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Hey all, Raptor here.
Here's an interesting press release -- Wing Commander III for Sega Saturn... a game that was never released. Since only weirdos bought Saturns, Origin's post-Crusader lineup was scrapped... and Wing Commander III (and IV) were shelved. Coulda been interesting... I wonder how much work was done! Read the full thing here.
After that look at the reserves who are preparing for the final battle,
we're now going to switch back to the front line, the delaying action being
fought in the Loki system. As you might recall, the Border Worlds carriers
were acting as the bait in an elaborate trap for the Nephilim, while the
rest of the fleet closed in for the kill. While there have been several
preliminary skirmishes, the battles to come are going to be bloodier by far.
We kick off with part six of the Tiger Hunt series, "A Den of Death." This
chapter focuses on the Harbingers, a Bearcat unit serving with Union's
Battlegroup Valkyrie. The Harbingers had previously carried out a lethal
ambush on Nephilim scouts hunting the Border Worlders, but the squadron's
own losses had instigated a revolt within its ranks. This chapter picks up
from there. This story is written by Yu Fei "Phalanx" Leung, so please send
any and all comments to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sega Saturn provides an exciting platform for bringing Origin
Systems’ groundbreaking _Wing Commander III_ to the advanced
entertainment system market. The Sega Saturn’s built-in texture
mapping and impressive 640 x 480 high-resolution graphics provide
exceptional video quality and realistic gameplay. In true interactive
style, the player controls the intriguing twists and turns of the plot
by engaging face-to-face with such legendary actors as Mark Hamill
(_Star Wars_ trilogy), Malcolm McDowell (_A Clockwork Orange, Star
Trek_) and John Rhys-Davies (_Raiders of the Lost Ark_).
Mark Hamill Premiering New Documentary at SXSW
It's a good week for Mark Hamill fans! In addition to getting his Hollywood star, Mr. Hamill will be returning to the birthplace of Wing Commander next month to help debut a new documentary, The Director and the Jedi, about his work with Rian Johnson on the new Star Wars film. (2018-02-23)
Mark Hamill To Receive Hollywood Star
Thanks in part to his recent success resuming the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, actor Mark Hamill will soon be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony is set for March 8, 2018 at 11:30 am. I'd encourage Wing Commander fans nearby to go check it out, but the crowd will likely be substantial. (2018-02-22)
Banshee Kicks Off Flat Universe's Border Worlds Faction
The first Border Worlds ship for Wing Commander Flat Universe has been announced! The Banshee now joins the battle alongside four Confed and four Kilrathi craft. It's designed to be particularly effective against slower bombers such as the Broadsword or Grikath. (2018-02-21)
New 3D Prints Highlight Gemini Sector Hotness
Sonnich Johannesen has shown off some large scale and beautifully detailed 3D prints from Wing Commander Privateer. The Centurion and (not pictured) Galaxy are from Astrofossil and the Tarsus model was designed by DJFX, who posted some gorgeous pics of his own a while back. The size of each of these is impressive, and Sonnich has posted some neat pictures of these ships coming together on the printer. (2018-02-20)
Paper Cruiser Returns Stronger & Better Armed
Adm_Maverick's Tallahassee papercraft cruiser is back again in a whole new way. This second major iteration improves on the first in a number of ways, including how the main hull fits together. It also has interior components that form the bow-mounted capship missile launcher. (2018-02-19)