Bhubaneswar, April 28 (LocalWire): Player unknown battle ground or PUBG as it is famously known as is viral all over the world and the talk of the town here too.
Not only the young ones but even adults are attracted towards this virtual game.
The game begins with people parachuting down from a plane to an island in a group. In the post-apocalyptic scene, players race against each other to stay in the ever-closing circle while looting buildings, resources, ammunition, weapons and shooting down everybody till there is only one man standing.
The game is not the first one to use the formula of ‘the last survivor wins’. Its success can largely be attributed to the methodical way of playing that it requires.
It’s more than just picking up a gun and killing a handful of people to reach the end. It’s the wit one will need if you want to reach the chicken dinner victory, the fancy name given to the reward for the winner.
‘PUBG is definitely addictive. Before I used to play for six hours a day or until I won a match but thanks my parents who took me to a counsellor, I play the game now only for fun,’ Amit, a resident of Berhampur, said.
The addiction to this game has become more concerning than addiction to drugs as we get to see youngsters bent over their mobile phones and playing the game the whole day.
‘Playing pubg has become a daily habit, one day without it doesn’t seem good,’ Sweta, a college student from Balasore admitted.
It has 20million daily active users who stay in the game for approximately four hours a day which is a matter of concern.
Odisha users have a lot to say about the popularity of the app in the state and the reason why it is dangerously addictive in nature.
‘For me playing PUBG is just a recreation to keep me stress free after a busy schedule,’ Aditya, a college student said.
M‘I am really concerned how playing these virtual games, that have no connection with the real world, affects the mindset of people,’ Manoj, a worried parent from Angul said.
‘To survive till the end we have to defeat (kill in the language of PUBG) any player who we come across, which I think is causing people to get more angrier, impatient and depressed,’ said a psychologist.
‘Every game has its own pros and cons and the user has to have self control, you cannot allow yourself to get addicted to it’ the doctor added.