Our new poll asks which simulator in Wing Commander was your favorite. What's the best way to train for upcoming battles with pirates, Kilrathi or Nephilim without risking your life in the process? The classic TrainSim aboard the Tiger's Claw was the very first cockpit that a generation of pilots saw in 1990, but the Academy CyberSchool's holographic simulator is the most flexible simulation around. Wing Commander 3 and Prophecy's sims provide pilots with elaborate mission objectives to complete, while Academy Training in the Wing Commander card game also gave pilots the nerves to ignore Kilrathi taunts. Not all practice goes as planned however. Wing Commander 4 and the Academy TV show showed us that simulated combat in outer space could lead to a few surprises.
Our traditional January 1st poll asks Wingnuts to think about what they expect in the year ahead. Although not everyone is as optimistic as we are, the percentage of fans with a positive outlook has doubled in the last couple years. New releases like Wing Commander on the PSP, the Homeworld WC4 mod and WC Saga's Prologue shocked a lot of fans, and we're confident that even bigger and better things will arrive this year.