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Two men killed by train while playing PUBG near railway track

Published: 18/Mar/2019 12:49 Updated: 18/Mar/2019 13:07

by Marcus Banks

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Two men have died after being struck by a train on a railway track, while they were reportedly engrossed in a game of PUBG, in India.

The accident occurred in the Hingoli district in Maharashtra with locals finding the bodies late into the night on the railway tracks. 

It is believed the pair were so engrossed in a game of PUBG that they did not notice the oncoming train and were unable to avoid being hit.

PUBGPUBG Mobile is currently one of the most popular games in India

The victims have been identified as Nagesh Gore (24) and Swapnil Annapurne (22) and police officials say that an accidental death report has been filed at the Hingoli police station, according to Business Today.

Police stated the men “were playing PUBG near the railway tracks. They were run over by the Hyderabad-Ajmer train. Their bodies were found late at night by people living in the vicinity.”

Their deaths come amid rallying cries for the ‘addictive’ game to be banned in India due to its negative effects on young people. Many districts have already made the game illegal and some players have actually been arrested if caught playing PUBG Mobile.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed,” Police inspector Rohit Raval said, according to the Indian Express, following the arrests of three students. “They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game.”

PUBG released a statement stressing that the game is designed to be enjoyed healthily and responsibly, while expressing their desire to remove the prohibition in many cities.

However, the death of two young men will only add weight to the argument that the game does need to be banned.

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Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

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PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

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Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.