Posts Tagged ‘IL-2’

Best Of Gamescom: IL-2 Sturmovik And Oculus Rift

By Adam Smith on September 6th, 2013.

I didn’t believe in the Oculus Rift. Not in the way that I don’t believe in Derek Acorah, the phantom of credibility, but in the way that I don’t believe in matter transporters or eating only one biscuit. The Rift had seemed like an impossible dream, a product of improbable technology and the overly forgiving impressions of excited humans. Now I believe and all it took was a flight over Stalingrad in a Sturmovik.

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The Flare Path: Łódź You Believe It!

By Tim Stone on September 6th, 2013.

According to Flare Path’s contacts in Moscow, Obama’s failure to secure Russian backing for air strikes against the Syrian regime had nothing to do with traditional enmity or Putin’s long-standing relationship with Assad, and everything to do with the US president’s unwillingness to publicly state that A) “Company of Heroes 2 was deeply insulting to the people of the former Soviet Union”,B) Going East’s lack of Kamaz trucks and Russian locations has brought shame on SCS Software and the entire Czech Republic”, and C) “Anyone that fails to back RRG’s WW2 flight sim kickstarter is a massive knob.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The Flare Path: Stalinglad Tidings

By Tim Stone on December 14th, 2012.

We spent the morning prodding it with anti-tank rifle rounds and DP bursts, and the afternoon nudging it with mortar bombs and rifle grenades. Nothing worked. The sun was disappearing into a hole in the museum roof when Persikov turned up with the captured flamethrower. “The trouble with you city boys is you don’t know no zoology! Give me covering fire and I’ll show you how it’s done”. So he scampers out to Tram Crater and starts hosing the statue with liquid flame. Almost instantly there’s a sound like ice cracking, and that stout stone tail starts lashing. Cheers echo round the square as The Beast, still dripping fire, waddles out of the ring and heads towards Krautland. Fifteen minutes later the screaming begins. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fly Papers: An Ode To Sim Manuals

By Tim Stone on January 17th, 2011.


Thanks to an image leaked last week we now know three new things about upcoming Spitfire-serenade Storm of War: Battle of Britain. 1) It’s no longer called Storm of War: Battle of Britain. 2) Ubisoft are publishing. 3) The luscious-looking Collector’s Edition with its cloth maps and plump manuals may be about to give today’s teenagers a taste of what it was like to be a simmer in the Nineties. Read the rest of this entry »

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