We've got a little bit of a news backlog to cover over the next few days, and up first is Gamespot's latest TenSpot list. Sometimes they're hit and miss, but they have a real winner this time. Quite a few people noticed Mariko "Spirit" Tanaka was recognized as one of the top ten most outstanding female characters of all time in a computer game. They've written up a nice summary of her role in Wing Commander. She's my most favorite female WC character, and apparently many have the same feeling. The feature begins here and you can find Spirit's page here. There's also a ballot to vote on your own favorites.
LOAF noticed Jeff K. from Something Awful made a comic a few weeks back about Origin's renaming of Ultima Online 2. If I stretched I could probably find a neat connection to Wing Commander, but it's mainly just a funny critique of Origin. You can find the comic here.
Deathball commentator Sangwyn Juspen reports. Greetings, Deathball enthusiasts everywhere. I'm here at Aorta Park, home to the legendary Gritlet Chainsaws, where the Chainsaws have just set a new league mortality record against arch-rivals Rascon Axemen. Gritley have looked strong all season, and their form came to a head today: five seconds after the kcik-off, eight Rascon players were either dead or fatally injured, while one Gritley plaer had sustained a slight scratch to the left arm. When the full time whistle blew, the score was 11-0 to the Chainsaws, with 43 Rascon players dead and 103 injured. 6 Gritley players were injured, and none at all were killed, the largest difference ever recorded.