Trains! What are trains if not big wingless aircraft that travel on the ground? Yes, the banner at the top of this page might say ‘FlightSimN’ but we like to think we’re an all-sim-encompassing venue here. (Especially as I’ve recently become hooked on European Truck Simulator 2 and want a place to write about it.) With that in mind, let’s take a look at the latest high profile entry to the non-winged sim market, the London to Faversham High Speed route pack for Train Simulator 2013. You may remember a little thing we had in the UK recently called the Olympics? Part of the pre-event hoo-hah surrounded the country’s ageing transport infrastructure and how there was no way it could possibly cope with half a million people heading to Stratford to watch the pre-elimination Judo qualifying heats. Well, the Class 395 locomotive was the answer to all of that, operating on the High Speed 1 (HS1) route most popularly known as the Eurostar line (the … [Read more...] about Train Simulator 2013 gets high-speed link
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There are good reasons why the likes of Canal King, Despatch Rider 1944, and Schwerer Gustav Simulator seldom get mentioned in The Flare Path.* The glaring absence of X-Plane, rFactor and iRacing coverage is harder to explain and justify.This week, in a feeble attempt to make amends for years of negligence, I mark rFactor’s 10th birthday by grilling Image Space Incorporated’s Tim Wheatley over a very low flame. *Flare Path Games still lacks a coder, a budget, and a work ethic. RPS: Choosing a high-fidelity race sim is particularly tricky at the moment. For the benefit of genre dilettantes like myself, what does rFactor 2 offer that rivals like Assetto Corsa, iRacing, and RaceRoom don’t?Tim: Without a doubt the thing that pulls us apart from all of those (for now) is the dynamic nature of the racing experience in rFactor 2.– You can setup a race in rFactor 2 that will have a 24 hour day/night/day cycle where the sun goes down and the stars move across the sky. … [Read more...] about The Flare Path: Back On Track
Blizzpoints, the gamerscore of Blizzard, are announced. Did we mock them? Yes and/or no.Jim: This is an odd one, because I’ve always loved the notion of hi-score tables. There’s something pure about them, exact numeric rankings… they really stir my competitive nature. However, the whole “achievement” and the attendant scoring systems leave me completely cold. While I’m happy to compete within the structure of a particular game, why should I give a damn about my wider ability as a gamer across multiple games. I don’t know about you lot, but I’ve always taken the experience of just playing games as enough of a hit. Additional scoring systems seem entirely superficial, and utterly irrelevant. Achievements? Balls! Except that gnome space launch thing in Half-Life Episode 2, clearly that was genius.Kieron: Yeah, I love high score tables and don’t give a damn about Gamerscore-equivalents either. I take perverse pleasure to manipulate my … [Read more...] about Now That’s Why I Love A Best 2008 Ever! August
Last year, Street Cleaning Simulator was a huge hit with the GameSpot community. While we rated it 1.5 and called it "abysmal," users flocked to submit user reviews, taking it to a 9.1 average user score from more than 2,400 votes--making it more popular and higher rated than games such as Dark Souls. While many of these scores were clearly mocking the absurd nature of the game, Excalibur itself has become one of the busiest games publishers around, releasing two to three titles per month, including both Utility Vehicle Simulator and Airport Firefighter Simulator recently. We approached the company's managing director to find out more about the company, its games, and the seemingly unstoppable rise of the Simulator series. GameSpot UK: Tell us a bit about Excalibur--the games, the company, the history. Robert Stallibrass: Well, most of the people here, or certainly myself and my co-director, have been in the games industry for about 25 years. Contact Sales, which is the company … [Read more...] about Where next for the creators of Street Cleaning Simulator?