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    1990 CGW Review of Wing Commander

    This is probably already familiar to some of you but I just learned of it and thought I'd share. A lot of the archive of Computer Gaming World is online, so naturally the first game I wanted to look up was Wing Commander. Original review can be found here...
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    People just don't make games like WC anymore

    They really don't and I can't fathom why. I just played through the first mission of WC1 for the first time in a few years now. Had some fun blowing up the Dralthi at nav 1, then purposefully threw myself into an asteroid at nav 2 so I could watch my funeral. The action in WC1 is great, yes...
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    Voice acting

    I think it's just necessary to commend the quality of the voice acting in Standoff. It's really excellent all around, I enjoy it. There's some oddities here and there (the Clydesdale pilots and the TCS Verdun in ep 3 sound weird/funny!) but they're few and far between. In particular if I...
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    Getting Sacked

    So I've finally survived the attack on the Hakaga only to be fired by Reismann and lose the game? Bah. How do I avoid taking horrific casualties in this battle for Sirius? I wasn't able to destroy the Hakaga but we did a lot of damage to it and destroyed many of its escorts and sure we got wiped...
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    The IGN review...

    http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/808/808805p1.html It's terrible. It seems as though the reviewer only played the game for an hour. It's very telling that he gave it a 4.9 but the IGN reader review average of Arena is a 7.1. Granted I lost all faith in IGN back in 2000 when they downgraded...
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    Darket Hit & Run's and first Bug I've found...

    Well the first day of Arena is ending gentlemen and I've had quite a great time. I've taken a liking to a nimble and powerful little Darket I unlocked. Fighting in it has got me thinking about what a neat little game this is. I'm sure I frustrate numerous pilots who go against me in that Darket...
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    WC4 Tractor Beam Help

    This is making me angry. I need to tractor these MIPs in at the end of the mission, so I go in close, get them in the rear turret's sights, hit G, and then nothing happens. I see the tractor beam symbol at the right of the crosshairs but these dang MIPs never come onboard and it's driving me nuts.
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    Is Wing Commander the "Citizen Kane" of video games?

    Instead of studying, my friends and I were pondering the finer points of video game history today at college and talking about the revolutionary games. Someone mentioned Wing Commander and how, especially 3 and 4, is what helped along lots of other story/cutscene driven games nowadays (he...
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    Can I Shoot Down That Guy In The Ep3 Losing Path?

    Edit by Eder: *Spoiler Warning* :p Well? Can I? He's a slippery little devil ;) . I actually managed to land a few hits but he ran off quick after that and next I saw he miraculously was a few thousand klicks away. I've been trying to memorize his decloaking positions in hopes of landing a good...
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    Just got WC4

    First of all... WHOO I JUST GOT WC4! I AM THE GREATEST PERSON OF ALL TIME!!! *clears throat* Now that that's out of the way, I'm hoping someone can point me to where I can find a guide for installing the game correclty along with the WC4 patch? I don't know how to do either of those...
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    Privateer: The Devil's Copy?

    https://www.wcnews.com/news/update/3358 I've been searching the CIC archive and came upon this 2001 bug report from my long time friend Tecoflager. Since I've never seen it mentioned again (and because I think it's so hilarious) I've decided to resurrect it for the new people so they can...
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    What's Your Real Opinion About the Movie?

    Yep, I'm curious to know what the community thinks about this sci-fi gem. When it was released I was active in several online Wing Commander clubs/chat games on AOL and I remember hearing all of the complaints from devoted Wing Commander fans. We were all really excited about it and then...
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    Your Favorite "Kilrathi War" Wing Commander game?

    I've just finished my run through of the Kilrathi War. In February I played through Wing Commander 1, SM1, SM2, I finished WC2 and the Special Operations expansions at the end of May, and two days ago I successfully dropped the bomb on Kilrah. If anyone has never played the games in order, I...
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    Here's a question on WC Canon...

    After the Battle of Earth why didn't the Kilrathi complete the construction of those Hakaga carriers? They only sent five to Earth but there were others that weren't completed yet. But I never heard of a single one of these being completed and deployed after that campaign.
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    How close are we?

    I don't mean to rush anyone at all so don't get me wrong. I'm all for you guys taking as long as you need to give a provide a quality product. I've just been anticipating Saga for some time now, I keep up with all of the updates, and numerous times I've heard that the prologue is close to...
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    Episode 3 Ralatha Ambush (losing path)

    I'm playing through what I think is the last mission and it seems a bit odd. Soon after launching Freyers complains that I've "once again failed to destroy the Ralatha, now we have to try running past it". Sometimes a pilot will shout "capital ship destroyed!" or whatnot, but there's no capship...
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    Was Blair guilty of negligence?

    The manual for the Wing Commander II special edition clearly states that Christopher Blair detected the presence of Strakha but did not warn the Tiger's Claw. He believed they were a radar glitch and didn't want to worry the Claw's crew over nothing. Thus Blair, without telling anyone, went off...
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    Are Blair and Maniac best friends?

    What do you think about their relationship throughout the series? You see them in WC1 first and Blair is obviously terrified of flying on Maniac's wing. Regardless he often gives him pieces of advice and if you happen to lose Maniac Blair swears to "nail the furball who took you down". Later...
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    Special Operations 1 - The final mission

    I can't seem to live even long enough to hit either of the Fralthra with a torpedo. Last time I got close but it fired an anti-matter shot at me point blank, threw off my lock, and knocked out computer systems making it impossible to attain another lock. I never was able to beat this mission the...
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