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On this day in 2020

GOG Lunar New Year Sale Cuts WC Price 75%
   Good Old Games is celebrating the lunar new year with a big sale on the WC series (and 1500 other games). We're happy to see the super low prices, since each discount means more people get a chance t...

On this day in 2019

New Gemini Sector RPG Begins Preflight Checks
    Iceblade is looking at setting up a new dynamic WC RPG and is now polling for interest. He's got extensive experience in past role playing games including both MUSH and Forums based adventure...

On this day in 2018

Homeworld Mod Gets Even Smarter
   L.I.F. has been making great progress with AI recently, and this helps put the next release of the Homeworld Remastered Mod on track. In particular, they're getting good at firing the game's new miss...

On this day in 2017

Hip '90s WC3 Ad Entices Playstation Fans
   This past weekend we posted a nifty German edition of WC4 that was new to us, and now there's a cool ad for WC3 Playstation that we hadn't seen before either. FMVStory found this play on "softwear" t...

On this day in 2016

Classic Opponents Engage In Aerial Dogfight
   NinjaLA has combined two of the most iconic Wing Commander ships into one pretty nifty sketch. He's gotten some practice making both Dralthi and Hornets look really good lately, so it's no surprise t...

On this day in 2015

Annual Contest Voting In Full Swing
   This is a reminder that the polls are still open for the CIC's Website & Fan Project of the Year awards. For a full rundown of the nominees and what made them stand out in 2014, check the original po...

On this day in 2014

RPS Reviews WC2
   James Reeve tipped us off about a new review of Wing Commander 2 by gaming site Rock, Paper, Shotgun. We've seen a few of these retro reviews pop up in the news over the last few months, but this one...

On this day in 2013

Excalibur Fix Gets Pilots Flying Again
   Clever Wingnut Luke has fixed a tricky WC Saga bug that's previously been described as "almost impossible to reproduce and fix." The issue involved corruption of the player's profile that stripped th...

On this day in 2012

Contrasting Designs Added to Growing Fleet
   CMDBob has completed two new ships: the Dorkir transport and Arrow light fighter. Bob is using some new rendering techniques here, and the result delivers a great cross between animated and metallic ...

On this day in 2011

WCTOO Wants You Too
   There's a new test game of Wing Commander TacOps in the works, so now's your chance to get in on a preview of the action. The game will begin as soon as the new tailing feature is added, which could ...

Curious About Curiosity?
   The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has set up an awesome webcam to view the construction of their next Mars rover in real time. Check out the UStream feed to see work as it progresses. The Mars Scie...

On this day in 2010

Adventurous Wing Commander Review
   Adventure4Life has a Youtube channel where he posts video game reviews, focusing mostly on classic titles from the adventuring genre. For his latest creation, he instead examines the original Wing Com...

On this day in 2009

WCPedia IRC Conference Reminder
   Here's a reminder about the IRC conference this weekend concerning the encyclopedia project. The event begins online in #Wingnut at 2 pm Eastern US time on Sunday, January 25, 2009. Hopefully the earl...

Prophecy Upgrade Packs A Punch
   The CIC has too much bandwidth left over for January '09, and one of the best ways to help us get rid of it is to download the Prophecy DVD upgrade. With a few large files and some easy instructions,...

On this day in 2008

WC: Collateral Damage Enters The Arena
   JasonRocz is working on a new fan project that aims to bridge the gap between Secret Ops and Arena. Wing Commander: Collateral Damage will feature a number of designs from the recent Xbox Live Arcade ...

The Art of Wing Commander Arena - Part Fifty-Nine
   One of the most unfortunate 'time and budget' cuts from Arena was the game's avatar system. It would originally have had a character generator which made 3D avatars for individual players... which wou...

On this day in 2007

Eloquent Pilots Wanted
    Big established projects aren't the only ones that could use Wingnut voice actors. If you've got a microphone handy from Saga or Standoff's recent rounds of audio sampling, WingFan could use ...

Ultima Online Town Halls Starting Up Again
    Electronic Arts and EA Mythic are rededicating themselves to Origin's Ultima Online through a new series of Town Halls. Nine events have been announced so far for 2007, beginning with one in ...

On this day in 2006

Lego Fighters Raid The News
   The Lego Dragon from last week has spawned two siblings. Staruss pointed out his second creation, a Razor Light Fighter. Pictures of it are a bit blurry, but you can find more here. He must have a l...

Half Page Thrakhaths Ruled The Day
   Cyberion found a neat old review of Wing Commander 2 in German scanned by It was written by PC Joker in the summer of 1991. WC2 received an 86% score and a great looking double page sp...

On this day in 2005

Put Banshees On Your Background
   Once again Cyberion has been busy in his workshop, and has produced this wallpaper depicting a wing of Banshees heading away from a planet. I assume there's a station or a carrier in the area since Ba...

WCU Project Gives Screenshot Overdose
   Over on the forums in this thread, the WC Universe project team have been wearing out their screenshot keys with a huge amount of publicity screenshots. Taken at 1600x1200 resolution with pretty much ...

On this day in 2004

Hey, It's A New Space Sim
   It looks like there's another Privateer themed space sim on the horizon. Perhaps this is a sign that this particular subgenre is doing a little bit better since Freelancer. This one's called Project...

Dragon*Con Prices Jump Soon
   Dragon*Con 2004 ticket prices are set to rise to $60 in about two weeks. Until February 13 you have the option to get a four-day pass for $50. If you're debating whether or not to attend, now's the ...

On this day in 2003

Wing Commander DVD on Sale at Fred Meyer
   Did you know was a valid domain? It redirects to the Fox Home Entertainment website. JustinS reports that the Fred Meyer/Kroger chain of department stores have recently gotten a...

Old Gaming-Age Reviews Back Online
   One of my favorite general gaming websites, Gaming Age, has recently uncovered its old review archive and put a number of classic reviews back online. You can find Wing Commander 4, Prophecy, Prophec...

WCPolaroids: Extras (4/16)
   From left to right: Confed Pilot #1, "Lisa", Confed Pilot #2 and the dispassionate guy from yesterday. ...

On this day in 2002

Almost There!
   Thursday got you down? Well, here's one worry of your mind: The Fatman's Wing Commander sountrack CD is still on its way! We were all a little worried when nothing was heard about it for a while... bu...

Newsflash: No Flash
   Here's one no one would have expected -- Origin has finally replaced their web site. What's good? No more Flash! What's not so good? They deleted their excellent tech support pages in the process! Luc...

On this day in 2001

Wing Commander Movie Tracks Could Be Rereleased
   LeHah read in a recent BBC interview that David Arnold will be releasing a "Best of David Arnold" CD. Arnold was the main man behind the incredible Movie soundtrack theme. It's possible some of the ho...

Starlancer Keyboard Cover in the Works
   A quick look over at the Control Zone Interactive website shows that they'll be releasing a keyboard cover for Starlancer soon. They're those plastic sheets you put over a regular keyboard to label ea...

Happy Birthday - Part Three
   One more time. Today Matthew Lillard, who played Maniac in the WC Movie turns thirty-one years old. This year he'll be starring as the one and only Shaggy in the upcoming live action Scooby Doo movie ...

On this day in 2000

Alternate Versions Page Now Available
   Shawn Furniss noticed that the IMDB entry for Wing Commander now has a link to an "Alternate Versions" page. There's no new info from our point of view, but the page does do a nice job of outlining s...

Wing Commander to be Released in Switzerland Soon
   I'm not exactly clear on whether this is video or theater, but it looks like theater to me. C├ędric Wasser let us know about They report a February 25 release date for Wing Commander. You ...

Gamasutra on Massively Multiplayer Games
   There's an article at Gamasutra on the future of gaming. It primarily focuses on predicting where massively multiplayer games will go. You can find the article here. It goes on for quite a bit, but...

Yummiechow Announces Third Quarter Losses
   Industry analyst Derwin Bedloe reports. Food manufacturers Yummichow Inc. yesterday revealed record losses for the third fiscal quarter. Chairman Alson Olver blamed the shortfall on the failure of the...

On this day in 1999

Double Digits
   Another milestone for Trivia Game Two.. our tenth week. It's never too late to start in. You can find Week Ten Questions here....

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