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* [[BannedInChina Banned In Iran]]: ''ARMA 3'', because the Iranians are the enemy in the campaign, even after they were put under the guise of CSAT.
* DuelingGames: For a time, Codemasters[[note]]as holders of the ''Operation Flashpoint'' brand... and literally nothing else of it[[/note]] tried to continue its own series named ''Operation Flashpoint'', currently consisting of ''Dragon Rising'' and ''Red River'', to compete with ''ARMA II''. However, Bohemia Interactive continued to secure contracts to develop its Virtual Battlespace simulations for real-world military and civilian organizations, thereby giving them the experience necessary to pull ahead and focus unrelentingly on realism and putting what they learned into the ''ARMA'' games. Codemasters eventually gave up after both ''Red River'' and the developer's follow-up {{VideoGame/Bodycount}} flopped, so ''ARMA 3'' stands uncontested.
* ShoutOut: While the initial loading screen of the first mission in Arma 3's "''Bootcamp''" mini-campaign is an obvious adaptation of the Arma 3 load-up sequence, there are subtler references such as the split-second line "''Loading Poisidon Core''"[[note]]the original name for the Real Virtuality engine used in the first OFP was Poseidon[[/note]] and the concluding "''Launching [[RedundantDepartmentOfRedundancy Virtual Real Virtuality 4]]''"[[note]]Arma 3's engine is officially Real Virtuality 4 (RV)''"[[/note]].
* TheOtherDarrin: David Armstrong returns as a general in the series. And he is clearly ''not'' voiced by [[GenerationKill Jonah]] [[Series/TwentyFour Lotan]], who does so in [[VideoGame/OperationFlashpoint OFP]].
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