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On this day in 2017

Wing Commander Available Via Movies Anywhere
   Five of the biggest movie studios have surprisingly banded together to fix an annoying aspect of the digital age. As we accumulate movies across different platforms, our library gets scattered and we...

On this day in 2016

WCM Tape Conversion Complete!
   LOAF recently completed a very cool archiving project. Over a hundred tapes full of production material from the Wing Commander Movie have been digitized! They include a variety of things such as co...

On this day in 2015

Wing Commander Added To Amazon Prime Video Streaming
   There's another major resource out there for Wingnuts to get their Wing Commander Movie fix. The film was first added to Amazon's Unboxed service way back in 2006. Then it became a high definition I...

On this day in 2014

Fantastic Foundry Figures Featured For Fun
   Mwikan of The Redoubt has painted some pretty nifty Kilrathi fighters and is preparing them for battle at this year's Millennium Con (updated link). The gathering is dedicated to tabletop miniature g...

On this day in 2013

Test Fly a Hellcat V in Academy Now!
   HCl and Howard Day have released a playable preview of their Hellcat in Wing Commander Academy. Just unzip this file (115 k zip) into your WCA data directory. It will overwrite the game's Wraith, so...

On this day in 2012

Tiger's Claw Engines All Lit Up
    Highly skilled artists like Tim Peel are often obsessed with detail, and when an odd shadow was noted in his last wallpaper, it needed to be fixed! The updated image below now shows the main engine...

I Like Big Boosters and I Cannot Lie...
    Roberts Space Industries has posted two different articles that highlight the enemy fighter that's been featured so far in the new game. These shots specifically call out the big engines and numero...

On this day in 2011

A Rose By Any Other Nametag
   Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum has a cool treat for Wing Commander fans today--scans of name badge props used in Wing Commander IV! Name badges were worn by actors and extras throughout the game, wi...

On this day in 2010

Goodbye, Simon MacCorkindale
   Actor Simon MacCorkindale, known for his starring role in the British series Casualty, passed away on Thursday. He was 58. Wing Commander fans knew him best as Flight Boss Raznick in the Wing Commande...

Wing Commander IV Storyboards - Scene 24
   Scene 24 shows the conversation between Blair and Tolwyn on Orion as they watch the Vesuvius under construction; note how Blair is to be filmed on a spiral staircase, which seems like it would be unne...

On this day in 2009

Combat Scene Returns to Battle
   gr1mre4per hasn't forgotten about the cool space fight animation he was building a while back, and he's been hard at work again trying to expand and recreate the scene. The pictures below compare the...

Making the Game: Web Fiction - Episode 5
   Check out the sheer volume of "possible negative comments" that are options in this document. None of them are especially interesting and it's all a good indicator of why such a complex feature was dr...

On this day in 2008

Making the Games: Confederation Fighter
   This is the second set of Feng Zhu "concept" ships, commissioned for an unspecified Wing Commander title following the release of Secret Ops. These Confederation fighters are unlike any seen in other ...

Spector (Formerly) of the Gun has more happy press for Warren Spector, the celebrated world-builder who helped bring the original Wing Commander to life. The big news is something that anyone might have been able ...

On this day in 2007

Dabble In Dibb's Salvage
   Michelle D has whipped up some artsy Gratha shots, but there's more to these scenes than pretty pictures. Each image gets a Privateer-style narration as "Dibb's Salvage" evolves in the Fan ...

The Art of Wing Commander Arena - Part Ten
   This is the third of three Wing Commander III/IV ships updated for an early Wing Commander Arena concept. This is the Bearcat, which is unquestionably the most changed - it looks like a cross between ...

On this day in 2006

Pioneer Turret Interior Almost Finished
   Quite a bit of work has been done on the new turret cockpit for WC Pioneer over the last week. Tons of blinking lights have been added, VDUs are displaying data and space is visible outside the windo...

GameTap Holds Anniversary Sale
    To celebrate their first birthday, GameTap is offering 50% off their subscription rate when you prepay for an entire year. That works out to about $5 a month or $60 a year. The sale lasts un...

On this day in 2005

Examine The Evolution Of Space Sims
   Worf found an interesting article on the evolution of space combat simulations over at Arstechnica. It begins with the basic Space War concept pioneered in the 1960s, hits Elite in 1984 and ends with...

Check Out More CICs
   We're really happy that record numbers of people are visiting the CIC on a daily basis, and we'd like to take this opportunity to point out a few other space sim news sites and hubs that you might wan...

On this day in 2004

Now With Spit And Polish
   Lynx has put the finishing touches on the Arrow model for Wing Commander Saga. The picture shows what the ship looks like in-game, before the Freespace engine adds metal shine, glow and some darkening...

DragonCon Fan Galleries Online
   The DragonCon website has finally gotten around to adding attendee photo galleries from this year's event. You can find them here. The CIC's gallery is also listed. If you spot people in Wing Comma...

EA Conference Call Next Week
   Next Tuesday Electronic Arts is holding a conference call to discuss quarterly results. These are usually pretty interesting. Details can be found here. Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:00 pm Pacifi...

On this day in 2003

Casper Station's First Novel Project Complete
   XJ from Casper Station has completed Wing Commander DDX, his online novel project. All fourteen chapters are available online and ready for viewing. An updated special PDF version is in the works, a...

Cinescape Reviews Prophecy Advance
   Cinescape Games has chipped in with their Prophecy Advance review. I wondered how we'd missed this one so long, but it hasn't yet been up for a month yet. This one's a pretty late review, but better...

On this day in 2001

WC Community's Loss
   It has been brought to our attention by Christian Koch that the WCDC has had to close due to it outgrowing it's server. This is yet more evidence that the WC community is still alive and well, however...

Game of the Week (Last)
   Asher Cross (who didn't send his email address) contacted us to let us know that WC is game of the week over at MobyGames. Or it was, as it is now Game of Last Week, but you can see the feature's page...

On this day in 2000

Help Wanted
   Pedro of Unknown Enemy (which we must give credit for still existing after all this time) is looking for people to help the project...3D Artist - Preferably familiar with 3DS but not neccessary to con...

WingEDing It
   WCDC, in accordance with the new official process for producing fan projects, has posted an update on Thomas Bruckner's WingED (a Wing Commander EDitor) -- apparently progress is being made, and we sh...

On this day in 1999

Wing Commander for Argentina
   Lionel Caputo wrote to tell us that the WC movie is now out in Argentina. He even sent along a scan of a review of the movie. I was going quote parts of the review but thats a bit of a problem as you ...

   Philip Galberth noticed a review over on Avault for the upcoming game Tachyon. Its not just the name that is Wing Commander-ish as the reviewer points out... Surprisingly, however, the PC-based space ...

Zak Brings the House Down!
   Starsky Blackstone mixes with the stars. Work started today on the reconstruction of Cephalalgia stadium on Hermes, which partially collapsed while playing host to Rock hyperstar Zak Skintight and his...

On this day in 1998

For A Limited Time Only!
   The Secret Ops Site now reports that the game will only be available until the end of October. This finalizes Origin's original comment that Secret Ops would be available for a limited time only. Th...

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