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DayZ gang forces players into life or death duel


7:30 PM on 01.08.2014



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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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...more



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.more



11:00 PM on 04.25.2014
DayZ sure can get pretty creepy

Don't ever trust strangers in DayZ.more



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...more



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...more



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...more



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)more



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...more



1:30 PM on 12.05.2013
Dev: DayZ early access is a 'recipe for disappointment'

The developers on the standalone version of DayZ put out a blog post yesterday covering the current state of the game. It will be out on Steam Early Access soon, and the developers made it clear that "it's a true-blue alpha."...more




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