Microsoft Flight Simulator Ready for Takeoff Again »

Sam Byford, writing at The Verge:

Let’sLet’s play a quick game of word association: Microsoft — Windows? Excel? Xbox? All solid answers. But for me, for a while in the ’90s at least, I would have immediately answered “Flight Simulator.” Microsoft Flight Simulator is the very first thing I can remember ever doing on a computer, sat on my granddad’s lap as we soared across blocky landscapes together with a Sidewinder joystick. It is one of Microsoft’s all-time iconic brands.

The new version, dubbed simply “Microsoft Flight Simulator” ships in just a few weeks, and Byford has a nice look at it.