I'll Buy That! Update ID

Jetlag has found that GameTap has released a 'commercial' advertising the original Wing Commander's addition to their service. A special video now plays while you're downloading the game (and at other points in the service). The voiceover narration they've come up with is especially cool... and very respectful towards the game!
Welcome to the war. The Confederation needs you. We've held off the bloodthirsty Kilrathi for some twenty years, but they are relentless. One pilot, one savior, could turn the tide of this entire conflict. Is it you? Play the space combat game that launched a thousand immitations: Wing Commander, coming to GameTap.
Fans of Origin's other big series will be interested to learn that each of the five available Ultima titles feature a brief video introduction by Richard Garriott himself. You can download the Wing Commander trailer here (1.1 mb, .WMV format).

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Black Lance Transport Certified For Covert Cargo

After leading the charge with a pair of exotic Black Lance designs earlier this year, DefianceIndustries has circled back around and completed the Evansville class transport that we see in Wing Commander 4. It has a fairly sleek profile for a transport as well as oversized engines, which form a pretty effective combo. There's no better way to sneak clandestine cargo to out-of-the-way places! (2018-03-18)

Happy St. Patrick's Day From The Green Salthi

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Explore Wing Commander History as Prelude to Star Citizen

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Un Juego de Chris Roberts

Christian Klein, the Pixel Engineer, has dug up another awesome European localization. It's a second Spanish DROsoft box that includes a combination of both Secret Missions in the same package! The reverse side of each has been translated and combined into one, but the included paper inserts appear to still be in English. (2018-03-15)

Goodbye, Stephen Hawking

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