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7:30 PM on 02.24.2014

T-wrecked: Arma 3 getting a dinosaur mod

Arma always seems like the reasonable next step for people who like Battlefield for its tactical or somewhat sim-like elements. Apparently it's the next destination for those who enjoy Battlefield's dinosaur Easter eggs as well, because someone is making a full dinosaur mod for Arma 3. I am excited for it. Dinosaurs should be the next zombie. Throw 'em in everything.

Steven Hansen


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3:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Arma 3's Zeus DLC introduces a new role: Game Master

Taking a cue from Dungeons & Dragons, the free Zeus DLC planned for Arma 3 in Q2 2014 will give players the opportunity to become GMs across existing game modes and a new one called Zeus Game Master. It's here that they ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 12.06.2013

Bohemia is giving out 500,000 to Arma 3 modders

"Make Arma Not War" is the name of an upcoming Bohemia Interactive contest which should greatly help incentivize community-led content creation for Arma 3. The studio is giving out €500,000 in prize money and here's the ...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 11.11.2013

That standalone DayZ edition is still far away

Just last week, an entry in Steam's databases made it look like the standalone edition of Dean 'Rocket' Hall's hugely popular ARMA II mod DayZ was imminent. However, posting on reddit, Hall confirmed that there's still more w...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 11.01.2013

Arma 3 releases first chapter of campaign as free DLC

Arma 3 came out a while ago, but without any single-player campaign. Bohemia Interactive decided to release the campaign after launch as free downloadable content. The first of the three planned campaign DLCs is out now...

Joshua Derocher



A Chernarus Sing Along in DayZ - Challenge Scot! photo
A Chernarus Sing Along in DayZ - Challenge Scot!
by Jamie McGinn

This week's challenge is in the Arma 2 mod DayZ, in which I have to track down another player, hope that they don't shoot me on sight, and then get them to sing me a song. DayZ is notorious for having a very hostile player base, so actually managing to even talk to another player without getting killed instantly is quite the achievement all on its own!

If you've got any ideas for future challenges you'd like me to have a go at, feel free to leave them in the comments!

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New releases: Scary, porcine machines
by Fraser Brown

I'm still recovering from last week's Outlast, and now we've got another bloody terrifying first-person horror title to scare our pants clean off in the form of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. I confess that reviews, such as our lovely Jim's, have cooled my excitement a bit, as The Chinese Room's love of story above all else has diminished the horrific terror found in the first game. 

On top of Amnesia, that Killzone: Mercenary thingymabob is coming out; Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is dropping, so Squarephiles and Disneyphiles have something to get excited about; Arma III is finally leaving beta and becoming a big boy game, which is splendid, because it's rad; and everything Elder Scrolls gets collected in an anthology pack. All this and more is launching this week.

Anything tickling your undercarriage?

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10:00 AM on 08.10.2013

Arma III comes out September 12

Rejoice! Arma III is coming out on PC on September 12. Developer Bohemia Interactive will be celebrating the launch by hosting a live today at 17:00PM UTC over on their Twitch.TV channel. You can grab the came now while in b...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 08.07.2013

Arma III's campaign will be released as free DLC

Bohemia Interactive plans on releasing Arma III's campaign in three free episodic downloadable content releases. The first episode is called Survive, and will be released within a month of the main game's actual release. The ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 PM on 06.25.2013

Arma 3 beta brings more vehicles, larger scale

Arma 3 is officially in beta, with four new showcase missions, two new multiplayer missions, and a bunch of new vehicles -- helicopters, transport trucks, minisubs -- in tow. Full beta details follow after the break. The extr...

Steven Hansen

9:15 PM on 06.11.2013

Arma dev Bohemia Interactive making Mars Rover sim

Bohemia Interactive, the developer behind the Arma series and the popular DayZ mod, have announced that they are working on a Mars Rover sim called Take On Mars. Players will be able drive around the surface of the red plane...

Joshua Derocher





11:00 PM on 06.09.2013

Stare at these Arma 3 screenshots while you wait for E3

Bohemia Interactive will be showing off some brand new Arma 3 content at E3 this year, and to tease us all a bit, the development team have pushed out twelve new screenshots. The aforementioned content will range from ne...

Harry Monogenis

5:00 AM on 05.30.2013

Arma III devs hosting two pre-E3 livestreams

Bohemia Interactive, the development studio behind Arma III and DayZ, will be hosting a couple of livestreams to showcase Arma III before E3 2013. Both sessions will be taking place at 12PM Eastern on June 1 and June 8. On Ju...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 AM on 04.26.2013

How to be an effective team player in Arma 3

Hey look at that. Developer Bohemia Interactive worked with a fan to produce some player guides. It's like Bohemia actually cares about their players! Seriously, it's awesome to see a studio work so closely with their fans i...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Preview: Arma 3 impressions from under a bush photo
Preview: Arma 3 impressions from under a bush
by Fraser Brown

I'm hiding in a bush. It's a nice bush, all green and... bushy. I feel safe here. Unfortunately, I'm drawn out of my verdant sanctuary by the crackling of my radio, and then an authoritarian voice starts shouting at me. There are men, men with guns, and they are running down a hill, shooting at my bush. The bastards. Crawling out of the protective shell of leaves and twigs, I'm treated to a stunning vista. The fictional Greek island of Stratis, 20 square kilometers of valleys, forests, farms, towns, and picturesque coasts. There's little time to soak all this in, however, as I'm still being shot at. 

Tiny figures dance around in the distance, dodging and weaving, ducking and diving, but, most importantly, unleashing a barrage of bullets in my direction. The voice on the radio continues to shout at me. I need to shoot these men, because they are bad. I can tell that most of my bullets are missing their targets, mainly because of the dirt and dust exploding out of the ground around them. But enough fly true, and one man goes down forever, then another, and finally the third. I cheer. I'm a good soldier.

The voice on the radio is less impressed, unfortunately. And surveying my surroundings, I can understand why. My squad's medic lies contorted next to a rock, and nearby are the rest of my team, all ex-soldiers, because they are dead. Arma 3 is serious business, and is almost certainly not about hiding in bushes, letting everyone else do the hard work.

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6:30 PM on 03.15.2013

Free lite version of Arma 3 alpha is now available

If you have pre-ordered Arma 3 then you already have access to the alpha version of this hard-core military simulation. If you haven't already purchased your copy, you now have a shot to check out Arma 3. A free li...

Joshua Derocher