If Flying Circus Vol 2 happens, what aircraft might we see?

It’s been a while since I engaged in any real speculation, however, a recent interview with Jason Williams and Daniel Tuseev from the 1CGS IL-2: Great Battles Team has renewed speculation that there could be a follow-up Flying Circus title. If Flying Circus Vol 2 does happen, what aircraft might we see and what scenario…

The first three missions of the IL-2 ‘Lightning Strikes’ campaign

Today is July 4th, Independence Day in the United States, and I figured I would write about a classic American fighter. It’s a great opportunity to check out the recently added Lightning Strikes campaign for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. With everything else going on recently you may have been forgiving for missing the launch of…

FlightAware to fill Flight Simulator’s virtual skies with airplanes

The latest Partnership Announcement for Microsoft Flight Simulator looks set to make sure that the skies of Microsoft Flight Simulator are filled with aircraft using real world data. To do that, they are partnering with FlightAware, a data based company that supplies data to airport status billboards and to companies like Google who use that…

The trailer for the IL-2’s ‘Ice Ring’ campaign is out

The trailer for the IL-2 Scripted Campaign ‘Ice Ring’ is now out showing off 2-minutes of cinematic gameplay for the upcoming campaign. In this case this news post feels a bit self serving as this trailer is something that I put together with 1CGS mission maker BlackSix and lead producer Jason Williams. Here’s a little…

First look at Normandy’s Spitfire XIV

This week’s developer diary from 1CGS is very short but it’s one packing some great new information on an aircraft that I’ve wanted to fly for a very long time – the Spitfire XIV. We have some interesting new details on this Collector Plane addition to Battle of Normandy and how it’s development is going…

New details on Polychop’s DCS: Kiowa Warrior

There aren’t a huge number of helicopters in DCS World and few seem to have captured the attention of the community recently as the DCS: Mi-24P Hind that Eagle Dynamics is working on or the DCS: Kiowa Warrior based on the OH-58D scout helicopter. This week we’ve got some new updates and some screenshots too….

More images from new DCS: Syria map

There’s some hype building around the new DCS World map featuring Syria and much of the eastern coast of the Mediterranean and after yesterday’s video some more screenshots have appeared on the DCS forums. New screenshots The latest screenshots have been released in the Eagle Dynamics DCS World forum centered around three different airbases (so…

First DCS: Syria map video surfaces

A new video has surfaced showing a quick demo flight from Khameime Air Base on the new DCS: Syria map. It may signal the first of what may eventually become a flood of new content for this map. Let’s have a look! A quick demo The Khameime Air Base is just a stones throw away…

X-Plane 11.50 beta goes all the way to 13!

For the past few months, Laminar Research, the developer of X-Plane 11 have been busy releasing new beta versions of the X-Plane 11.50 patch. While the patch number may sound innocuous its actually one of the biggest updates for the X-Plane series in quite a while and with it comes some impressive performance changes to…