Ironduke has released a side-project he whipped up when he wasn't working on TacOps. It's a simple Asteroids clone featuring a Rapier II and handful of rocks. The game doesn't know to end when the rocks are all gone and there's a few bugs, but it's a fun little tech demo. Duke isn't planning to go back and add anything, so players will have to wait for Arena's Meteor Storm mode for something more elaborate. You can download WC Asteroids here (1 MB).
SakakinoRisa has a cool new toy for us to play with - a Hornet light fighter for X-Plane 8.5! X-Plane is a flight sim toolkit with a massive amount of user generated content... everything from super-realistic airliners to orbital Gemini Capsules! The Hornet, of course, is the first fighter ever flown in the original Wing Commander. You can download the fighter here. Rumor has it that a Rapier is in the works!