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Project CARS – Build 244 Available

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 04:19 PM PDT

Slightly Mad Studios have released a new build of their WMD-powered Project CARS title, adding a brand new car to the simulation.

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Dragon Crusade

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Dragon Crusade is a free to play browser based game developed by Sun-Ground and published by Aeria Games. As your battle-hungry heroes level up, distribute skill points among their varied attributes to build the ultimate berserker or deadliest mage,...

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VirtualR - Sim Racing News

Fanatec Clubsport Wheel – First Video Review

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 02:52 AM PDT

Fanatec has just lifted the review embargo on their powerful new ClubSport Wheel base and below's the first in-depth video review.

F1 2012 – Cover Art Revealed

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 02:40 AM PDT

Codemasters have revealed the cover art of their upcoming F1 2012 title.

Forza Motorsport 4 – July Car Pack Announced

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 02:27 AM PDT

Turn 10 has announced the latest content pack for Forza Motorsport 4 as the Meguiar Car Pack adds ten brand new cars to the Xbox 360 racer.

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VirtualR - Sim Racing News

Power & Glory 3.0 – BMW CSL Cockpit Preview

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 04:32 PM PDT

The GT Legends Workshop has released new cockpit previews of their extensive Power & Glory 3.0 mod for GTR2 project.

ARC_Team Shows Off Two New Wheels

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 04:16 PM PDT

The guys over at ARC_Team have unveiled two impressive new wheels that are currently being used in their simulators.

True Football Manager

True Football Manager

Exciting February

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 09:50 PM PDT

Hello dear readers,

Q.P.R. story continues, and I'm ready to share its another portion. In the last story post I wasn't sure if its reported period had been successful or not. Now it's obvious The Rangers did well during the last 13 games having 10 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses only in the end.

What I also like much is amount of scored goals. My guys managed to score 3 or more goals in 6 matches.



Premier League


Queens Park Rangers is located at the 4th line of the Premier League table. A tough competition here between us and 4 English grand clubs. Though Chelsea leaded by fantastic Hulk and goal-machine Romelu Lukaku has been performing somewhat better than other teams. Can't wait our encounter at Loftus Road!

The best matches

I would take 2 games here. First of all, 3:0 victory over Manchester City, I have never won against them with so stunning numbers on a scoreboard. This match was already described at my FM Crowd additional blog:

Q.P.R. - Manchester City 3:0

Another exciting win was over Liverpool. They didn't manage to oppose The Rangers, as a result we had an advantage in all football components and areas. Carlos Fierro scored twice, got 9.2 rating and MoM award!

Q.P.R. - Liverpool


The worst matches

Stoke game was the worst actually. After it I decided to put on transfer Sigporsson as the most inefficient forward in my team. He really looks like a transfer failure with 3 goals and 7 assists in 24(5) matches. His shot on target percentage is totally disappointed: 25%.

Read more about Stoke match and my irritation regarding strikers in it.

Bolton - QPR

QPR shouldn't loose to Bolton even though having one man out. John Fleck became the main looser of the match (why don't we have such an award!) due to his weird two-feet slide that turned into a red card…


February was absolutely exciting for Queens Park Rangers. I was honoured to get the Manager of the Month award. We didn't concede a goal in February!

February award winner


Q.P.R. players


Worst players

Pretty happy with my players at the moment. Most of them has been performing quite confidently. There is one first squad player who is underachieving seriously. It's Kamohelo Mokotjo. Perhaps he needs more time to adapt in the team, but I am starting thinking that those blog readers were right telling me I had paid too much for the anchor man.


Bernard Holt - the best player

English regen wonderkid has been the best in my eyes during last months. This idea is underlined with Young Player of the Month awards given 3 times in row and MoM rating of Premier League.


Man of the match


Isn't he amazing being only 20 years old? Here you may find how he looked when he was 16: Squad analysis after season 3.

Bernard Holt


Season end. What prospects has Q.P.R?

Future matches

The schedule might very tough if Q.P.R. go to the finals of FA Cup and Europa League. Considering the situation, I think I should pay attention to the tournaments using the following priorities:

1. Europa League.

2. FA Cup

3. Premier League

Let me explain my point of view. Premier League is the most tough competition. Moreover, we have 2 extremely difficult matches in the end against Chelsea and Arsenal (the clubs at the first 2 lines of the PL table now). So it should be a very interesting culmination in the end. But I understand it's unlikely that we will the title having Europa League and FA Cup on a background.

Do you agree with me? What would you do if you were on my place?


Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

rFactor 2 – Drying Line Demo Video

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 04:10 PM PDT

ISI's Tim Wheatley has put up an interesting rFactor 2 video, showing off the dynamic drying line in full effect.

This Week Inside Sim Racing – June 23rd

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 04:03 PM PDT

The guys over at have released the newest edition of their This Week Inside Sim Racing show, recapping some of the stuff that's been going on in the virtual racing world.

F1 2012 – Two New Previews

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 03:54 PM PDT

Codemasters have released two new preview shots of their F1 2012 title for the PC and gaming consoles.

rFactor 2 – Car Production Making-Of

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 05:32 PM PDT

Image Space Incorporated has released a bunch of new technical info of their rFactor 2 simulation, giving us a detailed look at how car production for the title works.

CTDP On Their Past, Present & Future

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 05:08 PM PDT

Team CTDP has published a detailed and honest blog posting, outlining the team's past, present & future as the team faces the struggles of a changing community.

SimRacing Hardware – Introducing The Monsta

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 05:01 PM PDT

SimRacing Hardware has unveiled their newest product, the Monsta.

Project CARS – Formula Gulf & Ruapuna Coming

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 04:49 PM PDT

A new car & track combination will be coming to Project CARS as the Formula Gulf & Ruapuana Raceway have been announced.

World Super GT 2 – New WR LM94 Previews

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 04:43 PM PDT

Team RMT has released new previews of their World Super GT 2 mod for rFactor 2.

Sim Racing Review – Track Boss Button Box

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 04:36 PM PDT

Doug Meyer of Sim Racing Review reviews the Derek Spear Track Boss button box.

Botniaring 0.53 – Released

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 04:28 PM PDT

Jka has released a a new and improved version of his Botniaring track for rFactor 2.

Team VVV – Rseat Evo Review

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 04:24 PM PDT

Alan Boiston of VVV Automotive reviews the Rseat Evo gaming seat.

Fanatec – Beta Driver 128 Available

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 04:19 PM PDT

Fanatec has released a new beta driver version, inviting all wheel owners to try it.

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VirtualR - Sim Racing News

Project CARS – New Video Trailer

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 04:14 PM PDT

WMD member JonZ has created a neat new video trailer of Slightly Mad Studios' Project CARS title.

True Football Manager

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen in Football Manager 2012

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 04:32 AM PDT

Dear readers,

today I would like to analyse Marc-Andre ter Stegen in my FM 2012 story. This is because I bought him for Q.P.R. and can take a deeper look into his performances and development during trainings.

By the way, ter Stegen is listed in my wonderkids list for Football Manager 2012.

Who is Marc-Andre ter Stegen?

In the real life it's the most prospective German goalie, 20 years old now. He helped his club Borussia Gladbach in finishing the 4th and notching up qualification to the Champions League this season.

ter Stegen made a debut for the national team of Germany in the weird 3:5 match against Switzerland. Afterwards he wasn't taken by head coach to Euro 2012. More experienced yongster Ron-Robert Zieler was invited to the squad.



Development during trainings

Ok, let's see what was the influence the default goalkeeper training schedule on ter Stegen.

The German talent had a decent progress. It's very good because ter Stegen age was 24 when he moved to my Q.P.R. Though I understand I got him too late to think he will develop much.

Training schedule


ter Stegen in July, 2016

ter Stegen in FM12


ter Stegen in February, 2018

ter Stegen in FM 12


Career stats

Career stats

He was very good in Gladbach and still prospective to have some progress in trainings. Therefore I decided to buy him instead of David Ospina who completely stopped progressing.

Interesting to see that the 2nd season for Q.P.R. is going to be much better than the first one! I do think ter Stegen is nearly perfect keeper for my club.

ter Stegen's accurate passing percentage in this season:

Passing of ter Stegen


Manuel Neuer vs Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Neuer vs ter Stegen

From the comparison above we note ter Stegen lacks Aerial Ability, Reflexes, Rushing Out, Kicking, Anticipation, Positioning, Teamwork, Work Rate, Jumping, Balance, Strength.

I would say Reflexes=13 is the largest weakness.

We see also that ter Stegen excels his countryman Neuer who is one of the best goalkeepers in the world in Communication, Bravery, Concentration, Determination, and Influence. We can make a conclusion ter Stegen is "really more Kahn" than Neuer. He can be a real team captain.


So there it is. And how is ter Stegen good in your Football Manager story? What club is he playing for?

Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy


P.S. Go England! I do believe you will beat Italy tonight!