PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is, without a doubt, the breakout hit of the year. It's sold more than 15 million copies and is the most popular game on Steam by a country mile (full of people trying to kill each other). All this, and it's still in Early Access. You'd think it has a bright future ahead of it, but a growing number of players aren't so sure.
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Despite being out for over seven years and even built on Aussie-made technology, Australia and New Zealand is only now getting their own local server for Wargaming's World of Tanks. Yes, come November 1, you'll be able to mortar and shell all kinds of armour, without having to worry about the most deadly munition of all: high latency.
"Jump Up, Super Star!" is both incredibly corny and hard not to love. Nintendo is apparently in love with it as well, having not only made it available to download on iTunes but also gone to the trouble of printing all the words to it on the inside of the game's case.
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Admire the craftsmanship but try not to watch too closely. Appearing on Asia's Got Talent, the Adem Dance crew out of Kyrgyz Republic took the stage recently in a gold buzzer audition to try and wow the judges with a performance where the Mortal Kombat costumes turned out not to even be the weirdest part.
Shroud, one of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' most popular streamers, isn't somebody who loses very often. A former Counter-Strike pro, he's rarely outsmarted or outgunned. It's not uncommon to see would-be rivals try to level the playing field with hacks. Every once in a while, he calls out cheaters on stream. Recently, however, he seems to have gotten the wrong guy. Today, he partially apologised for that.
"Hopefully, I can actually win one," YouTuber Whisper Plays breathed into his microphone before he parachuted off a plane in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. His mechanical keyboard clacked loudly as he dropped down and collected his first few items: a few packs of 9mm ammo and a P1911 pistol, which actually takes .45 ammo. "I'm not gonna lie," he whispered. "I'm a little scared."