What I’m playing now and looking forward to

Been busy playing a bunch of IL-2 and DCS right now and I thought I’d share what I’m flying right now and new things I’m trying to tackle in both sims. Also, I talk a little about what’s coming up and what I’m most excited about. Flying the Lavochkin and Macchi When I bought IL-2:…

Plenty of flight sim sales out there

The two flight sim series that I follow in the most depth, IL-2 and DCS, both are running some pretty good sales going on right now. If you’re waiting for a cheaper price on some content, now is not a bad time. Let’s have a look at the details! IL-2: Battle of Moscow and Collector…

DCS F/A-18 sounds good!

Matt Wagner, also known as Wags on the Eagle Dynamics forums, has released a short video featuring the new sound effects for the F/A-18 Hornet. Though Eagle Dynamics has caught some criticism for sounds on older jets, it sounds (literally) like they are hoping to improve on their past work. Sounds good to me! Still…

Future IL-2 update will incorporate increased draw distances

A consistent complaint for IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad owners was the shortened draw distances versus other sims. As time has gone on, 1CGS has improved the draw distances for objects, trees, grass and more – One thing hasn’t gone away on clear days is the haze in the distance. That is changing in a big…

VIRPIL Announces Mongoose T-50 Throttle

Coming out of seemingly nowhere, VIRPRIL has come onto the scene in the last year with a very strong MongooseT-50 Flightstick. Now, VIRPIL is at it again with the T-50 throttle breaking cover earlier today. Let’s have a look! Serious equipment The throttle system is aimed at modern aircraft enthusiasts with a series of features…

DCS AV-8B teaser trailer

Early indications that the AV-8B DCS module by RAZBAM would be released some weeks ago proved false. Nonetheless, we are clearly getting closer to release as RAZBAM released a brand new teaser trailer today showing the aircraft in action! Night attack Harrier, in the day Though the Night Attack version of the AV-8B is specialized…

Heatblur teases new VKB stick

Third party DCS contributor Heatblur is working hard on their F-14A/B Tomcat module for DCS World and it looks like they have been busy working on a hardware partnership too. The Phoenix? The image is named simply Phoenix.jpg which could be the name or codename for the project or it could have been chosen to…

A little history on the La-5FN

The La-5FN is coming to IL-2: Battle of Kuban representing the higher end of Russian fighter design in the middle to late 1943 time period. So what does the La-5FN represent and how can we compare its performance to other aircraft we already have in the series? Read on! Lavochkin’s vastly improved fighter The triplets…

1CGS begins a month of surprises with La-5FN progress

Last week Han from the 1CGS team promised us a “month of surprises” which can mean quite a few different things but this week it meant giving us a closer look at the awards and immersive newspaper articles behind the Career mode. Also… the La-5FN! Newspapers and awards This week we got a good look…

Battle of Moscow on sale?

As far as I know there hasn’t been a formal announcement for a sale. That seems to matter little as according to the IL-2 website, Battle of Moscow is on sale. Surprise sale? Right now, at least according to the front page, IL-2: Battle of Moscow Standard edition (with 8 aircraft) is on for $24.99….

Deka Ironworks announces China Asset Pack for DCS

On Friday, a flight simulation group called Deka Ironworks based out of Beijing, China announced a collaboration with Eagle Dynamics on the free China Asset Pack via their Facebook page. Let’s break down what we know! The China Asset Pack There aren’t any Chinese related aircraft, ships or munitions in the DCS series at this…

DCS Third Party Rumour Mill

Rumours continue to fly about the availability of new third party aircraft coming to DCS World. Keeping track of everything is nearly impossible but two highly anticipated modules are inching their way towards being the next additions to the series so lets have a quick look. RAZBAM and the AV-8B Harrier It’s hard to tell…