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Steam Summer Sale

Considering the recent heat wave sweeping across the US, particularly in the Southwest, Steam’s annual summer sale really has come at an opportune time.  With some areas of the states reaching temperatures exceeding 120 F (49 C), I’d say it’s definitely time to blast the AC and retreat into your gaming lair as often as […]

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Some News So Far – June 2017

DCS World 2.1 Update 1 Eagle Dynamics has released the first of what promises to be many updates to DCS World 2.1. Although decidedly a bug fixing/tweaking patch, it does include fixes to some troublesome CTD (crash-to-desktop) issues with the games spawning system. DCS World 1.5 is likewise going to be receiving some love soon […]

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Arma 3 – Jets DLC Released

Bohemia Interactive has delivered the next anticipated content release for their popular combat sim, Arma 3. Jets gives players access to three new aircraft, an unmanned drone, and a new Showcase scenario. As is usual with DLC releases, the devs have also released a free platform update to the game, tweaking various features and adding […]

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IL-2 Sturmovik – New Update, New Aircraft

Developer 1CGS has released update 2.010 out into the wild, and with it comes a new aircraft, features, and fixes. Prominently, the update releases the IL-2 Sturmovik Mod. 1943 to all Battle of Kuban owners, which has a great deal of improvements over the existing version. The changes to the aircraft necessitated quite a few […]

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DCS World – Oilfield Campaign and More

Eagle Dynamics, the developer behind the combat sim DCS World, is taking a break from fighting with its newest campaign, Mi-8MVT2 Oilfield by Laivynas. Rather than taking to the skies to cause havoc from above, the Oilfield Campaign puts players into the Mi-8MTV2 helicopter for a series of missions as a cargo pilot.  The release […]

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Arma 3 – Jets DLC Details

Bohemia Interactive has revealed some details about their new Jets DLC for the popular military sim Arma 3. Jets will be available on May 16 to all those who purchase it, but the giant Aircraft Carrier, the “USS Freedom,” will be available to everyone, regardless if you buy Jets or not. Without a doubt Arma […]

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Back In The Sky

…And now back to your regularly scheduled program. After some much needed down time for reasons entirely on my end of life, regular posting will be returning to SimHQ as of today! I had hoped to bring you a detailed look at Wings over Flanders Field – Ultimate Edition in this post, but I need […]

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DCS World and IL*2 Sturmovik – Summer Updates

DCS World Eagle Dynamics and Belsimtek, as we discussed previously, have released the F-5E Tiger II out into the wild, and it’s been met with fairly positive reviews. Shortly after the Tiger II’s early access announcement, ED released update 2.0.3 for DCS World 2. While mostly a maintenance patch, concerned with bug fixes and tweaks, […]

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IL*2 Sturmovik – VR and Ground Update

Today, the folks at 1C released an incremental update for their popular flight/combat sim IL*2 Sturmovik. One of the key features of the update is the inclusion of Virtual Reality support via the HTC Vive. However, the support is very early and seems to be encountering some issues, but we’ll talk more about that after […]

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Arma 3 – Apex Incoming

June has been a busy month for the guys and gals over at Bohemia Interactive. Arma 3, Bohemia’s powerhouse, tactical third-person shooter, is gearing up to drop its next big expansion this July. The venerable franchise also celebrates its 15th anniversary this month – Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (Arma Cold War Assault) was originally […]

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