Tag Archives: PUBG

“Streaming platforms critical to our success” says PUBG’s executive producer

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which launches today, has been a darling of the Twitch scene since it launched in early access earlier this year. To celebrate the game’s 1.0 launch on PC, we spoke to CH Kim, CEO of PUBG Corp and executive producer of the game, to see what effect streaming …

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Adding gambling to games isn’t the problem – unless you’re some kind of puritan

People have always gambled on games of skill and chance. And there’s nothing wrong with sensible gambling, in the same way there’s nothing wrong with the sensible consumption of alcohol, or sensibly having sex with people you only just met, or even the sensible driving of cars – though that …

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PUBG’s Brendan Greene speaks out over copycat games

In an interview with the BBC, Brendan Greene claimed that elements of battle royale juggernaut PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have been ripped off by other titles. Greene says in the interview:  "I want other developers to put their own spin on the genre… not just lift things from our game." Greene claims …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds leaves Early Access on December 20th; New map hits testing today

2017’s defining game will get its full post Early Access release on PC on December 20th. That’s a little later than the September date that was originally touted back in March, but at just nine months after release is still a remarkable achievement for a game that has grown so …

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Tencent is making two PUBG mobile games

It turns out that Chinese gaming giant Tencent has bigger plans for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on mobile than we first thought. Analyst Daniel Ahmad says that the company has not one but two PUBG games in development. The first is called PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Army Attack and is being developed by Timi …

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Tencent and Bluehole are bringing PUBG to mobile in China

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will get the mobile treatment in China, Tencent revealed yesterday. This announcement comes on the back of Tencent securing PUBG Chinese exclusivity last week. But it now looks like the Chinese giant will publish and distribute more than the PC version, as it announced in a blog post …

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PUBG could get a ‘socialist makeover’ in China

Tencent’s agreement to become the Chinese publisher of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in the region could result in some drastic changes to the game for Chinese players. The English language press release about Tencent and Bluehole’s partnership quotes Tencent’s senior VP Steven Ma as saying: “PUBG is currently the most popular survival …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds claims 7 Guinness World Records

2017 success story PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has capped off an incredible debut on the market by claiming no less than seven different Guinness World Records. These records are: Most actively played video game on Steam – Recorded a peak of 1,984,278 concurrent players as of Oct 10th, 2017* Fastest time for …

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Vaulting and ballistics update comes to PUBG test servers – does it make the game better for players and viewers?

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a victim of its own prosperity. The game’s meteoric success has seen it set the highest all-time player peak on Steam (2.6m) and seen it bought by over 20m people since it was released onto Steam’s Early Access program in March. Unfortunately, the massive stacks of cash …

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‘ChocoTaco’ explains his decision to become a full-time PUBG streamer

Popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streamer Jake ‘ChocoTaco’ Throop has announced that he has quit his job to become a full-time streamer of Bluehole’s game. Throop, who is 29, told Kotaku that he had been working as an area manager for a company that teaches engineering to kids using LEGO. Just a …

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