Which is your favorite game in the Wing Commander series?
--Privateer | 26%
--WC4 | 18%
--WC3 | 11%
--WCP | 9%
--All | 8%
--WC2 | 7%
--WC1 | 5%
--Privateer 2 | 5%
--WCSO | 2%
--Armada | Less than 1%
--Academy | 0%
1. A Civil Action
2. 8MM (Eight Millimeter)
3. Enemy Of The State
4. She's All That
5. Patch Adams
8. Saving Private Ryan
9. Varsity Blues
10. The Patriot
11. A Simple Plan
12. Wing Commander
The year is 2654, the Wing Commanders are on planet Earth. The Confederation is in conflict with a vicious bunch of aliens, the Kilrathi. The aliens have captured a navigation device and plan to attack Earth. Now three young space pilots from an elite fighter squadron are mobilising to repel the alien attack.Korax also expects to have a trailer for his fan-made movie Wing Commander Incursion soon. The latest Incursion email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wing Commander is a science fiction film filled with special effects. It's based on the best selling computer game of the same name.The rookies who make up the Wing Commanders are Christopher Blair (Freddie Prinze Jr), Maniac (Matthew Lillard) and their gorgeous superior officer "Angel" Jeanette Deveraux (Saffron Burrows). This team have only their rebellious ways in common and the determination to save mankind. Wing Commander screens in Cinemas everywhere! September 16.
Fighter Damage Details
As of the E3 build, each fighter had their own individual damage characteristics. The Centauri Sentri had the lowest number of hitpoints, while the Narn Frazi was the proverbial tank. None of the fighters have individual damage areas as of this build. Although this strays from games like Wing Commander, where you generally have four damage quadrents, it does stay true to the game in terms of fighter to fighter combat. (Because beam weapons were not in the game played, the slicing of external surfaces were not witnessed.)(7.6.99)
I'd like to add that you will also have access to a data terminal that will display messages from characters, briefings, debriefings, ISN reports, and which will give access to the official EA database, among other things. Boning up on alien races and historical events could well help with how well you do in missions. You will also be allowed to go hop in your fighter in-between missions so that you can mess around with flying until you're called for a mission. As far as character interaction goes, there is some, but not in the Wing Commander way that you're thinking about. This is a combat sim, not an adventure game or RPG.
1. The Matrix
2. Star Wars Episode 1
3. Big Daddy
4. Wing Commander
5. The Blair Witch Project
Five (5) lucky Lanced.net readers will have the chance to have their faces digitally rendered and placed on pilots in the game and will also receive a free copy of the game when it is released.And secondly, Chris Morris from Well Rounded Entertainment asked us to mention their upcoming Starlancer giveaway. You can find the details for this one here.
Wanted to let you know that Well Rounded Entertainment is giving away two gold copies of Starlancer, letting people win before they can buy the game. There's no site search and no goofy trivia. Just fill out a form and win. The entry form is located at http://www.well-rounded.com/winstarlancer.html
While Command & Conquer featured some really great full-motion video cutscenes (some of the best seen at that time), Tiberian Sun will be a full-fledged interactive movie, along the lines of the Wing Commander series. The idea is to present the player with a fully fleshed-out storyline in which he or she plays an integral part, and determines the outcome.
For anyone who is interested in a new Wing Commander MUSH with a fantasic RP envirnoment then check out Dawn of Freedom. It is set 6 months after the Temblor Bomb was dropped on Kilrah. Some of the Kilrathi, however, felt that they would rather die with honor forming the Cult of Sivar. Tension between the Terran Confederation and Union of Border Worlds begins to grow. Pirates make space unsafe for merchants who make a living in the stars. Space is still under construction and we are in our Beta Stage. PennMUSH is what the MUSH runs on. Characters are created via Chargen. Connect via telnet to valinor.sjsu.edu 1817
I've noticed that Amazon.com still reports that Pilgrim Stars will not be available until September, but Barnes and Noble reports it's available now... only you have to wait 1-2 weeks for it to ship, as opposed to the "24 hours" usually required of most books. Why do I get the feeling that B&N won't be getting the book any sooner than anybody else, and is just advertising the book as available to capture the early-release sales?While this is a real possibility, we'd like to point out that B&N has been pretty reliable in the past and has generally been pretty good about getting WC novels earlier than other online bookstores. Nevertheless.. we still have yet to hear about anyone finding a copy of Pilgrim Stars.
Although Wing Commander has been primarily a PC game, its inclusion on several consoles allows it to fall under the scope of this article. The story is legendary: On the outskirts of the galaxy a series of Earth-spawned colonies have been attacked and destroyed by an alien race of sentient space-bound tigers named the Kilrathi. The background to the battles was significantly developed: Planets and ships had proper names, and the Kilrathi even spoke in their own tongue. While the gameplay was somewhat repetitive, Wing Commander constantly pushed the envelope of computer gaming technology. Each new title dated the previous ones, and it could be argued that one could trace the evolution of the flight simulator through Wing Commander alone.
I'll always remember the first time I played the original Wing Commander as my own little gaming Renaissance. After cutting my teeth on early adventure games by Infocom and Sierra, I had gone through a period in which I kind of lost interest in PC games. When I booted up Wing Commander, however, I was hooked once again.And another thing.. what's with all the upcoming space sims looking exactly like Privateer 2 from 1996? Below is the Freespace 2 ship at the top of the Avault preview and the Kindred Blade from Privateer 2.
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To Order: Dial the number for the channel you want to view within 30 minutes of the movie start time and up to 10 minutes after start time.
(non upgrade) PPV1: 1-800-885-PPV1 CH. 61 *only available 5pm-4am on Monday-Friday and 3pm-4am on Sat and Sun in non upgrade areas. (upgrade) PPV1: same number, but different channel (CH. 74)All movies are $3.99, $2.99 with digital cable.
2. Ed-TV: Special Ed
3. 8mm: Special Ed
4. Shakespeare In Love
5. Cruel Intentions: Special
6. True Crime
8. Analyze This: Special
9. Enemy Of The State
11. There's Something About Mary
12. Blast From The Past
13. Wing Commander
14. Virus: Special Ed
15. She's All That
Wing Commander (Wing Commander)
O: Chris Roberts PO: Freddie Prinze, Saffron Burrows, Matthew Lillard
Levittäjä: Columbia Tristar Egmont Film Distributors Wing Commander on tulevaisuuteen sijoittuva seikkailuelokuva; avaruudessa käydään taistelu siitä, ketkä jäävät henkiin ja millä ehdoilla.
Thank you for your email regarding our Wing Commander ride film. As you correctly noted, we have not made any recent statements regarding this project. We anticipate an update on the project shortly (keep checking our press releases).
In the meantime, I can tell you that the project is still on track for an early 2000 release to Showscan's worldwide network of locations. Beyond that, we have no additional information available at this time. I invite you to email me again around mid-November. We should have addition information at that time.
Director of Marketing Services
It's about damn time massively multiplayer came to the Sci-Fi genre and what BETTER than the ultimate space opera? Think about it, it's perfectly suited to starting out by yourself, poxy little space ship - 100 credits to your name. In time your entire clan could chip in money and colonise an entire new system! You could charge passes by for services or build enough factories and earn enough money to pay for enough new hardware to launch a full scale war against another band of players. C'mon, that's got to appeal doesn't it? All it needs is vision! EverQuest? Bollocks. Elite Online. You know it makes sense.
Question:That's a bit different than the standard "we expect it in 1-2 weeks" response and would support the rumored October Kilrathi Saga rerelease, but we shall see. I still think KS DVD is a bit more likely at this point.
I have heard rumors that those people who, like me, have ordered Kilrathi Saga will not be receiving them. Is this indeed true?
Steven, Thank you for your inquiry regarding your order. Our records indicate that due to unanticipated demand, Wing Commander:Kilrathi Saga is currently on backorder. We expect a shipment to arrive from the manufacturer in approximately 4-6 weeks. We apologize for the delay and for any inconvenience it may have caused. Thank you for choosing BUY.COM
2. 8mm: Special Ed
4. Cruel Intentions
5. There's Something About Mary
6. Enemy Of The State
7. True Crime
9. Blast From The Past
10. Shakespeare In Love
11. Wing Commander
12. She's All That
The game will have a new D3D supporting engine. It takes place after WC IV but before Prophecy. You'll be able to fly over 12 ships, 3 of them can already be downloaded with a ship viewer on our homepage. There is also a trailer up on the homepage which has no sound yet, but there you'll see how the cutscenes that will look like the game.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but my knife supplier has told me that it could be as late as October 1 before the Pilgrim Cross comes in.
Scott Youngblood announced in his .plan file today announcing that he will be leaving Dynamix on Friday to pursue an opportunity at Electronic Arts. Youngblood will be working with the Online division of EA as a lead designer on an undisclosed multiplayer project. Youngblood was a designer on Tribes and the upcoming Tribes 2.Mmm.. my heart rate picks up every time I see the words "undisclosed multiplayer project" used in relation to Electronic Arts (the company that owns Origin)..
The comparison to Wing Commander IV has much to do with the slightly similar rogue-commander subplot, but the similarities are more in the serious tone and murky motives of the principle players.
Your anticipation will undoubtedly burn even hotter before it is satisfied since we have been dealt yet another delay. The newest date is September 3rd, but I don't think they really have any clue when to expect the next batch and have just been making up dates as they go along. We are seriously considering just giving up and cancelling all orders until we actually have the knives in our hands.
Maniac Action Figure - Spaceboy
Paladin Action Figure - Ezis
Kilrathi General Action Figure - Ainamacar
Marine Blair Action Figure - Pedro-UE
Pilot Blair Action Figure - Halman
Movie Press Kit - Asterix
Movie Postcards - Iceheart Rob
Movie Postcards - Meson
CIC T-Shirt - Death
CIC T-Shirt - Frosty
I just spoke to EA Direct today and I heard that a re-release of Kilrathi Saga could happen as soon as October. The guy I spoke to said that he gets at least 3-5 calls on the average a day himself with folks looking for KS and that a re-release under the Classics lineup would be more than likely for around $14.99. A re-release of WC4 could be likely as well under the Classics, so everyone if you even got KS and/or WC4 PLEASE call EA Direct and let them know that a re-release would be appriciated. 1-800-245-4525 but we all know that already, right?. :)Now all we need are the DVD versions. :)
J. Andrew Keith, 41, of Greensburg, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born on August 31, 1957, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William H. and Dorothy Hultz Keith. He had been self-employed as a free-lance novelist. He is survived by his brother, William H. Keith, Jr. of Geensburg. There will be no public visitation. Private interment will take place at the St. Clair Cemetary, Greensburg. Barnhart Funeral Home, Greensburg, in charge of arrangements.
From Hades and Chris comes a comprehensive game based index of Wing Commander's fighting spaceships. From A-Arrow to W-Wasp, they're all here... check it out.
From Hadrian we have a video of 3D Wing Commander 2 ships put to music -- it showcases some excellent modelling and rendering skills.
From Byydo comes a massive undertaking properly entitled Byydo's Happy Secret Thingie. I won't reveal its terrible secret outright, but can safely say that Wing Commander has finally taken its place among one of the staples of the Internet.
From Kolokov's diseased mind is born the sequel to the now deceased Kolokov's Wing Commander Site -- Kolokov's Starlancer and Freelancer Site. Expect Kolokov.Babes soon.
From ace, an exciting all new mailbag... keep sending letters, people.
And me? Well, I've decided to release the first part of the CIC's Wing Commander Timeline. This is the first of three segments, this one covering the pre-war era. I'm leaving to drive to UT tomorrow, and the second part (the war) will be posted when I return.
And there's also a cake...
AND SPECIAL THANKS TO...
Kevin Kwast: For maintaining our server and for not killing us when we want to do silly things.
Delance & Vanhecke: For helping Chris & Hades with their ship database.
Phoenix: For the beautiful graphics, which we have since bastardized.
Boomer & David Swofford: For answering our questions, no matter how annoying they were.
Neil Young: For helping us get the thing started in the first place.
Chris Roberts & Origin: For making the dashed game. And for making the next one.
Beth & ATFW: For all the support over the last year.
The Visitors: For not downloading too much stuff at once and ruining our server. And for visiting.
Trelane & Byydo: For being staff members but not knowing it.
AGWC: For giving us a place to argue about whether or not the movie is canon.
The Volunteer Chat Zone Moderators: For helping us keep the Chat Zone up and running.
Peter Telep: For keeping the fans in mind when writing his novels and for almost coming to the chat tonight.
Chris McCubbin: For keeping everybody in-the-know about the Handbook.
Dan from Dan's Wing Commander Movie Site: Not just for the limo. But yeah, mainly for the limo.
Jumpstart: For letting us use the Killer Bee's server.
And to Lanced.net: For making us look good. (Just kidding, we love you guys).
And The Rest: Are all here on CIC Isle... and deserve a big round of applause.
(And from this staff member to the rest, for being the best friends a guy could have).
Dear (Name)They also had this to say to us..
Just a friendly reminder that your order of
(1) Wing Commander (is still on back order)
Unless you notify us, your order will be shipped as soon as your titles arrive. We apologize for the delay.
It has been our pleasure serving you.We look forward to your next purchase.
We receive stock everyday and are hoping that it will not be too much longer. We will email you as soon as it has been shipped to you.
"Let me ask you: what space sims are people still playing? Freespace Descent and that other one, you know, that Star Wars one. Is anyone still playing Wing Commander Prophecy? Nope. Know why? No multiplayer. Those yahoos running the show back then scrapped it to concentrate on the single player game. And guess what? We even put out all new single player missions. For free, for Chrissake! For free! It was like a whole new game, free of charge. And what did everyone do? They shrugged and went back to Parallel Online and that Microsoft Zone thing to fly their little Star Wars planes. Well, we'll see who shrugs when we release a massively multiplayer bombshell like Chris Roberts' Freelancer."Before you start jumping for joy.. be sure to read the disclaimer at the bottom.
The above was a work of fiction. Any similarity between the character _____ and any _____s, either living or dead, is purely coincidence. Tom Chick's opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of Next Generation Online.
Most games that involve shooting down spaceships are founded on the principle that an object in motion continues in motion. After stalling my fighter and slamming it into the ground, I knew I'd have to temporarily set aside my trusty Wing Commander instincts.
Yes, your knife will be shipped in our next shipment. Keep in mind that the August 3 date was the date that [United Cutlery] was expecting to receive their shipment. It will take them a few days to get the shipment out to their dealers.
It is on back order. We will email you as soon as it has been shipped.
DVD Box Office's TOP 10 list for July:
1. There's Something About Mary
3. Wing Commander
5. Alien Legacy (4 Pack)
7. Austin Powers
8. Meet the Feebles
9. Starship Troopers
10. Gods and Monsters
Electronic Arts, the No. 1 video-game publisher, is poised to unveil a series of Internet initiatives that may boost its profit and stock price, analysts and investors said.
While company executives declined to comment on the plans, chief financial officer Stan McKee has been telling investors that Electronic Arts wants to get 20 percent of its sales from online sources within three years. That could equal several hundred million dollars a year for the Redwood City, California, company, which had $1.2 billion in sales for fiscal 1998.
Electronic Arts has actually made money on a small scale with its first Internet-only title, Ultima Online, a role-playing game. The game, introduced in 1997, has 125,000 subscribers each paying $10 a month and was recently introduced in Europe. Rival Sony's EverQuest online game has a similar audience.
Electronic Arts is quietly working on several subscription-based games similar to Ultima Online and said two weeks ago that it's developing one of the titles with closely held Wizards of the Coast, makers of the addictive card-collecting game Magic: The Gathering.
10. Virtual Pleasure Planet Bartender far superior to Virtual Fish.And the number one reason Wing Commander is better than Starlancer is...
9. WC? alt.games.wing-commander. Starlancer? comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.space-sim.
8. Longtime WC fans have grown out of horny teenager phase.
7. Had multi-player before multi-player was cool.
6. Absolutely no Micro$oft involvement.
5. Blatant rip-off of Larry Niven's Kzinti better than blatant rip-off of World War 2.
4. WC is the bastard son of Star Wars. Starlancer is the bastard son of Privateer 2.
3. Doesn't have to advertise as being from 'the Creators of Wing Commander'.
2. Unlike Starlancer, WC is *NOT* made by the people who made Wing Commander: The Movie.
1. Isn't named after something you do to a boil.