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Unfinished: Playerunknown's Battlegrounds 04/05/2017

Things get tense as we pack the entire internet into a plane, ship them to an island, and let them fight to the death!

Sometimes we look at a game before it's done. When that's the case? Well... it must be Unfinished.

Apr. 7 2017

Cast: Vinny

Posted by: Vinny

158 Comments

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I think I'd love this game if there were significantly less guns

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@re4ctor said:

playerunknown's battleground: this is the run

Or even a playdate, this was a fun watch.

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Some tips for anyone wanting to get into this game.

1) Don't play in first person mode. Noticing your opponent before they notice you is obviously harder when your FOV is restricted.

2) Always be in cover or running to cover. The end of this video they tried to run to a distant house instead of using the trees that were right next to them. In the first game Vinny was on an open road and the guy who killed him was using a car as cover. Sorry for putting you on blast Vinny :(

3) Don't be on the roads unless you have a vehicle.

4) If you have to cross a river to get to the white circle don't use the bridges(unless you have to because you're short on time), they're deathtraps.

5) Be wary of towns and other clusters of buildings after the looting phase of the game. Running up on a town from an open field is super dangerous. If someone's sniping out those windows you're dead. Also firefights in enclosed spaces are basically coinflips.

6) Get a rifle and a 4x or 8x scope. Pistols and Melee weapons are useless after the first minute of the game. Long distance engagements are 90% of the firefights you're gonna get into.

7) If you have to go into buildings later in the game(for loot or safety), check for open doors. Most players don't close doors behind them, an easy way to tell if someone has been in there. If someone is in there make use of grenades to try to flush them out.

8) Clearing buildings is the only time a shotgun is useful.

9) Your ears are one of your best weapons. If you hear gunfire nearby don't ignore it. Use it to get the drop on people. Or adjust your cover situation to protect yourself on that side.

10) Because gunfire gives away position, suppressors are extremely important. Every time you fire your gun unsuppressed the person you're firing at immediately knows where you're firing from(as well as anyone in the vicinity). Knowing you can fire your suppressed gun with impunity is a huge help(also watching people take cover on the wrong side of a rock is funny).

11) As far as I know clothes are just cosmetic. You wanna look for police/tactical vests and helmets.

12) Lead your shots. Bullet travel is a thing in this game.

They're a lot more stuff about positioning and flanking based on surrounding terrain and distant gunfire, but that gets a bit too technical for a comment. Good luck!

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Tense!

I often don't have the time to watch the whole thing - but I watched this one to the end!

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In case anyone's wondering, you can roll and win with a group.

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That boat was your downfall, Vinny.

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Terrible name for a game. But I might pick this up. Half my internet friends are losing their shit about it.

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This is just the kind of goofy enjoyable video I needed right now. Harkens back to the Day-Z video(s) with Drew.

I kind of wish they would make this a regular/semi-regular thing.

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@qrowdyy said:

6) Get a rifle and a 4x or 8x scope. Pistols and Melee weapons are useless after the first minute of the game. Long distance engagements are 90% of the firefights you're gonna get into.

Oh good, I'll never need to play this then.

What happens if all 100 dudes agree to strip naked and not fight? Does the play area eventually get so small that not everyone can physically fit or will the game last forever?

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This looks like a game I could watch people play a lot, but I don't actually have the appropriate nerves to play it myself.

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@squigiliwams said:

Terrible name for a game.

Seriously. Until this QL (well... the discussion on the Beastcast about it) I thought this was a cheap knockoff of Battlefield.

Edit: Or Unfinished, rather. Glad Alex made the same mistake haha.

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Yep, as someone else said they should totally make this the next game for this is the run.

This was super fun and super tense. Also it would probably be to stressful for me to play so I would love to watch someone else do the playing.

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This was great. I hope to see some more of this game.

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This seems fucking rad. Would love to see a playdate with gbwest somehow in a party.

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I would watch more of this. It seems like a great game for streamers, and it's one of those rare occasions where I'd rather watch than play, regardless of skill level.

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A playdate material.

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God i'd love to play this on first person only servers, hope they add them.

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This should totally be the next This is the Run. Vinny and Dan team up to take the first place in a round of battle royale

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@orgunuk said:

God i'd love to play this on first person only servers, hope they add them.

Yes, the dev(s) are adding that as an option after people complained enough about it lol

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@lordloc: awesome! that's great to hear. Will pick this up when thats added.

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This is awesome makes me wish I had a capable PC, I could watch Vinny play this for a long time.

Edit: apparently it is coming to PS4 at some point

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Best QL in a while! Most intense for sure... man!! deep breathes lol GG Vinny

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@av_gamer said:

I don't know. There is something about this game that I just don't like. There seems to be a certain crowd that like these type of games on Twitch and stuff, and I want no part of them. Maybe I'm being paranoid.

I think I know what you mean. Usually survival games attract some lite-sociopaths and they get really into it. But this is a Battle Royale game and if you just play as Vinny did, with the microphone disabled, I doubt it's gonna get too bad. So far this certainly seems less toxic than any team-based multiplayer game I've played.

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This seems cool but I'd to see a reason to cooperate and betray each other.

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I feel like this game is all the way not for me. I understand the appeal, but I just can't feel the tension when there are no stakes. Unless you're consistently getting to the top few, it feels too much like dying just means starting another round to be back in pretty much exactly the same place, and I'm not sure the gameplay looks interesting enough to still be fun without that tension.

I wonder if you can build a shock game into a mouse, triggered on death...

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Your homework assignment for today is to go read or watch Battle Royale.

And then buy this game and lament that there aren't enough hours in a day.

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@bocckob: The edge of the map kills you slowly on contact, so it would keep closing in until it kills everyone. Assuming this works like The Culling, which it seems to.

Honestly the only thing that kept me from getting this is not having anyone else to roll with, as everything I've seen really shows that squad que is the way to go in this one.

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this absolutely should be a This is the Run series. That would be awesome.

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@49th said:

This looks really fun but once again I don't want to play an early access version. Hopefully this gets "finished" one day.

Do they ever though?

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That boat was your downfall, Vinny.

Do we expect Mr. Caravella to NOT go after the motorized vehicle in an open world game? :P

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You should try The Culling. Similar gamestyle, but it has more of what you seem to be enjoying about this game. Not sure if you guys have done a QL of it yet.

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They need to do a Playdate of this game. I want to see the tension on Vinny's face.

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They will long sing the ballad of Vinny and the Boat.

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@stordoff said:

I feel like this game is all the way not for me. I understand the appeal, but I just can't feel the tension when there are no stakes. Unless you're consistently getting to the top few, it feels too much like dying just means starting another round to be back in pretty much exactly the same place, and I'm not sure the gameplay looks interesting enough to still be fun without that tension.

I wonder if you can build a shock game into a mouse, triggered on death...

I guess you could alway get a helpful friend or family member to stand beind you and pinch you when your character dies.

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I don't usually like the constricting map thing. I understand why they do it, but as a person with unlimited patience, I can't help but think it's just people being impatient. I'd love this to feel as epic as it feels like it should, with two people hunting each other by the end. Like The End. Especially if it's going to kick people out as soon as they die. It's not like you're holding anyone else up.

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@jay_ray: The balance would be awful if there were fewer guns. It would be pure luck.

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Cannot stand this new player, the watermark and the "recommended video" pop ups are annoying.

Can premium users turn this crap off?

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Agree with Alex: Vinnie, you're stressing me out!

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Clicked play ready to dismiss this as "another one of those" games. Came away kinda wanting to maybe buy this?

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I'd love to see this game's devs implement an all melee weapon mode, so that less players die in the beginning, you don't have to worry about aim bots or snipers and then when the map constricts down to a quarter of the starting size it starts become a huge fighting free-for-all.

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@pest: It could be that I just don't like the style of shooter this is so I would like to see the guns downplayed and have something thats a little bit more meticulous like crossbows. I love the concept but I don't think I would enjoy the pace or loop of drop out of plane, run to house, find guns, look out on horizon for other people with guns, die.

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@murdoc_ said:

Cannot stand this new player, the watermark and the "recommended video" pop ups are annoying.

Can premium users turn this crap off?

Just use the HTML5 player instead of the embedded Youtube player.

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@eccentrix: I'm not sure you understand how large the map is my dude. Think Skyrim, then add more buildings. Its a big part of the reason why the graphical fidelity isn't that great. In your hypothetical last 2 standing 1 on 1, its likely they wouldn't even find each other for the better part of an hour.

Also the circles prevent people from camping in a windowless bathroom with only one entrance. I mean camping sucks in every fps, but its an actual viable strat in this game if there are no circles.

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This game is great and I'd love to see Vinny and Alex play some more (especially when Vinny gets a better feel for all the options/controls - like the ability to iron sights directly from third-person and how healing items work, etc.). Can't believe how survivable Vinny was.

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@bocckob: @shadefyre: Actually there is a final circle, its about 50 ft in diameter. Its pretty rare for the game to go that long though, I've only seen it once. So theoretically this game could fulfill your wierd virtual orgy fetish :)

Squads are def the wtg. Basically its Arma lite with a few battle royal wrinkles. Interested in Arma but thought it was too complicated, get this game instead.

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@qrowdyy said:

@eccentrix: In your hypothetical last 2 standing 1 on 1, its likely they wouldn't even find each other for the better part of an hour.

I'd be surprised and disappointed if it took less than an hour. Like I said, I know why it's probably necessary, I just wish it wasn't.

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It's annoying that this is so janky. When it's intense, it kinda kills that tension when you spend 5 minutes trying to close a damn door.

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This game looks like a more fun version of Day Z. Great video also.