Today is the twentieth anniversary of Wing Commander 3's ship date! The logistics of high profile game releases were not as advanced as they are today, which meant there were few overnight shipments and zero midnight digital preload unlocks. But the game steadily made its way to stores, and ravenous fans bought them up in droves. Summer 1994's release of Wing Commander Armada forewarned fans that they would need to upgrade their machines with CD-ROMs and more RAM, and the gaming press was in awe of the big budget, SVGA 3D spaceflight engine and all star cast. The game even garnered PC Gamer's highest score in history until it was later surpassed by Half Life and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. It would also surpass Strike Commander to become Electronic Arts' top selling PC Game of all time until The Sims was released.this post commemorating the game's tenth birthday. As vividly as I can remember first playing WC3 when it was brand new, the year 1994 seems like a long time ago - practically prehistoric compared with today's modern cloud storage, 4K TVs and supercomputer phablets - but I remember writing that tenth birthday post in 2004 just like it was yesterday. Where has all the time gone?! At least it was neat to see EA remember and commemorate the game this year. If all this talk has got you in a Heart of the Tiger mood, check out our WC3 Day festivities from a while back for tons of cool behind-the-scenes material.