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  • Aviation History Magazine

    Airware: HAWX 2 and Arma II

    Two new games envision next-generation warfare. The recent flight tests of a Chinese stealth fighter lend plausibility to games like Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2 ($50, requires Microsoft Windows  XP/Vista/7, 3 Ghz Pentium 4–class processor...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Airware: Gotha G.V Bomber

    Rise of Flight add-on offers a new perspective on World War I air combat. The developers of Rise of Flight, the impressive World War I flight simulation reviewed in the January issue of Aviation History, continue to enhance that package,...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Airware: Black Ops and Medal of Honor

    A pair of hit games jump into the modern era. Two popular action series in computer gaming, Medal of Honor from Electronic Arts and Call of Duty from Activision, debuted in WWII settings, treading a line between historical and fictional...

  • World War II Magazine

    Game Review: Absolute Victory

    World War II's resident gamer Chris Ketcherside reviews Compass Games' highly detailed, fun strategic game, Absolute Victory...

  • World War II Magazine

    Game Review: Steel Division-Normany 44

    World War II's resident gamer Chris Ketcherside reviews Paradox Interactive's thrilling new Normandy installment of Steel Division ...

  • World War II Magazine

    Game Review: Sniper Elite IV

    World War II's resident gamer Chris Ketcherside reviews Rebellion Games' Sniper Elite IV, a fast-pumping, nonstop action first-person shooter game....

  • World War II Magazine

    Grenades in Toyland

    As parents and siblings shipped out to war, American children shipped out to the playground. On the Saturday morning following the attack on Pearl Harbor, an Iowa housewife took her egg money to Toyland to purchase two Tom Thumb tanks....

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Review: Cliffs of Dover

    A new Battle of Britain sim still needs some work. A few issues back, we asked, “What is the cost of being a follower?” A leader innovates, and innovation brings he cost of being a leader and the with it the risks and challenges of...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Review: Take on Helicopters

    Bohemia Interactive applies its creative talents to a rotary-wing sim. Microsoft’s Flight Simulator franchise was one of the main civil aviation simulations that PC pilots could depend on for steady releases. Microsoft bailed out of the...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Review: Airline Tycoon 2

    Wannabe aviation entrepreneurs confront real-world economic realities. Today the airline business is tougher than ever following a decade-long siege of security concerns, a struggling economy and major consolidations. Little of this drama...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Game Review: Condemned Heroes

    Since the first was released in 2009, the series has Men of War installment become a favorite of World War II fiends in search of exceptionally challenging strategy games. Returning fans will be pleased that the latest chapter, Condemned...

  • Reviews

    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General January 2013

    Naval War: Arctic Circle The action in Naval War: Arctic Circle takes place in the near future in the waters off the coast of  Northern Europe and in the Arctic Circle. Gamers fight real-time air, sea and undersea battles, controlling...

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General January 2013

    Ubisoft (ubisoft.com) has added yet another iteration to its venerable Ghost Recon series. With Ghost Recon: Future Soldier the company has created an enjoyable, visceral, squad-based tactical shooter that will entertain military and video...

  • Reviews

    Wargame Review- Armchair General March 2013

    Scourge of War: Antietam Scourge of War: Antietam is a real-time tactical wargame covering the September 1862 Battle of Antietam. Gamers take command of a brigade, division or corps as part of the larger Union or Confederate army....

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General March 2013

    The original Counter-Strike debuted slightly after the Bronze Age; yet despite being long in the tooth, it has remained extremely popular among the online killing crowd. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the game’s latest iteration....

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General May 2013

    XCOM (xcom.com), which many believe is the best turn-based strategy game ever created, is made even better with the release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Developed by Firaxis (Sid Meier and company), the game features an elite organization...