The Wing Commander series has given us some unforgettable cutscenes... and, occasionally, cutscenes some fans wish they could forget. A case in point is the Super Wing Commander takeoff sequence, in which Armstrong is literally bolted into a heavy space suit and then elevated into his fighter. It seems strange compared to the rest of the series, but apparently it has influenced at least one person... in Japan! We stumbled across an unusual SWC scene created by A&K Lego Workshop -- based on the Super Wing Commander takeoff movie. Check it out! You can also download the original movie here.
Good news for our northern friends -- GameTap announced yesterday that the service is now available in Canada! This is part of a plan to bring GameTap to a variety of international markets -- Europe can't be far behind! Here's the official word:
GameTap has previously announced that Wing Commander: Privateer will be available through the service in the future -- we'll let you know the minute it happens!
As part of its first birthday celebration, Turner Broadcasting's GameTap broadband entertainment and game subscription service has made a number of key announcements today. Most notably, the company has announced plans to enter the international market and GameTap also will be launching a new "GameTap Original" label.
The company will begin its international business by launching in Canada today, where an estimated $765 million was spent by gamers on hardware, games and accessories last year. Importantly to GameTap, Canada also ranks fairly high in broadband adoption with 77 percent penetration, which puts the nation in eighth place globally. GameTap will be made available in Canada for $9.95 per month. Also, for a limited time (October 12-22), a full-year subscription can be purchased for US $59.40 in both Canada and the U.S. GameTap said that more English speaking countries will be added "followed by localized target markets throughout 2007."