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VirtualR - Sim Racing News

F1 2012 – New Developer Video Diary

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 02:43 AM PDT

Codemasters have released a new developer video diary of their F1 2012 title, introducing us to some of the most significant changes coming to the new title.

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

Project CARS – Interactive Panorama Preview

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 12:59 PM PDT

WMD member David Lansade has put together a stunning interactive panorama preview of Project CARS.

RaceRoom Racing Experience – Diego Sartori Q&A #2

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 12:54 PM PDT

Following the first Q&A with Diego Sartori, Simbin has released another article, revealing some new details on their upcoming RaceRoom Racing Experience title.

WRC 3 – Two New Locations Revealed

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 12:48 PM PDT

Black Bean Games & Milestone have released two new previews of their WRC 3 title, revealing two new locations.

rFactor 2 – Build 107 Released

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 12:37 PM PDT

Image Space Incorporated has released a new build of their rFactor 2 simulation that is currently in open beta testing.

rFactor 2 – Formula Two Car Testing Video

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 04:04 AM PDT

A new video shows F2 driver Luciano Bacheta testing the upcoming F2 car for rFactor 2.

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

RaceRoom Racing Experience – Diego Sartori Q&A

Posted: 28 Aug 2012 07:09 PM PDT

Simbin has published a very interesting Q&A regarding their upcoming RaceRoom Racing Experience free to play title.

Kart Racing in rFactor – Slow-Motion Video

Posted: 28 Aug 2012 06:59 PM PDT

Niels Heusinkveld keeps on releasing very interesting preview videos of his Kart Racing mod for rFactor.

Forza Motorsport 4 – Penzoil Car Pack Announced

Posted: 28 Aug 2012 06:51 PM PDT

Turn 10 has just announced the newest car pack for their Forza Motorsport 4 Xbox 360 racer. – Tournament Racing Video Tutorial

Posted: 28 Aug 2012 05:44 PM PDT has uploaded a new video tutorial, introducing subscribers to their tournament racing feature.

F1 2012 – US Grand Prix On Board Lap

Posted: 28 Aug 2012 04:32 PM PDT

A new video of Codemasters F1 2012 title has surfaced on Youtube, showing a complete lap around the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

Fanatec – Firmware 750B & Driver 1.40 Out

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 02:25 AM PDT

Fanatec has released a new firmware and driver combination for most of their steering wheels.

Game Stock Car 2012 – Mini Challenge DLC Available

Posted: 26 Aug 2012 05:17 PM PDT

Reiza Studios have released the final content addition to their Game Stock Car 2012 title as the Mini Challenge car is now available for download.

rFactor 2 – Formula Two Car Testing in Progress

Posted: 26 Aug 2012 05:03 PM PDT

Formula Two championship leader Luciano Bacheta recently fine-tuned ISI's upcoming F2 car for rFactor 2.

Wolfgang Reib Clinches European GT Academy Title

Posted: 26 Aug 2012 03:30 PM PDT

This year's edition of Nissan & Gran Turismo's GT Academy has finished at Silverstone yesterday and Belgium's Wolfgang Reib has edged out the competition.

Project CARS – Build 287 Available

Posted: 24 Aug 2012 05:43 PM PDT

Slightly Mad Studios has released a new weekly build of their WMD-powered Project CARS title.

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

VW Scirocco for GT Legends – Release Closing In

Posted: 26 Aug 2012 03:22 PM PDT

Custom Compagneros have released lots of new previews of their upcoming VW Scirocco 1 mod for GT Legends as the release of the car is closing in.

Fanaleds 1.2a – Released

Posted: 26 Aug 2012 02:15 PM PDT

Gerben Bol and Dirk Teurlings have released a new version of Fanaleds for Fanatec wheels. – Zolder Reality Check Video

Posted: 26 Aug 2012 02:08 PM PDT

Pablo Lopez has put together a great reality check video of iRacing's Zolder track.

WRC 3 – Argentina Stage Video

Posted: 26 Aug 2012 12:03 PM PDT

Following the videos Rally Portugal & Rally Espana, Black Bean Games & Milestone have released yet another stage video of their WRC 3 title.

Green Flag Weekly Podcast #6

Posted: 26 Aug 2012 11:59 AM PDT

Liam Jenkins has released the sixth edition of his increasingly-popular Green Flag Weekly Podcast.

True Football Manager

True Football Manager

On vacation till September, 10

Posted: 23 Aug 2012 10:27 PM PDT

Sometimes everyone nees rest. My time has come to leave the laptop with FM 12 at home and travel to the Black Sea. Tomorrow my wife and I are leaving for Crimea, its sun, sea water, mountains, and numerous adventures. We're going to get a lot of them because we will live in 7 different places along south coast of Crimea during 2 next weeks: Kerch, Feodosia, Novy Svet, Utes, Simeiz, Balaklava, Sevastopol.

Meanwhile the blog will be paused. I won't be able to post because of laptop absence. However, I am taking my smartphone, so you may follow real life events happening with me at my Facebook timeline.

Football Manager 2013 first news

As far as I see I will not miss the first FM 2013 announcements. Miles Jacobson (SI Games director) wrote in his Twitter:

Previously the #FM13 announcement was to be end of August - due to unforseen personal circumstances, it'll now be mid September. Sorry.

So I will come back from vacation to hold my arm on pulse of the latest affairs and share my minds regarding them. Indeed my return will result in numerous posts about FM 2013 and Q.P.R. story.

So just stay tuned!

Vitaliy Mokosiy

True Football Manager

True Football Manager

Latin-American Queens Park Rangers

Posted: 22 Aug 2012 10:50 PM PDT

Hello my dear readers,

If you are wondered by the post title, scroll down to its last part explaining why I am naming Q.P.R. as Latin American. Now, traditionally I am starting with the latest results.

12 matches: 7 wins, 2 draws, 3 losses.

Last matches

As you see my team played better than at the start. Nevertheless, in the middle of December Q.P.R. got into poor row of matches consisting of 3 losses and 1 draw.


Premier League: Incredible Arsenal

3 Premier League defeats determined our position in the league. Just the 5th line in the table with 15 points distance from leading Arsenal. The Gunners have been grabbing wins one by one and seem impossible to beat in their current amazing form.


My series of losses started with another poor game against Blackburn. Once again my attackers were not efficient enough at the last stage of their attacks despite the advantage we had.



The same but even more irritating problem happened in home match against Tottenham. The Hotspurs had 1 serious goal chance only and seized on. While my strikers didn't show their best football this time.

Loss to Tottenham


The 3rd defeat was the only fair one. Chelsea beat us making more shots and playing more accurately. However it's always sad if you loose to arch-rivals.



After these 3 defeats Queens Park Rangers managed to cope with lowered morale and returned onto way of successful results. The most significant of them for me is away draw against defending PL champions - Manchester City.

Optimistic away match against Man City


Totally equal game with team having better squad improved my mood, and I still hope Q.P.R. can even struggle for the title with Arsenal if they start loosing points.


Champions League


It was difficult but we made it. Away 1:0 victory over Rubin was a key result for us. Thanks to John Fleck who scored a long-shot in that game!

In the end the target is achieved: Q.P.R. qualified into the knockout round from the 1st position. I am glad to realize that Benfica is my next opponent. Lucky draw for a while!

Marvellous long shot by Fleck


Q.P.R. squad



The exceedingly attentive of you have already noticed squad changes. Yes, I made some great transfers during opened winter transfer window. But let me tell about them in the end. Now my current squad impressions.

Daniel Bazan forgot how to score goals making assists only. I got angry of his performances and put him on a substitution bench. Instead I tried other forwards and found out Pachequinho is really great at the moment. You see he has the best average rating in the team after 6 played matches.

Unfortunately, Hummels started to make mistakes bringing two penalties in the last matches. This is why I decided to sign another defender to increase squad competition for 3 centre back positions.

The most sad story is about goalie ter Stegen. He irritated me at all. 6.78 average rating, several mistakes in important matches (Blackburn, Tottenham, Twente)… I decided to get rid of him. Moreover, I managed to get a deal regarding Jader.



3 excellent Brazilians signed to Q.P.R. making the squad almost completely Latin-American. Now I have only Fleck, Holt, and Toure who represent players from other continents :-)


Jader (GK)


Goalkeeper of Brazil with Reflexes equal to 20. Simply one of the best goalies in the world!

Frankly speaking, I have tried to buy him in summer. But Vasco asked for $38M for him. I wasn't ready to pay the money at that moment.


Hermes (DC)


Giant centre back with height of 200 cm, Strength=20, Jumping=20, Heading=18. Hermes will boss the air together with Holt and Ezquerra.

Hermes is another guy who is long-timer on my short list. Tried to buy him twice: at first he didn't want to move to Q.P.R., then Corinthians were ready to sell Hermes for $40M only. And now, what a luck, I signed the Brazilian for free!!!

Corinthians didn't manage to agree on contract details with him.


Romulo (DMC)

Romulo in FM 2012

Very good player. Though I have Zargo Toure at DMC position and expect he will compete with the newcomer for it.


Team report

Team report


Whom should I sell?

I am going to sell ter Stegen and McCafferty only. Geis is needed at WBR position as a substitution for Coleman when we play our second 5-1-1-3 tactics. I would like to have some additional squad depth.

Do you agree with me about that?



Future matches

I hope to chase Arsenal in the Premier League. One of the most important matches in this sense is the away game versus them. Wolves as usually will try to cause problems, hope Q.P.R. will manage to overcome them this time.

Can't wait till Champions League knockout rounds. I feel The Rangers have serious chances to win the trophy. Though it depends on our newcomers, on their abilities to blend into our team and tactical approach.


Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy