ArmA II Latest Updates
Military sim Arma 3 begins free weekend on Steam, part of publisher sale
Now's a good time to check in on Bohemia Interactive's latest military simulator Arma 3 if it's been on your 'to do' list but you haven't gotten round to it. It's enjoying a free weekend on Steam, with it discounted by 50%. In fact there's a host of savings on Bohemia's titles from the standalone DayZ to the Red Planet visiting Take On Mars. Sorry but only Arma 3 is free to try out this weekend. Who can resist the allure of the 'Play Game' button?
Youtube and Twitch the "entire force" behind success for DayZ
Producer Brian Hicks for DayZ over at Bohemia Interactive reveals 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.
Bohemia Interactive's database hacked, user info stolen
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.
Arma III alpha build best-selling game on Steam for the week
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.
Take On Helicopters and ArmA II join forces
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".