You Should Probably Play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

As I’m slowly falling down to Earth, I look back on the plane as it meanders away from the island. It was a simpler time back when I was aboard, even if it was just as confusing sitting in a cargo hold filled with 100 people. But looking around at the other black dots of parachutes littering the sky, my hands begin to sweat—my muscles tighten. There are two jumpers less than a hundred yards away.

I knew it was on.

This immense and permanent sense of dread is otherwise known as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The premise is simple: you and 99 other players are shoved onto an island and told to kill each other. It’s a bit Battle Royale in that way. You start off with nothing and immediately begin scavenging for supplies, armor, weapons—whatever you can find, basically.

There’s a bit of The Hunger Games in there, too. As you play, the Safe Zone will shrink and shift, and you do really want to be in the Safe Zone. Outside of that, bombings will sprinkle across the landscape and pretty much fuck up your Christmas. I mean, you’re just as likely to die in the Safe Zone, but you can’t really stab back at an explosion, you know?

Upfront, this game doesn’t play the best. It’s a bit…stiff in its controls (if that makes sense) in the way most MMOs are. Jumping is just a cycle of unwavering displacement, shifting between animations or stances is more like a snap than a transition, and there’s plenty of wavering connection reliability between everything and everyone that’s happening. Even the nice little touches like the third-person firearm collision aiming aren’t enough to make the mechanics sing.

But that’s not even close to the point of the game. The point of the game is dread. Creeping, powerful, overwhelming dread. Waiting in the plane’s hold, you can see as people shoot out of the back. But you wait. And wait. And wait. And you’re running out of island to land on, but there’s still a dozen players left. Last chance to jump. Oh fuck this is going to be a rough start.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

And that’s before you even start playing. Once you land, paranoia quickly becomes a close, intimate friend as death notices start popping up in the corner. You slap your mouse around, shuttling your view across the entire breadth of the map with little desire to look with depth. Right now you’re looking for movement. Let your caveman brain take over. Cover good. Shit, something just went behind that tree.

Even if you make it into a building, it’s a dire situation. You’re crouched and roving between rooms, poking at scattered bits of survival items. You see a shotgun lying next to a pile of ammo through an open doorway, but you hesitate. Was that door already open? Why would a door be open? This has to be a trap. But without that weapon, you’re as good as dead. One step at a time, holding your breath, you walk forward.

The warnings start blaring. The Safe Zone is active. Shotgun pointed at the window, back to the wall, you inch your finger towards the map button. Without a pause, looking at anything but the horizon could lead to an easy kill for an opponent. But you have to. Like I said, you can fight back against an explosion.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Three minutes left. Three minutes to get halfway across the map and you still haven’t moved a muscle. The Safe Zone has shrunk down to the size of a dime, just as the player count has dropped down to a meager handful. Survival means moving, but survival also means not heading towards the scattershot gunfire you hear outside. It sounds more like a threat than a skirmish. Someone has been watching The Warriors.

Three minutes have passed, and you haven’t moved. At all. Shotgun still aimed at the window, back to the wall. Caveman smart. You’re breathing has shallowed but your heart is beating faster—harder. It’s so loud, you swear it’s going to give you away. You have to go. You have to. You stand up and you see it: a rifle, a rifle in the hands of the player that looks like the winner.

There’s something here with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It doesn’t handle great and it’s fairly buggy (it just recently entered Early Access on PC), but there’s a reason why people are playing it. There’s a reason why you can hop on at a whim and join a full game. You’ll find out why even though you know you’re going to die, you still jump out of that plane.

Square Enix Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: Play Arts Kai Revolver Ocelot Action Figure

From Square Enix. Revolver Ocelot, the longtime rival of the protagonist Snake, has been reproduced as a Play Arts KAI! His favorite hobby is watching Spaghetti Westerns and to match that gun-slinging image he carries two revolvers which can be holstered in this figure. In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain he also appears with spurs on his boots, another nod to his passion. When rendering this figure, the artists were careful to reproduce the color and texture of the leather on his coat and gloves realistically. As with all the figures produced in the Metal Gear Solid V series, softer plastic was used around the jointing to create increased flexibility and pose-ability. This figure’s accessories include his two revolvers, exchangeable hand parts so that he can hold his guns and exchangeable head parts (so he can be shown with his sunglasses either on or off). This figure is one that can truly recreate any moment from the game! Display stand included.

Product Features

  • A Square Enix import
  • From the hit video game
  • Includes his two revolvers
  • Reproduces the color and texture of the leather on his coat and gloves
  • Exchangeable head and hand parts

Children Tactical Detective Glove and Super Spy Sleeve with Flashlight Telescope Compass Digital Watch Pencil and Shorthand Notes for Children role play COSPLAY

Name: 7 in 1 Detective and Super Spy Tactical Glove The size: 31.1×7.0x26.7CM Weight: 380g Applicable age: around 8 years Main material: ABS Usage: Children role play and summer camp boy scouts gaming Wild explore expedition or backyard safari Unique size fit all 5~12 years old children’s hand with adjustable velcro. The detective glove and super spy sleeve’s various functions will enable them realize the detective and super spy dream. 1.Tactical Glove: Most roles in detective and super spy movies well cool gloves. 2.Telescope: Always see farther and have a longer view than other boy scouts 3.Flashlight torch: See clear even in dark light, and enjoy night expedition while summer camp and backyard safari. 4.Pencil: Leave a message and mark important clues 5.Compass: Never lost the way while exploring 6.Digital watch: Time is always important for detective reasoning 7.Shorthand notebook: Teach the children writing down is the best way to remember something. Build braveness in children’s heart he/she is an equipped and qualified detective, and dare to explore more. To be a Detective! This is the dreamed glove in every kid’s mind while growing up. Most children are fascinated by detective stories, like Private life of Sherock Homes , Detective Conan , The Famous Five , Encyclopedia Brown , Bear Grylls , The Westing Game , , Nate the Great , and dreaming to be a great detective. Children are inspired by the stories and want to realize the dream while playing role game. This detective glove is the strongest prove as a qualified young detective. The kids will be proud to wear it in summer camp and backyard safari. Some Children are inspired by Super Spy stories, like Spy Kids , Agent Cody Banks , Mission Impossible , 007 series . This detective glove is also a Super Spy Sleeve. The detective glove and super spy sleeve’s various functions will enable them realize the detective and super spy dream.

Product Features

  • Cool! For young detective and super spy fans.
  • Lovely! Birthday gift from the parents and or other loved ones who realize the child’s dream of detective and super spy
  • Superb! 7 in 1 multi-function: Tactical glove + Telescope + Flashlight + Pencil + Shorthand Notes + Compass + Digital Watch
  • Exploration spirit training: Play the role of detective or super spy while go boy scout summer camp and backyard safari.
  • Fit all sizes: The adjustable velcro make the glove wearable for all 5-10 years age children’s hand. Size fit all Children’s hand aging 5-12.

Revell 85-1636 Star Wars Snaptite Build and Play Imperial AT-ACT Cargo Walker Building Kit

Star Wars SnapTite build and play Imperial at-act cargo walker 85-1636 kit includes 45 fun and easy snap together pieces. Features in the 85-1636 kit include battle action sounds and a lighted cockpit that brings your Imperial at-act cargo walker to life! position able head, legs and feet allows you to display your 85-1636 in multiple battle poses! no tools, paint or glue needed, perfect for ages 8+.

Product Features

  • No tools, paint or glue needed, perfect for ages 8+
  • Easy to build model kit includes : Battle action sounds, Full-motion positionable head, Positionable feet, Multi-joint postionable legs for display, Lighted command cockpit for display
  • Model type: SnapTite Build & Play, Level: 2
  • Length: 8.53″, Width: 2.19″, Height: 7.8″
  • Batteries: 2 LR44 included

InnooTech Magnetic Building Blocks | 76 Pieces | Let Your Kid Learn Colors and Shapes through Play | Instruction Booklet and Storage Bag Included | Creative and Educational Gift for Kids

Innoo Tech Magetic Building Blocks-Let Your Child Learn through Play! Nice Gift for Little Fingers

If you are looking for a way to connect with your child and have fun,this is the gift!
A value set of 76 pieces, a must buy for any kid and parent!

So many benefits to your child – It’s a new trend in creative play!
Puzzle Fun
The basic patterns and shapes can be constantly changed.
Cognition of shapes allows children to build an early foundation of mathematics.
Imagination
Let your child develop their creativity and imagination through exciting play.
Cognitive Learning:
Children can learn new concepts and develop a sense of space through play.
Perception:
This type of play allows children to improve their perception skills in both 3D and 2D.
And perception of colors gives children a rich understanding of the world around them.
Playing with colors early in their development also helps combat color differentiation weakness and color blindness.
Logical thinking and math skills:
Lay a foundation of logical thinking and math skills by playing and
being creative with three dimensional geometric shapes.
This also builds intuition about the world and everything in it.

If you want your kid gets creative,uses his imagination,
develops motor control and learn colors and shapes instead of playing video games
Add to Cart to get this durable, well made and non-noise making toy!

Creative,exciting and imaginative play! Great educational toy!

Product Features

  • Educational & Creative – A great creative toy that lets your child engage with their imagination. It’s low-tech and creates very little noise. You child can develop their creative side and motor skills through play!
  • Spark Your Child’s Imagination – All children aged 3 or up will enjoy the colorful world they can create with this set.The pieces are durable and safe so they can be used again and again to spark your child’s imagination.
  • Learn & Play – If you are looking for a way to connect with your child and have fun, this is a must-have gift. You will love the pride you see in your child’s face when they creates a new design. A toy that helps them learn really is the best of both worlds.
  • Innoo Tech Travel Sized Magnetic Building Block Set – A 76 piece value set including 26 plastic letter cards, 2 pentagons, 2 pairs of wheels, 20 squares, 22 equilateral triangles and 4 long triangles. Perfect to play on the go. And keep your child engaged during travel. While most customers have been really happy with them, some customers have felt they are a little small. Please check the pictures if they are going to be the right blocks before ordering. Many thanks!
  • Instruction Booklet and Storage Bag – The set includes with an idea book which will help to come up with new things to build. Easy to carry and store with our storage bag!

Joyin Toy 49 Pieces Magnetic Building Set Educational Play Kit in Plastic Packing Box

This set is UNIQUE from any other Magnetic toys and it is also great birthday gift, Christmas gift.

Kids are play and learn at the same time

Best quality and great variety of colors and shapes

Great for preschool learning and brain development.

Product Features

  • 34 pieces magnetic building set.includes 2 pentagons, 2 pairs of wheels, 16 squares, 10 equilateral triangles
  • 15 pieces number cards for early learning and brain development, great educational toys
  • Great birthday gift for kids, best magnetic toys and educational toys in market
  • With a easy to pack nice plastic box, best building blocks choice
  • Toys Made by high quality environmental friendly plastic. Meet American Toy Safety Standards.

Best Choice Products Excavator Digger Scooter Pulling Cart with Pretend Play Construction Truck

Best Choice Products is proud to present this brand new Ride on Excavator. This toy provides your child with the ability to cruise on new adventures and a tool to dig for new treasures. A child can simply sit on the car and walk towards a new location, hence improving their balance and motor skills. The car comes with a horn, so the driver can make their presence known, a siren, to alert pedestrians, and two buttons that play 5 different types of tunes that your child will enjoy. As a child is cruising and listening to music, they can stop at any moment they wish and begin digging for their treasure by using the pulley mechanism within the arm of the ride on Excavator. A child will develop a passion to explore in a fun entertaining way, and any small treasures they find, can be stored within the hidden compartment under the seat. We purchase our products directly from the manufacturers, so you know you’re getting the best prices possible. NEW PRODUCT WITH FACTORY PACKAGING Excavator is made out of durable material to withstand the weight of any toddler and contains a rotating driver’s cab Any child can easily control the arm digger to dig through sand, dirt, or pebbles Contains different buttons that make real sounds such as a horn, siren, and a button that plays 5 different tunes Steering wheel and headlights flash as the music is being played There is a hidden storage space underneath the seat in which a 3-piece gardening tool set is included to complete the set SPECIFICATIONS: Product Dimensions: Gun: 34.5″(L) x 12″(W) x 18.5″(H) Weight: 6.1lbs PLEASE NOTE: Our digital images are as accurate as possible. However, different monitors may cause colors to vary slightly. Some of our items are handcrafted and/or hand finished. Color can vary and slight imperfections in the metal work are normal and considered evidence of the hand-finishing process, which adds character and authenticity to those items.

Product Features

  • Excavator is made out of durable material to withstand the weight of any toddler and contains a rotating driver’s cab
  • Any child can easily control the arm digger to dig through sand, dirt, or pebbles
  • Contains different buttons that make real sounds such as a horn, siren, and a button that plays 5 different tunes
  • Steering wheel and headlights flash as the music is being played
  • There is a hidden storage space underneath the seat in which a 3-piece gardening tool set is included to complete the set

Magnetic Building Blocks | 76 Pieces | Let Your Kid Learn Colors and Shapes through Play | Instruction Booklet and Storage Bag Included | Creative and Educational Gift for Kids

Innoo Tech Magetic Building Blocks-Let Your Child Learn through Play! Nice Gift for Little Fingers

If you are looking for a way to connect with your child and have fun,this is the gift!
A value set of 76 pieces, a must buy for any kid and parent!

So many benefits to your child – It’s a new trend in creative play!
Puzzle Fun:
The basic patterns and shapes can be constantly changed.
Cognition of shapes allows children to build an early foundation of mathematics.
Imagination:
Let your child develop their creativity and imagination through exciting play.
Cognitive Learning:
Children can learn new concepts and develop a sense of space through play.
Perception:
This type of play allows children to improve their perception skills in both 3D and 2D.
And perception of colors gives children a rich understanding of the world around them.
Playing with colors early in their development also helps combat color differentiation weakness and color blindness.
Logical thinking and math skills:
Lay a foundation of logical thinking and math skills by playing and
being creative with three dimensional geometric shapes.
This also builds intuition about the world and everything in it.

If you want your kid gets creative,uses his imagination,
develops motor control and learn colors and shapes instead of playing video games
Add to Cart to get this durable, well made and non-noise making toy!

Creative,exciting and imaginative play! Great educational toy!

Product Features

  • Spark Your Child’s Imagination – All children aged 3 or up will enjoy the colorful world they can create with this set.The pieces are durable and safe so they can be used again and again to spark your child’s imagination.
  • Innoo Tech Travel Sized Magnetic Building Block Set – A 76 piece value set including 26 letter cards, 2 pentagons, 2 pairs of wheels, 20 squares, 22 equilateral triangles and 4 long triangles. Perfect to play on the go. And keep your child engaged during travel. While most customers have been really happy with them, some customers have felt they are a little small. Please check the pictures if they are going to be the right blocks before ordering. Many thanks!
  • Educational & Creative – A great creative toy that lets your child engage with their imagination. It’s low-tech and creates very little noise. You child can develop their creative side and motor skills through play!
  • Learn & Play – If you are looking for a way to connect with your child and have fun, this is a must-have gift. You will love the pride you see in your child’s face when they creates a new design. A toy that helps them learn really is the best of both worlds.
  • Instruction Booklet and Storage Bag – The set includes with an ‘idea book’ which will help to come up with new things to build. Easy to carry and store with our storage bag!

Square Enix Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Play Arts Kai: Venom Snake Sneaking Suit Action Figure

From Square Enix. From Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain comes the Play Arts KAI edition of Venom Snake in his Sneaking Suit! Standing approximately 10-1/2″ tall, this figure is generously articulated to ensure a wide range of motion and crafted to bring out every detail of his skin and gear, including the texture of his harness and his highly specialized suit. Accessories include 2 assault rifles, a handgun, a knife and 3 interchangeable hands.

Product Features

  • A Square Enix import
  • From the hit video game
  • Figure stands approximately 10 1/2″ tall
  • Generously articulated
  • Includes 2 assault rifles, handgun, knife and 3 interchangeable hands