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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
We've corrected yesterday's story on Star Citizen—which isn't free-to-play—with info on how the game might be priced.
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 still…
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.
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.
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.
Like anyone else who played PC games in the early 1990s, I was, and still am, madly in love with Wing Commander III, perhaps the finest moment of the period's fixation with using real actors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Space combat sims, much like their terrestrial flight sim counter-parts, aren't quite as popular as they used to be.
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.
Yesterday, we waded through a lot of painful memories talking about the awful (and mercifully forgotten) 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.