call to a GDI function and sends it the parameters for the object that must be created. ) against the Brotherhood of NOD in an epic struggle for control of the planet. With an engaging storyline that unfolds as play progresses, players will learn the reason for the outbreak of Tiberium that has poisoned the Earth, and what happened to the notorious NOD leader Kane, who was presumed dead at the end of Command & Conquer.
Tiberian Sun features a more exciting and dangerous battlefield with dynamic 3D terrain, realistic physics and a fully reactive environment. Explosions leave craters. Lakes and rivers freeze. Ion storms cripple high-tech weapons. Forest fires rage out of control, and winds carry poison gas poison gas, any of various gases sometimes used in warfare or riot control because of their poisonous or corrosive nature. These gases may be roughly grouped according to the portal of entry into the body and their physiological effects. clouds.
Multiple levels of warfare allow players to cripple opponents from afar or get up close and personal in an all-out ground war. GDI and NOD have distinct styles, units and abilities, providing unlimited tactical and strategic choices in the struggle for global domination.
Players can travel under, over, or on the terrain as they employ devastating dev·as·tate
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark. new weapons, including the Devil's Tongue, Hunter-Seeker Drones, Jump-Jet Infantry, Disruptors, Stealth Generators, genetically engineered genetically engineered adjective Recombinant, see there cyborgs, the Firestorm Defense and many more.
Dynamic colored lighting brings the mood and atmosphere alive. Stealth missions are set in the deep blue of early night. Bases on full alert come alive with sirens and spotlights in search of intruders.
Tiberian Sun features enhanced Local Area Network and Internet play. Up to 8 players can engage in fierce combat over a LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. and players can go head-to-head via the Internet and Westwood Online(tm). Find and challenge opponents from all over the world with just the click of a button without ever leaving the Tiberian Sun environment. A built-in worldwide ranking system allows players to track their victories and defeats against other Internet gamers. Expanded multiplayer options also include random Battle Map generation, Battle Clan support, and four new handicapping controls.
Tiberian Sun's minimum system requirements are a Pentium 166 MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. with 32 MB of RAM, a quad-speed CD drive, a 16-bit sound card, and a Direct X(tm) compatible video card.
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Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC, and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has released several popular titles including: Dune(tm) 2000, the Lands of Lore Lands of Lore or LoL is a classical computer role-playing game series by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive. Lands of Lore follows the tradition of Dungeon Master (tm) series, the Kyrandia(tm) adventure trilogy, Monopoly(R) for the Internet, Blade Runner(tm) and the Command & Conquer (tm) product line. Westwood is a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
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