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    Have we ever known anything like this?

    I haven't played a WC3 planetary mission in 10 years, so my memory was really fuzzy. Also, I've always hated the Arrow (or super light fighters in general) so I rarely picked it. On an unrelated note, one of my old childhood friends was in town for a visit and thought it was really awesome...
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    Some things I like about Wing Commander 4

    I actually enjoy flying with Maniac on attack missions. Leave him in the hangar bay during defense/escort missions, however. I only recently (in my last playthrough of the PSX version) discovered how awesome Primate was.
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    Have we ever known anything like this?

    Can the Arrow fly in the atmosphere? For some reason I'm thinking that of the WC3 ships only the Hellcat and Excalibur could fly planetside, but I have no idea if that thought is actually based in reality. That could explain why they were replaced.
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    WC 3do ports-Is the joystick really needed?

    I've beaten it once, and I'm replaying it again. The 3do version is probably my favorite version of the game right now, the only bad thing is that you can't manually nuke Kilrah at the end. I also got a sweet deal on a Flightstick from ebay, so I'm playing with it now. I really wish that they...
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    BREAKING NEWS: Is Wing Commander Poised To Make a Comeback? (September 28, 2010)

    It may be too much to hope for, but I'm crossing my fingers for a XBLA/PSN release of the older games since I don't game on the PC much these days. Still, I'd take a rerelease any way I can get it. I might even *gasp* put a real video card in my PC again.
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    WC 3do ports-Is the joystick really needed?

    Sure thing. It's been a while since I played WC3, but I have fairly strong memories of the PS1 and PC ports. To answer my own question in the first post, a joystick is certainly not needed. Convenient and fun, yes, but not needed. I haven't had any trouble blasting small Kilrathi ships out of...
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    WC 3do ports-Is the joystick really needed?

    I think I'll try it out with the pad first, then if I don't like it I'll pick up a stick. I just hate to spent $50 on a stick for one or two games, then have to find a place to store it. Besides, I played WC games for years in high school before I finally got a job and bought a real stick...
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    WC 3do ports-Is the joystick really needed?

    On another forum I frequent there was a thread started about the 3do, and it made me interested enough to finally go on ebay and buy one. Naturally, I also picked up a copy of the Wing Commander 3 port, and will probably get Super Wing Commander when I get done with 3. I haven't played 3 in...
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    "I'm putting you back in the cockpit..." (May 8, 2010)

    I'm doing the same thing, I discovered WC4 on the PSN store and played through it, and it made me want to replay the whole series. I'm up to the last mission of WC2 SO1 right now, but I can't quite beat it. I'm looking forward to WC3, as I haven't played it in 10 years since I couldn't figure...
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    Remembering a Reliable Wingman (May 4, 2010)

    I just played through WC2, and I think losing wingmen in that game hurt more than in any others. Shadow-already talked about Spirit-Her whole story in this game is depressing! Probably the most depressing thing in all of Wing Commander Downtown-You don't fly with him or know him well...
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    Need help with Dakota 1 in WC1

    Off topic, but tonight I beat Secret Missions 2 for the first time ever! It's the only WC game I have never been able to beat, and these impossible missions has made me an excellent pilot. I even won the Pewter Planet and got to save it. I struggled through the Dralthi/Hornet missions, but when...
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    Kotaku unboxes Wing Commander III

    Okay, I need a TCS Victory t-shirt. I suppose I could make one. I took my canister out for the first time in years and opened it up, it still has the fresh t-shirt smell. I'd like to wear it, but I just can't.
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    Selecting a video card with TV out

    Well, my desktop computer is hooked up to a 19" monitor and crappy speakers. It is also in a massive case that isn't easily unplugged and removed. My WC 'puter is in a small case, and the living room has a bigger tv and a sweet sound system. And... I did have this computer just laying around...
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    Need help with Dakota 1 in WC1

    I'm suffering through those Dralthi missions right now for the first time. I was never able to beat the mission where you saved the Hobbes' Ralari before, but apparently I'm much better than I used to be and I am on my way to beating SM2 for the first time. I can take on anything that the...
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    Kotaku unboxes Wing Commander III

    Maybe I should do an unboxing of my WC3 Film Canister and put it on youtube :)
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