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PUBG Showcases on E3 with New Features Despite Community Uproars

In an unexpected announcement, Bluehole has unveiled a brand-new update for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds during the Microsoft press conference on June 11, 2018. If you haven’t seen the trailer, take a look here:

It seems like they rounded up all the accomplishments they’ve made from various game modes, the 3 different maps and weapon skins. This winter season, PUBG will receive a totally different map set in the snow. There are no details as to how large the map is or which countries it was inspired from but we’ll get to know soon. Continue reading “PUBG Showcases on E3 with New Features Despite Community Uproars”

PUBG is Suing Fortnite for Copyright Infringement

It finally happened. Korean game company PUBG Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, if there are any clear copies based on the former. The lawsuit was filed as early as January according to a PUBG Corp. representative, as stated in Korea Times.

Ever since the release of Fortnite Battle Royale, PUBG Corp. did show much concern over their competition that would overshadow them in every way possible in the next months leading to the current year of 2018. “We are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known,” said PUBG Corp. in a statement back in September 2017. Those “concerns” include the UI, similar gameplay, rules and objectives of the game as well as the overall familiar structure between PUBG and Fortnite. Continue reading “PUBG is Suing Fortnite for Copyright Infringement”

Is PUBG in a Slow Death Spiral?

Ah yes, the age-old question (well technically, months-old question). PlayerUnknown’s Battleground is, without a doubt, one of the most successful multiplayer games right now. 2017 was definitely its year that made the term “Battle Royale” come into the existence of competitive gaming as well as becoming a sub-genre for video games. But ever since the emergence of Fortnite and the ever-growing anger of loyal fans against Bluehole’s unfixed bugs in the game as well as a dedicated banning system against hackers, especially in China, PUBG has really had some players migrate to its archrival battle royale game. With the constant popularity of Fortnite, is PUBG really dying at this point? Continue reading “Is PUBG in a Slow Death Spiral?”

Twitch Features PUBG Survival Series

The first of many PUBG Esports Leagues to Come

It was only a matter of time until the world of the battle royale fiasco had its own league of Esports. And would you look at that, fate has dawned onto the genre, making this statement true: Battle Royale Esports has cometh.

What better game to show off the prowess of such category in the world of Esports than our very own PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. I only happen to find out about this on the promoted Featured page of Twitch, with a title called “OGN Hot6 PUBG Survival Series Season 1Day 1. The competition featured a battle bonanza of 23 teams (originally 24 but one of them was disqualified), brawling on the dry and dangerous desert map, Miramar.

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Dr. DisRespect Disses Tyler1 and calls PUBG a Dying Game

February has been a great month of comebacks for Twitch streamers, mainly with Guy “Dr. DisRespect” Beahms and Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp, who both have amassed a huge viewership with over 380,000 people watching for a single live stream—a number that is almost impossible to be reached, especially when it is from a solo streamer and not an eSports event. Dr. DisRespect has always been known to be a bad-ass protagonist (and antagonist at the same time) in the Twitch community. Continue reading “Dr. DisRespect Disses Tyler1 and calls PUBG a Dying Game”