DCS: F/A-18C cockpit tour

Matt Wagner has uploaded the second video in the F/A-18C familiarization series with an 18 minute cockpit tour. This is episode 2 of a series of videos that Matt is showing off with the Hornet module that is coming sometime in the future. The cockpit tour is a look at most of the switches and…

YouTuber SideStrafe interviews Eagle Dynamics Matt Wagner

Better known for his playthroughs of games like Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn and Titanfall 2, YouTuber SideStrafe spent just over an hour doing a live Q&A with Eagle Dynamics Matt Wagner. The interview is well worth listening to. Much of what Matt has to say has been answered before in different venues but its…

DCS Spitfire campaign Operation Epsom now available

When DCS released the Spitfire IX it was only a matter of time before one of their premium campaigns came along to supply the iconic British fighter with some operations to send it on. Those missions are contained in the new campaign: Operation Epsom. Campaign details Operation Epsom took place in the days after the…

1CGS shows off improved ship physics, career mode details

This week 1CGS elected to update us on their ship physics which looks pretty impressive and a little on what the new career mode is going to be like. The ship physics is a small detail for a flight simulator but the developers have given it some serious attention and career mode is going to…

Comparing Batumi Airfield in DCS 1.5 vs 2.2

Another Caucasus map update from the Eagle Dynamics team shows a really great side-by-side of the Batumi airfield highlighting the differences between DCS World 1.5 and DCS World 2.2. World 2.2 improvements I’ve talked about this before here and here but this is a really great way to see specifically what is changing in the…

Will a new Discord channel help the IL-2 multiplayer community?

One of the best things about the original IL-2 is that it had a strong multiplayer community. That community coalesced around a third party utility called HyperLobby which let players chat, organize games and join servers. This new generation of IL-2 still needs something like that for things to really come together… and maybe we’ve…

Adventures in DCS: Hit the brakes and he’ll fly right by

I’ve written this many times before but its still true that I’m very much a World War II sim pilot with a great interest in modern jets. Its why I bought DCS: Flaming Cliffs on sale and why I ended up with the Mirage 2000C and the Nevada map as well. I haven’t regretted any…

DCS shows off latest Caucasus map update

These days it seems like DCS and IL-2: Battle of Kuban may be going head to head in some respects with the release of Spitfire IX and Spitfire V for each respective title and now with the latest Caucasus map updates for both titles. Today, ED followed up some of the latest IL-2 Kuban map…

Mission 7 is a killer in Blazing Steppe!

I’m playing IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad Blazing Steppe campaign by Black Six and its simply superb. But its also much harder than Ten Days of Autumn. I don’t think that was on purpose but I’ve fought some seriously tough missions in this campaign and Mission 7: Business As Usual is seriously tough! Warning: Spoilers ahead for…

Restored IL-2 flies at MAKS 2017 airshow

Of 36,183 Ilyushin IL-2s built during World War II, very few survive to this day and two have been restored to flying condition. The second IL-2 to be restored to flying condition is now flying in Russia and IL-2 the flight sim even got a small mention in the coverage! Returned to flight Some warbirds…

Jaw dropping new visuals for IL-2: Battle of Kuban’s new map

Jason Williams took to the forums this morning to showcase some new screenshots of the Kuban map for IL-2. The images are stunning! A small update with a lot of screenshots We know a lot about 1CGS’ plans and so this week Jason didn’t have too much to say except to drop a dozen or…

1CGS announces 40% off sale for IL-2: Battle of Moscow

Periodically the developers of IL-2 have offered sales through their fairly new promo-code system and today marks the start of another sale. This time, IL-2: Battle of Moscow is 40% off. The code applies to new owners and owners of IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad (and I guess the few folks who might only own Battle…