WWII History

Are you ready for more World War 2 Trivia? #410 is coming your way.

QUESTION: On June 7, 1942, the Battle of Midway ended. The U.S. lost the USS Yorktown. The Japanese lost four carriers and one destroyer. What is the importance of the Battle of Midway?

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ANSWER: The Battle of Midway is generally considered the turning point in the Pacific War against Japan.


A flight sim game, otherwise known as a flight simulator game, is a video game, but also so much more. A flight simulator resembles the cockpit of an aircraft and shows computer-generated images of what would be a pilot's view.


Since we are HiTech Creations, the makers of Aces High, the combat simulator with attitude, we will concentrate on our game for further information about a flight sim game:

“Aces High takes the art and science of vintage WW1 and WW2 air combat and sets it in a high intensity online multiplayer environment.  Hundreds of players simultaneously battle it out against each other in massive aerial dogfights and bomber raids.  

“High fidelity flight simulation is the heart of Aces High but it doesn't end there.  A war rages on the ground and at sea.  Engage enemy armor in tank combat.  Protect your fleet as a gunner or make a torpedo run in a PT boat.  Lead an assault in an amphibious vehicle.  With over 100 warbirds, vehicles, and boats available, you have access to a vast virtual arsenal.”


There are literally dozens of flight simulators, or combat fight simulators, as they are also known, on the market. You can find them for game consoles, or for your computer, and they have been around since the 1990’s. Before that you could find flight sim games in arcades.


With so many out there, it’s hard for anyone to know if they are buying a good one or not. We suggest you take them out for a fly before downloading and paying for them. The good ones, the ones with a good reputation on the market, will offer some sort of free download trial period. With Aces High, you can try our free two-week download, no questions asked, and no credit card required. If, at the end of the two-week trial period, you decide Aces High is not for you, that will be the end of it, and you can move on to another combat simulator.

Other than that, concentrate on the graphics and the attention to detail. The good ones, the absolute best World War 2 flight simulators, will make you feel like you are actually taking part in battles on the Western Front of World War Two. The aircraft will look authentic. The ground vehicles will closely resemble the markings on the real tanks of World War 2. The ships will be close-to-exact replicas.


Flight sim games are supposed to be the closest thing you can find to actually being in combat. Obviously, we cannot go back to World War 2, but a great combat simulator like Aces High will make you think you can.

What do you have to lose? The download of Aces High is simple and only takes a minute or two. There are no obligations and no cost to you. Download it, play it for two weeks, and make up your own mind just how good Aces High is.

Strap on your flight helmet and fly the skies with Aces High.

Thursdays mean another installment of World War 2 Trivia, this one #408. Won’t you join us?

QUESTION: On April 1, 1942, the Pacific War Council met for the first time in Washington D.C. What was the purpose of the Pacific War Council when it was first established?

HiTech Creations has produced Aces High, the leader of World War 2 flight simulators, since 2000. That kind of longevity can only be attained if you have a quality product, which we do, and we invite you to try our WW2 game today.

ANSWER: The Pacific War Council was originally formed to give some of the smaller powers involved with fighting the Japanese some input in U.S. decisions.

Here we go again, with another installment of World War 2 Trivia, this one #409. We toss out a question and you see if you can answer it. Simple enough, right?

QUESTION: On June 7, 1942, the Japanese invaded the islands of Attu and Kiska. Where were those islands located?

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ANSWER: Attu and Kiska are located in Alaska! It signaled a Japanese invasion of the U.S.

It would be easy to write-off combat simulators as just entertainment, a way to while away a few hours, taking part in MMO situations against gamers from around the world.

But not so fast!

This from a leading military advisor about World War 2 flight simulators like Aces High:

“A key point is that game-based training in the military focuses on cognitive learning—or "how to think" training. While certain games—like Aces High—might help with certain motor skills, they certainly don't improve the use of a real rifle, for example. Games are used in huge Battle Simulation Centers across the US Army (and many other military organizations), and soldiers sit at the computers and play collectively. But in the game, they are primarily practicing tactics, techniques, and procedures, and most importantly they are practicing making decisions. Yes, they move through and conduct the mission virtually—including shooting simulated rifles in the computer game—but the real point is to practice decision-making skills that will lead to better decisions in the real world.”

Let’s break that down a bit more

“Games are used in Battle Simulation Centers across the U.S. Army” . . . think about that for a moment. While we all sit in our living rooms, playing Aces High with our buddies, there are thousands of soldiers, preparing for actual warfare, playing the same flight sim game we are playing, honing their skills, skills which will one day keep them alive in actual battle.

Pretty amazing, right?

More on flight sim games

“A key point is that game-based training in the military focuses on cognitive learning, or how to think training.”

The key point here is that yes, real weapons are used in actual combat, but games like Aces High prepare you to make split-second, logical decisions in combat situations. It may be simulation, but games like Aces High, the leader of World War 2 flight simulators, can present soldiers with realistic situations which call for immediate and correct decision-making.

And to think, back in 2000 when we introduced Aces High to the public, we were just trying to create a game people would have fun with. Little did we know that one day our combat simulator with attitude would be used by militaries as they prepared for warfare. Our modern warriors, trained on games like Aces High? Pretty cool, right?

A word or two about Aces High

Aces High is the creation of HiTech Creations, out of Texas, and was first introduced back in 2000. For twenty years we have been refining our flight sim game, never satisfied enough to just leave it alone and rest on our laurels – no, we kept improving, and improving, and improving, twenty years of improving, so that now, in 2020, we can say with total confidence that our graphics and our attention to detail is second to none.

Just ask the U.S. Army!

Or find out for yourself! Try our free two-week download of Aces High, no credit card required. We invite you to download it, play unlimited hours during those two weeks, get comfortable with the game, and then sign on for a month, or fifty months.

Strap on your helmet, just like the U.S. Army, and fly the skies with Aces High.