Aviation Games – Flight Simulator Evolution

Aviation games, especially flight simulator games have always been that little bit more special than other games. I think its mans fascination with flying, and the fact that most of us will never actually get into a plane and take control ourselves so I think these virtual worlds give us an opportunity to realize a dream.

What exactly is it though that has made these airplane games explode in popularity, I think the first thing is the advances in technology that have enabled your average user to buy higher specification computers so that they can run these huge file flight simulators.

The resources called upon to turn these basic aviation games into top games has also played a big part in their jump in popularity. One example is the use of Google maps and digital elevation models obtained from SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Missions) to recreate a virtual representation of our own world.

Below is a list of the other significant recent developments that have propelled these virtual flying games into the spotlight.

(1) Some aviation games are synchronized with real world time so if its dawn in New York it will dawn when you fly through virtual New York.

(2) The best games even have correct placement of the moon/stars and the sun for specific time and dates.

(3) Night flying in these games is a real treat with ground lighting concentrated over urban areas based on google maps, you will even see car headlights on the busy motorways.

(4) Real life weather or customized weather conditions to suit your preferred experience.

(5) Play games online against other aviation game enthusiasts – try joint missions, free flying, air to air refueling etc

The aircraft in these aviation games have come on leaps and bounds as well, the top flight simulators will have planes that are realistically modelled with real word instrument behaviour. It’s not all plain sailing though or should I say Plane Flying (sorry about that one), If you want a realistic experience then you will have to deal with the realistic problems that can come with it:

Instruments that lag in real life lag in the simulators, gyro drift is modelled correctly and the magnetic compass is subject to aircraft body forces
Correct instrument representation for 50 – 100 planes
Equipment and system failures are also very accurately represented.
You can have a fully 3D interactive cockpit

Everything you need out of flight simulator aviation games is now at your finger tips, if you ever wondered what it would be like to fly over the great wall of China or the Pyramids then you should get yourself one. If you do invest in a flight sim I recommend investing to some hardware to enhance the experience i.e.

Multi-screen – For the panoramic views to enhance the experience
Joystick
Rudder pedals
Yokes/Controls

Please let me stress though that this hardware is by no means essential and you can thoroughly enjoy the game without them.

Check out the Aviation games (flight simulators) that I am currently playing that offers all the above and so much more atwww.aviationgames.org. What I’ve mentioned above is only the tip of the iceberg

Declan is a gaming enthusiast who loves Aviation games and First person shooters.

The Evolution of Search Engines and Process of Search Engine Optimisation

Search engine optimization can be considered to be combination of two words search engine and optimisation. In the early age of internet development numbers of website over the internet was quite limited but as Number of sites on internet increased it was quite difficult for a user to remember all the useful resources. In such a situation there was a Sharpe need of proper data base management related to URL (Uniform Resource Locator) addresses. It was an era when different resources directories came into existence. For a long period of time directory were wildly used by people to find or to save useful resources but directories where having following issues.

It was not the permanent solution as many web directories were not known to audience.Directories were not able to find the importance of each web page submitted and equal weighted was given to all the sites.

Directories with huge numbers of resources were not efficient as it may take time to find a useful resources amount all the listed websites.

Manual mode of operation was not proper for all the internet users.

To resolve these issues there was a need of particular research mechanism which can show relative WebPages in against of a search query. Search engines are result of that particular need itself. Search engine are basically query able data base management system. Where users are able to enter a particular key word in the search box and on search all related URL will be displayed to the user. The biggest advantage of any search engine is that user does not need to enter the URL or some technical things they can just put what they are actually looking like football, games etc.

The method or technology search engines use to display their search results is known as search algorithm and different Search Engine Optimisation techniques try to make any web page friendlier with search engine algorithm. This is very important for any website owner to have proper knowledge of search engine optimization because more then 90 percent of total web traffic comes through search engines and importance of any web page being displayed on the first few results is quite high. Users do not like to mingle with all the search results displayed by any search engine and infect very few of searchers go beyond the first page.

In lay man language search engine optimization is about to make your web page appear in the first few results in the search results for a particular key word or search phrase. It is quite important to bring traffic to the site and to increase the business done by the site.

There are many technical aspects of any SEO campaign but you should not be worried about it at all. There are many seo services offering organizations who have an expertise in this field. While availing any seo services it is quite important that you must have an overview of the Search engine optimization in order to decide the quality performance of your contractor. Seo services include off page services, on page seo services, Content writing services and Social media optimization services. There are other methods of increasing traffic to your website like PPC and Google ad words. Seo service organizations also offer these services.

Search Engine Optimisation involves increasing the quality, as well as the volume of traffic on a specific website. It’s about helping motivated searchers find your products and services. When combined with Pay Per Click (PPC), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), and Social Media Optimisation (SMO), you have an Internet marketing plan that works in the age of digital marketing.

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