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"What's your best game for the
"What's the best shooting game on the Dreamcast?"
"StarLancer. Ever played Wing Commander?"
"It's Wing Commander."
"My friend says it's a plane game."
"StarLancer is Wing Commander in Space. And Wing Commander
was Wing Commander in space."
"Now, unlike a vehicle in space which requires a thrust
applied to the direction opposite to which you want to move, a
plane uses it's wings, rudders, and elevator panes to rotate
the plane and change it's pitch."
"What else do you have?"
"Now, the plane used it's wings to 'lift' the plane by
applying a forward momentum to the wings which when pitched
slightly up, they created a high pressure center under the
"I don't care."
"Now, the air pressure under the wings is now greater than
the air pressure over top of the wings, which has now been
depressed due to forward movement of the wing, in effect
attempting to create a vacuum in it's wake."
"This air pressure difference leads to the wing being
'lifted' by the air pressure under the wing as it seeks an
equalization of pressures."
"Please shut up."
"And that is why planes cannot fly in space. Next, engines
on planes require air as part of it's acceleration."
"Fine! I'll take the game!"
"Great. I'll hold it for you."