A few people have been wondering recently about the status of the fan made Wing Commander movie, Incursion. Korax/B.Radius are now getting back into the project after a busy holiday season.
Howdy all, just letting you know the new Wing Commander Incursion Movie site has been renewed. After a really busy end of '99 and Christmas new year period we're back to finish the job.I assume by "new site" they mean there's an update at their old site which you can find here. And in regards to his question, the movie is just for rental in quite a few places. You can find cheap places to buy the DVD in our Where to Buy section however.
Bugscratch sent in some extra information about how the movie is showing in Southwest Germany in and around Karlsruhe. It turns out the previously reported theater to remove Wing Commander wasn't the first. It was just the only one in the immediate area to continue to show the movie after the three week mark and therefore stood out. On a similar note, after seeing the DVD Bugscratch believes the Luxor theater Karlsruhe was improperly showing the film. He estimates five to ten percent of the image at the top and bottom was cut and this provided an awful aspect ratio/panoramic view.
In anticipation of the upcoming Starlancer, Gamespot has recently conducted an interview with Erin Roberts. It's the usual bits. There's a nice story setup provided and a few pictures. There's quite a few Privateer 2 references. You can find the article here and there's a new 13 meg trailer going around. I'd recommend ATFW for a list of download mirrors. Ainamacar let us know that it sounds like the Wing Commander soundtrack is providing the background music.
GameCenter is the latest to do a feature on what's up with Origin. To thoroughly confound the issue, Origin isn't in the mood to talk about unannounced products, so this week's Gamespin comes off like many previous articles. It has a brief mention of "Wing Commander Online," but mainly focuses on the products that have been announced. ATFW's "rant" comment is probably more appropriate. You can find the article here.
No doubt there are millions of movie reviews we never reported, but there's one that's outstanding, courtesy of the popular site The Onion. The review itself isn't nearly as remarkable as the fact that The Onion reviewed it. You can find the brief piece in their AV Club in the W section.
Nick Brazen, investigative journo extraordinaire, reports. Anhur authorities expressed concern last night, following a large-scale robbery at the KriskArms weaponsy factory. Huge consignments of modern firearms were stolen, and CIS officials working on the case are closly monitoring merchant craft for contraband. No doubt criminals and activist groups across the system are rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of getting their grubby mitts on some state-of-the-art military technology.
For starters all 3D models are completed and all that's left is animation. We have done a fair bit of the animations with quite a few to go, but new pictures of the TCS Broadfire Assault class carrier are on display at the site and I hope you all like them we spent quite a while working it.
The site is up with perhaps a few minor bugs, but our first testing of the site was good. It all seemed to work. Any probs, just e-mail us. We usually check the mail every one to two days.
Hope you enjoy and does anyone know when Wing Commander will be released for video or dvd sale in Australia? The rentals are here, but no sale.
Wing Commander On Sale For Lunar New Year
We've seen this sale before, but not quite for this reason. GOG.com is running a Lunar/Chinese New Year event that lops 71% off the price of the Wing Commander series. (2018-02-16)
Daedalus Station Gets Major Facelift
The Maslas Brothers have kicked off their big 2018 push with a huge revamp to Daedalus Station, the home base of Wing Commander Flat Universe. There are some nice improvements to welcome in new players, plus a lot of back end rework to make future updates easier to make. Other subsections include an archive of the Destiny's Way magazine and a ship database that syncs with the actual stats of the fighters in the game. (2018-02-15)
Happy Valentine's Day
You asked for it, and here it is once again! The Love Arrow. Where would we be without it? (2018-02-14)
Check Out Kilrathi Saga's Swag
Longtime Wingnut Joshua Dworkin has put together a pretty neat unboxing video. Since this trend came along relatively recently, it's cool to see these done for classic Wing Commanders, and I don't think we've posted a Kilrathi Saga version before. Completionists will be happy to see that he's kept his unrelated reference cards and advertisements, and we get good glimpses at the awesome discs, beefy manual and super cool 2673/1997/2003/2014/2025 calendar. (2018-02-13)
Stealth Carrier Sneaks Into The News
DefianceIndustries has put together a very sleek stealth carrier that belongs to the Black Lance. He's dubbed it the Typhon, and it's strongly inspired by the Evansville class transport depicted in Wing Commander 4. The ship has been modeled in really exotic detail with nifty hexagonal hull patterns and interior items on the flight deck. (2018-02-12)