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Google Earth's Hidden Surprise: A Flight Simulator

It has always known that Google has wanted to challenge Microsoft's desktop dominance in a number of areas, but to date that didn't extended to gaming.

Hidden inside Google Earth is a secret Flight Simulator that takes full advantage of Google's extensive satellite imagery.

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MaximusPrime3552d ago

i got it working on mine but i do not know how to start the plane and fly.

TnS3552d ago

You can find control instructions here:
http://earth.google.com/int...

MaximusPrime3552d ago

cheers. i will try again.

RedSeven3552d ago

Is it possible to locate my house and fly over it with this app?

NRG3552d ago

Yes, it has the whole world. But, anywhere that's not the city isn't guaranteed to have high resolution pictures. Rural areas are normally ancient satellite photos and you can barely make out anything. Cities you can pretty much zoom in and see people walking.

CaptainMeatwad3552d ago

How do I shoot my missiles?

NRG3552d ago

Wow, it really puts things in perspective. I flew in the middle of no where for the longest time. I exited the simulation and zoomed out to see how far I went, and it was pretty amazing. Even in the F16 at full speed.

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