Posts Tagged ‘Plunkbat’

Vaulting and climbing are coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds test servers next week

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Good news, PUBG-pals, the wait for vaulting and climbing is almost over! No longer will you get stuck on a fence as your squad points and laughs at your inability to just jump over it like a person. The feature isn’t quite ready for the live version of the early access game, but you’ll be able to take it for a spin in the new 1.0 test servers next week. Also up for testing are client and server optimisation, a ballistics overhaul and changes to driving.

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Clickuorice Allsorts: The frying pan of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds wasn’t supposed to be bulletproof

Clickuorice Allsorts are our short, snappy posts about cool games ‘n’ stuff

Gather round, plunkbatters and PUBGilists. Put aside your differences in nomenclature for a moment and enjoy some trivia courtesy of Chris Bratt from Eurogamer. His Here’s a Thing series of videos are short forays into the nooks and crannies of the game industry and this one is about the frying pan of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – a last-resort item that bloodsports folk use to hit their enemies. The thing is: it accidentally became a bulletproof bum-protector, as Chris explains. There’s more details about this ultimate insult-weapon in the accompanying article, but I understand you may not have time to read it, embedded as you are in your war of words. I hear the ‘PUBG’ vs ‘Plunkbat’ conflict is complete… pandemonium.

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

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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 shrub, but is ambushed by a man hiding in an overturned jeep. BAM. A rifle round in the belly. Alice, friendless and surrounded, weighs her options and reloads her machine gun with a fresh magazine. It’s time to take out the tra–

BAM.

She never saw the man who killed her. A single 9mm bullet to the back of the skull. He looms over her corpse. It’s Brendan Greene, the Playerunknown himself. He takes a drag of an almost-finished cigarette. “We will be resetting the leaderboards,” he says, flicking the spent cig onto Alice’s cadaver, “on the first of each month in order to test new ranking algorithms and ELO changes.”
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Steam Charts: Nantucket Edition

As we learnt last week, the Steam Summer Sale feels like the sort of thing that should enliven the charts. Nothing can enliven the charts…

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Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show E3 Special

Oh my lord, somebody needs to defeat this notorious E3 war machine once and for all. The RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, have gathered their forces to take on the monster. We’ll be tackling all the big news: Beyond Good and Evil 2, Wolfenstein 2, Sea of Thieves, Anthem, Life Is Strange: Before the Storm and lots more. We’ve so much news to talk about that we’ve recruited news editor Alice O’Connor to come help us. We’ve also sent Adam behind enemy lines to Los Angeles, but have only been able to recover a handful of his communiques.

This week’s special extra-long episode also features some chat about Alice’s murderous efficiency in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Pip’s floundering in Football Manager 2017 and my doomed piloting in Everspace. We also discuss the origin of the name “E3” and discover a patchwork quilt of possible etymologies. Read the rest of this entry »