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02-28-2009, 02:35 PM

NOTE: HAWX 2 is now released... see post below for details.

Tom Clancy's HAWX
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://hawxgame.us.ubi.com/
DEMO: Available

As the era of the nation-state draws toward its end, the world of warfare is evolving rapidly. New challenges demand new solutions, sometimes with unpredictable outcomes.

For many years, state-sponsored militaries have struggled to maintain and modernize their forces. Increasing budget restrictions and difficulties in recruiting skilled personnel have led many countries to seek other solutions. More and more nations now rely increasingly on Private Military Companies (PMC) – elite mercenary groups staffed with equally elite personnel - to support their field operations.

PMCs have proven to be excellent partners in respect to efficiency, skills, low prices, and reliability. They’ve been able to fulfill most of the mission normally handled by regular armies, without risking political fallout.

In time, these private military corps diversified their field of operations, from mere securing land objectives to motorized assault and counter-intelligence. It was not long before a few of these PMC secured enough resources to require being involved complete support air and sea-bound operations.

With each passing year, the PMCs expand their influence and scope of activity. Initially just consultants, they are now involved in surveillance, logistics, site security, and other essential roles. In order to keep the war machine going most of the PMC warranted firms dealing with other sources of income such as mining, oil extraction, airliners, goods manufacturing etc. Ensuring a steady flow of currency allowed these companies to operate a tighter game against their opposition. Each year, they come closer to serving as fully operational field units, and their services are so widely used they’re already essential. Pandora’s Box has been opened. There’s no getting rid of the PMCs now.

E.R.S. is in-game technology that helps turn novice aviators into elite pilots of the future. The Enhanced Reality System is the core of the HAWX flight experience: aircraft interception trajectories, incoming missile detection, anti-crash system, damage assessment, tactical map, and weapons trajectory control. E.R.S. also allows players to issue orders to their squadron and other units, making this system as iconic to HAWX as the Cross-Com system is to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter®!

Players can ease into their flight missions and gain a level of comfort with the use of the assistance mode. Once employed, players can take full advantage of their technological support through the E.R.S and gain maximum piloting security. If the situation calls for the player to unleash the full potential of the aircraft, the assistance mode can be switched off and all safety features will be deactivated. This comes with increased risks, but allows the player advanced dogfighting maneuvers and stunning third-person views.

For the first time ever in the air-combat genre, players will be able to experience the entire solo campaign with seamless JUMP IN/JUMP OUT functionality. In PVP mode, players can challenge each other in intense dog-fighting sessions and find out who's the top gun. Winning players are rewarded with experience points and money to unlock more weapons.

Players have the opportunity to take the throttle of over 50 famous aircrafts, and take them over real world locations & cities in photo-realistic environments created with the best commercial satellite data on the civilian market.




Tom Clancy's HAWX demo is now
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Get ready to go inverted and ballistic once
the HAWX demo is released!

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04-14-2009, 05:17 PM


OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.steelbeasts.com/

Impressive, this simulation gets you behind the steering wheel of tanks and other vehicles in realistic cockpits and allows you to combat on huge maps. While the graphics of the environments is not great, the tanks and the simulation are fantastic. Take a look at a couple of vids and let us know what you think.

04-14-2009, 05:31 PM

Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://silenthunter4.uk.ubi.com/
RATING: T for Teen
RELEASE: Available now; 2007.
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Ubisoft (http://www.ubi.com/)

DESCRIPTION: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Hunter_IV)
Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific is a computer submarine simulation for Windows developed by Ubisoft Romania and published by Ubisoft in 2007. It places the player in command of an American submarine during World War II and takes place in the Pacific theater. The game allows players a variety of play modes including career, single war patrol and single battle engagements.

The simulation uses detailed and accurate 3D graphics to immerse the player in the environment of a World War II submarine. The systems of the vessel are largely functional and the player is exposed to many aspects of submarine warfare of the time. The game allows the player to choose how realistic and challenging the game experience is to be and it is designed to allow new players to easily master the basic game play, while allowing for experienced users to manually control systems such as crew management, torpedo allocation, radar, sonar and target trigonometry.
Like its predecessor Silent Hunter 3, the simulation features a fully dynamic campaign. The game gives players various mission objectives and unique rewards, and attempts to make each campaign a unique experience. The major naval battles of the war in the Pacific, such as the Battle of Midway are re-enacted and players are informed of them via in-game radio messages. However, unlike its prequel, the game gives more specific and varied mission objectives during the campaign, rather than just assigning a specific patrol area.


Silent Hunter 4 features a new online adversarial mode and gives players the opportunity to command Japanese destroyers and pit them against US submarines. Servers will support up to eight players and let them choose from several scripted and generated missions.


Expansion Pack

Main article: Silent Hunter IV: The U-Boat Missions
On October 31 2007 Ubisoft announced The U-Boat Missions add-on to Silent Hunter 4. The expansion is slated to focus on the German U-boat campaign in the Indian ocean. The U-boat Missions is slated to feature new strategic elements, new playable submarines, an improved navigation map, and an improved upgrade system.[3]

Gold Edition

Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific Gold Edition was released on October 11 2008. This is the full version of Silent Hunter IV, which includes the U-Boat Missions expansion pack.

Earlier Titles:
Silent Hunter, released in 1996.
Silent Hunter II, released in 2001.
Silent Hunter III, released in 2005.

New Mod: Real Environment; Silent hunter 4 mod by Kriller2 and W_clear coming soon... Posted Feb. 7, 2009

real environment storm preview 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j4ZXsLuG6g#)

Silent Hunter 5 coming soon....

04-14-2009, 06:00 PM

Danger from the Deep

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://dangerdeep.sourceforge.net/
SYSTEMS: Windows (2000/XP/98); Linux (i386/x86-64/sparc64); FreeBSD (x86-64/sparc64/IA64); MacOS X (ppc64)
RELEASE: Available Now
RATING: T for Teen
DEVELOPER: Open Source Coding

Danger from the Deep (known as dangerdeep or DftD) is a free (as in free speech), Open Source World War II german submarine simulator. The program and source code is available under the GPL license and most of the artwork/data is released under a Creative Commons license (Attribution/NonCommercial/Non-Derivative works).

DftD is currently being developed on Linux (i386 and AMD64) and Windows. There are binarys available for Linux (i386 and amd64), Windows (32bit) and there are some old packages for MacOSX. Danger from the Deep makes use of SDL/OpenGL and thus should be portable to other operating systems or platforms.

This game is planned as tactical simulation and will be as realistic as our time and knowledge of physics allows. It's current state is ALPHA, but it is playable. If anyone want's to contribute in development, you're welcome, just email the dangerdeep-devel mailing list. Contributing binary packages for various Linux distributions would also be much appreciated.


05-04-2009, 10:59 PM

DCS: Black Shark

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/
SYSTEMS: Windows XP, Vista
RATING: T for Teen
RELEASE: Available Now
COST: $39.95 at Direct2Drive HERE (http://www.direct2drive.com/2/7938/product/Buy-DCS:-Black-Shark-Download)

DCS: Black Shark is a simulation of the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter and is the first simulation module of the Digital Combat Simulator series by The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics.

DCS: Black Shark can be played as the most realistic combat helicopter simulation ever created for the PC with authentic flight dynamics and systems modeling. Black Shark may also be played as a console-style arcade game for the casual gamer.

A detailed and accurate 330,000 sq km depiction of the western Caucasus region serves as the battlefield and includes a broad array of eastern and western air, land and sea units.

Each air, land and sea unit is accurately modeled to include detailed models, weapon systems, movement dynamics and artificial intelligence. Each bullet, rocket, shell or bomb fired is modeled in detail for accurate performance.

Powerful and easy to use Mission and Campaign Editors are provided to allow creation of user-created missions and campaigns. Non-linear campaigns are provided with unlimited replayability. Multiplayer game play is provided to include both cooperative play using the Ka-50 data link and head-to-head. Multiplayer supports up to 16 players.

A set of detailed training missions, single missions and a campaign are included.

DIGITAL COMBAT SIMULATOR: Ka-50 "Black Shark" Download Features
A highly-detailed six degrees of freedom cockpit allows you to look anywhere in the cockpit using TrackIR®.
An unrivalled flight physics system provides the most realistic helicopter flight experience available. Interface with the fully 3D cockpit using a mouse with the option for an English cockpit.
Detailed modeling and control of engine, fuel, hydraulics, electrical, navigation, radio, fire suppression, sensor, and weapon systems (casual game play modes also available).
Advanced weapon physics for missiles, rockets and cannon rounds to include ricochets.
Detailed simulation of the “Shkval” optical targeting system and the “Vikhr” anti-tank guided missile system that allows attacks on both ground and air units.
Accurate emulation of both the “ABRIS” moving map navigation system and “Skosok” night vision goggles for day and night missions.

DIGITAL COMBAT SIMULATOR: Ka-50 "Black Shark" Download Minimum System Requirements
Windows XP, Vista
Video 256MB RAM, compatible with DirectX9
5GB of HDD space
sound card
keyboard; mouse.

UPDATE: check out more info here: http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/index.php?end_pos=950&scr=default&lang=en



and the A-10C Warthog: http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/index.php?end_pos=2452&scr=default&lang=en


enlargement: http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/img/technology/A10C/HUD-2.jpg

05-18-2009, 04:47 PM

Rise of Flight

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.riseofflight.com/ (it is in English, so don't be scared off; native Russian website).

WWI flight simulation. Check out the vid below to see why HackHunters has included it... very real plane although the ground targets seems pretty simple.


01-03-2011, 03:12 PM
H.A.W.X. 2 Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF0GrSZ13_Y#ws)

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2

HH Recommendation: read some of the forum posts before buying: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1683592
While the game promises greater ground detail and a fantastic flying experience, PC users will have to pay more to play the game, apparently there are download issues just to get the game working, and apparently there are multiplayer issues as well.

Title: Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.® 2
Platforms: PC, XBox360, PS3, Wii
Genre: Action, Adventure, Simulation
Developer: Ubisoft Romania
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: Nov 22, 2010
Rated: Teen
Languages: English, French, Spanish
3rd-party DRM: Ubisoft’s Online Services Platform. Ubisoft requires a permanent Internet connection to play this video game at all times.

Local Co-op

Official Website: http://store.steampowered.com/app/48160/
Available on STEAM: http://store.steampowered.com/app/48160/
or as DLC only: http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubina/en_US/pd/productID.189559200/Tom_Clancys_HAWX_2.html

About the Game

So have you. As a member of the ultra-secret H.A.W.X. 2 squadron, you are one of the chosen few, one of the truly elite. You will use finely honed reflexes, bleeding-edge technology and ultra-sophisticated aircraft – their existence denied by many governments – to dominate the skies.

You will do so by mastering every nuance of the world’s finest combat aircraft. You will slip into enemy territory undetected, deliver a crippling blow and escape before he can summon a response. You will use your superior technology to decimate the enemy from afar, then draw him in close for a pulse-pounding dogfight. And you will use your steel nerve to successfully execute night raids, aerial refuelings and more.

You will do all this with professionalism, skill and consummate lethality. Because you are a member of H.A.W.X. 2. and you are one of the finest military aviators the world has ever known.

01-06-2011, 10:47 PM
LockOn Flaming Cliffs 2.0 Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smvv3IkglvQ#)

LockOn: Flaming Cliffs 2 (English download version)


LockOn: Flaming Cliffs 2 is a further evolution of LockOn: Flaming Cliffs. In Flaming Cliffs 2, all of the player-controlled aircraft available in Flaming Cliffs have been transferred to the virtual environment created for the Digital Combat Simulator series, started with DCS: Black Shark. Flaming Cliffs 2 is a PC-based combat flight simulation.

Prior to installing Flaming Cliffs 2, one must already have Lock On Modern Air Combat installed.

Minimal system requirements: Windows XP, Vista, 7; CPU P4 2 GHz; RAM 2 Gb; Video nVidia/ATI 256 Mb RAM, DirectX9; 6 Gb of free space on HDD; Sound card; Copy protected, requires internet activation.

Recommended system requirements: Windows XP, Vista, 7; CPU Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD X2; RAM 3 Gb; Video 512 Mb RAM (ATI Radeon HD4850 or nVidia GF8800), DirectX9; 6 GB of free space on HDD; Sound card; Copy protected, requires internet activation; Joystick.

LockOn Collectors Pack $74.99

1. LockOn: Modern Air Combat
2. LockOn: Flaming Cliffs 2
3. LockOn: Flaming Cliffs 2 Manual
4. LockOn & DCS Tactical Chart

08-12-2011, 11:56 AM
Note: sorry for the format of the previous posts that contain a video and picture frame. In 2011 the size of video's got bigger which has thrown off all the previous dimensions thus creating a very bad looking presentation. We'll fix that asap.


Ace Combat Assault Horizon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGw9uSNuTLQ#ws)

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Official Website: http://acecombat.namcobandaigames.com/
Platforms: xBox360, PS3 (oh well, never mind)

The official Gamescom 2011 trailer for ACE COMBAT® ASSAULT HORIZON has arrived! Prepare for a FULL BLOWN ASSAULT as the 108TH task force battles anything and everything on the ground, over sea and in the sky. The battleground is everywhere and the barrage of action, destruction and explosions climb to an epic intensity. The showdown is closing in and almost here! Gotta stay fly. Gotta stay strong.

08-23-2011, 11:14 PM
check out the head movements... really makes the cockpit 3D...

PMDG 737 NGX cockpit look around in-flight (Trackir) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUceloZd0Qk#ws)

use of trackir
simulator PMDG: http://www.precisionmanuals.com/

but for some reason the video puts me to sleep ???