Microsoft Flight Simulator is the eleventh major entry in the series that began in 1982, and has evolved greatly even from the last official release in 2006. It’s a game that’s different things to many people: an educational tool for learning how to fly before getting in a real plane, a sandbox to fly from virtually any airport to the next, a role-playing game where you’re a pilot transporting passengers to their destination, or maybe just a means to pass the time by goofing around in the air. Whatever it is to you, Microsoft Flight Simulator has returned in 2020 to offer old and new players the thrill of flight. It may be simply named Microsoft Flight Simulator but know it’s anything but simple, as there’s a complex and detailed recreation of all things aeronautics that’s unparalleled.
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings remains the best reviewed Age of Empires game in the series history. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of its release with a whole host of improvements, an expansion with new civilization, Ultra HD graphics up to 4K resolution, and a complete modernization of the gameplay. This is a “definitive edition” that lives up to the name. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is a game that’s aged like a fine wine.
Microsoft has a lot to prove to their audience for new PC releases. A lot of gaming bridges were burned with “Games for Windows”, and now Microsoft is pushing their “Play Anywhere” initiative. This one is hoping to re-invigorate the initiative where if you buy on Xbox One or PC, you own the game on both platforms. Now comes the time for one of the year’s most anticipated releases for either platform, Forza Horizon 3 to be put under the spotlight of examination on PC.
For the unaware, this is in fact the second time that Gears of War has come to PC, which debuted alongside the Xbox 360 version. Fast forward almost ten years for a remastered version, dubbed the “Ultimate Edition” which came out for Xbox One, and now for PC on Windows 10. While not much has changed, the visual options and fidelity are what set this version apart from its console companion. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 is more than just a port to PC, it’s a statement about presenting emerging technology and proving that you can go home again.