As part of our 15th anniversary slate, we rolled out an updated Holovids video archive. We've now converted one set of movies that was missing on August 10: the VHS quality Privateer 2 cinematics have been converted to modern streamable formats (H.264 and WebM) so that they can be watched from any current browser on desktop or mobile. The VHS tape contained nearly all the full motion video from the game and looks a lot sharper than the highly compressed video that shipped with the game. In the clip below, you see Bill Maddox (Bob Goody) ask Ser Arris (Clive Owen) to escort some precious cargo from Bex to Anhur. Check out the rest of the scenes here. The story and screenplay for Privateer 2's outlandish movie clips were written by noted scifi and fantasy author Diane Duane.
Just kidding. Today actually marks fifteen years of continuous daily WC news updates. The last day we missed was May 25, 2003, short of the occasional technical issue that may have slightly delayed the daily news a bit. (2018-05-26)
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)
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)