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    Artemis 1

    If the people working on that are anything like the people I know, there's a collective sigh of "Whew, we get a whole free extra month to test everything!"
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    Happy Birthday Armada! (September 23, 2022)

    It was only just last month that I saw my first Wing Commander themed short form video in the wild, and today I've spotted another. There's really nothing newsworthy about this, except yesterday happened to be Wing Commander Armada's 28th birthday! So enjoy a vertical slice of an Arrow...
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    Arena Emulation Makes Good Progress (September 22, 2022)

    Cpl Hades reports that the Xenia emulator continues to make improvements in how it handles Wing Commander Arena. When we last reported on this progress, we noted that players could start the game and go through menus, but actual gameplay would cause a crash. Hades is now able to get the single...
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    French TV Show's Wing Commander Segment Resurrected (April 6, 2022)

    Here's a nifty French find that dates back to 2009. It's a retrospective clip about the Wing Commander series that aired on the Nolife TV channel in France. They cover the main entries from Wing Commander 1 through Prophecy, plus they mention the movie and spend a few minutes on WC Arena...
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    Star Citizen Makes Half a Billion Dollars (September 21, 2022)

    Star Citizen has surpassed the $500 million crowdfunding threshold! It's probably not a milestone even Chris Roberts could have imagined back when the project kicked off in October 2012, but the Roberts Space Industries engine continues to print money. It's not even slowing down - the most...
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    Enthusiastic Response for WC4 Remastered Demo (August 19, 2022)

    It’s been nearly a week since the demo for WC4 Remastered was released, and the game has been a big hit so far! Hundreds of fans have fired it up and the feedback is very positive. Players have been posting their recorded sessions online and word has spread to other news sites such as DSO and PC...
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    My Money's on the Tbolt (September 20, 2022)

    The Sci-Fi King has put together a little demo of the Thunderbolt VII taking on a Stargate F-302 Fighter-Interceptor. Who will win in this epic battle between the Wing Commander and Stargate universes... in the Star Trek Bridge Commander engine? You'll have to watch to find out! --...
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    Fodder for Funeral Fans (September 19, 2022)

    Ha, originally it was just the first four, and we added in the Dallas memorial from Prophecy after the text was written.
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    Fodder for Funeral Fans (September 19, 2022)

    The world has seen a lot of a particular funeral today, but have they seen enough Wing Commander funerals? Decidedly not. LOAF is here to fix that with a quad of screenshots! -- Original update published on September 19, 2022
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    Contraband Detected: All Units Close and Terminate! (April 29, 2020)

    LOAF recently acquired an interesting and well made copy of Wing Commander on VHS. It's not uncommon to see bootlegs with surprisingly sophisticated production values at conventions or some counterfeit markets. The first release of the movie on VHS was priced to rent at a whopping $103.99, so...
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    Slick Replacement Container Offered for Prophecy Advance (September 10, 2022)

    CustomGameCovers has a cool product for Wingnuts who own Prophecy for the Game Boy Advance. Since the game comes on a cartridge, it's very popular on the resale market - although it's commonly without a box. This solution fills that need with a reusable DS-style container that has a slip cover...
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    Concordia Class Supercruiser Appreciation Post (September 14, 2022)

    The others from that set are at https://www.wcnews.com/news/2013/07/10/concordia-cruiser-detailed
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    TCS Johnny Green in the Spotlight (September 15, 2022)

    It's been getting teased for months, and now Mac's lore video about the TCS Johnny Greene is here! Mac does an excellent job building up the ship and detailing its heroic efforts as detailed in the End Run substory, Milk Run. Along the way, we're treated to scene after gorgeous scene of Klavs'...
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    Vintage Review Heaps Praise on Armada (September 13, 2022)

    Here's another Spanish retro review from Maxi de Sokar. We've seen several of these articles recently, but this time OKPC really liked Wing Commander Armada! It earned a whopping 93% to beat out other top scorers like WC2 and Privateer each at 90%. The game got a four page spread littered...
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    Interview Chris Roberts - Mark Hamill (wing commander 3 1994)

    There might be something weird going on with the old low res source. Sometimes the YouTube auto thumbnail thing breaks if the aspect ratio, resolution or other element is unusual.
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