There's nothing too exciting in the August 27, 1993 issue of Point of Origin... several projects are continuing in development as planned, and there's no huge end-of-quarter rush like there was in the previous year. One thing I think we're starting to see here is an increased corporatization of Origin - check out the 'Dear Point Man' answers this time around to see what I mean... although these recent issues have insisted that Origin is independant from EA's normal setup, it looks like the partnership is starting to take its toll.
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!
- This issue's Pulse Check has a status update on Privateer: "In testing: Shadowcaster, which is 'tracking,' (is anyone else getting tired of that story yet?); Privateer, which is reportedly shaping up nicely; and Tactical Ops, which, according to playtesters, is great and should sign off Monday or Tuesday."
Point of Origin
Vol. III, No. 45 - August 27, 1993
On the Run
Dear Point Man
Top Product Support Calls
Revised ORIGIN Org Chart
EOM: Karl Kabler
Firm Upgrades EA Stock
iNTEL Stock COuld Rise 50%
Old Faces, New Places
New in the Library
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Banshee Kicks Off Flat Universe's Border Worlds Faction
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New 3D Prints Highlight Gemini Sector Hotness
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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)