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On this day in 2016

Universe Map Sections Combined Into One Massive Image
   Earlier this month LOAF released a high res 20 megapixel shot of the Wing Commander universe map featured in the WC Movie's intro. But he and Thomas Hennessy held out hope that obsessive and meticulo...

On this day in 2015

WC4 Homeworld Mod Close to Kilrathi Faction
   Thanks to some generous help from a squadron of fellow Wingnuts, L.I.F. has made great progress importing Kilrathi ships into the WC4 Homeworld mod this past week. Fighters and capships from WC3 have...

On this day in 2014

CIC Instant Video
   Did you know that the Holovids video archive was recently overhauled? The CIC's central video repository contains trailers and previews, original cinematics, behind the scenes material and deleted foo...

On this day in 2013

Kiowan Krell Gets Its Fifteen Minutes of Fame
   Scooby has revisited the Tri-System once again to model a Kiowan pirate clan fighter. The Krell isn't an especially powerful nor well-known ship in the Wing Commander universe, but Scooby's done a re...

On this day in 2012

Saga Download Tally
   It's been about a week since Wing Commander Saga was released and so far our visitors have downloaded roughly 2.6 terabytes worth, or about 800 complete copies. The first 48 hours were particularly bu...

On this day in 2011

Diane Duane Discusses the Darkening
    AD found an io9 interview from November 2010 that talks at length with Privateer 2 story writer Diane Duane. Ms. Duane is a very accomplished science fiction and fantasy author, and she took a mo...

Inside Gaming Takes a Keen Look at id Software
   AD found another article from Inside Gaming that explores the early days of id Software - particularly Wing Commander's influence on the company's growth (and Wolfenstein 3-D!). Many sources credit U...

On this day in 2010

Going Back to the Drawing Board
   The sketch artist who drew up scenes for the Wing Commander Movie has posted two of his cool storyboards. Andrew Wildman has a Wordpress Site with daily musings and some of his professional work. Th...

Space Sim First Look: Miner Wars
   Space Sim Central has begun collecting information on Miner Wars, a new space sim targeted for release on Windows and XBox Live Arcade. It's built around both single and multiplayer gameplay and incl...

On this day in 2009

Tolwyn Promotes Red Alert 3: Uprising
   Electronic Arts has released another advertisement for its new entry in the Command & Conquer series, Red Alert 3: Uprising. The latest ad features actor Malcolm McDowell talking about his dual roles...

Making the Game: Mission F6b
   Mission F6b is something of a mystery; it's written here as a 'no win' mission that will destroy the Midway... but there's also a note about how it can not be cut because the player needs this chance ...

On this day in 2008

Good Work, Ad Men
   What follows is the advertising slick FOX sent out to theaters in early 1999 offering suggestions as to how to promote the Wing Commander movie. The list on the back is truly amazing, culminating in t...

Someone Else Liked It!
   Death has found an interesting bit of internet history: it's an unusually positive review of the Wing Commander movie from an expectantly respectable source - Dr. Jerry Pournelle (author of Falkenberg...

On this day in 2007

Run and Hydra
   There's more Pioneer material from Howard Day. First up are five screenshots of the Hydra -- one of the fan game's flyable ships, not a radical redesign of the Nephilim cruiser. He has also released '...

Updating Our Tube
   Kris has updated our Holovids section with a variety of recent and previously uncatalogued Wing Commander videos. Updated selections include AD's Dallas music video, the Homeworld Mod trailer, very br...

On this day in 2006

Hats Off to Hats
   There wasn't a better way to show off how cool you were in the 90s: Three official Wing Commander hats were made available commercially. The first, a blue baseball cap featuring the original Wing Comm...

Cat-a-log, Stardate 1990-91
   Watch out, there's dinosaurs in that hole! Chris has scanned several pages of Origin Systems' 1990-91 Catalog which promoted the release of the original Wing Commander. It claims Chris Roberts is "the...

On this day in 2005

Kilrathi Saga Manual Online
   Viper has scanned the fascinating Kilrathi Saga manual for fellow Wing Commander fans to enjoy. The documentation included with this anthology did a wonderful job of combining elements from the first...

Meet Tom Wilson In Burbank
   Stephen from the Back to the Future CIC let us know that Tom Wilson's art will be receiving a special gallery presentation soon. The Big Pop Fun Exhibit will be on display for one month at the Nickel...

On this day in 2004

Confed Ships Also in the Starcraft Mod
   Daniel Brito noticed a number of Confederation ships are also masquerading as "Mekani" buildings in the Starcraft Zeji mod. The Venture, Exeter, Tiger's Claw and more get billed as production facilit...

Echelon Expansion's Interesting Ships
   A few years ago we mentioned a neat flight simulation game by the name of Echelon. It was a flight sim, but the ships you had were pretty much space ships and the game had a very science fiction feel...

Classic NES Game Boy SPs Coming to the US
   We've held off on a lot of Game Boy news as Prophecy Advance has gotten older, but this is a pretty neat development. A number of the classic 8-bit Nintendo games will soon be coming to GBA cartridge...

On this day in 2001

Six Song Set
   Mad Hatter has extracted some Prophecy music... and he's placed it at BlackLance.org! More to follow... Prophecy1.mp3 (1.6M) Prophecy2.mp3 (891k) Prophecy3.mp3 (898k) Prophecy4.mp3 (1.5M) Pro...

Beyond the Guild
   Shades forwarded us this Q&A from the Earth and Beyond FAQ...Q: Will guilds exist in Earth and Beyond?A: Player formed guilds and organizations will be encouraged and supported within Earth and Beyond...

A Most Disturbing Trend
   More highly inappropriate Wing Commander mentions... in a review of Serious Sam at The Firing Squad...Oh, and for anyone who thinks that all this Doom talk means it's a straight ripoff - Sam is to Doo...

On this day in 2000

Best Endings Revisited
   Gamespot is rerunning their Ten Best Readers Endings feature. Wing Commander 3 ranked 8th, and Wing Commander 4 made it to number 4. You can read WC3's bit here and WC4's here....

Wing Commander Mention in X:BTF Review
   The Glide Underworld's X: Beyond the Frontier review includes a minor Wing Commander mention:Many gamers that are familiar with the space simulation genre, and the likes of Freespace, Wing Commander, ...

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2000
   On May 11, 12 and 13 the annual E3 Expo will take place in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Many companies choose to announce their new games at E3 because of the media coverage. It'd be a good time...

The Beer that Doesn't Fart About
   We at Plain and Simple don't hold with fancy language, with your la-di-da and other poncery. When we make something, we tell you what it does, such as 'Hits Things Hard' Hydro-Hammer, or our 'Goes Qui...


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