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Arma 2 Goes Over The Top In World War 1 Mod

While we've seen oodles of FPSs set in World War II, the Great War has been less popular with developers. With long waits, shelling, disease, gas attacks, unwieldy guns, and marching futilely towards your death, it's a mite more difficult to glamorise and turn into an exciting rollercoaster. No, you want something that's wonky and often a bit unpleasant but ultimately dreams hard enough that…

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Day Z Passes 900k Unique Players, Arma II Still Tops Steam

We could have waited until it hit 1 million for the sake of the bigger headline, I suppose. But I wanted to say something: the success of zombie mod Day Z couldn't have been predicted. It was a one off. A outlier. It's one of those rare and beautiful times when a game design experiment explodes into a phenomenon. No one can plan for that…

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Will Day Z Stand Alone? If So, When?

I had long discussions with several people about Day Z at Rezzed and most were were surprised, mid-talk, to learn I still haven't played the ARMA 2 mod. Turns out I'm very good at borrowing Jim's opinions and absorbing experiences vicariously through Youtube. The infectious growth of the mod was a story in itself but the possibility of a standalone version, perhaps as early as…

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Day Z Heading For Half A Million Players

Speaking at Rezzed, Day Z's Dean Hall said: "We've got 420,000 now. We'll have 430,000 tomorrow." The Arma 3 developer reckons that his mod will end up selling more copies than Arma 2 did originally. "Currently we're running 22,000 concurrent at full peak, and 10,000 off peak, which is pretty huge numbers considering the original data structure and system was designed to handle 100 concurrents,…

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Day Z Developers Putting The ‘Z’ In Rezzed

What would a celebration of all things wonderful in PC and indie gaming be without the sensational Day Z mod? Lacking, that's what it would be. The story of Day Z and its effect on Arma II's sales is a fascinating one and the experience of playing creates more tension than Alfred Hitchcock juggling chainsaws on a unicycle. Brighton-based Rezzed, powered by Eurogamer and our…

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Interview: What’s Next For Day Z

We like Day Z. A lot. You may have heard. Sadly, I couldn't play it during E3 because, well, E3. So instead, I had to settle for chatting with creator Dean "Rocket" Hall - all the while wondering if he had simply lured me into his tiny booth cubicle to catch me off-guard and steal my ammo. Happily, however, I came away with a recording…

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Hey You, Play Games With RPS Readers!

Yes, they're all at it. There's a whole bunch of them playing Tribes Ascend, and they even have their own server. The same is true of the Arma corps, who get up to regular shenanigans, which now even includes shooting zombies. Then there's the surprisingly popular Mass Effect 3 shootery, which is taking place over here. If you prefer things a little more persistent then…

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In The Arma Now: Iron Front – Liberation 1944 Out In May

There's definitely room for a simplified but not simplistic Arma II; big, intense, multi-layered battles but maybe a bit easier to pick up and play. I'm hoping that's the route Iron Front – Liberation 1944 is taking, although the more I read about it the more Arma-ish it seems. It uses the Arma II: Operation Arrowhead engine to set the battles between the German and…

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TV Confuses Arma With Real Life

Hey, everyone, please join in with the rest of the internet and laugh at ITV. They've only gone and made a documentary about Gadaffi's links with the IRA, and then used footage from Arma II to illustrate it. "IRA Film 1988" it says over a dodgy Frapsing of Arma II. No, they actually did that. Presumably, as PCG points out, because of this dodgy YouTube…

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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, OpFlash Renamed, Kinda Free

UPDATE: Get Arma II for free here. That means you can play in multiplayer, but not Operation Arrowhead. According to the releases that have just popped up from BIS, Arma II is available for free, while OpFlash has been renamed for future release. Sadly, they do seem to be jumping the gun somewhat, as the download links are not actually live on the site in…

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Arma II: Reinforcements Out, Trailer

Ah, Arma II. The game that reminds me we need to be doing more games night stuff. Yes. We shall. But also an email from Bohemia that reminds me that the combined expandalone - Reinforcements - is out, and has actually been so for a week, I think. This new pack includes the British Armed Forces and Private Military Company expansions as one, and does…

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 1/5

Here at Rock, Paper, Shotgun we take the business of PC gaming entirely seriously. There is no smiling, or making rude noises at the back of class, there is only important gaming fact. So when it came to compiling an exhaustive list of the greatest, most important PC games of all time, we realised that the only way we could articulate the importance of the…

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Private Military Company Released, Trailer

The latest Arma II expandalone - Private Military Company - is out, a little later than scheduled. There's a splendid launch trailer to celebrate this, below, which details a bit more about the story missions from this new campaign. I'm going to take a look at the full game as soon as I can. Meanwhile, check out our interview with BIS for more.

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Private Military Company: “News Media”

We revealed the new Arma 2 expansion a couple of weeks back: Private Military Company is BIS' take on the murky world of the mercenary companies working in modern warzones. The latest trailer is one dressed up in the style of media coverage of the activities of these soldiers of fortune, which implicates someone or other in some kind of badness. Hmm! Don't forget we…

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BIS On “Private Military Company” For Arma 2

We've got the scoop on the second bit of DLC for Arma 2, right here. Following on from British Armed Forces (BAF), it introduces another playable faction and campaign along similar lines. It's called Private Military Company, and features the activities of a team of private military contractors within the Arma 2 world, or what BIS are call the "Armaversum". It's designed to be both…

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One More Arma II: OA Session?

After the mild success of our previous adventures in Arma II: Operation Arrowhead, we've decided to do one more event on the borrowed RPS server before it is placed on a flaming barge and pushed out to sea. The event will take place this Saturday, 11th August September, from 8pm BST. I will post a new password in this thread half an hour before we…

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Arma II: OA Event Tomorrow. Or Not.

UPDATE TWO: Oh dear. Problems with the server for this means we're going to have to postpone. Again. I know, apologies! I'm going to have to get RPS its own games box for these kinds of eventualities! Sorry about this. We will get our Arma 2 game soon. More details later. UPDATE: Apologies for lack of information! I'm having some last minute problems with the…

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