ArmA 2

PC, PS3, XB360 / Action / Release: Jun 26, 2009 / ESRB: M

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DayZ video dev diary teaches how to get dressed

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DayZ video dev diary teaches how to get dressed

A nice slice of DayZ is on display in the mod-gone-standalone's first video developer diary. The 15-minute entry introduces its new menu system, how to put together a fetching outfit, item spawns which require actual searching to find, new swampland, the recovered island of Utes, and more.

Watch: Oh, the things you'll wear! »

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DayZ developer 'very angry' about The War Z

DayZ developer 'very angry' about The War Z

DayZ creator Dean Hall doesn't want to be a professional. He wants to be a person that is upfront about his feelings and opinions. And for that reason, he's making it clear that he is furious with the competing zombie game The War Z.

Read more: 'The hell with professionalism' »

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DayZ standalone delayed for 'groundbreaking' changes

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DayZ standalone delayed for 'groundbreaking' changes

You may have noticed that the standalone version of smash-hit ArmA 2 mod DayZ missed its planned December launch, but there's a very good reason for that. Creator Dean Hall explains in a new blog post, "Put simply, DayZ Standalone isn't here because we had the chance to go from making a game that was just the mod improved slightly, packaged simply, and sold--to actually redeveloping the engine and making the game the way we all dreamed it could be."

Read more: Inventory and item management redone

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Day Z lead 'having meetings' about console port

Day Z lead 'having meetings' about console port

We already know that Day Z lead Dean Hall wants to make his popular ArmA 2 mod go standalone sometime this year, but he's setting his ambitions even higher to multiplatform development as well. Apparently Hall would like to release the game on consoles as well, and actively meeting console developers at Gamescom 2012.

Read more: 'We'll take it and do a Mac version, 360 and PS3' »

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Day Z standalone following Minecraft dev model

Day Z standalone following Minecraft dev model

DayZ creator Dean 'Rocket' Hall has spoken before about a standalone version of the smash-hit Arma 2 zombie mod, but now it's properly official. The day after the mod hit one million players, Hall has announced he'll be leading the standalone project at Bohemia, following "the Minecraft development model."

Read more: Mod development will continue »

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Day Z passes a million players

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Day Z passes a million players

People might be getting tired of zombies, but they apparently aren't getting tired of hyper-realistic games that border on the impossible. Sheer gamer masochism is the only possible explanation for the Day Z mod having surpassed a whopping one million unique players today, after only four months on the market.

Read more: 2.1 billion zombies killed »

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Arma 2 Czech Republic DLC rolls out today

Arma 2 Czech Republic DLC rolls out today

Yeah yeah sure zombies great, but what about army men? For those who like to get together with their chums and simulate a little military action, Bohemia Interactive today launched its 'Army of the Czech Republic' DLC for Arma 2: Combined Operations. It brings shiny newness including vehicles, weapons, missions, and fittingly for this fine weather, two summery terrains.

Read more: Only on Bohemia's store now; Steam mid-August »

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Arma 2 patch helps fix Day Z crashes

Arma 2 patch helps fix Day Z crashes

If Day Z has been a little too crashy for your liking, rejoice, for Arma 2 patch 1.62 has arrived with changes which developer Bohemia says "make zombie hunts much less prone to crashes and should improve server stability." Given that the smash hit mod has a whole new audience buying the military sim, it's only natural that it should get a little extra care and attention.

Read more: Optimizations, fixes and more »

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Day Z aiming to go stand-alone this year

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Day Z aiming to go stand-alone this year

The Day Z mod for ArmA 2 has been a runaway hit, boosting ArmA 2 sales and raising its profile among PC enthusiasts. The mod team has been open with its plans to spin off into its own stand-alone game, but it sounds like that's happening sooner than expected.

Read more: 'Certainly before Christmas' if a deal is reached »

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Day Z 1.7.2 patch may cause equipment loss

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Day Z 1.7.2 patch may cause equipment loss

After a short delay, the Day Z 1.7.2 patch for ArmA 2 has launched. That delay didn't quite stamp out all of the bugs, though, because the mod developers say that this update might make you lose some equipment. It also packs in a host of fixes and new features, as usual.

Read more: Sound dampening, bear traps, and more »

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Weekend Confirmed 120 - Dawnguard, Day Z, Diablo 3

Weekend Confirmed 120 - Dawnguard, Day Z, Diablo 3

Despite the summer's dearth of new releases, the Weekend Confirmed crew get into some spirited discussions about Diablo 3's questionable end-game, and what it's like to be a vampire in Skyrim's new expansion, Dawnguard. Garnett, Jeffs Cannata and Mattas, and regular guest Andrea Rene also delve into some talk about the Day Z beta mod that brings hardcore zombie survival to ArmA 2, and opine a bit about ZombiU and Sim City Social as well. The eclectic mix of topics all wraps up with another batch of Finishing Moves.

Listen: Weekend Confirmed Episode 120 »

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Community Spotlight: Shack Tactical, part 2

Community Spotlight: Shack Tactical, part 2

(Editor's note: If you missed the first installment of the Shack Tactical Community Spotlight, you can read it here.)

Dozens of infantry are lined up along the side of an airstrip. These soldiers are ready for battle. Meanwhile, another dozen soldiers cross over a nearby threshold and encounter enemy resistance. The battle with the enemy has begun. This is the next part of Shack Tactical's latest video, Town Sweep. Soldiers fight as a cohesive unit with a great sense of discipline. It takes a special breed of player to become a part of Shack Tactical. Among those that help determine who can hang with this group is Shacknews Chatty's own Andrew "dslyexci" Gluck.

Read more: The screening process for new recruits »

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Community Spotlight: Shack Tactical, part 1

Community Spotlight: Shack Tactical, part 1

A group of eight infantry members strategically map out from which direction to infiltrate an occupied town. On a nearby road, about a dozen soldiers share prior war stories. "I wasn't Rambo-ing it up!" says one random infantryman. "I wasn't doing anything wrong and I just got killed. That's what I live with every day." Still another group plots out their strategy of entering through an airstrip using roads and bushes as cover.

Read more: Building a company of infantry »

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Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC announced

Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic DLC announced

If you can still conceive of using Arma 2 for anything other than simulating the zombie apocalypse in the smash-hit mod Day Z, its 'Army of the Czech Republic' DLC might pique your interest. Announced today by Bohemia, it'll bring new environments, weapons, vehicles, missions, and other gubbins.

Watch: A sliver of the Arma 3 stuff on show at E3 »

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Day Z patch welcomes ladies to the apocalypse

Day Z patch welcomes ladies to the apocalypse

Women are hugely important in any zombie apocalypse scenario, as those baby factories shall be needed rebuild the human race. Accordingly, smash hit Arma 2 mod Day Z added lady characters in a new patch on Sunday. Oh, and bandits now look like everyone else. Good luck with that.

Day Z's ladies look a little something like this. Players will be presented with a one-time option to switch to female characters when they first connect to a server after applying the patch. Read more »

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