There's great news for Apple iPad owners! The Wing Commander Movie has been available for streaming or download on many different platforms, but it's now available in high definition for the first time on the iPad. Although there have been a number of broadcasts of the movie in higher resolutions, this is the first time an HD version has been available for direct payment. It's not a perfect solution however, since it's currently only available to rent, and the iPad is limited to 1024x768 pixels. Make sure you grab the 3 gigabyte version, and not the 1.15 standard def edition. The older copy is also available on the PSP, PS3, XBox 360, Zune, via Amazon.com and more, so hopefully we'll see the HD version spread around more widely. Everything's coming out on Blu-ray eventually too, right? Here's some delicious screenshots.
Electronic Arts has announced a new measure to control online access in their upcoming sports titles. Multiplayer over the internet will be accessible via an 'Online Pass' code that is included in new games. Used copies of these games will be able to obtain a pass for $10 or access a free trial that renters would take advantage of. Although seemingly a clear shot at the used game market dominated by GameStop, they have partnered with the company to cross promote point cards and downloadable content that will also be available. A FAQ has been posted to deal with questions. The first game to be affected will be Tiger Woods PGA Tour '11 next month.
Electronic Arts Inc. today introduced Online Pass content from EA SPORTS™. Online Pass rewards game owners with a game-specific, one-time-use registration code for online services, features and bonus content. Each title-specific Online Pass may be used with upcoming releases of EA SPORTS simulation games on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, beginning next month with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 11. The one-time Online Pass registration code comes included with each unit sold new at retail. Once redeemed, additional Online Passes will be available for $10. Fans also may sign up for a free 7-day trial to experience Online Pass. International pricing will be announced within territories in the near future.