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RED ALERT! RED ALERT! Westwood Studios Invades TEN

First commercial Internet entertainment network and Westwood Studios team up to provide members with latest release

SAN FRANCISCO   November 22, 1996 A specter is haunting the Internet  the specter of communism.  Total Entertainment Network (TEN) ( today announced that it has joined forces with Westwood Studios ( to bring Command & Conquer Red Alert to TEN.  This joint alliance summons thousands of TENs members to defeat or join this virtual phenomenon which takes place over the Internet.

TEN, the first commercial Internet entertainment network that allows for true nation-wide play, has signed an agreement with Westwood to bring Command & Conquer: Red Alert to TEN.  In December, Red Alert joins Westwoods best-selling strategy game Command & Conquer® on TEN.

Red Alert, the next installment in the Command & Conquer Universe of Games, follows on the heels of the PC CD-ROM smash hit Command & Conquer.  In Red Alert, game players are thrust into an entirely new alternative reality with a compelling storyline that sets the stage for the original Command & Conquer

"Command & Conquer is one of the most popular games on our service, with the number of users dramatically increasing since the introduction of player rankings." said Jack Heistand, president and CEO of TEN.  "Player rankings, available exclusively on our service, builds strong ties between our community of members.  The passion of multiplayer gaming for games such as Red Alert thrive on competition and with our unique ranking system players are challenged to attain their own goal  whether it be to improve on a personal best or to be the nationwide champion."

"We have had great success partnering with TEN in the past and are very excited to be working with them again," said Brett W. Sperry, president and CEO of Westwood Studios.  "Command & Conquer is one of the hottest games on TEN and we are thrilled to introduce the fun and addicting Command & Conquer Red Alert to all of our loyal fans ."

To sign up for the TEN service, people can go to and download the software or request a free CD-ROM.  Technical support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1/800-8040-TEN. Customer support is available daily 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (PST).

TEN recommends a Pentium 90 with Windows 95, 16 MB RAM, 28.8k bps modem and 2X speed CD ROM.  The minimum requirements for using the TEN network are 486/66DX2, Windows 95, 8 MB RAM and a 14.4k bps modem.

Command & Conquer Red Alert is the latest title from Westwood Studios.  Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has consistently released popular titles including: the Eye of the Beholder series, Dune II, the Kyrandia adventure trilogy, Lands of Lore , Command & Conquer and Monopoly for the Internet.  Each title has sold more than 250,000 units worldwide, with Command & Conquer selling over a million units worldwide.  Coming soon from Westwood Studios:  Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny in March 97 and Blade Runner in October 97.  To reach Westwood Studios, call 702-228-4040, or visit

Total Entertainment Network is the premier Internet entertainment network.  TEN has online rights to more than 25 games, over half of which are TEN exclusives, by leading software publishers including 3D Realms Entertainment, Accolade, Apogee, Blizzard, Eidos Interactive (formerly Domark), id Software, Maxis, MicroProse, Spectrum HoloByte, SSI and Westwood Studios.  Based in San  Francisco, TEN was formed in 1995 from the merger of Planet Optigon, Inc. and Outland, Inc.  TEN received its initial funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, with subsequent investors including:  Ameritech; Goldman Sachs; Robertson, Stephens & Company; and Vertex Management. 

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