Black Friday is upon us, so here's a quick roundup of some of the Wing Commander gifts you can give to friends (or yourself!). This list is just the official products that are actively for sale, but hundreds of different things are still available on eBay. One notable absence this year is the Wing Commander Movie being taken out of print. With the transfer of film rights reverting back to Chris Roberts, the Blu-ray and DVD are no longer being printed, and the Amazon/iTunes digital copies are no longer available for sale. This newfound scarcity has pushed physical copies of the BRD up to the $90-150 range, so count yourself lucky if you already own one. If you don't already have Academy on DVD for $8, now's your chance. Don't let that one catch you off guard when it's no longer available!
On the other hand, the Baen books lineup is now complete with End Run finally becoming commercially available as an ebook. GOG is also in the throes of its Black Friday sale with the WC series coming in at 75% off, which brings each package down to $1.50. This is a really good price, although there's a chance their forthcoming Winter Sale could knock a few more cents off them... if you're still on the fence about this whole Wing Commander thing.
Kilrathi Invade German Convention
There's more Wing Commander cosplayers out there than we thought! st3lt3k found a pair of Kilrathi warriors who were on the scene at the Stuttgart Comicon just last year. A casual observer might be excused for thinking these are space cats from another series, but upon closer inspection, there are Kilrathi symbols on their shoulder patches and Kilrathi text on the front of their costumes. (2018-12-13)
WCSO Model Upgrade Pack Gets Enhanced Lighting & Bigger Better Models
We've got several new updates to share on the Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack today. DefianceIndustries is working hard to prep the next big update to the playable test package. In addition to a variety of incremental improvements and graphical refinements, it will also feature a cool lighting upgrade made in conjunction with Dark Sentinel and Pedro. (2018-12-12)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Skill Tree
Now how do we weaponize this for the cockpit? (2018-12-11)
Discover The Darkening Under Development
Here's a neat Privateer 2 preview that Pix recently found. It's from the September 1995 edition of PC Home. This was just before the game officially became a Privateer title, but the article draws the connection that The Darkening's existence owes itself to Wing Commander 3 & 4's live video success. (2018-12-10)
Space Gets More Crowded in Homeworld Mod
The latest addition to the Homeworld Remastered Mod is both beautiful and deadly. L.I. (2018-12-09)