Don't forget to stop by and join in Saturday's Wing Commander Arena tournament. To participate, visit the #Wingnut chat room just prior to 3:00 pm Eastern time (12:00 pm noon Pacific and 8:00 pm GMT). We'll be organizing rounds and giving specific instructions at that time. If you're a little late, don't hesitate to drop in and see where we're at. The main event is multiplayer free-for-all, but we might try a few alternate modes afterwards depending on the length of each round. Fans without Arena are more than welcome to join for the IRC party and read live play-by-plays. Good luck!
Don't forget to download Undertow while you're on Live.
This is a short one - the August 12, 1994 issue of The Point of Origin doesn't have much about Wing Commander... but it's chock full of company culture! Coming up with all of those funny sports team names sounds like a full time job in itself...
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!
- In Ink has the only Wing Commander references this time around: "What's this? The Wing Commander Armada team still hard at work on a product that has yet to ship and already the honors are rolling in. That's right. The editors at PC Gamer were so impressed with an early version of the game, they gave it an Editor's Choice Award in the September edition. 'A satisfying mixture of conquest game and white-knuckled space-combat cation,' exclaimed Lee Buchanan. 'One that you'll be playing for a long, long time.' Buchanan went on, 'When you combine it (dogfighting) with entertaining strategic gameplay, convincing sound effects, and the best graphics we've seen in a Wing Commander game, you've got an unqualified winner.' Armada is getting good press from other pubs, too. Interactive Entertainment, the CD ROM magazine, featured Armada on its cover this month. Al Giovetti, who who writes for Electronic Entertainment, likes the multi-player feature in the game. He writes in this month's issue, 'It's the modem and network play feature that may make Armada a product to check out.'... But wait, there's more - more great previews of Wing Commander III. In a wonderful six-page spread in Computer Games Review, Steve Honeywell wrote, 'Gorgeous graphics in the cut scenes as well as the live video will help make Wing Commander III a gaming experience to remember.' And this from Edge, a UK gaming publication, 'For once, here's a game that really can claim to be an interactive movie. Even in VGA, the game still looks better than anything the PC has ever seen.'"
Point of Origin
Vol. IV, No. 58 - August 12, 1994
Off the Clock