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How's It Going? I Can See My House From Here Edition

Can you? It’s right there.
Can you? It’s right there.
Screenshot: Microsoft

I spent this morning trying to find the house I live in within a video game. Welcome back to our daily open thread.


I’ve been fiddling with Microsoft Flight Simulator for the past couple of days, mainly just poking about until my new flight stick arrives. One goal of mine, which I imagine is the goal of many fiddlers, was to find my home in the game. Examine the picture above. See that blue line winding through the bottom right? That’s the Chattahoochee River. I live right around that bridge near the plane’s tail.

Finding your address in the game is pretty easy. Just grab your coordinates from Google Maps, search for them in the custom flight path option in Flight Simulator, and you can set them as a departure point or destination. Fancy website Rock, Paper, Scissors has a lovely guide should you need help.


Can you see your house from where you are? How’s it going?

Kotaku elder, lover of video games, keyboards, toys, snacks, and other unsavory things.

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With so many irritating and annoying things out there, I need something to calm me down every once in a while. Animal videos usually do this to me, but last week I found a 24/7 streaming feed of a baby otter named Joey rescued and being raised at the Vancouver Museum and every time I check in I go to my happy place.