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DayZ adds new maps and grenades

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2014 4:15pm PDT

The zombie-filled world of DayZ is expanding even further with the game's latest update. The new patch adds some bug fixes and deals with optimization issues, while also tossing in some new map areas and additional weapons.


Chatty Twitch Highlights 18: Demon's Souls, Path of Exile, and DayZ

By Ozzie Mejia, May 17, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Welcome to another edition of Chatty Twitch Highlights, where we celebrate Chatty's live playthroughs of some of their favorite games of the moment. This week, dael takes us back to the early days of the Souls series with a playthrough of Demon's Souls, kazanma runs through ...


DayZ discovers fire later in April

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 07, 2014 1:00pm PDT

DayZ's world continues to fill up with zombies and the world has now evolved to include man's most crucial invention: bacon fire! A new update set to drop later this April will formally introduce fire, which should pave the way for new mechanics, such as cooking.


DayZ gets new studio, outlines 2014 roadmap

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 28, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Dean 'Rocket' Hall took the stage at EGX Rezzed to deliver the upcoming 2014 roadmap for DayZ, including improved zombie behaviors, new weapons and animals, vehicles, and Steam Workshop support.


DayZ dev team doubles in size; cooking coming

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 03, 2014 7:30am PST

Expect the pace of DayZ's development to pick up, as Bohemia has bunged a whole load of new people to the team. Creator Dean 'Rocket' Hall revealed this in his latest dev blog post, also confirming that the team shall start focusing on expanding survival elements. First up i...


DayZ creator to stay at Bohemia until he's not 'needed'

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 24, 2014 6:45am PST

Dean 'Rocket' Hall may have plans to leave Bohemia Interactive and set up his own studio to explore multiplayer survival games, but the DayZ creator has reassured that he'll remain there for as long as he's strictly "needed." He imagines that in a year the zombie apocalypse ...


DayZ sells 1 million copies in 4 weeks

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 14, 2014 7:30am PST

"So much for the death of PC Gaming," DayZ creator Dean Hall has scoffed, announcing that the zombie apocalypse survival sim's standalone version--which is still only in alpha--has now sold one million copies, less than a month after launching on Steam Early Access. Yes, sal...


Weekend Confirmed 199 - Steam Machines, PlayStation Now

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 10, 2014 3:15pm PST

Weekend Confirmed is one step closer to a major milestone, having reached Episode 199! Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to talk about a whole lot of CES fallout, including Valve's reveal of Steam Machines and whethe...


DayZ has sold 875,000 copies; in alpha until end of 2014

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2014 6:45am PST

After a long wait, the alpha version of DayZ finally launched via Steam Early Access on December 16. While it's still very much in alpha, evidently that hasn't been too much of a discouragement for survival fans, as Bohemia Maruk Spanel has revealed the game's sold 875,000 c...


DayZ standalone alpha is out now

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 16, 2013 3:30pm PST

The DayZ standalone is now available through Steam Early Access. Just remember, the game is in alpha and it's definitely going to look and feel like it.


DayZ console port 'almost certain'

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Indie hit DayZ is "almost certain" to make it to consoles, as long as the PC release goes smoothly, according to creator Dean Hall.


DayZ overhauled health system, zombies detailed

By Steve Watts, Mar 11, 2013 9:30am PDT

The DayZ standalone team detailed several of the new and overhauled systems coming to the game, including a new health system, smarter zombies, trash, and more.


DayZ video dev diary teaches how to get dressed

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 05, 2013 7:30am PST

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 ...


DayZ developer 'very angry' about The War Z

By John Keefer, Jan 17, 2013 2:30pm PST

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 he's making it clear that he is furious with the competing zombie game The War Z.


DayZ standalone delayed for 'groundbreaking' changes

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 08, 2013 7:00am PST

You may have noticed that the standalone version of smash-hit Arma II mod DayZ missed itsplanned 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 f...