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It’s a cold enough winter to hibernate here in video game land, but esports does not rest. This weekend brings us a packed lineup of Smash, League, Heroes and Fortnite, as well as multiple PUBG and Rocket League tournaments.

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Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, a popular PUBG Twitch streamer known for his skilled play and quick reflexes, recently played alongside a hacker. When fans noticed the hacker on Shroud’s stream and shared clips on social media, it sparked debate over what to do about top players fraternising with cheaters.

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On Steam, "asset flip" refers to a game that's haphazardly assembled from pre-purchased environments, objects, and sound effects for the purpose of making a quick buck. Or at least that's what it's supposed to refer to. Over time, the definition of "asset flip" seems to have devolved into "anything that ever uses a pre-made asset," and is now a weaponised insult. Case in point: People have decided that PUBG is an asset flip.

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Nearly two decades after its release, cult Japanese movie Battle Royale is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Not because of anything to do with the film itself, nor the Koushun Takami novel it was based on, but because it serves as the inspiration for two of the most popular games of the past 18 months: first PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and then Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode.

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I think we're all surprised at how quickly Fortnite has overtaken PUBG in the affections of battle royale fans. Part of this comes from the quality and polish of Epic's offering, but in other ways, PUBG only has itself to blame. In a new post on the game's community hub, the developer admits it has "fallen short" of player expectations, as well as "fail[ed] to address complaints".