Shacknews Live: DayZ

Rumpo attempts to survive the harrowing world of DayZ.

13

It's Friday and that means it's time to survive! Join Rumpo as he plays through DayZ and attempts to survive not just the world's zombies, but also the rest of his fellow humans.

Check out the full stream below and be sure to subscribe to Shacknews on Twitch!

Watch live video from Shacknews on www.twitch.tv

Senior Editor

Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

From The Chatty

  • reply
    September 12, 2014 12:35 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Shacknews Live: DayZ.

    Rumpo attempts to survive the harrowing world of DayZ.

    • reply
      September 12, 2014 12:43 PM

      Damn, wish I was home for this.

    • reply
      September 12, 2014 12:43 PM

      Watching now lol

      • reply
        September 12, 2014 12:44 PM

        THIRD PERSON FILTH

        • reply
          September 12, 2014 12:48 PM

          First person, all day errday

        • reply
          September 12, 2014 2:32 PM

          DayZ does have a hardcore mode that is only first-person, but I'm not the greatest PC gamer so I had to take advantage of the filth. ;)

          • reply
            September 12, 2014 2:41 PM

            Hehe I just thought it was funny first thing I see is using that 3PV to see if there are any creeps about. :P

            • reply
              September 12, 2014 2:52 PM

              Yeah, if you play on a third-person server you have to cheat like that because everyone else is. But if you get into a hardcore server nobody can do it. I don't play DayZ for player-vs-player, so for me using that is no big deal because I'm just trying to find food, hunt and get geared up. I definitely see your point. I hear that first-person servers have much nicer people on them. :)

    • reply
      September 12, 2014 1:01 PM

      Serious question: What enjoyment do people get out of watching some guy play a game? Is this supposed to be exciting?

      • reply
        September 12, 2014 1:05 PM

        For a person like me, yes. I don't have much time to play, nor I can't devote the time and energy to playing more than a set period of time without getting bored. As a kid, I was the opposite, but now I can enjoy just sitting back and enjoy watching someone else play instead.

      • reply
        September 12, 2014 1:07 PM

        It can be fun to watch someone play a game you're interested in and interact with them while you share the experience. It can also be fun to watch someone play a game you know you'll never get for yourself but want to see anyway. A lot depends on the streamer's personality, what they're doing, and how they interact with their viewers. It's also really useful to find out more about a game you're thinking of buying but want to know more about.

        • reply
          September 12, 2014 1:11 PM

          Ah, I didn't realize you could talk to them through the twitch page while they played. I didn't click to watch it from there. That helps with understanding the game and learning more about it.

      • reply
        September 12, 2014 1:11 PM

        It's surprising to me how often this question comes up on the Shack, a gaming site with a large population of Giant Bomb subscribers.

        • reply
          September 12, 2014 1:14 PM

          Your post prompted my first ever visit to Giant Bomb.

          • reply
            September 12, 2014 1:15 PM

            Prepare for nonstop visceral excitement.

      • reply
        September 12, 2014 1:12 PM

        I can't tell you how often I watch television on account of it being exciting.

      • reply
        September 12, 2014 2:35 PM

        For me it's personality first, game second. I can watch a great streamer playing a crappy game, but I can't watch a crappy streamer playing a great game. I love the interaction that good streamers have with their audience (it's the reason I bought a second monitor before streaming for Shacknews. So I could read the chat and asnwer questions). Last but not least, watching great streamers play DayZ helped me to become a better player and learn more about the game. I have a new respect for how it should be played. That all being said, tuning into a live stream isn't for everyone. :)

    • reply
      September 12, 2014 1:06 PM

      Is this being recorded so I can watch it later?

      • reply
        September 12, 2014 1:18 PM

        More shack streams should be recorded : (

        • reply
          September 12, 2014 1:24 PM

          They can all be exported to Youtube with a few clicks but by default Twitch doesn't save the VODs for very long now, so whoever is in charge will need be a little more proactive about archiving.

      • reply
        September 12, 2014 2:35 PM

        I'll bring this up!

    • reply
      September 12, 2014 2:31 PM

      Thanks to everyone that tuned in. I've read all the comments and will make sure to pass along the suggestion of recording the stream so people can watch them later.

      • reply
        September 12, 2014 3:12 PM

        I liked the discussion today and enjoyed your stream! Lookin' forward to the next one!

      • reply
        September 12, 2014 4:13 PM

        Yeah that should be a default for all shack streams because most of us chatty users anyway are busy during the day. I know I am but I'd like to tune in sometimes.