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Posted by vorpalparasite

That was fucking great!

Edited by xMrSunshine

I wish they had left Ryan out of this QL. His constant dismissive whining is always annoying to listen to in QLs where he's not 100% interested in the game. Poking fun at the stupid placeholder alpha AI is all well and good but when it's just a constant stream of "mom I don't wanna be here anymore can we go home?" it starts to really grind my gears. Otherwise it was pretty fun.

@h8raid said:

Arma 3 looks a lot like Arma 2.

I'll wait for the good survival horror mod. :)

Keep waiting buddy. There's enough people playing (read running around like retards team killing) random online matches that obviously came from DayZ/CoD and you're clearly one of those people. This game isn't for you, try WarZ or something.

@ch3burashka said:

@iamtheconsensus said:

A friend hooked me up with the "Lite" version, whatever that means. This could be fun though I'll probably be confused as all hell considering I have not played any of the OF and ARMA games.

That means "torrented".

It means his friend bought Arma 3 alpha and got three Arma 3 lite invites to give to his friends like everyone who bought Arma 3. Arma 3 Lite is what Patrick is trying to describe at the start when he says there some kind of free version of it. Pretty stupid and ignorant of you to just assume he pirated it.

@mordeaniischaos said:

And actually, you look like you have the makings of a good combat chopper pilot. Sticking low, etc.

You gotta be shitting me? Is something like this what you actually except of your pilots in Arma multiplayer? You'd think that Drew would at least know that you're not supposed to constantly try and roll the helicopter. It really isn't how those things work.

@drstrangepork: That's a great fucking nickname. Really fits Vinny.

Edited by MagusMaleficus

Goddamn Vinny, you are cold as ice, popping that poor guy just for the hell of it. Keep up the good work.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

Vinny the Bird is great!

Posted by Hassun

I want to know what happened to vcaravella...

Posted by Kevin_Cogneto

Jonathan Livingston Caravella -- a story.

Edited by PimblyCharles

"giantbomb was killed by vcaravella [Friendly fire]"

Edited by RichardNixon

It's so cute that Drew thinks he's a normal person.

Edited by Tondo

Vinny as the bird was legendary stuff. Would love to see some more adventures in ARMA3 from Vinny and Drew !

Posted by Synchronatic

The best quick look in a while. Vinny you made my day.

Edited by simkas

@iamtheconsensus said:

A friend hooked me up with the "Lite" version, whatever that means. This could be fun though I'll probably be confused as all hell considering I have not played any of the OF and ARMA games.

That means "torrented".

And this means "I'm dumb and have no idea what I'm talking about".

Posted by Hitchenson

Vinny needs to be in every quick look.

Posted by Kurlybon

You were driving slow in the truck because when you touched off that bomb it blew out the tires. lol

Posted by CptBedlam

Oh man that was great. Looking forward to more Arma3 shenenigans on upcoming TNTs and UFs (please).

Edited by mnzy

A friend hooked me up with the "Lite" version, whatever that means. This could be fun though I'll probably be confused as all hell considering I have not played any of the OF and ARMA games.

Posted by prestonhedges

@hassun said:

I want to know what happened to vcaravella...

He died by minigun fire and transformed into an invincible bird. Duh.

Posted by Anonymgeist

Awww... they shot Joe Satriani!

Posted by Shortbreadtom

@xmrsunshine: Your name makes you sound like you should be more jolly than you are Mr Sunshine.

Posted by triviaman09

I respect Arma.

Edited by WaiteyBulger

VINNY the BIRD!!

Posted by cloudnineboya

vinny makes the bst maps who needs water for your boats or helis that cat fly! fucking awesome couldn't stop laughing at the solider on the bike not having a scooby what to do. if only arma was like this 50% of the time then id be so fucking in.

Posted by fisk0

@envane said:

3 mins in and im already dying with laughter

Yeah, fuck, by the time they tried playing Vinny's map with all the people stuck manning vehicles that weren't moving I had trouble breathing.

Edited by Knite

Just keep calm and carry on.

Edited by HunterGathers

Vinny the little bird in a lighthouse. Who watches over you.

Posted by Bourbon_Warrior

How much hours of video has GB uploaded this week! So much content!

Posted by Wizzleteats

Hey Drew. Enjoyed the ArmA III quicklook. If you're interested in learning to play, we run regular sessions on our dedicated server. PM me if you're interested in joining up.

We play Iron Front on Saturdays, ArmA II on Sundays and Monday evenings, and currently run ad hoc ArmA III sessions on other nights. (Hell, even Vinny's welcome as long as he's you know, medicated and under adult supervision).

Here's a video of a pretty typical co-op mission. This one's from Iron Front with the Normandy DLC. We had 22 players comprising an understrength US Army platoon with one Sherman tank and one M3 half-track in support. The mission objective was to punch through a German held crossroads and knock out their supply depot. Things went pear shaped pretty quickly when the platoon leader and the senior NCO were cut down almost immediately. A junior NCO stepped up, tried to re-establish command control and carry the assault forward. Good times.

Posted by DweezilX

This is definitely in my top ten funniest quick looks. Vinny as the bird is comedic gold. Great job keeping it together Drew and also Ryan and Patrick for being in the peanut gallery.

Edited by ROD5RIG

@bishop113 said:

I really like how Ryan and Patrick are sitting here criticizing the AI 5 minutes into the quick look. Know of any better dynamic, unscripted AI soldiers do you?

To be fair, Arma's AI really has never been good, especially when a player is controlling them, and that's coming from someone that has been playing Arma 2 since its release back in 2009. Granted Drew had no idea about most of the command menus and their applications, but generally speaking the AI don't maneuver in a realistic fashion or at least a fashion that you want them to most of the time. In regards to enemy AI, it's really up to mission makers to design around their limitations when selecting terrain/placement and write scripts that assist them in being more formidable opponents. Sadly this is something Bohemia is not very good at doing with their singleplayer and coop missions compared to the excellent modders and mission makers of the community.

@simkas said:

@bishop113 said:

Pretty shitty all of the sim related quick looks and video content is basically just a joke that you put little effort into

What do you expect? You'd have to spend hours and hours playing sim games to actually figure everything out and be able to talk about it, they don't really have the time to do that with every simulator game. Besides, people who are into sim games will already most likely know what they want to play and what not. These guys are just having fun with them and making funny video content, which is what everyone comes here for anyway.

I guess I feel differently than "everyone" else because I also come here to hear informative opinions and be educated about games that I may not have been interested prior and not just for a cheap laugh. When Giant Bomb is at their best is when they are very familiar and educated about the games that they are playing while mixing a good dose of humor to keep it interesting and fun to watch. However, they are at their worst when they are completely ignorant of the game they're playing, making baseless criticisms of the game, making cheap jokes about parts they don't understand, and generally making themselves look like idiots.

So while I might not be the target for this particular quick look, there might be someone out there that actually might have been interested in an infantry based military simulator, but was completely turned off to the game due to the quick look.

I'm playing a bit devil's advocate here because this isn't that bad, but generally I feel this way about a lot of the quick looks of games that they themselves aren't truly interested in and are doing just to produce content for the site.

Posted by Luck702

Just a note, the helicopter flight models are just placeholders and not final. You can literally fly upside down with these things -_-

Posted by mrfluke
Edited by paulunga

@xmrsunshine: Can you give your input on a couple more comments, please?

Posted by geirr

@patrick said:

@bishop113 said:

Pretty shitty all of the sim related quick looks and video content is basically just a joke that you put little effort into

The trade off of ending up with content people actually want to watch is probably fine by them. And people who continue to watch it.

@sarx said:

@bishop113: Never watch QLs of games or series you are very invested in. There is no fun to be had.

I come to Giantbomb for 'goofy' coverage and laughs, and I have no problem watching them mess around with games I love since I don't have a massive gaming stick up my ass. (:

If I want "proper, in-depth coverage" I'd probably go elsewhere, and it's always been like that. I rarely do however since I generally get the gist of whether or not I'll try out the game from their coverage.

Oh and this QL was awesome!

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

Yes, I am all about this. Yes.

Posted by andygazi

Haha! Best QL in a while! Thanks guys!

Edited by PersonaUser

Bird Simulator 2014

Posted by Dynamix

Vinny would probably do ok in an "end of days every man for himself" scenario.

Edited by MeatSim

I think every team in Arma needs a Vinny to enrich the experience. Personally I just wanna play as a bird that supports the team by crapping on enemies and distracting them.

Edited by Quarters

One of the best QLs in a long time. And I'm pretty sure Vinny made Purgatory at the end.

Edited by GaspoweR

@bishop113 @rod5rig: Also to be fair even in games that they do know how to play and I'm talking about Vinny and Drew in particular, they would tend to do the crazy, funny stuff for the heck of it (e.g. Euro Truck Simulator, Roller Coaster Rampage, Sleeping Dogs, the Flight Club games, etc.). I see your criticisms about them not having much knowledge with certain games and coming off as ignorant but then people like myself who come to just watch the videos for fun and the humor from the staff usually just come for that. Most of the time especially when there are sim games I expect to have them take a humorous spin on the game but I do see that when they make some what shallow statements especially on games that they only know very little about and are just basing it purely on what they see at that moment that it can get pretty upsetting but then I would just ignore that since they are not claiming to be experts. I'd be more upset if they said those same statements and then also claim to be an expert in that particular genre of games since that would just be dumb but I know them well enough that they won't do that.

I doubt that the people who might be interested in these types of games (not the ones who are already invested in it) from the GB community would come here and get turned off by it just because it wasn't played properly in the quick look. If I were really into Arma, I'd be watching dedicated video streams either on Youtube or probably on Twitch, where I actually do watch games being played seriously particularly fighting games. I sometimes find it hard when they had Quick Looks of certain fighting games since it wasn't really played properly but then I'd be more disappointed if there weren't any funny moments in the video and I more often than not come to GB for their humor.

Hopefully, I was able to convey my points well enough though since I sometimes tend to just go into these long explanations without any proper edits and it would come off as confusing.

Posted by aceofspudz

Drew slowly backs away from Vinny, the BAM.

Posted by joshthebear

Vinny is a monster.

Posted by extragingerbrew

This is beyond a mere quick look...this is some serious high level art. Vinny as a bird. Mind blown...

Posted by Schlookum

I wanted to hear vinny growl just like the truck simulator quicklook "IAMAGODDAMNBIRD"

Posted by Applederp

You guys should watch some of Shack Tactical's videos.

Posted by Bourbon_Warrior

That bird mechanic is pretty genius for dead players, just need a poop abilitie.

Posted by gizmo88

A friend hooked me up with the "Lite" version, whatever that means. This could be fun though I'll probably be confused as all hell considering I have not played any of the OF and ARMA games.

The controls are still just as clunky as Arma 2. But, regardless of that, it is still an incredible game.

Posted by DonPixel

OK, I know I'm going against the tide here, and I say this with respect to fans... this game looks extra boring.

Posted by hollitz

2:43, the Caravella Kiss.