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On this day in 2020

Happy Black Friday!
    I don't know what you've found, but it seems to me like Black Friday sales are somewhat lackluster this year. Even Cards Against Humanity wasn't in the mood to pull any kind of stunt. But th...

On this day in 2019

Syd Mead to Receive Major Award
   LeHah tipped us off about the news that legendary visual futurist Syd Mead will be receiving a highly prestigious William Cameron Menzies Art Director's Guild at the organization's upcoming annual eve...

On this day in 2018

Space Shooter Gets More WC Elements
   Centaurianmudpig has released some new samples from his WC-inspired space combat game, Project Aries. The first of the two animated gifs below show off the classic interior cockpit options that you ...

On this day in 2017

Cyber Monday Discounts Abound For WC Fans
   If you're still searching for the perfect present after Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives you a great opportunity to give the gift of Wing Commander. GOG currently has the Wing Commander series for 75...

On this day in 2016

New Dimension Added To Flat Universe's Space Combat
   Flat Universe has achieved a major milestone! After months of dedicated effort, multiplayer combat has now been successfully implemented. The screenshots below show off the team's ceremonial first d...

On this day in 2015

1990s Chris Roberts Talks Wing Commander, Star Citizen
   YouTuber RetroMantic has dug up an old interview with Chris Roberts from 1996, sometime between the releases of Wing Commander IV and the Darkening. He talks briefly about getting into game developmen...

On this day in 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!
   Happy Thanksgiving to the Wingnuts stopping in today from the US! To all others, this is a perfect opportunity to remind everyone about the awesome Pilgrim-themed treat hiding in our archives. The f...

On this day in 2013

Workhorse Faldari Gets the Scooby Treatment
   ScoobyDoo has put together a new fighter, and once again it comes from the ranks of Tri-System ships that are underrepresented in the universe of fan modeling. This one's based on the Faldari, and af...

On this day in 2012

GOG Officially Supports Windows 8
   GoodOldGames has updated its library to be compatible with Windows 8. A small number of games incorporated programming tweaks to work with the new OS, but many games worked automatically and require ...

Hope You've Got Insurance!
   With the long Thanksgiving weekend over, the team over at RSI has gotten back to work. There's a new Comm-Link post entitled "Insurance FAQ and Update" that provides citizens with breakdown of how shi...

On this day in 2011

Academy Armada Anticipating Action
   Cybot has put together a whole bunch of models based off the ships of Wing Commander Academy. He's used quite a few source images from the show to make some rather interesting designs. The dashing f...

Select a Side in Speculative Survey
   Today's new poll asks which faction you have the most fun flying for, including different styles of being a civilian. To avoid casting the net too widely and opening up the voting to groups that have...

On this day in 2010

Name Noteworthy Nominees Now
   It's almost December, so that means it's nearly time again to vote for the Wing Commander Fan Project & Web Site of the Year! First, we need your nominations. Send in who you think should be a conte...

Wing Commander IV Storyboards - Scene 152
   Scene 152: Seether executes a captured Border Worlds pilot (who was, according to the novel, someone who briefly flew off the Victory at the end of the war). These storyboard images were recovered ...

On this day in 2009

Download Highlights
   Despite chewing through well over a terabyte of traffic so far, we have a lot of upload allowance to spare for the month of November. We have plenty of entertaining files that you may have missed in t...

On this day in 2008

Call For Nominees
   The annual CIC year-end contests are approaching fast, so now is the time for everyone to submit their nominations. Voting will begin soon for Wing Commander Fan Project & Web Site of the Year. Choi...

Making the Games: Shadow Force Design Document - Chapter 3
   This is the second of three 'chapters' of separate Shadow Force Design documents. This document describes how the game 'looks' to a player and how a lot of the in-game mechanics work. This one is part...

On this day in 2007

You Know The Drill
   The month is almost out and all this spare bandwidth will go to waste if you don't do something soon. Today we're reairing Queeg's movie projects. They run for a combined five hours and weigh in at ne...

The Art of Wing Commander Arena - Part Thirty-One
   In the original concept for Wing Commander Arena ships would be upgradable in a manner similar to Privateer. This is concept art of a modular cannon which could be mounted on the outside of a ship's h...

On this day in 2006

Gemini Gold Updates Splash Screens
   John Cordell sent along a title and ending screen revision to be featured in the next update to Gemini Gold. There wasn't a separate screen that popped up when you died in the original Privateer, but...

Ranger's Glory Cockpit Previews Released
   Iceblade has released a couple more cockpit designs for use in an upcoming Ranger's Glory update. He hopes to publish the next release around Christmas again. In preparation for this event, the RG...

On this day in 2005

Complete Your Collection With Wing Commander Academy
   It's almost the end of the month, so we've got some spare bandwidth to burn. Apparently a lot of people still haven't seen Wing Commander Academy, so anyone up to a 3 gigabyte download is welcome to ...

Garriott Explains Tabula Rasa Changes
   When we recently looked at the progress of Origin founder Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa, the game seemed a bit different. The unicorns and fairies had been replaced by cyborgs and overcast skies. Q...

On this day in 2004

WC Saga Team Unveils Their Transport
   Starman has posted pictures of the latest ship to join the WC Saga fleet, a transport based off of the Wing Commander IV design. In the absence of an official title for the class, WC Saga have dubbed ...

Put WC Saga On Your Desktop
   As well as working on transports, Starman also managed to put together this wallpaper for you to put on your desktop. I was a little bored this evening, and then I remembered someone requested a ba...

On this day in 2003

Happy Thanksgiving!
   It's Thanksgiving in the US today, so we've dug up the Christmas lights and started decorating the CIC. You might have to Shift-Refresh in order to see them. LOAF's off to France for the weekend, bu...

Penny Arcade Child's Play For The Holidays
   PeteyG thought some of us might be interested in donating games to hospitalized children through the new Penny Arcade Child's Play holiday event. I plan on donating some money via PayPal, but they ...

On this day in 2002

Electronics Boutique Gets Prophecy Advance Date
   One of the major video game retailers has finally gotten a listing for Prophecy Advance. EB's website has a listing for January 23, 2003 (ship date). You can check it out for yourself here. This is...

WCPolaroids: Casey (12/24)
   Zero and Casey, in the briefing room. ...

On this day in 2001

Announcing..
   It's that time again! THE ANNUAL CIC FAN PROJECT/FAN SITE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2002 Now that I have your attention using the miracle of large bold fonts, here's the deal: You may nominate either y...

http://www.oldwcnews.com
   Both our News Archives and News Search are now always 100% up to date. If it's no longer on the front page, you can find it there....

On this day in 2000

Trivia 3 Week 5
   Time for Week 5 of the CIC/agwc Trivia game! Check your old scores here. Good luck!Welcome to Game Three, Week Five Trivia. We play each week. Every Monday two main questions and one bonus question ...

I'm Back!
   I'm leaving home and heading back to Austin right now -- expect me to catch up on any news missed last weekend as soon as I get back to my computer....

On this day in 1999

A Call to Arms
   Another fan project is taking wings (not a pun)... here's the 411. [Editor's Note: the CIC promises never to use the term '411' again].!!!WANTED!!!Staff memebers for a Wing Commander Web series.Time f...

Good Work All!
   Just a note of sincere thanks to WingNuts everywhere: we were able to survive the first post-movie Thanksgiving without a SINGLE 'Pilgrim' joke! Hoorah!...

Civilian Version of Freij Craft Released
   'Aeronaut' magazine editor Niff Tiddell reports. Ares Systems yesterday unveiled a new model of the fearsome Freij fighter, the ship that Military organizations all over the system have been so impres...

On this day in 1998

Trivia Today
   The Trivia area has been updated with links to the Scoreboard and other related things. Remember to play as soon as possible, get your answers in before Sunday to ensure your response is counted befo...

See Clearly Now
   I was over at Amazon.com ordering a copy of False Colors (for $16.90 you can have it overnight!). Anyway, while I was there I happened upon the two images located below -- full sized pictures of the W...

She's Hit!
   Magno has done it again -- the guy who did that incredible Talos Station artwork some weeks back has brought us an even cooler picture. Check out this ultra cool fan artwork of the TCS Midway under at...

UK Gold
   Besides the topic being a British cable TV channel, it also means that there have been reported sightings of Prophecy Gold in UK. I've yet to see it, but tomorrow I'm going WCP Gold digging so hopeful...


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