Blair Forms on Vagabond's Wing in Fight to Save The Tick

2019-05-21Fans have recently rallied to save The Tick after its cancellation by Amazon Studios last week. The superhero show stars François Chau, among many others, who played Vagabond in Wing Commanders 3 and 4. He's been a big voice in the campaign to bring the show back, and he's gotten some major support from Mark Hamill.

Spinning Scimitars, Lively Longbows & Pirouetting Piranhas

2019-05-20The recent talk about the WC1 Sprite Refresh has gotten a lot of people excited, so here's a closer look at some of the potential assets. The original Wing Commander games worked by arranging and then displaying dozens of potential snaps of each ship from each potential viewing angle in order to simulate 3D. DefianceIndustries and Goliath put these three rotating gifs together to give fans a better sense of how this works.

Morningstars Light up the Night

2019-05-19Up tonight is a fantastic piece of art by tkdrobert. This one features a pair of Morningstars zooming away from the Concordia or another Confederation class dreadnought set against a colorful backdrop. Although the final results almost look like a painting, the scene was 3D rendered with Klavs' models as a starting point.

Space Sim First Look: Between the Stars

2019-05-18It's been quite a while since we regularly covered new space sims as they were introduced, but the industry has still been hard at work putting them together. We're going to try to get back into sharing interesting ones that we come across now and then, which leads us to Between the Stars. The game generates random universes, allows for lots of ship customization and is centered around a big single player story.

All Wings Considered - Episode 13 - LIVE!

2019-05-16The 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: Earning our color scanner in PRIVATEER!

WC1 Sprite Refresh Improves Blender Script & Tests Piranha

2019-05-15There's a nice new update to the WC1 Sprite Refresh project. A lot of work has been done this year on the process for using Blender to create WC1-style sprite models. This should be broadly compatible with different versions of the software, and look for an update soon.

Wing Commander Spotted in Progressive Ad

2019-05-14The perennially asinine world of insurance commercials has a new Wing Commander tie-in. A new Progressive ad titled "Rebel - Birthday" presents a snarky conversation involving a middle aged man living in his parents' home. The directors helped set the scene with a copy of Wing Commander on the shelf.

Confed Outpost Mupgraded and New Destroyed Hulls Implemented

2019-05-13The new Confed Outpost destined for the Prophecy and Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack has been rolled out. It's got some real nice communications gear and lighting features, but even more exciting might be its fancy new damage model. DefianceIndustries is now incorporating gr1mre4per's Prophecy Unlimited tech to allow for dynamically swapping out a a trashed hull skeleton after a ship sustains a fatal amount of damage.

New Info on Upcoming Musical Projects!

2019-05-12There's exciting news about the next phase of composer George Oldziey's musical works! He's now working through the bidding process to price out what it would take to create a second album of live orchestral recordings. To recap: way back in early 2014, Mr.

The Warrior King's Saga Begins on Prime Video

2019-05-11There’s good news for fans of ridiculous space vikings: Amazon’s streaming service now has the Street Fighter animated series! What they have listed as episode 22 is the start of the insane crossover that ends in Wing Commander Academy. It's free for Prime subscribers.

All Wings Considered - Episode 12 - LIVE!

2019-05-09The 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: The start of our epic play through of PRIVATEER!

Rocky Battle Unfolds

2019-05-08DigitalOrgami has put together another gorgeous Wing Commander wallpaper. This one features a spirited chase through a dark asteroid belt. The stars are Klavs' gorgeous Grikath and its Confed pursuer.

Podcasters Analyze WC1 MIDI... and Creed

2019-05-07AD recently found a music-related podcast that's profiled Wing Commander 1. They listen to the Sound Blaster basic music and then compare it to the deluxe Roland MT32. The hosts seem to be more versed in music history rather than video game history, which provides for kind of an interesting analysis.

Check Out Origin's Long Term Plan Circa 1989

2019-05-06Here's a fascinating look at Origin's product plan as of 1989, just before Wing Commander changed things. It's amazing what could have been (a Star Wars RPG by Richard Garriott!) and also how far in advance they planned for projects like Ultima Underworld.

Model Upgrade Pack Previews New Panther

2019-05-05Here's a first look at one of the new fighters being prepped for the next update to the Prophecy & Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack. The Panther will be a welcome addition since it appears so often in the game - especially Secret Ops. New images below show off DefianceIndustries' original render, some peeks at the ship viewer and finally some in-game views.

Forbes Explores Star Citizen History

2019-05-04Forbes magazine has published an interesting article on the ongoing development of Star Citizen. As this also appears in the May 2019 print, the article spends some time initially to catch the reader up on the concept of crowdfunding, the history of Star Citizen and Chris Roberts' background as a game developer and movie producer. There's an update on the game's haul so far.

Don't Sweat the Tomatometer

2019-05-03Rotten Tomatoes has put together a ranking of 47 movies based on video games. It's an interesting read to see all of the different films represented here, even if the Wing Commander ranking is atrocious. WC comes in at 35th place thanks to its 10% score.

All Wings Considered - Episode 11 - LIVE!

2019-05-02The 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: Everything you ever wanted to know about the Steltek!