Whirlybird Nerd Alert: Take On Helicopters Box Art

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I'm a helicopter fan, but not much of a sim fan these days. I wasn't able to deal with the controls in the demo for the recent Apache Air Assault -- and believe me I tried. I'm much more comfortable flying with arcade controls over Liberty City or the island nation of Panau. I'm holding out hope that Take On Helicopters, in development at Bohemia Interactive, will offer enough flexibility and friendliness in the controls department to keep me entranced.

New box art was announced for the game, which I noticed over at EvilAvatar. Why isn't it shown here? Because it's not really all that good compared to the other screen shots available at the game's site. A video also on the site from GamesCom note an October 2011 release date for the game.

Deus Ex Human Revolution Stifled By GameStop

deusexhr_1Nowadays we’re used to Gamestop’s pre-opening of video games and taping them shut to avoid returns, something that former frequent contributor James called our attention to originally. News today that Gamestop employees are being told to open the PC copy of Deus Ex Human Revolution and throw away the coupon that gives users free access to the OnLive version of the game is meddling in the extreme.

Notch Offers To Shotgun The Scrolls Snafu

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Bethesda recently filed suit to stop Mojang from using the name Scrolls for their next game, citing it as being too close to their “The Elder Scrolls” series. Markus “Notch” Persson was surprised by this, but the lawyers have been engaged and the long, slow, and no doubt expensive turning of legal gears has begun.

Notch came back in a jovial mood from his wedding and posted a good-natured challenge to Bethesda, offering to settle the matter with a Quake 3 competition.

CrazyKinux Going Into Suspended Animation

crazykinux_musing_500pxAfter posting on his blog that he was searching for someone to take the reins of the EVE Blog Pack and the EVE Blog Banter, CrazyKinux has decided to leave the EVE blogging community to do their own thing and finally hang up his spurs as one of the leading voices of the EVE Online blogging community as well.

His recent move to Director of Development for the video game company Behaviour Interactive along with parental responsibilities seemed to be taking up more of his time, and while he plans to continue playing EVE as well as other games, he's making a new start by basically closing up the blog and his @crazykinux twitter account.

The soft-spoken CK first joined us over three years ago on Aeropodcast Episode 36 to talk about the Drone Bay Podcast he was part of back then, and he later went on to wish us well on Episode 50 and continue his rise to internet fame as one of the more public faces of the EVE player community.

Good luck CrazyKinux, and maybe I'll see you fly by in EVE someday or give your Corp a try. It's just that 99% tax rate that I have a hard time getting past.

PS Vita Getting Skype, Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare

ps_vita_facebook_twitter_foursquare_skype_logosColor me surprised, but Sony's next handheld is going to get official Skype, Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare support as free PlayStation Store downloads. I had my doubts about us seeing Skype on a Sony platform again, and I'd sure like to see Skype come to the PS3, although they'd probably make it a PlayStation Plus exclusive feature, but I'm happy to see Sony lining up mobile application support for Vita.

Sony has also started talking about the lineup of upcoming titles for the system at Gamescom in Germany today, including Resistance: Burning Skies, which stars a firefighter and is set between Resistance 1 and 2. For more hit up the PlayStation Blog.

From Aeropause.

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