PUBG Developer Shoots Down Rumors of Chinese Buyout

by Peter Paltridgeon 08/15/2017
Did Chinese congolomerate Tencent buy a controlling investment in Bluehole, the developers of PUBG? It would appear not, yet the rumor was reported all over the Web yesterday…so where did it get started? A Chinese news outlet called Yicai News Group first reported this story. From there it was passed on to Yicai Global, their […]

Playerunknown Wants To Keep Battlegrounds Going At Least Until 2027

by Peter Paltridgeon 08/10/2017
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds was an instant success upon its arrival on Steam, but how long can it maintain that success? Can the game keep its momentum as long as five years, maybe ten? That’s a pretty tall order, but Playerunknown himself — AKA Brendan Greene — doesn’t see Battlegrounds as a project that will ever fully […]


Saurian Is A Prehistoric Survival Tale

by Peter Paltridgeon 08/08/2017
Looking for a new twist to the survival game genre? How about an experience where you’re not even human? Saurian is a new game out on Steam Early Access where you’re born as a dinosaur. You hatch from an egg, search for food and water, and grow into an adult. As with most life forms, […]

PUBG Adds A First-Person Mode

by Peter Paltridgeon 08/04/2017
The challenge of solitary survival in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is somewhat alleviated by the fact that, from a third-person perspective, you can see enemies coming before they get to you. Now imagine you didn’t have that kind of warning. PUBG now has a first-person camera option, and it ups the challenge considerably. Without the ability to […]


Citadel: Forged With Fire Is Out On Steam Early Access

by Peter Paltridgeon 07/31/2017
The survival game market is growing and tastes are being served on both ends of the spectrum, from really hard grinders to easy hunter gatherer sims. Steam’s new hit Citadel: Forged With Fire falls in the latter camp — it’s a sandbox MMO with RPG gameplay, but the day-to-day tasks of staying alive aren’t as […]
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Despite Rumors, Friday The 13th Has Not Been Abandoned

by Peter Paltridgeon 07/28/2017
it’s been a while since developer Illfonic’s camp slasher sim, Friday the 13th: The Game, has seen any updates — and there are still several problems that need fixing. This made players angry enough, but when they heard Illfonic had a new game coming out soon, they cried “abandonment.” The game in question is Dead […]


PUBG Adding Three New Loot Crates, One Of Them Worth Real Money

by Peter Paltridgeon 07/25/2017
Wishing for some new items to fall into your lap? Development studio Bluehole, who gave us the hit survival game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, will be adding three new loot crates to the game on August 3. You may already be aware that PUBG was partly inspired by the Japanese film Battle Royale. The new vanity items […]

Battlegrounds Now The Fourth Most Played Game On Steam

by Peter Paltridgeon 07/19/2017
In perhaps the biggest indicator of success yet, the battle royale survival game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has risen to the fourth most played game in Steam history, measured by the most concurrent players online at once. PUBG set a record of 382,561 players over the weekend, earning it a place at #4 on Steam’s list of […]


Battlegrounds And Facebook Enter Agreement For Exclusive Streaming

by Peter Paltridgeon 07/12/2017
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has entered an agreement with social media giant Facebook to host exclusive livestream content on the latter’s website. What made Facebook decide to do this? The game’s popularity and earning potential no doubt played a role, but the employees at the big blue F also just like to play it. “Just as Playerunknown’s […]

Final Version Of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Delayed To Q4 2017

by Peter Paltridgeon 07/07/2017
Despite its massive popularity among PC gamers in recent months, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is still a work in progress. The version everybody’s playing consists of just one map. The final version, currently being concocted by Wisconsin studio Bluehole, will have more maps, weapons and content. The original plan was for the beta to last six months, […]