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8:00 PM on 08.13.2014

I felt genuine delight and a little confusion from Sony's gamescom press conference

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...

Bill Zoeker


12:32 PM on 08.12.2014

DayZ is headed to PlayStation 4

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...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 05.14.2014

DayZ developer's servers hacked, source code possibly stolen

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...

Steven Hansen

2:15 PM on 05.02.2014

DayZ standalone crosses two million sales while still in Early Access

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.

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 04.25.2014

DayZ sure can get pretty creepy

Don't ever trust strangers in DayZ.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 03.31.2014

Creator Dean Hall reveals 2014 roadmap for DayZ

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...

Alasdair Duncan



Art Hawk explains DayZ photo
Art Hawk explains DayZ
by Jonathan Holmes

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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10:45 AM on 03.03.2014

Cooking system coming to DayZ

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:30 PM on 02.24.2014

DayZ designer Dean Hall will leave Bohemia this year

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...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 01.14.2014

Surprising no one, DayZ reaches one million sales

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...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 01.10.2014

If you see these three guys in DayZ, start running

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...

Jordan Devore







DayZ gang forces players into life or death duel photo
DayZ gang forces players into life or death duel
by Conrad Zimmerman

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 determine that they should fight to the death for the privilege of being allowed to continue to wear it. Here they are, playing a game in which exerting power over others violently seems to be the primary method of advancement, and instead use that power to create amusement.

It's still cruel, yet it seems altogether generous at the same time. Out of the three people held at gunpoint, only one is killed and it's done through adherence to a few defined rules. The gang even awards an additional prize to the winner, as if not killing and looting them weren't enough. It's the very definition of emergent play, a game borne of circumstances and opportunity rather than predetermination. Pretty funny too.

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8:00 AM on 01.06.2014

DayZ standalone has now surpassed 800,000 sold

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...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 01.04.2014

How to politely rob someone in DayZ

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)

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 01.03.2014

DayZ has sold more than 400,000 Early Access copies

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...

Darren Nakamura

1:00 AM on 12.24.2013

And now, a moment from DayZ

Welp. (Via Reddit)

Hamza CTZ Aziz