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Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's report of the ten bestselling games for the past week on Steam:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  2. Portal 2
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  4. Dead Island
  5. Batman: Arkham City
  6. L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  7. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  8. Orcs Must Die!
  9. Fallout: New Vegas
  10. Anno 2070

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32. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 30, 2011, 09:44 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 29, 2011, 19:51:
Beamer wrote on Nov 29, 2011, 14:13:
Man, that video.
I understand that for some people being a pilot is a dream, same with people in Japan buying that train simulator, but for me that crosses the line into "work, not game," with the likes of Animal Crossing and WoW.


It's actually quite fun if you don't insist on instant gratification. Much of what makes complex flight simulators so enjoyable is the sense of learning, and immediately putting into practice, a skill. If you like helicopters and learning more about them, then learning the work flow behind starting one up is immensely gratifying. And that's the other thing: just watching the video without any narration makes it look like you're flipping switches without rhyme or reason. What's actually going on is an organized process that follows the same general outline but allows for individual customization. The uploader's start-up procedure is quite different from mine, but knowing the general outline allowed me to follow what he was doing and predict what he was going to do next.

If you're curious the basic outline is as follows:
turn on battery or external power so you can start up the APU
turn on APU to power engine start up
start up engines
shut down APU
turn on electrically powered systems now that the engines are generating electrical power
configure systems/turn on miscellaneous systems
take off


No, I get all that. Like I said, if your dream is being a pilot I'm sure this is great. It looks miserable to me, though. I love running complex Excel models that take hours to understand and have their own switches that can be flipped to flex the model that I'm sure people think are random. I'm sure that those models look miserable to them.
 
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