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Finally, a $10,000 simulator for adults

It has a World War II fighter plane design that doesn't look like it came straight from the arcade.

Mike Yamamoto Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.
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We've never quite understood why so many high-end game simulators for the home basically look the same as the ones at the mall or the theater lobby. After all, if you're going to shell out several grand, the least they can do is design some that don't look like they came directly from an arcade fire sale.

That's why we appreciate Global VR's efforts on its "Blazing Angels" simulator, which is designed to look like the cockpit of a World War II fighter plane, complete with faux bullet holes in the fuselage. It doesn't hurt, of course, to have a 42-inch HD LCD, rumble seating, and 5.1 Digital Dolby Surround Sound either, as Uber-Review notes.

But what good would all that be if you had to hide it in the garage because it looked like it belonged to the kids? Then it would be just like any other $9,475 toy.