Yahoo News ran an article about the new trend in massively multiplayer gaming... Check out this segment about Origin. (Yahoo, and a big thanks to MB for pointing this out).
Origin Systems, for one, has no doubts about the segment. After the coming release of the final sequel to its long-running "Ultima" series next year, the company's five development teams will eschew single-player games and instead focus on a variety of online multiplayer projects. "Ultima Online 2", which will succeed but not replace "Ultima Online", will be released next year, and the company intends to develop a game based on its Wing Commander universe.
Michael Sorensen sends this e-mail about Wing Commander in Denmark... here's to hoping they get the movie very soon.
I'd check about the WC movie presumed opening night in Denmark. I wrote you some months ago that the movie was set to come in November or December. But the truth is that no ones knows a damn thing. The movie companies in Denmark is never told what to expect until the movie finally arrives.
So i guess all i can do is to wait. Again.
The people over at Nowa Fantastyka were kind enough to send us this sweet award picture... (see the earlier report). We'll have to find a place to put it, but for now here it is... the CIC's first award. To borrow a line from Wing Commander 1: "Filled with pride, you meet the applause of your fellows". Thanks!
The Wing Commander: Incursion (a fan-made 3D movie) trailer has been released! Grab it from their web site here. It's 11 megs... I'm grabbing it now.
The winners of Peter Telep's Descent: Equinox contest have been announced! You can check out the list here. In addition to that note, we should take a minute to thank Richard Bowden, Mr. Telep's webmaster -- he works pretty dashed hard on that site *and* to keep us updated here. We're in his debt.
The new Gamespin over at Gamecenter deals with sales figures for the last three Wing Commander games. Check it out -- although I might be wary of the specific numbers... they're a source of much heated debate at agwc. (Naturally, I noticed this at ATFW).
Since Trivia Week 49 was delayed, we've got a combined Week 49 and 50 this time. It's been a while since our last double week, and as usual, these are good times for new and old players to participate because of the increased points available. It also just so happens that we're now in Week 50 of Game Two. Some of the old vets may recall that Game One was closed after fifty weeks, so we're at a bit of a milestone now. You can reach Trivia here. And.. that's good enough for now. I'll save the bigger news today for LOAF.
Brian Turnell champion of truth, speaks out. Intergalactic dance fiends Hard? Cor! were yesterday banned from performing their eclectic Tribal Rainforest Chip-Shop Alkali Soul set on the planet of Bex ever again. The reason? It seems the calcium-challenged bleep gods had incorporated a number of indigenous shamen in their dance routine, telling them to 'do somethink a bit funky, knowwhatimeanlike?'. The tribal holy men thus performed the pride of their repertoire, the Heap Big Thunder Rain Dance. It has yet to stop raining on Bex, and Fresh Water is in abundance. We asked Hard? Cor! frontman Wok-eyes for comment, but his jaw was clenched too tightly to speak properly.