Part of What Makes DayZ Great Is That It Isn't Finished

Usually, nothing is worse than playing a game that comes out into the world with random bugs, rough-hewn ideas and a lack of polish. But those same things have arguably made DayZ a chart-topping success story—more than a million copies sold in a month— ever since its standalone alpha version hit Steam a month ago. » 1/21/14 7:00pm 1/21/14 7:00pm

A Six-Year Old is Modding Arma II, and He Made This Table

No, this isn't particularly spectacular for a mod, much less one for ArmA II, but it is one made by a six-year-old boy, who was curious why his dad spent so much time in front of the computer. When Myke Henkel told his son he was making things for a video game, son Samael insisted on building something himself. So the… » 3/30/13 11:26am 3/30/13 11:26am

DayZ Stalker Wants to Dismember You, Be With You Forever

Only in a game featuring permadeath could this stalker encounter become as macabre and hilarious as it is. "This crazy guy starting following me and threatening to cut my head off during a DayZ live stream," says the video's uploader. He really is running for his life, and his stalker really is suicidally obsessed with… » 12/29/12 2:30pm 12/29/12 2:30pm

Arrested Developers Were Working on New Areas For DayZ

Following up from last week's release, and to answer questions people have had in the wake of them, the team working on the standalone DayZ game have put out more screenshots showing off the interior sections. » 10/21/12 8:00pm 10/21/12 8:00pm

Trust No One in DayZ—Especially Those With a Helicopter

It's tempting. You're in an ultra-realistic, post-apocalyptic fight for survival, and some helpful human players show up in a goddamn helicopter of all things, blow away the zombie menacing you, and invite you aboard. And why wouldn't you join them? It's great to have friends with aircraft. Except these aren't your… » 8/18/12 4:00pm 8/18/12 4:00pm

DayZ Has Now Scared One Million People Witless

In case you needed further proof of the strength of the PC market, or the importance of allowing mods in PC games, DayZ - a zombie survival sim for hardcore military shooter ArmA II - has just recorded its millionth unique player. » 8/06/12 11:30pm 8/06/12 11:30pm

An Innocent DayZ Bus Ride Turns Into A Fight For Survival

A lot of zombie fiction seeks to explore the dark underbelly of humanity—sure, there are flesh-eating undead shambling around, but we are the real monsters. DayZ, the popular Arma II mod, captures that human desperation and darkness in an often unsettling manner. » 7/23/12 6:00pm 7/23/12 6:00pm

What Is the Day Z Creator More Afraid of Than Zombies? Loyal Fans.

Day Z, the apocalyptic survival mod developed for Arma II, has taken the world by storm. Over half a million players have downloaded it, it's causing sales of a reasonably obscure three-year-old game to skyrocket, and some folks are calling it the best zombie game ever made. And while half the best experiences and… » 7/13/12 10:00am 7/13/12 10:00am

DayZ Creator Ponders a Free-to-Play Standalone Version

DayZ, the Arma II mod that places players in a tense, realistic survival against a zombie outbreak, is easily one of the most compelling PC games of the year. It's amassed more than 400,000 users since its release in April and, if its current rate holds, will surpass half a million sometime in the next week, the mod's… » 7/08/12 12:00pm 7/08/12 12:00pm