DCS: Su-25T is free to play but is it a good entry point?

I checked my DCS World player logbook recently and noted that I had flown the Su-25T for a grand total of 22 minutes. There are few aircraft in my hangar for DCS World that have attracted less attention. However, the Su-25T is special for one reason in particular: It’s free and it is what makes…

The state of DCS: WWII

In 2013, Ilya Shevchenko (with Oleg Maddox and Igor Tishin) started a kick-starter to bring WWII to DCS World. The kick-starter was initially successful but the project ultimately ground to a halt before it was injected with new life thanks to Eagle Dynamics. It’s been six years and the question I want to ask is:…

Ace Combat 7 comes to PC on Jan 31st

Bandai Namco’s Ace Combat series stretches back nearly 25 years and for some sim pilots, this was one of the titles that helped get them into more serious combat flight simming. Coming on January 31st, Ace Combat makes a return after a long hiatus to PlayStation 4 (+VR), XBox One, and PC on Steam. The…

More hints for IL-2’s future

Between Jason’s update a week ago and this developer diary, we’re getting a sense of what 2019 will be for IL-2: Great Battles. From what I see, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes on a lot of different fronts that has me curious, excited, and hopeful for plenty of good things this year….

Success for JG1’s Flying Circus multiplayer event

Back before the end of 2018, JG1 and JG1_Hotlead hosted a multiplayer event featuring Flying Circus with the goal of trying to get as many players into JG1s new Flying Circus multiplayer server as possible. It sure looked like a success to me! Cinematic dogfight moments Though Flying Circus is still in the very early…

New Year’s sim resolutions

It’s 2019 and people like to make resolutions – I call them challenges and I want to share a few of my challenges with everyone and hopefully hear a few of yours too. More learning, more variety One of the ways I like to challenge myself is with variety and that means I need to…

Looking forward to DCS World in 2019

With 2018 now receding into the rear view mirror I think it’s time to look forward to DCS World in 2019 and what we’re expecting to see from Eagle Dynamics and some of the third party module makers this year. There’s certainly a lot to talk about so let’s get to it! Immediate future The…

Looking forward to IL-2: Great Battles in 2019

Last year was a big year for 1C Game Studios, the developers of the IL-2: Great Battles Series, when they launched IL-2: Battle of Kuban and began work on the future of the series. That future will arrive in 2019 with the expected release of all three of the products that they are currently building….

DCS multiplayer teamplay on Georgia-at-War

Hoggit’s Georgia-at-War has become my go-to DCS World multiplayer experience and a great way for me, still a relative newbie to many of the modern aircraft in DCS World, to learn quite a bit as a virtual pilot mostly with trial by error but also thanks to the help of other players. I wanted to…

The Su-34 AI model in DCS World is amazing

Coming in the most recent patch, the Su-34 for DCS World is an AI only aircraft that can’t be flown by a human pilot but that didn’t stop the modeling team at Eagle Dynamics from making an absolutely beautiful aircraft. Could there be more planned for this aircraft or is this just the standard that…