SWC Character of the Day: Knight Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Update ID

Maverick, right? I'm Knight. Welcome to the Blue Devils. Ever flown Scimitars before? I think you're going to like them. A Scimitar isn't quite as fast or nimble as a Hornet... ...but she's got twice the armor, as well as heavier guns. And she handles like a Centaurian mud pig. Iceman here'll try to tell you speed and handling'll save your butt... ...but I'll take an extra three centimeters of durasteel plating any day.

Freelancer Mentions Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Update ID

GameKult has posted an interview with Erin Roberts -- who's still with Digital Anvil, and apparently working on FreeLancer. It's in French, so here's my translation... Thanks to LancersReactor!
Unfortunately, we could only see the combat portion of Freelancer, perhaps because this is the domain of Erin Roberts -- whereas the adventure portion is the work of his brother Chris. We have been able to confirm that the gameplay will be the same quality as Privateer, with a main plot and a mass of other missions. The player will actually be able to choice his methof od play (merchant, mercenary or pirate?). Although the main plot will lack the persistant online mode, Erin Roberts confirmed that new missions will regularly be added, and that it is probable that the offline game will profit from updates of this type. But lets return to the fighting: fast, furious and superb, with ships that are destroyed based on localized damage in the style of StarLancer and Wing Commander. The interface is simpler, and the entire vessel can be controlled by the mouse (movement, choice of weapons, targets, etc). The purists, however, will prefer the joystick.

Cultural Reference Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Update ID

Dralthi5 noticed an interesting Wing Commander mention -- Monday's edition of Jeopardy! had a catagory called "Sch"wing"", which included the following answer: "A rank in the Royal Air Force or a space combat video game." Neat...

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