DCS 2.5.6 comes to stable release, Marianas map update

It’s been a long time in coming and now DCS World 2.5.6 is now available to people who have stuck with the stable release cycle for DCS World. Eagle Dynamics has also detailed some updates that they are currently working on including the latest visuals on the DCS: Marianas Islands map that is coming to…

Flight Simulator Discovery Series 8: IFR is out!

Coming out last night for insiders and now being widely shared across the community, the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator Discovery Series, Episode 8, covers IFR or instrument flight rules flying. For many flight simmers, having a proper IFR simulation is a make or break and so this episode was widely anticipated! Let’s have a look!…

Flight Journal: Online with the Yak-9T

Last night I ventured onto Wings of Liberty on IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer with the express intention of flying a Yak-9T in one of their mid to late war scenarios and putting the new aircraf through its paces in a series of online battles. Here are some brief recaps and a few thoughts on using…

MicroProse announces ‘The Mighty Eighth!’

If you’ve dreamed of a simulation game that required you to pilot and crew a B-17 flying over Europe during World War II, MicroProse might be offering something for you with the announcement of their new in-house developed ‘The Mighty Eighth’! Let’s have a look at the announcement that came out today. A VR enabled…

Yak-9 and Yak-9T Collector Plane review

I’ve been flying the Yak-9 and Yak-9T quite a bit over the last few days since their release and I’m now at a sufficient level of time in each of them to give you my overall impressions of the two newest Collector Planes in the IL-2 series. How do they perform? How do they compare…

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Memorial Day Sale

A short sale is underway for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and the P-38J-25 Lightning Collector plane (also included in Bodneplatte Premium) over the weekend with the United States celebrating Memorial Day and IL-2 Lead Producer Jason Williams announcing the short sale as a way to mark the day. Bodenplatte’s cheapest price yet With IL-2: Battle…

Stormbirds podcast featuring a Q&A with Jason Williams is up!

Episode 2 is live and ready for you to listen in as Jason Williams, IL-2 Lead Producer, and I do a Q&A on all things IL-2: Great Battles and even a little on Team Fusion and the Cliffs of Dover series. Listen in! Jason and I talked about past, present, and future of the IL-2…

Leatherneck details MiG-21bis, CEII, F4U, and F-8 updates

It’s been a little while since we heard from Leatherneck on the whole line-up of their modules released and in-development but yesterday we got a nice big update detailing everything from the MiG-21bis to the F-8J Crusader that is in development. There’s a lot to like for MiG-21 fans so let’s have a look! Fishbed…

Radeon cards and the latest IL-2 patch

If you have an AMD Radeon card you may be seeing some visual artifacts as a result of the new rendering changes for IL-2: Great Battles patch 4.006. The developers have created a thread on the official forums that you may find useful to try and mitigate some of the graphics problems and report your…

DCS: Supercarrier is here with the latest DCS Open Beta

Long awaited, DCS: Supercarrier is now available in DCS World Open beta which itself brings a number of fixes and updates across the board. Of course the highlight is the aforementioned carrier so lets have a quick look! Supercarrier ready to set sail Early access for DCS: Supercarrier is now underway and which means the…