The Water Cooler: The Martin Scorsese MasterClass, Pillars of the Earth, and a Coen Brothers Simulator

Welcome to The Water Cooler, a feature where the /Film staff is free to go off-topic and talk about everything except the movies and TV shows they normally write about. In this edition: Chris Evangelista starts the Martin Scorsese MasterClass, Hoai-Tran Bui reads The Pillars of the Earth, Jacob Hall plays Fiasco, and Ben Pearson reads A Knight of the […]

US Army’s school shooting simulator lets you play gunman (VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 14:26 A US Army war simulation game, adapted to prepare teachers for school shootings, will also allow participants to play the part of the gunman in a mock ‘active shooter’ situation. There are three playable roles in the video game-like simulation – teacher, shooter, and officer. Suspects can be both […]

DHS to release an active shooter training simulator for teachers

Last June, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a virtual training program for first responders aimed at preparing them for an active shooter incident. Now, there’s a program specifically for teachers. “With teachers, they did not self-select into a role where they expect to have bullets flying near them. Unfortunately, it’s becoming a reality,” […]

Watch What It’s Like to ‘Fly’ an A330 Full-Motion Flight Simulator

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Pirate simulator ‘Sea of Thieves’ hits Xbox on March 20th

Rare’s cartoony pirate simulator Sea of Thieves sets sail for your Xbox One and Windows 10 March 20th. Microsoft’s stab at breaking out of its Forza, Gears of War and Halo release cadence can’t get here fast enough, and if you’re feeling impatient you can preorder right now to unlock some bonus bits. What’re those, […]

Owlchemy Labs unveils Vacation Simulator as its next VR title

Owlchemy Labs just showed off its next virtual reality title: Vacation Simulator. The company, which made the big VR hit Job Simulator, made the announcement at The Game Awards, the big awards show for gaming in Los Angeles. Above: Geoff Keighley with the makers of Vacation Simulator. Image Credit: The Game Awards “It’s a natural […]

The world’s slowest, most boring bus simulator finally has a VR version

Enlarge / All aboard the most boring VR bus ever. (credit: Gearbox/Dinosaur) After roughly 22 years, one of the worst video games of all time, Desert Bus, finally has a sequel. In very good news for anybody who hears “notorious game’s sequel” and flinches, this new take, dubbed Desert Bus VR, is now completely free […]

'World's Fastest Gamer' competition winner lands McLaren F1 simulator job

LONDON — A Dutch sales manager whose teenage hopes of a motorsport career ended when the money ran out won an eSports competition on Tuesday to become a McLaren Formula One simulator driver. Rudy van Buren, 25, a once-promising junior go-karter, came out on top at the end of a “World’s Fastest Gamer” competition that […]

Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition — fertilize and harvest on the go

Farming Simulator is one of the latest games to launch on the Switch that might cause you to pause and ask, “Really?” But yes, really, the PC sim that enables players to run a commercial farm is out on Nintendo’s hybrid handheld/home console, and it works. With Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition, players should expect […]