Following good news with good, TeamXbox has posted a new preview of Wing Commander Arena. It gives descriptions for every game mode, talks about fighting 'bots and confirms what we've noticed in recent screenshots - that the game is a lot more polished than it was three months ago. Most importantly, it reveals for the first time all of the game's Achievements. For those unfamiliar with Xbox games, Achievements are special graphical awards unlocked for accomplishing various in-game feats, similar to winning medals in Wing Commander I... except everyone can view your accomplishments online!
Hot Dog: Complete each Ring Game difficulty level. (20 points)
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Commando: Earned Commando Tattoo (15 Frags in a Melee Match). (10 points)
Dogfight: Shot down first pilot in an Xbox Live game. (10 points)
Ace: Defeat 5 ships in a Ranked Xbox Live match without respawning. (20 points)
Untouchable: Reach wave 10 in Gauntlet without ever taking damage to your hull. (20 points)
TCS Tiger’s Claw: Compete in a 16-player Capital Ship game. (10 points)
Hibernation: Reach a streak of 5 in a Bearpit game. (20 points)
Gunfighter: Win a Ranked Duel with each ship type. (20 points)
Navigator: Travel through every gold jump gate in the game. (10 points)
Retro: Reach wave 20 in Meteor Storm. (10 points)
Paladin: Shoot down 1000 pilots on Xbox Live. (30 points)
Deathstroke: Finish in first place in any Ranked Free-for-All match. (20 points)
Paper Cruiser Returns Stronger & Better Armed
Adm_Maverick's Tallahassee papercraft cruiser is back again in a whole new way. This second major iteration improves on the first in a number of ways, including how the main hull fits together. It also has interior components that form the bow-mounted capship missile launcher. (2018-02-19)
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)