Fellow CIC staff member Hadrian sent me this excerpt from the December issue of Maximum PC which ranks Prophecy as one of the top ten games of 1998...
Wing Commander: Prophecy
Prophecy is a different breed of Wing Commander, filled less with cinematic plot lines and more with white-knuckle gameplay. With its gorgeously refurbished graphics engine, Origin made new fans out of the space jockeys left cold by LucasArts' limp-wristed X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter. Although I finished the game earlier this year, the release of Secret Ops episodes brought me back. The fact that Origin made this game-length mission pack freely avaliable on the Internet is the coolest event of the year. $20, www.origin.ea.com
The current UK edition of PC Gamer (holiday issue) contains all seven episodes of Secret Ops. Odd how the European magazines seem to be able to distribute the episodes... maybe Origin doesn't plan on releasing Gold in the UK?
The CIC staff would like to congratulate the cast and crew of Babylon 5 on having completed their five year mission with tonight's showing of Sleeping in Light -- and for bringing us half a decade of enjoyment and mental stimulation through the best show on TV.
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3Dfx managed to sneak out a new MiniGL. This new MiniGL has support for all existing Quake and Quake2 engine based games (including Heretic 2, Half-Life and SiN). Thanks to VoodooExtreme.