Flight Journal: Online with the Yak-9T

Last night I ventured onto Wings of Liberty on IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer with the express intention of flying a Yak-9T in one of their mid to late war scenarios and putting the new aircraf through its paces in a series of online battles. Here are some brief recaps and a few thoughts on using…

MicroProse announces ‘The Mighty Eighth!’

If you’ve dreamed of a simulation game that required you to pilot and crew a B-17 flying over Europe during World War II, MicroProse might be offering something for you with the announcement of their new in-house developed ‘The Mighty Eighth’! Let’s have a look at the announcement that came out today. A VR enabled…

Yak-9 and Yak-9T Collector Plane review

I’ve been flying the Yak-9 and Yak-9T quite a bit over the last few days since their release and I’m now at a sufficient level of time in each of them to give you my overall impressions of the two newest Collector Planes in the IL-2 series. How do they perform? How do they compare…

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Memorial Day Sale

A short sale is underway for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and the P-38J-25 Lightning Collector plane (also included in Bodneplatte Premium) over the weekend with the United States celebrating Memorial Day and IL-2 Lead Producer Jason Williams announcing the short sale as a way to mark the day. Bodenplatte’s cheapest price yet With IL-2: Battle…

Stormbirds podcast featuring a Q&A with Jason Williams is up!

Episode 2 is live and ready for you to listen in as Jason Williams, IL-2 Lead Producer, and I do a Q&A on all things IL-2: Great Battles and even a little on Team Fusion and the Cliffs of Dover series. Listen in! Jason and I talked about past, present, and future of the IL-2…

Leatherneck details MiG-21bis, CEII, F4U, and F-8 updates

It’s been a little while since we heard from Leatherneck on the whole line-up of their modules released and in-development but yesterday we got a nice big update detailing everything from the MiG-21bis to the F-8J Crusader that is in development. There’s a lot to like for MiG-21 fans so let’s have a look! Fishbed…

Radeon cards and the latest IL-2 patch

If you have an AMD Radeon card you may be seeing some visual artifacts as a result of the new rendering changes for IL-2: Great Battles patch 4.006. The developers have created a thread on the official forums that you may find useful to try and mitigate some of the graphics problems and report your…

DCS: Supercarrier is here with the latest DCS Open Beta

Long awaited, DCS: Supercarrier is now available in DCS World Open beta which itself brings a number of fixes and updates across the board. Of course the highlight is the aforementioned carrier so lets have a quick look! Supercarrier ready to set sail Early access for DCS: Supercarrier is now underway and which means the…

First impressions of IL-2 4.006!

Patch 4.006 is a consequential patch for the IL-2: Great Battles Series as it adds new content and makes some serious under the hood changes to the series. Here are some first impressions of the new patch and what it has delivered to us. It’s a Yak attack in pairs The Yak-9 and Yak-9T are…

IL-2 patch 4.006 due in the next 24-48 hours

The latest announcement coming just a few minutes ago from Jason Williams is that 1CGS is preparing to release patch 4.006 for the IL-2: Great Battles Series and that it will be coming in the next 24-48 hours. So, get ready for 4.006, the new deferred shading system, and of course the release of the…