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On this day in 2020

Ancient Camcorder Footage Sets Stage for WC Purchase
   Here's a weird nostalgia trip! This is a video recording of an old computer store circa 1991, and Wing Commander makes a handful of cameos throughout. We post a lot of retro stuff like this, but rar...

On this day in 2019

Graphics Tablet Unleashes New Wing Commander Artist
   Rear_Admiral_Platypus recently got a fancy digital sketch pad, and the first thing he set out to try his hand at were a variety of Wing Commander scenes. Up first is a stylized transport similar to a...

On this day in 2018

Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Alignment Chart
    This is pretty good... ...

On this day in 2017

Oof, Right in the Listicle
    The Animated Times is running one of those list articles that the kids today love: "15 Video Game Cartoons You Totally Forgot." Wing Commander Academy makes the list, at #15: The Wing C...

On this day in 2016

Fleet Action & Heart Of The Tiger Ebooks Partly Released!
   Been has officially listed Wing Commanders Fleet Action and Heart of the Tiger in its ebook store! Expect to see them show up for Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle and more on December 6, 2016. In the Bae...

On this day in 2015

Unknown Enemy Revamp Picks Up Steam
   The Wing Commander Unknown Enemy mod for SecretOps turns 15 next year. For some time now, the team has been wanting to release one last major update, to incorporate all the advances the modding commun...

On this day in 2014

Game Guides: Secrets of the Wing Commander Universe
   While it's not an official publication, Mark Minasi's Secrets of the Wing Commander Universe is one of the better written game guides out there. This labor of love was published by Sybex around 1994 a...

On this day in 2013

Wing Commander's a Hit!
   Privateer 2's release on GOG combined with a stellar sale on Wing Commander titles to create a wonderful looking sales chart today. WC games took the top six slots on the shooters' best selling list....

One More For The Confederation's Archives
   GOG took some more good screenshots for Priv 2, and we want to make sure they get saved and seen. It's also fun to see how exactly they summarize the key features. And this is a somewhat new method ...

On this day in 2012

Bridging The Gap
   Roberts Space Industries has posted a new fiction teaser, 2380: Together We Rise, about the unification of Earth in the 24th Century. There's also a beautiful closeup of the carrier's bridge and comm...

Does All That Armor Slow Them Down?
   ScoobyDoo's got two new models. The first one merges the Excalibur and Dragon fighters, which introduces a new variable into the long-running Dragon vs Excalibur debate. I would imagine the result i...

On this day in 2011

Six-Shooter Scares the Spacelanes
   Zohrath has completed another fantastic fighter from the original Wing Commander game. He's chosen the Jalthi as the first Kilrathi design of his latest batch. Check out the series of pictures below...

Treasures of the Archangel Quadrant: AI Fighters
   Today's Privateer 3 screenshots show an AI Vaktoth class light fighter in various stages of development--from the initial mesh through texturing to an action scene! It's not known if this is supposed ...

On this day in 2010

Inspiration & Gratitude Fuels Starcraft 2 Mod
   Here's another brief update on the Starcraft 2 mod by CptnEisen. He's got big plans, but the first playable map sounds like an Arena-themed mode similar to the Battlecruiser attack/defense in the XBo...

Last Chance to Grab Wing One!
    Don't forget to go and download the Wing One soundtrack ASAP! The Amie Street distributor is going offline by Wednesday, September 22, but you can still grab the whole album for less than $9 ...

On this day in 2009

Bengal Bombers Beat Baktosh's Brood
   Howard Day has built on his classic Concordia paint scheme and released shots of his awesome Broadsword painted in Tiger's Claw colors. It looks fantastic! He's also gone back to some of his earlier...

GamePro's Most Wanted Franchise Resurrections
   NuAngel also spotted an article over at GamePro. The magazine polled its editors about which classic series need to come back... and you can see where this is going. Of course, Wing Commander is at ...

On this day in 2008

Collateral Damage Sharpens Its Blade
   JasonRocZ recently spent quite a bit of time revising his Rapier Vanguard and has produced an impressive Rapier Blade. The new textures included here emphasize the stabilizers on the forward fuselage...

Star*Soldier Gloss: Page 39
   This is the Star*Soldier gloss for the Crusader page: CONCEPT: Most Origin games included this type of in-joke, if not in their manuals then in the games themselves. Voices of War advertised the B...

On this day in 2007

Standoff Episode 4 Dated
   Here's another important date for you to save: September 26th. The Wing Commander: Standoff mod team has announced that the penultimate episode of their game will be released then! Here's the official...

Special FX
   Start your weekend right - with the Wing Commander movie! American cable network FX is airing Wing Commander on Saturday, September 22nd at 9 AM... so tune in! Maybe someday it'll make its way to HDNe...

On this day in 2006

Meet The Saga Comm Officer
   WC Saga's Sphynx wants to show us this screenshot of their custom communications VDU. This guy will give you clearance to land and will presumably scream at you when your carrier is destroyed. ...

New Unified Tiger's Claw
   Lars has been working on a hybrid Bengal design that incorporates elements from Wing Commander 1, Academy TV and the movie. Not happy with the result so far, he's started over from scratch. This first...

On this day in 2005

Transports Ready For WC Tactics
   A new set of ships screenshots has been released for the WC Tactics mod. The game now has transports in the form of Draymen and Diligents. Chevieblazer's Drayman was inspired by Howard Day's high qu...

Lord of War Numbers Are In
   New movie Lord of War has just survived it's first weekend in the US, and it seems that it hasn't done too badly at all. The movie is just one of eight this year to list Chris Roberts as a producer. I...

On this day in 2004

Thomas Perl Fixes Up Privateer 2
   Just over a year ago, Thomas Perl released the first edition of his patch to run the DOS version of Privateer 2 inside Windows. It had problems - but they're now fixed! Version Thomas has released ver...

Ships of the Animated Series: Scimitar
   Our next series of Wing Commander Academy Ships of the Day will focus on those which originally appeared in the original 1990 Wing Commander. The CF-105 Scimitar-class Medium Fighter is the only sh...

On this day in 2003

Homeworld 2's Kinda Neat
   After playing Homeworld 2 a bunch, I realized how badly I'd actually like to play an updated Wing Commander mod. The gameplay is spread pretty well between small fighters are larger capships, and wit...

Freelancer Reckoning WC Mod On Hold
   Bob announced at Crius today that the Reckoning Freelancer WC mod is on indefinite hold for now. Well, for one thing, I completed everything I set out to do, with some notable exceptions. Almost ...

On this day in 2002

MovieFone Love for WC
   In its promotion for Ecks vs Sever, MovieFone asks "Which came first, the movie or the game?" After Tomb Raider, Resident Evil and others, Wing Commander is the final question. The fact ...

In Other News
   Speaking of Prinze, if you didn't catch it in the magazines, Freddie Prinze Jr. and his fiance Sarah Michelle Gellar of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" were married a few weeks ago. They recently starred ...

Wing Commander on German Television Tonight
   As Stardust made us aware last week and CFKoch reminded us today, don't forget to catch Wing Commander on the "Pro 7" network at 8:15 pm tonight. It appears to be the first television showing in Germ...

On this day in 1999

New WC Genre: Fan Crafts
   Ryan Lagasse, a student at the Art Institute of Seattle, created a Wing Commander coaster as a school project. Below are the instructions to make one yourself and the accompanying artwork. Well ...

New Zealand Movie Review
   Weng Foo "Penguin" Ong from Auckland sent in a summary of the movie experience from a New Zealand perspective.I saw it the first opportunity I got and can't say I was disappointed. I was particularl...

On this day in 1998

Just The Facts
   Have you been wondering about the exact stats of the new Dust Cannon? How about the Excalibur? Needed to know exactly how many Red Manta were attacking the Transport? Your wait is over. Hades and ...

Secret Opsticle
   He who brought life to the universe (Captain Johnny) sent me over a scan of an article on Secret Ops from an Austin newspaper. Check it out here. Below is Origin's Secret Ops team... ...

Mind More Missions?
   Wing Commander fanatic Dude sent me a series of missions for Wing Commander Prophecy he's created! In a moment of uniqueness, he's also made briefings! Get the missions here and the shockwave briefing...

LAME
   A shocked Death sent me a copy of PC Gamer's new "Top 50 Games of All Time" list... anyone care to guess where Wing Commander was? Amazingly enough, it'll take over 50 guesses, since not even one WC m...

InfoBursts Forth
   Ace reporter and radio personality Hadrian has put up the latest Infoburst! Head on over and check out a cool interview with Wing Commander composer George Oldziey....

Secret Ops on TV
   John Gilbert reports that this weeks episode of TV.com has a segment about Secret Ops, including an interview with one of its designers! TV.com has an article about SO on the web here....

Icon, I Really Con
   Responding to complaints that the SO icon could be better, Vesa Juusola designed a cool new one for everybody... check it out below, and grab it here. ...

15,000's a Charm
   Much like the casualty numbers from the Kilrathi war, the number of times Chris Reid has posted to alt.games.wing-commander is beyond my comprehension. Anyway, a hearty congratulations on reaching the...

Buy Now!
   Interested on getting your hands on some Gold? Of course, we're all anxiously awaiting its estimated October 14 release date... if you're desprate, however, you can preorder it from Electronic Arts! H...

One Point Five Three Mentality
   Man among men Thomas Bruckner has released the final version of his much lauded WCPEdit! Grab WPEdit 1.53 here, and be sure to install the patch, available here....


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