Turn Your Basement Into a Virtual Shooting Gallery

An indoor shooting simulator is easy to add on to most projection based home theater systems, and in most cases is an inexpensive way to add hours of entertainment for the whole family. People of all ages enjoy playing the wide range of games that are available for the system, everything from “Baseball Challenge” to “Elephant Hunter” will keep your family and friends entertained. Utilizing a shooting simulator is not only a great way to add excitement to your home theater room; it is also a get way to keep your shooting skills sharp.

System Basics:
There are a few basic requirements for adding a shooting simulator to an existing home theater. The simulator runs on a normal Windows based computer, software is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The image is broadcast through a projector to a screen, which most projectors and home theater screens will be suitable for use with this simulator. Now all you need to add is a basic simulator package, which includes a rifle, case, camera and five games. Installation of the simulator will only take about thirty minutes to setup and install the new software and hardware. Now you are ready to start enjoying the very best of simulated shooting. To recap the items you need: computer, projector, screen and a simulator package.

Benefits of Indoor Shooting:
There are many advantages to adding an indoor shooting simulator to you home theater room, these are just a few.
Convenience- having the ability to practice your shooting skills from within your own house, cuts down on drive time to the range and you can fire up your system anytime you want.
Cost Savings- ammunition is expensive! You will save a lot of money practicing your skills using a true to life replica laser firearm verses using live ammo.
Safety- using a laser firearm is a much safer weapon to practice will and it’s a lot better for your hearing.
Shooting Variety- with a shooting simulator you have the ability to practice your skills on a wide range of software titles. You can practice shooting skeet and with just a touch of a button you can switch over to another game and practice your marksmanship on simulated popup targets.
Entertainment- Gather you friends and family, challenge them for the highest score or for bragging rights.

Packages and Software:
With this system, there are many packages of both hardware and software available. Looking for a portable package or maybe a complete package if you don’t have a projector, computer and screen? Those packages and more are available. There are over 35 software titles currently available, which can be purchased separately or in 15 game packages. Software titles are being added, so you will always have the option to buy the latest games on the market. Do you have the best Halloween party on your block? There is a Halloween software package that will insure your party is unforgettable. Do you have a young hunter or marksman that could benefit from “Hunter’s Education” software? It is an option on this simulator. Teach them everything from ethical shooting to animal anatomy, with the hunter’s Ed package. Looking to hone your archery skills? This simulator has packages available for you bow enthusiasts. There are several optional firearms which can be added to the system, to maximize the skill development and enjoyment of the simulator.

Adding a shooting simulator to your theater room is easy and a cost effective way of increasing the entertainment value of your room as well as improve shooting skills. If you would like some more information on the shooting simulators or have any questions please contact me through the website.

Flight Sim Games You Have to Try

If you are addicted like we are to Flight Simulation games, you are probably wondering what the best games for you to try are. Well, look no further as we have some of our favorites and we think that you will like them too. So here are the Flight Sim games that we loved and would recommend to anyone interested in getting in a little game time.

One that we definitely recommend is Combat Flight Simulator 3. It’s created by Microsoft and promises you a trip of dodging the enemy and shooting the enemy. If you love blood and guts when you play then look no further. You have found your match. You’ll go through situation after situation changing tactics and proving your skill level.

The newest game on the market is YS Flight Simulator 20090611. This is another top pick for Flight Sim games. It should be since it’s new and technology has advanced a great deal. Fly a hundred different styles to complete each mission. It came out in July and on many websites, it’s free to download.

Many are raving that when it comes to Flight Sim games, they cherish the Flight Simulator X. It has audio that rivets you into thinking you actually are flying a plane. You have mission after mission. They really know how to get your adrenaline going. People who play this game have said that they have really outdone themselves this time as you feel totally in control.

These are just a few though. Trust us, there are many out there. It half depends on the Flight Sim games action that you’re craving. While some just want to fly the plane, others out there want the air combat battles that come with some of the games. Keep your eyes open and find that game that fits your flying style.

Shooting Games – The Best Type of Arcade Game!

What makes shooting games so fun to play? Like many other types of flash arcade games, shooting games provide an entertaining way to spend a few minutes or a few hours depending on one’s time availability. But the attractiveness this type of arcade game is its relative simplicity compared with other types of games that require the completion of multiple objectives to achieve success in the game. The basic concept is fairly simple: aim and fire. This basic action tests the ability to synchronize hand and eye movement to hit what you see. While simply hitting the target can give a player a wonderful sense of accomplishment, it is the testing of skill that most players continuously seek. This type of short duration skill testing is perfect for situations where one needs a quick mental ‘pick-up’.

If one only has a short period of time for recreation, engaging in a game that requires a long time commitment is not ideal. But in a shooting game, the objective is fairly simple and the feedback is immediate. The play knows almost the moment he ‘fires’ his weapon whether he achieved his objective! This type of quick feedback can provide mental stimulation and feelings of accomplishment which help to reinforce the need for further play and enjoyment.

There are many type of shooting games and are divided into themes. The earliest games to be developed for arcade play replicated combat and completing missions that involved hitting a certain number of targets. However, as technology and culture has evolved, many new types of games based around shooting have become popular. For instance, zombie games have become extremely popular as the cultural fascination with mythical creatures wove its way into the usual pass-time of simulated shooting games. Also, popular are movie themed missions that involve a heavy dose of shooting to accomplish more complex missions.

As the popularity of shooting games increased, games involving multiple types of aiming arose. What is more fun that shooting from the ground? Shooting while driving or flying! Controlling both a weapon and a vehicle heightens the thrill as the level of skill that a player requires is greater and therefore accomplishing the mission means that the player has master a greater level of skill. Many players play the same game repeatedly and find new challenges with each level through which they progress. Ultimately, the skill gained (and the fun they had) and not necessarily the victory that matters most for serious players.