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  1. Bandit LOAF

    Freddie Prinze Jr. drops a "Kilrathi knowledge bomb"

    I don't think this has actually changed in any way... as far as creative development goes, the books/comics/games/etc. still aren't actually beholden to the films in any way. They have the exact same group of people 'running' continuity and they have the same power over directors that they did...
  2. Bandit LOAF

    Freddie Prinze Jr. drops a "Kilrathi knowledge bomb"

    I understand his frustration with the toxic, performative Star Wars fandom on social media... but he's falling into the trap of taking bad actors at face value. The people harassing him don't want an argument that explains why they're wrong... they want Freddie Prinze Jr. to swear a lot so they...
  3. Bandit LOAF

    WC3: what if you could win with Behemoth?

    The biggest problem with ending on the Behemoth would be that the story would be shorted all around... 'Admiral Tolwyn was right the whole time' wouldn't be a particularly satisfying conclusion for your character and much of it would also be unnecessary: you wouldn't need any of the whodunnit...
  4. Bandit LOAF

    New and Improved Head Museum Opens! (November 24, 2019)

    I've added the Super Nintendo heads to the museum! A few interesting notes: * The heads look very 'thin' because the SNES renders an 8:7 image which your TV would then stretch somewhat to 4:3. * Hunter's cigar is removed, almost certainly a victim of Nintendo's then-very-strict content policy...
  5. Bandit LOAF

    New and Improved Head Museum Opens! (November 24, 2019)

    I put together a little Wing Commander treat for folks today: the new Wing Commander CIC Head Museum! It collects all the portraits and VDU images from the early games. They’re all extracted from the games files and should be pixel perfect! And in some cases you’re seeing more than the games...
  6. Bandit LOAF

    Zathras' Ship's Familiar Shape (November 23, 2019)

    It's hard to capture a nice still, but Zathras' ship looks a LOT like Grandpa Mack's Tarsus. Someone on Compuserv pointed that out in 1996 and J. Michael Straczynski replied that he hadn’t played Privateer! The new Wing Commander he’s referring to would have been Wing Commander IV...
  7. Bandit LOAF

    All Wings Considered - Episode 32 - LIVE! (November 21, 2019)

    The latest episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which features news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week's Nav Points include: Wing Commander III - Caliban & Delius Book Club - Heart...
  8. Bandit LOAF

    Deadly Kilrathi Pilot Takes a Stand (November 18, 2019)

    And... three fingers? https://cdn.wcnews.com/newestshots/full/kbump2.png (Not safe for work, quit your job before looking at that image)
  9. Bandit LOAF

    Deadly Kilrathi Pilot Takes a Stand (November 18, 2019)

    We see tails as late as Wing Commander Prophecy! Take a close look at the artwork of a priestess at the temple seen in the intro. (Other female Kilrathi that don't match the Secret Missions 2 priestess - Thrakhath's sister Zukara from Academy, the 'Sivar's Blessing' priestess from the CCG...)...
  10. Bandit LOAF

    Wing Commander Toolbox

    That's fantastic, thank you so much!
  11. Bandit LOAF

    Wing Commander Toolbox

    Have you made any headway on figuring out Wing Commander Academy's executable? I'd be very interested to finally have the correct stats for the Academy-exclusive weapons.
  12. Bandit LOAF

    All Wings Considered - Episode 31 - LIVE! (November 14, 2019)

    The latest episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which features news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week's Nav Points include: Wing Commander III 3DO - Ariel System Lynn Murphy's...
  13. Bandit LOAF

    Everspace 2

    I think this is the rare case where the opposite is true; they captured the kids first by building it on top of the very young Fortnite audience that doesn't care at all about Steam (which is probably where some of the anger from 'gamers' comes from... the next generation that's driving Epic's...
  14. Bandit LOAF

    A Later, Better Hope for Peace (November 8, 2019)

    Found a neat little Easter egg in the Wing Commander III 3DO texture files: the Confederation space station's textures are labeled BABYLON6. -- Original update published on November 8, 2019
  15. Bandit LOAF

    German Novel Covers in All Their Original Glory (November 1, 2019)

    At long last: the original sources for all four alternate German Wing Commander novel covers! Baen didn't own the Sam Yeates' cover paintings for Wing Commander III and IV so they couldn't license them to the German publisher directly. So instead they used 'slush' art that they already had the...
  16. Bandit LOAF

    All Wings Considered - Episode 29 - LIVE! (October 31, 2019)

    The latest episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which features news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week's Nav Points include: SPOOKY special Halloween treats! Terrifying spaceships...
  17. Bandit LOAF

    The Story Behind the Crossbow 'Bomber' (October 25, 2019)

    It is funny that the Venture has basically the same story: finished in the original set of models for the base game but cut for space only to be brought back filling out the first mission disk. Another clue to the Crossbow's origin that's left in Special Operations 1: the VDU image, which is...
  18. Bandit LOAF

    The Story Behind the Crossbow 'Bomber' (October 25, 2019)

    Wing Commander Academy displays a little spinning ship on the selection screen. But take a look at the Crossbow bomber! Well, it's... er... it’s green. The actual bomber sprites in Special Operations 1 are blue and white which is also how it looks if you fly it in Academy. The game uses...
  19. Bandit LOAF

    All Wings Considered - Episode 28 - LIVE! (October 17, 2019)

    The latest episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which features news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week's Nav Points include: Wing Commander 3 - Blackmane System - let's save and/or...
  20. Bandit LOAF

    Side-by-side Comparison Begs Intriguing Question (October 22, 2019)

    This 1990 Video Games & Computer Entertainment cover seems to be a variation of the Wing Commander I box art! Maybe there’s been a Hornet hiding under that cockpit frame all these years? For comparison, here’s a slightly earlier version of the cover image which was provided to the press...
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