Microsoft's Train Simulator Is Just Too Realistic

from the it's-going-to-teach-people-how-to-steal-trains dept

Apparently, Union Pacific is afraid that Microsoft’s Train Simulator is just too realistic. They won’t let Microsoft use any Union Pacific cars or logos in the game, and have posted a notice saying that no one will be allowed to make modifications that include such things. They’re basically afraid that it will teach vandals how to drive Union Pacific cars, and thus, they’ll have more incentive to drive off with trains from train lots. Gaming fans are a little pissed off. I like the quote from the public affairs director of Union Pacific: “I never had a reaction like this to anything before. I think I know rail fans pretty well, but video game people are new to me. They’re something else.”

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