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    May

    Nerds that Geek has posted a quick flashback on the majesty of Wing Commander 3. The article's not long, but it captures the essence of what made The Heart of the Tiger great. The author credits the game for kickstarting FMV and next-level storytelling in games without compromising on the gameplay. He leaves off by encouraging people to pick up a cheap digital copy and relive the adventure. That's advice we can certainly stand behind! Check the full piece

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  • 25

    May

  • 25

    May

    The Foundry is a special program within Star Trek Online that allows users to make their own episodes, playable by other Captains within STO. To access it, open your Mission Journal, and select “Foundry,” at the top. Every month, we like to spotlight a particularly interesting or unique mission for all of you to experience. This time, we’re spotlighting “AA: Starbase Invictus Social Map” by midnighttlc. (ID: ST-HBMSMG4XC) The Foundry, by its very nature, is not designed to create a social zone. That’s why what midnighttlc, better known to some as Admiral Aaron, has done here is pretty darned cool. Hang out in a social club, battle on a holodeck, and meet a host of interesting characters both original and based on the personas of your fellow players. (And one bartender based on a certain German Community Manager.) Bored with all the socializing? Summon a Borg raid to battle all

  • 25

    May

    Jem’Hadar Vanguard Starship Stats & Abilities The Vanguard Fleet is the personal detachment of Dominion starships and soldiers that accompany the changeling known as Odo. As one of the few Founders with an affinity for life as a solid, he has been placed in command of this fleet in an effort to combat the re-emerging Hur'q threat. Odo's time spent living among solids has given him a greater degree of empathy and understanding for the sanctity of life, including those of his loyal Jem'Hadar soldiers. As such, he has commanded that additional resources and research be pooled toward increasing the Vanguard's technological and logistical superiority, with the purpose of ensuring a greater chance of victory, and reducing or eliminating Dominion casualties. All of the following starships are available now by purchasing the Gamma Vanguard Bundle, and will be available for in-game claim as soon

  • 25

    May

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    May

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    May

    The operation to recover survivors and salvage from a convoy that was attacked in the core systems has been brought to a halt. Search-and-rescue teams from United Carnoeck for Equality were assisted by scores of independent pilots.


    Security Chief Tal Woźniak thanked those who participated:


    "Many of the convoy's crew members owe their lives to the Commanders who brought them to safety. We have also recovered data from the attack, which will help us track down and wipe out the pirate group responsible, hopefully before they massacre more innocents."


    Pilots who contributed to the operation can now collect their rewards from Bacon City in the Carnoeck system.


  • 25

    May

    Los Chupacabras, an independent faction based in the LFT 926 system, has announced plans for a musical event known as the Jailhouse Rock and Blues Music Festival.


    A spokesperson for the group issued the following statement:


    "Our hope is that this will be the greatest music festival this side of Sagittarius A*. To quote Plato: 'Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything'."


    In support of the event, Los Chupacabras have placed an open order for quantities of beer, tobacco, coffee and narcotics, and have promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Meredith City in the LFT 926 system.


    The campaign begins on the 24th of May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

  • 25

    May

    The campaign to supply a scientific project in Colonia has now concluded. Hundreds of independent pilots made the journey to deliver microresources to the Colonia Co-operative in the Coeus system.


    Professor Alexei de la Vega, in charge of the research project, made this statement:


    "These vital materials will allow us to establish a framework for how the region can expand. Thank you to everyone who has helped to chart a roadmap for Colonia's future."


    Pilots who contributed to the project can now collect their rewards from Foster Terminal in the Coeus system.

  • 25

    May

    Authorities in the T'iensei system have reported a sharp increase in the number of criminals operating in the area. Reports indicate that the agitators are attacking pilots travelling in the system, disrupting trade and generally causing discord.


    To counter this threat, the Autocracy of T'iensei has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Dzhanibekov Port.


    The campaign begins on 24th of May 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

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    May

    Captains! An urgent message has come in from fleet headquarters! For a limited time, from May 24th at 8am PT to May 28th at 10 am PT, we’re putting all packs in the C-store on Sale for 20% off! Now is the time to get all the items you need in a bundle for an excellent price! Don’t wait! .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 { background-position: 0 60%; } .share-footer .FO { background-position: 0 80%; } .FB:hover { background-position:

  • 24

    May

    Victory is Life, the newest expansion to Star Trek Online, takes Captains beyond the wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant, on an incredible adventure featuring 12 actors from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine reprising their roles including Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys, Rene Auberjonois as Odo, and Armin Shimerman as Quark. For the first time, step into the shoes of a warrior of the Dominion and create a Jem’Hadar Captain to explore and battle in the Final Frontier. The entire Gamma Quadrant will become a battlefield in our new sector-wide Battlezone, and Captains will be able to raise their level to 65. We’re happy to announce that all of these amazing adventures and more will be coming to PC on June 5th, and later this summer on Xbox One and Playstation 4. Get ready to adventure in the Gamma Quadrant, Captains. Victory is Life. .share-footer a { margin: 20px 10px 10px 0;

  • 24

    May

    Check out this pre-release screenshot from Privateer 2 that AD discovered and compare it to one from the final game. The UI isn't as developed, ship icons are in color, BUY/SELL is named TRANS-ACT... and all of the ships have different names: JACKAL becomes Straith, FLEA becomes Shaman and MANTIS becomes Icarus. MULE and CORSAIR don't match ships in the finished game! Most interesting: your ship isn't pictured but is listed as a "TIGER SHARK." That's not in the final game, but it IS referenced in passing twice in the flavor text. Melissa Banks is said to fly a Tiger Shark named Fatale (she flies a Faldari when you rescue her).

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    This was part of the CD-ROM Interactive Entertainment previews recently discovered. It's worth comparing side by side here in greater detail, because the differences are so cool!
  • 24

    May

    Dennis Mull came across a hardware setup from the mid '90s that's a pretty neat time capsule of the era. The Quickshot "Squadron Commander" QS-202 is a very early example of a Hands-On Throttle And Stick (HOTAS). Lots of joysticks at the time were sold as "compatible with Wing Commander," and this one includes pre-programmed controls for Wing Commander, Wing Commander 3 and Strike Commander. Given the rapid pace of PC advancement during that time, it's pretty cool that you could regularly find equipment that worked with all of these games. The box even advertises Windows 95 compatibility. And there's lots of other titles besides the WC series listed on the box, which gives you an idea of how popular the flight sim genre was at the time. TheSynrgy also put together a cool unboxing of the unit if you'd like to see more!

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  • 24

    May

    The

    Composers Play

    podcast's latest episode is about Wing Commander 3. Scott Tobin interviews the original composers of major video games in his series of video game shows, and he's got George Oldziey on the line for this one. There's lots of great backstory about how Mr. Oldziey got involved with Wing Commander and what it means to him to be supporting the fans still after all these years. It's definitely worth a listen! Check it out below, and if you like this one, their previous episode was about the

    Crusader

    series with composer Andrew Sega.

    Composers Play - "Wing Commander 3" with the composer George Oldziey!

    Apologies about the audio at the beginning. Check out and support George's music.