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On this day in 2021

Kilrathi Saga Manual Reimagined for German Wingnuts
   Maze has put together a really cool Kilrathi war companion for German Wing Commander fans. It's heavily based off the Kilrathi Saga manual with a lot of borrowed imagery from a mix of games and fan p...

On this day in 2020

Space Game Documentary Covers Space Sim History
   We've got a fun documentary about our favorite genre of video games today. was put together to explore the history of these types of games and how they evolved around the turn of the...

On this day in 2019

Blair Forms on Vagabond's Wing in Fight to Save The Tick
   Fans have recently rallied to save The Tick after its cancellation by Amazon Studios last week. The superhero show stars François Chau, among many others, who played Vagabond in Wing Commanders 3 and...

On this day in 2018

Trusty Tarsus Takes Shape
   Now that the Talon's out in the wild, DefianceIndustries' focus shifts to the Gemini Sector's other workhorse, the Tarsus. It's kind of a shame you don't actually run into them out and about, because...

Wing Commander Meme of the Day: The Scroll Of Truth
   True, but where there's a will, there's a retcon ...

On this day in 2017

Video Games Reviews Wing Commander
   Let’s close out the week with two more vintage reviews. These are from the difficult-to-Google VideoGames magazine, which covered console gaming in the 1990s. The November 1993 issue (pictured with co...

On this day in 2016

Get Your Wing Commander Film Posters From... Sears?
   AD noticed that some unusual Wing Commander search results appear at the websites of some major big box retailers. It's not hard to find copies of Wing Commander on Blu-ray or DVD in stock all around...

On this day in 2015

LOAF Talks WC3 For A Good Cause
    Cloud Imperium Games community team members James Pugh and Disco Lando recently conducted a 24-hour video gaming livestream for charity. There's a wide variety of games on deck, including Win...

On this day in 2014

Sketchy Claims Scrutinized at the CIC Forums
    Daniel Walters is a journalist who's been investigating an entrepreneur / con artist named Erick Hansen. Mr. Walters researched a long history of shady dealings and loose ends that brought him ...

Last Day of Wing Commander Album Campaign
   Today is the last day of the supplemental Wing Commander Music Album Campaign! Daily visitors might think that we've already reminded everyone we could possibly reach, but we continue to find new fan...

On this day in 2013

Wing Commander 'Flat Universe' Unveiled
   Long time Wingnut Maslas has revealed the first screenshots of his new fan project, Wing Commander: Flat Universe! He's paired up with his brother to build an impressive new top-down shooter game bas...

Xbox One Unveiled
   Microsoft announced the new Xbox One console today. The system doubles down on the Xbox 360's multimedia strategy with numerous tie-ins to television, apps, multi-tasking and smartphones/tablets. Ga...

On this day in 2012

Enigma Mod Measures Out Confed Fleet
   Here's a new Confed showcase of capships for the Enigma 2666 mod. Each ship's length and scale is still subject to some potential tweaking to sync better with fighters, but the current lineup is disp...

On this day in 2011

It's a Man's Enigma Sector
    Alexander Bevier, a journalist covering the LOGIN 2011 conference live-tweeted a seminar on the portrayal of women in games... and in the process provided a fascinating anecdote from Crusade, ...

WC1 Campaign Editor Cleaned Up
   Flashpoint has posted a minor progress update on his WC1 campaign editor program. He's recently completed the application's 'code plan' and redesigned the main screen (pictured below). This should a...

On this day in 2010

No Weapons Allowed on the Casino Ship
    There's been two cool upgrades to Privateer Ascii Sector this week. The first primarily fixes a bunch of bugs, and the second upgrades the Quest Maker with a variety of new functions. The na...

On this day in 2009

XNA Spaceshooter Officially Released
   Here's another cool XNA update by Origin veteran Frank Savage. Spaceshooter is a space sim minigame for Windows XP/Vista & XBox 360 patterned after Wing Commander. Frank has written a document going...

Hubble Mission Nears End
   The Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to report to Earth tomorrow after a successful mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope's upgrades definitely mean the best pictures are ye...

On this day in 2008

Plastic Carrier Pleases Crowds
   Stefan Schoenhoff has completed his plastic Wing Commander model. The finished Yorktown class carrier is about 5 inches in length, and Haliwali's finished painting it to match the TCS Victory's schem...

Making the Game - Part 16
   The Component Manager Meeting agenda for June 7, 1996 is, as always, an interesting read. One thing that caught my eye was that assets from MCA (including fonts and other artwork) were being sent to E...

On this day in 2007

Standoff Goes On
   It's news you've all been waiting for: the Wing Commander Standoff mod has updated their website with an update on the progress of Episode 4! As you can see on the progress page, Episode 4 missio...

Hard Times
   Here's a cute reference we came across - Tom's Hardware Guide's Spring Hard Drive Guide mentions Wing Commander II: Back in pre-gigabyte times, you often had to move data from your hard drive bef...

On this day in 2006

Authentic WC2 Box Art Discovered
   While searching through his new stash, Joe came across a floppy disk with one lone file. It turned out to be the primary art file for the box cover of Wing Commander II! At 650x700 pixels, the image...

Controlled Carrier Sinking Brings Back WC Memories
   criticalmass was reading the news last week and caught a story about the sinking of the USS Oriskany. The aircraft carrier was sunk last Thursday as an alternative to being scrapped. It now sits on ...

On this day in 2005

Slovakian Novel Follow-up
   There were quite a few responses to our request for information about the Slovakian novels posted earlier this week. Apparently they were also released in the Czech Republic. AD was able to name them ...

Nanostray Appears At E3
   The photo of Nanostray was missing from yesterday's update so here it is. It's a new game for the Nintendo DS that we previously hadn't heard of. Chris got a chance to play it and says that it's a "sc...

On this day in 2004

New Space Sim First Look: Star Wolves
   Star Wolves is a space sim that's quietly been in developement for some time by Xbow Software and 1c Games Company. It's part space sim and part role playing game. Players control a party of up to s...

WC Fan Spoofes The Kilrathi
   Spoofe has done a rather sharp pencil sketch of a Kilrathi warrior. He made a careful note to describe his creation as depicting the Kilrathi from the games. I'd place it approximately as a Wing Com...

On this day in 2003

Wing Commander 2 Intro Divx'd
   The french site Nemoprod is hosting some video game intros in divx, including Wing Commander 2! Since some of you might not having a system for old games or the Kilrathi Saga, this is a little treat....

Wireless GBA Link Coming
   I noticed at PA that Triton Labs, makers of the amazing Afterburner light for the GBA (that is unfortunately collecting some dust since the SP came out), is now turning its attention to a wireless GBA...

WCPolaroids: Wilford (1/3)
   Straight from Captain Gleason in Mike Hammer, Private Eye to Captain Wilford in Wing Commander Prophecy! ...

On this day in 2001

SWC Character of the Day: Maverick
   I say Blair, you say Armstrong, lets call the whole thing off! ...

Trivia 3, Week 30
   If this week's trivia were a strength in centimeters of durasteel of a battleship, it might be the port or starboard armor of a Concordia class SuperCruiser.Welcome to Game Three, Week Thirty Trivia. ...

Have Spacesuit, Will Travel
   It's no WCMC, but I've accidentally created the first Wing Commander FPS game! I altered a Darkening saved game to allow you to play as one of the games laser-welding space-men... and you can journey ...

Standoff and Cheer!
   Eder's Wing Commander mod, now titled "Standoff", has a web page! Find out all about it at!...

There's Nothing He Krant Do
   Sadic has posted another one of his wonderful renderings to the Chat Zone -- this time, it's the Kilrathi KF-402 Krant class medium fighter! Check it out... he's just finished work on the WC2 Confeder...

A Lego to Stand On
   Couldn't load those Wing Commander Lego pictures before? Well, you can now! Bob McDob's updated his site with proper links... find them here....

Match Game '54!
   Can you properly match each Talon(?) to its faction? Send the answers to me if you want to win a GOLD STAR... answers posted on Tuesday! ...

Correction: UE Marches On
   An important follow-up to yesterday's report on Unknown Enemy: the Ralari model was made by Wildcat and is being converted to Prophecy by KillerWave and TigerShark. Credit where credit is due......

On this day in 1999

Boxed In
   Reel has posted the below thumbnail of the Wing Commander Movie box artwork... check it out, larger image when one becomes available. Ooh, and it appears that the movie is "an action packed thrill rid...

Our Daily Bread
   I've gotten a lot of worried mail from people over Origin's descision to farm out Wing Commander Online to some other company -- I should stress that this isn't necessarily a bad thing! For example, w...

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