My joystick is fixed, this is what I did while it was broken

If you’ll remember back a couple of weeks ago, I had broken the plastic trigger on my VKB Gladiator during a particularly intense dogfight. The replacement trigger has been here for about a week but I haven’t had much of a chance to write about it. While the trigger was broken, I took advantage of…

Logitech releases updated X-56 with RGB

It’s been well over a year and a half since we heard the news that Logitech was buying the Saitek line-up of joysticks from Madcatz. Although many sticks have had the Logitech logo slapped on them in the meantime, we’re now finally seeing the first updates to the line-up that will hopefully portent a much…

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…

VIRPIL’s T-50 throttle off to production

Joystick maker VIRPIL has been working hard on their T-50 series. The joystick came out last year and now, with the follow-up, is a T-50 throttle that is ready for production. The final version comes with some changes to the model based on user feedback. Let’s have a look! This is the MongoosT-50 Throttle The…

What to do if your DCS World 2.5 doesn’t look right

A lot of users have been commenting in the DCS community that they have installed DCS World 2.5 and it … looks terrible. That’s not how its supposed to be and several users have posted some very helpful tips. I’m reposting them here in-case you need a little help. The problem is your old settings…

HTC reveals VIVE Pro at CES 2018

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2018 is now underway and major product announcements are underway across the electronics industry. HTC, makers of the VIVE VR headset announced a major update to the VIVE in the form of the VIVE Pro today. Higher resolution One of the biggest issue that IL-2 and DCS VR players have reported…

First look at VKB’s new TECS throttle UPDATED

VKB-Sim has revealed some early renders of their new throttle system and it looks like it might be something special. Here’s what I know right now! TECS is modular and focused on modern aircraft VKB-Sim appears intent on further adding on to their array of grips, bases and controllers by offering up a modular throttle…

VIRPIL introduces new Constellation series joystick

VIRPIL, makers of the MongoosT-50 joystick that I’ve posted about before have announced a new stick aimed at space sim pilots. There’s no reason that you can’t use it as a flight stick either so lets have a quick look at this new stick announcement. Part of a series of new hardware VIRPIL has been…

VIRPIL Announces Mongoose T-50 Throttle

Coming out of seemingly nowhere, VIRPRIL has come onto the scene in the last year with a very strong MongooseT-50 Flightstick. Now, VIRPIL is at it again with the T-50 throttle breaking cover earlier today. Let’s have a look! Serious equipment The throttle system is aimed at modern aircraft enthusiasts with a series of features…

Heatblur teases new VKB stick

Third party DCS contributor Heatblur is working hard on their F-14A/B Tomcat module for DCS World and it looks like they have been busy working on a hardware partnership too. The Phoenix? The image is named simply Phoenix.jpg which could be the name or codename for the project or it could have been chosen to…

VIRPIL MongoosT-50 now shipping!

It’s been a long wait for flight sim fans who have wanted to get their hands on VIRPIL’s MongoosT-50. The official word is that this stick is starting to ship after some initial delays. MongoosT-50? There is a sort of renaissance of medium and high end flight sticks these days with VIRPIL being another company…

VKB-Sim’s announces new MCG versions, Gunfighter delayed

In March we heard that VKB-Sim’s Modern Combat Grip (MCG) was coming and that it would be a stick modification that could be used to modify a variety of sticks including VKB’s own Gladiator Pro, Gunfighter, and Black Mamba series joysticks. Since then news has come in that the stick is delayed. But it will…