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TIME magazine lists FSX in "Top 50 Best Video Games of All Time"

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I am waiting for those to jump in and say 'we are not a game'  :rolleyes:

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Only 23rd place? Humph! He%20He.gif

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Yeah, I'm surprised FSX made such a list at all, much less to be ranked as high as 23rd.

 

Of the games on that list, other than FSX, I've played:

Pong, 40th.

Galaga, 35th, and I remember playing it's predecessor, Galaxian.

Donkey Kong, 28th, and I have also played its clone, Congrilla, which was illegal in the U.S., but some of these machines made it into the U.S. market.

Space Invaders, 19th.

Ms. PacMan, 5th.

All when they were new and all played in arcades, hotel lobbies, or convenience stores.

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Could they have picked a worse screenie for the thumbnail?!

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I think the most universally accepted definition of a game is it that it requires both winners and losers. Even on a video game, someone is always trying to get a higher score than the previous best.

 

I suppose on a flight sim app, you're a winner if you land  "safely", and if you crash, well, ya know... 

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I am waiting for those to jump in and say 'we are not a game'  :rolleyes:

Well, its not, it's a simulation.

 

Anyhow, Falcon 4.0 should be on that list.

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Well, its not, it's a simulation.

The Publisher called FSX a game and Aces a gaming studio, it is others that call it something else to remove their association with gamers.

 

I see it as a hobby, which also means for entertainment or relaxation etc, and like most hobbies it is an expensive never ending money pit. I don't care if it is called a game or not, it is what it is.

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Well, its not, it's a simulation.

 

 

:Praying:  For goodness sake...

:t0103: 

 

Enough already!!!  :t0152: 

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Flight Simulator X, meanwhile, let players into the control tower, giving birth to a diehard community of simmers who to this day spend hours flying and directing mock routes.
:fool: 

Ehhh... I luv playin' wiv ma simul8or

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:Praying:  For goodness sake...

:t0103:

 

Enough already!!!  :t0152:

 

Why, you got somewhere to be?  :-P

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We are sort of shall we say a clandestine patience silence mayority group and always willing to beat a dead horse. SIMULATOR.

 

Don't ever lose faith in our cause. FSXI, we'll get it one day + full SDK!!!

 

Cheers, 

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They obviously haven't heard of X Plane 10.50.

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They obviously haven't heard of X Plane 10.50.

 

If it was a list of "The Top 50 Best Flight Sims of All Time" that may be a relevant point.

 

Unfortunately, X-Plane has a fraction of the users and impact on the larger PC community when compared to the MSFS franchise. 

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They obviously haven't heard of X Plane 10.50.

MSFS has been compared to countless other Flight Simulators going back to the Late 1970s when Bruce Artwick started it. X-Plane is just the latest other sim

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If it was a list of "The Top 50 Best Flight Sims of All Time" that may be a relevant point.

 

Unfortunately, X-Plane has a fraction of the users and impact on the larger PC community when compared to the MSFS franchise. 

 

Obviously X-Plane is not regarded as a video game! (by Time magazine)

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Obviously X-Plane is not regarded as a video game! (by Time magazine)

 

I think anything sold on Steam qualifies as a game.

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Obviously X-Plane is not regarded as a video game! (by Time magazine)

It's a game under the simulation category. X-Plane is for education and entertainment as well. Must be boring on the veld because you have been doing this for years now. Can we get another dead horse?

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Lots of classics there for sure, but there is not many games/simulations which continue to be played in decent numbers 10 years after the fact and have a huge network of addon possibilities. Im sure alot of dev studios wish to have that legacy.  Certainly niche market but with a very strong core of die hards that I dont see dissipating at all especially with the future of flight simulation possibilities. Im proud to be a flight simmer and part of the legacy as im sure many are here.

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Lots of classics there for sure, but there is not many games/simulations which continue to be played in decent numbers 10 years after the fact and have a huge network of addon possibilities. Im sure alot of dev studios wish to have that legacy.  Certainly niche market but with a very strong core of die hards that I dont see dissipating at all especially with the future of flight simulation possibilities. Im proud to be a flight simmer and part of the legacy as im sure many are here.

 

Makes me feel like a Rush fan. The number 3 selling rock band behind the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Even though they are not hugely popular they have been making records since 1968 which is why they are at no 3. Longevity and sustainability and hard core fans, even though the fan base is relatively small

 

Bruce Artwick released the first one in 1979, here we are 37 years later

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It's a game under the simulation category. X-Plane is for education and entertainment as well. Must be boring on the veld because you have been doing this for years now. Can we get another dead horse?

 

Actually, not on the veld, in Cape Town, a little 'burb called Llandudno, 15km from the city center, on the coast, certainly not boring!

 

Just for you, then..   :hi: 

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