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Next Top Modders

Battlefield's top modders making 100-player hardcore shooter Squad


America's Next Top Modders
Apr 07
The folks behind popular Battlefield 2 mod Project Reality, which my Arma and Battlefield-loving lawyer assures me is super cool, are making their own original online, team-based military themed first-person-shooter, Squad. ... read
Promoted Cblog

Videogames and military recruitment: Part 1


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Feb 13
From Teaching to Terrorism Videogames have been used by many professions over the years as teaching tools, often in schools to help children have fun while learning spelling or math. As the idea of the usefulness of videogames as a learning tool has grown, we have started to see video games being used for all sorts of teaching and training purposes. read
Ocultank

Nor Way! The Norwegian Army is using Oculus to drive tanks


Tankulus rift
May 05
Forget whether or not videogames are art. A wave of acceptance is sure to wash over the world when more people realize they can be used for war. When you're in a tank, you can't see much, what with the thick armor attempting ... read

Wargaming supports National Military Appreciation Month


Donate!
May 02
Wargaming's whole company is based on military history, so it's nice to see them giving back for National Military Appreciation Month. For the third year in a row they'll give proceeds from special packages to non-profit grou... read

Your first look at the SOCOM spiritual successor, H-Hour


H-Hour: World's Elite
Jan 08
H-Hour: World's Elite is the spiritual successor to the SOCOM franchise. After the studio went up, the team reformed into Special Operations Forces Studios and created a Kickstarter for a new third-person military shooter. The team met their funding goal last year and now we're seeing the first footage of H-Hour. The gameplay video here is all in pre-alpha, and it's looking pretty promising. . read
Arma 3 beta

Arma 3 beta brings more vehicles, larger scale


Also next gen fish AI, beating CoD: Ghosts to the punch
Jun 25
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... read
Armed forces thoroughly unimpressed with Microsoft's DRM
Regular gamers have expressed quite a bit of upset at Xbox One's ridiculous DRM policies, but nowhere is the disdain more keenly felt -- nor more justified -- than that coming from America's armed services. Considering the tr... read feature

The Hot War
It took a truly horrific defeat for me to knuckle down and attempt to break through Wargame: AirLand Battle's tough, uncaring exterior. I'd tossed aside the campaign, had one skirmish match under my belt, and I dived head-fir... read feature

Probably not.
In lieu of partying or whatever it is college kids are supposed to be doing, I decided that my number one priority this spring break would be to to replay Spec Ops: The Line. I joined the Spec Ops party a bit late, but t... read feature

WWII

Storm the Heroes & Generals open beta now


Square Enix F2P shooter now publicly playable
Mar 01
Square Enix has just opened up the beta for their free-to-play warfare game, Heroes & Generals, meaning that you can go sign up and play right now if you felt so inclined. Here we bear witness to a trailer announcing thi... read
Arma 3

Arma 3 is going Steam-exclusive to make its 2013 release


Doing so will allow Bohemia to focus on actual game development
Feb 21
Last year, much of the news surrounding Arma 3 had to do with two members of its development team getting charged with espionage and arrested in Greece, not with the game itself. Bohemia Interactive is "on the verge of reveal... read
Arma devs released

Arma devs freed on bail after 130 days in prison


Charges still stand against Bohemia pair
Jan 17
After spending 130 in a Greek prison, Bohemia Interactive developers Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta have been released on a €5000/$6,672/£4160 bail. The charges against artist Pezlar and creative director Buchta sti... read

Arma 3 delayed to 'reach its full potential'


Releasing sometime in 2013
Dec 13
Given what Bohemia Interactive has called an "eventful year," it's not entirely unexpected to see that military sim Arma 3 has been pushed back to an all-encompassing 2013 release window. "The additional development time enab... read

ArmA 3 devs to remain in jail after being denied bail


Buchta & Pezlar's situation seems to have worsened
Nov 16
Bohemia Interactive's Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta have been locked up for some 70 days now, having been arrested while on holiday on the Greek island of Lemnos. The two are accused by the Greek government of espionage ... read

Bohemia gives an update on Arma 3 devs detained in Greece


Sep 17
While vacationing on the Greek island of Lemnos, two Bohemia Interactive employees -- Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar -- were arrested after taking photographs and video. There's been a lot of speculation since this news first ... read

Wargame: AirLand Battle announced with a nice teaser


Aug 10
Eugen Systems is back with Wargame: AirLand Battle, a follow-up to its real-time strategy game European Escalation. This sequel retains the 1975-85 Cold War setting, in addition to the eight nations featured by its predecess... read

Much-welcomed RTS Facebook action with War Commander


Feb 16
Friggin' Words With Friends! I wish my so-called "friends" would stop telling me it's my move when I don't recall ever agreeing to play the damn thing with them in the first place. Let's forget about that and other similar F... read

Look at the US Army's Dismounted Soldier Training System


Dec 23
Did you know that the United States Army is turning to RealTime Immersive Inc. and CryEngine 3 for its training needs? The figure being thrown around for this project is $57 million, which sounds all too believable. Two trai... read

So ... November 11th is Veteran's Day. Why should you care? Well, we still have quite a few active military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan and a fair portion of those people are gamers. Enter Operation Supply Drop. They se... read feature

Some things are just better in Japanese


Oct 24
When I saw the above trailer crop up in my feeds this morning, the title was entirely in Japanese. Since I am barely capable of reading English with proficiency, I just went ahead and clicked anyway. And while I couldn't qui... read

If you haven't heard, the United States began the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq in March, 2003. In late 2004 there was a joint offensive in the city of Fallujah, an insurgent stronghold. What followed was some of... read feature

Arma 2: Free is now ready for download


Jun 23
I spoke briefly about Arma 2: Free -- Bohemia Interactive's less-featured offering for those on a tight gaming budget -- during the E3 rush. That was a simple announcement post; the real news today is that the military sim is... read

Arma 3 to get a summer 2012 release, here's how it looks


May 19
Next summer, Bohemia Interactive is giving us a break from last-action-hero modern warfare with another one of its frighteningly realistic (but still totally heroic) military sims. Yep, it's none other than Arma 3. This one i... read

New U.S. Military billing options for Xbox Live members


May 03
Microsoft has heard the requests of gamers in our military and now has made changes in their system to accept their addresses in Military States in their billing system. This will come as great news to our men and women stati... read

Apache: Air Assault is a special beast. While it might be considered a helicopter version of Gaijin Entertainment's IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, a military aerial simulator released in 2009, it is clearly a differ... read feature

Medal of Honor banned from military stores


Sep 03
Military personnel looking to pick up Medal of Honor this October will have to do so off-site. The Army and Air Force Exchange Services has announced that the game will not be stocked in any on-base GameStop or other post ... read

Atomic's Breach delayed until 2011, getting new features


Jul 16
Atomic Game's Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC military shooter, Breach, has been delayed. That's the bad news. The good news? It's getting new features!According to Atomic's president, Peter Tamte, work on Breach was already complete... read

Wii Fit and DDR might wind up in Naval boot camp


May 26
The times, they are a'changin. It seems that the youth of America are getting too fat to join the armed forces. Our sedentary lifestyles have made us ill-prepared for military training and injuries during boot camp are on the... read

Back in June 2009, Bohemia Interactive from the Czech Republic released ArmA II. An intense realistic shooter, ArmA II was a generally well received PC title that was criticized for being too hardcore and difficult to play. A... read feature


Cory Davis, lead designer on Spec Ops: The Line, didn’t waste any time in our preview session -- he began by stating that The Line will be “the most provocative shooter you [will] ever play.” That’s a ... read feature







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