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    Sep

    Popular video blogger

    Spoony

    recently dedicated his live stream gaming show to Wing Commander 3. He's dabbled in Wing Commander stuff over the years, so it's interesting to see his take here. Perhaps even more interesting are the live reactions from the audience. It's a credit to WC3's engaging FMV and spaceflight engine that it still holds up remarkably well nearly 25 years later. This also speaks to the pace of advancement in the early '90s. This came just a few years after WC1&2, yet it's often a significantly easier point of entry to the series due to how much more it resembles a modern game.

    We can also help clarify one mystery in the vid. At 1:30:30 he encounters a 'bug' where he appears to be zooming away from his target backwards. It looks like what happened was that he accidentally engaged auto slide (with the / key), which temporarily disables the atmospheric flight style and

  • 24

    Sep

    It's been a while since the GOG's last major sale, but they're holding an EA-specific this weekend. Wing Commander once again clocks in at about 70% off, but there are a few Origin games that come in even higher. The Crusader and Ultima games are 80% off, so it's a good time to round out your collection!

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    Week in Review

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    With the Alliance presidential race gathering speed, political journalist Vanya Driscoll has published an analysis in The Alliance Tribune:


    "The election of a new president is usually a ceremonial matter, during which voters select a public 'face' for the Alliance, but this year is a genuine power struggle – one that may have major consequences."


    "Elijah Beck is the only candidate who seems content with the status quo. By contrast, entrepreneur Fazia Silva promises to boost the economy and increase commerce. Her new financial policies have been welcomed by interstellar corporations and small businesses alike."


    "President Gibson Kincaid is causing the most controversy, however. His proposal that the role of president should include executive powers is being taken seriously by the Assembly. Kincaid claims that having a single controlling voice will enable the Alliance to 'challenge our

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    The sun was setting, lengthening the shadows and giving Starfleet Academy a beautiful, orange glow. This was Captain Anton Schaefer’s favorite time of day. Normally, it would be time to pack up, go home, maybe visit his favorite little Italian restaurant in North Beach, and see what kind of trouble he could get himself into. As a Starfleet Captain and an instructor at the Academy, it usually wasn’t much. Most nights, he would be about to order when a gaggle of his students would wander in, eyes wide that their teacher was a human being who had a social life, too. But tonight would be different. He loved that magic hour light, but it was getting too dim to see the mountain of paperwork he still had to go through before he could turn in for the night. “Computer, lights.” He said. There was a small buzz, and his office lit up with harsh, white light. He blinked and shook his head,

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    Sep

    The Libertas Cooperative has announced that its appeal for commodities has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community. Land enrichment systems, animal monitors, aquaponic systems and marine equipment were delivered to Ocrinox's Orbiter over the past week, allowing construction of a megaship where manatees will be farmed.


    With the initiative at an end, Progenitor Selena Conley of the Libertas Cooperative issued the following statement:


    "The people of Munshin, and our partners at Munshin Manatee Meat, extend the warmest of thanks to all pilots who supported our project. Increased production of manatee meat will give a much-needed boost to the Munshin system's economy."


    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Ocrinox's Orbiter in the Munshin system.

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    General: Resolved an issue which was blocking some people from spending Expertise after accumulating a large amount of it. Extended the Breach event by 1 day. Loriss now sells Bridge Officers to Jem’Hadar Captains. Resolved an issue that caused clipping when Jem’Hadar wore Iconian Resistance Arm Uppers. The Yamaguchi pylons no longer have a gap with the Narendra Nacelles. The New Orleans pylons no longer glow white from a distance. Systems: Resolved an issue that was causing the Lead Foot trait to not increase speed and turn while in Slipstream. Resolved an issue where Warp Cores would sometimes have their Warp Speed overridden by an Impulse Engine that has a slower Warp Speed. The Dominion Fleet Support and Photonic Fleet now spawn Dominion ships instead of True Way. The Klingon version of "Evaluate Cardassian Science Bridge Officer Applicant" was rewarding a Klingon

  • 20

    Sep

    Spacedock

    has profiled another Wing Commander vessel! The BWS Intrepid is the star this episode of "Sci-Fi Ships You've Never Heard Of." Daniel, the author, has a huge soft spot for the WC series, and he's especially fond of this one. He pulls from a mix of high res original renders and fan project shots for gorgeous exterior imagery, and he even goes inside to highlight the FMV sets built for WC4. While Spacedock is known for its videos on Star Wars, Star Trek and other mainstream media, they've recently kicked off a weekly Wednesday livestream of the WC series. They've just started WC3 and will move on the The Price of Freedom after that! Check them out on

    Twitch

    !

    I break down a ship I'm very fond of that might have escaped your attention.
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    Sep