Another Wing Commander veteran is auctioning rare collectables! Chris Todd, a programmer on Wing Commander III (the manual credits him with Gameflow System and Gameflow Design and Implementation), is selling a lot of Wing Commander memorabilia. It includes copies of The Kilrathi Saga, Wing Commander IV and Wing Commander Prophecy as well as a number of other exciting items:
Making of Wing Commander III VHS
Wing Commander III Behind the Screens CD
Wing Commander 3 Poster
VHS tape with three hours of raw WC3 footage
WC3 Team Shirt
WC3 Magazine Demo
The original WC3 release candidate CD-Rs
Sounds pretty darned cool! Everything is being sold together, and you can find the auction here. The auction ends in just under five days - bid early, bid often! Good luck!
We started looking at Wing Commander Academy ships because I wanted to catalogue all the many turrets which appear on the Tiger's Claw in Wing Commander Academy. Now, at long last, the armament can be revealed -- and it's very heavy! Thirty five dual laser turrets, six triple laser turrets and a single single laser turret. The Bengal-class may be the most well defended ship in Wing Commander history. Two Bengals appear in the animated series - the TCS Tiger's Claw (CV-07) in episodes two through thirteen and the TCS Trafalgar in "Chain of Command." You can more about the Bengal's history here.
This week both Sony and Nintendo announced new hardware. The Playstation 2 is getting a compact redesign, and the Game Boy line is evolving with the Nintendo DS. In the first few days of November, the model 70000 PS2 (or two) will go on sale for around $150. It reduces the original PS2 size by about 75%. The network adapter is also integrated as well.
On November 21 in North America, the Nintendo DS will launch for about $150. This is actually Nintendo's first main product launch to occur outside Japan. As previous mentioned, it includes more buttons, a secondary touch screen, microphone port and wireless play. It will be compatible with GBA games and newer DS specific games.
If you don't have them yet, time to stock up on Wing Commander 3 and 4 for the Playstation and Prophecy Advance for the Game Boy.