With the recent announcement of a new C&C game in Gamescom 2012 in Germany, many fans were outraged in chaos by the fact that EA has taken a bold move into a free-to-play status for a new C&C game. Setting aside to Generals 2, EA decided to play out a new opening field to MP similarly to what Trion Worlds and Petroglyph Studios did to End of Nations. I smell that type of competition, but it does nothing to bring the hype out of the C&C community since they wanted a new C&C game with SP quality other than MP quality. The factions of EU and GLA will stay but I highly doubt what EA will bring to an unannounced subtitle to C&C if it's a pre-cursor to Generals 2 using the Frostbite 2 engine. I can expect Generals 2 release a very long way into victory if only it gets developed with such quality alongside other great RTS games. In this stage, I can smell the return of C&C Sole Survivor meets C&C Arena.
I am currently doing some major changes in KW Reloaded. The logos will be updated with a larger resolution and new organized changes are being made to the mod itself. Keep that in mind that the skirmish AI is promised to be included in version 1.5. In version 1.5, there will be no C&C4 material (except for two units) that will be used in the mod; the nine sub-factions will all be included in-game. The rest of the new content will carry on into version 1.6. With the file size getting bigger, the chances of a version 1.6 release may be split into 2-3 files.
I have been watching the Olympics when I was small, but now I am getting tired of watching pastime events that were already played in primetime TV. In 2008, the Beijing ceremony was epic in due to the usage of the performers and lots of special effects. But in 2012, due to the economy, the London ceremony was shrunk down to mostly storytelling and music performances. Restrictions are more enforced to watch the games online as users must use cable providers in order to log in. Neither the FIFA World Cup, March madness and event he Super Bowl would want that restriction. That's why the people making the criticism to NBC covering the Olympics have changed a lot over the past decade (I bet it has something to do with ratings). I think it's time for another sports network(s) to do the Olympic game coverage one day.
The only good things about this year's Olympic games: Michael Phelps, the world's fastest swimmer, finally earns more medals than any Olympian in history, and, of course, the ladies (aka the Fab Five) of the US Gymnastics team, win the gold medal since 1996.