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16 comments by MrTaxikiller on May 7th, 2014

Paging all armchair generals - please wax your moustaches, don your monocles and, er, plump your armchairs. Microsoft appears to be working on a new instalment of a classic strategy game franchise, as per a job ad spotted by NeoGAF.
"Microsoft Studios is looking for a highly experienced senior games developer to help build and lead the team for a new AAA title within an established and well-loved strategy game franchise," it reads. The successful candidate's "primary responsibilities will be to recruit and lead the client-side engineering team, drive technical strategy for client development, manage the day-to-day engineering rhythm, and evaluate and recommend appropriate middleware and tools to accomplish our goals".

Microsoft has three strategy franchises that could fit the label "established and well-loved", by my reckoning. The most obvious is Age of Empires, created by now-dead Ensemble Studios - there hasn't been a peep on that front since 2011's free-to-play instalment Age of Empires Online, which is due to be closed down in July 2014.Ensemble is also the studio behind Halo Wars, one of the few well-regarded and successful console-native real-time strategy titles. I'm not sure I'd call it an "established" franchise, though - sales weren't spectacular. Phil Spencer praised the game's control scheme while expressing guarded enthusiasm for console strategy experiences in January.Last but not least, there's Viva Pinata, Rare's intensely sugary animal husbandry sim. The developer has ideas for how a new game might make use of Kinect, and Microsoft's head PR honcho Major Nelson has broached the subject on Reddit. I also can't help noticing that Rare retweeted our retrospective from last month. On the other hand, the job listing above is based in Redmond, rather than at Rare's HQ in Leicestershire, UK.Any frothy bits of speculation to share?

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PurpleGaga27 Aug 16 2013, 2:17pm says:

Tiberian Sun Redux is more active and one step further than Tiberian Sun Rising.

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MrTaxikiller Aug 17 2013, 7:21am replied:

I do have to say that TSR is 3 models awat from release, source is TSR team them zelf. I asked them if they need some help but so far no response

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ApornasPlanet Aug 15 2013, 3:03pm says:

nice to see the recent activity

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MrTaxikiller Aug 15 2013, 3:19pm replied:

when there is no update it doesnt mean there are no updates :)

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Gallade Aug 3 2013, 7:53am says:

Hey Taxikiller, sorry to be a pain in the *** but I'm very new to mods. Could you please direct me on how you go about installing mods and then how to start them in Generals Zero Hour please? I have downloaded this mod, ROTR mod and a few others but I don't know how you start playing them after words. Sometimes, I even have to re-install ZH which is a nightmare. Please help, I'm so desperate to try this mod, I love the Tiberium timeline. Thank You :)

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MrTaxikiller Aug 8 2013, 8:56am replied:

give me the error code like I asked in the PM

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Jawad116 Aug 7 2013, 3:39am replied:

you need to uninstall the other mods (if you have any) then intstall this one and place its files in the zero hour folder then you play zero hour and thats how you play the mod

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MrTaxikiller Aug 5 2013, 12:41pm replied:

because they are no boss generals thats why

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Jawad116 Aug 7 2013, 4:11am replied:

I dont think thats a good reason

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MrTaxikiller Aug 9 2013, 6:37am replied:

the official reason is ebcause they are also not playable in the original game, we are giving the mod something extra to play with and that is the first tiberium war assets to play with and the forgotten is only accesable trough capturing the tech structures

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