Wildfire dug up an ancient e-zine that has some interesting pre-release info on Wing Commander 3. The cover story on this gem is a review of Doom 2, if that helps you to date it (and we all know a few WC fans that need help dating). I've actually had some trouble getting this file to work, but it seems to run okay for others in #Wingnut right now. The following 4 meg file is Volume 1, Number 21 of "Game Bytes." After you unzip and run the executable, you'll get a splash screen and progress to a contents menu. The WC3 preview is available under "First Looks." Hit F10 to view some pretty scary screenshots. You can download the mag here.
They've gone ahead and put together a full Wing Commander/DragonCon guest list page. As of this writing, there are 52 confirmed guest, with lots more to come. Some of the more famous guests confirmed so far include Bruce Boxleitner (Captain Sheridan), Brad Dourif, Walter Koenig, & George Takei. We'll have to get some Freelancers autographed. You can see the current guest list here.
Bob Burden: Creator, writer, and artist of the cult favorite The Flaming Carrot, Bob was also involved with the feature film The Mystery Men and is a bona-fide Atlanta-area comics legend.
Because actual firm release date information for Prophecy Advance is rather hard to come by, we haven't been able to cement plans for our Launch Party. But shortly before or after Prophecy's release, we'll all be getting together in #Wingnut to celebrate and do the usual CIC party thing. Door prizes for this event include a couple Game Boy Advances and copies of the game for those out there who can't afford to pick them up right now. Keep your eyes on the main page here for details about this upcoming event, and stop on by #Wingnut to get yourself oriented. Feel free to contact any of us or visit crius.net to figure out how.
Apparently this is some sort of reaction to the creature walking in the background.
Games that Rock: Wing Commander 3
Nerds that Geek has posted a quick flashback on the majesty of Wing Commander 3. The article's not long, but it captures the essence of what made The Heart of the Tiger great. The author credits the game for kickstarting FMV and next-level storytelling in games without compromising on the gameplay. (2018-05-25)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Who Would Win?
Wing Commander Movie Model Rundown
Atherin has been busy recreating nearly every ship in the Wing Commander film using SketchUp. There's really not much missing - we don't see the Kilrathi Concom, Diligent or some of the small background items, but just about all of the other major stuff is there. It's a pretty nice lineup! (2018-05-24)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: It's Not Going To Happen
That's what we've been saying all along! (2018-05-24)
Hobbes Betrayal Crosses Over Language Barriers
Most people are familiar with the infamous video cuts that were made to fit all of the video on the Wing Commander 3 discs. Helpful sequences such as the TCN news bursts and Hobbes explanation were omitted due to space constraints. Fortunately, these are now available here at the CIC, but for a long time, the main way players could watch the Hobbes scene was to track down a copy of WC3 on the Playstation or 3DO. (2018-05-23)