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…

DCS Summer Sale on until July 24

Eagle Dynamics announced their latest DCS related sale – the summer sale promises 50% off on most modules in the DCS e-store with some decent bargains on everything from Flaming Cliffs 3 to Belsimteks’ MiG-15bis. We are delighted to announce the DCS World e-Shop Summer Sale that starts today at 1500 GMT and will last…

Review: JG 51 over Velikie Luki

I’ve been on the lookout for good Scripted Campaigns since the feature debut late last year and I’ve been pleasantly surprised on the whole. Cold Winter was a decent remake of an old favourite and Ten Days of Autumn was an epic opus to the Bf109F-2 at Moscow. So where does “I./JG51 over Velikie Luki” stand…

IL-2 update 2.012 will be a big one

The Battle of Kuban expansion for the IL-2 series continues to take shape as does the series on a whole with update 2.012 being a particularly big one in the series history. We now have confirmation that both the Kuban map and the new revised global flight model will be released in this patch. Likely…

New shadows for IL-2

Jason Williams dropped some new information on the last Dev Diary update talking about a new shadowing system and revised cockpit shadows. I wrote this article and then neglected to hit post – so I’m posting this now! Cockpit shadows have been an issue When I first played IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad for the first…

VIRPIL MongoosT-50 now shipping!

It’s been a long wait for flight sim fans who have wanted to get their hands on VIRPIL’s MongoosT-50. The official word is that this stick is starting to ship after some initial delays. MongoosT-50? There is a sort of renaissance of medium and high end flight sticks these days with VIRPIL being another company…

First impressions of IL-2’s Spitfire Vb

It’s been a long time if ever that a single aircraft has created this much enthusiasm in the IL-2 community. It seems that the Spitfire Vb has certainly done it and I have some of my first impressions. History, symbol, significance The Spitfire is something else beyond just another aircraft being added to the IL-2…

The Su-33 to receive big update in DCS

Eagle Dynamics news for this week announced that the Su-33 Flanker, a carrier-borne derivative of the Su-27, will be receiving some big updates for owners of Flaming Cliffs. A new flight model as well as some new features, engine modes and revised carrier physics are all part of the update. What is the ‘Professional Flight…

Rise of Flight Community Skin Pack released

This flew under my radar with all of the excitement in the IL-2 and DCS communities. 1CGS and 777 Studios are still providing some basic support for Rise of Flight and on June 8 they released a new community skin pack containing 36 historical and 277 fictional skins. The historical pack includes new skins for the…

Spitfire skins on feature for US Independence Day

Jason Williams dropped a special nugget on Facebook and on the IL-2 forum earlier today with some extra screenshots of the impending release of the Spitfire Vb for IL-2: Battle of Kuban Premium owners. The screenshots are US themed Spitfire skins just in time for the 4th of July – American Independence Day. American pilots…

A demo or free to play option may yet be in IL-2’s future

A while back I discussed the possibilities of a free-to-play or demo option for the IL-2 series. There’s a lot to be said for opening small pieces of content up to potential buyers by giving them a little an enticing them to pay for the rest. Today Jason made a tiny comment that could hint…