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GOG.com kicked off its DRM-free Big Fall Sale Finale this morning, putting more than 700 games on sale until Tuesday, November 25. The sale is split into two 48-hour periods, the first a "recap of flash deals" that rapidly come and go, and a second period with the Big Fall Sale's daily bundles that...

November 21st 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Transverse, the new crowdfund project from Piranha Games, could have been called something far different and more familiar: Wing Commander Online. Piranha Creative Director Bryan Ekman confirmed that the studio currently holds the Wing Commander license but decided to go another way: "By late 2013...

September 11th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Wing Commander 3 is currently free to download through Origin as the latest "On the House" freebie for the platform. The game is free until September 2, at which point it will reapply its usual $4.99 price tag. The third game in the Wing Commander series, which dates back to 1990, first launched f...

August 6th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Raph Koster's thrown up a fairly fascinating blog post detailing one of his Origin projects that never saw the light of day. It was originally codenamed Star Settlers and it featured procedurally generated planets, exploration, resource management, and more. Koster's executive bosses "blew up a hu...

June 20th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Star Citizen, the crowdfunded space sim helmed by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, continues to demonstrate its incredible ability to generate enormous sums of money. Roberts today announced that Star Citizen has officially passed the $27 million mark, an amount that makes it possible for Clou...

November 12th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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This week I'd like to throw around a few ideas for enjoying yourself in Star Citizen's absence. Yeah, there's the hangar module, and it's pretty spectacular for what it is. But after dorking around in cockpits and doing a few I'll-be-in-my-bunk Jayne Cobb impersonations as I wedge my avatar into my...

October 20th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Good Old Games continues its fifth anniversary sale-abration with a new collection of limited-time promotional discounts. This week, the service spotlights the Wing Commander series and a varied lineup of PC role-playing games. GOG's September RPG Special drops the price of many lengthy adventure...

September 20th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Star Citizen, the space exploration MMO by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, is ready to launch. Well, sort of - hangars, the first piece of playable content, are about to be made available to those who backed the Star Citizen Kickstarter. The catch is that you won't be able to actually fly any...

August 25th 2013 at 10:45pm 0 Comments
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Like many gamers who grew up playing the popular titles in the 1990s, Massively's Jef is understandably excited that Chris Roberts, creator of Wing Commander, is working on an original space sim MMO called Star Citizen. Jef is so thrilled, in fact, that he started a column anticipating the title....

July 6th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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I was talking with a gaming buddy recently who missed the whole space sim experience in the 1990s. He's a Star Wars fan and a real-life pilot pushing 40, so it surprised me to learn that he'd never heard of Wing Commander, Freespace, X-Wing, and the like. My jaw really hit the floor as our conversa...

May 19th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments