This is a Kickstarter for a cardboard package that, when assembled, becomes a wrap-around cockpit for your flight sim and space shooter sessions.
Modern flight simulators - not the recreational kind, the actual kind used to train pilots - are enormous, expensive things. They're impressive, sure, but their cost and size mean they can't exactly be used every day. Which is why a company has been given money by the US Air Force to develop something a little more…
Mad Catz, perhaps best known now for its fighting game joysticks and flight sim controllers is getting into the game development game, aiming high with the creation of Thunderhawk Studios. The newly formed studio's focus is... an MMO flight sim.
Never mind, for a moment, how this game plays — though I will tell you. Check out how it looks.
Back when they were popular, flight sims needed some pretty hefty hardware to get them running. But I can't remember any of them ever having "120 dedicated graphics cards" under the "required" section on the side of the box.
The MetalStrike from Genius is a Joystick With Built-In Air Conditioning. Yeah, I'm just going to leave that one hanging for a bit. I sometimes wonder if when future generations talk about our era and the decades-long financial and environmental apocalypse that it produced, they will mention stuff like this as…