Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 12/17/13


"DayZ’s alpha has been released on Steam Early Access and via Bohemia’s online store.Priced at £19.99 / € 23.69, it provides access to an early version of the open-world zombie MMO game.The product description clearly reiterates recent comments from creator Dean Hall, in which he warned players that the game is far from complete.Bohemia doesn’t expect the title to reach beta version with all key features present for more than another year."


"YouTube user Cory Nelson provided a full Steam Machine unboxing video over the weekend, but has now given Valve fans an early look at SteamOS.SteamOS on the Steam Machine looks very similar to the desktop iteration, as you are presented with the Store, your game library and the community of Steam users with which you can interact.Rather irritating game installs look like they take just as long as they do on the desktop version, with Nelson commenting he had to run the machine overnight to complete game downloads."


"By now we’re sure many of you guys are familiar with Tony Swatton’s work. For those who aren’t, Swatton has a YouTube channel called Man At Arms where he builds replica weapons, and from time to time we have seen Swatton create weapons based on video games. We have seen him create the Orcish battle axe from Skyrim, a Keyblade replica from Kingdom Hearts, and even the Minecraft Diamond Sword. Well it looks like Tony Swatton is back and this time he has created the Blades of Chaos from the God of War franchise. Unfortunately Swatton has only made one sword when in fact Kratos wields two, but we suppose it could be time consuming to make two blades which is perfectly excusable."