Mike Vanderhoek tipped us off about a new addition to the Netflix library in the UK. Wing Commander is now available for streaming in HD. It doesn't appear to be available in every region yet, although there is fairly wide availability on streaming-for-purchase services such as iTunes, Amazon or VUDU. Also, if you missed the film on Blu-ray last year, Amazon currently lists it for just $9.17!
Earth's only hope against the vicious Kilrathi Empire are two young fighter pilots, who must stop the enemy and warn Earth of an impending attack.
There's a new space combat simulator that's made its way onto the PC. Eterium was released on April 15 through Steam and Desura after several years in development by Wingnut Andrew Luby and team. The game gives off a strong WC vibe, as is evident in the screenshots below. Videos and a demo are available at the game's website for those who want to take a closer look. It's otherwise available as a digital purchase for $20. A 1.0.1 patch is already in work, and a number of features such as keyboard flight control and other interface device tweaks will be included based on user feedback. It's great to see a developer that's responsive to its fans!
Eterium is a space flight sim in the spirit of 90′s games like Wing Commander and X-Wing. Developed by a three-man team, Eterium aims to bring the classic style of space combat games into the modern era. You play as a pilot serving aboard United Earth Alliance carrier Canopus during a war against a vicious alien race known as the Revi. Experience story-driven gameplay, advanced artificial intelligence, procedural missions and intense 3D space combat as you battle your way through over 50 missions of action-packed gameplay.
You can also find a thorough review written by fellow Wingnut centaurianmudpig here.