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Posts tagged “Playerunknown”

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds leaderboards will reset every month (at least, until release)

I’m only posting news about Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds [official site] because our resident PlunkBatters - Alice, Graham and Adam - are nowhere to be found. Perhaps they are playing right now? All of them, unwisely traipsing together across an open field together. Suddenly, BAM. Graham is down – a shot to the ribcage. Alice hits the dirt, shouting directions. Adam tries to run to the nearest…

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Feature: Chatter Royale

The tactics and tension of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

Twenty minute stand-offs, vehicular carnage, and acts of extreme bravery and (more often) cowardice. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds [official site] has been one of the most-played games on Steam since its Early Access launch, and RPS are no strangers to its violent delights. Adam and Graham have been playing together for weeks now, and they sat down to discuss tactics, tales and what they want from the…

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Feature: It starts aboard that flight

How a cargo plane sets up Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds for greatness

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the inner workings of their games. This time, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds [official site]. Somewhere across Erangel’s 64 square kilometres of towns, villages, hills, rivers and sea, 100 players are running, looting, driving and shooting each other. With every one of them having an average of well over half a square kilometre to themselves, it might…

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Feature: Beach house

My first (and only) kill in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

A loading delay meant that I could hear the plane engine before I could see the plane. By the time my vision had calibrated, a few people had already made the jump and were either plummeting or parachuting toward the island. I don't know the lay of the land, I don't really understand the rules, and my only objective is to survive for as long…

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The tension & elation of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

'I don't get it, it's just a big deathmatch, right?' is pretty much how I reacted to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds [official site] on first viewing. Following the route of other Hunger Royale and online survival games it seemingly arrived from nowhere, with a marketing campaign focused on partnerships with popular Twitch streamers to quickly build up a huge word of mouth following. PUBG (an inelegant but…

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Premature Evaluation: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Every week we dump Brendan out the back of a plane and into the hotbed of gunfire that veterans know only as ‘early access’. This week, the competitive murderfields of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds [official site]. I’m halfway across the river when the net starts closing in. A huge electric field looms up behind me, sparkling and fizzing and nipping at my heels as I swim for…

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits early access

The funny thing about 'Hunger Games' and 'Battle Royale' games isn't that they miss how awful those dystopian murdergames are, rather that they recreate the experience of the antagonists - those hated and feared few who relish the killing and thrive in murderland. They're the Hunger Royale All-Stars, dozens of Kiriyamas and Catos thrown into murderlands where the would-be suicides and pacifists are already winnowed…

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in early access March 23

You know what they call a Battle Royale game in the USA? Battle Quarter Pounder. True story. Arena survival shooters are all around these days, taking the scavenge-o-sandbox style of DayZ and packaging it up in little murderous packages. One of the earlier Battle Royale 'em ups was an Arma 2/3 mod created by PlayerUnknown and now, after helping on H1Z1: King of the Kill,…

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits closed beta on 24th

Battle Royale 'em ups and first-person Hunger Gamesers have become so popular that I once, er, briefly forgot that Battle Royale and The Hunger Games are novels and films. They're last-man-standing affairs dunking loads of players into murderworlds to roam, loot, craft, and kill, kill, kill. One of the more notable Hungerers on the horizon is PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds [official site] because it bears the name…

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Battle Royale ‘Em Up: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Battle Royale-style FPSs are the new zombie sandbox survival games, which were the new CCGs, which were the new Minecraftbuts, which were the new MOBAs, which in turn were the new tower defences, which were the new MMORPGs, which were the new FMV games, which were, of course, the new Doom clones. Now Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene, the chap who created a Battle Royale mod for…

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