One Of The Best PC Games Of All Time Is Now Free

Origin's "On The House" deal, which randomly gives away free PC games, is doing a very good thing today, because it's giving away Wing Commander III. One of the greats. » 8/05/14 9:30pm 8/05/14 9:30pm

No New Wing Commander Games? Let's Remake The Music Instead.

Here's a Kickstarter that's speaking directly to both my 14 and 33 year-old self: composer George Oldziey is looking for the money to go back and re-record a bunch of Wing Commander music, and this time do it right. » 3/06/14 11:30pm 3/06/14 11:30pm

Wing Commander is once again complete. With today's release of Wing Commander: Armada on GOG, each and every title from the classic space sim series has now been modernized for today's PCs. Well, except for Wing Commander Arena. But it's probably better that way. » 11/21/13 8:00am 11/21/13 8:00am

​The Prettiest Space Game in Years Might Never Come to Consoles

When you're behind the game that's broken all sorts of records for crowd-funding—$27,689,361 and counting—you can do what you want when it comes to the hardware that said title will show up on. Cloud Imperium founder Chris Roberts says that Star Citizen "will NEVER be dumbed down for a lesser platform." And yeah, by… » 11/18/13 1:00pm 11/18/13 1:00pm

When Losing A Game Actually Means Something

Death or defeat in a video game is normally something to be glossed over, brushed aside as you continue (or repeat) a stage on your way to inevitable victory. A quick "GAME OVER" screen, maybe a prompt or two, then you're back into the action. » 7/15/13 12:00am 7/15/13 12:00am

Wing Commander’s Spiritual Sequel Sets a New $5.7 Million Video Game…

Want proof that people want to soar through the cosmos in video games again? The people who've helped Chris Roberts' upcoming space sim Star Citizen smash through more than $5.7 million of crowdfunding pledges are giving doubters all the evidence they might need. That's more than any other video game project has… » 11/19/12 9:30am 11/19/12 9:30am

Here’s an Extended Cut of That Dazzling Squadron 42 Trailer

Chris Roberts want his next game universe to be big. You get a better sense of the scale that the Wing Commander creator is going for in the longer version of the trailer that ran this morning. This edit shows off a bit more of the ships and dogfights in the Squadron 42 slice of the Star Citizen gameworld. It… » 10/10/12 3:20pm 10/10/12 3:20pm

You Loved Wing Commander. Now Meet Wing Commander's 21st-Century…

Somebody needs to get the President, Mitt Romney and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a room and show them the next game from the creator of Wing Commander. Because the awesomeness on display in Star Citizen is a brilliant argument for why mankind needs to be in space. » 10/10/12 10:00am 10/10/12 10:00am

Wing Commander's Creator is Getting Back Into Video Games

Chris Roberts is one of my gaming heroes. I grew up on games like Wing Commander, Strike Commander and Pacific Strike, hooked on Roberts' insistence that PC games could make story and dialogue as important as visuals and mechanics. » 9/10/12 11:00pm 9/10/12 11:00pm

Paul Steed, Artist on Wing Commander and Quake Series, Dies

Paul Steed, an artist whose video game career spanned design, publishing and even console development, died unexpectedly, according to The Jace Hall Show. Steed was perhaps best known for work on Wing Commander and Quake and also for controversies arising in his time ad id Software. » 8/11/12 2:00pm 8/11/12 2:00pm

That Time a Porn Star Appeared in a Video Game About Giant Space Cats

Like anyone else who played PC games in the early 1990s, I was, and still am, madly in love with Wing Commander III » 6/25/12 11:00pm 6/25/12 11:00pm, perhaps the finest moment of the period's fixation with using real actors.

Fan-Made Wing Commander Game Can Go Forward, but It's Not Endorsed by EA

A fan-engineered sequel to the long dormant Wing Commander series is known to Electronic Arts, and all of the franchise's rights holders, but they are taking no action to shut down its development. That said, they don't officially or unofficially endorse the game. » 3/18/12 5:00pm 3/18/12 5:00pm

Space Combat Sim SOL: Exodus Launches on Steam January 25

Inspired by space sim classics like Wing Commander and X-Wing Vs. Tie Fighter, Seamless Entertainment's SOL: Exodus is heading to Steam this Wednesday, giving fans of the genre plenty of time to find their old flight sticks. » 1/23/12 1:30pm 1/23/12 1:30pm

Clive Owen's Embarrassing Video Game Past

British actor Clive Owen is a badass. A man's man. He's got a deep voice, a heavy face, and is usually in movies where he kills things, or is at least around things being killed. » 10/11/11 12:00am 10/11/11 12:00am

Sol: Exodus' Spectacular Space Combat in Action

After much talk, and a few screenshots, we finally get a chance to see the game that is being heralded as a resurrection of Wing-Commander space combat. » 8/25/11 1:00pm 8/25/11 1:00pm

Wing Commander-Inspired Space Combat Game In the Works

A team of Austin developers are working on a new space combat sim inspired by the likes of Wing Commander, Star Wars: TIE Fighter and Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War. » 7/20/11 8:00am 7/20/11 8:00am

It's OK, Everyone, It's Time to Talk About the Wing Commander TV Series

Yesterday, we waded through a lot of painful memories talking about the awful (and mercifully forgotten) Wing Commander movie. » 5/27/11 12:00am 5/27/11 12:00am

Sorry, Everyone, It's Time to Talk About the Wing Commander Movie

When people look back on films based on video games, they tend to skew towards the good (Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia) or the bad (Mario, Double Dragon). They don't talk about the greats because there haven't been any. » 5/26/11 12:00am 5/26/11 12:00am