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#1 stlflmmkr

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:40 AM

This could be one big April Fools Day prank and on April 1st they might release the real Microsoft Flight. We can only hope.

#2 -Dexter

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:42 AM

View Poststlflmmkr, on Mar 29 2012, 10:40 AM, said:

This could be one big April Fools Day prank and on April 1st they might release the real Microsoft Flight. We can only hope.
Microsoft stock plummeting is an April Fools Day prank!



Just kidding about that last part.

To be honest, Microsoft Flight isn't bad if you aren't a simmer. I don't like how they're trying to 'appeal to a larger audience' by... uh... something? They should have included the entire world, supported modders, and included more than just GA aircraft and they would have my $60.

Edited by -Dexter, 29 March 2012 - 09:44 AM.


#3 Capt_Gabe

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

I tried to interest my 15yr old son in Flight, he just made some totally derrogatory blowing noises and shook his head while he went back to Battlefield 3 on the Xbox, where he can fly F18's and the like online and blow up lots of other planes, choppers, tanks etc. Fly an old slow biplane around a grass covered island ? - no way. In fact, I've ordered BF3 for PC myself...

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

View PostCapt_Gabe, on Mar 29 2012, 06:53 PM, said:

I tried to interest my 15yr old son in Flight, he just made some totally derrogatory blowing noises and shook his head while he went back to Battlefield 3 on the Xbox, where he can fly F18's and the like online and blow up lots of other planes, choppers, tanks etc. Fly an old slow biplane around a grass covered island ? - no way. In fact, I've ordered BF3 for PC myself...

What about FSX?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:23 AM

View PostChaoticBeauty, on Mar 29 2012, 12:00 PM, said:

What about FSX?
From a 'game' perspective, FSX is even more boring than Flight.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:25 AM

View PostChaoticBeauty, on Mar 29 2012, 11:00 AM, said:

What about FSX?
He dabbled a little in FSX when he was younger, but that was more so he could barrel roll a 747, he wouldnt be particularly interested in doing detailed/serious stuff like IFR or precision approaches etc.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

I don't get why MS couldn't just port over the scenery and craft over from FSX, while they can create some high-density areas (like Hawaii/Alaska) but leave the rest of the world intact. Even if they wanted to they could package all the old stuff into a "FSX Veteran Pack" or something and sell it for $30.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:44 AM

View Posttouchdown, on Mar 29 2012, 08:17 PM, said:

I don't get why MS couldn't just port over the scenery and craft over from FSX, while they can create some high-density areas (like Hawaii/Alaska) but leave the rest of the world intact. Even if they wanted to they could package all the old stuff into a "FSX Veteran Pack" or something and sell it for $30.

Why would they do that when they can sell a region for $20 bucks each?  To cover the entire world would result in over $1000 per user.

It's all about the money

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:38 AM

View Post-Dexter, on Mar 29 2012, 11:23 AM, said:

From a 'game' perspective, FSX is even more boring than Flight.
I think from a game perspective FSX is actually more exciting, instead of flying through hoops you are on a jet where engines fail, or go retrieve a cursed idol from the amazon, etc. :hrmm:

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

View Postniteye, on Mar 30 2012, 11:38 PM, said:

I think from a game perspective FSX is actually more exciting, instead of flying through hoops you are on a jet where engines fail, or go retrieve a cursed idol from the amazon, etc. :hrmm:

But the point still stands, FSX you have to take the time to learn whats going on, how it works, what buttons need pressing etc etc. All kids want to do is shoot baddies with their M4 and shout profanities at strangers and say rude things about their mothers...

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

Society is going in the wrong direction.  A dumbing-down direction.  :hrmm:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

View Post_TW_, on Apr 2 2012, 01:03 AM, said:

Society is going in the wrong direction.  A dumbing-down direction.  :hrmm:
""The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for
authority, they show disrespect to their elders.... They no longer
rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents,
chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their
legs, and are tyrants over their teachers."

-Socrates by Plato


tl;dr Every new generation is 'lazy' or 'stupid' or 'worse' than the current generation (in the eyes of the current generation).

Edited by -Dexter, 02 April 2012 - 08:27 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

^^ Except this time its actually true lol

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

Bring it on, the future as seen in Idiocracy seemed like a cozy place to live.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:48 PM

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

View Post_TW_, on Apr 4 2012, 12:48 AM, said:

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

:hrmm:  Funny but I take it you've never been to Detroit.  Sure parts of the town are dead but other areas look just fine.  I now live in SC and some of the cities down here, although on a much smaller scale of course, don't look much better.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

i went to college at costco

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:40 PM

That movie is horrifying more than funny.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:48 PM

Really? I thought the future in Idiocracy seemed like a cozy carefree place to live.