|Posted by Darcy on April 18, 2013 at 1:55 AM|
When I try and explain my adoration for virtual flying to the friends, family and co-workers I have who aren’t flight simulator fans they always seem to turn and look at me a little funny. They can understand why so many guys are hooked on football and hockey and even get the compulsion most women feel to hit up a sale or two at the mall, yet they seem to struggle with my loving these games so much.
I know that most of you who are visiting this site understand the app...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Darcy on April 16, 2013 at 4:05 AM|
I’ll admit that I do get a kick out of something a little strange when it comes to playing flight simulator games.
Everyone knows just how (seemingly) infinite the replay and entertainment value is in these types of games; you can fly anywhere in the world, land in over 25,000 airports and can choose from literally hundreds and hundreds of aircraft to pilot.
Keeping that in mind it does come across a little odd when I share with my friends and famil...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Darcy on April 15, 2013 at 5:35 AM|
One of the more appealing aspects of a great flight simulator can be found in the fact that it presents its players with the ability to visit almost anywhere in the world.
The vast majority – if not all of the top-line flight simulators available now have an ‘open world’ type set up where you can literally plot a course and pilot any aircraft of your choosing to any number of brilliant, breath-taking and real-life locations. We’re no longer limited ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Darcy on April 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM|
Many are often surprised when they discover the overall demographic of the type of people who enjoy taking some time out to play a flight simulator game.
The common conception with video game in general often centres around the thought and belief that the industry is a ‘young man’s’ game and that the typical ‘gamer’ falls into the category of the 18 – 35 year old single male with the occasional female thrown in for good measure.
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|Posted by Darcy on March 13, 2013 at 2:10 AM|
The whole flight simulator genre is a relatively small subculture when you compare it to other video game categories including shooters, role playing games and, of course, the hugely popular MMO section of the gaming community.
Despite its popularity – which, considering you’re here on this site is not something I need to remind you about – it is still a rather small niche.
That makes the fact that there is an obvious divide betweenRead Full Post »
|Posted by Darcy on March 12, 2013 at 4:10 PM|
There is little worse than raising your expectations up only to be disappointed in the long run. I’ve had this happen to me a lot in the past – as I’m sure many of you have too – when it comes to the pending release of a video game that has been hotly anticipated.
It’s no secret that I’ve played several PC flight simulator games across the journey but the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Darcy on March 6, 2013 at 6:40 AM|
I’ve been a PC gamer for the most part for my entire life and have only really ever dabbled in console gaming. I haven’t ever been drawn into consoles the way that I have with PCs so when I was having a conversation with a friend recently who is an avid console gamer, I was enthralled to learn about some difficulties they’re having at the moment with pre-owned games within the industry.
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|Posted by Darcy on March 4, 2013 at 1:05 AM|
Despite still being only a relatively new concept, I know there is a lot of avid video game players out there today who simply can’t get into a game properly unless it has some sort of multiplayer element to it. This is even the case with lot of console titles and shooters as well as PC versions. Playing online with friends isn’t an added perk anymore, it is a part of the must have criteria and this is very much the case with everything from a modern FPS (first person shooter) thr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Darcy on March 4, 2013 at 12:35 AM|
I am no newbie to the video games industry; I’ve played video games my entire life and I’ve even had the pleasure of writing about the professionally – both for this site and for several other guest posts – yet I’m still sometimes blown away by how many games fail to live up to modern-day standards yet somehow still manage to sell so successfully.
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|Posted by Darcy on February 27, 2013 at 6:45 AM|
If you’ve been sitting on the fence about whether or not you’re ready to buy a new flight simulator game then perhaps it’s time you hopped off and climbed on over to the right side!
I aim to offer a website/blog that offers all of the information anyone could need when it comes to 3D Flight Simulator games and although I offer all of these articles and posts for educational p...Read Full Post »