LIVE STREAM EVENT: Arma 2 featuring ACE and ACRE Mods
Operation STOLEN DAEVA
Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Saturday 4th May 2013
VETERANS-GAMING will be hosting a Join Operations Event in Arma 2: Combined Operations today, featuring the mods Advanced Combat Environment (ACE) and Advanced Combat Radio Environment (ACRE) on the CLAfghanistan map which recreates the Korengal Valley of the Kunar Province in Afghanistan as seen in the documentary, Restrepo. Over 40 soldiers and 10 pilots from the squads of LAMBS, Banterwagon, and VETERANS-GAMING will take part in a mil-sim like event using realistic military radios and gear to communicate and execute the mission.
LIVE STREAM will be available on TwitchTV from various participants, and will be embeded here as they become live. Sign-ups are nearly complete, but extra positions may become available if we lose a member due to scheduling or technical issues. For all those unable to attend, please enjoy our Live Streams!
SITUATION With unexpected fury Ovallestan, located in Clafghan, has exploded into a violent insurgency and guerilla warfare. It started with the downing of a US Army UH-60 Blackhawk transport helicopter, after which down-town Ovallestan turned itself inside out. Since then the guerillas have fortified Ovallestan with a number of DShKM .50 cal positions, and the establishment of four hidden bases of operation. Armed guerilla soldiers supported by light vehicles have since taken to patrolling down-town Ovallestan. The situation is dire.
US Armed forces have been tasked to make a counter-push to retake the region. Their mission is to reclaim any intelligence assets from the crash site, and to identify and destroy each of the guerillas base of operations; look for camo nets, antennas, and other signs of paramilitary activity. Time is of the essence.
Guerilla forces are pouring in from the mountains, if the insurgency goes unchecked, the whole region will be lost. This is as much a battle of hearts and minds as it is of territory. Ovallestan is heavily populated, avoid civilian casualties, or disrespecting their holy mosque. If the citizens loose faith in NATO efforts, they will start supporting the insurgency instead.
MISSION Secure the UH-60 BlackHawk crash site, hide all dead Americans, locate all pieces of mission relevant intel. Seek out and eliminate the four Guerilla staging areas in Ovellestan; look for signs of guerilla presence, camo netting, radio antennas, military vehicles; destroy any facilities or ammo caches. Avoid all civilian casualties.
1. Secure Blackhawk wreck. 2. Destroy all four guerilla staging areas. 3. Return to Base.
Bohemia Interactive today announced their plans for the upcoming PC-exclusive tactical military shooter game, Arma 3™. From next week onward, Tuesday March 5th, all are welcome to try out the authentic military gameplay and assist in the game’s development by participating in the Arma 3 Alpha. The Alpha will feature a limited amount of playable and sandbox content, receive regular updates and remain accessible until Arma 3’s Beta starts – which is expected in the second quarter of this year. The full and final version of Arma 3 is scheduled for release in Q3 2013.
Featured in the Arma 3 Alpha are four showcase missions (Infantry, Vehicles, SCUBA and Helicopter), a limited subset of weapons and vehicles, two multiplayer scenarios, the powerful scenario editor and modding support. The 20 km² island of Stratis, which is positioned right off the coast from Arma 3’s main destination ‘Altis’ (270 km²), will form the backdrop of the Arma 3 Alpha.
Jay Crowe, Co-Creative Director on Arma 3, elaborates: "The Arma 3 Alpha is a big milestone in the project's development. Testing early and often puts us on the right track towards improving performance, stability and delivering on our goal of creating a robust final release. It's also a big opportunity to get the game in the hands of our passionate community, which enables them to start work on their own creations, tailored to the fourth generation of the Real Virtuality engine."
To participate in the Alpha, people can purchase the Arma 3 Alpha (24.99 EUR/19.99 GBP/32.99 USD) or Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition (39.99 EUR/34.99 GBP/49.99 USD) on Steam. Extras in the Digital Deluxe Edition include a digital soundtrack*, digital maps*, digital tactical guide*, and a Steam Gift of Arma: Cold War Assault (formerly known as Operation Flashpoint™: Cold War Crisis). Both versions include access to the Arma 3 Beta plus a digital copy of the complete game upon release. The price of each edition will increase once the Arma 3 Beta and final game become available.
Those who would like to sponsor development further, also have the option to purchase the Arma 3 Supporter Edition (69.99 EUR/59.99 GBP/91.99 USD) from Store.bistudio.com. Besides the additional Arma development support, this edition ships with all the extras from the digital deluxe edition, a Steam Gift of Arma X, all future Arma 3 DLCs, a special forums medal and the opportunity to have their names featured in the game’s credits. The full overview of editions, and their conditions, can be found on Arma 3’s new website.
Last but not least, Bohemia Interactive also intends to release a free, limited version of the Alpha, named Arma 3 Alpha Lite. The Alpha Lite will be available one week after the initial Alpha release, on Thursday March 14th, and does not include a multiplayer component and modding support. Access to the Alpha Lite is invite-only and can be obtained from people who have purchased the Arma 3 Alpha. Invites will also be randomly distributed via the Arma 3 social channels and as giveaways by selected media outlets. The Arma 3 Alpha Lite expires on June 15, does not provide access to the Arma 3 Beta and does not include a copy of the final game.
The Arma 3 Alpha will be available on Steam next Tuesday March 5th, 2013. For more information on the Alpha, be sure to visit the brand new Arma 3 website at www.arma3.com
*These bundle extras will be available upon release of the full and final game.
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