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  • Aviation History Magazine

    FSX Acceleration

    A new expansion pack revs up Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. Perhaps an evaluation of an airplane is less about the plane than it is about its maturation. No aircraft is perfect out of the gate. The Chance Vought F4U Corsair, the General...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Modern Warfare Made Real

    Thrilling combat scenarios feature myriad aircraft in a new first-person game. Major Harold Moore, played by Mel Gibson in the movie his troops to the helicopter, saying, “Gentlemen, we will ride into battle, and this will be our...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Flight Deck 5 naval add-on

    What aircraft are naval aviation’s unsung heroes? Maybe it’s the antisubmarine force—planes and helicopters that guard against threats from the deep. Maybe it’s the onboard delivery transport that keeps carriers stocked with mail...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    WarBirds 2008

    The classic online sim still delivers after a decade. Even though WarBirds is more than 10 years old, this dedicated online flight sim still enjoys a committed following. Updated nearly nonstop since its debut, it continues to gain new...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Flight sim sites offer a host of add-on options

    It’s always nice to have a good co-pilot. When you’re a flight sim fan, however, good co-pilots can consist of Web sites such as simviation.com, FlightSim.com and AVSIM.com. “Airware” has covered notable Web offerings before, but...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Faro: One Business That Was Mainly Monkey Business

    Although games could be lucrative, they were rarely honest. In the 1993 film Tombstone, Doc Holliday asks his pal Wyatt Earp, “Since when is faro a business?” Holliday follows up with the wry observation, “Only suckers buck the...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Blazing Angels 2- Secret Missions of WWII

    As the sequel to the premiere flight-combat action game from earlier this year, Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII raises the bar set by its predecessor in graphic detail, historical accuracy of aircraft, and game play innovation....

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Battle for the Pacific

    From its familiar heads-up display to its combat system and objective-based missions, The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific appears to be a carbon copy of nearly every other World War II–era first-person shooter. And as far as the...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Pacific Storm- Allies

    When it was released in 2006, Pacific Storm was quickly recognized as one of the most challenging and original World War II– themed real-time strategy games of that year. It revolutionized strategy gaming by allowing the player to take a...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Review: Squad Battles

    Squad Battles: Dien Bien Phu Videogame Developer: John Tiller HPS Simulations (www.hpssims.com) Format: PC/Windows Modes: Single player, Multiplayer Released: 2009, MSRP: $49.95 The first Indochina war ended at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Review: X-Plane 9

    This scrappy alternative to Microsoft Flight Simulator favors veterans. In most endeavors, practice and experience can take you from novice to expert, and where you stand in that continuum determines how you perceive milestones along the...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Review: Pacific Storm

    This ambitious sim offers something for everyone. World War II’s Pacific theater encompassed an ocean, parts of several continents and the shorelines of many islands in between. So when a game boasts a scope of the entire Pacific War, it...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Review: Hard and Soft Ware

    CH’s new flight yoke and a gunship sim. CH Products is one of the oldest and best makers of PC peripherals. The company has been making joysticks since the early days of the PC’s existence. CH eventually branched out into more...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Review: Yankee Air Pirate

    Fly the unfriendly skies of Vietnam. The Vietnam conflict may have featured the most unusual and varied air war in history. In the skies over Southeast Asia, helicopters really came into their own, jets and props worked together regularly...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Review: DCS- Black Shark

    Can a flight sim offer too much detail, even for dedicated players? If it seems like it’s been a while since a meaty technical helicopter simulation hit the shelves, that’s because it has been. Deep simulations like Jane’s AH64...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Review: The Rules With No Name

    The Rules With No Name by Bryan Ansell, Foundry Publications, Nottingham, U.K., 2008, $84.  This tabletop game (no electronics required) centers on miniature gunslingers and a rulebook to govern play. To start, opponents need at least...