First impressions of the Bf109K-4 in IL-2

The Bf109K-4 is, at least in flight sim circles, one of those ultimate argument aircraft representing the peak and pinnacle of a particular aircraft design and also a zenith for World War II piston driven propeller fighters. It’s also one of the ultimate dogfight server aircraft. There are few aircraft that might be able to…

Our first look at Tank Crew’s new map! Single player details

This week the 1CGS team’s developer diary was squarely focused on Tank Crew and some of the details behind both the single player experience as well as what the map, the newest vehicles, and the crews themselves look like. Let’s check it out! A new map for ground and air Tank Crew is introducing a…

Get the most out of the P-47D-28 in IL-2

In recent days the new P-47D-28 has been, in my opinion, unfairly maligned for being “slow” and I’ve seen comments about it not being fast enough or not reaching its modeled speeds. I’m not entirely sure but I think a good portion of this is because the P-47 is one of the more complex aircraft…

Heatblur announces Ground Radar 2.0 for AJS-37

Third party DCS World developer Heatblur continues to make some headlines this autumn as they announce a redeveloped version of their ground radar system for DCS World. Ground Radar 2.0 is coming for the AJS-37 but it will also be part of the core technologies supporting the DCS: F-14. Yes it is a real radar…

IL-2 sale extended!

You now have until November 30th to take advantage of the IL-2: Great Battles Series sale that has been ongoing for the last several days. If you were hesitating before and needed a little more time to decide… now you have it! Sale reminder And here’s a reminder of what is on sale straight from…

VKB Gladiator Mk II in North American store stock

If you were looking for a new joystick and had a budget set around $100 there are very few contenders that I would be able to recommend outside of the VKB-Sim Gladiator series. Now, after a long wait, the Gladiator Mark II (non-Pro) is back in stock on the North American online store so if…

Virtual pilots come together to perform for VFAT 2018

I’ve been to a lot of air shows over the years but this year I may spend some time checking out a virtual one. The Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams is coming up December 7, 8 & 9 on Twitch.TV and they feature a wide variety of performers and aircraft. Some groups will aim to…

DCS community mod adds the A-4 Skyhawk

More than a few flight sim pilots are interested in taking out the A-4 Skyhawk, a Cold War staple, for a flight in DCS World and a group of unofficial modders has made that reality possible with the A-4 Skyhawk Community mod package. It’s available now, its absolutely free, and it looks like a brilliant…

VEAO ceasing DCS World development

Third party DCS World developer VEAO has announced that they are ceasing all further development on DCS World in a post made this afternoon on the VEAO Facebook page. The statement This is the statement that they provided: Dear VEAO Customers, We regret to inform you that we are ceasing development of all DCS modules…

Grounded due to equipment malfunction

If you play FPS games or strategy games and you have an equipment malfunction where your mouse or keyboard stops working, it’s not a big deal to go grab a spare one that you might have on hand and get back to playing in a pretty short period of time. If you don’t have one,…