The year is coming to a close, and Origin is headed to a new building! This issue of Point of Origin continues to report on the EA purchase and now on plans to move to the building most people remember as Origin HQ. It's also now clear that four products are shooting for the Christmas deadline: Strike Commander, ORIGIN FX, Ultima Underworld 2 and Serpent Isle. Will they make it?
A very special thanks to Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum for making this resource available and to Electronic Arts for sending them to him in the first place!
- In Print has all the latest from the media. First is the results of last issue's European PR event: "Jennie says that they were all particularly impressed with Privateer and ORIGIN FX Screen Saver." Then there's good news from the December issue of Games Magazine: "Underworld and Wing 2 both make the famous 'Games 100' list. Last year, Wing 1 won Best New Action/Arcade Game and U6 also made the list. 'WCII is edge-of-the-seat, role-playing, space battle action,' the editors write." And finally -- wing Commander 2, Big in Slovenia: "Wing Commander I & II Deluxe Editions get nice mentions in PC entertainment in an article on CD games. Thomas McDonald says, 'The quality and reputation of ORIGIN's Wing Commander games are beyond reproach.' Maybe that's why Wing 2 is still #13 on the Slovenian Entertainment Chart. (Absolutely true.)"
- More From the Road... has more stories from Origin's traveling salesmen. At Walden Software, "Store managers said they're eagerly awaiting Privateer's arrival next year." There's also good news from Josha, a major distributor: "Anita says they were curious about Underworld 2 and think Privateer will be a good seller."
- Misc... reports on Origin FX spam - anyone have one of these? "Info on Strike, UW2, Serpent and ORIGIN FX will be going out to 100,000 EA PC users and 75,000 ORIGIN PC users (culled from our respective registration card databases)."
Point of Origin
Vol. II, No. 27 - November 6, 1992
Big Changes in the Library
Bio: Mike Sims
News from the Human Resources
More from the Road...
Dear Point Man
Comings and Goings
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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)
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Check Out Kilrathi Saga's Swag
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Stealth Carrier Sneaks Into The News
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