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I've just finished wading through Eagle92395's thread about what other games people play. Cool thread! But I saw David Freeman's post there saying that he doesn't like video games... only simulators.I was wondering what people think about where to draw the line between a video game and a sim. Is FS2002 a game? What about IL2? What about Falcon 4.0? What about operation Flashpoint? Blimey... where's that line?Simon.

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I would tell you that I think the difference for me is that a game has a beginning and an end. Games have a goal. There is not end to FS. The only goal is to make it more realistic. There are alot of Simulators out there that I don't mess with. Like the Combat sims. Medal of honor is a game. There is a beginning and an end. Even if it takes two years to achieve the goal. That is just my oppinion,DAVE

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I'd say the same. When trying to explain flight sims to ordinary people, I often compare it to model railroading. To some it's a game or toy, but to others it's a consuming endless passion.

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Yup. People never understand the attraction to FS, so I always tell them:"If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand."Either you're an FS Phreak, or you think your husband/son/wife/daughter/nephew/cousin is simply a freak.

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