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Microsoft to Offer 'Flight' For Free This Spring

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I always thought Flight sims were cool, but because I didn't have a joystick; I never bought any. I bought a joystick for BF3, so I'm pretty excited for this to be released.

    Though they say MS Flight Sims were always keyboard friendly.

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    Microsoft's Flight Simulator series, which was in dormant state until now, will see a re-launch this spring and that too for free.
    The name of this series will be simply "Flight" and players will have free access to the digital sky with this simulator. In other words, it will be available as a free download; however, the user would need to buy additional content to enhance their experience. The content that can be purchased includes aircraft as well as new environments.

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  2. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    I played a lot of flight sims in the 90's when they were still popular. I've still got my flight stick but I'm not sure if it'll plug into my computer.
     
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Hah What is it RS-232? (Serial connection)

    I picked up a Logictech Extreme 3D Pro. It's nicely built, has a nice weight to it, and functions very well. I think it's an awesome deal for a $30.
     
  4. Warick

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    Flight sims are more popular than I thought. I was at Frys a few weeks back, and not only do they offer several different types of joysticks specifically for flight sims, but you can also buy instrument panels, clusters, pedals, and such. They weren't cheap either.
     
  5. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it does have a serial connection and it may have a PS/2 connection as well. Been a long time since I messed with it.
     

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