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PUBG has been banned in Jordan and it probably won’t be alone

PUBG has been banned in Jordan and it probably won’t be alone

It seems that violent games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will always be at the center of some sort of controversy. Ever since PUBG became the immensely popular force of gaming it is today, various governments around the world have taken aim at it. Jordan is the latest to do so, with the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority announcing that is has made the decision to ban PUBG.

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New PUBG game in works at fledgling Striking Distance studio

New PUBG game in works at fledgling Striking Distance studio

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has grown into a pretty massive success ever since it launched in early access back in 2017, so perhaps it shouldn't be surprising to see that PUBG Corp wants to create more games in the franchise. It'll be doing just that by way of a new studio called Striking Distance, the creation of which was announced today. The new studio's first task will be creating a narrative game set in the PUBG universe.

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PUBG’s latest update takes inspiration from Apex Legends

PUBG’s latest update takes inspiration from Apex Legends

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting a big update today, and one new feature in particular will be familiar to people who have played Apex Legends. Though Apex Legends has its own problems, it's hard to argue with the effectiveness of its ping system, which allows players to mark enemies, guns, items, or other contextual things of note for teammates. Now PUBG is getting a similar system in the form of Radio Messages.

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PUBG replaced in China by gov-approved ‘Game for Peace’

PUBG replaced in China by gov-approved ‘Game for Peace’

Today is a pretty strange day for the millions of PUBG mobile players in China. Tencent, which handled publishing duties for the game in the country, has decided to pull the game after unsuccessfully trying to net approval for monetization from Chinese regulators. A game that can't be monetized obviously isn't something that a monolithic publisher like Tencent would want to continue supporting, so away PUBG mobile went.

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Nepal’s Supreme Court orders ISPs to restore PUBG game access

Nepal’s Supreme Court orders ISPs to restore PUBG game access

Days after Nepal banned popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds comes a reversal of the ban by the nation's Supreme Court. The decision followed a writ petition filed by a number of advocates who criticized the government ban. Nepal's Supreme Court points toward the nation's constitution and the fact that PUBG is simply a game.

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PUBG Mobile ‘Darkest Night’ zombie survival mode arrives in 0.12.0

PUBG Mobile ‘Darkest Night’ zombie survival mode arrives in 0.12.0

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile has been updated to version 0.12.0, receiving multiple changes including the new "Darkest Night" zombie survival mode. The new option joins the previously added "Survive Till Dawn" mode, which has been updated to include weapon improvements, some changes to how the zombies act, and support for daily missions, among other things.

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PUBG banned in Nepal after parents claimed game distracted kids

PUBG banned in Nepal after parents claimed game distracted kids

The battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been banned in Nepal over accusations that it is addictive to children and teenagers. The announcement was made by the Nepal Telecommunications Authority deputy director Sandip Adhikari, who said the ban went live on Thursday. All mobile operators, network service providers, and ISPs in the nation have been ordered to block access to the game.

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PUBG Mobile Prime subscriptions: What you need to know

PUBG Mobile Prime subscriptions: What you need to know

It's been a while since we last heard from PUBG Mobile, but today, we're seeing Tencent take a new approach to monetization. The company has rolled out a pair of subscriptions for PUBG Mobile, dubbed PUBG Prime. Despite what the name would suggest, there's no relation to Amazon's own Prime subscription here, similar though they may be.

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Razer and Tencent mobile partnership raises hope for Razer Phone 3

Razer and Tencent mobile partnership raises hope for Razer Phone 3

Gaming hardware maker Razer seems to be sending some fans mixed signals. It reportedly shuttered and reshuffled its employees away from its mobile division, causing concern over the future of the Razer Phone line. Now it has announced a partnership with Tencent, best known for publishing PUBG and Honor of Kings (a.k.a. Arena of Valor) to optimize the latter's games for the former's hardware. That, of course, has mobile gamers speculating that all hope is not lost and that a Razer Phone 3 might indeed be coming soon.

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PUBG’s Battle Royale genius just started a mysterious new project

PUBG’s Battle Royale genius just started a mysterious new project

It's the end of an era for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The man who started it all, Brendan Greene - "PlayerUnknown" himself - is leaving his post as director of the game and moving on to new projects. Though he'll still be with PUBG Corp and serve as a consulting creative director on the game, it's clear from today's announcement that he won't have as much influence over PUBG as he did during development and while the game made its way through Steam early access.

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PUBG PS4 players get special Horizon Zero Dawn weapon skins, outfits

PUBG PS4 players get special Horizon Zero Dawn weapon skins, outfits

PUBG Corp. has announced special new items specifically for PlayStation 4 players: weapon skins and outfits from Horizon Zero Dawn. The additions are the result of a collaboration with HZD's developer Guerilla Games, according to PUBG Corp. PS4 players will be able to get the new items by unlocking them through various missions, but they'll only have a month to complete them.

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Free, lightweight PUBG Lite variant for budget PCs enters beta testing

Free, lightweight PUBG Lite variant for budget PCs enters beta testing

The less demanding, totally free-to-player version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG Lite, has entered beta testing. This standalone version of the game was previously revealed as a lightweight alternative to the current, full version of the battle royale shooter. In an announcement today, PUBG Corp. revealed that it has started beta testing "Lite," but most players won't have access to it.

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