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April Fools: Arma 3 adds Karts DLC

April Fools: Arma 3 adds Karts DLC

With the Arma 3 campaign finished, it's time for developer Bohemia Interactive to start releasing DLC. The first premium add-on for the game is "Karts."

Featuring SplendID Handling technology, Arma 3 Karts promises to have the "most authentic, raw, and visceral driving experience" in all of racing games. You'll be able to drive the fastest kart ever built on Altia, a Mediterranean playground that spans 270 square kilometres.

Watch: Arma takes on kart racing »

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Arma 3 second campaign episode deploys today

Arma 3 second campaign episode deploys today

Bohemia Interactive has released the next campaign episode for Arma 3 today. Called "Adapt," the second episode of the East Wind campaign builds upon the foundation set by the first, and challenges players to begin employing guerrilla tactics against stronger opposition.

Watch: The new trailer »

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Arma 3 second campaign episode due in January

Arma 3 second campaign episode due in January

Bohemia Interactive split off Arma 3's campaign so it could release the military sim before World War 3 kicks off, planning to release it episodically. The first free chapter arrived in October and now the developer has announced the second will launch on Tuesday, January 21, promising a more sandbox-y experience.

Read more: "Players will find more open and unorthodox scenarios" »

"First chapter is actually really cool. It's not as open as Arma 2 campagin was, but as a bonus ..."
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Arma 3 first campaign episode deploys on Halloween

Arma 3 first campaign episode deploys on Halloween

In its haste to finally release Arma 3, Bohemia Interactive snipped out its campaign to release as free DLC later. Today the developer announced that the first of three planned episodes will launch on October 1, and released a handful of screenshots showing it'll go down across night and day, land and sea.

Read more: Details on the campaign's story »

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Arma Tactics deploys to PC on October 1

Arma Tactics deploys to PC on October 1

Bohemia Interactive's turn-based tactical take on the Arma franchise is venturing beyond mobile devices. After teasing the possibility earlier this year, the developer has announced that Arma Tactics is coming to PC on October 1. If you can't wait that long, you can jump in on the beta through Steam Early Access.

Read more: PC-optimized features »

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Arma Tactics now on iOS, non-Tegra Android tablets

Arma Tactics now on iOS, non-Tegra Android tablets

Following the recent launch of Arma Tactics on certain Android tablets, Bohemia Interactive has expanded the player base with a new platform and expanded support on Android. It's now available for both iOS devices and non-Tegra Android devices.

Read more: $4.99 on both platforms »

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Arma 3 campaign delayed to post-launch as DLC

Arma 3 campaign delayed to post-launch as DLC

The campaign for Arma 3 will be released post-launch as three free downloadable episodes. The first one is called Survive, and will be available about a month after release. The other two, Adapt and Win, are coming sometime afterwards.

Read more: 'This was not a decision we made lightly' »

"Seriously, what IS your point? They're BIS - they have a proven track record of good post-launch ..."
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Arma 3 beta launches, available for purchase

Arma 3 beta launches, available for purchase

Arma 3 has entered beta, and you can purchase your way in if you just can't wait for the full version. The beta comes in three packages, all of which will unlock the final version once the game releases. If you're already in from the alpha, however, you don't need to pay to get in the beta.

Read more: Betas range from $45-92 »

"It was 12 bucks cheaper yesterday when it was alpha, and will hit 60 bucks when it goes retail. ..."
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Arma 3 alpha starting next week

Arma 3 alpha starting next week

Arma 3 is set to launch its Alpha test on March 5 for those who pre-ordered the game. You'll be able to play four single-player showcase missions, two multiplayer scenarios, and tinker with the scenario editor and modding.

Read more: Alpha Lite coming March 12 »

"outstanding. Best game of all time and you get it on sale for pre-order! VERY NICE !!"
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Arma 3 to be Steam exclusive

Arma 3 to be Steam exclusive

Arma 3 will be exclusive to Steam, according to project lead Joris-Jan van't Land. He says that the goal as set by the Bohemia Interactive CEO is to release the game in 2013, and feels that "without going Steam-exclusive, we would not be able to release Arma 3 in 2013."

Read more: Boxed copies to contain codes or data discs »

"Great. Now how am I going to disinfect the insides of all of these tortoise shells?"
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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' »

"Whatever criticisms this guy gets he probably deserves, but he's now my hero. "
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Bohemia developers released on bail from Greek jail

Bohemia developers released on bail from Greek jail

Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar, the Bohemia Interactive developers who arrested on charges of espionage in September, have been released on bail. The two are now free to return to their homes in the Czech Republic, after Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras got in contact with Czech PM Petr Necas.

Read more: $6,600 in bail to secure freedom »

"thank god. Now get back to work, I want those ragdolls feeling SNAPPY for when I begin my ..."
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Arma 3 delayed into 2013

Arma 3 delayed into 2013

As the end of what Bohemia Interactive describes as "what might be described as an eventful year" draws near, the Arma 3 developer has confirmed that its battlefield sim will miss the planned 2012 launch window. With two members of the team jailed on espionage charges and the project lead recently replaced, Bohemia has pushed Arma 3 into 2013 to finish it up properly.

Read more: "facing problems we simply couldn't have imagined" »

"It might be the attachment which punches you in the chest every time you get shot; for added ..."
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Bohemia staff arrested for espionage on island Arma 3 recreates

Bohemia staff arrested for espionage on island Arma 3 recreates

Greece has arrested two members of Arma 3 developer Bohemia Interactive, accusing them of committing espionage and taking photos and videos of military facilities on Lemnos as they holidayed. The Greek island, you see, is one of several in the Aegean Sea which Iran invades in the near-future military simulator.

Read more: Bohemia CEO confirms »

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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 »

"From what I'm reading about it on the BI forums is that it's very unstable and it may be a QA ..."
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