"Who the hell buys Crane Simulator games?"

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"Who the hell buys Crane Simulator games?"

Postby Kevin » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:27 pm

Snarky...
http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/natelanxon/0, ... m?s_cid=82

"If you've exhausted every adrenaline-lined avenue of excitement thrown your way in life, perhaps it's time to sample the very latest in high-octane industrial lifting-machine simulation. Behold: Crane Simulator 2009 is now available!

"While you scoop your jaws from the floor, let me confirm something I needed confirming to me a few moments ago: the game actually exists. Someone, somewhere, genuinely goes to Amazon looking to emulate the life of a crane operative.

"What I want to know is, who? And more to the point, why?

"Excitement-building fail

"You will even need to prove your worth on the night shift," the box naively exclaims, almost as if it was advertising something that involved chatting to a group of over-sexed - 10 minutes before the world exploded..."
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Postby Kiriakos_kappa » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:44 am

Ok, I haven't looked at the game but could it be that it's one of those 'serious' games? you know, the ones that are designed to train personel on new equipment etc.?

Otherwise I would like to say that this is propably the first time in history that professional game testers will have actually to go to work in their work :P
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Postby Kevin » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:01 pm

Well, it's true that a couple of years ago it was in the construction industry news that there was a shortage of tower crane operators. Big building jobs around the world were being held up a bit due to not having enough cranes to go around... in the peak of the building bubble frenzy.

That was then, this is now - plenty of time to practice up.
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