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Arma III Alpha Released

Steam News announces the release of the Arma 3 Alpha, providing the promised early access for those who preorder the upcoming military shooter sequel from Bohemia Interactive. Here's how this works, which includes word on sale:

Purchase the Arma 3 Alpha now to receive immediate access to the Alpha, 3 Alpha Lite invites for your friends (available March 14th to June 18th 2013) as well as Beta access and the Full game upon it's release!

In the Alpha, you'll be able to explore Stratis Island, enjoy a taste of Arma 3's diverse gameplay, and team up with your friends to fight against enemies in 2 co-op mulitplayer scenarios! There are also 8 different vehicles featured in the Alpha and a collection of weapons to help customize your loadout.

In celebration of the Alpha's launch, we're also discounting all previous Arma titles! Now until March 12th at 10AM Pacific time, take 50% off the entire Arma and Arma II series of games!

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71. Re: Arma III Alpha Released Mar 6, 2013, 08:18 SpectralMeat
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 06:56:
How big is the game install? Also is it CPU/RAM/MOBO hog or more of a graphics card hog?

I have a nice new Ivybridge system with lots of ram etc, but Im worried my 'old' HD6870 might be a bit on the low end for this one...
If I remember correctly it was around 7-8Gb download
Hard to tell if it is video card or cpu hog. There are a ton of options in the graphics menu to tinker around to make it run smooth.
If you are unsure wait until the 14th when the Alpha invites will be available and give it a try then. I believe price will go up when the beta arrives. So still plenty of time to decide.
 
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