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Submitted by 32froshes 571d ago | opinion piece

Is DayZ Changing The Gaming Industry?

DayZ isn’t terrifying because you might die of starvation. It’s not even terrifying because zombies might eat your face at some point. The reason DayZ is terrifying is because every other player in the game has a reason to kill you. You’re never safe and death is permanent. It’s different than just about any other game on the market today, and it may be on the verge of spawning its own genre. (DayZ, PC)

NYC_Gamer  +   571d ago
DayZ is the best thing to happen in this whole zombie trend
JoshEngen  +   571d ago
I couldn't agree more.
Snookies12  +   571d ago
I'd say this and The Walking Dead game by Telltale.
ThanatosDMC  +   570d ago
Walking Dead is linear. It's not an open world survival game that I was hoping it would be.
crazysammy  +   570d ago
If you expected the Walking Dead game to be an open world survival game that's your fault. Telltale doesn't make games like that and honestly the WD game was brilliant. Just because it's not open world doesn't mean it sucks.
Getowned  +   570d ago
I agree with Crazysammy I knew what I was going to get when I bought telltale's the walking dead game. I knew it wasnt going to be open world and that the game would focus heavily on a story. I loved The Walking Dead game, but I have yet to play DayZ.

Edit: I have to say as well I did enjoy playing Dead Island, the story wans't great but the game was fun when I was playing with friends and made a great co-op game.
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ThanatosDMC  +   570d ago
Yeah, I agree that the focus is the story but it was extremely linear. There weren't branching storylines. You always had to make the same two choices and that's it and none of the choices actually mattered in the end like ME3. They even put the decisions people chose on screen for you at the end. I dont know... but I was expecting more depth than that shallow game let me play. Oh well, it's a matter of taste if you like to spend money on bad games like Walking Dead.

Dead Island was fun like Borderlands 2 for co-op, i agree. I duplicated my strongest weapons since it was so easy to do the drop/pickup on the keyboard.

@Getowned If you'll try/play Day Z, i recommend to have your co-op buddies to watch your back.
PC Changing The Gaming Industry? again? Like kickstarters? pc gamers are publisher master race?

@zebramocha

Cuz I was asking...
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zebramocha  +   571d ago
Are puzzled by something?why is your comment in a form of a question?
Aggesan  +   571d ago
I've just returned to DayZ after some time abscent du to rage at hackers plagueing the game. Lots more private servers now with local fixes and scripts that makes the game even better. Can't wait for the release of the full game!
Timesplitter14  +   571d ago
DayZ is the best thing to happen, period.
joab777  +   571d ago
I agree, but we see the $hit it spawned with war z. I hope dayz is able to put out a great stand alone title that is well polished and shines but doesnt compromise for a wider audience. There have been some great games this year that bode well for gamings future. Journey is one. And they dont cost $60 either which is awesome.
IAmLee  +   571d ago
Changing the Industry: No.

Setting the standard for zombie games: Yes.
ATi_Elite  +   571d ago
DayZ = The God of all Games!
Dayz has flipped the industry on it's head!

why? Cause DayZ like Eve Online just gives the Gamers tools and an environment and the Gamers decide how and what goes on inside the environment and in DayZ the goal is just to SURVIVE!

Run n Hide, be a slave, be a stone cold killer, back stab your friends etc. but just SURVIVE!

Add some new features and the situation and rules change and at NO time was the game developed with Rocket saying you gotta do this or you gotta do that....your free to do whatever.

Also DayZ is a SIMULATOR and runs on a SIMULATOR engine so it may be a little clunky to some but it's the best thing going to allow SO MUCH to go on.

I can't think of another game where i can sneak up on someone and steal stuff outta their backpack without them knowing!

DayZ is darn near perfect cause I'm use to playing Arma 2 anyway plus NO game engine can do what the Arma 2 engine can do anyway and seeing WarZ being such a total mess is a testament to the Arma 2 Engine!

Lastly: DayZ is HARDCORE and is for those who like a CHALLENGE. There is NOTHING Easy, Casual, or Cupcake about DayZ.

if DayZ is too hard for you then go play Warz or Call of Duty!
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   570d ago
Day Z is nothing like what you described it to be. It's become nothing but Call of Duty with some zombies. And that's a shame too because the devs can't really do anything about that. It's because of the terrible community.
PurpHerbison  +   570d ago
I am not big on the title, or zombies, but I think I can agree that it is the best thing to happen in the whole "zombie trend". Well, actually... the potential is there and once the onslaught of bugs gets ironed out, I'll agree with you 100%. Long road.
kostchtchie_  +   570d ago
day z zombie are utter garbage, but the whole death match survival thing and the private hives are what makes the game stand out and shine
dedicatedtogamers  +   570d ago
Permadeath wasn't pioneered by DayZ, but it certainly shows how "1 life only" gameplay can make it much more intense. Another permadeath game called Faster Than Light came out this year, too, and part of what makes it so engaging is that when you die, you're done.
OneAboveAll  +   571d ago
No. I don't even think it's any fun. It run's on a poorly un-optimized engine. Second, i'm not a fan of zombie that can sprint faster than an Olympian despite missing muscle tissue etc.

I hate it. Now, this is my opinion and many of you will think it's wrong but then again, I don't give a shit. I think this mod sucks ass.
MattyG  +   571d ago
My biggest issue is the zombie speed. If they can slow it down and make the controls a bit less counter intuitive I'd be all for it.
ThanatosDMC  +   570d ago
They're fixing all the zombie animations and making the zombies an actual threat rather than being pesky mosquitoes. Strafe running around in circles and hiding in a bush/tree makes players impossible to get hit by them in the current beta.
joab777  +   571d ago
No one would disagree that its rough and needs polishing. Its the concept that works so very well. I am sure that they will tweek a bunch of things, including graphics. I just hooe they dont make core changes to appeal to a mass audience.
Somebody  +   571d ago
The Arma engine is woefully unoptimized at launch from the first game and yet they still attracted a lot of gamers to buy the franchise.

Personally I find Arma 2's Armoury and editor to be the true star of the game. There's a lot of surprises in store each time a challenge appears with whatever weapon you are currently trying out. Try out a sniper rifle and you are sent to a nest of soldiers. Try out a howitzer and the game sends a single enemy riding a bicycle at you.

As for the mod sucking ass...it still made Arma 2 sales surged again-years after it was launched.
Armi  +   571d ago
maybe they are faster than players, but they dont hit you if u dont stop runing, and they have kinda stupid AI too. Anyvay, it was great idea to make something like this, it's just matter of time when DayZ will rock with his standalone and sequels
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BX81  +   571d ago
Hmm
I don't think my mac from 2009 can run this game. Lol. I'm not computer smart at all. This is the only PC game that has really peaked my interest.
FragMnTagM  +   571d ago
It is spelled piqued, not peaked.

On to your statement about your Mac being able to play it, it will depend upon if your machine was powerful for 2009. If it was a really low end Mac, you might run into some problems, especially since you have to run Windows through OSX.

Do a Google search for your model type/number and see what your graphics card, RAM, and CPU are. Then you will know exactly what you have.

You can look up nearly any game on systemrequirementslab.com to get the minimum and recommended specs.
Aggesan  +   570d ago
He doesn't have to run windows under osx since the mac supports dual boot, but his mac won't be able to run it anyway since the graphic card is to under powered, even for a high end mac from 2009.
BX81  +   570d ago
Hmm
No, I'm pretty sure I wanted to type peaked. Thanks though teach.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   570d ago
@BX81

You wanted to write it yes, that doesn't make it any less wrong.

Piqued means to stimulate someone's interest. Peaked means nothing like that at all.

Also, no your mac from 2009 wouldn't be able to run it.
taiyed80  +   571d ago
this mod was a breath of fresh air in a stagnant cesspool of linearity & hand-holding. i hope it does spawn an entire genre.
thezeldadoth  +   571d ago
the whole being afraid of others is making the game annoying. originally it was a cool idea that you could kill someone who might attract zombies or become a zombie, just to save yourself. now ppl go out of their way to kill other players for no reason at all.
Bimkoblerutso  +   571d ago
Yeah, it kind of makes it obvious why this kind of mechanic was never considered before. The first rule of online gaming dictates that players will act like dicks at every given opportunity, and Day Z gives players pretty much the maximum amount of opportunities to act like dicks

...so...you know...gonna be a lot of dicks out there.
Aggesan  +   570d ago
Solution, private servers. Keeps the dicks away.
Kevlar009  +   571d ago
Not to be confused with "The WarZ"
OmniSlashPT  +   571d ago
Changing the industry? It changed youtube gaming, but that's it lol But it would be interesting if any dev would use this DayZ survival formula instead of the generic linear-corridor one.
noisemedia  +   571d ago
Im not ashamed to admit I actually went and bought a new computer so I could play DayZ. Well that and I really wanted a new computer.

Regardless, it is the 1st PC game Ive ever really paid any attention to. What an experience too. Im not trying to say its breaking any kind of new ground but it surely has its own cool little niche in the gaming world.

In fact, I cant wait to get home from work so I can play more DayZ.
josephayal  +   571d ago
In my honest opinion Operation Flash Point Dragon Rising plays and feels MUCH better than DAY Z does
sonicsidewinder  +   570d ago
It made many more casuals, mainly people who think Cod World at War invented Zombies, buy PC's.
Hueynewton2012  +   570d ago
Yeah running around for hours and hours with no story and only one objective....... yeah thats simply amazing and industry changing.
FuzzyPooka  +   570d ago
It's a great concept, but the Arma engine ruins the experience.

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