iEntertainment Network announces that FLYBOYS Squadron is complete, and the MMO
flying game based on the already-closed World War I movie is due in stores next week:
CARY, NC, November 8, 2006 – iEntertainment Network, (PINK SHEETS:
IENT.pk - News), the award-winning developer of the world famous WarBirds
TotalSims series, today announced that FLYBOYS Squadron, the World War I combat
flight simulator based upon the MGM movie Flyboys, will be available November
16th on retail shelves. The FlyBoys Squadron retail package will also include 1
month of free online massively multiplayer gaming on IENT’s servers with
hundreds of other players from around the world. Also included in the retail
package are two free bonus award-winning massively multiplayer games, WarBirds
and Armored Assault, a $50 value.
"FlyBoys Squadron is an ideal game for people who enjoy the challenge of flying
and the strategy of dogfighting," said retired USAF pilot and CEO of
iEntertainment, J.W. 'Wild Bill' Stealey, who has over 4,000 U.S. Air Force
military flying hours. “Having taught more than 200 Air Force Lieutenants how to
fly in the military, I think we can really teach players how to fly while they
are having fun and learning to dogfight with FlyBoys Squadron.”
“With its E (Everybody) rating, FLYBOYS Squadron is a game that kids, dads,
moms, and grandparents can play together either at the same computer or
networked together over the Internet on multiple computers even if separated by
thousands of miles," Stealey added. "They can enjoy the experience and challenge
of flying paired with the adrenaline of surviving WWI dogfights."
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. finished work Wednesday on its
long-delayed Windows Vista operating system, and said the software would be
broadly available Jan. 30.
The announcement means Microsoft will meet — just barely — its revised goal of
putting Vista in consumers' hands in the first month of 2007.
Windows Vista's code was released midmorning Wednesday to manufacturing — a step
that allows the company to begin making the copies that will be distributed with
PCs and sold at stores, said Jim Allchin, co-president of the Microsoft division
that includes Windows, in a conference.
"This is a good day," Allchin said.
Microsoft had previously said it would release Vista to big business clients at
an event at the Nasdaq Stock Market on Nov. 30, and Allchin reiterated Wednesday
that corporations who buy Windows licenses in bulk will get the new system this
month. That's also in keeping with the company's revised release schedule.
The release will be the first major upgrade in more than five years to the
operating system that powers most of the world's personal computers. Vista
boasts improved graphics, more effective tools for finding documents, pictures
and other items on personal computers, and a new Internet browser, among other
A new Bet on Soldier: Black-out Saigon movie is now available (thanks Frans),
offering a look at the add-on for Kylotonn Entertainment's first-person shooter
that's due for release in Germany tomorrow. The high-resolution clip offering
three minutes of gameplay footage is available from
We got heavy rain here today, and clearly we are getting more water in our
basement than ever when this occurs. We're realizing that this is a situation
that is going to have to be dealt with, which seems equally daunting from the
perspectives of both expense and effort (sigh). Oh well, as they say, just part
of the joys of being a homeowner.
JoWooD announce plans to release a demo for Gothic 3, saying the sample of
Piranha Bytes' RPG sequel is coming on Friday:
Aspyr Media and JoWood
Productions will release the North American demo for the highly anticipated PC
RPG Gothic 3 on Friday, November 10. The demo includes the beginning area of the
game, including the towns of Ardea and Kap Dun and the Rebel outpost Reddock,
with all available quests, weapons, spells and NPCs. There will be no time
limits imposed on players.
Gothic 3 is scheduled to ship in North America on Monday, November 13. For more
information go to gothic3.aspyr.com or
FiringSquad reports on a story in the Holiday 2006 print edition of PC Gamer
Magazine that sheds a little light on the upcoming Titan Quest expansion (thanks
Frans). Word is the add-on's title will be Titan Quest: Immortal Throne, and it
will offer 10-15 hours of gameplay, 20 new monsters, over 30 quests, and a
"Dream Mastery" system that adds eight new classes to Iron Lore Entertainment's
The first Dark Messiah of Might & Magic retail patches are now available,
updating the German and International editions of Akanke's M&M action/RPG to
version 1.1 by cleaning up a number of bugs and other issues. Downloads are
available on Ubisoft's FTP Server
and mirrored on
3D Downloads, 3D
FileFront, Gameguru Mania,
version of the patch is now automatically available, as well.
The Might and Magic Website
(thanks Frans and
FiringSquad) announces that the
Hammers of Fate expansion for the turn-based strategy sequel is now
complete, and will presumably make its scheduled November release date. The
add-on introduces a new faction, new spells and abilities, , a new adventure,
and gameplay improvements.
A demo/trial version of RoboBlitz is now available, providing the opportunity to
check out Naked Sky Entertainment's new action/shooter that utilizes the Unreal
3 engine. The trial version includes a freely playable segment as well as the
entire content of the full game, which is supposed to be unlocked with a key that can be
purchased online, but there seems to be a problem with this aspect of the demo
(as a result there will probably be some sort of follow-up to this). The demo is mirrored on
3D Downloads, 3D Gamers,
FileFront, Gameguru Mania,
Internode Games Network,
Informer, and Worthplaying.
An updated demo for Left Behind: Eternal Forces offers a renewed opportunity to
check out the controversial post-apocalyptic strategy offering from Left Behind
Games. The download is available from
FileFront, Gamer's Hell, and Worthplaying.
release heralds the coming of a Collector's Edition for Red Orchestra:
Ostfront 41-45. The special version of Tripwire Interactive's Unreal-engine
shooter is due in stores soon, and word is it will contain two new maps from
Tripwire, four new weapons, two new vehicles, a bonus DVD featuring ten maps designed by the Red Orchestra community,
sixteen strategy cards, an official metal Red Orchestra dog tag, trailers,
desktop wallpapers, and more.
Boston, MA, November 8th 2006 - Tri Synergy,
www.trisynergy.com, and NuGeneration Games are thrilled to announce that D.I.R.T.: The Origin of the Species is shipping in North America while the rest of the world will have to wait until 2007 to play this highly anticipated PC game.
Nick Bamford of NuGeneration the developer of D.I.R.T. proudly proclaimed, “It’s been a long hard road but we wanted to take as long as necessary to deliver a gameplay experience that could be enjoyed at many levels by all the gamers out there, we are very proud to finally deliver that today!”
“D.I.R.T. has been a long-time-coming but will be well worth the wait,” said Shane Nestler of Tri Synergy. D.I.R.T. will be available at major software retailers as soon as this weekend.
The game will be available from retail stores in the US and Canada including Electronics Boutique, Gamestop, Fry’s, CompUSA, Circuit City, Amazon.com and more! Additionally the game will be available from the Tri Synergy website at
Stronghold Forums offer a new patch for Stronghold Legends, updating the
besieged strategy game to version 1.11. Also, the annoyingly registration
required D2D Patches Page
offers a corresponding patch for the downloadable edition of the game. Thanks
The Patches Scrolls.
A pair of new Medieval II: Total War movies show off more of Creative
Assembly's now complete strategy sequel. A "gold" clip showing
off the game's premise is available on
TotalWar.com also offers a new clip introducing the Turkish faction. Also, the
Battle for Middle-Earth II Website offers a pair of new movies from The Rise
of the Witch-king expansion for the Lord of the Rings RTS sequel. One clip shows
off the War of the Ring gameplay mode that's making its return in the add-on,
and a second movie introduces the Thrall Master. Finally, a new Dreamlords tutorial movie offers a lengthy narrated look at Lockpick
Entertainment's upcoming online RTS game. The clip is available on
Downloads Page. Thanks Frans.
2Moons Q&A on The Game Musketeers talks with Acclaim's David Perry about
their upcoming MMORPG: "In-your-face advertising is tacky, especially modern
logos all over a fantasy game. I'm always trying to think of ways we can
approach problems from new angles. Advertising can be a nightmare, or if it
benefits you, it can be a friend. I ask you, would you like adverts on the
Google homepage? I don't. What if it was a choice? Your choice? No adverts
if you want, or if you turn them on, the benefit is unlimited free MP3 music
from a library of 800,000 songs? Suddenly advertising isn't such a pain, if
it's not at your expense. That's my idea for games. Can we come up with a
business model were we can give the consumer the control? A model where
nothing needs to be forced on them. We think we have found the way.
Publishers probably think we're on glue, but I think (long term) and they
need to judge us on that."
I never considered myself the type for this, but this was the second election in
a row that I more-or-less stayed up all night watching the results and analysis,
so I guess on some level I'm starting to qualify as a political junkie. I guess
the first step is admitting I have a problem. Hello, my name is Blue and