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Edited by Bourbon_Warrior

Is Day Z going to be in this, it will make by buying decisions.

Posted by FilipHolm

What a fantastic quick look.

Posted by Fleck0

Great QL, for future reference / shenanigans, when placing vehicles in the map editor you need to set them to unlocked when placing so players can drive them

Edited by Scotto

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?

Is there any particular reason you're being spectacularly bitchy and defensive about this hilarious quick look?

It was an offhand comment about the state of enemy AI in a game alpha, not a review deck. You must be a riot at parties.

Edited by ROD5RIG

@gaspower: I understand where you are coming from and I'm not saying that they need to be super serious all the time or be experts of every game they show. I too come to Giant Bomb because they have very funny personalities, but also that they can mix that well with informative, interesting content. I would never want them to stop making fun of some of the ridiculous things that they see during their quick looks or some of the other shenanigans they perform. The whole Vinny flying around as a bird was fantastic and I definitely admit is one of the more hilariously weird parts of the Arma series. Perhaps, it’s just because I want others to also be able to enjoy what I love and that when they don’t or don’t really give it any serious chance that it bums me out a bit. A little irrational, maybe, but I still cannot help feeling that way.

Edited by darkest4

Have to roll my eyes at butthurt Arma fanboys getting mad because giantbomb was having fun (having fun and goofing off in a video game, omg, how dare they??) instead of taking this game "seriously", lighten up jesus. Giantbomb would probably have gone out of business by now if they didn't provide laughs and entertainment and were just boring nerds taking every game seriously, go to any other generic gaming site for that and kindly stfu.

Besides, to me, who had no interest in Arma before, this actually made the game look like it could be fun to play with some friends, so quit crying that you think it made your precious game look bad or something.

Anyways. "Hi Vinny." Most hilarious quicklook in a long time, nearly died laughing several times. Thanks for the entertainment. Vinny is the greatest partner in crime and possibly an unmatched super soldier. Vinny bird <3

Posted by VoidProd

Best Quick Look

Posted by TheHT

I love Vinny. Game looks fun for stupid shit, but it also looks like playing it seriously could be fun. Co-op of course. I might check it out.

Posted by prontopup20

@donpixel: Honestly, I own it, its not too exciting. I like it, but it does get a little dull from time to time.

Posted by Castiel

Quick looks on a saturday.

You're spoiling me GB.

Edited by AMyggen

This seems like a good place to give a shout out to ShackTac's absolutely fantastic videos of Arma II (I've never played these games, but love these videos regardless). They've made some of my absolute favourite gameplay videos of any game, both funny and more "serious" content.

This post on GAF does a great job explaining the concept:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=522606

Some of my favourites:

Posted by KoolAid

@rodin said:

3 minutes in and its already great.

"CAN YOU SEE ME? JUST FIND ME!"

Edited by BeautifulSpaceCowboy

Best QL. Also, looks like I'm gonna pick up ARMA III.

Posted by wsowen02

Once again Vinny shows why he should be a part of every Quick Look

Posted by marbleCmoney

Amazing.

Posted by Patman99

Vinny was born to be a bird.

Edited by Funkydupe

If you like this play Arma 2, it functions exactly like this but without the extra stances.

Posted by crithon

What a bizarre game. I keep hoping the song "Lesbian Seagull" plays when Vinny becomes a bird

Edited by Nights

@funkydupe said:

If you like this play Arma 2, it functions exactly like this but without the extra stances.

I'd say that the weapon movement/aiming is significantly better in ARMA 3, but I get what you're saying.

Is Day Z going to be in this, it will make by buying decisions.

Nope, Day Z will be a standalone title based off of the ARMA 3 engine.

Posted by TournamentOfHate

NO CAN DO!

Edited by davidh219

When Vinny crouch-walked over to that prone dude and shot him in the back of the head at the beginning, I totally spewed coke everywhere and dropped my bean and sausage dinner all over the floor. And I'm not even mad. That's how fucking funny that was.

Edited by trelution

oh my sides hurt,. that was amazing.

Edited by Yummylee

An instant classic of a QL right here!

Posted by Clonedzero

oh man when vinny straight up executes that guy rofl. classic.

Posted by Draxyle

If only every videogame could have a Vinny AI just mucking around with stuff near the player.

Edited by davo

Vinny and Drew obviously need to play more DayZ.

Edited by fisk0

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

The weirdest part was that it seemed like the birds were invincible to bullets, but could damage human players, at least it looked like Vinny was causing damage near the end.

Posted by Draxyle

@davo said:

Vinny and Drew obviously need to play more DayZ.

Can't believe they haven't revisited that yet, though I imagine they will once it becomes a standalone product.

And unfortunately, they probably shouldn't do that live.

Edited by Dallas_Raines

3 minutes in and this is already incredible.

Posted by simkas

@fisk0 said:

@bourbon_warrior said:

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

The weirdest part was that it seemed like the birds were invincible to bullets, but could damage human players, at least it looked like Vinny was causing damage near the end.

No, the birds are completely separated from the rest of the world, they don't collide with anything and can go anywhere, but can't affect anything in the world in any way.

Edited by PolygonSlayer

Ah.. dude, I can't stop laughing. Fantastic :D

Edited by simkas

@gizmo88 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.

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

You obviously either haven't played Arma 2 or haven't played Arma 3, the difference between the controls in the two in terms of clunkyness is like night and day.

Posted by slot9

I laughed quite seriously

Edited by Nights

In the original ArmA, if you had a pirated version of the game, FADE would kick in and eventually you'd turn into a bird. "Good birds do not fly away from this game, you have only yourself to blame."

Posted by Grondoth

Did anyone realize that the truck was slow because vinny blew it up?

Edited by MAJID

Vinny's a complete sociopath in this QL and I love it!

Edited by CustomOtto

@xmrsunshine: you sure are grumpy for someone named MrSunshine

Posted by Xymox

So they licenced Vin Diesel?

Posted by bassman2112

@fisk0: That was because Drew was bleeding, the paper-y sound that was going on was him applying a bandage.

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Posted by eccentrix

Wait, a klik is a kilometer?

Edited by dsi1

Vinny "The Bird" Caravella

Posted by Nardak

Maybe starting with a nighttime mission wasnt the best choiche? Would have been better to start with a mission that starts during a day and then moving to a nighttime mission.

Posted by Dallas_Raines

This QL sold me on the game.

Posted by onarum

god the AI seems horrid... the sort that sees you from like 5 miles away and instantly starts shooting...

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Edited by Spaceyoghurt

"Hi Vinny..."

Best part.

Posted by GasparNolasco

Priceless QL right there! Between this and the last Sleeping Dogs QL, I think Vinny just became my favorite person in the Internet.

The game seems cool in a "Dwarf Fortress" kind of way, complicated, but very rewarding once you get proficient in it. I'll consider giving it a try, even though I'm not the biggest Military FPS guy around.

Posted by BluPotato

This one of the greatest quicklooks ever!

Posted by MJones916

@xmrsunshine: You need to get more sunshine in your life.

Between Vinny's insanity, Ryan's indignation, and Patrick and Drew just going with it, this has the makings of art. ART!

Edited by Nettacki

@onarum said:

god the AI seems horrid... the sort that sees you from like 5 miles away and instantly starts shooting...

Alpha is Alpha. Therefore, the AI could very well be improved in the following months.

Posted by MarkWahlberg

THANKS JIMMY