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Posts tagged “arma”

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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Arma 3’s tricky Tac-Ops mission pack is out now

Arma 3’s new single-player mission pack, Tac-Ops, popped into existence last week, introducing three presumably very serious missions to the straight-faced military sandbox. They’re tricky, says developer Bohemia Interactive, and you’ll need brush up on your shooting, tactical positioning and adaptability. You should also learn some army phrases, but mostly because they’re fun to shout. Take a look at the trailer.

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Feature: Can a rookie play with Arma veterans?

A Night With The RPS Arma Community, Folk ARPS

There was a shot. It was not the sound guns make in Call of Duty or Battlefield. It was more of a sugar stick snapping or stretched bones cracking. Sparks was still running, his back occasionally illuminated by passing bullets. Careful, considered commands still coming over comms. I, however, was not moving. My vision blurred, and I fell. A crack later, and I was no…

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Feature: Lawn Of The Dead

An Unexpected Journey: The Life And Dead Of DayZ’s Chernarus

This is the latest in a series of articles about the art technology of games, in collaboration with the particularly handsome Dead End Thrills. An irony of Chernarus, the fictional-yet-you-can-somehow-cosplay-there home of DayZ, is that the older the game gets, the younger the map should grow. The awesome ArmA machines for which it was built - planes, helicopters, tanks, boats, guns, the Lada - will…

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Feature: Skyrim + Witcher + Witcher + Mount + Blade

Mega-Impressions – Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance has kind of a silly name, but it's one heck of an intriguing prospect. The hyper-detailed historical RPG heralds from a small army of developers who once steered the creation of Mafia and Arma, among many others. Despite coming from a relatively small team by triple-A standards, the game's production values are through the roof, and the dev team really wants it all:…

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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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Kingdom Come Promises ‘A Different Kind Of RPG’

A hyper-detailed historical RPG from the main folks behind Mafia? Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Ahem. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a nonlinear role-player set in the dying days of the Holy Roman Empire,…

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Campaignless Transition: Arma 3

The attractive island exploration simulator multiplayer military simulator, Arma III, has officially transitioned from its extended beta phase into full release mode. Sort of. Bohemia have dropped the beta tag but they haven't added a campaign to the game yet - that'll be released in the near future and patched in. After months of discoveries, which mostly involved Craig crashing helicopters while eyeing up shacks,…

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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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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path Guide To Furtive Fact Gathering

In today's wary/warry world it's not always possible for mil sim developers to gain all the necessary permissions before mounting foreign research trips. The Flare Path understands this and, in the interests of keeping gung-ho game-crafters out of ghastly gaols, has drawn up the following indispensable guide to researcher survival. If your away team utilize these ten simple tips they'll almost certainly* return home safe,…

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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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BIS Community Awards Winners

Ooh, I completely meant to post this last week, and never clicked the button. Bohemia Interactive Studios have announced the winners of their Community Awards 2009, in which they flag up all the sterling efforts of their busy community. This is awesome for all kinds of reasons, but mostly because it's good to see a company that relies so heavily on its community making all…

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Bohemia: There’s Only One Real Flashpoint Sequel

And it's ArmA2. This is fascinating. The situation where a developer keeps the technology and the publisher gets the name is common enough. There's always obvious competition between the keeper of the flame and the keeper of the name (e.g. Football Manager versus Championship Manager, Far Cry 2 versus Crysis, etc). But Bohemia, in a recent press-release, have made that incredibly explicit. To quote the…

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New Operation Flashpoint 2 Images

Some new OpFlash 2 images have turned up over on the Czech Tiscali Games’ gallery, which is odd, if you think about it, because OpFlash 2 isn't being developed by Bohemia Interactive, who are Czech, and made the original game. Anyway, these look a bit more like concept mock ups than in-game images to me, but I've been wrong before. (But only once, whilst drunk,…

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Armageddin’ Outta Here

RPS friend and Creative Assembly minion James Carey has spent the past few years being obsessed with PC soldier sims - first Operation Flashpoint and then its direct sequel (as opposed to indirect sequel, Operation Flashpoint 2. which was recently announced by Codemasters but won't be developed by Bohemia) Armed Assault. Over the last few months Carey has been teased a bit by me and…

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