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  • mSparks
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    Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

    MSFS 2020 has 11 beat in the looks department; buggy, but beautiful.
    Linux VR Xplane 11 beats pretty much everything visually. The MSFS implementation is reportedly dire.

    Fun fact I learnt while watching the stats for that. Last year occulus sold more quest 2 headsets at around the same price each than Microsoft sold xbox consoles. And they weren't even the biggest selling VR headset (that went to reverb G2).

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  • skeevy420
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    Originally posted by chocolate View Post

    Heck, completely free-to-use and free-as-in-freedom FlightGear is better than FS20 depending on the flight model used. Sure, some scenarios benefit from improved graphics and X-Plane has done a great job in that direction, but the main point of any such simulator remains staring at properly implemented instrumentation and accurate physics. FlightGear has that for some aircraft (and even spacecraft), X-Plane is overall the best, FS20 is an arcade game with eye candy. In fact, all the hype has been around its graphics.
    I really dig the bush flighs and flying by VFR and landmarks. It's really fun and the best part about 2020. AFAIK, that's unique to 2020 because of its nice graphics. So far X Plane 12 seems to have nice graphics so I'm hoping that it has a mode similar to bush flights or that it won't be too hard to mod it in.

    You're spot on with that assessment of the flight sims.

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  • chocolate
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    Originally posted by mSparks View Post
    Xplane11 is windows linux and mac native and was already better than msfs anyway.

    Funny to hear about the cod sights though. That did make me chuckle.

    Whats even more funny is they just spent $70Bn and still wont be able to compete with PSVR2.
    Heck, completely free-to-use and free-as-in-freedom FlightGear is better than FS20 depending on the flight model used. Sure, some scenarios benefit from improved graphics and X-Plane has done a great job in that direction, but the main point of any such simulator remains staring at properly implemented instrumentation and accurate physics. FlightGear has that for some aircraft (and even spacecraft), X-Plane is overall the best, FS20 is an arcade game with eye candy. In fact, all the hype has been around its graphics.

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  • skeevy420
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    Originally posted by mSparks View Post
    Xplane11 is windows linux and mac native and was already better than msfs anyway.

    Funny to hear about the cod sights though. That did make me chuckle.

    Whats even more funny is they just spent $70Bn and still wont be able to compete with PSVR2.
    I have X Plane 11. Flight model and overall simulation it's the better game. And it has helicopters. Major win over 2020.

    MSFS 2020 has 11 beat in the looks department; buggy, but beautiful.

    I'm eagerly awaiting X Plane 12 because it's looking damn good. My RX 580 just squeaks by its minimum requirements. I'm going to have fun playing Settings Simulator 2022 because of that.



    That video makes me so damn giddy.

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  • krzyzowiec
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    They overpaid.

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  • juarezr
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    Originally posted by MrRtd View Post
    Bad for consumers, so expect this acquisition to be approved.
    The best-rated AAA game of 2023 will be:

    How many sharks remain in the tank?

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  • rmfx
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    This is just wrong.

    The same 10 companies own the world more and more by the day. We reached a point where being a very big company is not even enough for independenceā€¦

    The only thing ms want is to dominate the video game industry so much that nothing can grow outside their scope, just like they did for
    their disgusting OS, for their office suiteā€¦

    This makes me puke.

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  • mSparks
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    Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

    Shit, for me the current low bar is being set by MSFS 2020 and CoD Vanguard. Those games have so many bugs for how much revenue they generate it isn't funny.

    I bought MSFS 2020 back in November and it wasn't until a week or two ago that someone found a method of entering and exiting things in the right order for Bush Flights to work somewhat correctly.

    The friggin sights we can unlock for guns on CoD Vanguard don't work. The sights on the guns on a shooting game are broken. That's all I need to say about how messed up Vanguard is.
    Xplane11 is windows linux and mac native and was already better than msfs anyway.

    Funny to hear about the cod sights though. That did make me chuckle.

    Whats even more funny is they just spent $70Bn and still wont be able to compete with PSVR2.

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  • jaxa
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    Originally posted by Siuoq View Post
    I wonder if this is against SONY, or against SteamOS/Linux. Probably the latter
    Sony is the real target. If they can use Xbox Game Pass to "Netflix-tize" the industry and start selling more consoles and subscriptions than Sony, it could be a big deal. Maybe the consolidation of a bunch of companies and some other factors could help reign in AAA development costs too. Or they could screw it all up, who knows.

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  • Espionage724
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    I'm excited to see what comes of this.

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