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    Half Life: The most overrated game series of all time?

    Does anyone else think that Valve are one of the luckiest bastards ever? I think their landmark series, the thing that made Steam possible, Half-Life, is the most overrated thing in gaming of all time. HL's often lauded story is nothing to write home about compared to other contemporaries...
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    Ridiculous Thread About "Equality"

    Crap prospects for marriage then, because I am actually for equality. Ah, and this makes my blood boil. Women as a class were not worse off than men as a class. Sure, there were more male emperors and rulers maybe (the female counterparts were not exactly all nice either), but the common-man...
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    What have you felt when Kilrah exploded?

    Now my question is for those who have played all the WC games (1 and 2, and maybe the addons) prior to WC3 in the 90s. Most people weren't on the net when WC3 was released. That means no spoilers (mostly). And given how big Wing Commander 3 was compared to its predecessors, the final must have...
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    The one thing where Wing Commander was far better than most popular Sci-Fi

    Wing Command lacked what most Sci Fi (in TV) had at the time when WC was most popular: The "Alien Degradation Syndrome" (ADS). It means the aliens get dumber and inferior compared with humans each episode. Best example is Star Trek TNG, where humans outsmart everyone else. The latest...
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    In hindsight, the Wing Commander movie was a masterpiece.

    I was very negative towards the Wing Commander movie, but recently watching it again.. let me just say I am way more favourable to it. I think "Transformers" is what changed my mind. Boy, Transformers 3 has the third most successful opening of all time. Fuck me. OK, I haven't seen it, but...
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    Dead genres and the reason they died

    Off top of my head: "Maze" RPG/Dungeon Crawler (Wizardy, Stone Keep..) Rail shooter (Rebel Assault, Microcosm..) Text Adventure Graphic Adventure (Lucasarts/Sierra style) Flight Sim Space Sim Mech Sim Tactical (X-Com, Jagged Alliance) Reasoning why they have died: Maze RPG...
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    Why does Angel spits Trakkath in the face (Wing Commander 3 intro)

    I am to this day confused about the scene between Angel and Thrakkath in the Wing Commander 3 intro. Angel's comrades are disintegrated, Angel insists that she should share the same fate, Thrakkath says to Angel that "disintegration is not for you" and she spits him in the face. We learn...
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    Wing Commander 3 together with the pilgrim story

    I've said it here multiple times: I don't like the pilgrim stuff in the movie and I wished the movie would never introduce them. It just doesn't fit. If Blair would have been a pilgrim, a hated minority, then there is just no way, that that super cockey Maniac in WC3 wouldn't use it against him...
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    Wing Commander IV Win95 version jerky on an old PIII with Win98

    Hi, I still have an old PentiumIII, 500 Mhz with Windows 98 for all the old dos games. Since my only joystick is an Sidewinder 3D Pro (gameport) I play the WC games on that computer, because my newer primary PC has no gameport. Well, following problems: I have the CD version of WC IV and...
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    Wing Commander IV 16-bit SVGA patch for German and French versions

    You guys have on this site the 16-bit patch: https://www.wcnews.com/files.shtml#wc4 16 bit SVGA Patch (14k) but it only works with the English version. If you're using it on a German or French WC IV the patching process aborts. I have finally found the same patch for the French...
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    Interesting things in "Voices of War" and the biggest plot hole in the WC universe

    Some interesting excerpts from Armada's "Voices of War" book: http://download.wcnews.com/files/arma/01-02-10.pdf What's interesting about that book is that it shows the Kilrathi in a more favourable light than all the other WC manuals. Since the Terrans and Kilrathi had experienced...
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    Why is the Space-Sim genre still dead?

    What are the reasons? I once thought it's dead because of two things: 1. The joystick requirement 2. The enormous geek factor But I think these reasons aren't valid anymore. Alternative input device are back now. I mean some games ship now together with skateboards, bongo drums and...
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    What made Maniac such an asshole in WC3?

    The first Wing game that I have played was Wing Commander 3, and I assumed that the reason for the hostilities between Maniac and Blar were explained in the previous games. I have recently played WC1 + WC2 and all the addons and I am baffled - there is no reason for Maniac's behaviour...
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    Best ways to win the last SO1 mission

    It seems that the last Special Operations 1 mission (many Gothris and two Fralthra) is one of the hardest in the franchise. How have you beaten it? My way: I have slowed down the game (with alt +) and then used my rear turret to destroy the Gothris. I think it's the easiest way to do this...
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    Has the wing commander movie killed the franchise?

    When prophecy came out, origin promised that it's the first part in a new trilogy. Well, you all know how that promise turned out... As far as I remember, WCP sold well, so why was the franchise killed off? Was it because the movie tarnished the reputation?
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    WC3: Was Cobra a traitor too?

    The first time I played WC3 and it was obvious that there as a traitor (the scene where Thrakkath gets the info about the Behemoth) my first suspect was Cobra. Well, later it was found out who the real traitor was.. but, Cobra's story is still fishy: She was captured when she was ten...
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    How can the Kilrathi be clueless about the temblor bomb IF you don't pursue Hobbes?

    Hi, this is my first post on this forum.. well, now to the point: This is the biggest plothole of it all I guess: If you follow Eisen's advice in WC3, and don't pursue Hobbes, after it's reveleaed that he is the traitor.. how is it possible, that the Kilrathi still don't know about the...
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