Gone are the days when millennials had to wait in long queues outside cyber cafes for their turn to play multiplayer games such as Counter Strike. The evolution of internet and technology has made all this possible within the comforts of your home. Playing the game of course gives you an adrenaline rush, but there’s another high point: making new friends and staying connected with them. Online games have become the newest way of expanding your social circle.
The newest game on the block is PlayersUnknown’s Battlegrounds, commonly known as PUBG, which has garnered a lot of attention from youngsters in a short span of time. PUBG is a player versus player action game in which up to a hundred players fight in a battle to remain alive. Players can choose to enter the match solo or with a small team of up to four people, in either case the last person or the team left alive wins the match.
Neil Akhade, who thoroughly enjoys online games, says, “I heard about PUBG through my friends who went gaga over the game.” He says even though initially he resisted falling for it, it just took one game for Akhade to get hooked on PUBG.
Having played Counter Strike frequently too, Akhade points out that PUBG has better graphics. He also adds that what makes the game better than the others available online is that it allows people to connect with others in real time and strike a conversation with them while playing the game. “It’s the best way to meet random people for a quick game when your friends are busy,” says Akhade.
Talking about his takeaway from the game, he says that it feels great to know people from different regions and their strategies. “But the kind of team spirit that is reflected is quite commendable,” he says.
First timers, who may have watched their peers playing the game, may find it a bit violent, but Nikhil Kakade, a city-based photographer says, “The game is not that violent because the main reason is not to kill but to survive.” He points out that even if a player takes a chance to kill someone, chances of him dying in the game are higher because of which it is important to play smart and not go on a violent spree.
“Also because of the number of people involved in the game it becomes easy to find friends even though you may have never seen them in real life,” says Kakade. He points out that since the game has been released worldwide it has created a social network and he has managed to make a couple of friends. What he likes most is that he can have live audio communication with players in the team.
When asked why PUBG has become one of their favourite games they both say that the adventure and action is good. Another big attraction is that the game does not slacken and runs smoothly even at slow internet speed.
So are you ready for some high octane adventure and fun?