The Essendon Obelisk

Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo

Since launch, Microsoft Flight Simulator has gained social media attention not only for enabling gamers to take aerial flights in a time where it is not possible in real life, but also for the occasional oddities in its mapping system. As evidenced in my post a couple of days ago, this included giving South Brisbane an underwater bridge system and a performing arts centre converted into an apartment building.

Arguably one of the more notable oddities comes from Victoria. Hopefully not a sign of things to come as the last thing we need is a 212-storey tower brimming with monsters, Essendon found itself home to a giant monstrosity in the middle of an otherwise normal neighbourhood. Whether you want to call it the Tower of Babel, Tartarus or the Essendon Obelisk; you can see more snaps of it below:

Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo is an off-shoot of the Take That (In-Game) Snap article series, in which the first article focusing on Final Fantasy XIV was recently published. This looks at, celebrates and critiques how video game developers have implemented professional photography-like systems into their games. It will cover how the systems handle, just how accessible they are and, where applicable, how a modding community might be making these tools even better. With this Daily Photo spin-off series, I will be sharing individual photos from the games either covered or soon-to-be-covered in the series.

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Founder of The Otaku's Study. I have been exploring this labyrinth of fandom these last fourteen years, and still nowhere close to the exit yet. Probably searching for a long time to come.

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