Attention collectors: Rhea Shelley, a former Origin employee who worked on both Ultima and Wing Commander, has a large number of rare Origin items available for sale! Mr. Shelley worked in QA on Privateer 2, Prophecy and Secret Ops, and even wrote some of the Secret Ops fiction (he has an in-universe cameo here.) He also seems to have been something of a packrat: his collection has something of interest to everyone, from beautiful copies of the games themselves to props from the film shoots to layout proofs of hint books and documentation!
You can view the entire gallery starting here. We will highlight items of interest to Wing Commander fans over the next few days, but there's also an enormous variety of Ultima material available! If you're interested in making an offer for anything seen at that page, please contact Chris Roseman with a bid. Good luck!
Third Canceled WC3 Port Discovered
One for the Wing Commanders that weren't file: EA made a deal with Atari to port WC3 to the Jaguar in late '95. That makes three known cancelled conversions along with versions for the Saturn and M2. Consoles were dying faster than games could be ported back then! (2019-03-25)
Flying Hornet Plans Released, Prototype Gets Confed Colors
AircPiratesNinsei has made excellent progress on his flying Hornet model. For starters, he's released baseline plans on his website for other aspiring builders to put their own version together. There's a couple sizes available, and plans for his improved double-layer stabilizer are also already online. (2019-03-24)
GOG Spring Sale Knocks $35.94 Off WC Series
GOG's annual spring sale is now in full swing, and Wing Commander discounts are back! Individual games in the series are now 75% off at $1.49 each or $11. (2019-03-23)
Miniatures Tabletop Game Crunches the Numbers
Adm_Maverick has made more progress with his Wing Commander tabletop game. He's pretty close to being able to playtest the game with fellow fans thanks to finalization of some stat tables. There's also an attractive new 3x6" card layout for characters and ships. (2019-03-22)
All Wings Considered - Episode 5 - LIVE!
The fifth episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which features news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week we're heading to the most difficult mission in Wing Commander history, Ghorah Khar 2D... (2019-03-21)