Paul Steed, a veteran videogame artist perhaps best known for his 3D modeling work at id Software where he worked on the Quake and Doom series, passed away over the weekend, The Jace Hall Show announced. Details of his death are unknown at this time, though that of his sometimes controversial career and his contributions to the gaming industry are well documented.
Any old-school PC gamer worth his salt has spent some time dogfighting in space in Wing Commander, or at least is familiar with the series that first took flight in 1990. Heck, even Mark Hamill (better known as Luke Skywalker) lent his voice acting talents to the third installment, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger. If you have fond memories of flying through space in the 1990s, you'll be happy to know that fans of the franchise are nearly finished with a massive followup.