The Realistic Escapism of Microsoft Flight Simulator – DEBUG MODE

The new Microsoft Flight Simulator is an amazing thing. It isn’t magic, but it is frequently magical. Rather than a more straightforward review or discussion of the game, I wanted to make something that was more of a general essay.

In a lot of ways, Flight Simulator transcends normal video games. It’s a way to experience a version of the real world – and realistic aviation if that’s you’re interest. Although I thought about getting a new flight stick (my ancient Logitech Wingman Attack 2 didn’t seem to be working all that well), I ended up being more interesting in touring the world than learning how to fly so the video is entirely “cinematic” – no UI or menus; no in-depth discussion of controls or options. That was a nice change of pace.

Above all, I wanted to put something out into the world that was positive, uplifting, and uniting. It’s been a rough year for just about everyone. Flight Simulator offers a bit of an escape from that while also allowing us to step back and appreciate how far technology has come to simulating and imitating the beauty of nature.

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The Workshop #12 – Welcome to the Space Jam

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On today’s episode of The Workshop, we bring you only the most relevant topics like websites that haven’t been updated since the 90s and movies from more than 10 years ago that may or may not hold up. Eric and I talk about our recent travel experiences. Neither of us were thrown off airplanes though.

Also, stay tuned after the outro for a hot, hot discussion on who serves the best chicken in fast food and whether they might be making deals with dark forces.