Westwood Studios Goes for the Gold with Command & Conquer Gold for Windows 95

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The Best-Selling Combat Strategy Game of All Time Command & Conquer is Now Available for Windows 95 with Improved Features and a $10 Rebate

Las Vegas, NV, February 19, 1997 -- The best just got better for PC gamers as Westwood Studios today announced the release of Command & Conquer Gold, the Windows 95 version of the best-selling strategy game. Building upon the intense action of the original Command & Conquer, the new version offers expanded Internet head-to-head play, Super VGA graphics, smooth scrolling technology, and 100% compatibility with the Covert Operations mission disk. For those who already own the MS-DOS version, Westwood will be offering a $10 rebate.

A Command & Conquer Windows 95 Desktop Theme Pack is also included with the game. The theme pack contains cool Command & Conquer desktop backgrounds, patterns, icons, screen saver, and connection software for Westwood's online gaming service, Westwood Chat.

"Command & Conquer was already a great game," said Brett W. Sperry, president and CEO of Westwood Studios. "Improving it for Windows 95 was quite a challenge, but I think we achieved our goal. The significantly enhanced SVGA graphics, new head-to-head Internet play and native support for Windows 95 together make an even better gaming experience."

"For the first time, PC and MAC owners will be able to go head-to-head against each other in Command & Conquer, thanks to the expanded Internet capabilities of Command & Conquer Gold," said Steve Wetherill, vice president of research & development at Westwood Studios.

Game Background

Command & Conquer is a real time strategy game based in the near future where two factions, the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the Brotherhood of NOD, fight for control of the world. Players choose whether to fight as either GDI or NOD. Each side is equipped with its own weapons and technology, making the strategies needed to win different for each side. While each mission has its own objectives, players can opt to coordinate a variety of activities including: base construction, unit production, combat, and base defense. In between missions, players are treated to exciting cinematic sequences that reveal more of the story, as well as high resolution cut scenes and dramatic moments.

System Requirements

Command & Conquer Gold is available for PCs equipped with a Pentium processor, Windows 95, eight megabytes (MB) of RAM, 2x CD-ROM, and 30 MB of free hard drive space. The game supports Microsoft DirectDraw -compatible video cards, Microsoft DirectSound and SoundBlaster -compatible sound cards. A minimum of 14.4 kbps modem is required for head-to-head play, and an IPX network is required for network play. For Internet play, a 28.8 kbps modem or a direct Internet connection is required.


Command & Conquer Gold is now available at all major software and videogame retail outlets worldwide. The product can also be ordered directly from Westwood via the company's Web Site, or in the U.S. from Virgin Interactive Entertainment by calling 1-800-874-4607. Virgin Interactive Entertainment is the exclusive worldwide distrib
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Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC, Mac and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has consistently released popular titles including: Dune II, the Kyrandia adventure trilogy, Lands of Lore, Monopoly CD-ROM for the Internet and the Command & Conquer product line, which has sold well over 4 million units worldwide since its debut in 1995.

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