Heatblur F-14 Q&A, Jester AI, and oh… an AIM-9X on the Hornet

There’s been some “miscellaneous” news piling up for DCS World that I haven’t had a chance to report on that many of you will find interesting. There’s a podcast Q&A with Heatblur, the DCS: F-14 module developers, another separate video release with the voice actor and director for DCS: F-14’s Jester AI, and finally Wags…

DCS: Ka-50 gets new trailer, upgrades planned

DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark marked a number of firsts for the series including a clickable cockpit, professional flight model, and advanced systems modeling. Black Shark 2 brought the module together with the rest of Eagle Dynamics products in an early version of DCS World. Now, Eagle Dynamics is working to bring this module and the…

Two FW190s, the Po-2 and gyro gunsight talk in IL-2 dev diary

I’ve been saying for quite some time that the inclusion of the FW190A-8 in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte would probably also lead to the inclusion of a second and very similar FW190 variant, the FW190F-8, and it seems that the developers agree because we have confirmation that the FW190A-8 and F-8 are coming to IL-2:…

Real life Hornet driver comments on his experience with DCS

I’ve been playing flight simulators for a long time and they have always appealed to me because they were always striving to recreate something that few people could experience in real life. Not all of us are going to be fighter pilots in our lives but we can certainly play on on our PC. I…

Tank Crew reactions and personal commentary

1CGS’ new IL-2: Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka is just weeks away from an early access release (sometime in July) and information has started to appear thanks to a major developer update that came out last Friday. In writing the article for that update, I posited the question to readers: Should I cover Tank…

VKB Kosmosima sneak peek

We’ve been waiting to hear about VKB’s next grip for quite a while now and we finally have our first images of the new grip attached to a Gladiator base. Presenting to you, the VKB Kosmosima – a space sim oriented joystick that looks to be just as useful for flight sim enthusiasts. Suitable for…

IL-2 developer diary focuses on Tank Crew

Though far from our first look, today’s IL-2 Developer Diary was probably the most extensive look we’ve had at the new IL-2: Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka tank simulator that is being developed in parallel with IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. Let’s have a look and, also, I want to pose a couple of questions…

First impressions of the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

Normally I like to try and get my first impressions within a few days of the release. I decided against that with the Hornet as I needed to climb up through the basic training before I felt like I was able to give any sort of reaction or proper response to this aircraft. Now, I’m…

IL-2 Summer Sale on plus first images of the Po-2

It’s the summer and that means that we’ve got sales on in the world of flight simulation including 1CGS’ IL-2: Great Battles Series which has a whole bunch of sales on for the series. Plus, we’ve got our first in-engine update on the Po-2 which appears to be coming along nicely! But first, the sales!…