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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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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Namco Bandai invited us out to their offices in Japan to see the Tokyo Game Show line-up before the show opens today. There was a lot to see, so we didn't have too much time with all the titles, which sucks since I really wa... read feature

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Put some Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble screens in your mouth


Sep 13
Some more screens for Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble have come out of the Nintendo 3DS Conference 2011. They involve planes, a radar, a weapon loadout, some Japanese text here and there, and yep, that looks like an Ace Combat gam... read
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Ace Combat Assault Horizon gameplay shows OMG CHOPPERZ


Aug 17
Are you hankering to get yourself into a fighter jet and shoot down some bandits? I sure am, but if you are too, we're both going to have to wait a little bit, because Ace Combat Assault Horizon features attack chopper seque... read
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I think that we can all agree that games set in World War II are pretty much dead. Medal of Honor started it, Call of Duty treaded in and eventually killed it, and Brothers in Arms is taking a page from the Que... read feature

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Combat flight simulators are not exactly the hottest genre in town, especially on the consoles. Whereas IL-2 Sturmovik dominates all opposition on the PC, the console games are almost universally more arcade-oriented. And wit... read feature

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July 8, 2011. Space shuttle Atlantis departs from Florida to cap off the US space program. It was a glorious, if not bittersweet moment. It left us asking: where do I go now to see super awesome rockets shoot off into space? ... read feature

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E3: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon takes my breath away


Jun 08
When it comes to arcade combat flight sim console action with an over-the-top dramatic story, it doesn't get much better than the Ace Combat series. Sure, it's no IL-2 Sturmovik but it's not supposed to be. Ace Combat: Assaul... read
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E3: Top Gun: Hard Lock wants you in the danger zone


Jun 08
In an alternate reality, Tom Cruise and his husband Jonathan "Katie" Holmes are enlightened philosophers who fight injustice, superstition, and illiteracy around the world. Unfortunately for us, in this reality 505 Games is p... read
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E3: World of Tanks devs announce World of Warplanes


Jun 07
Wargaming.net, the team behind the world's most popular free-to-play World War II tank MMO, has announced a new free-to-play game: World of Warplanes. WoW World of Warplanes will be another free-to-play game and will be stand... read
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Mad Catz forms flight simulator MMO development studio


May 31
Wait what? You read that correctly, Mad Catz -- grown into the biggest peripheral maker in recent years -- has announced the formation of ThunderHawk Studios, a studio focused on developing a series of MMO flight simulator ga... read
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ArmA 2 creators want you to get to da choppah


Mar 31
Ever since it let the Operation Flashpoint license rot in Codemasters' hands, Bohemia Interactive has been wowing the world of military sims with the ArmA 2 series. So it makes perfect sense to follow that up with... a helic... read
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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover takes off in March


Jan 19
1C Company and Ubisoft announced a new combat flight sim today. Previously called Storm of War: Battle of Britain, IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover has key features such as "New aircraft", "Flyable aircraft" including British... read
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Yuji Naka's new flight game coming to the Wii and 3DS


Jan 19
Yuji Naka has said in the past that his upcoming flight-focused game, Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea, is the game is he "might" have made into a sequel to NiGHTS. As a huge fan of the NiGHTS series, I'm all squeaky with joy over the g... read
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Apache: Air Assault is a special beast. While it might be considered a helicopter version of Gaijin Entertainment's IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, a military aerial simulator released in 2009, it is clearly a differ... read feature

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Ace Combat Assault Horizon isn't Ace Combat 7, says video


Sep 14
Hey, you know Ace Combat: Assault Horizon for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360? Sure you do! It had that awesome trailer, after all. Make no mistake, though. This game is not, I repeat, is not Ace Combat 7. Said director Kazuto... read
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Top Gun 2 was released on iPhone and iPod Touch yesterday for those wishing to revisit that nugget of their youths when "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was but a twinkle in Bill Clinton's eye. Political agendas notwithstandin... read feature







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