Following good news with good, TeamXbox has posted a new preview of Wing Commander Arena. It gives descriptions for every game mode, talks about fighting 'bots and confirms what we've noticed in recent screenshots - that the game is a lot more polished than it was three months ago. Most importantly, it reveals for the first time all of the game's Achievements. For those unfamiliar with Xbox games, Achievements are special graphical awards unlocked for accomplishing various in-game feats, similar to winning medals in Wing Commander I... except everyone can view your accomplishments online!
Hot Dog: Complete each Ring Game difficulty level. (20 points)
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Commando: Earned Commando Tattoo (15 Frags in a Melee Match). (10 points)
Dogfight: Shot down first pilot in an Xbox Live game. (10 points)
Ace: Defeat 5 ships in a Ranked Xbox Live match without respawning. (20 points)
Untouchable: Reach wave 10 in Gauntlet without ever taking damage to your hull. (20 points)
TCS Tiger’s Claw: Compete in a 16-player Capital Ship game. (10 points)
Hibernation: Reach a streak of 5 in a Bearpit game. (20 points)
Gunfighter: Win a Ranked Duel with each ship type. (20 points)
Navigator: Travel through every gold jump gate in the game. (10 points)
Retro: Reach wave 20 in Meteor Storm. (10 points)
Paladin: Shoot down 1000 pilots on Xbox Live. (30 points)
Deathstroke: Finish in first place in any Ranked Free-for-All match. (20 points)
Retro Gamers Connect with Wing Commander 3
Retro Game Connect has a new episode, and it's all about Wing Commander 3. RGC is a show that we can really identify with - just a couple of nerdy guys talking about the good old days of classic gaming. This is their 184th episode, and they're actually new to The Heart of the Tiger. (2019-02-23)
Differences a True Collector Would Love
Red-Jackal recently posted a neat 1993 Privateer advertisement from Computer magazine. We've shown it off before, or so I thought, so I almost passed it by. It is a little bit sharper than the one we have in the archive though, so I decided to take a second look. (2019-02-22)
All Wings Considered - Episode 1 - LIVE!
The first episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which will feature news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week we're taking on ground missions in Wing Commander IV and talking about the first four chapters of the novel End Run with members of the community. (2019-02-21)
Streaming Live Thursday!
Our kickoff episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is nearly here! Be sure to tune in on Thursday, February 21st, at 7 PM Eastern (4 PM Pacific) to watch our live streaming Wing Commander show. This works out to Midnight GMT, which we know is late on a school night, so the archived recording will be available later. (2019-02-20)
Wing Commander Enters the Retro Zone
Pix recently came across a pretty neat article in the UK magazine PC Zone. I really like it's graphical layout with the Dralthis overflying the slick text. The author is a big fan of the WC series and uses it as an example for awesome '90s games that were outside the realm of his usual fare. (2019-02-19)