Have you ever wanted to play a Wing Commander game with a piece of footwear? That company that makes those shoes with built-in wheels just brought us all one step closer. Heeling Sports Limited is set to introduce The Gamer later this month. Although not an actual XBox 360 controller, the shoe features a decorative analog stick, directional pad, guide circle and four thumb buttons on its sole. These will show your competitors that you mean business at your next Arena party. Give the manufacturers a call at 1-866-4335-464 to get on their waitlist.
The Gamer is a fusion of design and function that combines an ultra lightweight construction, washable microfiber upper and advanced sublimated graphics to produce a one-of-a-kind visual and tactile experience.
The Gamer... Inspired by Gamers and the Games They Play!!
Surprise - Special Ops 2 has shipped! You wouldn't even know the game was in development, from the last bunch of Point of Origin updates... but on June 19, 1992 it takes center stage. Well, not entirely - check out the 'Dear Point Man' segment, which mentions rumors of some involvement with Electronic Arts...
A very special thanks to Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum for making this resource available and to Electronic Arts for sending them to him in the first place!
- Special Ops 2 Taking Off has good news for sales of the second (third?) Wing Commander addon: "So far, so good for Special Ops 2. Sales have been very active. In fact, Babbages just turned (put in a second order) for 900 units. Software Etc and Electronic Boutique are pulling out their checkbooks again, too. With the re-orders, a total of about 19,000 units have moved into the channel. Congrats to the Special Ops 2 team!"
- Notes from La-La Land has a new marketing idea for the original Wing Commander (and others): "This Fall, Wing Commander and Ultima VI will hit a new low: $29.95. It's part of a master plan to get into the mass-market, places like Montgomery Ward, Best Buy, etc."
- Press Here has some choice media quotes about Wing Commander II and Wing Commander II/French: "'Not only does this game demonstrate the capabilities of multimedia PC's, it's helping to drive sales of them.' Computer Shopper" and "'Thanks to an extremely faithful translation (thumbs up to the translator who perfectly masters French insults!), we're finally able to fully enjoy this super-sublime game.' Joystick (France)", respectively.
Point of Origin
Vol. II, No. 19 - June 19, 1992
Special Ops 2 Taking Off
Notes from La-La Land
Check it Out
Dear Point Man
Donut Count Update