WC1 Style Shooter Tested in Unity

2019-06-16Howard Day's cockpit test last week quickly turned into something much more. He's maintained the retro visual style plus added extra Hornets and Dralthi to contend with. The result looks like a really awesome Wing Commander shooter!

New Poll: Favorite Faction Fun

2019-06-15We have a new poll today that asks which of the famous major faction logos is your favorite. We threw in the Church of Man's eyeball sigil for good measure too. There are a few more obscure ones out there, but we think one of these five will be the winner.

Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Hotline Wing

2019-06-14You used to call me on my Quine...

All Wings Considered - Episode 17 - LIVE!

2019-06-13The 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: Privateer and conversation!

Wing Commander Tested on FM Towns Marty

2019-06-12Re.Enthused has posted a video of getting Wing Commander going on the FM Towns Marty. The Marty was a console variant of the Japanese PC variant FM Towns.

Arena Not Appearing on Xbox One

2019-06-11It's E3 week, so that means the news has been full of gaming announcements. There's lots of new AAA games and cutting edge hardware that grab the most headlines, but a minor note in the Microsoft lineup caught our attention. The latest batch of Xbox/Xbox 360 backwards compatibility updates for Xbox One will be the last.

Modern Cockpit Created with Retro Style

2019-06-10Howard Day took a break from his day job to show off an interesting new illustrating technique. The result is a remarkable pixel art reproduction of the Hornet cockpit. We've seen later WC designs imported to the earlier engines as well as plenty of upgrades that take the original designs to the next level, but this is something in between.

Remodeled Frigates Locked & Loaded

2019-06-09DefianceIndustries has another beautiful WC4 capship to share, and this time it's the Caernaven class frigate. We don't see too many frigates in the Wing Commander universe, so it's good to see them out in full force in The Price of Freedom. They're a slightly less beefy build than most designs, but Defiance has nicely modeled their side missile pods to give them a potent punch.

Countdown to Party Time!

2019-06-08It's hard to believe, but we're already well into June and the (northern) summer is practically here. That means that it's once again time for us to start getting ready for the CIC Birthday Party! Just like we have for the last few years, we'll be shifting the observed date slightly to accommodate various conflicts.

Pack-a-day Habit: Wing Commander Edition

2019-06-07Ryanek has a YouTube channel dedicated to a novel concept: opening a pack of cards/collectibles each day and filming the results. Wing Commander was recently up, so we got a chance to see what treasure's in store. I really love this.

All Wings Considered - Episode 16 - LIVE!

2019-06-06The 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: More Privateer grind!

New Handbook Launches for Tabletop Game

2019-06-05Adm_Maverick is back with a new publication of his tabletop WC game's handbook. It includes new details on the 'activation phase' as well as new rules for communications abilities. There are also special effects for certain weapons as well as standard cannon engagement range tweaks.

Flying Hornet Jazzed Up With Squaron Colors

2019-06-04AircPirateNinsei's impressive Hornet model flies great, and now it looks even better. He's designed a handful of slick decals based on the original WC1 cutscenes to give the fighter even more flair. A local print shop was able to turn these into adhesive foil labels for about $20.

Southampton Cruises the Border

2019-06-03DefianceIndustries' latest model is the stalwart Southampton class destroyer. The solid stubby look is fully intact, and you can really see in these shots how well armed it is for its size. I don't usually say this, but I even like the dark look in the third image since it's got a really great glowing illumination effect from the engine intakes.

Pewter Planet Coming to a Dress Uniform Near You

2019-06-02Famous Origin artist Denis Loubet is back with a new Wing Commander item. He's been experimenting with 3D printing for some time, and we've been excited at the possibility of something out of the WC series. The Terran Confederation Medal of Honor has been at the top of our list, and that's exactly what's on the docket here.

'New' WC3 Ad Stars in Pentium Campaign

2019-06-01Woah! I’ve never seen this ad before:It's part of a mid-90s cross-promotion between Origin and Intel. Most of the print media focused on Origin’s air combat games, Pacific Strike and Wings of Glory.

GOG Kicks Off Summer Savings

2019-05-31It's GOG's Summer Sale Festival, so that means discounts on your favorite Wing Commander and Origin games. It's a 75% savings in most cases, so individual titles (plus expansions and extras!) are $1.

All Wings Considered - Episode 15 - LIVE!

2019-05-30The 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: Going for an ORION in Privateer Ben vs.

Grikath Goes Hunting

2019-05-29Dark Sentinel is well known for his high quality Nephilim models, but he's back this time with a Kilrathi makeover. His focus this time is the Grikath heavy fighter from Wing Commander 2. For whatever reason, ships from WC2 tend to be underrepresented in fan art and fan projects compared to the other mainline games, and that's quite a shame - some of them are tremendous!

Happy Birthday Prophecy Advance!

2019-05-28Today marks sixteen years since Wing Commander Prophecy for the Game Boy Advance started shipping. As one of the handful of WC products from the 21st Century, Prophecy Advance holds a special place in our hearts. We actually began covering the game when it was just a tech demo stylized after Wing Commander 1.