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Battle Passes Are So Hot Right Now

Pay-to-win games are garbage. Loot boxes are passe. Cosmetics are cute, but not a great incentive to keep playing. Game publishers have cycled through a bevy of monetization gimmicks aimed at keeping gamers putting cash into their games, some more successful than others. Now, more and more of them seem to be…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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PUBG’s New Blue Zone Makes The Game More Tactical

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ latest patch gives the meditative survival shooter a big, welcome change of pace. Battlegrounds’ blue circle, which progressively makes the playable area smaller, got tweaks to its speed and damage. Now, players who survive longer in Battlegrounds’ death blender will face more…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Worst Part Of Fortnite’s Popularity Is The PUBG Snobs

Six months after gritty survival shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ debut, the cartoony, lighthearted survival shooter Fortnite Battle Royale came along. If Battlegrounds is the pitbull of this genre, Fortnite is the golden retriever. One of its weapons is the “boogie bomb.” There’s a gingerbread man skin and a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Worst Part Of Fortnite’s Popularity Is The PUBG Snobs

Six months after gritty survival shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ debut, the cartoony, lighthearted survival shooter Fortnite Battle Royale came along. If Battlegrounds is the pitbull of this genre, Fortnite is the golden retriever. One of its weapons is the “boogie bomb.” There’s a gingerbread man skin and a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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PUBG’s New Map Is The Most Fun I’ve Had Since Launch

This week, a limited amount of players can test the latest map in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, codenamed “Savage.” This map is significantly smaller than the game’s other two maps. The resulting action provides a breath of fresh air, kicking Battlegrounds’ usually deliberate pacing into something much more frantic.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, One Year Later

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds released on Steam early access on March 23, 2017. Since then, it has erupted into one of the largest games in the world and expanded with new features and maps. The road has been bumpy, with raucous highs and dire lows.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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PUBG’s New Event Is Fun If You Can Find The Damn Flare Gun

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is spicing things up with special events—limited time game modes with special weapons and squad rules. The latest event, which kicked off yesterday, adds a special flare gun for calling supply drops. It’s a good idea, but the execution is too timid.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile Is A Pretty Decent Port

In the past 24 hours, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile has soft-launched on Android devices in Canada, presumably to test things out before the wider launch. While Kotaku UK’s office is not in Canada, we did manage to get our hands on a build of the new game, and have spent this morning trying our very best […]

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Woman Stabs Boyfriend With Katana, Citing Cheating And Too Much PUBG

Police arrested a Washington state woman earlier this month after she stabbed her boyfriend with a Japanese-style sword purchased at the mall. She told the police that she stabbed him because she believed that she was cheating on her, and also because he played too much PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Fortnite Seems To Be Overtaking PUBG 

For a long time, the love affair between PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Twitch looked like it was meant to last. The blockbuster survival shooter captured the hearts of Twitch’s biggest streamers all through 2017, and, in August, finally dethroned Twitch mainstay League of Legends in the “most hours watched”…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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New Battlegrounds Map Will Be Smaller, Deadlier

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has slowly expanded with new weapons and an additional, somewhat controversial desert map. A new blog post by PlayerUnknown today outlines numerous upcoming changes to the game, the most interesting of which is a sneak peek at a chaotic-looking new map.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Behold The Deadliest Crate In All Of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Winning in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sometimes means playing dirty and hiding until the right moment. Originally, I used shrubbery and plants as my secret weapon, but the new desert map of Miramar features another devious hiding spot behind a very specific kind of crate.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Best Places To Start On PUBG’s Desert Map

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ desert map of Miramar is a massive sprawl of cities, mountain complexes and hidden bases. The new map’s sheer scale provides an overwhelming number of potential locations to drop into at the start of a match. Here are some of the best.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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