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Pilots, start your engines, for Star Citizen's Arena Commander 1.0 is here! Arena Commander is the next significant milestone for the modularly developed space sim. With AC 1.0, pilots can take their ships out for dogfighting or just to experience flight among the stars. Arena Commander 1.0 also...

December 21st 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Train Simulator 2014 publisher Dovetail Games has announced plans to bring Microsoft's seminal flight sim Flight Simulator X to Steam on December 18. Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition features the same meticulously designed aircraft physics as its original, 2006 incarnation, but also boasts more t...

December 11th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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I always feel like I should speak -- or type, I suppose -- in one of those monster truck rally commercial voices when I bring up War Thunder. You know the ones I mean, where Testosterone Man takes a break from doing action movie trailers to come on your radio and shout "Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Come...

January 11th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Consoles and MMOs do not have the stand-offish relationship that they used to have. In fact, there are so many different MMOs to choose from on consoles that it's seriously tempting to pick up one of the new ones -- the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 -- even though I wasn't planning on it for a long, lo...

November 27th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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War Thunder, formerly World of Planes, has been soaring through open beta for several months now. Gaijin Entertainment decided that it's time to make a few flight adjustments, however, and announced that it has opened up a separate US gaming cluster to improve latency times for North American pla...

April 19th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Gaijin Entertainment has announced that its War Thunder World War II-based online flight sim has officially entered open beta. The title, formerly known as World of Planes, has been in development for over four years. The open beta comes almost a year to the day after Gaijin's announcement that t...

January 29th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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1C Company, Moscow publisher of the flight simulation series IL-2 Sturmovik, recently announced a partnership with California-based 777 Studios to create 1C Game Studios. The first project planned by the studio is the next game in flight sim series, IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad.The game is...

December 16th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Flight sim enthusiasts who want to fly and train as military pilots while interacting with other enthusiasts from around the world will be able to do so in a new multiplayer flight simulator experience called Combat Pilot. Developed by Mad Catz Interactive's new internal studio ThunderHawk Studio...

July 24th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Much like its predecessor, World of Warplanes is not a game with an ambiguous title. This is a game about planes, and not the sort that flies cargo from one point on the globe to another. If flying around and getting into aerial dogfights sounds like an unappealing concept to you, well, you can p...

April 6th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Flight simulator enthusiasts are a very specific, complex subsect of the gaming world. Their passion for checklists and indecipherable user interfaces places them at an almost MMO-level of dedication and persistence, and -- like the popular multiplayer RPGs -- flight sims are starting to make th...

January 4th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Today I'd like to expand on the World War II flight shooter theme introduced in last week's episode of The Firing Line. We've talked a bit about Wargaming.net's World of Warplanes, but there's another MMO in the works that features intense aerial battles, sexy 1940s-era aircraft, and a "World of"...

December 30th 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments