IL-2: Kuban map changes, official campaigns redesigned? UPDATE

The 1CGS team is back to work and a new morsel of information has appeared on the forums. Ten Days of Autumn and Blazing Steppe will be redesigned and the Kuban map will see some changes. First, the details Falcon41 on the official forums asked today about missions and if they will need to be…

Doing a little night fighting in IL-2

When you’ve flown and done many of the same kinds of missions over and over again it’s sometimes good to break from the mould. Yesterday I flew a few missions in Sampson’s new Taman Peninsula campaign and came across this brilliant mission where you had to intercept IL-2’s – at night Looking for aircraft in…

DCS: Hornet: Should you pre-order DCS World’s most expensive module?

At $79.99 USD the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet is the most expensive module that Eagle Dynamics has offered in the history of DCS World. Are there good reasons for that? Is the Hornet worth the price? Should you pre-order? Let’s talk about all things Hornet. The gnashing of teeth pre-order edition For weeks and months there…

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet now available for pre-order

The big news coming from Eagle Dynamics today was the announcement that the long awaited DCS: F/A-18C Hornet is now available for pre-order. It’s another step towards getting this module into the virtual hangars of flight sim fans. Price, release details We also now know the price of this module and it’s definitely on the…

IL-2: 1946 is available for $1 from Humble Bundle

The folks at Humble Bundle have been releasing older games in large bundle packs as a way to raise money for charity. This time around, Humble Hope for Orphans Bundle, is offering one of my old favourites – IL-2: 1946 as part of the bundle. Unlock it for $1 You can get access to IL-2:…

HTC reveals VIVE Pro at CES 2018

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2018 is now underway and major product announcements are underway across the electronics industry. HTC, makers of the VIVE VR headset announced a major update to the VIVE in the form of the VIVE Pro today. Higher resolution One of the biggest issue that IL-2 and DCS VR players have reported…

Video roundup January 2018 edition

I think its high time for another video round up. This is where I highlight some of the videos I’ve enjoyed watching recently. Gameplay and cinematic video is all up for grabs. Video from the danger zone! JG4_Karaya draws his first blood in Cliffs of Dover BLITZ edition in this 18 minute multiplayer video. This…

Relax to this DCS: F/A-18C low level river video

Showing off the autumn scenery in DCS World 2.5’s Caucasus map could have been done with a couple of screenshots but instead we got a good look at just how good the map looks at low altitude… from the cockpit of the F/A-18C Hornet. Sit back, relax, watch the world go by at 350 knots…

Speculating on Collector Planes for IL-2

It’s always fun to look ahead and think about what sort of aircraft we might be flying in the future. With the switch to the Western Front, I thought it’d be interesting to speculate on a couple more Collector Planes that we might see. Room for two more? The development of IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte…