Posts Tagged ‘Arma III’

Altis Life: My Ridealong With A Rebel

The rebel in question

Altis Life is a roleplaying mod for Arma 3 [official site], featuring police, ambulance crews and outlaws. We sent Brendan deep into one of the UK servers to see what the populace is up to.

Hank receives a message. ‘Raise your altitude or be shot down’. Before either of us have time to consider it, we can hear the telltale crack of gunfire beneath us. Hank lifts the helicopter higher and higher until the gunshots ebb away. We are flying high over the orange streetlights of Kavala now, over the main street of the town, the bank, the fishmongers, the pub. I turn to Hank. Was that the police shooting at us?

“Yeah,” he says, hand on the stick, “that was small arms fire.”

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Land Ho! Arma III South Pacific Expansion Leaked


Forget Big Brother, the real gods of surveillance are ardent fans. A keen-eyed dude(ette) over at the Bohemia Interactive forums recently shared a shocking geographical discovery: a new South Pacific island has been spotted in the waters of Arma III [official site]. It seems a new expansion will be announced real soon.

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Here’s That Arma 3 Dinosaur Mod You’ve Been Asking For

please help I appear to have no tongue

Universe: “I have become known for doing at least one thing no one will ever see coming per day. For example, at the dawn of time, it was existing. Last week, it was Miley Cyrus doing a halfway decent cover of Outkast’s “Hey Ya.” I must keep all beings sentient and otherwise on their toes (and otherwise).”

Pinky: “Gee Universe, what are we going to do tonight?”

Universe: “The same thing we do every night, Pinky… actually, I hadn’t thought about it. Wow. I’m really dropping the ball here. I have become complacent. I have failed.”

Pinky: “I don’t really understand, Universe, but this Arma 3 game is boooooooooooring. Nothing ever happens, and then I lose– NARF. Oh, I know! It needs a dinosaur level.”

Universe: “Why, Pinky, that’s entirely preposterous and frankly idiotic and… wait! That’s it! Pinky, you’re a genius.”

Pinky: “Narf? Also, when did I become the universe’s demigod sidekick? Brain?”

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Launch Sequence: Part One Of Arma 3’s Campaign Is Out

Arma. 3. Campaign. Is released.

When Comrade Stanton gazed into the beautiful behind of Arma 3, he thought it was a sideways roll for the series. Part of the problem was that the game’s campaign wasn’t included, and instead was coming via three “free” DLC packs in the months after release.

Now the first part of the campaign is out, and there’s a launch trailer below.
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Czech Mate: Arma Tactics Coming To PC

If Arma 3 is a chunky military stew, then Arma Tactics is what’s left if you end up getting engrossed in a game of sports (everyone loves sports, yeah?) and leave the pot on. A reduced (and possibly burnt) tactical tagine that was previously only announced for tablets and phones, because they can’t handle the big stuff. Well that’s benefiting the PC: the resser-uppers at Bohemia have been on the case, bringing the turn-based close-combat strategy game to us this October.
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Wot I Think: ArmA III

Look at that screenshot. Study it. That’s not just any ass. That is a rear view of former PC Gamer writer Richard McCormick, and a few days ago I spent at least an hour with this in my face while guiding us around the extensive coast of Altis in an assault boat. It took up so much of my screen for such a long time that I came to see it as not just a digital derriere, but an emblem of ArmA III.

Let’s find out why.

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Bo-Steamia Interactive: Arma III To Be Steam-Exclusive

I wonder if this thing could be related to this other thing? Whatever the case, Bohemia Interactive are putting their next egg into a single basket, and that basket is Steam and the egg is Arma III. Rather than just sending out a press release to tell us, Bohemia have posted a detailed blog entry to make the argument that removal of choice for the consumer is ‘a good thing’. Primarily, it’ll allow Bohemia to concentrate on making the game, ensuring it’s out in 2013 rather than slipping as a result of “two quite serious situations”: the arrest of members of the team and, less specifically, Bohemia’s unhappiness “with how the project was going”.

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Rocket Outlines DayZ’s Future, No Plans For ArmA III

DayZ‘s standalone version continues to be shrouded in real life’s most potent zombie fog – aka, mystery – but Rocket’s not the type to intentionally keep people in the dark. So he’s been trickling out details where he has them, and now we know that a closed test is “imminent.” But how exactly will it work? And what lies beyond – for instance, once players start flooding into nebulous “endgame” territory or. further, when ArmA III reawakens the ancient modder kraken currently sleeping in Rocket’s soul? Thanks to Reddit‘s eternally inquisitive hivemind, we now have answers.

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Arma 3 Release “Postponed”, Say Bohemia

Arma 3‘s release has been postponed and made rather vague, with the release window now being a wide-open “2013.” With reference to the arrested Arma 3 developers, the new project lead, Joris-Jan van ‘t Land, said:

“We’ve been in the process of implementing changes that will help us innovate as a studio under unexpected circumstances – facing problems we simply couldn’t have imagined… We’re still trying to make sense of the situation and hope that our colleagues will be released soon. Although their plight has certainly affected us on a personal level, we continue working on the tasks identified as key to the release of Arma 3.”

Bohemia also reconfirmed that they are still working on standalone DayZ, and say that a more detailed Arma 3 announcement is coming in the new year. So we’ll look forward to that. Fingers crossed for Martin and Ivan, too.

Czech Pres Writes Greek Leader Over Jailed ArmA Devs

Things haven’t exactly been going well for jailed ArmA III developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar, but if nothing else, they’re not without support. Bohemia Interactive and the Czech Embassy have been in their corner for the more-than-70-day duration – though unfortunately, they haven’t been able to make any significant headway. Most recently, the pair was unable to post bail, and now a trial seems almost completely unavoidable. And so, with things seemingly stuck in a nosedive that never ends, the president of the Czech Republic has decided to step in.

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