DCS World Caucasus and Strait of Hormuz maps update

DCS World Weekend News this week was particularly forthcoming with some significant milestones for the DCS series. It’s been about a year since we’ve seen anything in detail on the Caucasus and Strait of Hormuz maps and now we’ve got some new images of both. DCS World in the background Something that I’ve been learning a…

Reviewing the IL-2 Model 1943

IL-2: Battle of Kuban introduces another member of the IL-2 family, the Model 1943, a variant of the IL-2 that finally lets the series explore the definitive model of of the IL-2 series. This is the titular aircraft of the series and it’s time to do the deep dive on this aircraft – is it…

Spitfire aerobatics

One of the fun things that the developers at 1CGS do is show off their aerobatic skills. Today, we were treated to some stunning aerobatics thanks to 1CGS’ Han. Check out his flying with this Spitfire Vb aerobatic preview! It’s not the first time either. We’ve seen this Yak-1B Series 127 airshow previously. Also this…

IL-2, Rise of Flight summer sale and Spitfire release date

The summer video game sale season is upon us and the developers of IL-2 are getting in on the act with sale prices for IL-2 and Rise of Flight. If you were thinking about getting into the IL-2 series or Rise of Flight, now is a great time! The sales! Copied right from the post,…

First video of IL-2’s Spitfire Vb

1CGS dropped a nice gift from this week’s Dev Diary with a short video showing off the Spitfire Vb. To say that the community is eagerly anticipating this aircraft would be an understatement. Overall handling The Spitfire was legendary for its sensitive elevator, average roll rate, impressive turn rate, and good overall performance. Gavrick from…

Playing a new IL-2 campaign: JG 51 over Velikie Luki

Ever since the Scripted Campaign feature came out, I’ve been collecting new campaign packs to play and over the weekend I started playing another semi-recent entry into the scripted campaign list: Veteranen’s Velikie Luki based JG 51 campaign. Rebuilding single missions into a campaign “I./JG51 over Velikie Luki” is a bit of a mouthful and…

DCS: F/A-18C gets a demo mission video

A new video showcasing the E3 2017 demo mission for the new DCS F/A-18C module gives us a great look at the Hornet and we get a little more info about what is coming up next. Pre-Alpha State Matt Wagner released the video earlier today and there seemed to be an emphasis that the Hornet…

The road ahead for IL-2: Battle of Kuban

Today’s IL-2: Battle of Kuban developer update focused on flight model updates. These updates won’t be coming until the end of July or August but they are highly anticipated. What the roll coupling flight model update will do This change, which I’ve talked about before, is both a small and a big thing. The actual…

DCS: F-18 E3 2017 content slowly trickles out (UPDATE #3)

For days the DCS community has been eagerly anticipating the release of the DCS: F-18 module announced to be at the Thrustmaster booth at E3 2017. Well it’s there but content has been a slow trickle so far. Here’s what we’ve seen! Magz Exclusive E3 footage Update #3: Probably the best bit of footage from…

Reviewing ‘Ten Days of Autumn’

‘Ten Days of Autumn’ is the first Scripted Campaign to be released for the second generation IL-2 series and it serves as both an introduction to scripted campaigns as well as a superb example of how to do it right. This is my review of ‘Ten Days of Autumn’ for IL-2: Battle of Moscow. The…

Announcing my second IL-2 cinematic: Sturmovik

The IL-2 Sturmovik is a legendary aircraft of World War II and it was time that I produced a video about this aircraft. Armored and well armed, 36,183 IL-2 Sturmovik attack aircraft were produced during World War II. Stalin declared it “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and demanded factory managers…