Wildfire dug up an ancient e-zine that has some interesting pre-release info on Wing Commander 3. The cover story on this gem is a review of Doom 2, if that helps you to date it (and we all know a few WC fans that need help dating). I've actually had some trouble getting this file to work, but it seems to run okay for others in #Wingnut right now. The following 4 meg file is Volume 1, Number 21 of "Game Bytes." After you unzip and run the executable, you'll get a splash screen and progress to a contents menu. The WC3 preview is available under "First Looks." Hit F10 to view some pretty scary screenshots. You can download the mag here.
They've gone ahead and put together a full Wing Commander/DragonCon guest list page. As of this writing, there are 52 confirmed guest, with lots more to come. Some of the more famous guests confirmed so far include Bruce Boxleitner (Captain Sheridan), Brad Dourif, Walter Koenig, & George Takei. We'll have to get some Freelancers autographed. You can see the current guest list here.
Bob Burden: Creator, writer, and artist of the cult favorite The Flaming Carrot, Bob was also involved with the feature film The Mystery Men and is a bona-fide Atlanta-area comics legend.
Because actual firm release date information for Prophecy Advance is rather hard to come by, we haven't been able to cement plans for our Launch Party. But shortly before or after Prophecy's release, we'll all be getting together in #Wingnut to celebrate and do the usual CIC party thing. Door prizes for this event include a couple Game Boy Advances and copies of the game for those out there who can't afford to pick them up right now. Keep your eyes on the main page here for details about this upcoming event, and stop on by #Wingnut to get yourself oriented. Feel free to contact any of us or visit crius.net to figure out how.
Apparently this is some sort of reaction to the creature walking in the background.
Live Wing Commander Jazz Recording A Huge Success!
Origin composer George Oldziey has completed his live recording of Wing Commander jazz music. The event was conducted last week at George's studio in Austin, and pictures from the day make it look like they had a lot of fun! Initial results also sound fantastic, and we're anxious to hear how everything comes together in the finished album. (2018-02-18)
RPS Highlights Origin Fandom
Rock Paper Shotgun has run a neat article on longtime Origin collector Joe Garrity. There's a really interesting Q&A that delves into how Joe got started many years ago buying up spare copies of Ultima games and meeting with their creators. It also highlights some of the good work that fans have done to preserve historic material, such as our 2008 trip to archive Origin source documents at Mythic or the assistance Wingnuts gave Raylight to develop Prophecy for the Game Boy Advance. (2018-02-17)
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)