School will be in session again “soon”. Stay tuned. 🙂
Update, June 13th: Here’s a look at the new Fireteam Leader section. For reference, this is what the TTP1 section of the same name looked like.
TrackIR5 & ArmA2 Premiere.
It is my distinct pleasure to present the brand-spankin’-new TrackIR5, as seen in ArmA2. Have a look at the video, either on Youtube or via direct download:
- Youtube HD
- Direct download HD – Disabled currently due to ridiculous numbers of people trying to download it at once. I’ll put it back up when my site can survive the onslaught. 🙂
A brief summary is that TIR5 + ArmA2 is frickin’ sweet, and I’m really excited to be showing it off in such a capacity. Thanks to both NaturalPoint and Bohemia Interactive for the opportunity.
The TIR5 has a number of neat improvements over prior models, as detailed to a degree in the video, and in further detail below. On top of that you have a number of welcome changes to A2 to better support the TIRs in it, and then of course we have A2 itself being shown off in wonderful 1280×720 HD for anyone who would like to see it in action. Both A2 and TIR5 are really slick packages, and I think that both will be well-received by the community.
When you’re ready to order (because, you know, you should!), you can find two discounts for it –
If you pick one of these up, please feel free to drop me an e-mail about it. I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts on these.
What could it be? D:!!
Stay tuned for more. ETA? “Soon”.
Update 2, April 28th: Teaser image. Check back on the 30th for the full reveal.
Update 3, April 29th: By popular demand, a second teaser. Full reveal will be on the 30th, still. Enjoy!
Speaking of special…
The most recent issue of PC Gamer UK sports a feature in which they cover the “200 best things about PC gaming”, in no particular order. In it, at slot #95, there’s a bit on ‘Massively Co-Op Games’, depicted below (click for a readable version). At the end of it is a link, which goes to – yep, you guessed it – a ShackTac ArmA video. Now, mind you, this is not a random chance happening – we’ve hosted a PC Gamer editor in our sessions before, and to paraphrase him, he didn’t see the true full potential of ArmA until he had played with Shack Tactical in our sessions. High praise indeed, and to have it make it’s way into the top 200 things of all of PC Gaming?
We’re flattered, to put it lightly! 😉
(p.s. PCG editors: We have a lot of much higher quality videos up on Youtube – use those next time, GVid makes people’s eyes bleed!)
Thematically similar to “Paradrop!”, Operation Mongoose is a fantastic mission created for ACE by Homer Johnston and Macolik, tested and played extensively at ShackTac. You can download it and check it out in this forum post on the BIS forums. Many cool gameplay elements exist in it, and the overall experience is a ton of fun. Definitely recommended to those who want an intense teamwork-heavy ACE experience.
The phenomenal Advanced Combat Environment mod is now available for ArmA1! You can find more information in this forum post on the BIS forums. Enjoy!