Have you been wondering about the exact stats of the new Dust Cannon? How about the Excalibur? Needed to know exactly how many Red Manta were attacking the Transport? Your wait is over. Hades and Hadrian have been working night and day to bring you the CIC's Secret Ops Guide. Check it out here. The missions are current up through Episode Four, but we are in the process of adding new things still.
He who brought life to the universe (Captain Johnny) sent me over a scan of an article on Secret Ops from an Austin newspaper. Check it out here. Below is Origin's Secret Ops team...
Wing Commander fanatic Dude sent me a series of missions for Wing Commander Prophecy he's created! In a moment of uniqueness, he's also made briefings! Get the missions here and the shockwave briefing here.
A shocked Death sent me a copy of PC Gamer's new "Top 50 Games of All Time" list... anyone care to guess where Wing Commander was? Amazingly enough, it'll take over 50 guesses, since not even one WC made the list. Admittably not everyone in the universe shares the same passion for Wing Commander as some of us do, but to say that it's not one of the top 50 games ever? Impossible... go find somebody to complain to.
|1. Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2|
2. Civ 2
3. Quake II
4. TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM
6. System Shock
7. Heroes of Might and Magic II
8. X-COM: UFO Defense
9. Warcraft II
10. Sam & Max Hit the Road
11. Links LS '98
12. Longbow 2
14. Command & Conquer: Red Alert
15. Panzer General II
17. NHL 98
18. Ultima Underworld I,II
20. Red Baron
22. Alone in the Dark
23. Chuck Yeager's Air Combat
24. Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity
25. Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
|26. Interstate '76|
27. Gabriel Knight: The Best Within
29. Duke Nukem 3D
30. Worms 2
31. EF 2000 2.0
32. Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven
33. The Curse of Monkey Island
35. SimCity 2000
37. Ultima VII
39. Triple Play 97
40. Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
41. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
43. Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far
44. Betrayal at Krondor
45. Master of Orion
46. FPS: Football Pro
47. Tomb Raider
48. You Don't Know Jack Huge
49. Pro Pinball: Timeshock
50. The Operational Art of War
Ace reporter and radio personality Hadrian has put up the latest Infoburst! Head on over and check out a cool interview with Wing Commander composer George Oldziey.
John Gilbert reports that this weeks episode of TV.com has a segment about Secret Ops, including an interview with one of its designers! TV.com has an article about SO on the web here.
Responding to complaints that the SO icon could be better, Vesa Juusola designed a cool new one for everybody... check it out below, and grab it here.
Much like the casualty numbers from the Kilrathi war, the number of times Chris Reid has posted to alt.games.wing-commander is beyond my comprehension. Anyway, a hearty congratulations on reaching the 15,000 mark to our man Crid... keep it up or we're all in trouble.
Interested on getting your hands on some Gold? Of course, we're all anxiously awaiting its estimated October 14 release date... if you're desprate, however, you can preorder it from Electronic Arts! Head on over to the newly re-URL'd EA Store.
Man among men Thomas Bruckner has released the final version of his much lauded WCPEdit! Grab WPEdit 1.53 here, and be sure to install the patch, available here.