As we predicted a while back, Prophecy Golds got rather scarce after they went out of production. Original Prophecy games are much more common, but Gold is generally a better buy. This has pushed the going rate for used Golds up above the original retail price. Fortunately it appears that the professional used game retailer Funcoland has some in stock. They sell them in "new" condition for $40. That's kind of a rip off since they retailed around $40, but that might be a better deal considering their relative rarity. You can find the Gold page here.
We've compiled a few old Starlancer previews that discuss various Wing Commander topics, but don't warrant full updates.
- Spank!'s is here. There's a bit of an emphasis on Warthog. The previewer hasn't had much WC experience.
- One of CGO's many previews that we happened to overlook talks about Origin a bit. Aside from that there's just a little bit on Wing Commander fans. You can find it here.
- And our last one for today is from Gamestats. It begins with some introduction to "The Roberts Brothers" and then goes into OSI. The whole first page is about corporate background instead of the actual game. Then it jumps into more mundane facts. You can find the preview here.
Ballistics expert Professor Anna Wrack reveals all. My colleagues and I are pleased to announce the fruition of our latest project, the creation of a ballistic ship-mounted weapon. Known as the Mass Ion cannon, it functions round the principle of projecting positively-charged microparticles of depleted Plutonium at high velocities. It's effect on shields and armour is comparable to an average Medium Laser; however, it ahs a marked advantage over all beam weapons in that heat build-up, the Laser's greatest curse, is completley absent. This permits an extremely rapid rate of fire to be maintained for long periods of time, allowing a skilled pilot to destroy enemies very swiftly.