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Aces go higher

have announced the release of a new version of their popular massively multiplayer World War II flight sim "Aces High". Flight modeling has been improved, there's an "enhanced flight control trim system" (whatever that might be), a padlock view has been added, and perhaps most interestingly there are a few more new planes and vehicles in the game, taking the total to over 30. The British Lancaster Mk III bomber has arrived, along with Germany's Ju-88 A4 for those of you flying for the other side. Check the HiTech website for the full skinny. The game is free to download, you can take to the skies with up to eight players for free, and there's a two week free trial for those of you wanting more crowded air space in the massively multiplayer version of the game. So what have you got to lose?