FireFilms' live action short got right not just the glitches, like the zombie bypassing walls, but also all the humor that comes with the game: the weird way characters move, the eerie locations, the handcuffs and, of course, the disinfectant sprays.
MINIDAYZ, which began life as a fan-made tribute to DayZ, has quietly been picked up by Bohemia Interactive and is now hosted on the publisher's site - for free - as an "official" DayZ title.
Here's a rather useful visual guide to DayZ play styles by JamesBlakesCat, using portraits from a similar game, Inna Woods. No matter how you play, you're going to get killed for a can of beans (except if you are a murderous hobo.)
In DayZ, and other survival sandbox games, you don't necessarily have to shoot anything that moves, still—unless you're playing with friends— the chances of being killed on sight are really high.
Using various soundboards in multiplayer games is an old tradition. But talking about Little Sisters and Neptune's Bounty in Andrew Ryan's voice? It all fits really well in DayZ and makes the atmosphere even more grim.
Sitting down in the middle of a town and opening a store with your loot in DayZ is probably the riskiest thing you can do. Some players still like to do that, maybe because they have snipers on the roof. Either way, I am positive that business will be booming.
Dean Hall, the lead developer behind hit multiplayer game DayZ, is leaving studio Bohemia Interactive. Hall plans to create his own studio in his native New Zealand.
Losing your character in DayZ can be really depressing sometimes, especially if you are fully geared. So playing smart and carefully choosing your last words can save your life. Here's YouTuber Beeshke and his collection of footage of other players, trying to save their lives—without much success.
You'll die a lot in DayZ. After a (hopefully) successful respawn, you have to go through the same routine: Run for hours, survive until you find something useful, head to your favorite location for military gear, and, if you're still alive, with guns and enough ammo in your pocket you might finally feel safe.
You tend to only hear about the assholes in DayZ, but really, for every gun-toting lunatic you encounter, you run into ten others whose behaviour ranges from the friendly to the absurd.
Forming squads, gearing up and taking down zombies. That's what DayZ is all about, right? Well, not entirely. Falling off ladders, dying from rotten bananas and being chased by zombies that can walk through walls, while trying to find players nearby? That's more like it!
We've seen numerous examples of bandit brutality in DayZ, but this concept really surpasses everything. If you get caught by this group of YouTubers, you have to choose between singing your country's national anthem or being shot. It's pretty simple.
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.
The actual standalone game DayZ, not the ArmA II mod DayZ, was supposed to be out by now. It's not, of course, and won't be for a little while, but if you'd like an update on how it's going, creator Dean Hall has posted this ten-minute video.
There are a few out there who just couldn't wait for the PC port of Grand Theft Auto V. So they decided to mod another fresh open-world game, ArmA III, to give it a much more GTA-esque flavor.
Bohemia Interactive's ArmA III, a super-realistic modern combat simulation, is out today. I've been playing the retail release for over a week now, so under normal circumstances this is where a formal review of ArmA III would go. But with ArmA III, that just doesn't feel right.
Altis, the main island in ArmA III, is huge, but one might think it's just a big, homogenous natural environment—nothing compared to, say, GTA V. It's not like that at all: the map has its own share of unique locations, like this solar tower featured in YouTuber Kyle B's video, which is perfect for a little bit of fun.
DayZ's proper, fancy and upgraded commercial release draws nearer, and in this clip creator Dean Hall takes you through a lot of the latest tweaks, additions and changes made to the game.
Sandbox games are great at giving you vast worlds, but their interiors are often boring and lifeless. In ArmA III, the open-world shooter that's out for PC on September 12, at least there's an explanation.