We've got a little bit of a news backlog to cover over the next few days, and up first is Gamespot's latest TenSpot list. Sometimes they're hit and miss, but they have a real winner this time. Quite a few people noticed Mariko "Spirit" Tanaka was recognized as one of the top ten most outstanding female characters of all time in a computer game. They've written up a nice summary of her role in Wing Commander. She's my most favorite female WC character, and apparently many have the same feeling. The feature begins here and you can find Spirit's page here. There's also a ballot to vote on your own favorites.