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    All the Dune References in Wing Commander (October 24, 2021)

    This weekend was the big Dune premiere on HBO and in North American theaters, and it's been a hot topic on the Wing Commander Discord. Naturally, LOAF took a moment to run down all of the Dune reference and connections sprinkled throughout Wing Commander. Once you get sand in your Wing...
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    Sit Back and Relive Standoff with Justice (October 25, 2021)

    Justice has kicked off a live-streaming playthrough of Wing Commander Standoff. Standoff is a spectacular fan mod based on the Secret Ops engine. It takes place during the events of the Fleet Action novel, which were exciting times ripe for further exploration. The game was largely released...
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    Dune 2021 movie

    We've got a front page update just for you! https://www.wcnews.com/news/2021/10/24/all-the-dune-references-in-wing-commander We thought it was very good! It'll be a crime if it doesn't get part two.
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    More Love for Stylish Ships (October 21, 2021)

    Last week we got a great look at Mac's WC1/2 Rapiers and Excalibur, but that wasn't the end of the line for those beautiful ships. All three have now gotten new tech draft spec sheets. Mac's testing out how they look printed, and my guess is that the results will be fantastic! As an extra...
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    Lego Epee Zooms Off Drawing Board Into Reality (October 19, 2021)

    We've got new pictures today of Christian Klein's glorious Lego Epee. The first images revealed last month were digital renders based on the design. In there intervening weeks, Christian has sourced all of the parts from BrickLink and actually built the physical model. The results are just...
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    A Thirty Year Old Salute to General Powell (October 18, 2021)

    That seems like a logical connection as well, but it's probably the case of both being true.
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    Fantastic Sale Discounts Arrow Model (October 14, 2021)

    Yeah, the Armada Arrow could cross the whole sector :)
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    Fantastic Sale Discounts Arrow Model (October 14, 2021)

    Fantastic Plastic is holding a flash sale that discounts the slick 3D printed Arrow model digitized by Alfred Wong. The original $70 price was a bit on the high side, but the marked down $55 plus shipping is pretty competitive with highly detailed models like this. We've seen this one pop up...
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    Paul Hughes Shares Background Concepts (October 17, 2021)

    P2 developer Paul Hughes has posted another exciting piece of concept art from Privateer. It's an intriguing foursome of background scenes for what would become Hephaestus, Bex, Crius and Hermes. The piece is even signed by the team, which makes it a priceless artifact in his collection. LOAF...
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    A Thirty Year Old Salute to General Powell (October 18, 2021)

    Upon hearing the sad news today that Colin Powell had passed away, LOAF reminded us that there was a Wing Commander ship actually named after him. It's an obvious reference in retrospect, but it stood out as odd to my ten year old brain at the time. I distinctly recall how unusual it was that...
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    It's a Paladin Poll (October 16, 2021)

    Today we have a new poll. Sometimes people ask why Chris Roberts "changed" Paladin for the Wing Commander Movie, but Paladin has a storied history of being reimagined from one product to the next. Why isn't he Scottish in the film? Well, Claw Marks explains he's not even from Earth. James...
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    Watch Shatner's Emotional Reaction to Visiting Space (October 13, 2021)

    Blue Origin launched Star Trek actor William Shatner into space this morning. At 90 years old, he became the oldest person to cross the threshold into space. As science fiction turns further into reality each day, these types of events have become commonplace, but this clip will still be the...
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    New take on Hellcat V

    Hey, it's looking good, but a bit on nomenclature: it looks like a good Hellcat V. Confed ships don't really iterate with a Roman numeral in this way. For example, the movie Rapier is the Rapier and the Rapier we see in the games is the Rapier II. They're two totally distinct ships. Better...
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    Resilient Rapier Rundown (October 11, 2021)

    Mac's Lore is back with a fantastic Wing Commander fighter profile. Everyone loves the Excalibur, but long before the F-103 came online, the Rapier represented the cutting edge of Confed fighter technology. Mac has really upped his game and has arranged all kinds of impressive custom visuals...
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    Happy Birthday Star Citizen! (October 10, 2021)

    It's hard to believe, but today marks nine years since the official unveiling of Chris Roberts' Star Citizen to the world. Due to the pandemic, the festivities have been virtual, but that means everyone has easy access to all the content they've prepared. The party is primarily being hosted...
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