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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?

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“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.

We are back with World War 2 Trivia #407. If you are a student of World War 2 history, we are sure you will enjoy this series of questions about that war.

QUESTION: On April 1, 1942, the Eastern Sea Frontier instituted an interim arrangement known as the “Bucket Brigaid,” a way of protecting vessels from submarines by giving them escorts. Where was the area known as the Eastern Sea Frontier?

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ANSWER: The Eastern Sea Frontier was the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.

This pandemic was been a bust for a great many companies in the U.S. in 2020, but one industry which has not felt the sting of the down economy is the gaming industry. Gaming has seen a marked increase since “social distancing” became a thing back in March of 2020, and it is projected to be a bigger thing in 2021.

Which brings us to the question above: what are the five best MMO games for 2021?

And our general answer is this: it’s impossible to give an answer to that question.

We are HiTech Creations, and for the last twenty years we have made the MMO World War 2 flight simulator, Aces High, consistently one of the biggest sellers on the MMO market, and it is our professional opinion that any article which claims to answer that question is an article destined to fail in its goal.

Allow us to explain!

What makes a MMO game “the best?”

Here is the central problem with labeling a game “the best” – individual preferences!

We consider Aces High the leader in World War 2 flight simulators. We have said that Aces High is the combat simulator with attitude.

But there are millions of MMO players in the world, and not all agree with our assessment, and that’s just the way it is. What appeals to one player does not necessarily appeal to another player, and any game which claims to be  best” is just whistling in the wind. We think Aces High is the king of WW2 flight sim games, but we also understand many players will not agree with that.

Which leaves us with this task

Our goal, then, is to make our game, Aces High, the best game we are capable of making. After twenty years of production, and countless adjustments, we are confident that, at this moment, Aces High is the best version we have made. But check with us next year, after another version comes out, and we will say the same thing about that version.

We are always improving!

What should you look for in a flight sim game?

It begins with the graphics. Any MMO game is only as good as the graphics. The action should seem life-like. The details should be so sharp that the players will actually feel like they are in the actual arena of action.

What actually happens within those arenas will change with every game you try, but it starts with an attention to detail, trying to make that game seem like the real thing in real life.

So, how do you know if you are buying “The Best” for you?

In our opinion, there is only one way to find this out, and that’s to actually play the game, and that is why we offer a free two-week download of Aces High, no credit card required. We invite you, free of charge, to play our game for a full two weeks. Only then will you be able to decide for yourself that Aces High is the best for you.

And if a game does not offer that kind of free offer, in our opinion, you should pass on it.

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World War 2 Trivia #406 is here, and we welcome you to it. Let’s see how much you know about World War Two, shall we?

QUESTION: On February 2, 1942, a new Chief of Staff to Chiang Kai-shek and new Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in China was named – the same man for both posts. Who was that General?

Aces High drops you into the action of World War Two. We put you in charge of aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles, and you design the strategy and survive using your online skills. If you would like to try it, we offer a free two-week download of Aces High.

ANSWER: General Joseph Stilwell was named to those two posts.

While we are all doing this social-distancing thing, it seems like the perfect time to play World War 2 Trivia!

Join us today and play #405. Are you ready?

QUESTION: On February 1, 1942, the U.S. conducted the Marshalls-Gilberts Raids, attacking six different islands in those two island chains. What type of attacks were carried out?

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ANSWER: The Marshalls-Gilberts Raids were exclusively naval and air bombardments. No ground troops were used.