Now that each final Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds participant has settled on utilizing the nickname ‘Plunkbat’, what does creator Brendan “Playerunknown” Greene suppose?
“No,” he advised Shacknews over the weekend, as they teamed as much as disgrace us all. “I don’t get that. Like, really. It’s people trying to be edgy, and it’s like I’m not a fourteen-year-old kid, you know what I mean? It’s like ‘Oh ho it’s so edgy ahh’.”
Greene, whose signature in-game outfit features a hooded leather-based coat and 5 studded leather-based legstraps, has it backwards: Plunkbat is a goofball identify opposing the sport’s personal edgy wrapping, a celebration of how foolish this 100-player murderfest is. It’s opposite, completely, however the reverse of edgy.
I don’t must defend ‘Plunkbat’ (which, to be clear, I didn’t create) to you. You, and all of the individuals who ship e-mails and tweets, know that it’s the most effective nickname for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. You know that every one pronunciations of ‘PUBG’ (a bland shortening used solely, so far as I can inform, by the builders themselves – PUBG Corp) are horrible. You already know that Plunkbat rolls fantastically out the mouth. You benefit from the different slang this results in, Plunkbucks and Plunkbags. Most of all, you already know that ‘Plunkbat’ is a reputation which delights in how foolish this excellent recreation is. You know that Plunkbat is about bizarre stag & hen weekends gone wrong, about silly stunts and daring gambits and crashes and horrible errors and triumphant murders and larking about together with your mates.
Yet PUBG Corp so usually fake it’s so critical and edgy. They wrap the sport’s clothes in spikes, straps, kneepads, and pockets like 90s comedian e-book antiheroes. They use such taglines as “THE ULTIMATE LIFE & DEATH FIGHT” and “NOT JUST A GAME, THIS IS BATTLE ROYALE”. Greene’s nickname is formally stylised in all-caps as PLAYERUNKNOWN, the sport as PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. They give loot containers names like Desperado, Survivor, and Militia.
Plunkbat is a foolish identify for a foolish recreation which pretends to be edgy. It’s telling that the sport is greatest recognized for its silliest little bit of writing: “Winner winner chicken dinner.” Such a recreation might solely be Plunkbat, by no means PUBG.
“Ahhh I don’t get it. I really don’t,” Greene concluded. “It’s like what the hell, guys?”
YEAH I HEAR THAT, SHACKNEWS. COME ON THEM.