The Weird Escapism Of Life Sims

The cash machine showed my balance at 245,000. It was the most money I’d ever collected. I’d already paid off a good portion of my balance in sensible parcels — you know, skim a little bit off of each week’s income and set it aside, chip meaningfully at your debt before you even realize money’s missing. It gave me… » 7/10/13 1:00pm 7/10/13 1:00pm

Now Mad Catz is Making a Massively Multiplayer Combat Flight Simulator

Not content to merely dabble in the more pedestrian flying video game market, the once peripheral-centric Mad Catz lifts its ambitious eyes to the MMO skies with Combat Pilot, a title that combines realistic flight simulation with multiplayer military aviation. It's actually more exciting than it sounds. » 7/24/12 8:30pm 7/24/12 8:30pm

This Military Simulator is a Match Made in Heavy Metal Heaven

Brothers Ondrej and Marek Spanel—who spent their childhood in communist Czechoslovakia playing Atari games "bought on the black market"—are the surprising originators behind a military-training game employed by the governments of at least five major nations. Among the brothers' sources of inspiration: heavy metal… » 5/02/11 9:00pm 5/02/11 9:00pm

UK Military Investigating Smelly Games

You know who likes the smell of victory in the morning? The British Army, that's who - and now the Ministry Of Defence is pumping research pounds into creating a Virtual Battlefield complete with Virtual Smells so soldiers can sample that smell - alongside the bouquet of bullets, the whiff of weaponry and the perfume… » 11/07/08 6:20pm 11/07/08 6:20pm