One of the toughest air battles I’ve fought

In recent memory I haven’t had that many air battles that were an absolute edge of the envelope tense back and forth exchange. But the other day while flying on Wings of Liberty I had one of those. It was just a little tense…. and incredibly satisfying! The setup Wings of Liberty always seems to…

Comparing patch 3.001’s new aircraft

Thanks to the release of Flight and Technical Specifications for the series newest aircraft we can now compare the developers notes on the newest aircraft to be added to the series to see how they stack up. This will be just one of several comments on patch 3.001’s new content. Let’s have a look at…

You should review your flights, here’s why

When you’re flying in a flight sim, especially one with a lot of tension like a combat flight sim, things can go wrong. Very wrong sometimes. Your strategy can be flawed, your tactics can be ineffective, and sometimes even when you’re flying your best there are still things that just aren’t working out. The great…

Rise of Flight: A sim ahead of its time

I missed out on the heydays of Rise of Flight. I bought in within the last year and when I did I realized just how much I was missing out on. The earlier World War I aircraft weren’t originally a draw for me but they have become more interesting to me over time and now…

This VKB MCG Gunfighter review goes above and beyond

VKB’s MCG (Modern Combat Grip) is now shipping along with their excellent Gunfighter base. This combination of joystick and base is highly anticipated by both flight sim and space sim pilots. Reviews are slowly coming out but I’ve never seen one like this before. This joystick review by Maksim Savelev goes above and beyond. He’s…

Updated rumors on IL-2 version 3.001 releas

We’ve been waiting so long for patch 3.001 for IL-2: Battle of Kuban that I’ve written more than a few rumor updates on when the patch might be coming out. Let’s talk the latest rumors! Soon, very soon The joke in flight sim circles is that everything is coming out in “two weeks” or “soon”…

1CGS teases Career mode, releases aircraft specs

Today was a bit of an unexpected dual whammy of information from 1CGS. First, their latest Developer Diary update was filled with a story from one of the testers flying the new Career mode on the Moscow map. Then, Han updated the performance data on the forum which gives us a very clear picture of…

IL-2 Lunar New Year Sale extended

Originally ending tomorrow, the IL-2 Lunar New Year Sale continues until February 26 and that means more time to pick up a sale item. But only if you purchase on the main website – the Steam sale is over. Still on sale! I’ll let Jason’s update take it away here: – 50% OFF Fw-190 A-3…

DCS Hornet video, World 2.5 update and helicopter sale

Another busy week for DCS World as another hotfix, a Hornet training video, and Hornet mini update appear. There’s also a helicopter sale on-going for people who want to get into a chopper. Hornet updates A few updates came out this week about the Hornet. Nothing earth shattering but it does continue to give us…

IL-2 4K skin update continues with new dev update

A new developer diary has arrived this morning with a look at new 4K skins for the IL-2 Model 1943. Looks sharp and comes with a bit of a surprise! 4K upgrade across the board The way skins work in IL-2: Great Battles means there are actually a couple of different texture files merged together….