Gameplay for StarWars Squadrons is promising

Being more of a space sim pilot in the past, it’s been a while since I picked up something new but Star Wars Squadrons might just be the thing that gets use as close to something as good as X-Wing or TIE Fighter were back in the 90’s. New gameplay footage and several articles posted…

Flight Journal: Two superb, GCI guided, flights on PGAW

Hoggit’s Persian Gulf at War server is a PvE (player vs environment or player versus AI) driven experience with a requirement for SRS and some challenging tactical scenarios for DCS pilots to face off against. After several training flights with the DCS: F-16 I decided to put my newfound knowledge to the test and take…

In Deadstick, the ‘weather is the enemy’

In a traditional video game, there’s always an antagonist – the enemy that you must somehow defeat to win the day. Even in combat flight simulators you are more often then not confronted by enemy forces. In Deadstick, however, there is no enemy army to confront so this flight simulator has chosen to make the…

Up in the deep blue. Bomber formation experience on IL-2’s Combat Box!

Multiplayer scenarios tend to be centered around objectives on the ground with each team attacking or defending a target. This is a straightforward multiplayer experience for most flight simulations. What you don’t see very much of is a bomber formation around which a lot of challenging flying and combat situations evolve – but you do…

IL-2's Tactical Air War went western front and it's been fun

IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer server Tactical Air War (TAW) is one of the most intense and also likely the most challenging server in the IL-2 multiplayer universe. Flying there usually favours teamwork, definitely requires a little planning, and this season has been unique as it is the first time the server has gone west to…

Mission one of the Epsom Campaign for DCS: Spitfire IX

Flying warbirds in DCS World is an interesting experience for me as I had purposely separated the modern jets from the warbirds infavour of IL-2: Great Battles Series. Now with both WWII experiences now available to me it’s been a fun journey adapting to a sim that I know so well but with a subject…

An epic new trailer for Microsoft Flight Simulator!

X019 in London, a celebration of all things XBox (and XBox gamepass on PC) is kicking off this weekend and along with it we’ve got a brand new Microsoft Flight Simulator trailer. It’s a big one focusing a lot on the aircraft that are coming to the sim and there’s one big reveal that I…

Success and failure on IL-2’s Tactical Air War

In contrast to my recent F/A-18C flying on DCS’s Georgia-at-War server, my recent flights on the IL-2 Tactical Air War server have gone much better. Recent team-up with indie developer Jon Coughlin (check out his Roger Meatball flight sim project) on TAW netted us some great flying and one of my best dive-bomb attacks I’ve…

Flying in the persistent air war on IL-2’s Tactical Air War server

Tactical Air War is a very competitive multiplayer environment for IL-2 multiplayer and a server that has had a long history with the IL-2 series. It’s complex campaign based scenarios are ones that continue to attract attention of the very best pilots and squadrons in the community. Oh… and a few average pilots like myself…