DCS F/A-18, Persian Gulf and Su-33 free weekend extended*

For many using the DCS e-Store, the free weekend wasn’t working out for them so Eagle Dynamics has extended the free weekend… but not for people on Steam. That system worked fine and your free content will be going away at the end of the day Sunday. The statement Here’s the statement from Eagle Dynamics:…

Flying DCS’ new Hornet mini-campaign

Content continues to expand the scope of experience available for the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and as much as people are interested in seeing the radar issues be further improved, I’m also encouraged to see that Eagle Dynamics is making sure we have the opportunity to fly the Hornet in more than just a few training…

A look at IL-2’s new effects

Although visual effects are often best seen in motion, I’ve done my best to cover a number of the new effects that have just released this past week with IL-2 series patch 3.006. There are new fire effects, particle effects and debris, and so much more so let’s have a quick look and see if…

New updates on FC1’s Camel, Tank Crew’s new buildings

With patch 3.006 released on Wednesday, I wasn’t sure if we’d see an update this week from 1CGS but they have been plenty busy and they have a lot to show off to us. This week we’ve got new info on Bodenplatte’s new US pilot model, Flying Circus’ Sopwith Camel, and Tank Crew’s new high…

The FW190A-8 is now three aircraft in IL-2

When the FW190A-8 appeared on the IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte aircraft list 10-months ago, I wondered if 1CGS would modify the aircraft to make it both a FW190A-8 and a F-8. The FW190F-8 being a direct modification of the A-8 and optimized for ground attack. It seemed like an easy update. What I hadn’t counted…

Su-33, F/A-18C and Persian Gulf are free this weekend

Last weekend’s free for the weekend Su-33 test must have worked because Eagle Dynamics is queuing up a much more impressive slate of content for this weekend with the Su-33, F/A-18C and Persian Gulf map all available for free including their single player campaigns and missions as well as multiplayer. No joke, try these out…

IL-2 version 3.006 is out!

This caught me by surprise when earlier today 1CGS announced that version 3.006 would not wait for the P-47D-28 and Bf109K-4 and would launch with a whole raft of fixes to the series. So what has changed? Let’s dig into some of the biggest updates. 71 fixes and changes There are quite a few fixes…

Community Q&A: Zelly from Hoggit’s Georgia-at-War

Welcome to the first ever Stormbirds Community Q&A which I intend to hopefully fill out with many more Community Q&A features in the near future. For this inaugural Q&A, I talked to Hoggit’s Georgia-at-War architect Zelly. You’ll frequently find Zelly helping players on the Hoggit Discord, adding cool new features to Georgia-at-War’s ongoing scenario, or…

September DCS and IL-2 YouTube roundup

So much great video content is out there for both DCS and the IL-2 series and I wanted to draw attention to some of the best examples of both gameplay and cinematic video clips for your viewing enjoyment. Check these videos out! From the intense cinematic to the fun gameplay Let’s start with the intense….

Gaming Nexus interviews ED’s Matt Wagner

It’s often tough for niche market titles like flight sims to many any breakthroughs to the mainstream gaming press so when it does happen, I happen to think that it’s a big deal. Maybe not the most mainstream of gaming press but still a site of note, Gaming Nexus has been around since 1997 covering…