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04-07-2006, 04:11 PM
I haven't posted in over a year, but there is some news buried in the bottom of another thread that deserves top billing here:

Dear XAR fans,

The programmers that developed XAR have formed a new company. We're coming out with a new version that has air racing in Las Vegas area called Thunder over Vegas - Unlimited Air Racing. Should be out this summer. Also have USAF Thunderbirds game coming out. Also have some copies of XAR if anyone is interested. Thanks, Pat Hunt, patrickhunt@cox.net

That is all, move along now.

04-09-2006, 10:36 AM
:thumbsup: Pat, looking forward to more XAR :thumbsup: . Do you have any MAC Apps in the works? Mike :p

04-18-2006, 10:15 PM
I did a look-around for "Thunder over Vegas", and it would appear that it and the "USAF Thunderbirds game" are one and the same, or the projects were merged into one. The page has no mention of air racing in any form...


The site also says Thunder over Vegas will be out in early 2006, but I cannot find it mentioned or offered anywhere. A google search only comes up with the siliconguardian.com site and this AAFO thread:


...Keeping my fingers crossed that a new Unlimited Air Racing game is still in the works.


04-25-2006, 05:10 PM

Thunder over Vegas Thunderbirds game now in Beta testing.

Silicon Studios will also be releasing Air Racing game based on Las Vegas Air Races later this summer.

Watch aviation nation web site for details. http://aviationnation.org/

Thanks for interest!

Pat Hunt


05-09-2006, 10:16 PM
Good to seem some PR on a website... I hope these games actually reach the shelves. It is too bad that the fire-fighting "air attack" sim isn't available in a commercial game form.

12-11-2006, 10:46 AM
Well, it is the end of the year and I haven't seen any news on the status of these two sims. Still in beta testing? Or never to be released?

12-19-2006, 04:44 AM
Fresh news from Pat:

Thanks for checking - doing beta testing on Thunder over Vegas now, will be on sale in Jan.

Air Racing to follow, probably in late spring.

Happy holidays.


05-29-2007, 01:47 PM
I stopped getting news and now the web page is long gone. I guess these projects went away :(

07-10-2007, 04:13 PM
Thunder Over Vegas! doesn't seem to be 100% dead yet.
The website has broken links, most importantly the "buy now" link, but I have not see this before:


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07-23-2007, 05:58 PM
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