September 9, 1994 and the release of Wing Commander III is getting closer! We're also starting to see the first mentions of Crusader, another future-classic currently in development. In terms of actual WC mentions, though, it's the calm before the storm...
- Spotlight: A GENCON State of Mind describes Origin's first appearance at GENCON: "For four consecutive days, all day long, we were asked about Wing Armada, Wings of Glory, System Shock, BioForge and Wing III... So to round this off, we are by far the leader in providing the two most popular genres: fantasy roleplay and ST roleplay. We have Ultima, we have Wing Commander. We are the Creators of Worlds."
- In Ink has the latest on WC3:"Last week the Statesman was out checking up on our QA area (specifically the Armada testers) and writing a story on the dreaded '24-hour crunch mode.' Nice job by the team telling reporter Lori Hawkings that testing isn't all the 'fun and games' some make it out to be'... Back in this country, looks like Wing Commander III will be benefiting from a lot of free advertising. As it stands now Wing III will be on the cover of three of the top gaming mags in the US. Strategy Plus and Computer game Review are planning covers for their November issues while PC Gamer is gearing up for a December issue cover. Gamer is already creating some mega-hype for the game with a WCIII contest in the October issue. The grand prize winner gets a Pentium dream machine and their very own copy of the WCIII premiere edition. Everyone should be so lucky!"
Point of Origin
Vol. IV, No. 59 - September 9, 1994
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