Like the rest of us, NinjaLA's in love with a bunch of the cool concept designs that Gaia developed for Wing Commander Arena. He's taken it one step further and drawn out a neat fan art picture based on one of the Kilrathi designs. It's certainly an interesting take on the concept craft. Weapons have been added and the engines are in full operation. The original's vintage rivet lines were all kept, but slightly organic elements were also added to the hull as well. Ninja's is on the left and Gaia's is on the right.
This isn't Ninja's first Arena-themed piece of art. If you missed it earlier, he won our summer Arena contest with this gorgeous piece.
The news isn't good this holiday season: none of the products planned for a Christmas release were able to make it out in time. Origin FX came close, but won't be in stores quickly enough. Luckily, the EA purchase means Origin can survive the $2 million lost by delaying the games.
A very special thanks to Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum for making this resource available and to Electronic Arts for sending them to him in the first place!
- 3, 2, 1..., 1..., 1... breaks the bad news: Even though FX shipped earlier this week, it likely won't make it to most stores until the mistletoe has come down and you're ready to return that Salad Shooter.
- Misc. has some elaborate (and expensive) plans to sell ORIGIN FX: "Both UW2 and FX are slated as part of a post-Christmas blitz. 'I want to send a free copy of FX to every single retail store in the country--every Egghead, every Computerland, every Electronics Boutique--I don't care if we have to send out two or three thousand units,' Fred said, 'The channel just doesn't realize yet how good this product is. But I know when they see it, they're going to want it, and so will their customers!' Wayne Baker and I (Galen) will also be working with the FX development team to see if there's some kind of 'teasuer' module or self-running demo that we can upload to the online services to give customers a first-hand sampling of this tasty morsel."
Point of Origin
Vol. II, No. 30 - December 19, 1992
3, 2, 1..., 1..., 1...
Try & Top This
Up & Away
Bio: Kevin Potter
Origin Bugging Out