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Dayz Origins

Just a Thought lets change mods..

DayZ Origins is an unofficial spin-off of Arma 2′s now famous zombie survival gametype – a mod of a mod, if you will. It took some flack over using the DayZ name, but its creativity’s been praised by DayZ’s creator Dean “Rocket” Hall. And given the substantial ambition evident in its latest update, it’s not hard to see why.

Origins 1.0 introduced a survivor city where the moneyed elite had holed up, protected by high walls and mercenaries. It created a shared objective for players, who could band together to fight their way in. 1.5 sees the city’s occupants fight back, sending sorties of mercenaries to the mainland, making survivors’ plight all the more perilous. It also introduces Mad Max-style jury-rigged vehicles – entirely customisable by players. You can jam a plough onto the front of a truck to hoof dead-heads off the road, or even add wheels to a boat to make an amphibious vehicle. There are player-made encampments, too, which can be upgraded over time.

There are a dozen new zombie types, too, each with different capabilities, and a large number of additional locations built onto a modified version of the Tavania map, including a race course and safari park – plenty of stuff to keep zompocaylpse survivors busy while awaiting the official standalone version of DayZ.

Head over to www.dayzorigins.com for the full feature list. The client files should be uploaded and ready for download imminently.

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War of the Roses

Play War of the Roses for FREE starting now through Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time.

If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play War of the Roses. If you don't have Steam, you can download it here.

About the Game

War of the Roses is a team based third person action game set in 15th century England. Two rival branches of the Royal House of Plantagenet - the house of Lancaster (the reds) and the house of York (the whites) – fight over the throne, and the player is thrown into the fray.

The years of 1455-1485 in England are an extraordinary setting filled with conflict, treachery and bloodshed. In the wake of the “death of chivalry” at Agincourt in 1415 and the introduction of gunpowder, warfare changed - the gloves came off, so to speak. The old and the new clashed on the battlefield while personal vendettas motivated the desire for war.

War of The Roses sees players go toe-to-toe with their opponents using authentic and visceral weapons of the time period including broad swords, long bows and battle-axes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCw-dtaDXyY

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TeamSpeak Server back online

The hosted TeamSpeak is back online. Please return to using it. If you need the server information on the Member Information Page.

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Site Re-Vamp

Hey! Exciting stuff and I'm sure will take some getting used to, but with the need to communicate stuff within the group when our schedules don't always match up, we are looking to add some new elements to the way the website works. There is a new social element being integrated that will allow the return of Forums as well as new exciting features such as groups and documents. Groups will allow us to create a social gathering around a specific game and have discussions in the group that are related things that need to be passed between players when the other players aren't online. Also, documents will add a Wiki style page that can be collaboratively edited within the group. This should make keeping the games we play easier to group everything we need to share together and make it easier to find what you are looking for.

As always, the blog system still remains for everyone to publish a story or a thought on upcoming events that will be published outside the group if so chosen, and the forum is for discussions where a social group doesn't fit.

So, buddy up and group with your fellow gamers and use these new tools to kick some ass!

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TeamSpeak Server is down for today

The Chicago based servers we are using are being moved to improve performance. The downtime is expected for a 24 hour period only on the 26th. Please visit the members information page for the backup server address.

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Members Only

In an effort to prevent abuse of our site and the benefits our group has to offer, there obviously needs to be a place for members to get access to our information not intended for the general public. As such, a new page has been added to the blog that will contain all the membership information from servers, common links and downloads that we don't was everyone to have access to.

If you are a member you must be logged into the site and have a role of a contributor or higher in order to have the menu appear on the top navigation or to follow this link... http://di-gaming.org/members/

If you have not registered please do so in the meta area or go here: http://di-gaming.org/wp-signup.php

If you do not have the role of contributor or higher, email the administrator at admin@di-gaming.org to have it resolved.

 

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Minecraft – Feed the Beast Server Live

Digital Insanity has now added a Feed The Beast server for advanced Minecraft game play. This is a heavily modded, highly technical version of Minecraft with hundreds of new items and crafting recipes. Play can include things such as solar panels feeding battery banks that will power pumps that will transport items from a process unit that converts wood into coal into a chest for storage. It can get pretty wild the amount of automation that can be put together. Download the client and give it a try at http://feed-the-beast.com/

Members go here to get the server information.

Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter

Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter Free-to-Play MMO. Sign up for access!

 

Website: http://nw.perfectworld.com/

Sign up for beta: https://register.perfectworld.com/nw_splash

About Neverwinter: Link

 

2 of many classes:

Control Wizard:

The Control Wizard, previewed in our latest class preview video, has a spell for every occasion, and a counter for every resistance. Staring down an ogre? Chill it with the Ray of Frost until it's encased in an icy slab, then finish it with a barrage of Magic Missiles. If his orcish minions try to get revenge, knock them all away with the powerful Ice Storm blast.

Just remember, your lack of armor can leave you vulnerable. An expert Control Wizard will know when to use the Teleport ability to get out of trouble and back with her team.

Preview: Watch Video

 

Guardian Fighter:

Some fighters choose to rely on large imposing weapons, others prefer dirty tricks. You believe that fighting better means fighting smarter. You traded in large cumbersome heavy weapons for superior defenses and the ability to control the battlefield around you.

You fight with sword, and board. Equipping a long sword in one hand and shield in the other, allowing you to be able to best defend your allies on the field of battle. You can use your shield to block incoming attacks, or slam your enemies, weakening them. Your long sword can be used to cleave through swathes of enemies, ensuring that their attention is kept on you, and not your allies. While your shield may be used to temporarily weaken foes who threaten you, or your allies.

Abilities such as Lunging Strike can be used to charge your enemy, closing the distance between you; and Enforced Threat can be used to ensure that your quarry attacks only you, allowing your fellows to move freely through the battle field.  Even stronger powers, such as Fighter’s Recovery, can be used in moments of duress to help you stay alive, and continue to protect your allies when the battle turns grim.

Preview: Watch Video

 

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SimCity Pre-Order

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even though it is still in Closed Beta, EA has announced that Pre-Orders are available for SimCity. The game has been completely redesigned from the bottom up and brought into modern gaming with the addition of a beautiful 3D interface called GlassBox and an online social experience by linking cities into a world and cities being able to share commodities or even problems with neighbors owned by other players. The game has an extreme amount of depth and detail from previews that have been released so far and is a welcome refresh to the old favorite simulator from my early PC gaming days. I, for one, cannot wait for the release which has some conflicting dates out there. I have seen as early as February and possibly also March 5th. Not sure which is accurate but the closer we get to the date I am sure it will become more apparent.

On a side note, EA has started to pull a stunt with most new games where they add in-game bonus content that doesn't seem to account for much and charge a completely over valued price for it. If you order the game as a Limited Edition, it runs $59.99 which is typical for a game and it still comes with bonus content for pre-ordering, but there is a Deluxe Edition for $79.99 that adds 3 map packs mostly. For the $20 increase in price, I am not sure this is worth it. If EA is trying to trick people into paying $80 a game, they are insane. They have pulled similar stunts on Crysis 3's upcoming release and the Battlefield 2 Premium Edition to get the extra map packs seems steep at $50 for 4 map packs above the original Limited Edition maps. Even Modern Warfare only charged up to $6 a map pack and EA wants double that per map. They may own some great franchises but they are turning into a corporate money machine and less of a game developer.

I won't let their tactics sway me from the games I am interested in and I will settle for forgoing the content that I really could care less about and they are lucky to get that from me.

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Web Presence

 

Our web presence has been improved a little with the addition of 3 new domain names. Now Digital Insanity will also be associated with the domains di-games.com, di-gamers.com and digitalinsanitygaming.com. Along with this I am updating the other addresses for service to include most of the new domains such as our Google Apps, TeamSpeak and Minecraft Servers.

I am not sure if everyone is aware, but with the ownership of a domain, email services are available and I have hosted them with Google. If any members are interested in a branded email address please contact me and I will be happy to add an account for you. These accounts will include every *DI* domain so you will have your choice of the address you wish to use. With the Google account comes shared access to a group Calendar, Documents and Sites.


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