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On this day in 2021

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches Space from New Mexico
    Wing Commander, at its core, is a game all about fancy space planes, so today we're recognizing a real life space plane that's achieved yet another milestone. SpaceX gets a lot of attention f...

On this day in 2020

Represent Your Favorite Space Sim While Avoiding Coronavirus
   Teepublic is a site that makes custom shirts, hoodies, mugs and other goods with contributed art. It's mostly intended for things like corporate giveaways or a venue for selling indie art, but occasi...

On this day in 2019

In-Game WC4 Cockpit Upgrade Previewed
   Here's another nifty teaser for the WC4 Fan Remake fan project. We saw DefianceIndustries' immersive Hellcat cockpit a couple months back, and now Pedro has integrated it into game for the first time...

On this day in 2018

Check Out Spanish Wing Commander Armada
   Christian Klein has found another rare and exotic Spanish Wing Commander translation by DROSoft. His last couple finds were for WC1 and the Secret Missions, but this jumps all the way forward to Arma...

Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Put It Somewhere Else Patrick
   There's always room for more ...

On this day in 2017

Cube 3: Cubanate
   As part of my ongoing quest for industrial music tangentially connected to Wing Commander Prophecy, I happened across an interesting description of a CD from a group called Cubanate: "The group has al...

On this day in 2016

It Helps To Get A Running Start
   Klavs has posted a new angle on his developing Concordia model, and this time it comes with a piece of accompanying fiction. When asked whether the ship's familiar hangar opening runways will make a ...

On this day in 2015

Elite Dangerous Available For Mac
   Elite Dangerous, that other major crowdfunded space sim, is now available for Mac. David Braben's adventure/trading game was released for PC late last year, with Mac and Xbox One versions still in the...

On this day in 2014

Have A Seat
   centaurianmudpig has further refined his section of Shotglass' bar aboard the Tiger's Claw. The biggest improvement is in chair modeling, which is actually pretty important. It's bad enough to see t...

Second Album Campaign Concluded!
    The Supplemental Campaign to extend the George Oldziey's Wing Commander album has concluded! It brought in an additional $4,300, which probably isn't enough to secure a full 45 minutes of liv...

On this day in 2013

EA Soft-Launches Ultima Forever
   Electronic Arts today launched Ultima Forever, the latest attempt to revitalize the venerable Ultima franchise. Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar is an iOS game based loosely on Origin Systems' Ult...

On this day in 2012

GOG Talks Space Sims
    centaurianmudpig spotted a new PlaySF interview with the folks at GOG.com. They discuss the state of the space combat genre and the possibility of releasing expansion packs for Wing Commander...

On this day in 2011

An Underworldly Discovery at CES
   You have to dig through a lot of singing cats and poorly animated Sonic the Hedgehog parodies to find them, but YouTube does contain some hidden gems. Today's example is a home video of the 1992 Summe...

Video Game Exhibit Finalized
    st3lt3k reminded us that the Smithsonian Art of Video Games winners have been announced. Some 240 nominee games were whittled down to 80 titles that will be used to demonstrate the evolution ...

On this day in 2010

Time Out for Mindy's Music
   For everyone out there who's been wondering what Science Officer Aurora Finley's been up to for the last ten years, wonder no further! Former actress Mindy Hester spent a couple years acting on telev...

On this day in 2009

Still Yearning For Vengeance
   It's been a couple years since we began scrubbing the internet in earnest, and we're still on the lookout for material concerning the Super Nintendo version of Wing Commander 2. The CIC has an articl...

Help Provide Pulsar Feedback
   The developer of Pulsar for Windows/XBox 360 via XNA recently dropped by to get feedback on the team-based space shooter. He'd like to know some specifics that people would want in a game like this. ...

On this day in 2008

Old Excalibur Finds New Use
   It's a popular month for Excaliburs. JasonRocZ has updated Steele's our XWA mod ship for WC Collateral Damage. So far he's reworked the gun mechanism to include some motor equipment and circuitry. T...

Making the Game - Part 17
   Two things stick out in the June 14, 1996 Wing Commander Prophecy Component Manager Meeting agenda. First is the arrival of the new Playstation Analog Joystick at Origin - a massive flight stick which...

On this day in 2007

Raiders of the Lost Game
   We've put together a new article collecting everything known about the lost Wing Commander game: WC2 SNES. WC2 SNES is a sad case, and I really think getting the word out could help find a missing rev...

It's In the Cards
   Think you've seen every Wing Commander card? Think again! In the early 1990s Nintendo Power magazine released a series of 'Super Power Cards' - one for each SNES game. Six cards were included randomly...

On this day in 2006

Gemini Gold Cleans Up The Showroom
   John Cordell has provided another peek at the status of the Gemini Gold project. This image shows the original Privateer loadout screen and the updated shot in the new engine. The room has been recr...

Austin Game Conference Features Local Developers
    The Austin Game Conference has announced that former Privateer Online and Star Wars Galaxies designer/director Raph Koster will be speaking at this year's event. The convention has expanded t...

On this day in 2005

These Are More Than Small Wooden Ships
   CmdrPanda has a great arts & crafts item for us today. He has created a number of small scale miniatures for a tabletop game called Starmada X. His Wing Commander fleet has bested its Star Wars riva...

Home Sweet CIC
   Last up today is an older GameGal review of Freelancer. "Not exactly free of the Wing Commander legacy." I was kind of disappointed to see Microsoft passed on announcing a potential Freelancer seque...

On this day in 2004

Holding The Line Chapter 183
   The HTL team have been welcoming some new talent as this week's chapter has been written by a newcomer. Here's Raptor to tell you about it: Hey all, Raptor here. HTL continues with a great story...

Wing Commander Videos 101
   We always encourage people to include Wing Commander in their college work, and that's exactly what Yongxin Cui and Allen Kim did. They produced a nice rendered video of an attack on a Kilrathi starb...

On this day in 2003

Prophecy Finally 'Stops!
   Chris Reid reports that GameStop stores now list Prophecy GBA in their computers! It's cataloged under 'Wing Commander' instead of 'Wing Commander Prophecy', if you want to ask about it in person. Bri...

WCPolaroids: Wilford (2/3)
   Admiral Captain Wilford looks a bit like Joe Garrity... or possibly someone who's eaten a Joe Garrity. ...

On this day in 2002

Earth & Beyond Beta In Full Swing
   PhilPro sent in this snippet from an article at RPGamer.com : Westwood Studios, known for such strategy games as Command and Conquer, recently announced their plans to expand the impending beta t...

Wing Commander Invasion Progress Report
   Here's WildCat with the latest : There is a 3/4 complete beta (version 3.5) available for download here and a patch to upgrade the beta to version 3.6 at this location. A new torpedo I've mode...

Isn't That The Scene From Star Wars?
   Chris Rozee, who's created an impressive number of custom action figures from miscellaneous parts, has created a Rosie Forbes figure. Forbes was a pilot on the Tiger's Claw in the Wing Commander movie...

On this day in 2001

SWC Character of the Day: Iceman
   Maverick. They call me Iceman. Don't let Knight fool you. The Scimm's a gun-heavy slug. Forget finesse ... just head straight in, guns blaring. Give me a ship that takes skill... A Raptor, even a Horn...

What a Tease
   The guys over at WCRPG have posted teaser movie #2 for their upcoming 3D Movie, The Long Cold Winter. You can download it here (8 mb)....

Trailer on the Way!
   Dan Choina is embarking on a Wing Commander movie project that certainly interests me! He says it best... we'll let you know when he posts more!Hi there,Name's Dan Choina. Or more well known online as...

Crius.Net is 60k with me!
   Another Crius.Net milestone: 60,000 posts. That's a lot of people arguing whether it's a Dragon or a Lance......

Talon Responses
   Can't tell a Pirate Talon from your left arm? You're not alone -- no one won the GOLD STAR (not, however, for lack of trying)! Well, here are the answers. Drum-roll please... Unknown Ship (Privat...

Carrier Me Away
   Remember that new design for a carrier WC Wraith made? Well, remember it, it's dead... wait, no -- now you can download the 3D model! It was created by Derrin Proctor, based on an original design by W...

On this day in 2000

Homeworld Mod Progress Report
   The Wing Commander mod for Homeworld, called Fleet Action, appears to be coming along nicely. Completed conversions so far include the Hellcat, Dralthi and Excalibur. Here's a screenshot: T...

Of Bells and Whistles
   Incite's Starlancer review includes some Wing Commander references that are worth mentioning. In my formative years, no game captivated me like Origin's Wing Commander.For all its bells and whistles,...

Storm Wreaks Havoc on Farmers
   Tony Knox comments. Hermes authorities were counting the cost of a three-day storm last night. The tempest, which featured 75-mile an hour winds, tornadoes and heavy rain and hail, occurred just as th...

On this day in 1999

Double Week
   Both the new Week 26 and 27 Trivia questions are out. If you're unfamiliar with a Double Week, twice as many questions and points are available, so they're great opportunities to get started in the t...

Cross Confusion
   According to RAMROD his local knife dealer reports that the Pilgrim Cross will be available only in limited quantities (possibly as low as only 500 pieces) and will be very expensive. That's a far cry...

Questionable Response
   Kirha mailed Origin regarding the next Wing Commander game... this is what they had to say!Unfortunately I have not heard much information concerning this title. I do know that some of the team that ...

Get 'em While They're Cheap
   Wing Commander figures are reportedly very, very cheap now! KB is retailing them at 2 for $5, and Electronic Boutique is down to $1.99 each....


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