ArmA II Summary
Producer Brian Hicks for DayZ over atreveals they're shy about 100k copies from hitting 3 million sold for the survival sandbox. Its mega success comes with a "nearly $0 marketing budget."
At times their Twitch popularity has beaten the cool kids of Dota, League of Legends and StarCraft. In fact Hicks points to Youtube and Twitch as the "entire force" driving DayZ's success.
ArmA players take notice: Bohemia Interactive has announced that user info, including usernames, emails and encrypted passwords, were broken into by hackers. While the passwords were encrypted, gamers are strongly urged to change them.
Valve has announced the top 10 best-selling games on Steam, and the leader is the alpha build of ArmA III, followed by preorders for BioShock Infinite. The 10th best-selling game is the complete edition of ArmA II.
Bohemia Interactive has announced that the 1.06 update for the helicopter sim Take On Helicopters is now available. The update, which is codenamed "Downtown", not only features a large number of fixes, improvements and optimizations to the core engine, but also includes a new DLC pack called "Take On Helicopters: Rearmed".
DayZ continues to gain in popularity. The ARMA II mod is now getting a standalone game, and creator Dean Hall isn't under any illusions. When asked if he'll open the title up to modding, security was the first thing on his mind.