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Korean Politician Uses Frying Pan As PUBG Visual Aid

by Peter Paltridgeon 10/18/2017
Why did this South Korean congressman bring along a golden frying pan to a meeting? And what does PUBG have to do with it? As you know, discarded frying pans can be used in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds as enemy pummelers or bullet deflectors. When the Gamescom PUBG Invitational tournament was held last August, golden frying pans […]

The Switch Gets Its First Survival Game

by Peter Paltridgeon 10/16/2017
Looking for something in the survival genre to play on your new Nintendo Switch? Last week there were zero games, this week there’s one. How well is it doing? You can’t play PUBG on the Switch yet, and due to a temporary exclusivity deal with Microsoft, it won’t be appearing on any other console for […]

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PUBG Sets New Steam Record

by Peter Paltridgeon 10/11/2017
How much higher can Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds go? Is there any limit to how many users its servers can take? Every step PUBG takes is a step up, and this latest benchmark of success is a record for Steam as a whole. No game on the platform has logged two million concurrent players at once….but PUBG […]
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Chinese PUBG Players Don’t Seem To Be Happy

by Peter Paltridgeon 10/03/2017
Why is the review score of PUBG ticking downward on Steam? And why is all the anger coming from a specific region of the world? Whenever a popular game does something that irritates a portion of its fanbase, one common method of striking back is the “review bomb,” a phenomenon where those irritated fans leave […]

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Bluehole Spins Off Subsidiary Company Devoted To PUBG

by Peter Paltridgeon 09/30/2017
Why is Bluehole, the developer behind Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, splitting in two? And what does Chinese company Tencent have to do with it? The reason Bluehole is gaining a second hole is because it really needs one. The Korean company has decided to form a subsidiary company dedicated solely to PUBG, now that it will most […]
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Single-Player In PUBG Is A Future Possibility

by Peter Paltridgeon 09/25/2017
To play Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds you need about a hundred people or so…how do you imagine a single-player mode would work? Is Bluehole considering it? Brendan Greene, AKA the “Playerunknown” from the title, participated in a Reddit AMA last week. One of the questions he was asked was if a single-player mode was in the works. […]

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PUBG Developer Accuses Fortnite of Ripping Them Off

by Peter Paltridgeon 09/22/2017
Remember our story on Fortnite: Battle Royale, a free-to-play offshoot of the larger game that plays much like Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds? Someone isn’t happy about it…would you guess the makers of the original game? Bluehole put forth a press release this morning condemning Epic Games and their Fortnite game. To be clear here this is not […]

Fortnite: Battle Royale Is Coming September 26

by Peter Paltridgeon 09/20/2017
Waiting around for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds to hit consoles? If you’re willing to accept anything in the genre, will Fortnite’s Battle Royale do? Announced this week by developer Epic Games, Fortnite: Battle Royale is basically a mode planned for Fortnite that will now be separated and sold by its lonesome — sold for free. Yes, Battle […]

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Battlegrounds Busts All-Time Steam Record

by Peter Paltridgeon 09/18/2017
When were you expecting Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds to finally reach the top of the Steam record charts? Who bet September 16th in the pool? You take home the pot. Last Saturday PUBG registered a concurrent player population of 1,348,374 people — defeating the long-held record from Valve’s own DOTA 2. Until now, the all-time record for […]
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PUBG’s Latest Update Hits Today

by Peter Paltridgeon 09/14/2017
When will Bluehole finally put out the PUBG update they’ve been promising for weeks now? How does today sound? Bluehole sent out a tweet earlier this week hinting at what the update would contain. “Some of the key features of the new build include a new weapon, foggy weather condition, FPP leaderboards, and multiple bug […]