Arma 3 protip: don't fire wildly from the hip while screaming

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Those are wise words to live by, eh?  Really, they apply to any situation, whether the shooting is literal or figurative. 

Anyway, this eight minute long tutorial covers situational awareness, movement, hostile contact, and firing on the enemy.  It's a great example of the kind of action you'll see in Arma 3 Alpha.  It's narrated by Dslyecxi from ShackTactical and provides a good less for all of the virtual soldiers out there for whom "boot camp" is nothing but scenes in their favorite movie.

If you want to learn more about Arma 3 Alpha or Arma 3 Alpha Light you can check out this previous GN news item, or follow the jump.

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New video for Arma 3 covers the
basics of infantry combat

Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday 21st March 2013

In support of the popular Arma 3 Alpha and Arma 3 Alpha Lite, Bohemia Interactive has released a brand new episode in their official Community Guide video series. This second video takes a closer look at infantry combat – providing insights on the principles of situational awareness, positioning, enemy contact and shooting.

Kicking it off with a more general introduction two weeks ago, the studio has been co-operating with Andrew Gluck (better known as Dslyecxi) from ShackTactical to create a short series of tutorial videos for Arma 3. As a former servicemember and leader of the Arma community group ShackTactical over the past 7 years, Andrew draws from a vast amount of experience and - in this video - he covers a number of tips on how to operate more effectively as an infantryman.

Those who would like to play Arma 3 before release have the opportunity to participate in the Arma 3 Alpha. Set on the island of Stratis (20 km²), the Arma 3 Alpha features a limited selection of playable content – including 4 singleplayer showcase missions, 2 co-operative multiplayer scenarios and a subset of weapons and vehicles. The powerful scenario editor and modding support are also present. The complete game will contain 290 km² of Mediterranean terrain, 40+ weapons, 20+ vehicles, 5 factions, a singleplayer campaign, multiplayer, scenarios and challenges, and more

Bohemia Interactive also made a lite variant of the Arma 3 Alpha available. This version is free, but requires an invite to access. These invites can be obtained from people who have purchased the Arma 3 Alpha from Steam or Alpha Lite invites will also be distributed via the game’s social channels and various giveaways hosted by media outlets and community websites. In contrast to the regular Arma 3 Alpha, the Arma 3 Alpha Lite does not include multiplayer and modding support.

About Bohemia Interactive

Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio which is primarily known for its award-winning mil-sim Arma series, starting with Arma: Cold War Assault. Published in 2001, this debut title became the no. 1 bestselling PC game around the world and has won many international awards. The hugely successful series was followed by Arma 1 and Arma 2 on PC as well as Arma 2: Firing Range on mobile devices, before a standalone PC expansion Operation Arrowhead was released, as well as three DLC which greatly added to the series. Bohemia Interactive is also the developer of Take On Helicopters and the recently released Carrier Command: Gaea Mission. The studio is currently working on Arma 3 and the standalone version of DayZ. More information about Bohemia Interactive is available at
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