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In the four months since its release, the zombie apocalypse mod Day Z has exceeded 1 million unique players, according the official website. The mod was created by Dean "Rocket" Hall of New Zealand for the 2009 PC military shooter ARMA2: Combined Ops.
The mod would be a whole lot better if it was not for hackers. They really are out to ruin every game.
I just recently heard about it, looks like a lot of fun. I don't have time for it unfortunately but later i may check out the War Z when it comes out.
I don't have a PC that can handle this but I love watching devildoggamer's "Survive" Day-Z videos. They started out a little shaky but they're real interesting now.
It's funny how barely playable it is from a control standpoint and how successful it is. Definitely has a magnetic atmosphere that makes it hard to put it down, but it's so unforgiving in its difficulty that I'm surprised it found an audience this big.
Guess that dozens of iterations of lackluster zombie games were just paving the way for a legitimate zombie experience.
It's cool and all, but I'm waiting for some it's serious problems to be fixed before I play. I've been watching a ton of videos of it and it looks fun, but I just don't want to deal with all of the problems it has at this moment.
I'm also holding out for War Z.