Why Did You Start Playing PUBG?

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Poll Why Did You Start Playing PUBG? (269 votes)

Because I saw my favorite twitch streamer/youtuber/giant bomb personality playing it 49%
Because my friends told me to get it 17%
Because it was on the Steam Bestseller list 8%
Because I like H1Z1/DayZ etc. 4%
I just randomly picked up for no reason whatsoever 2%
Other/Results 28%
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#1  Edited By nophilip

The idea sounded interesting. I read a lot of coverage on it back when it went Early Access this spring and was intrigued, but it wasn't until the first few GB streams that I was convinced. Haven't stopped playing it since.

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I've never played it. And doubt I ever will.

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I saw a few friends on steam playing it and saw it near the top of the charts on steam. I saw the GB quicklook the day it went up and purchased it half way through the video.

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#4  Edited By Slag

I wanted to see why ppl were buzzing about it and I wanted a break from Overwatch

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Having played the ARMA mods prior it looked like a fun improvement on those but I generally tend to steer clear of Early Access. I eventually caved when a bunch of my mates got it.

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None of my friends had been playing it yet, but people were making a bit a fuss over it, so I figured I'd look into it. Turns out people were making a fuss about it because its a pretty good game.

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Strictly a spectator game for me. It looks like fun but I get more enjoyment from watching others play it than I would playing it more than likely.

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Giantbomb seemed to have a lot of fun with it and I thought I could convince my friends to play it with me. Turns out I couldn't really. Good thing I'm having a lot of fun solo.

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Seemed like a lot of fun from GB and was priced well enough.

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#10  Edited By Tom_omb

Other: I only watch it played on Giant Bomb. Online multiplayer games never really hook me, and I'm kind of sick of them playing it. But I'm still watching.

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Because I wanted Ghost Recon Wildlands to be good.

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I heard a lot about it, then I saw the GB guys play it and that really sold me.

I've always been a fan of 1 life modes in games, but I hardly register multiplayer games anymore, they just aren't on my radar as much, so between the GB guys showing it, and me seeing that it's a massive scale 1 life mode I was pretty sold.

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I really enjoyed the GB and Waypoint streams. I've put about 13 hours in so far and I think it's a pretty neat game.

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A couple of friends who doesn't play much PC games asked me what's popular nowadays. I bought PUBG and we played a few rounds. I haven't touched it since. I'm not much for multiplayer.

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#15  Edited By conmulligan

Because it looked like fun and I like fun.

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My group of 15-20 close friends who I generally play multiplayer games with were all playing it at launch (they have also been big into DayZ, H1Z1, Arma, Rust, King of the Kill, etc. in the past), but I never wanted to play any of those games with them because I generally didn't like the pacing nor the ability for other plays to fuck you over just because they decided to when you weren't necessarily looking to fight them. PUBG distilling the experience down into a purely PvP scenario is what sold me on it.

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after hearing jeff talk about how much fun he had with it and seeing that first stream where jeff ran over vinny in the buggy i was sold

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After watching/listening to a bunch of Giant Bomb's coverage of the game, I decided to try it out.

After 4 games of laggy mess, I refunded it.

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Watching the Murder Island streams sold me on it but I apparently like watching it more than playing it. I've done maybe 10 matches total and regret the purchase.

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Watching the Murder Island streams sold me on it but I apparently like watching it more than playing it. I've done maybe 10 matches total and regret the purchase.

Have you tried different modes? Personally I can't stand solos and never want to play it again, but I have over 250 hours in duos and squads.

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#21  Edited By TobbRobb

I was exposed to it for months and had seen a good amount of the game from clips by friends and youtube shit. I just eventually got bored of the other games i was playing and gave it a shot. I never gave games like H1Z1 or DayZ a shot because they just look incredibly tedious. PUBG ended up being a decent compromise in game length and arcadey shooting so my eyes didn't just instantly glaze over.

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When Austin was a guest on the Beastcast talking about it back in April, I was interested, but when I saw the first Murder Island, I knew it was for me. I never seem to get the itch to play it though...

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@mike: Yeah, I do think it would be better in duos and squads, but none of my multiplayer friends have gotten it and I don't like playing with complete randoms. If any of them hop on board I'll probably give it another shot.

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GB's content, and because it's not actually a multiplayer game (in all the ways I don't care for those) when you're solo.

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I got into it after the early Murder Island streams. Giant Bomb have this bad habit of getting me to buy games with this whole "I could do better than that!" feeling. Sometimes watching them flail about in a game gets me interested enough in its mechanics to want to try it out.

Sadly, and I should have known this going in, the shooting in PUBG is so out of my wheelhouse that I really hate it after about 40 hours. It doesn't help that the performance and netcode make any close-range encounter a slideshow. I just can't snipe to save my life... not without some kind of aim assist.

I only feel bad about getting into it because I planted the seed in my friend group on it, and now it's all they want to play and I can't stand it, lol.

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I knew about it because of GB. I really enjoyed the Murder Island streams. Then I watched some Twitch streamers as well, who were completely owning the playingfield. So I was like; "that looks like fun, I can do that". I was wrong, I get slapped around all the time.
But playing it with friends is still a lot of fun, always good for some laughs.

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#27  Edited By takayamasama

I liked the Quicklook

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After the first stream from la bomba gigante

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I'm pretty sure it was a Fahey article over at Kotaku, but that can't be right. Fahey only writes about oreos, erotic anime puzzle games and keyboards.

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I was only playing DayZ but it was getting worse at every patch so I gave pubg a try... Never went back.

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I wanted to put my hands on it after Giant Bomb and the rest of the Internet fell for it so hard. Picked it up even knowing I always fall off multiplayer games within a few weeks and wouldn't really play it enough to make it worth buying. As expected, I played it a handful of times and haven't touched it since. It was neat to mess around with and I could see what was special about it, but I probably could have spent the $30 on something better.

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I played a lot of ARMA. Is my other option.

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I loved Day Z mod on Arma II, so this got my attention after the quick look (almost did not watch because of the generic name). Also used it as an excuse to buy a gaming PC, which I wanted for a while since my laptop couldn't handle recent games.

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Because GB. Not crazy about the game tbh, it's a very average shooter with a couple neat ideas I guess. Meh

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When I saw it played on GB and on another site (Rage Select), I knew I wanted it.

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I think I started hearing about the game from YouTube and social media. Bought it. Played it for about 20 hours in Solo and Duo. Each hour that passed was far worse than the previous ones. Quit the game, asked Valve to have it removed it from my account, never looked back.

I don't think I've ever had such a strong averse reaction to a video game in all my life. The gameplay, the easthetics, the community, the developer... everything about it makes me grind my teeth.

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I wanted to try it just because of Player Unknown, i loved his mods for Arma 3. So i bought it.

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#40  Edited By bybeach

I could not bring myself to mark the first choice. I do not have any favorite streamer, twitcher or so on, that I follow.

I do have the Gb staff who I do value in the main, and the GB users themselves. A number of threads that made me be aware there actually may be an accessible multiplayer game that I may like.

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Because i follow video game news and Player Unknown was putting out his own game, worth taking a look at.
I didn't buy into the early early access, i picked it up after it came to Steam.

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Brother told me to get it so we could play together. Was fun, but i have a habit of dropping off most multiplayer only games within 40 to 60 hours, this happened with PUBG as well around the 48th hour mark. Feel like i got everything from it i needed.

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