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Retronauts Presents: Blizzard vs. Westwood

Without Westwood Studios and Blizzard Entertainment, real-time strategy games as gamers know them would likely not exist. Through the mid- to late-1990s, the two studios competed to release what are still considered the landmarks of the genre, and their rivalry forced each other to innovate and refine and hone the RTS into what it is today. But which developer left the most lasting impression?

Westwood (the studio's gone, but its spirit lives on at EA Los Angeles) with its groundbreaking work in Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty and the Command & Conquer series? Or Blizzard with its dual juggernaut of WarCraft and StarCraft? 1UP look at five aspects of each of the studios' games to decide.

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