Author: Hayden Ali

A Look Into The Rise & Possible Fall Of PUBG

The Rise
PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds came out of nowhere. It crept up from the shadows from a indie developer known as Blue Hole. This game shot to stardom even winning the best Multiplayer game award, but that’s not even the impressive part It won before it was even finished. It broke the Steam record for most concurrent players. Then being nominated for game of the year. As you can see it was almost certain that PUBG would be a runaway success. This indie game wasn’t just on PC, but Xbox, Playstation, and mobile. You can play PUBG literally anywhere. The total revenue of this game is hard to find but with a current steam sales of above 30 million copies at $30 each a rough estimate would place them above $900 million in total steam sales.

The fall

Even with all those sales the player base seems to be dropping off.

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This is due to the outrage by the fan base at the seemingly never ending excuses for a game that doesn’t run well. It has mediocre graphics, bad early access for consoles, and terrible texture renderings.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at this screenshot taken on 7/20/2018 Some of this may have spawned due to PUBG’s developers threatened legal action against Fortnite, another battle royal game. It’s true that Fortnite took inspiration from PUB but attacking another developer over similarities in a game is never going to be taken well by the fan base.

All these factors led to what is seemingly a game falling in popularity. Though still a great game with tons of potential, the developers seem to want to expand the games reach rather than fix glaring issues the fan base has been complaining about since what feels like the day one.

Is Anti Virus Software A Scam?

Chimera Computers is dedicated to giving you the best info to help you in your decision making.
And one of the most important decisions you can make is which antivirus software to use, and if
it even works.

The Truth: There are many different antivirus software and as most of you might know. They
feel more like spam then protection. They constantly block downloads even if they are safe, give
you false flag warnings making you worried, and cause more annoyance then they are even
worth.

A lot of time the “free” antivirus software are less an antivirus then a software that
diagnoses the issue, and only removes half of them. Then they make you pay to remove the
rest. Or They only give you one third of the feature. The hard truth is that no matter how great
your antivirus, you will still need to be careful about where you go and what you download on
and from the internet. Anti virus can only do so much to protect you, and is more a last line of
defense then anything else. The first and greatest line of defense against any virus is you.
Knowing that the sites you visit are secure is crucial. This can be identified by the lock and the
left hand corner of the websites address.

Trusted Free Antivirus: there are exceptions! My personal favorite is Malwarebytes. It has a
free 30 day trial, and you don’t have to jump through hoops to uninstall it. It also actually
removes everything it finds, and truly lives up to what it promises.
Trusted paid Antivirus: Norton is our choice of paid antivirus. Minimal annoying pop ups with
settings allowing you to tailor it to what you want to be alerted of. It’s an all around great
software with good protection. The pricing is $50 for the year if you chose the basic protection
package. Basic only covers one device, and as you progress through the purchasing “levels” it
allows you to add more devices.

Chimera Computers has no affiliation with either company. There are so many antiviruses out
there but these are the two that we here at Chimera trust and recommend to our clients. Hope
this helped you and keep your computer safe!