The next installment in our series of old Prophecy reviews is taken from the March 1998 issue of PC Home. This very positive review from a Wing Commander veteran praises the "stunning" 3D-accelerated graphics, the size of the capital ships and the plot. The reviewer is saddened that the multiplayer feature didn't make it into the final game, but fortunately HCl fixed that for us years ago. The editor included a second opinion which only confirms the final verdict: Prophecy scores 90%. Thanks to Pix's Origin Adventures for these great scans!
We've got good news for Wingnuts who had their hearts set on an August 6 Wing Commander viewing party! Shipping notifications have been sent out to those who ordered the Blu-ray from Target. This bodes well for chances that other retailers will begin to ship/sell stock in the next few days, and it suggests that the "August 13" street date floating around is either an error or otherwise miscommunicated. Certain retailers "pre-ship" their discs so that they arrive on a game or movie's street date. The order below was placed with standard shipping, so the actual delivery window is up in the air at the moment. However, we do expect Amazon to ship their copies within a day or two with arrivals scheduled for Tuesday (or even Monday for a few lucky fans!). There may still be time to get your order in for release date delivery! Due to the wide variety of major retailers listing the disc online, we also expect it to make in an appearance in stores. We'll be out in force on Tuesday to hopefully snap shots of a new WC product on shelves - feel free to send yours in as well!
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)