A German company showed off a new technology last week that allows for ultra fast and ultra tiny 3D printing. Small micrometer structures can be built in seconds with Nanoscribe's Photonic Professional GT laser lithography machine. And a Hellcat V is the star of their demo animation! Wing Commander is famous, again! This story also appeared on Wired and io9 - thanks to Howard Day, Sam Dickinson, Gegin Schein, Craig Bidstrup, Michael Mullins, Gavinfoxx, NinjaLA and other fans that sent this in! If you see a potential WC news story, please submit it to email@example.com!
VUDU has announced a new beta program that allows Disc to Digital from your personal computer. The company currently has a partnership with Walmart that allows DVD owners to bring a disc into a store and have it converted to a digital copy. Obviously, this requires several potentially annoying steps, such as reminding the person at the Walmart Customer Service counter that they offer this service, so being able to do this in the convenience of your on home is a huge bonus. Wing Commander fans also have the option of simply purchasing the VUDU copy of Wing Commander for $14, but for current DVD owners, the benefit here is that an HD conversion costs just $5. In addition to being able to play the new digital copy on VUDU-compatible devices (such as newer TVs, iPads, the XBox 360, Playstation 3, etc), they are also now UltraViolet-compatible, which opens up even more options.
Pictured last: LOAF braves the Walmart photo lab/restroom/VUDU conversion studio.
Games that Rock: Wing Commander 3
Nerds that Geek has posted a quick flashback on the majesty of Wing Commander 3. The article's not long, but it captures the essence of what made The Heart of the Tiger great. The author credits the game for kickstarting FMV and next-level storytelling in games without compromising on the gameplay. (2018-05-25)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Who Would Win?
Wing Commander Movie Model Rundown
Atherin has been busy recreating nearly every ship in the Wing Commander film using SketchUp. There's really not much missing - we don't see the Kilrathi Concom, Diligent or some of the small background items, but just about all of the other major stuff is there. It's a pretty nice lineup! (2018-05-24)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: It's Not Going To Happen
That's what we've been saying all along! (2018-05-24)
Hobbes Betrayal Crosses Over Language Barriers
Most people are familiar with the infamous video cuts that were made to fit all of the video on the Wing Commander 3 discs. Helpful sequences such as the TCN news bursts and Hobbes explanation were omitted due to space constraints. Fortunately, these are now available here at the CIC, but for a long time, the main way players could watch the Hobbes scene was to track down a copy of WC3 on the Playstation or 3DO. (2018-05-23)