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A Flight To Remember: IL-2 Sturmovik

IL-2 Sturmovik blew me away at Gamescom last year. With only a couple of weeks until I fly out to Cologne again, I'm enthusiastic about the prospect of another unexpected champion of gaming emerging from a cloudbank and peppering me with excitement. A year has passed since I took to the skies and development has continued at a steady rate. New planes are appearing and…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Bombs

“Another helping of Enigma machine gibberish from Rock, Paper, Shotgun's resident sim gimp.” The Coventry Herald “As usual, Stone switches subjects with the gracefulness of a derailing freight train.” The Aldershot Bugle “The last time I saw that many commas that close together, I was visiting the National Museum of Printing.” Caravanning Today “After reading this week's pieces on IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad and BOMB, the fatwā calls…

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Feature: A Rift In The Sky

Best Of Gamescom: IL-2 Sturmovik And Oculus Rift

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…

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Trouble And Strafe: IL-2 Sturmovik Sequel Announced

I would have written this post a great deal more quickly but I accidentally got Stoned while doing a quick spot of research. Fear not - nobody's been pelting me with rocks and I haven't decided that the only way to write about flight sims is in a herbal haze. I did make the mistake of checking the writings of Tim Stone in historical Flare…

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