Six Flight Simulator X Add-ons Coming from New Pub

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Mamba Games, a new videogame publisher founded by former THQ executive Robert Neilson, today announced that it has acquired the rights to distribute six Flight Simulator X add-ons.

The new Flight Sim content, developed by RealFlight, will be released over the course of the next 24 months. The first content will come in the form of a Grumman F6F Hellcat expansion, set for worldwide release on March 27 at a price of 19.99 euros ($26). The add-on is already available for digital download directly from RealFlight.

The future of the Flight Simulator series was recently called into question when the ACES development team at Microsoft was closed last week. Following the layoffs, Microsoft assured fans that it was still fully committed to the franchise.

Mamba has also acquired the rights to distribute three additional games in various worldwide territories: Darkling Room's horror title The Lost Crown: Ghost Hunting Adventure (PC), TF-H's scrolling shooter Matchman (Wii, DS), and Eipix's combat racer Pyroblazer.

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    January 29, 2009 6:00 PM

    26$ for a single plane? seems a bit pricey when my dad downloads homebrew plans all the time. some of which are pretty good.

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      January 29, 2009 6:05 PM

      It's worth the money considering how much detail usually goes into the planes. The proper sounds, the proper handling, and texturing. The third-party planes usually are not of the greatest quality, and are tweaked off of exsisting trims of other planes which may or may not be similar in their handling.

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      January 29, 2009 6:39 PM

      The planes are expensive but you have to think of them as digital replicas. At to that the amazing graphics of FSX and you get to experience your favorite planes in an incredible way.

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      January 29, 2009 6:54 PM

      lol, $26 is low end, the company I work for sells addon planes that are in excess of $80 because of how closely they simulate real airliners. (the planes that come with FS are toys basically)

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        January 29, 2009 7:37 PM

        I've never understood flight sim anyway. for me, the fun of airplanes is the physical movement that you get to experience.

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          January 29, 2009 11:24 PM

          It's for people that love the mechanics of flight and the beauty of the machine itself. My dad, for one, loves plotting courses and making perfect landings. He'll do a perfect landing or touch-and-go just to sit back and watch the replay. A flight simulator is not really a game... it takes a lot of skill and knowledge.

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        January 30, 2009 5:26 AM

        PMDG?

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          January 30, 2009 6:26 PM

          Ya, I run the support forum and wiki.