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Gamers in the Great White North got a surprise this week as without warning and with no fanfare, PUBG Mobile landed on the Google Play store in the country. This launch highlights the promise that the developer made to get the game on all major platforms. The game is an officially licensed mobile version and the soft launch is viewed as an early release to allow gamers to grab the game and beat on it for stability before a presumed larger rollout. PUBG did the same thing when it launched in early access form on Steam and stayed there for a long time before hitting an official release. Canada isn’t the first country to get a PUBG Mobile game, China was the first. The launch in Canada is... Read more...
It's inevitable that popular online games seem to bring out the worst in people. Gamers must endure foul-mouthed tweens/teenagers that lob annoying insults and throngs of loathsome players that look to quickly rise through the ranks using as many tricks and cheats as possible. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is no different, and it has its fair share of cheaters that ruin the experience for everyone else. Given its immense popularity, the sheer number of cheaters is staggering. According to BattlEye, which is a software program that takes aim at cheater, over 1 million players were banned in the month of January alone: We have banned over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters in January alone, unfortunately... Read more...
It's a sad fact of life that where there are large gaming communities, there is also a large number of folks who'd like to game those communities. In the wildly successful PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or PUGB for short, cheating is unfortunately rampant, to the point where you don't need to devote much time to playing before spotting extremely peculiar behavior. As of the time of writing, PUBG currently has 2.5 million players battling it out for that delicious chicken dinner, so it's understandable to a point that cheating is going to exist. However, it also means that a lot more needs to be done to combat that cheating, and based on the latest developer update, there's reason to be optimistic.... Read more...
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds took the gaming industry by storm with its addicting battle royal game play, attracting gamers in droves. Unfortunately, there have been some annoying issues, both on the performance side (bugs have been a constant problem) and in terms of cheaters ruining the fun for everyone else. The latter is bound to happen when a game is as popular as PUBG. However, the developer isn't ignoring the issue—PUBG Corp is bringing the ban hammer down hard on over 100,000 players. "We recently discovered a new pattern of cheats in action. This week, we performed a thorough gameplay data review of 10 million players and completed analysis of tens of millions of data logs. Through... Read more...
The mega-popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, aka PUBG, is finally here in full release form. With its time in the Steam Early Access easy-bake oven complete, the inspiring battle royal FPS game is now ready for mass retail consumption with an impressive new map, new weapons, vehicles and lots more. Back in September we had a blast running, gunning and dying quite a bit, to show you how the game had integrated NVIDIA’s Shadowplay Highlight’s custom replay features. Now we're giving this masterpiece of mayhem the formal treatment with its own gameplay and performance review.  Much of Miramar is open country for snipers PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is the leading battle-royale... Read more...
Bluehole struck gold with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the massively popular survival shooter that recently made gaming history by notching more than 3 million concurrent players on Steam. The game has been such a raging success that the developers were spun off into their own company, PUBG Corp, led by CEO Chang-han Kim. While it be tempting to just ride out PUBG's success by focusing on its current course, Kim has bigger plans—he wants to see PUBG launched on every platform. That most notably includes the PlayStation 4, where PUBG has not yet manifested. It could also include the Nintendo Switch, though one thing at a time. In a recent interview with Inven Global, Kim specifically pointed... Read more...
You can’t really talk about shooters without someone bringing up PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG as it's more commonly known. The game has proven to be insanely popular, even if it has its bugs and issues that fans lament. The game has finally exited alpha on PC and only recently landed on the Xbox One. PUBG has been growing its player base on the PC rapidly over the last several months. Back in September the game passed 1.5 million concurrent users on Steam. Only about a month later in mid-October, the game had reached 2.3 million concurrent users. PUBG in December hit over 3 million concurrent players on Steam, which is an incredible feat. Recently, PUBG's devs have been working... Read more...
The live servers for the PC version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) went offline for a couple of hours yesterday, but not because something was wrong. Instead, PUBG Corp was rolling out its first patch (version 1.0) for the PC release since the game exited Steam's Early Access program, bringing with it a bunch of improvements and bug fixes to the highly popular battle royale shooter. One of the most annoying issues some PUBG players have been experiencing is lag. PUBG Corp said that addressing in-game lag was one of its top priorities with the 1.0 patch for PC. The developer also said that a multitude of issues were to blame for the in-game lag to become worse or happen more frequently... Read more...
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), the highly popular battle royale shooter that has taken the gaming community by storm, only launched to Xbox One less than two weeks ago. Be that as it may, the developers have been busy cleaning up the code and tweaking the experience. The game's first patch for Xbox One addressed inconsistent performance and stomped out bugs. Now there is a second patch rolling out to Xbox One users. According to the release notes, the second patch offers another round of performance optimizations, and fixes a variety of annoying bugs that have been causing the game to crash for some users. It also fixes an issue where the casting bar UI remains on screen when spectating... Read more...
PUBG is insanely popular right now and new features destined for the 1.0 release of the game has players all excited. The first is a new 3D replay feature that will arrive on December 20th. The announcement of the feature came from a South Korean firm called Minkonet that is building the replay system for the game. The company stated that the features would be ready for the December 20th launch right alongside other other new goodies like vaulting, climbing, and the Miramar desert map. This isn't the first time we have heard about the 3D replay tech, as it was first teased in May at E3. Basically, the feature records around the player in game for a radius of one kilometer. That information... Read more...
If you've had your eye on picking up a new Xbox One X gaming console, Microsoft is hoping that a new offer will persuade you to go through with that purchase. Microsoft announced today that Xbox One X console purchases made between December 17th and December 31st will come with a code that will allow you to download PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) for free. Microsoft says that the "special holiday promotion" will only be available in select regions through your local Microsoft Store or participating retailers. So, before you click the "Purchase" button on that shiny new Xbox One X, make sure that retailer that you are buying from is participating in the promotion. PUBG launched in March... Read more...
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been a breakout hit on the PC platform, and has gone on to become one of the most played games on the Steam. Given its immense popularity with PC gamers, it stands to reason that console users would also want to get in on the action. If you're an Xbox One or Xbox One X owners, you now that have opportunity, as the game launched for these platforms yesterday. Unfortunately, the game appears to be rife with performance issues that mar the gaming experience. Digital Foundry, which often gets the inside track on anything and everything related to Microsoft's Xbox hardware, conducted a thorough investigation into the performance of the PUBG on the Xbox One and Xbox... Read more...
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUGB), the super popular survival shooter that sits at more than 20 million players, is coming out of Steam's Early Access and releasing to PC on December 20, 2017. That is just in the nick of time to meet the developer's promise of releasing the game before the end of the year. But that is not the only exciting news. PUBG is getting new map that takes the battle royale action to the desert. The new map is called Miramar. PUGB Corp., the spinoff of Bluehole Studio, released a trailer showing the map last night during The Game Awards. Judging by the like-to-dislike ratio (over 3,000 likes and just 70 dislikes, at the moment) and comments on YouTube, fans are excited... Read more...
Do you even battle royale, bro? Many people do, thanks to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), the highly popular battle royale shooter that is getting a full release out of Steam's early access in a couple of weeks, on PC and Xbox One consoles. If you own an Xbox One X, you may have been excited to hear that PUBG will run at 60 frames per second, though designer Brendan Greene shared some bad news about that on Twitter. After reports surfaced that PUBG would run at 60 FPS on the Xbox One X, Greene set the record straight on Twitter, saying it will actually run at 30 FPS on all Xbox systems, including the Xbox One X. Drats! While I previously stated PUBG would run at higher FPS at XGP launch... Read more...
The highly popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) game is releasing to Xbox One and Xbox One X next month, and as such, retailers have started placing empty boxes of the title on store shelves. One thing that stands out about the box art is a blurb mentioning that PUGB requires up to 30 gigabytes of storage. Whether that is actually the case remains to be seen, but gamers should prepare appropriately, especially Xbox One X gamers. It should be noted that Steam also lists 30GB of free space for PUBG on PC, though at present the unfinished title only takes up 8GB of storage when fully installed. That could change over time, though it is hard to imagine that the final product will require... Read more...
Fans of the shooter genre in China will soon be playing PlayerUnknown's Battlefield under the watchful eye of Tencent. Tencent has announced that it has landed exclusive rights to PUBG in China, its home market. Tencent will run the servers for the game and has promised to deal with cheaters. Cheating in the game is a major problem; especially so in China. "PUBG has sold more than 20 million copies since we released the game in March 2017, and we expect our strategic partnership with Tencent to open up new horizons in the Chinese market," PUBG Corp chief executive officer CH Kim said. "We will do our best to present a great game to the Chinese users in close cooperation with the company."... Read more...
NVIDIA stepped up today and offered gamers a sneak peak at the coolness that the developers behind Player Unknown's Battlegrounds are working on for the game's next map. We already knew that the new map would be desert-based, but if you expected a middle eastern-style desert, you will be disappointed. The new desert map looks like a moderate-sized desert town from the 70s in the US. You can see the five screenshots here and they all look rather cool. One of them shows a town with skyscrapers in various stages of construction. There are burned and rusted out cars everywhere in the streets and it looks like a good place for close quarters fighting. Another map shows a rural area with a massive... Read more...
The splash that PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds on the gaming community has made has been incredible. The game so far has only been offered on Steam for PC gamers and isn’t even out of its early access form yet. But that hasn't stopped the title from already setting records for the highest concurrent player count, hitting 2.3 million concurrent users last month. On the other hand, PC gamers haven't all been happy to hear that PUBG is heading to consoles because they want their game fixed and flawless first. Yesterday, it was announced that PUBG is coming to Xbox One with a launch date of December 12. The game will arrive as an exclusive via the Xbox Game Preview program. That means it will... Read more...
Developer Bluehole Studio is giving PlayerUnknown's Battleground (PUGB) players a heads up that camping outside the main play area will soon come at a heavier cost. With an upcoming patch, players who wander outside of the main play area and find themselves in the so-called "blue zone" will see their health drain more quickly than before, as Blue Studio gets ready to dial up the "Damage over Time" (DOT). "We have received a lot of feedback asking for improvement of the blue zone. We have decided to adjust the blue zone damage to encourage engagement inside of the play zone. From this new update, you will be able to focus more on the immediate, close-ranged skirmishes inside the play zone, instead... Read more...
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a smash hit by any measurement and is doing incredibly well considering it's only available on Steam for PC right now. It is, however, the number one most played game on Steam currently and that's pretty huge considering some of the eSports mega-titles hosted on the platform. The game was developed by Bluehole Inc. and the team within that company who worked on the game is now being spun off into its own company. That new company will be called the PUBG Corporation. Reports indicate that the CEO of the PUBG Corporation will be Chang-han Kim. If you are wondering why exactly the team behind PUBG was spun off, it's because Bluehole wants them to be able to be able... Read more...
Last year we offered a detailed exploration of NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience tool set for capturing screenshots and videos. Since then, a few bells and whistles have been tacked on to further enhance the experience. The most recent of these is ShadowPlay Highlights, a slick feature that intelligently identifies your finest moments (or epic failures) in games and records them for your viewing and social sharing pleasure. The Highlights feature requires developer support for implementation and therefore is currently only working in select titles. The latest, great addition to the supported titles list is PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a mega-popular game working its way through Steam Early Access.... Read more...
Playerunknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) has turned out to be a massive hit for the developers and it is one of the most popular games in the world right now. Currently, the game is only offered on Steam for PC gamers, but a console version is in the works. PUBG recently passed 1.5 million concurrent users on Steam, which put it at over one hundred thousand more concurrent players that Valve's own Dota 2 free-to-play game has been able to rack up. Dota 2 hit its concurrent player record of 1,291,320 in March of 2016 and hasn't surpassed that record since them. In the history of Steam, only Dota 2 and PUBG have passed the million concurrent player mark. PUBG's latest record is a huge gain compared to... Read more...
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