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IL-2 Sturmovik follow-up Battle of Stalingrad is in development

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...

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Microsoft's free-to-play Flight lands this spring

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...

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Microsoft Flight accepting beta applications, fasten seatbelt sign on

Microsoft Flight, a revamped, streamlined flight simulator-slash-game, is accepting applications for its beta program right now. The Microsoft Flight beta is scheduled to begin in January, and the dev team is accepting applications via Microsoft Connect for some brave pilots to try it before...

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Portal and Flight Simulator played on Microsoft Surface

Students at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Robotics Lab have adapted an "on-screen joystick" for use on Microsoft's Surface table with Portal and Flight Simulator. The DREAM (Dynamically Resizing Ergonomic and Multi-touch) controller is activated by putting five fingers on the table. The...

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'Microsoft Flight' announced ... minus the 'Simulator'

[Flight Simultator History] Tucked away within the press release for Age of Empires Online was the announcement of a new entry in a really long-lived Microsoft game series: Microsoft Flight Simulator. The latest Windows-exclusive title, now called simply Microsoft Flight, "will bring a new...

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Ubisoft picks up Heroes Over Europe for worldwide release

The fate of Heroes over Europe was in question when the agreement between publisher Red Mile and developer Transmission Games dissipated, due to an unfortunate lack of money on Red Mile's part. Ubisoft is now the hero of every prospective Heroes of Europe player, having just announced that it will...

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Former THQ exec forms casual pub Mamba Games

Brimming with confidence, a new name has strutted into the marketplace with plans to take the world by storm, albeit casually. Co-founded by former THQ vet Robert Nielson, Mamba Games is a new casual game pub, though unlike other startups it already has several titles flowing through its...

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Drama at 20,000 feet with The Sky Crawlers

We've been in love with The Sky Crawlers since we first caught a glimpse of the upcoming game's gorgeous art style, but since we've started seeing bits of the gameplay, we've grown even more excited. Not only is the game a real visual gem, but it looks exhilarating. The latest trailer,...

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The Sky Crawlers come creeping back

It's been some time since we've seen anything from The Sky Crawlers, but guess what? It's still drop-dead gorgeous, though that's not particularly surprising, considering the source. There may be hope for the film -- and thus the game -- for Western audiences, too, as the film of the same name is...

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Born for Wii: Rogue Squadron

Lock S-Foils in Attack Position. Not only is it a line any self-respecting nerd will recognize instantly, it's also the basis for many a successful video game from days gone by. It all started in 1993 with Lucasarts' X-Wing, which brought Star Wars to PC gamers in a big way. For the first time, they...

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