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  1. ChrisReid

    MK Podquest Redux (September 20, 2021)

    Last month we reported on the MK Podquest team's exploration of the Warrior King Saga. They spent the summer checking out the various chapters of the bizarre and epic four-part crossover that culminated in Michael Dorn portraying a space viking aboard the Tiger's Claw. Not everyone is into the...
  2. ChrisReid

    Setting the Record Straight on DIVX (September 24, 2021)

    We get questions from time to time from Wing Commander fans that read about the WC DIVX and the mistaken rumors of its cancellation. DIVX was a late '90s format based around single-use DVDs. Each disc was encoded and serialized to sync with an online (via dialup) account that controlled...
  3. ChrisReid

    Happy Birthday Mark Hamill! (September 25, 2021)

    Dennis Mull was the first to point out to us this weekend that today is Mark Hamill's 70th birthday. While the collective Star Wars fandom is all over this for obvious reasons, we'd like to salute Mr. Hamill on behalf of the Wing Commander community. His execution of Christopher Blair is...
  4. ChrisReid

    Gemini RPG Crew Chases Down Kilrathi (September 23, 2021)

    The crew of the TCS Majestic continues to fight for control of the Nitir Sector! The action follows the chronicles of the Gemini Sector RPG. Weekly sessions keep the fun going on their Discord server, and Rear Admiral Tarsus continues to put these nifty mission briefings together to amplify...
  5. ChrisReid

    AI Enhancement Test Takes On Most Challenging WC Scene (September 21, 2021)

    Well, it's a chicken and egg problem. Nobody is going to develop a patch to integrate high res movies if there are no high res movies. So someone (ODVS) had to be the first one to invest the time and effort somewhere. Now that we have high quality movies, there's some incentive to patching...
  6. ChrisReid

    Lance Casey: Now Hiring (September 22, 2021)

    Want to work with a star? Your dream could come true if you get hired by Steven Petrarca Events. While the delta variant continues to scourge across the land in my area and many others, California has taken a relatively modest hit and the fancy gathering industry appears to be booming. SPE is...
  7. ChrisReid

    AI Enhancement Test Takes On Most Challenging WC Scene (September 21, 2021)

    Techmaster has a new channel that's playing around with various video games and AI enhancement programs, and Wing Commander is ripe for fusion of the two. One of their first clips is an upscaled sample of Wing Commander 3, which is very challenging to enhance due to its vintage 1994 low-res...
  8. ChrisReid

    Double Autographed WC Movie Poster is Sublime (September 19, 2021)

    LeHah scored another impressive Wing Commander autograph this weekend. Matthew Lillard was signing at the CT HorrorFest yesterday, so LeHah brought his previously-signed movie poster in order to score a rare Lillard/Prinze duo. It sounds like they had to eventually shut the line off due to...
  9. ChrisReid

    SpaceX Launches Successful Orbital Tour (September 15, 2021)

    For the third time this summer, a spacecraft full of private space travelers reached space this evening. What makes this one different is that it's a full orbital trip. Rather than cross the threshold of space in a suborbital flight lasting minutes, the four people aboard the Inspiration4...
  10. ChrisReid

    New Script Streamlines Prophecy Installation on Linux (September 14, 2021)

    Goku has put together a new automation that enhances the experience of getting Wing Commander Prophecy to run. The game can occasionally have some compatibility quirks on modern Windows, which could put off some folks who might be trying for a Linux install. It's possible to get a nice smooth...
  11. ChrisReid

    French Privateer Review Is a Visual Treat (September 13, 2021)

    Last week we got a peek at some fabulous French reviews for Wing Commander 2, including one from Generation 4 magazine. LOAF dug up the Gen 4 review of Privateer, and it's also a wonderful experience. You definitely don't have to read French to appreciate it: there' some crazy cartoon in the...
  12. ChrisReid

    CIC 9/11 Update (September 11, 2021)

    We don't usually write a news post about 9/11. Many others are doing actual September 11 memorials. But if we have a tiny relevant Wing Commander anecdote to share in the context of history, we're happy to do that. Just like with Oscar Mayer tweeting about the Wienermobile this weekend...
  13. ChrisReid

    Piracy is Trashy Business (September 10, 2021)

    No, just a mistake. Draft typo headline made it through. It's Friday night.
  14. ChrisReid

    Trio of French Scans Highlights Golden Era (September 9, 2021)

    To celebrate the recent 30th birthday of Wing Commander 2, Guybrush_SF posted several wonderfully colorful vintage reviews from French magazines. I've said before that I love the bright '90s aesthetic of this era, and the WC2 color scheme just adds to this. Tilt gave the game 19 out of 20...
  15. ChrisReid

    Very Nice WC Collection Gets Even Bigger (September 7, 2021)

    It's been a month since we last checked in on Dennis Mull's latest Wing Commander finds, and he's been busy adding to the collection all the while. Up first, he's gotten ahold of a European edition of the Prophecy/Alpha Centauri/Red Alert bundle. I love the white box and colorful blended...
  16. ChrisReid

    BWS Intrepid Recreated in Space Engineers (September 8, 2021)

    Sarekh dropped us a line to share an awesome creation he's been building in Space Engineers. He's carefully constructed a life size replica of the BWS Intrepid from Wing Commander 4. There are a handful of liberties taken to fill in all of the unknowns, but the results look great so far. A...
  17. ChrisReid

    Dive Back in to Prophecy Advance (September 6, 2021)

    We see so few clips of modern YouTubers and streamers trying their hand at Prophecy for the Game Boy Advance, so I'm always eager to share the ones that I run across. Here's a mission from fastrun14. It doesn't really sound like they enjoyed the experience - the game controls take some...
  18. ChrisReid

    Happy Birthday Wing Commander 2! (September 4, 2021)

    Today marks a whopping thirty years since Wing Commander 2 first shipped to stores! WC2 was the first game I played on a brand new shiny 486 back in the day. I learned how to install a sound card just so I could hear the glorious full speech intro, and that opening theme music still gives me...
  19. ChrisReid

    Prophecy Simulator Provides Additional Gameplay (September 2, 2021)

    We recently talked about the Prophecy Demo and how it adds several additional missions to the game's official plot. Today I wanted to briefly plug Prophecy's training simulator and the ten missions included there. Over the years we've heard from a number of folks who just never did any of the...
  20. ChrisReid

    Watch the WC Series Evolve Before Your Eyes (August 31, 2021)

    Eryx Channel has posted a video about the "Evolution of Wing Commander Games." It's a simple clip with edits of the games as they appeared in the franchise, but a few things caught my eye. Games like Academy, Armada, Righteous Fire, Super Wing Commander, Kilrathi Saga and Arena are included...
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