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10 months ago

Feature: The Loose Canon

Best PC games of all time

There are more wonderful games being released on PC each month than ever before. In such a time of plenty, it's important that you spend your time as wisely as possible. Thankfully, we're here to help. What follows are our picks for the best PC games ever made.

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3 years ago

Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: How To Draw An Eagle

(Next week in The Flare Path: How to Draw a PMD-6 Anti-Personnel Mine) Going by the number of sketches arriving in the FP inbox at the moment, this column's recent foray into art tuition is going down extremely well. For every RPS reader keen to spend their Friday lunch hour reading about upcoming quadruplex transport sims, imminent Seven Years War strategy offerings, ill-conceived wargame patches,…

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Feature: Never in the field of human conflict...

The 25 Best Simulation Games Ever Made

Ready to discover once-and-for-all whether X-Plane is better than FSX? Whether Falcon 4.0 is better than Milk Float Simulator 2012? Ready to read the word 'realism' 46 times in a single hour, and spit feathers on discovering that the sim that caused got you through your divorce has been cruelly cold-shouldered by an idiot with a bus fetish and a sci-fi blindspot the size of…

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4 years ago

Feature:

Have You Played… OMSI Bus Simulator?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. As if being a bus simulator wasn't an easy enough joke, OMSI goes further by being about a particular type of bus at a very particular time and place: divided Berlin during the 1980s. How strange, how funny, who would want to play…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Allday Breakfast

Flare Path War Hero #31. Major Leonard Allday. A trained watchmaker and keen amateur ornithologist, Allday joined SOE in August 1940, and spent much of the war working on a series of top-secret bird and bat-based schemes. While his carrier pigeon munitions and 'Pocket Pipistrelle' personal sonar never progressed beyond the testing stage, Project Pantheon - a plan to disrupt the Axis war effort using…

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5 years ago

Feature: Brilliant but bussed

Wot I Think: OMSI 2

Both the OMSI and the OMSI 2 manual begin with the same Goethe quote. In 2011 “Such a work is never actually finished - one must simply declare it to be finished once one has done as much as possible given the time and circumstances.” felt like a dangled promise... a hint of riches yet to come. In 2014, in the light of the NG272-length…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

Big Bus, Small Hours: An OMSI Diary

The anticipators are myriad. They mill beside the stops at Rathaus, Spandau scrutinising distant double-deckers, and scowling at timepieces. They sigh, they pace, they ignore precipitation, but most of all they wait. They wait, as they've waited this past two years, for the sequel to one of The Five Great Simulations. OMSI 2 is close - so close you can almost hear the trill of…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Fancy A Viennese Whirl?

Check mirror. Indicate. Pull out. Nod at passing tram driver. Coast towards red traffic light. Dab brakes. Slide open side window. Feel cool night air on skin. Smell lilacs. Remember lilac bush that grew beside the war memorial at Pastinakweg. Picture Kathrin. Remember that holiday at Lake Balaton in '93. Grin. Accelerate. Accelerate some more. Curse after clipping kerb at Oberfeld. Sound horn at cheeky…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Is A Little Partisan

I realise this could cause resentment, but it has to be said. Readers #52, #298, and #611, of all the people that regularly peruse this column, you are definitely my favourites. #298, that thing you do with your bottom lip when you're reading pieces about unexpected OMSI add-ons. Adorable! #611, the way you turn down the radio and shush Minter, your foul-mouthed minah bird, before watching…

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6 years ago

Feature: Simulation & wargame loot

The Flare Path: A Skulk Of Foxers

The Flare Path turns one this week. Here in the UK that means it can legally get its navel pierced, buy wine gums, point at clouds, and read Knut Hamsun on public transport. To commemorate the occasion there'll be no game newscasts or inscrutable intros today. The entire column will be given over to quizzes. Dozing adorably beyond the jump are five bushy-tailed Foxers, each…

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7 years ago

Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: Tomcats, Tigers, & Treason

Tomorrow morning at daybreak, the Flare Path is being executed for treason. His nosey neighbour, Mr Geoff Himmler, spotted him placing 2p coins on the railway line at the bottom of the garden, and informed the authorities. The next thing FP knew, he was sat in a dingy cell in the Tower of London with nothing but a laptop, a tin of alphabetti spaghetti, and…

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Feature: Simulation and wargame news

The Flare Path: Aerodromes & Charabancs

In a week when the misguided lexicographers behind Collins Dictionary announced that 'obsolete' terms such as 'aerodrome', 'charabanc', and 'cyclogyro' would not appear in the 2011 edition of their word guide, the obvious focus for Flare Path is inter-war flight sim Pavilioned In Splendour and 1920s bus-driving/matchmaking game Bognor or Bust! Unfortunately, both of these titles are being developed by notorious vapourware merchants My Over-Active…

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8 years ago

New: Bus Simulator!

Oh, I know! A new bus simulator game has been announced by Aerosoft. It will be published in "early 2011" for the bargain price of €29.99 You need to look at the screenshots here. Also, it uses TrackIR head tracking, if you have that fancy stuff: "TrackIR by NaturalPoint now offers the complete freedom of movement in the OMSI cockpit too and intuitively helps checking…

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