Before C&C was absorbed into the EA mega-corporation, the company who made it were known as Westwood - founded in 1985 by two chaps called Louis Castle and Brett Sperry. The pair set up shop in a garage in Las Vegas, and 10 years later would create one of the biggest gaming franchises on Earth.
"We had zero business acumen at the time, and when our first cheque to Westwood came to us we had no idea how to cash it," laughs Louis Castle as PC Zone chatted with him while preparing this month's C&C extravaganza. "We had never filed to register a company, opened a bank account, or anything like that. I guess you could say we learned how to be entrepreneurs from the very basic stages - as ignorant as you could possibly be."