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Are there any good news stories anymore.....
Well, I was mid draft of a really long blog post about the quite astonishing announcement from the Small Business Server team, when yesterday I got the legs taken out from under me again by this announcement from the Microsoft Game Studios. What a Disaster...
Microsoft Flight, Behind the Scenes
I have just read this excellent article on the new Microsoft Flight product soon to release to beta. Well worth the read. http://flyawaysimulation.com/news/4317/microsoft-flight-behind-scenes-at-microsoft-studios/
Microsoft Flight - Now accepting beta applications....
Most people say that I act like a child.... but Microsoft always make me come over all excited when I hear about beta releases of Microsoft Flight (Simulator). I have to say, it seems like only yesterday I was ranting at the MVP summit to Steve Balmer...
I hate not having inside information.....
But it sure reminds me of the excitement it generates when snippet videos are released. Unfortunately also I am not going to make it to this years MVP summit :( That means that bribes and whisky won’t work this year. The Microsoft Flight Team over...
Microsoft Flight
Keep the faith people…. Microsoft Flight has been announced. Read all about it here…. or, in fact, read not MUCH about it and then wonder some more about what is going on… Before you ask, I don’t know either. http://www.microsoft...
For a product that Microsoft Axed....
its sure good to know that its SOLD OUT worldwide, and that new DVD is coming….. Read more on FSinsider.com (Maybe axed is a strong word….. maybe “downsized?”)
The Microsoft Cemetery
‘Nuff Said http://www.nogeekleftbehind.com/2010/05/26/have-u-rebooted-yet-015-the-cemetery/ Lets hope that some Phoenix from the flames comes from the Flight Sim team!
Clouds in Avatar related to Flight Simulator.... at least in some way....
Check out Niniane’s blog on this …. very cool! “When I worked for Microsoft in the early 2000's, one of the main features I developed was a cloud rendering system for Flight Simulator. I published a couple articles about it afterwards...
Remember IFSD? Remember that Shannon Scenery? Well, some good news.....
Over the past few weeks Graham and I have been working with Terry on the following announcement.... Long live Flight Simulator! http://www.eiresimforum.info/index.php?topic=84.0 "Eiresim proudly announce the forthcoming release of Shannon Airport...
Interesting information from Tim Gregson
“Today, Lockheed Martin announced it has licensed Microsoft's ESP platform to build new simulation solutions. This is part of what I’ve been doing the last 9 months since the ACES studio shut down, working with the team that handled the...
gPoly from Arno...... looks interesting
Hey all, It has been a while since I posted anything about Flight Simulator. Various reasons for that including my complete lack of interest in the product since Microsoft sacked (almost) everyone, and the fact my time has been massively limited by various...
Temporary Forum for AVSIM
An update from Tom in AVSIM for the community. There is a temporary forum here that is reporting the status of updates for the rebuild of AVSIM. Good Luck!
AVSIM.NET Hacked
PRESS RELEASE: AVSIM Hacked – www.avsim.com Tom Allensworth, CEO and Publisher of AVSIM, today issued the following announcement; “We regret to inform the flight simulation community that on Tuesday, May 12, AVSIM was hacked and effectively...
So let me ask a question..... about Flight Simulator
So, I was over at the Game Studios very briefly at this years MVP summit. It is great to see that at least they have retained a good core group of people that can make “something” happen in the future…. what that something is, well…...
MVP Summit 2009
In less than 24 hours I am leaving for the MVP summit 2009. I cannot wait, as this will be my only business trip this year due to the economic downturn! I am aiming to squeeze in as much as possible, including meeting the SBS / WHS teams, the remnants...
OK OK... I'll bite....
I keep getting emails from people asking what I think about the ACES studio closure… so I am going to give in and write this post to those that want my thoughts and ramblings. Initially, I was devastated. I kept thinking about those on the team...
I have no words for this...
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=21981 I still have no absolute confirmation from anyone…. but the silence is deafening. Apart from Hal…. who leaves us this: http://halbryan.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!C24F386005A2CCEF...
ESP training in London and Orlando
The Microsoft ESP team is hosting developer training next month in Orlando, FL and London, UK. It looks like I will be unable to attend as I will be at a pretty major event in Limerick the previous day For the rest of you, here are the details. If you...
Irish Flight Sim Design - the end
Well… it was fun while it lasted. For the last two years my life has been hectic! Moving home, new company offices, general life stuff. During that time, one thing has become clear. Unless I figure out a way to clone myself, something has to give...
Now you can fly on your iPhone too.....
thanks to Austin Meyer, whom has released X-Plane on the iPhone. Very cool idea, though I wonder how long it will take for the novelty to wear off! From Austin: Hello everyone! X-Plane is now here for the iPhone! X-Plane for iPhone is a fun little 'slice'...
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