CIC staff member Barrie "Cpl Hades" Almond has released the MS Word version of his Secret Ops guide. Patterned after the Wing Commander Prophecy official guide, the Secret Ops guide is meant to fill the void created following Prima's announcement that there would be no Prophecy Gold Guide. Grab your copy here. The document requires MS Word 97 or Word 97 Viewer. Word 97 Viewer can be attained here.
A remind for those dragging their heals, Secret Ops will no long be available for download after October 31st, which is tommorrow. Grab it while you can!
The new issue of Computer Gaming World (December, 1998)'s cover article, Holiday Hot 100, features Wing Commander Prophecy Gold as the #5 Space Sim for this year. Gold trails I-War, Heavy Gear II, Starsiege and Descent Freespace... read their comments on Gold below.
The age-old space-sim series makes this list again. This title was No.1 on last year's list, and it's still a great WING COMMANDER game. It features gameplay reminiscent of earlier WING COMMANDER games, has less annoying FMV, and sports some of the most beautiful graphics ever seen in a space sim. By the time you read this the GOLD EDITION, which includes both the original release and SECRET OPS (the stand-alone expansion pack that was released on the Internet), will be available in stores. This complete packages is a good pick for WING COMMANDER fans.
Apparently the new issue of PC Accelerator is advertising that its cover disc contains the entire Secret Ops. Reports are that this is not true... it contains only the first episode. Buyer beware!
Well, it's that time of the year... school and the CIC have taken their toll and left me kinda burnt out. That said, I'm heading to Austin, Texas to look at school there in the hopes that I'll end up there next year. Of course, I may also visit somewhere else... I'll bring back pictures! Don't expect any updates from me until Wednesday night at the earliest.