The french site Nemoprod is hosting some video game intros in divx, including Wing Commander 2! Since some of you might not having a system for old games or the Kilrathi Saga, this is a little treat. The file comes in as a 33 meg divx. You'll probably need Divx 5 to view it. It's pretty nice quality, and recorded without subtitles. You can get it for yourself here.
I noticed at PA that Triton Labs, makers of the amazing Afterburner light for the GBA (that is unfortunately collecting some dust since the SP came out), is now turning its attention to a wireless GBA link. Since Prophecy Advance supports up to four person multiplayer, this might be a neat toy. There's a few issues. It's expected in the third quarter, which just barely includes August. If it sees any sort of delay whatsoever, we won't get it in time for DragonCon this year. And the price might be in the $30-40 range, which is a bit steep. The good news is that there are discounts for bulk orders, so if CIC people want to get together to order in bulk to cut down the price we can do something like that. You can read the origin of this announcement here.
That's right, many of you guessed it, the product we've been working on for months and recently demonstrated behind closed doors at E3 to gaming publications will allow you to play multiplayer GBA games without being tethered to your adversaries by a cable.
I can't give out final specs as we are still in prototype stage, however you can expect similar range to most other wireless 2.4 ghz devices (bluetooth, 802.11b, etc.). Expected release date is Q3 2003, and the price will be between $30 and $40 with discounts on purchases of 2 or 4 units. And unlike the Afterburner the Stealth Link will be sold in retail chains throughout the world.
Straight from Captain Gleason in Mike Hammer, Private Eye to Captain Wilford in Wing Commander Prophecy!