We've had several inquiries about the pictures attached to yesterday's Pliers update. These were screen grabs taken way back in 1997 from Origin's Wing Commander IV Playstation website! Origin developed beautiful multimedia websites for Wing Commander IV PSX and Privateer 2... unfortunately, they're probably lost to the ages today -- but a few elements survive. These images are from a Java-based ship and weapons database. You can find the other screenshots (which I've been carrying from computer to computer over the years) in this update! The Wing Commander IV PSX website is also the source of Eisen's famous secret letter. This note established when Wing Commander IV occurred and is an elegant precursor to the amazing Secret Ops fiction.
Our new poll asks which destroyer in the Confederation fleet was your personal favorite. Is it the ancient Confed Valiant class? Or maybe it's the Paradigm, one of the Confederation's most advanced destroyers. These workhorses held the line against thousands of opposing warships during the various wars, and many proud Confed destroyers were sacrificed over the years to protect valuable carriers and colonies.
Last time we tried to find out which game fans thought were most technically impressive when they were released. Wing Commander 3 took the cake with a strong lead. Each and every Wing Commander game pioneered exciting new technologies and features, so we know it was a difficult choice. Armada came in last, but its incredible multiplayer modes were way ahead of their time.