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On this day in 2020

George Oldziey Playing Live Today!
    Origin composer George Oldziey tipped us off about a virtual jazz festival he'll be participating in this afternoon. Today is the grand finale of the Austin LuluFest. Due to virus limitation...

On this day in 2019

Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Twilight
   The best Twilight story is the about the Twilight Purchase ...

On this day in 2018

WC2 Modding Leads to New Discoveries
   Fans continue to do amazing things by digging into the earlier Wing Commander games' code. One of the latest findings has led to the manipulation of the screen transitions between segments of the Win...

Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Creepy Condescending Wonka
   Speaking of WC2... ...

On this day in 2017

Hakaga to Scale
   NinjaLA is BACK... with a herd of cats! Ninja recently tried his hand at drawing a Kilrathi Hakaga-class carrier in the same style as Claw Marks. The results speak for themselves! The Hakaga is the Ki...

On this day in 2016

Unused Cruiser Found In Prophecy Files
   Kevin Caccamo has made a cool discovery while digging through the guts of Wing Commander Prophecy. Using a modified version of Wing Blender, he was able to import an unusual ship file. The result is...

On this day in 2015

WC Vega Sets Up Classic Dogfight
   Two iconic wings of fighters have been added to the WC Vega flight roster. Two foam-and-cardboard Scimitars were completed first, but they've been the most challenging design to build so far. A pair...

On this day in 2014

Raptor Released For Beat Hazard
   Shaggy has put together a very cool add-on for the rhythm game Beat Hazard. This creative shooter uses your own music tracks to influence the top down space sim environment. Players that own the "Sh...

On this day in 2013

Slick Sabre Slicing Shapeways Soon
   Klavs' latest design is another star of Wing Commander 2, the heavy attack Sabre. It's looking both sleek and vicious in these new renders. The F-57 still needs a set of colorful textures, but we ca...

On this day in 2012

New RPG Kicks Off
    The TCS Phoenix has launched and the game has begun in the Wing Commander: From the Ashes forum-based RPG. Some of the first characters have already been defined, and action in the Pentonville Syst...

On this day in 2011

Fandomania Highlights Hot Hundred
   st3lt3k caught this article about the 100 greatest video games according to Fandomania. Despite being somewhat skewed towards classic Nintendo overall, the list has some PC highlights, and Origin gam...

Crazy Impressive WC Sleuthing Here
    HCl is continuing with his amazing Wing Commander archeology, and his latest finds continue to impress. First, the image to the right is an example of the insane scratch-paper math that he us...

On this day in 2010

Righteous New Privateer 2 Editor Fired Up
   Together with a friend, Lin Kuei Ominae has put together an awesome new savegame and universe editor for Privateer 2. It looks really easy to use and lets you tinker with a lot of things. This is a g...

Radical Robots Revealed
   Here's some neat shots of Eddie Benowitz hosting events at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory open house over the weekend. That new Mars rover looks even more like Wall-E than Wall-E looks like Spirit or ...

On this day in 2009

How Old Are You?
   The new poll today gives us a short break from our 'introduction' series. We've asked how long our visitors have been coming to the CIC before, but this is the first time we're gauging their actual a...

Making the Game: Series H Overview
   Series H is the long Hrissith series, the prelude to the game's final wormhole battle. The odd thing about Hrissith, to me, was the fact that there was one and only one mission where you could select ...

On this day in 2008

Ascii Sector Keeps Growing
   There's been another incremental upgrade to Privateer Ascii Sector this week. Version 0.3.2 is the first Win32 release, so users no longer need to run the game through a program such as DOSBox. The ...

Making the Game - Part 12
   We're introduced to an interesting point in this May 7, 1996 Component Manager Meeting agenda: will Wing Commander Prophecy have an 18 or a 24 month development cycle? Corporate, of course, will ultim...

On this day in 2007

You'll Loye've It
   Chris Knudsen has some new visuals from his Privateer Ascii Sector project to show off! If you aren't familiar with this one, it's an (apparently succesful) attempt to replace the gameplay of the orig...

Aegis Cruises to XBLA
   Microsoft yesterday released "Aegis Wing", a free side-scrolling space shoot-em-up game for Xbox Live Arcade. The game was developed by a trio of interns over a semester and is being released as a fre...

On this day in 2006

But Wait, There's More
   Two days ago you read about Origin Museum curator Joe Garrity's exploration of Box 11... but there's even more to see! Joe has kindly added 64 more pictures from the unusual and amazing collection. Yo...

Flights of Fancy
   Scooby Doo, author of the recent Wing Commander ship pack for FreeSpace 2, is continuing to use the Wing Commander universe of spacecraft to model new craft. He's posted quite a few samples at the fo...

On this day in 2005

Cloaking For All
   HCl is working on a patch for the Secret Ops engine that many mod makers would love to get their hands on. A patch to allow cloaking ships! The screenshot below is the result of tweaking some transluc...

Anyone From Slovakia?
   TC stumbled across these latest strange examples of Wing Commander going international - Slovakian WC novels. There are six of them in all, though the sixth novel doesn't have cover art online. The re...

On this day in 2004

Chris Attempts Undercover Surveillance
   You may remember that on the way to E3, Chris stumbled upon the new EA compound completely by accident. Well on the way home, he took the opportunity to get a better look, this time in the daylight. U...

Now Accepting Polo Shirt Orders
   Chris has been showing off our new CIC polo shirts at E3 this past week. Most if not all of the people who pre-ordered have now received their shirts and the feedback has been great. Now that Chris is...

On this day in 2003

Hades Gets Waste(land)ed
   Kruer has remodeled a new, higher poly-count Hades-class Quick Strike Cruiser for the Wing Commander: The Wasteland Incident project (pictured below). He's now looking for someone to develop high reso...

WCPolaroids: Stiletto (6/8)
   Hoo-boy, Stiletto sure takes a boring picture. I mean -- she's a pretty girl, she's great in the games... but these pictures are boring. Where'd her freaking expression go? Look at this one: the most ...

On this day in 2001

SWC Character of the Day:
   Hello, mon ami. I hope the flight goes well for you and all the others on the Concordia. I am about to set out for a covert operation with Admiral Tolwyn. So I'm afraid we might be apart a little long...

Chris Roberts Returns
   SciFi.com answers a question that's been on all our minds of late: What ever happened to Mister Roberts? This article reports that he has created his own LA-based production company, Point of No Retur...

Beta You'll Like This...
   After a very exciting lead-up, the Invasion Beta has been released! This version, 1.0d, includes a full conversion of one of Star Trek: Armada's factions to the Terran Confederation. You can download ...

Help the Little Guys
   DRAsvitt has sent three more pictures of his tiny little ships... the Broadsword, Rapier II and the mysterious Black Lance carrier. He's also got a very reasonable request... Unfortunately, all o...

Destination Names
   GameSpy has an interview with Richard Garriott -- providing more information on his new game and company... including a list of some of the ex-Originites who now hang their hat at Desgination: Starr L...

In Front of Our Faces
   Remember the Black Lance carrier from yesterday? Apparently it was under our noses all along -- KillerWave had converted it to Vision format months ago! You can download it at his site here....

On this day in 2000

Possible Cache of Prophecy Golds for Sale
   As we predicted a while back, Prophecy Golds got rather scarce after they went out of production. Original Prophecy games are much more common, but Gold is generally a better buy. This has pushed th...

Various Preview Roundup
   We've compiled a few old Starlancer previews that discuss various Wing Commander topics, but don't warrant full updates. Spank!'s is here. There's a bit of an emphasis on Warthog. The previewer...

Blood and Ion
   Ballistics expert Professor Anna Wrack reveals all. My colleagues and I are pleased to announce the fruition of our latest project, the creation of a ballistic ship-mounted weapon. Known as the Mass I...

On this day in 1999

WC & Ebert
   AD reports that Ebert showed a clip from Wing Commander while talking about how science fiction has been influenced by 2001 & Star Wars. I'd have a clip for you, if ATI would go ahead and ship my fric...

Box Office Actuals
   Wing Commander came in 78th this week, earning an additional $11,576. The movie is currently playing on 26 screens in this tenth week in release. In total the film has made $11,552,291....

Isn't it Ironic?
   Star Wars site extraordinare TheForce.Net has posted pictures from the building of the 'Pod Race' sequence for the movie -- except they're not, they're pictures of Wing Commander's Rapier fighter. Kin...

The Daily Bread
   Of all the suggestions I got (thanks, people!) I liked this one the best -- it's thanks to Christian Geroux! I think it's the one I'm going to end up using. Nothing much happening here, just waiting f...


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