Flight Simulators

It is rare, indeed, when the creator of a flight simulator game posts an article detailing the bad side of playing their game, but HiTech Creations, makers of Aces High combat simulator, believes in full transparency. If there are health problems derived from playing our game, or any flight sim game, we believe it is important that our clients, and future clients, know about it.

So let’s get down to the nitty gritty of the matter.

The good health benefits of flight simulator games.

We have talked at length, in previous articles about the benefits derived from playing video games, but let’s touch briefly on them again.

Playing video games increases brain function. This has been known for decades and continues to be proven in every study conducted.

Playing video games improves hand-eye coordination, again irrefutable.

Playing video games can foster a sense of community, and in MMO games can teach children the value of teamwork.

Those are the highlights. Now let’s turn to the facts about video game playing that many game manufacturers do not want to discuss.

The bad health benefits of flight simulator games.

The Cleveland Health Clinic, world-renowned for their medical studies, have concluded, at just about the same time as the World Health Organization, that video game addiction is real and it is growing in numbers.

Please pay close attention to the word “addiction,” as in any other addiction, playing video games has the potential to ruin lives and destroy promising futures. It is not really necessary for us to detail what the ill effects to health would be. Spending double-digit hours, per day, playing video games in no way fosters good health. It takes away from valuable hours of exercise, leads to a sedentary lifestyle, which in turn leads to obesity in many and the health problems associated with obesity and sedentary living.

Addiction is not a joke and, like anything else in life, moderation in game-playing is the key.

The only responsible course of action.

If you are a parent of a gamer, we feel it is your responsibility to find some way to limit the hours your child plays video games. Yes, this is difficult and yes, it is important.

And, if you are a gamer, out on your own, we will repeat: moderation is crucial. If you are playing too many hours and neglecting responsibilities, you may want to speak to a professional health care worker. There is help available; all you have to do is pick up the phone and dial a number.

A final word about Aces High.

Twenty-three years ago, the creators of Aces High wrote a mission statement, and that statement simply said they wanted to create one combat flight simulator, one only, and make that game the best combat simulator on the market.

Twenty-three years later, Aces High is still the only game we manufacture, and our track record speaks for itself regarding quality. We invite you to try our free two-week download of Aces High. Strap on your flight helmet and fly the skies with Aces High.

And please, play responsibly.

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