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Take On Helicopters

Take On Helicopters review

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5 years ago

Bohemia Rhapsody: Humble Bundle Offers Old Arma Games

Bohemia are well known as the creators of the deep and deeply shonky military sim Arma and its zombie-infested survival spin-off DayZ. They're moderately known as the creators of turn-based spinoff Arma Tactics and commercial helicopter sim Take On Helicopters. They're not at all known as the developers of XCOM-homage UFO: Afterlight and Alpha Prime, which is some sort of videogame. Yet you'll find all…

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6 years ago

Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: Curious Rover

Found the camouflaged pillbox in Proteus yet? Or the crashed G4M Betty? No, me neither. I'm starting to think that white owl is a wind-up merchant. From now on I'm only going to trust the crabs. I know they're honest because they're the ones who pincer-pointed me in the direction of a staggeringly beautiful Mars mod for Vehicle Simulator, a blue-chip flight model overhaul for…

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Hindsight Is 10.99: Take On Helicopters: Hinds Launches

Bohemia Interactive's chopper-centric sim was always going to drop in some angry war tech. That's what they know, and that's what we love about them. So we're here to celebrate the addition of the Hind to Take On Helicopters with a fairly warry trailer. I don't know about you, but to me the Hind in this DLC launch trailer looks pissed off. Probably because it's…

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7 years ago

In Today’s Helicopter News: TKOH Hind DLC

Take On Helicopters is going to getting some big fat Russian helicopters in its first DLC. Like this: "Highly detailed models of the Mi-24 V, Mi-24 P and Mi-35 Super Hind helicopters across a range of over 25 different liveries." That is some Cold War helicopter sex, right there. It's also going move away from the commercial helcopterings of the base game, and allow you…

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A-ha, A Demo: Take On Take On Helicopters

What? What? It can't really be just me who thinks of A-ha's finest hour whenever Bohemia's Take On Helicopters is mentioned, can it? Hmmph. Perhaps I can break the association by writing about the chopper sim's new demo, which is out now. At 3.6GB it's faintly monstrous, but the contents sound highly generous. You should take it on, take it on. It'll be gone, in…

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Feature: Seattle helicopter royalty

Take On Helicopters review

Start with the odd name: Take on Helicopters. At once a warning and an invitation, it sounds at first like a bad translation. After a few hours at the controls of its rotary-winged menagerie, the title ceases to sound strange and becomes a fairly accurate invitation. It asks, can you Take on Helicopters? Here's wot I think.

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Flight Check: Take On Helicopters Released

Take On Helicopters, Bohemia Entertainment's civilian helicopter sim, has landed. Or taken off. Or remains hovering, terrifying, in the air, threatening to remove fingers from waving hands. Our lovely Tim was quite taken with it and now you can be too. It's on Steam for $49.99 or £31.99 and is also available on a whole crate-load of international distributors. Tim recommended it for anyone with…

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Pre-Flight Snack: Take On Helicopters

Take On Helicopters Pre-Order Beta access thing is now live. The full game of commercial hovering is released on the 27th, but you can get it now if you are so inclined. For some insight into what the simulator contains you can read Mr Stone's take on the thing, where he says: "Even if the campaign turns out to be a bug-spattered nightmare, I’ll still…

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Feature: H is for hot-diggity

Larkin About: Take On Helicopters Test Flown

  My left mouse button is confused. It's just spent five unbroken hours with a Bohemia Interactive game and not once was it asked to snuff out a man's life. There were times when I felt like asking it to snuff out a man's life, but as the preview build of Take On Helicopters doesn't include player firearms, such a request would have been fairly…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: This One’s For Dobbs

October 18, 1923. While watching sycamore keys twirl from trees in a Kiev park, a young engineer called Igor Sikorsky has an extraordinary idea. What if rotary motion could be used to dry damp laundry. That evening over beer and mushroom broth in a local hostelry, Igor describes his idea to hard-of-hearing colleague Wolfgang Helicopter. The rest is history. This week is whirlybird week here…

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Chopper Envy: Take On Helicopters

If there is something I'd really like to be simulated, it would be a giant digging machine that could bore through to the deepest parts of the Earth and then shoot upward, bursting out of the ground and eating the entire Eiffel tower in its spinning jaws. One day that will be simulated. But not today. Today we wait for Take On Helicopters, a simulation…

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Take On Helicopters Taster For Op Arrowers

Op Archers? Owners of Operation Arrowhead, anyway. If you are one of those people - as you should be if you like soldier simming - then you are entitled to a preview version of Take On Helicopters, the forthcoming commercial chopper game from Bohemia Interactive. It looks like this is a sort of add-on for Operation Arrowhead which demonstrates the new flight model and pilot…

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Feature: Bohemia Rhapsody

Bohemia On Carrier Command, Arma III

Last week I had a chance to talk to the Bohemia Interactive bossman, Marek Spanel. As one of the brains behind the original Operation Flashpoint, and then the three Arma games that followed, he is one PC gaming's most ambitious developers. He's now embarking on a huge project of developing three games across three studios at the same time: Arma 3, Take On Helicopters, and…

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High Times: Take On Helicopters

Earlier in the week I managed to have a chat with Bohemia boss Marek Spanel and one of the games he talked about was this: Take On Helicopters. It's a civilian helicopter sim set at first in Seattle, and then on a more global stage. The game uses the Arma 3 engine, and a fresh take on the dev's helicopter handling and controls. It will…

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Rotors Scoped: Take On Helicopters Coming

Excitement is literally in the air! Bohemia Interactive (Czech developers of Operation Flashpoint and Arma II fame/infamy) have announced Take On Helicopters, a new simulator focusing on the rewarding challenge of flying helicopters as well as "beautifully rich landscapes". I will admit to some disappointment that Take On Helicopters is not a game about taking on helicopters mano-a-mano, nor is it a game about taking…

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