Monthly Archives: January 2007

FSX-Box!

Had you going there for a second, didn’t I? Meh, probably not. Anyway, our friends at CyberPower have built a gorgeous PC case that comes pre-plastered with images of Flight Simulator X goodness – something lovely to look at during … Continue reading

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Old News, But Still Worth Mentioning

While unpacking boxes from our recent office move, I came across a book I’d meant to write a bit about, but something shiny flashed by and my idea wandered back into the waiting room. Anyway, if anyone reading this hasn’t … Continue reading

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Great Eye Candy, But the Flight Models Suck

Beautiful visuals, highly-detailed aircraft models with huge poly counts, great lighting effects, self shadowing, complex animations … that just don’t fly like real airplanes. I’m speaking, of course, of the movie Fly Boys, released on DVD tomorrow, which I had the … Continue reading

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It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated

    And we were … FSX was nominated for "Simulation Game of the Year" by the Oscaresque-sounding Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. As someone who has been credited with working on a number of relevant titles over the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bob Hoover!

As noted on Aero-News, legendary pilot Bob Hoover turns 85 today. When I was 12 years old, we flew our Cessna T-50 as a camera ship in formation with Hoover flying a de Havilland Fox Moth. My dad gave me … Continue reading

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Thank You For Flying Egalitair

The current issue of Newsweek magazine had a column that, like so many things, caught my attention momentarily, but, unlike most things, actually held it for a few minutes. In Steven Levy’s The Technologist column, he’s written a piece about an … Continue reading

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Win a Suborbital Trip

 .:: From Aero-News ::. Microsoft Kicks Off High-Flying Vista Promotion We’re giving away a trip into space. Or, at least, just barely up to space. Which would still be fantastic. I’d give Brett’s left …  shoe to go. Here’s the "good" … Continue reading

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