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Posts tagged “Arma 2”

Humble’s Arma 2018 Bundle offers military sim for cheap

Bohemia Interactive's Arma series remain almost uncontested as the games to own if the idea of realistic infantry combat tickles your fancy. The only barriers to entry have really been your willingness to deal with a game that prioritises realism over entertainment, the need for a relatively powerful PC, and the not-insignificant cost of the game itself. The Humble Arma 2018 Bundle fixes a third…

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Yikes: GameSpy Shutdown Will Affect A Lot Of Games

GameSpy, a relic from times long before the modern Internet - or indeed, games and spies - existed is closing down. This on its own is not surprising as the multiplayer service is, by modern standards, buggy and kind of a joke, but it leaves a startling number of games with their e-wings clipped and their online-heaving hams strung in its wake. How many, you…

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Bohemia Rhapsody: Humble Bundle Offers Old Arma Games

Bohemia are well known as the creators of the deep and deeply shonky military sim Arma and its zombie-infested survival spin-off DayZ. They're moderately known as the creators of turn-based spinoff Arma Tactics and commercial helicopter sim Take On Helicopters. They're not at all known as the developers of XCOM-homage UFO: Afterlight and Alpha Prime, which is some sort of videogame. Yet you'll find all…

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The Situation: Arma 3’s Beta Gets A SITREP

If, like me, you are a kind of cyborg, you might recall that one of Arma's keenest community leaders, Andrew ‘Dslyecxi’ Gluck, has been overseeing some of the trailers for the alpha of Arma 3. That's true now that the game has entered beta, too. His latest work is SITREP (pronounced as if you are giving orders over the noise of gunfire) which covers some…

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Important News: Bees Cast Shadows In Arma 3

"But Craig", you're probably saying to your monitor. "I totes remember insects casting shadows in Arma 2. Like seriously." To that I say: "That's cool. Let's talk." This was supposed to be a post about the wonders of Arma 3's new screenshot mode, splendidly named the Splendid Camera. It still is. Splendid Camera, I shall always call it by its full name, is one of…

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The Best In-Game Table You’ll Ever See

Hello, readers. I am alone in the RPS forbidden chatroom of mystery, which means that I am in charge of RPS until someone comes and takes it away from me. They actually forgot I was here and took Good Friday off without telling me! I am just a freelancer. So today we'll have none of the usual nonsense that passes for RPS posts these days.…

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Beyond The Alpha: Have Fun In Arma 3

The scenario: you have the Arma 3 Alpha and you've exhausted the stock missions the game comes with. You're also rubbish with the editor, and you don't live with someone Arma Arm Armasson, who can show you what to do with it. Don't worry. There's no such person, so you're not missing out on his sage wisdom. And Arma 3 is pretty easy to have…

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Let’s Share Some RPS Community Video Antics

There are quite a few communities bustling away in the General Sociability forum, and some of those have produced of videos of their antics. I've embedded just a few of those below. There are many more, and I am sure others still I haven't seen. Are you doing video stuff with the RPS community? Link your work/play in the comments!

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FOLK Lore: RPS’s ARMA Peeps Celebrate 2012

One of my absolute favourite things is that there are various RPS communities. Seriously, it blows my mind. People have become proper friends with other people because this website exists. That makes me very happy. One such community is the hardcore gathering who get together to play ARMA 2, FOLK ARPS. And as I'd hope for anything spawned of our name, they're an open, welcoming…

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Infection: DayZ Servers Hit By Malicious Software

Update: a post from developer Dean "Rocket" Hall explains more. I don't know whether to growl or sigh so I guess I'll just groan, or maybe even grigh. Jim's new favourite playground and horrorshow, DayZ, was the victim of a security breach, carrying the risk that the game's servers could become a botnet. Thankfully the person responsible has been identified, a statement has been released…

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Czech Cashed: Arma II Getting Czech Army DLC

"The civil war in Bystrica is at its end. But it’s not the end of fear for the people. War criminals like Colonel Miyovic still terrorize the country with their militia looting and murdering civilians. Forces of the Czech Republic Army are sent to restore order." Go Czech army! Also this: "15 new missions in the singleplayer campaign, scenarios and procedural template gameplay modes" and…

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Feature: Run And Hide

Surviving In Day Z: Part Three (& Musings)

I think I'll annoy some Arma fans when I say that Day Z is a better showcase for that tech than the original game's campaign or multiplayer missions. But I have my reasons, and I'll explain some of them below. I'll also continue the story which we began the other day, which will serve to illustrate a bit more about why both Arma 2 and…

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Feature: Arma And Dangerous

A Chat With Rocket, Creator Of Day Z

The expanding popularity of an Arma 2 mod, Day Z, might have surprised all of us, but imagine the surprise felt by the chap who created it, Dean "Rocket" Hall. There are nearly 48,000 characters now registered in the game's stats, when he imagined there'd be just a few hundred. His motivation to make the ultra-bleak multiplayer zombie survival mod might not surprise any of…

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Feature: Rob, Zombie

Surviving In Day Z: Part Two

A large part of the internet is telling Day Z stories. People feel compelled to communicate what they've experienced in there. There's a good reason for that. This unfinished modification is more interesting than 90% of games that will land in the same year. It is a game that - for many people - represents this kind of experience we were promised. An open-world, persistent,…

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Arma 2: The Player News Report

I don't know why I am surprised to see Arma 2 players effectively role-playing in their game, but it was still a bit strange to watch this video (below). It's a bunch of footage shot by a "cameraman" as he and a reporter accompany the chaps from UKTF clan in their patrols on the game. They get ambushed, obviously, and plenty of dodgy-voice acting and…

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Arma 2 Free: Bohemia’s Opus For Nowt

Arma 2 is going free-to-play. Really. It's a bold move from Bohemia and a fascinating one. It's basically a cut down version of the game, allowing you to play the multiplayer aspect - complete with multiplayer servers and the powerful editor - for free. The original games will remain, and you will need those if you want mod support, the full suite of graphics options,…

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