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Feature: How do you become a videogame archivist?

Meet the man who runs the Origin Museum, collecting the history of Wing Commander and Ultima

In the basement of an unassuming suburban home just outside Washington, D.C., you'll find one of the largest collections of documents, data, images and props from Origin Systems, the company behind the Ultima and Wing Commander game series of the 80s and 90s. The Origin Museum is owned and curated by Joe Garrity, and has been running since 1999, when Garrity lived in Virginia. Over…

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The RPG Scrollbars: Universes Built For Sharing

For a few horrible minutes during E3, it looked like Bethesda might seriously claim that The Elder Scrolls and Fallout were part of the same universe. Thankfully, not. Despite this being an era where Sony wants a Ghostbusters universe and Universal thinks demeaning the Universal Monsters by linking them with a top-sekrit monstah hunting group led by Dr Jekyll is anything other than schoolboy fan-fiction,…

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Have You Played… Wing Commander III?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Cutting edge games often age poorly. Past a certain point, it can be tough to see what all the excitement was about in the first place. With so much fuss about Star Citizen though, I think it's worth remembering that Wing Commander III…

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Chris Roberts On Life After Crowdfunding, Games Vs Film

Star Citizen has made $8 million thanks to the contributions of generously wistful wing commanders like you. That's so much money that, if you broke it down into individual bills and wrapped it around the Earth, you'd have wrapped $8 million around the Earth. And while Chris Roberts obviously had high hopes for his galaxy-sized baby, even he wasn't expecting to drum up this level…

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Waiting For A Wing Commander: Chris Roberts Returns

This is something of an announcement of an announcement but it does contain information relevant to simulated spacefarers everywhere. Gather them together before the screen and allow them to gaze on the website for Roberts Space Industries. Here's one of the things it says on the site. If you’ve made it here, you probably know who I am. I know who you are! You're Chris…

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Back In The Cockpit: Wing Commander Saga

Wing Commander Saga isn't the long-awaited big budget continuation of Chris Roberts' epic space combat series, but on the plus side, it's not some Facebook bastardisation of it either. No, it's a huge, spectacularly ambitious fan-sequel that's been in development for the last ten years, which combines burning love for the franchise with the Freespace 2 engine to create a brand new, old-school instalment. But…

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Meow! GOG Release Wing Commander III

When Good Old Games released their first batch of EA games, it seemed pretty odd that the Wing Commander included was Privateer. Fortunately they've now righted that wrong by previously sticking up Wing Commanders 1 and 2 for $6 for the pair, and today they've added the most famous of the series, Wing Commander III: Heart Of The Tiger. Or as it's more commonly known,…

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You Must Have Been A Wing Commander

Wing Commander is 20, apparently. Mythic's Paul Barnett has a plan: "My plan is Wing Commander 1, DRM free and security bypassed. For FREE." he says on his twitter. The noble tech guys actually have a Security-cleaned DOS-Box-running version of the game running. What's the problem? "Today we get data compare sign off for Wing Commander, Dr Ray will be hearing the pitch, from there…

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Direct Draw Hack: Helping The Aged On Win 7

Despite the PC's unassailable status as undying gaming platform with an uncountable number of titles in its history, the exciting/chilling march of operating system progress has seen successive versions of Windows cruelly dispense with support for the golden, vital past. Most recently, the otherwise fairly splendid Windows 7 threw out Direct Draw support, leaving a slew of Windows 95-era games left in the emulation cold.…

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Project: Origin (No, Not That One)

Gaming archaeology: now there's an idea. It can only be better than Bonekickers, anyway. Upon hearing that EA Mythic had received several crateloads full of Origin Systems (the long-dead studio behind the Wing Commander and Ultima games, plus System Shock, and once home to the power duo of Warren Spector and Richard Garriot) archive materials, a group of fans arranged to catalogue the treasure trove.…

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