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That '+' is pretty stingy
Japanese publishers have some truly confusing localization titles sometimes. In 2011, Namco Bandai released Ace Combat: Assault Horizon for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It was a grittier take on the franchise that added real-wo... read feature

After Burner Climax

Xbox Live Arcade and PS3 ports of After Burner Climax are being discontinued


On Christmas Eve
Dec 12
Another digital game bites the dust.::pours one out:: It looks like After Burner Climax will no longer be available on the Xbox Live Arcade (360) or PS3 marketplaces on December 24. For those who aren't aware, the game w... read
Microsoft Flight Sim

Microsoft Flight Simulator X coming to Steam next week thanks to Dovetail


Wanted: experienced, non-judgmental co-pilot
Dec 09
Through a licensing deal with Microsoft, Train Simulator studio Dovetail Games will release Microsoft Flight Simulator X on Steam on December 18, 2014 "at a spectacular introductory price." It's sad Microsoft couldn't be both... read
Flight Sim

The creators of Train Simulator are getting involved with Microsoft Flight Simulator


Flight Simulator X coming to Steam, all-new sim in the works
Jul 09
Through a licensing agreement with Microsoft, Train Simulator maker Dovetail Games will release Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition on Steam at the end of this year. It's coming with the Deluxe Edition and Acceleration... read
War Thunder

War Thunder coming to PS4 on June 3


Didn't we just talk about this...
May 29
The cross platform, free-to-play combat game War Thunder is coming to PS4 next week with all of the updates and additions the PC version has seen since November rolled in, including the Ground Forces expansion pack. I realiz... read
Indyyyyyyyy

Namco publishing two indies: A Portal-like and a space shooter


Badai Namco getting in on that indie racket
Apr 25
If you're a big company like Bandai Namco, why not pick up near finished indie games for distribution? Low risk, but with a small chance at great reward. Deadcore is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux this summer. It looks a bit l... read
Fire in the sky
Flying is great. Fighting while flying is pretty great, too, but for some reason, dogfighting in good ol' atmosphere hasn't caught on as quickly as dogfighting in space. Despite the resurgence of space games brought on by the... read feature

Strike Vector

Strike Vector gets its first free DLC pack


CTF, leaderboards, and two new maps
Feb 28
Strike Vector is still chugging along, and developer Ragequit Corporation is following through with their promise of free DLC after launch. Today, you can grab a new Capture the Flag mode, as well as two new maps -- Firestorm... read
Ace Combat

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon ditches Games for Windows


Steamworks support is in
Feb 24
The PC version of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is no longer tied to Games for Windows Live as of an update released today. According to Namco, existing saves and achievements can be transferred between now and April 1, which i... read
A world worth visiting, for free
Free-to-play is still a bad word these days with a lot of gamers. But it doesn't have to be. Titles like Path of Exile have shown that providing a model where most of the content is free, but the cosmetic upgrades are pa... read feature

Strike Vector entering open beta January 2014


It's that badass looking flight game we've wanted since Star Fox 64
Dec 18
The nine-man team behind Strike Vector have announced that their awesome looking dog fighting game will be entering open beta in January 2014. The developers designed the game in "the pure tradition of the sacred monsters of... read
War Thunder

War Thunder passes five million players in first year


Up next, tank battles
Nov 04
It was only with the announcement for PlayStation 4 that I started to pay any real attention to Gaijin Entertainment's War Thunder. The free-to-play WWII aerial combat title has surpassed five million players in its first ye... read

Flight combat game Strike Vector coming in 2014


Badass looking PC title
Aug 27
You have my attention, Strike Vector. This multiplayer-centric air combat game jumps between first- and third-person flying, all while offering some high intensity action. It looks absolutely insane, and after a successful s... read
Pilotwings SNES

Pilotwings SNES is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console


It's set to release on July 4th
Jun 26
It's not Pilotwings 64, but the original Pilotwings for the SNES is set to hit the Wii U Virtual Console pretty soon, with a tentative July 4th release date. Like most Wii U SNES games it'll be priced at $7.99, with the optio... read
War Thunder

The WWII dogfights of War Thunder are headed to PS4


Announced as a launch-window game
May 14
Gaijin Entertainment is bringing its free-to-play massively-multiplayer online game War Thunder to PlayStation 4 this holiday season. There's nothing in the way of screenshots for the expanded release, though we do have a te... read
God Factory: Wingmen

God Factory: Wingmen is about arcade dogfights in space


Dig out your flight sticks
Mar 25
Dogfighting games are somewhat of a rarity these days and we are definitely overdue for another one. God Factory: Wingmen is an arcade-style space combat title that scratches a specific itch I've had... read

Flying high on Luftrausers with Vlambeer


Another rapid-fire interview with Jonathan Holmes
Mar 25
Holmes talks with the ever-charming Rami Ismail of Vlambeer to help those of you with short attention spans learn more about Luftrausers, coming soon to almost all the things (PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, PS Vita). Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series! read

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon heading to PC next year


Also releasing for consoles digitally
Nov 27
Originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in October of last year, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is now scheduled to get a PC release in Q1 2013 by way of Steam. Unfortunately, this version will rely on Games for Window... read
Almost immediately, it falls apart
In theory, flight simulation games offer fans of the genre accurate flight controls with a diverse array of those amazing aircrafts they love so much, with powerful dogfights and skill helping push along a narrative worthy of... read feature

Kickstart this project unless you hate space combat games


May 02
Yep, another Kickstarter. I know, we also got tired of them and that was well before Double Fine Adventure changed the game. As a result, I completely glossed over a few press releases for Starlight Inception, which may have... read

Crimson Skies could be next for Weisman after Shadowrun


Apr 12
In a chat with Shacknews, game designer Jordan Weisman spoke about his interest in possibly working on more Crimson Skies once the chaos of Shadowrun being Kickstarted has died down. "I'm hopeful that's another property that ... read

Microsoft Flight appears on Steam with a DLC bundle


Apr 06
I wouldn't have necessarily expected a game like Microsoft Flight to show up on Steam, but such an arrival does put the free-to-play flight sim in front of a bunch of new gamers, so you can't really argue with those results. ... read

Combat flight simulators, like real-time strategy games, are a resilient breed which has always struggled to find its place on consoles. A mouse and keyboard control scheme is almost always preferred over a gamepad when it co... read feature


Though I do desperately hope to one day see a full-on resurgence of aerial combat games, I've never been a die-hard fan of flight sims. I wholeheartedly respect the people who make them and the ensuing audience that appreciat... read feature

Microsoft Flight is finally out today and it's free!


Feb 29
It seems like everything is jumping on the success free-to-play is bringing these days, and Microsoft's line of flight simulator titles is the next franchise to test the waters. Out today is Microsoft Flight and, as was promi... read

World of Warplanes enters global alpha, sign up now


Feb 24
Wargaming.net has kicked off the global alpha for its flight combat MMO World of Warplanes. You can sign up over here, if you're interested, or here for Europe and here for Russia. A word of warning: the application for this ... read

There be planes in Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WW2


Feb 17
Yep. Imagine that, another World War II game! This one, however, is an aerial combat title that puts you in the cockpit of some of the most famous planes to have patrolled the skies during the Second World War. Players will ... read

Microsoft Flight will be free starting this spring


Jan 04
Though "simulator" is nowhere to be found in the name, Microsoft Flight -- due out this spring as a free-to-play PC game -- is still very much what it sounds like. Accommodating new players seems to be a focal point, especial... read

Ace Combat Assault Horizon gets Tekken skins, no idols


Nov 08
Fans of unrealistic jet fighter combat and fun cross-franchise promotion are in luck, because Namco Bandai have announced their latest pack of download content for Call of Duty: Modern Air War Ace Combat Assault Horizon.... read

The combat flight sim genre is in a pretty good state these days. While PC owners can enjoy the IL-2 Sturmovik games for that excellent full sim experience, console owners have still seen a slow but steady flow of arcade air ... read feature

Here's some screens for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon


Oct 09
A new batch of screenshots for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon recently came out and, as you might expect, they contain some jet planes that you can expect to take for a spin yourself. They are not just any jet planes though, as ... read

Productivity in peril: Glider coming to iOS devices


Sep 26
Growing up in the United States and attending public schools in the 90's pretty much guaranteed you were going to run across a Macintosh computer at some point and there are solid odds that there was a version of John Calhoun... read






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