New spotting videos from IL-2’s Jason Williams

The 1CGS team continues to work hard on an issue that has bugged a great many of us in IL-2: Great Battles – aircraft spotting. Some improvements to this feature are on the way and three new videos are showing off what the revised system is looking like with the new haze features working as…

Video of IL-2's updated damage model, insights into next steps

The 1CGS team is moving from their usual offices to work from home and that means that the usual Developer Diary update is not happening this week, however, Jason Williams had something else in mind anyways. We’ve got a great new video showing off the latest build of the IL-2 and the update to the…

DCS: Supercarrier preview video looks awesome!

A new video from Eagle Dynamics is showing us our first look at DCS: Supercarrier in motion and it’s awesome! Supercarrier in action! The 2-minute video give us a good look at the carrier, deck operations, some brief looks at some of the carriers stations, and plenty of sequences showing off the deck crew animations….

Quick Takes video series experiment

I’m trying a new type of video series on my YouTube channel called the “Stormbird Quick Takes” where I capture a short clip of gameplay from a recent flight in DCS, IL-2 or any other sim I might be checking out and put that together into a very short cinematic. I’ve got two clips to…

IL-2 patch 3.001 video round-up

You guys asked for it and here we go with a video round-up featuring some of the latest video clips put out  by the IL-2 community in the days following the release of patch 3.001 and IL-2: Battle of Kuban. Aircraft focused Most of the new videos coming out right now are multiplayer gaming with…

Great MiG-29 gameplay from Ralfi’s Alley

I’ve been a fan of the MiG-29 since I first read about it. It, and the Hornet, are some of my favourite fourth gen fighter jets in terms how they look. So when I see some good MiG-29 DCS gameplay on YouTube I get pretty excited to watch. Ralfi’s Alley is a great collection of…

Contrails: the IL-2 video you must see

Yesterday I posted about some of my favourite fan made IL-2 and DCS related trailers and a new video has popped up that requires a follow up! The work people do on fan trailers is always inspiring and it helps pump me up to get out there and fly a few missions. DBS airdoc, from the…

Watching more fan made trailers on YouTube

One of the things that a talented bunch of flight sim fans have done is create some amazing videos and share them on YouTube (and other video sharing services) to showcase both their film making talents as well as show off the spectacular flying and visuals of modern day flight sims. Lets watch a few!…

Video: Some great FW190 gameplay

With the advent of YouTube and technologies like FRAPS, Shadowplay and others enabling gamers to capture millions of hours of gameplay, there is no end to great gameplay footage from anything you are looking to watch. I wanted to share a great piece of gameplay footage by JÄGER_ Kampf that recently came up in discussion…

Action video: Yak-1B

Before the end of the holidays, I decided I would take advantage of the nVidia Shadowplay feature on my graphics card to record some IL-2 video and put it together in a short movie. After a little work I came up with a short action video starring the brand new Yak-1B Series 127. I titled…