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Arma 3 free weekend

Military sim Arma 3 free to play this weekend, DayZ on sale


Let's get all ghillied up
May 07
// Jordan Devore
Now through Sunday, Bohemia Interactive is hosting a free weekend for its open-world tactical military shooter Arma 3. Excluding the second and third campaign episodes, everything in the game is playable for free during this ...
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DayZ

The new DayZ update seems to be breaking legs left and right


Left and right, get it?
Apr 09
// Brett Makedonski
This rather boring GIF represents the agony that some DayZ players are going through. Version .55 just launched, and it looks like randomly broken legs are one of the features that rolled out. Just when you thought the ...
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DayZ Live Action

How to win friends and influence people in DayZ


There seem to be two kinds of people in DayZ: Friendly and alive
Dec 14
// Rob Morrow
DayZ is a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some, it's a chance to test their mettle against an overtly hostile world that would like nothing better than to see them die cold, hungry and alone.&n...
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Put your hands in the air, this is for the players
Sony came and delivered pretty much what I expected from their gamescom 2014 press conference. They had a boatload of indie games with interesting visual styles. They've continued their expansive trajectory of porting bigger...


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DayZ

DayZ is headed to PlayStation 4


Early access on consoles?
Aug 12
// Jordan Devore
Bohemia Interactive's open-world survival game DayZ has its sights set on PlayStation 4. As announced by designer Dean Hall during the PlayStation gamescom 2014 conference, the multiplayer title will arrive on the console, bu...
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HackZ

DayZ developer's servers hacked, source code possibly stolen


No player info compromised
May 14
// Steven Hansen
Rely on Horror spotted a thread on game hacking forum Unknown Cheats which suggests user DevDomo gained access to developer Bohemia's servers. DevDomo's proof came in the form of some images which are alleged source code file...
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SalesZ

DayZ standalone crosses two million sales while still in Early Access


In under six months!
May 02
// Steven Hansen
Terrifying stranger simulator DayZ has now sold over two million copies in under six months of (Early Access) standalone availability according to lead developer Dean Hall. It helps when your game mechanics encourage players to do your marketing for you, making all sorts of popular YouTube videos about the emergent experience full of weirdos.
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DayZ sure can get pretty creepy


One of the crazy ones
Apr 25
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Don't ever trust strangers in DayZ.
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DayZ

Creator Dean Hall reveals 2014 roadmap for DayZ


There's grand plans ahead for the zombie survival sim
Mar 31
// Alasdair Duncan
Speaking at EGX Rezzed 2014 over the weekend, DayZ creator Dean Hall not only revealed details about the new Slovakian studio that would be dedicated to the game but also a roadmap that outlined future development on the open...

Art Hawk explains DayZ

Mar 06 // Jonathan Holmes
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Shave yourself off a piece
In games like Rust and DayZ, you run around in a world and murder and/or get murdered. These games are getting more and more popular, in a way that is different from the other games where you run around and murder and/or get murdered. How so? Art Hawk will tell you! If you want more Art Hawk, here's a handy playlist with all of the current episodes. 

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Cooking system coming to DayZ


Eat healthy
Mar 03
// Conrad Zimmerman
The DayZ development blog has updated with some information on where the game is going to head next, putting greater focus on implementing survival mechanics. Specifically, they're working on adding a cooking system for ...
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DayZ

DayZ designer Dean Hall will leave Bohemia this year


'DayZ's development will continue to move full-steam ahead,' says studio
Feb 24
// Jordan Devore
DayZ designer Dean Hall plans to leave Bohemia Interactive by the end of this year and return home to start his own studio in New Zealand, reports Eurogamer. "I have a specific use," he said. "I'm really good at risk-taking a...
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DayZ

Surprising no one, DayZ reaches one million sales


'So much for the death of PC gaming'
Jan 14
// Jordan Devore
Last we heard, the standalone alpha release of DayZ had passed 800,000 copies sold. It's only been about a week since and the game has reached an important milestone: one million sales. If you were wondering what kind of numb...
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DayZ

If you see these three guys in DayZ, start running


'Have a good day!'
Jan 10
// Jordan Devore
Yesterday, Conrad told me he was thinking of trying DayZ's alpha release on Steam. He expressed concern about getting into a player-driven game -- particularly one as Stanford prison experiment-esque as this one -- without a...
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Congratulations to the Yellow Jacket Man
The new crop of open-world titles, like Day Z, give interesting insight into the people who play games. Take this roving gang of players as an example, who have encountered two people wearing the same color jacket and determ...

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DayZ sales

DayZ standalone has now surpassed 800,000 sold


Wow!
Jan 06
// Chris Carter
People have been anticipating the standalone version of DayZ for a while now, and it appears as if that excitement has paid off. Last week we reported that the game had sold upwards of 400,000 in its first week, but that...
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How to politely rob someone in DayZ


'Can I come with you?'
Jan 04
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
You don't always have to be a giant dick towards other players in DayZ. I mean it's still pretty dickish to rob someone, but at least it was a nice robbery. (Via Reddit)
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DayZ sales

DayZ has sold more than 400,000 Early Access copies


Not too shambly
Jan 03
// Darren Nakamura
For what seemed like ages, DayZ existed only as a mod for ArmA II. Then, finally last month, DayZ saw a standalone release in alpha form via Early Access. It made more than $5 million in its first day. Clearly, people want ma...
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And now, a moment from DayZ


High-five!
Dec 24
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Welp. (Via Reddit)
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DayZ made $5.1 million in 24 hours


172,500 copies sold in that time frame
Dec 18
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The standalone version of DayZ was released on Steam Early Access yesterday and it's already made $5.1 million in sales. That's insane! 172,500 copies were sold in the first 24 hours, and that number is just going to continue...
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DayZ

DayZ Standalone alpha released on Steam Early Access


Beta 'with all key features' expected to take at least a year
Dec 16
// Jordan Devore
An honest-to-goodness alpha of DayZ's standalone release has hit Steam. It's here! As the developers at Bohemia Interactive have indicated before, this isn't meant for most players. The Steam Early Access page has similar di...
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DayZ

That standalone DayZ edition is still far away


The mod for ARMA II is still the only way to play for now
Nov 11
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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Steam Early Access

DayZ Early Access entry found on Steam Database


The zombies might eat your brains soon
Oct 25
// Joshua Derocher
The Escapist has dug up a recently added entry to the Steam Database for the upcoming standalone version of DayZ. The entry just shows the name being added as "DayZ Early Access", and that's about it for right now. It's ...
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A new week, a new challenge
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 hostil...

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The DTOID Show

Far Cry: Blood Dragon, The Last Of Us & The Ouya


The Destructoid Show gets seriously serious.
Apr 02
// Max Scoville
Well kids, it looks as though The Destructoid Show missed April Fool's Day, which is a bummer, but hey, here's a totally normal episode that isn't themed or anything. Well, for starters, Grand Theft Auto V's box art has been...
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DayZ

DayZ console port more likely than you might think


Developer has chatted with Sony
Apr 02
// Jordan Devore
Over the past year especially, we've seen a significant amount of crossover between consoles and PC. It's been exciting to watch smaller console titles finally garner financial success after making the transition to Steam and...
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DayZ standalone

DayZ devs show off server-side Zombies in this update


A multitude of features in the works
Mar 11
// Jason Cabral
Dean "Rocket" Hall and the rest of the folks at Bohemia Interactive have been pretty busy working on the standalone version of DayZ and this new developer video helps shed some light on what they have been polishing. Im...
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DayZ on Steam

DayZ mod for Arma II now accessible from Steam


It's not too late to play
Feb 21
// Jordan Devore
In the midst of last year's drama surrounding The War Z, I had practically forgot that the original DayZ mod that helped kickstart this whole zombie craze was never available on Steam. Well, that's no longer the case -- the p...
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The Witcher 3 Announced, Day Z Gameplay & The Last Of Us


The Destructoid Show makes a bunch of clicking noises
Feb 05
// Max Scoville
Hey gang! Here's that show thing we do every few days. We did it again. Dead Space 3 came out, and it doesn't suck, according to some people. (Other people say it sucks.) The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt got announced, which...
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DayZ video

First video of new standalone DayZ shows off improvements


Video dev blog demonstrates gameplay
Feb 05
// Patrick Hancock
A new video of the DayZ standalone game has been posted today, courtesy of a developer blog you can check out here. The video shows off the basics of the new clothing options, loot spawn mechanics, new areas, and the de...

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