PUBG Bans 100,000 Players For Cheating

PUBG Bans 100,000 Players For Cheating

PUBG Corporation has banned 100,000 players who used cheats in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the developers announced Friday.

The dev team discussed the news in a blog post, stating that they have made the decision to focus on ensuring a fair and competitive environment after the release of 1.0.

“We recently discovered a new pattern of cheats in action,” the PUBG team said. “This week, we performed a thorough gameplay data review of 10 million players and completed analysis of tens of millions of data logs. Through this exercise, we were able to identify over 100,000 instances of the new pattern related to use of cheat and now we have confirmed that it was clearly an attempt of compromising our game. These players will be permanently banned in a single wave.”

The team also announced that they would be cooperating with investigative agencies in some countries to take legal action against those who develop and share cheats. PUBG’s distributor in China, Tencent, has already begun to crack down on cheat makers with the help of law enforcement, with over 120 arrests being made so far according to Bloomberg.

In addition to the wave of bans, the developers also shared upcoming balancing changes to the blue zone, as well as a fix for a death cam bug that does not show recoil on players.


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Pixels & Ink Episode 276: Monster Hunting the Last Jedi

Pixels & Ink Episode 276: Monster Hunting the Last Jedi

This week, Phil, Brendan, and Lisa are joined by Preston Dozsa. The team takes a look at PUBG on Xbox One, the 2017 Game Award winners, Net Neutrality, MIGS, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Monster Hunter World.

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PUBG Reaches 1 Million Players on Xbox One

PUBG Reaches 1 Million Players on Xbox One

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has reached one million players on Xbox One just 48 hours after it’s launch on the Xbox One’s Game Preview program, Microsoft announced Friday.

PUBG launched on Xbox One on Dec. 12 as a console launch exclusive. Microsoft originally announced the deal at E3 2017, with Player Unknown himself Brendan Greene announcing the news at Microsoft’s press conference. Developer Bluehole later went back into talks with Microsoft in October to extend the console exclusivity detail beyond the normal three month window for most exclusive deals.

By comparison, PUBG took 16 days from its Early Access launch to sell one million copies on Steam. PUBG rapidly became a phenomenon within a few months of launch, selling two million copies by May, 10 million copies by September and a staggering 20 million copies by November. The battle royale game is currently previewing its second map, Miramar, on test servers on Steam ahead of its version 1.0 release on Dec. 20.

In celebration of PUBG‘s release on Xbox One, Microsoft will be bundling the game with every Xbox One X purchase this holiday season. The deal is available online and through local Microsoft stores from Dec. 17 to Dec. 31.


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All The Announcements And Trailers From The Game Awards 2017

All The Announcements And Trailers From The Game Awards 2017

As always, The Game Awards can be divided into two halves: Celebrating the best video games released this year, and announcing plenty of new games that will come out in the months and years to come. The Game Awards 2017 was no different, with world premieres of new titles happening every few minutes like clockwork.

We already have a rundown of the winners of The Game Awards 2017, so here is a brief look at all the announcements, news and trailers revealed at the show.

New Death Stranding Trailer

Another year, another trailer for Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding that, once again, doesn’t make any sense. There’s still no gameplay footage, but you can watch the newest trailer, starring Norman Reedus, above.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Champion’s Ballad DLC Now Available

In a surprise announcement, Nintendo revealed that the second DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is now available for download. The Champion’s Ballad DLC includes a new dungeon, a quest line focusing on each of the four Champions, new armor, and most importantly, a new motorcycle for Link to ride on called the Master Cycle Zero.

Bayonetta 3 Announced, Bayonetta 1 & 2 Coming to the Switch in February

Nintendo also announced during the show that not only will Bayonetta 1 & 2 be coming to the Nintendo Switch on February 16, 2018, but that Bayonetta 3 was also in development exclusively for the Switch.

Soul Calibur VI Announced

Bandai Namco announced Soul Calibur VI, the latest entry in the long-running fighting game franchise. It will launch on the PS4, Xbox One, and Steam in 2018.

Campo Santo’s In The Valley of  Gods Revealed

Campo Santo, the developers behind Firewatch, revealed that their next title will be a first-person adventure called In The Valley of Gods. Set in Egypt during the 1920’s, the game has a tentative release date of 2019.

From Software Tease Newest Title

From Software released a teaser trailer for its newest project, which features the tagline “Shadows Die Twice” and what appears to be rope wrapping around a piece of bone. Some are speculating that this is a teaser for Bloodborne 2, but From have not revealed any other details so far.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Gets a 1.0 Release Date

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds debuted a trailer for its new desert map, Miramar, and announced that it would move out of Early Access on December 20 on PC.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds also debuted a new live-action trailer ahead of its Xbox Game Preview launch on December 12.

Fade to Silence Announced

Black Forest Games announced Fade to Silence, a new survival game that will launch on Steam’s Early Access program on December 14. Fade to Silence is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where you have to fight to survive against harsh winter weather and supernatural enemies.

Witchfire Announced

A new dark fantasy first-person shooter called Witchfire was announced during the ceremony. The most surprising part? It’s from the creators of The Vanishing of Ethan CarterPainkiller, and Bulletstorm.

GTFO Announced

GTFO, a four-player co-op game from the game designer behind Payday and Payday 2, was revealed at the show. Players control a team of scavengers who are exploring an underground complex that is overrun with monsters.

New Metro Exodus Trailer Revealed

A new trailer for the stunning Metro Exodus was revealed during the show. Metro Exodus is set for release sometime in Fall 2018.

Fortnite Battle Royale Gets a 50v50 Mode

Epic Games revealed that Fortnite Battle Royale has a new 50v50 mode that is available to play now. This is a limited time game mode that will run until December 17.

World War Z Game Revealed

World War Z video game was revealed by Saber Interactive. It will feature four-player co-op, and is based off the popular book and film series.

A Way Out’s Release Date Revealed

Hazelight Studios prison escape game A Way Out will release on March 28, 2018, for PS4, Xbox One and PC. A Way Out will allow you to play co-op with a friend online, even if your friend does not own a copy of the game.

Vacation Simulator Announced

Are you tired from simulating a job? Job Simulator developers Owlchemy Labs have you covered, as they unveiled their newest VR game Vacation Simulator at the event. Vacation Simulator will launch on PlayStation VR, Oculus, and Vive in 2018.

Accounting+ Revealed for PSVR

Crows Crows Crows and Squanch Games announced that an upgraded version of HTC Vive game Accounting called Accounting+ will release on PlayStation VR on December 19.


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PUBG Unveils New Desert Map Ahead of 1.0 Release

PUBG Unveils New Desert Map Ahead of 1.0 Release

After weeks of teasing the new desert map for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, publisher Bluehole have finally unveiled the new arena’s name and features.

Called Miramar, the map comprises a series of resort towns, industrial areas, and plenty of wide open desert that is noticeably lacking in trees that can provide cover for players, particularly in comparison to the lush Erangel. According to the developers, this was to create a new PUBG experience for players, complete with new challenges for players to overcome.

“We wanted to go the opposite direction of having lush fields and forests and arrived at the harsh and unforgiving desert of what we can now reveal is Miramar,” the development team wrote in a post on the Steam forums. “The unique terrain and dense urban areas of Miramar will create a new Battle Royale experience where the old strategies may no longer work and new tactics are required.”

The new landscape includes plenty of cities for players to scavenge for materials, with different layouts and buildings that players have to navigate and take advantage of in order to survive. As described in the Steam post, here are the new regions that comprise Miramar:

Los Leones

  • The largest city in the region, Los Leones features ample shopping, a skyline filled with new construction, and a glorious, golden-hued City Center. Players should secure high vantage points by exploring the numerous construction sites, and loot for gear in the cavernous, abandoned commercial buildings.

El Pozo

  • El Pozo is a city known for its large industrial and entertainment districts. Players can test themselves against all comers in the Luchador Arena, put their motorcycle skills to the test In the death bowl, or hunt in the ruins of the long dead textile factories.

Monte Nuevo

  • Monte Nuevo is the picture of a town besieged. Ramshackle walls built to protect its residents now allow players ample cover to explore the well-stocked compound.

Valle del Mar

  • Valle del Mar is a colorful oceanside town bisected by the De Toro bridge. To the West of the bridge is a quaint school, and to the East, a beautiful church. The key to holding this town is bridge control, as it’s the only direct route between mainland and the island.

La Cobreria

  • The shipping and transport capitol of Miramar, La Cobrería’s most prominent feature is it’s enormous Rail Yard. Here, players will hunt and be hunted among the half-buried cargo of a long dead industry. Careful players should loot the schools and campuses that dot this town before attempting to hold the Yard.

San Martin

  • San Martín is located just west of Hacienda Del Patrón. Checkpoints and barriers have transformed this once-quiet small town into a war zone. Both sides of the town have overlooks, so careful players should scout first, before charging into town.

Pecado

  • Once a tourist destination featuring the largest casino in the region, Pecado continues to thrill players to this day with its mix of high-value loot and dangerous sightlines. Aggressive players will immediately loot the Arena and Casino, but savvy players should check out the 4 story hotels between them.

Chumacera

  • Chumacera is the husk of Miramar’s once thriving textile industry. Long abandoned factories overlook a main road lined with residential and commercial buildings. Verticality in both the buildings and terrain make this town an exciting location to loot- high risk, high opportunity!

Miramar is set to be playable in the final test version of PUBG before it hits version 1.0, which is scheduled for release in late December. PUBG will also release on Xbox One via the Xbox Game Preview Program next week on December 12.

For those looking to see the first gameplay footage of Miramar, it is set to be revealed live at The Game Awards on December 7.


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Pixels & Ink Podcast Episode #267: The Most Important Shooters of ALL TIME!

Pixels & Ink Podcast Episode #267: The Most Important Shooters of ALL TIME!

This week, Brendan, Quinn, Phil, and Lisa discuss the most influential shooters of all time. From game-changers like Wolfenstein and Doom, to Quake, GoldenEye 007Half Life, Halo, and the dominating Call of Duty, the team walks through how these titles changed the face of the genre and videogames in general.

In games news, the gang takes a look at the new trailer for the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2, and the battle-royale tension between Playerunknown’s Battleground and Fortnight. They discuss what the cross-play glitch in Fortnight means for the possibility of a cross-play feature between Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Phil is back with his take on Tom Cruse’s latest movie, American Made. He also gives the team a rundown of the surrealist feature, mother!.


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