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    New Icon Pack Refreshes Your Game Launcher (January 22, 2020)

    Kobi-K has put together a nifty icon pack for the Wing Commander series. He covers each of the main games, plus Privateer 1&2, Academy and Armada in both ice and png format. A couple even get alternate editions. The art draws on a mix of archival files and marketing promotional images as...
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    Dralthi Decal Created on Computerized Cutter (January 21, 2020)

    Justin Hair posted this really crisp decal of a Dralthi fighter. He made it with a Cricut machine, which is kind of like a 3D printer machine for cutting. The result has great color balance and a really cool layering effect for each shape element. Physical art projects like this are just...
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    Just a Video of Hawk Shooting up the Place (January 18, 2020)

    The crazy part about that was that this was just about seven or eight years before WC4 was filmed. WC4, of course, turns 24 years old next month. :) And he's still actively working today! He looks pretty darn good for 71 years old!
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    Just a Video of Hawk Shooting up the Place (January 18, 2020)

    Here's a clip from the 1987 movie, The Hidden. A synopsis: "An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in LA, committing dozens of murders and robberies. In pursuit of the extraterrestrial criminal is an FBI agent, and the local officer...
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    See Inside the Southampton (January 16, 2020)

    Here's another fantastic piece of Wing Commander art by HandofManos. This one is a "master systems display" style cutout for the Southampton class destroyer. I always used to love these for Star Trek designs, so it's wonderful to see one imagined for a Wing Commander ship. He actually made...
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    Cargo Haul: Australian Kilrathi Saga Edition (January 15, 2020)

    After many years of admiring from afar, I finally added a copy of the Australian Wing Commander Kilrathi Saga to my collection. It's essentially the same game as the North American edition, but there are some nice cosmetic differences. I knew it had a spiral bound 'yearbook' manual, but I...
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    Hellcat Back on the Drawing Board (January 12, 2020)

    NightBall06 is back with an update on his Hellcat V design. The concept was originally somewhat inspired by Klavs' Wildcat, but NightBall has further refined the newer ship with his own artistic license and the WC games as a reference. Of particular note is that these are essentially...
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    Fan Project Voting Continues (January 11, 2020)

    The CIC's annual community vote is now in full swing! If you didn't get a chance to vote last week, the poll is still open and you can input your selection below. The nominees are listed after that, and it's still super inspiring to me to see them all listed out! Half of these projects didn't...
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    Mark Hamill Reminisces About Acting in Video Games (January 9, 2020)

    Xbox has conducted an interview with Mark Hamill to promote Fortnite, but they spend the first several minutes talking about his history with video games. He fondly reflects on playing early consoles with his kids, and he also has great things to say about his experience with branching...
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    George Oldziey on Piano This Weekend! (January 8, 2020)

    There's good news for fan's of Origin composer George Oldziey's music. He'll be back in Austin shortly to perform on the piano this Saturday at Chez Zee. It looks like a fun place! Although this isn't a Wing Commander event, George has a fun distinctive style that is sure to lighten the mood...
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    Carrier Cruising on Through (January 7, 2020)

    OliverInk has built a cool scene with the Midway cruising by a beautiful planet. They're a good match with some heavy blue notes throughout. The source of the megacarrier render itself is none other than Sean Murphy's archive, so the result is a top notch wallpaper image! -- Original...
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    Annual Community Vote Begins! (January 4, 2020)

    The new year's train keeps rolling, and now it's time for our annual fan project contest. Based on Wingnut nominations and our review of the news from the past twelve months, we've narrowed down the long list of amazing fan projects from 2019 into ten nominees. We know it's super hard to pick...
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    Wing Commander Prophecy: Secret Ops Model Update Pack

    I always forget that the Cerberus is kind of a hammerhead design too.
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    Prophecy multiplayer

    The multiplayer is part of the Prophecy Enhancement Pack. You can find more out here: https://www.wcnews.com/news/update/7962
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    Happy New Year! (January 1, 2020)

    Ah well, we won't have to worry about that for another 80 years!
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