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8:00 PM on 03.17.2014

Review: Strike Vector

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...

Josh Tolentino


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9:30 AM on 02.28.2014

Strike Vector gets its first free DLC pack

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...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 02.24.2014

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon ditches Games for Windows

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...

Jordan Devore



Review: World of Warplanes photo
Review: World of Warplanes
by Chris Carter

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 paid, can facilitate an environment that not only respects their players, but influences them to want to spend money.

Lying somewhere in-between is Wargaming, one of the biggest F2P publishers out right now. Their newest game, World of Warplanes, is mostly a great example of how to do free-to-play right -- it just needs to fix a few other things first.

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6:30 PM on 12.18.2013

Strike Vector entering open beta January 2014

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 11.04.2013

War Thunder passes five million players in first year

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...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 08.27.2013

Flight combat game Strike Vector coming in 2014

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 06.26.2013

Pilotwings SNES is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console

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...

Chris Carter

6:30 PM on 05.14.2013

The WWII dogfights of War Thunder are headed to PS4

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 03.25.2013

God Factory: Wingmen is about arcade dogfights in space

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...

Joshua Derocher

2:15 PM on 03.25.2013

Flying high on Luftrausers with Vlambeer

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!

Conrad Zimmerman





6:00 PM on 11.27.2012

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon heading to PC next year

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...

Jordan Devore



Review: Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWII photo
Review: Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWII
by Ian Bonds

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 their time. Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWII aims to do just this, while having players relive the "greatest aerial battles" of the second World War.

Sadly, just like anyone who plays this title, it has difficulty hitting the target.

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10:00 AM on 05.02.2012

Kickstart this project unless you hate space combat games

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...

Maurice Tan

10:30 PM on 04.12.2012

Crimson Skies could be next for Weisman after Shadowrun

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 ...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 04.06.2012

Microsoft Flight appears on Steam with a DLC bundle

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. ...

Jordan Devore