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On this day in 2014

Goodbye, Aaron Allston
    Terrible news to report today: author Aaron Allston passed away yesterday at the age of 53. Aaron Allston was a traditional ‘pen and paper’ game designer, one of many who made the transition...

On this day in 2013

Overanalyzing Wing Commander II
    Alexander Freed, a freelance writer who used to work on video games and other products, has written a blog looking back at Wing Commander II and why it worked so well. Many Wingnuts consider Wing ...

On this day in 2012

Never a Better Time for an "All Your Base" Reference
   Cybot078 has arranged a slew of designs from the forces of the Confederation and Empire. This time it's the Kilrathi fleet descending on a huge variety of Terran outposts. Cybot's modeled everything...

On this day in 2011

Prophecy Demo Graphics Updated
   Pedro's update that allows Wingnuts to play Prophecy and Secret Ops with fancy OpenGL graphics is really popular, and Skanks was wondering if it was possible to upgrade the WCP demo to similar standar...

On this day in 2010

Shiny Midway Almost Complete
   Challenger's polystyrene Midway is looking fabulous with a fresh coat of paint. A metallic texture has been applied to the main hull sections, and a Confederation blue glosses the front. The nose (f...

Admiral Tolwyn Squares Off Against Horatio Caine
   Malcolm McDowell will appear on the Monday, March 1, 2010 episode of CSI Miami. He's cast as the devious Darren Vogel. The episode, "LA," is also directed by Rob Zombie and should air in the US at 1...

On this day in 2009

Keep Up With Richard Garriott
    St3lt3k noticed that the Dell Lounge is running a series of interviews with Origin Founder Richard Garriott. They cover everything from the start of his gaming career to his trip into space last ye...

Making the Game: Medals
   Making the Game: Medals Wing Commander Prophecy did include medals and promotions, but only barely. The game's FMV sequences featured three 'scripted' awards and one promotion. This document covers a...

On this day in 2008

Das Erwachen Stille Released
   Deacan reports that book two in his German Privateer 2-themed fan series is back from the printers. The book price is approximately 16 Euros, which is the break-even point for printing costs. Stille i...

Point of Origin: Vol. VIII, No. 2-2
   After dozens of updates on the subject we finally reach the last issue of The Point of Origin - October 30, 1998. It features a particularly apt spotlight story: "Ultima Online Takes Over the World." ...

On this day in 2007

Meet Me Midway
   The new battlecruisers aren't the only capital ships in Wing Commander Arena. Here's the game's take on the Midway-class Heavy Carrier, also courtesy of Sean Penney. The Midway appears in Arena's sing...

That's a Capital Idea
   Electronic Arts is watching you... but in a good way! Wing Commander Arena lead Sean Penney has been following the talk on the forums, and noticed that fans were curious about how the capital ships in...

On this day in 2006

The Nexus Big Thing
   First Kilrah, then Sirius1... now they're invading Nexus! Exarch has modeled a Nephilim Barracuda-class corvette for the game... and it went over so well that he's working on a multiplayer total conve...

Playtesters Guided to Privateer: The Reckoning
   Wonder what's going on with Privateer: The Reckoning? Well, Bob McDob was kind enough to send us a status report! The word is good: a lot of progress has been made turning Freelancer into Privateer......

On this day in 2005

New Manuals Available
   Cyberion has scanned several new manuals for us. Several are the side-documentation files included with Wing Commander 3. The Russian version of the instruction booklet for Wing Commander 4 has also...

Third Time Isn't Always Lucky
   Sadly, Privateer 2 actor Clive Owen missed out on the best supporting actor award at last night's Oscars ceremony. Best known to us as Lev Arris, Owen had been nominated for his excellent performance ...

On this day in 2004

Holding The Line Chapter 177
   If HTL was to be printed as a regular novel, how many pages would it be? Maybe one day someone will figure that out, but for now here's Raptor with the latest chapter. Hey all, Raptor here. HTL ...

GameFaqs Asks For Best Games Ever
   The helpful GameFAQs website is now running a poll for "Best Game Ever." They've got dozens of categories, including DOS/Windows, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, DVD and other platforms that had Wi...

On this day in 2003

High Resolution Prophecy Patch Released
   Wing Commander editor extraordinaire HCl has struck again with an amazing upgrade to Prophecy. It has been tested with Direct3D and Glide in 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024, but should work at most r...

Privateer 2 Windows Speed Fix Available
   On the subject of really cool patches, Jonathan Scobbie has been up to some fine work as well. Back in January a patch for fixing the speed issues with Privateer 2 Deluxe was also posted on HCl's web...

WCPolaroids: Hawk (1/7)
   Just thinking about this picture makes me motion sick for some reason. I'm not quite sure if Hawk is about to pull out his knife and kill that girl or bow and ask her to dance. ...

On this day in 2002

I'm Back!
   I don't really know where I went, though. Here's all the news that was fit to print while I was away......

Tiny Ships for Sale!
   You asked for it... and asked for it again... and then you asked for it some more. And it's finally happened -- DRAsvitt has made a set of tiny ships and put them for sale on eBay! You can bid on them...

The Great Vampire-Off
   Well... there's nothing normal about this: A little change in color to a skin even makes an old vampire look new again. Wing Commander: The Wasteland Incident (WCWI) will include a new Special type...

Various B5 Ships of the Day
   Since we last met the Babylon 5 Commander has posted the Tloth, the Xill and the EA Freighter (pictured). Wa-hoo. ...

On this day in 2001

Fralthi, Fralthra and Snakeirs -- Oh My!
   A whole mess of new X-Wing Alliance WCTC screenshots -- showing off the above ships. ...

Invicible Screenshots
   Four new screenshots from the Rebel Assault 3D movie, showing off their all-new Invicible class Stealth Carrier. Pretty nifty... ...

Pressing the Issue
   CafePress is rasing the base prices for their shirts, mugs and mousepads starting March 1st... so grab your CIC and ace-1 merchandise today!...

Final Conflict Ends
   Some sad news today... Rylex sends word that he has had to cancel the Final Conflict 3D movie, for personal reasons. He hopes to continue helping with the Rebel Assault 3D movie and with Unknown Enemy...

WC Swims the Canal+
   TAFKAW reports that the Wing Commander Movie will be premiering on Thursday, March 1st -- and then will be re-run throughout the month of March. Here's the translated writeup...Wing CommanderSF-Action...

On this day in 2000

ace Becomes World Famous
   Our own ace-1 took another step towards vast fame and fortune this weekend with the worldwide release of his first musical singles, which are sure to be a hit. You can't buy his album in stores yet, b...

Wing Commander Makes Eyes on the Thighs, Weekend Edition
   Over at IGN for Men they do a lot of weird stuff. One of their activities is a schedule of how to maximize the amount of female and female nudity viewing on tv. Wing Commander made the list for this...

Origin Infiltrated on TV
   The Canadian CBC show Undercurrents did a feature on Origin and Ultima Online this weekend. They focused on the alternate lives people lead in the game and introduced a couple that got married in rea...

War and Peace
   Nilrom Bach writes. Armed conflict has broken out on the planet of Hephaestus between rival pacifist groups. Trouble started when Reverend Jane Parsley's League Against Battles Involving Aggression st...

On this day in 1999

Movie Credits
   It's the Wing Commander Movie intro credits and end crawl! Check 'em out here, and note the music credits towards the end....

Toys, Toys, Toys
   Someone over at Dan's Wing Commander MESSAGE BOARD apparently called X-Toys to ask about the figures. They should be available in Walmarts and possibly Toys R Us's, as well as the previously reported ...

Tentative UK Date?
   TARANTULA reports that theaters near him (in the UK) report that they don't believe Wing Commander will reach England for about 4 to 6 months. Nothing has been set, yet, however....

More Commercial Locations
   Keep watching ESPN and ESPN2 for movie advertisements... and hey, I just saw one in primetime (after the Simpsons) here on my local FOX affiliate, FOX5....

Chris Roberts Live
   Anyone out there attending Austin's South by Southwest film festival on Tuesday, March 16th can hear Chris Roberts speak at 3:00. I'm actually going to Austin and leaving right before that! Damn the l...

FOX Cares?
   SXGlory reports that FOX has finally updated their FOX Movies site with a link to the movie's official page....

Magazine Mentions
   Celina Tam has found two mentions of Freddie Prinze (Chris Blair in the movie) in recent magazines. The first shot is from the March 1999 issue of Teen and talks about his zodiac sign. The second is...

Where Have They Been?
   On Friday IGN reported on the Movie site opening here. Generally it's a pretty clueless news brief. Most of the stuff they claim is new was reported here and at Dan's weeks ago. They even say they ...


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