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Why do you think flight simulator is a "game"?

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3 hours ago, Ron Attwood said:

Come on guys. we can make seven pages. :biggrin:

I agree.

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I really do not mind the term "game" being used in this context. P3D (to use an alternative example) is a simulator and a game as far as I am concerned, despite the fact that it is not supposed to be used for "entertainment". The definition of "game" is....an activity that one engages in for amusement or fun.....and fun is what I am having when I am using P3D.

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1 hour ago, Ron Attwood said:

Come on guys. we can make seven pages. :biggrin:

Seven pages ? Do I see a lack of ambition here ?  I will bring my contribution to reach ten pages.

Could a simmer land a 737 if the pilot died ? 


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Just now, domkle said:

Seven pages ? Do I see a lack of ambition here ?  I will bring my contribution to reach ten pages.

Could a simmer land a 737 if the pilot died ? 

Only if he has a yoke at home, no joysticks please!

No, the co-pilot will land the plane.

Can you imagine the PA call.. "Any FSX or P3D gamers with PMDG Boeing 737's out there? iFly uses can also put up their hands.. No joystick users please!"

 


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Shall we go for 8?


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40 minutes ago, domkle said:

Could a simmer land a 737 if the pilot died ?

Could the pilot land the 737 if all the automation died? 😄

 

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Gliding !!

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You could compare this to American truck simulator (or any of the other names it comes in)  

People are just as fanatical about that simulator too.  They build full home cockpits and try to replicate driving around trucks as in the real world. Is that a game or not?

Personally I think of flight simulators as a game.  They are played for entertainment value.  Our simulators we play at home don't add towards flight time hours on a pilots license.  99% of us will never be pilots.

There are plenty of games out there that try to replicate realistic situations in real life, and yet we have no issues with calling them games (E.g. Arma 3, a combat simulator)

In my opinion if your playing it for entertainment value its a game.  If your an approved simualtor with an approved instructor that counts towards your hours then i would consider it not.

This argument is silly.  What's in a name

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Also thought   flight  sim  is  a  sim  since  your  simulating  the  actual  aircraft not  playing  a  game  with it 🙂


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4 hours ago, Wobbie said:

Shall we go for 8?

With talent such as this there's no telling how far it can go.

Give me an A, give me a V, give me an S, give me an I, give me an M.... AVSIM! Rah rah AVSIM.....

:blush: Sorry, got carried away.

 


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Ron, you making a game of it now? 

Or just simulating it? 

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Is Goat Simulator a game?


Control surface authority & ground effect seem improved with the X-MAS update - thanks ASOBO !!
Keep on improving the AERODYNAMICS and MSFS will be unbeatable! 👍

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14 minutes ago, tweekz said:

Is Goat Simulator a game?

It's a game because as far as I'm aware they left out the part where someone squeezes milk from your tit and then makes delicious cheese from it.

You gotta go all in for it to be a sim😉


                                                     

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Maybe they should let the end user decide which name they want on the box? Microsoft Flight Game or Simulator (+$50). 😂

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