The Lancers Reactor is reporting that the following is Microsoft's official line regarding FreeLancer: "Freelancer will be released by Microsoft, and will be a breakthrough game!"
Noticed over at Blues News that the lead animator for Digital Anvil's Brute Force has started a forum at Developer's Corner, billing it as "It's the closest thing to an "Official" DA forum on the internet." Check it out here here.
Another interesting rumor from a less familiar source is that Chris Roberts has a movie script that he is trying to get backing for. Could this be what raised Microsoft's ire? Could it be the rumored second Wing Commander movie? All just speculation at this point.
Still no sign of Microsoft's promised press release -- presumably their lawyers are still head-locked with Roberts over this issue.
We've been informed that Microsoft plans to issue a press release regarding the situation at Digital Anvil later today. Stop back later as we'll post it as soon as it is available.
The latest from Fleet Action, the WC mod for Homeworld: Work is proceeding on the Concordia and the Hakaga, as well as a redesign of the mod's web site. They hope to post new screenshots soon!
Time for week 6 of the CIC/agwc Trivia game... As always, hit this page for your old scores. Good hunting!
Welcome to Game Three, Week Six Trivia. We play each week. Every Monday two main questions and one bonus question are posted to alt.games.wing-commander and listed at the CIC. Please email answers to CReid1701@aol.com or ChrisReid@wcnews.com. Be sure to include a name you would like to be known under for the Scoreboard that will be up soon. Have your answers in *before* this coming Sunday (December 10, 2000) to ensure your answers are recorded. Answers submitted early may be returned and you may be able to fix incorrect answers, time permitting. Main questions answered correctly are good for 5 points, bonuses good for 3.
Peter Telep will be doing another book signing at Barnes and Noble in Orlando. Here's the skinny...
Answers to Questions from Week 5 (starting November 27, 2000):
Question 9: What was a planet or base that Geoffrey Tolwyn engaged in intelligence/spy/reconnaissance work on?
Most Common Answer: Gar's Emporium
Question 10: What was a planet or base that Winston Chang engaged in intelligence/spy/reconnaissance work on?
Most Common Answer: Orestes Comm Station
Bonus 5: What was a planet or base that John Dekker engaged in intelligence/spy/reconnaissance work on?
Nist Common Answer: Telamon
New Questions for Week 6 (starting December 4, 2000):
Question 11: Who was a Captain of the TCS Tiger's Claw?
Question 12: Who was a Captain of the KIS Ras Nik'hra?
Bonus 6: Who was a Captain of the FRLS Blitzkreig?
Submissions are due by December 10, 2000.
Please email answers to ChrisReid@wcnews.com and do not post directly to the Newsgroup. Thanks,
Orlando, Florida, December 16, 2000: Author Peter Telep will be at the Barnes & Noble located at 481 North Alafaya Trail, Orlando, Fl 32828 407.275.1765 on December 16th, 2000 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can also bring your own books written by Peter and have him sign them. Peter Telep, a professor at UCF, has written many books including the novelization of the movie Wing Commander, and Wing Commander: Pilgrim Stars. He has also written a novelization of the popular PC game Descent from Interplay Productions and written two sequels in the 3-book series: Stealing Thunder and Descent: Equinox, which was released October 1999. Peter has also written novelizations of the TV show Space: Above and Beyond and several other original novels called the Squire series.
The novel Red Planet is based upon the Warner Brothers film starring Val Kilmer and Carries Anne Moss. The film promises to be this Fall season’s big hit!
Laura Jones, who is the Community Relations Manager at Barnes & Noble located at 481 North Alafaya Trail, Orlando, Fl 32828 407.275.1765 will be selling the books.