Posts Tagged ‘Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’

Playstyle Royale: Dump The Evidence

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This is Playstyle Royale, where I head into Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and try to win my chicken dinner while adhering to arbitrary rules. This week, I’m going with Godwhacker’s excellent suggestion in the comments from last time:

“Dump the Evidence”.

You’re allowed one kill with a weapon, but then it must be dropped, in order to outfox the Hampshire Constabulary who are fast catching up with you and your trail of murder. You can keep the usual four weapons in your inventory and switch between them, but each gun and any attachments must be disposed of after it’s been used, ideally somewhere it can’t be found easily. I’m also going to embrace my role and try to take out every player I see – I wouldn’t be much of a hunter if I didn’t. As usual, I’ve got five tries to reach the number one spot. Let’s get to it!

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Black Friday 2017: The best deals on graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

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The sale event to end all sale events is here. That’s right, folks, Black Friday 2017 is upon us, and this year’s sales frenzy is set to be bigger than ever as we head into the Christmas shopping period. In all honesty, they should just rename it Black November, as you’ll find deals happening literally RIGHT NOW in the run-up to Black Friday proper.

To save you trawling through the web in search of a good bargain, we’ve created this handy guide containing everything you need to know about Black Friday 2017. If you’re on the hunt for a new graphics card, a bigger and better monitor, splash out on a fast SSD or upgrade your gaming headset, this is the place to be. We’ll be updating this hub page on a regular basis as new deals get announced, too, so make sure to keep it in your bookmarks if you fancy grabbing yourself a bit of a bargain before Christmas. We’ve also got tips on the best places to browse, and how to find out if those hot discounts are really as good as they seem.

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Podcast: Into The Breach, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and “running away”

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Cowardice is a virtue. So says the team on this week’s RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. That’s because our theme is “running away” – games that encourage you to flee from danger, or that give you a choice between fight and flight. Adam will run from the soldiers of Arma or the post-apocalyptic antagonists of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Brendan will scarper from poor odds in For Honor or Overwatch, while Alice only pretends to run away in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, tricking her foes into giving chase before ambushing them like some kind of velociraptor. Read the rest of this entry »

Plunkbat 1.0 test servers are live again for two days

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If you missed the last brief test of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds 1.0, which is focused on vaulting and ballistic changes, don’t throw away your parachute just yet. PUBG Corp has fired up the test servers again this week, with plans to do the same next week. This week’s test will run until 8PM CEST on the 24th. Time to start jumping over some fences.

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Plunkbat tournament ends in a desperate standoff

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Over the weekend, 20 teams duked it out at IEM Oakland Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Invitational, fighting over cash and bragging rights. Most games were won by different teams, and places two to five were hotly contested, but by the end there was a clear winner with a sizeable lead. If you don’t want the tournament spoiled, I suggest not reading on.

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Steam Charts: Clean Underwear Edition

Imagine what would happen if Plunkbat weren’t to be at number 1? Could anyone even cope any more? Has all of gaming started operating on this as a foundation, forgetting that it could, one day, not sell more copies than everything else? What if I’m writing this as a bluff because it’s not at number 1 this week? What if I just wrote that to imply the bluff even though there isn’t a bluff?! OH MY GOODNESS EVERYONE QUICKLY READ THIS NOW!

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for writing The Sunday Papers – mostly. Another fortnight has gone by since I last did so however, for which I can only apologise. Let’s me make it up to you with… links to articles about games.

Yussef Cole at Unwinnable wrote about Cuphead and the racist legacy of the animation period it references. This is great criticism. Read the rest of this entry »

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds shows yet more desert

“Oh that’s quite nice,” you might have thought after seeing screenshots or the map of the new desert level coming to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Sure, I guess looking at pictures is ‘fun’ if you like that sort of thing. But I am a deeply serious Plunker, in it to win it. Now that another new batch of desert screenshots is out, I am deciding what I’ll nickname these building types and landmarks to efficiently communicate with my Plunkpals and facilitate victory. There are no Butlins over in the desert, chums, no more C-Dot or Red Murder Houses. Let’s settle some new names together. Read the rest of this entry »

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds datamined map shows more of the desert

I seem drawn to games where one map is played over and over and over until I know every corner and every brick and every tiny change feels huge. A few years ago Dota 2 moving some trees would make me flip, and now I’m stoked as Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is adding a pond. But Plunkbat is also taking huge steps and adding whole new maps on its journey out of early access and beyond, with a desert level scheduled to hit alongside the full launch. We’ve seen screenshots and read about it before but the level has been reworked a fair bit between these fleeting glimpses, it seems. Dataminers have dug into the current test server client and pulled out a new map showing that for starters, ooh this desert is now on the coast. Read the rest of this entry »

New pond in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds: nice to visit, rubbish for swimming

When we heard reports that the Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds test patch adding climbing & vaulting also digs a pond in a woodland glade, we sent RPS wild swimming correspondent Alice O’Connor onto the test server to investigate.

Bad news: The new pond is rubbish for swimming.

Good news: If you’re seeking somewhere for a nice walk, to sit and chat with a close friend, for a tense final battle, or to use as cover as you cross what was one a wide flat plain of certain death, it’s really quite nice. I hope more of Plunk Island is revisited and reworked like this. Read the rest of this entry »

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds vaulting & new ballistics hits test servers overnight [updated]

Update: The developers have extended the test for another day and added support for squad play.

The long-promised climbing & vaulting system coming to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will debut on the test servers in a few short hours, developers PUBG Corp. announced today. For us in the UK it’ll be at 2am on Tuesday, or it’s tonight in America. The test period will be brief, giving only 24 hours to check it out – and only in solo mode. We’ll also get to play with Plunkbat’s updated ballistics, which will change a fair bit about how different guns work at different ranges. I am excited for a day of Plunkbat where I understand how neither movement nor shooting work. Read the rest of this entry »

Steam Charts: Time To Loot Crate Edition

The continued clotting amalgamation of the Steam Charts, with CODWARs and AssCreed Oranges mysteriously occupying multiple spaces, is having frankly dangerous effects on the column. No The Witcher 3! No GTA V! And H1Z1 seems to have been entirely forgotten by the ages! What is a running joke to do? Read the rest of this entry »

Take another peek at the Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds desert map

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If you’ve got enough Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds appetite for desert, you might be interested to know that Brendan ‘Playerunknown’ Greene has released four new screenshots of the upcoming desert map. Personally, I’m already planning my sand-based shenanigans.

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Plunkbat dev’s next game is steampunk airship MMORPG Ascent: Infinite Realm

Bluehole Studio are now best known for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, but the mega-hit murderfest is actually the black sheep of their family. Bluehole are mostly into MMORPGs, having started with Tera and Devilian, and this will resume with their next game. Today Bluehole announced Ascent: Infinite Realm, a magical steampunk MMORPG with jetpacks, mechs, airships, wizards, dragons, and Avatar-y magical floating rocks. Amongst all this, also expect realm vs. realm aerial warfare, and a peaceful life building your own estate. Have a look in this trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Steam Charts: Bunched Up Edition

Do you find solace through memetics? Which enormously popular game you like is also liked by lots of other people? What else might form the triangle of your desire? Cast aside your romantic delusions, and delve into the acquisitive mire that is the Steam Charts. Read the rest of this entry »

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds deploys extra anti-cheat measures

Cheating is as old as gaming, and it’s even more frustrating with multiplayer video games where we trust in computers to keep everyone following the same rules. While cheaters might never be stopped — especially now it can be a lucrative business for cheatsmiths — we must still fight them and do what we can. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds can do more to combat the rapscallions, the developers have conceded, and today they’re rolling out more anti-cheat measures. Another cheat-fighting update will follow next week, and PUBG Corp. say that in general they intend to take stronger actions. If we can’t climb and vault yet, at least let us Plunk in peace. Read the rest of this entry »

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds delays climbing & vaulting test

Well, heck. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has delayed the first public test its new climbing and vaulting system, which was due to start this week. I had even ordered new headphones especially for intense nights of parkour around Pochinki. Plunkbat’s developers don’t say when we’ll get to flip out, only that the test servers aren’t quite stable enough for long stretches of testing (and presumably they’ll be in high demand too). This is a shame, as I’ve been so eager for more agility in this wonderful (and wonderfully daft) game. But hey, the devs did say the other day that Plunkbat is still on course to leave early access in late December. Fingers crossed this doesn’t delay that. Read the rest of this entry »

Playstyle Royale: Newb School

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This is Playstyle Royale, where I head into Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and try to win my chicken dinner while adhering to arbitrary rules. Tonight, I’m hoping to share my supper with RPS’s very own Alec Meer – who has never played the game before.

As if that didn’t make things hard enough, this week’s rule is that Alec is the only one who can use his weapon.

That means that this week you get two after-action reports, with my version on the first page and Alec’s on the second.

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PUBG best weapons guide: A complete rundown of guns in PUBG

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has 25 guns currently available, each with its own set of scopes and attachments to glue on, which means it’s fair to say that keeping track of them all can be a little difficult.

This Battlegrounds weapons guide will make that easier. The random nature of the shrinking circle means you only have limited control over what situations you’ll get into – in other words, you always want to make sure you have a short-range and a long-range weapon. We’ll run you through the pros and cons of each gun, then finish with some advice on attachments.

If you’re looking for more general tips, take a look at our complete Battlegrounds guide. If you’d like to learn more about where to loot, hop on over to our map guide.

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PUBG will hit v1.0 (inc. new desert map) in late Dec

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They’ve talked before about getting it down before the year’s out, but we’ve now got a more precise window for when industry-disrupting death circus Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will become a full-fat PC game release. The devs last night made the spooktacular announcement that they’re now planning on putting out version 1.0 in late December. In other words, it’s sayonara to Steam Early Access after what (by December) will have been an eyewateringly successful 10 months in open development, and hello to whatever the hell ‘gone gold’ means in terms of game development means these days.

No doubt we’ll see various known and unknown tweaks and additions come the day, but of course the Very Big Deal for PUBG 1.0 is the release of the new desert map.
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