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  • 26

    May

    Fans watching yesterday's episode of

    All Wings Considered

    got a glimpse at LOAF's awesome new Thrakhath pillow. Wingnuts who wanted to grab one for themselves can find the product at Society6

    here

    . There's actually a pile of different products you can get, so if you needed a Kilrathi wall clock, handbag or hoodie, you're in luck! There's also a 30% off coupon if you sign up for their email list.

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  • 26

    May

  • 25

    May

    There has been much speculation about starship technician Gan Romero, whose dreams are believed to have directed him to steal a ship from a starport hangar.


    On the Rewired network, independent journalist Flint 'Firemaker' Lafosse offered this analysis:


    "Romero's dream journal entries were very similar to Jasmina Halsey's visions after the Starship One incident three years ago. Was this lowly grease monkey in touch with the same 'caretakers of our galaxy' that Halsey claims spoke to her?"


    "Sure, it could be coincidence. Maybe even a shared psychological disorder. But it seems possible that Halsey and Romero were telepathically contacted by the same incorporeal intelligence."


    "You can see why they might want to talk to a Federal president. But a starport technician? What's so special about Romero? If he's telling the truth then who knows how many more ordinary people have heard these

  • 24

    May

  • 24

    May

    We were incredibly excited to have Rekha Sharma, the talented actress behind Commander Ellen Landry, come to Cryptic Studios to record her lines for Rise of Discovery. While she was here, she took a break from recording to sit down with Ambassador Kael and walk through the Discovery sets we’ve recreated in the game, while also answering some of your questions. Take a look: .share-footer a { margin: 20px 10px 10px 0; background: url(d7afaaa14e96d0d973f76157ae31ec5b1466398539.png) no-repeat 0 0; opacity: .5; display: inline-block; height: 60px; width: 60px; padding: 0; border: 1px solid transparent; -webkit-transition: opacity .3s; transition: opacity .3s; } .share-footer .TI { background-position: 0 20%; } .share-footer .YT { background-position: 0 40%; } .share-footer .YT { background-position: 0 40%; } .share-footer .TW {

  • 24

    May

    The latest episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which features news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week's Nav Points include:

    • Maxing out our Tarsus in PRIVATEER!
    • Learn to identify the pirate clans
    • Privateer 2 ship of the week: the Shaman

    Missed the stream? The replay will be available below once it has been processed by YouTube. You can subscribe to the AWC channel for future notifications here.

  • 23

    May

  • 23

    May

    20% Ship Sale!

    From May 23rd at 8am PT to May 28th at 10am PT, we are having a 20% ship sale. Enjoy not just a discount on our ships, but fleet modules, dry dock slots and ship upgrade tokens as well! Have you been eyeing a new ship or ship bundle in the C-store? Now is the time to grab the ship you've always dreamt of commanding! All ships and dry dock slots in the C-Store are 20% off. This includes bundles which are comprised only of ships. This does not include bundles that have items other than ships in them. The ship upgrade token, ship upgrade token bundle, and the fleet module are all 20% off as well. .share-footer a { margin: 20px 10px 10px 0; background: url(d7afaaa14e96d0d973f76157ae31ec5b1466398539.png) no-repeat 0 0; opacity: .5; display: inline-block; height: 60px; width: 60px; padding: 0; border: 1px solid transparent;

  • 23

    May

    Zen Charge Bonus!

    We have exciting news! Captains on PC will be able to enjoy a bonus on purchased ZEN! Is there a ship in the C-Store that is tempting you? Now is the perfect opportunity to grab ships, keys, and whatever else has caught your eye. From May 23rd at 9am PT to May 28th at 9am PT, Captains will earn an extra bonus on purchased ZEN when you charge through Direct Credit Card, PayPal, Skrill, BoaCompra, Xsolla, Paysafecard, or Steam. *Please note that this Charge Bonus offer is ONLY available for the following payment processors: Direct Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover) PayPal Skrill BoaCompra Xsolla Paysafecard Steam .share-footer a { margin: 20px 10px 10px 0; background: url(d7afaaa14e96d0d973f76157ae31ec5b1466398539.png) no-repeat 0 0; opacity: .5; display: inline-block; height: 60px; width: 60px; padding: 0;

  • 23

    May

    Temporal Anomalies have opened a hole to an alternate universe, one with a fantastic sale, Captains. But this Flash Sale will only be available for a limited time – from 8am 5/23 - 8am 5/24 PT, on PC. Hurry and grab yourself some items at a one of our largest discounts ever, before the portal shuts and it’s all lost. Today’s Flash Sale is: Save 30% on Keys! Keyring Bundle! Get your hands on this special bundle of twenty master keys, and an Ultimate Tech Upgrade! Don’t wait! The Flash Sale Anomaly can be gone before you know it! .share-footer a { margin: 20px 10px 10px 0; background: url(d7afaaa14e96d0d973f76157ae31ec5b1466398539.png) no-repeat 0 0; opacity: .5; display: inline-block; height: 60px; width: 60px; padding: 0; border: 1px solid transparent; -webkit-transition: opacity .3s; transition: opacity .3s; } .share-footer .TI {

  • 23

    May

    General: Resolved an issue that was causing unbound Duty Officers to become bound after completing an assignment. This will also unbind any Duty Officers that were affected by this issue. Resolved several areas where console interacts were not available to interact with during various Episodes. Time in a bottle and Coliseum are amongst the various Episodes that had been affected. Resolved an issue that was causing various parts of Jem’Hadar EV suits to be missing. Resolved an issue that was causing the Civilian Doff icon to not show for Dominion Players. Resolved an issue that would sometimes prevent the Covert Assault Drone from vanishing once the power expired. Resolved an issue that caused the Competitive Reputation Shield Visuals to display incorrectly in some cases. Content: Set the new Discovery episodes to not be "always available" (e.g. you

  • 23

    May

    Fans have recently rallied to save The Tick after its cancellation by Amazon Studios last week. The superhero show stars François Chau, among many others, who played Vagabond in Wing Commanders 3 and 4. He's been a big voice in the campaign to bring the show back, and he's gotten some major support from Mark Hamill. Far from being a lost cause, the show's creator and cast have announced that they are signed on for more episodes, and their production partners are reportedly looking for another network willing to air a third season. Amazon Prime subscribers can catch the highly rated show for free on Prime Video. Mr. Chau continues to be active in a wide variety of sci-fi shows from Stargate SG1 to Lost to The Expanse to the new X-Files, but it's neat to see him remember his Wing Commander roots like this!


    Hey Mark! This is your old pal Vagabond from our Wing Commander days. A big

  • 23

    May

    Here's another nifty teaser for the

    WC4 Remaster

    fan project. We saw DefianceIndustries' immersive

    Hellcat cockpit

    a couple months back, and now

    Pedro

    has integrated it into game for the first time. It demonstrates a neat effect with the game's familiar HUD being projected in front of the cockpit glass. There appear to be some nice lighting effects as well. The team cautions that there's still a lot of work to go, but things already look promising!

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    First in-game shot of the cockpit. Still early days
  • 22

    May

    Resist the Borg!

    Second Officer’s Log, Supplemental My third night shift with the conn has been rather sedate thus far. Several members of the command staff are enjoying some off-duty entertainment in Holodeck Two; I believe it has something to do with a peculiar form of Terran mythology from the 20th century known as “super heroics.” The captain seemed amused by my tactical suggestions for the event, particularly regarding the inefficiency of capes in close combat situations. “All decks have reported in,” Ensign Chen said from the Operations station. “We’re ready to begin the system maintenance sweep at your command.” Second Officer Stoln nodded from the center chair while calling up a display to monitor the procedure. “Very well, Ensign. Begin the procedure, starting with deck 30.” The young Vulcan officer studied the holographic readout emitted from the command chair’s

  • 22

    May

  • 20

    May

    There’s a new craze sweeping the galaxy, and it’s cold weather gear! For reasons beyond the understanding of the higher ups at the Alliance, soldiers have been gathering in small groups and taking pictures of themselves in the frozen wastelands about the galaxy in their best winter getups. And we want you to join in, too! From May 20th to June 3rd, take a screenshot of your character and their bridge officers on the brand new Priors’ World Character Select Screen, and send it to community@crypticstudios.com, with the subject line, “Winter Gear Contest.” Make sure you put together your favorite gear – our artists will be picking the winner based on the coolest costume you can put together. The grand prize winner will receive an STO prize package that contains: A retail copy of the game, signed by STO developers An MSD poster of the Defiant, signed by STO developers The

  • 20

    May

    It's been quite a while since we regularly

    covered new space sims

    as they were introduced, but the industry has still been hard at work putting them together. We're going to try to get back into sharing interesting ones that we come across now and then, which leads us to

    Between the Stars

    . The game generates random universes, allows for lots of ship customization and is centered around a big single player story. A ship is outfitted with a variety of systems and multiple crew members, and characters are at risk of permadeath based on the decisions you make. Perhaps most importantly, combat looks pretty neat! Check it out below or find it on

    Steam

    .

    Between the Stars is a space action video game with traces of RPG, management and roguelike elements. In it, we’ll live our adventure advancing in the universe and upgrading our ship, Captain and crew in order to be able to withstand the
  • 20

    May

    Up tonight is a fantastic piece of art by

    tkdrobert

    . This one features a pair of Morningstars zooming away from the Concordia or another Confederation class dreadnought set against a colorful backdrop. Although the final results almost look like a painting, the scene was 3D rendered with

    Klavs' models

    as a starting point. tkdrobert has done some nice retouching to give it a cool stylized look. Check out more of his work

    here

    .

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    Rendered in Daz3D (IRAY) with post-work done in Photoshop.
  • 19

    May

  • 18

    May