Top Gun 2 breaks cover as Tom Cruise teases sequel

Tom Cruise, who needs no introduction as Maverick in the 1986 hit movie Top Gun, teased the long awaited sequel today with a post on Instagram featuring his helmet from the original movie with a F/A-18F Super Hornet in the background. Flight sim enthusiasts reacted across multiple communities with nearly unanimous excitement! Feel the need…

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet launched!

It’s been a busy and exciting day for DCS World fans as the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet module was officially released into early access. I’ve flown it for just a few minutes so I could get some screenshots for this story and that’s about it. First hour impressions I won’t even call this my first impressions…

DCS: F/A-18C arrives today, what to expect

If all goes according to plan, the Hornet will be coming out sometime today for DCS World 2.5 beta and that means a whole lot more Hornet to talk about. Here’s a really quick look at some related stuff around what we’re getting, what is yet to come, and a few other cool things. This…

Spitfire: Bodenplatte ground attacker!

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte comes with mostly a fighter line-up, however, nearly all of them will have ground attack capabilities as was the case for the late 1944/1945 time period. One fighter rarely associated with ground attack is the Spitfire although it was certainly used in this role and in some cases fairly extensively. This…

New DCS: Flaming Cliffs 4 info and an editorial

It’s only been 4 days since I speculated on what Flaming Cliffs 4 might end up being and my wishful thinking probably got carried away a little bit with the potential for this release to open the door to some new aircraft options. A much more realistic reality has been presented by DCS Community Manager…

DCS: Persian Gulf first impressions

It’s been a busy week for combat flight simulators and that means my time with the latest in content has been limited. I have had a chance to explore a few pieces of the Persian Gulf map and that means I have some screenshots and a chance to write-up my first impressions. Welcome to the…

IL-2: Battle of Kuban is still coming to Steam

I generally tell people to buy directly from the IL-2 website whenever possible but there are good reasons to use Steam and the Steam store to buy content for IL-2. Battle of Kuban has now been released for a few months now but it isn’t yet on Steam. We know why and have some more…

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte takes off with early access

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting a big patch or really anything from 1C Game Studios today. Then when I woke up this morning the word was that the forums and IL-2 website were in maintenance mode. A surefire sign that a patch would be coming. Here it is ladies and gentlemen – IL-2 version…

DCS: Persian Gulf Map now available! UPDATED

Getting word this morning that the DCS: Persian Gulf map has been released (as scheduled) and that players on the beta version of the DCS World 2.5 can now start downloading it! Welcome to the Persian Gulf If you’ve been not paying too much attention to this module until now, DCS: Persian Gulf is the…

Speculation and thoughts on DCS: Flaming Cliffs 4

There have been rumours, ideas and speculation for a long time now but we now more or less have confirmation that Eagle Dynamics is planning a Flaming Cliffs 4. We have absolutely no other details to go on right now so this entire piece is speculative. Let’s dig into it anyways and see what this…