A potpurri of small mentionings of WC in CGW from 1990-1995'ish

FredDude32

Commodore
Did some browsing of old issues of Computer Gaming World (CGW) over on archive.org and found some interesting snippets concerning Wing Commander, Chris Roberts and
Origin between October 1990 (issue 75) to around august 1995. Not the straight up WC-game reviews mind you but the much less dedicated tidbits about WC and Chris Roberts. Nothing too revolutionary but still fun to peruse.
I did include the CGW review for Strike Commander but that is the exception.

Because there are too many pics I'm gonna post links to the article in question instead of posting all of them at once and lagging up the topic.
I took the liberty of setting the relevant WC-text in yellow background.

Enjoy!

Computer Gaming World issue 75 (Oct 1990)- "Rumour bag": WC was supposed to be named "Wing Leader"
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CGW Issue 76 (Nov 1990) - Game buying guide: WC is on their "recommended "list for $69.95
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CGW Issue 77 (Dec 1990) - Letters to the magazine: Griping about the WC Box art.
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CGW Issue 77 - "The Rumor Bag": Rumors about WC2
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CGW Issue 79 (Feb 1991) - "Scorpion's Mail": His recommendation for what Joystick to use with WC
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CGW Issue 80 (March 1991) - "Industry News": Brief mentioning of the upcoming WC2 game
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CGW Issue 80 - "The Rumor Bag": Quick mentioning of WC2 in the works.
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CGW Issue 83 (June 1991) - Game Developers Conference: Chris Roberts and the role of graphics in game. (very brief).
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CGW Issue 83 - "Industry News": WC is procolaimed winner in several Gaming Award categories
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CGW Issue 85 (Aug 1991) - "Scorpion's Mail": He revises his older opinion on which joystick is best with WC.
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CGW Issue 86 (Sept 1991) - "Industry News": Strike Commander is announced.
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CGW Issue 89 (Dec 1991) - Letters to the Magazine: Chris Roberts thanks CGW for the awards.
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CGW Issue 89 - "Xmas Buying Guide": Neat recommendation to buy WC2.
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CGW Issue 92 (March 1992) - Top 10 Games: WC and WC2 dominating the top two slots.
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CGW Issue 97 (Aug 1992) - "Industry News Rumors": States the rumor that a WC comic is in the works with Dark Horse writer James Hudnall.
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CGW Issue 99 (Oct 1992) - "Rumor Bag": Mentions WC3 in the works and it's (rumored) release year of 1993.
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CGW Issue 101 (Dec 1992) - Full Page Ad for WC & WC2 including the expansions.
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CGW Issue 109 (Aug 1993) - Strike Commander review, three pages.
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CGW Issue 111 (Oct 1993) - Full page ad for WC Academy
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CGW Issue 135 (Oct 1995) - Two full page ad for WC3
(Edit: After posting the topic I noticed this Ad had already been shown on the News page before.)
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Oggy

Rear Admiral
Interesting stuff there.
As a side note, wow play by mail, like the old laser squad days :)
 
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