Namco Bandai has made some running repairs to Ace Combat 6.

The title update is available on Live, and should make the online side of the game a little more seamless and balanced. They say.

Chief among the changes are point penalties for doing silly things like crashing, leaving the battlefield or being shot down in Team Battle and Battle Royale modes. Similarly you can now gain points for damaging an aircraft and not necessarily destroying the bogey outright.

Those of you doing the dying will now be invulnerable for a short period of time on respawn, your in-game HUD should display points lost and won, and special weapons have been tweaked to balance things up.

You will also be able to see who is talking in the pre-game lobby thanks to a little microphone icon next to their Gamertag - useful for singling out those who sound strange.

Ace Combat 6 might be a little cringe-worthy, but it is really rather good. Take our highway to the Ace Combat 6 review zone to find out more.

Elsewhere I have decided that I will dress up as Jester at a Top Gun party.

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