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Cheers To 500 Episodes Of Highlight Reel

Today on the 500th episode of Highlight Reel we have Just Cause Reindeer, special cameos from the editor, killer shots, and much more!

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Highlight Reel is Kotaku’s regular roundup of great plays, stunts, records and other great moments from around the gaming world. If you record an amazing feat while playing a game (here’s how to record a clip), send it to us with a message confirming that the clip is yours at highlightreel@kotaku.com. Or, if you see a great clip around that isn’t yours, encourage that person to send it in!

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GTA Car Turns Into Aircraft Catapult

Today on Highlight Reel we have ghost trees, rude French bourgeoisie, nasty Mordhau tricks and much more.

Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like, and share the original videos via the links below. Subscribe to Kotaku on YouTube for more! Catch up on all the episodes on the Highlight Reel Youtube playlist!

Highlight Reel is Kotaku’s regular roundup of great plays, stunts, records and other great moments from around the gaming world. If you record an amazing feat while playing a game (here’s how to record a clip), send it to us with a message confirming that the clip is yours at highlightreel@kotaku.com. Or, if you see a great clip around that isn’t yours, encourage that person to send it in!

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Just Got A Completely Bananas Backstory

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the 2017 Early Access hit that kicked off gaming’s battle royale craze, has never really had a backstory. Why bother? The appeal was immediate: You’re thrown from a plane with 99 other people onto an island full of weapons. This being a video game, everyone is going to try and kill one another. It’s an immediately compelling concept, the appeal of which is even clearer with every new battle royale mode that’s announced in other games.

So perhaps the biggest change in PUBG’s forthcoming fourth season is the fact that it now has a backstory—and it is absolutely bonkers.

The premise debuts in a new trailer set on the game’s first map, Erangel, where a boy is the lone survivor of some unspecified conflict. That boy grows up to be a man obsessed with survival, and so he now organizes the entire battle royale. For his…entertainment, I guess? It’s pretty twisted!

This sudden, shocking revelation brings all sorts of questions. How does he recruit people? Is this man’s battle royale a publicly known thing? What conflict wrecked Erangel and turned this kid into a monster? Are there people out there trying to bring him down? Are the goofy outfits his idea?

There’s so much we don’t know! What we do know is that Season 4 is bringing some changes to the Erangel map that are now live on the game’s PC test server, according the 4.1 update. The biggest changes are to Erangel. The map is getting lots of adjustments meant to give the island a better sense of history and perhaps allude more to this new backstory.

The update also comes with a new Survival Pass and a long list of weapon and item balance changes. There’s also playable turntables. They look like this.

Just thought you should know.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Season 4 is live now on the PC test server and coming to consoles later this summer.

Source: Kotaku.com

Ten Kids Arrested In India For Playing PUBG

The Indian state of Gujarat recently banned children from playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, after local authorities decided the shooter was to blame for an upswing in “violent traits” among local kids.

The police report announcing the ban says that “Due to these games, the education of children and youth are being affected and it affects the behaviour, manners, speech and development of the youth and children.”

As The Guardian reports, the ban came into place last week, and police have actually begun enforcing it, arresting ten teenagers this week before releasing them with a warning.

The ban follows comments made in January by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in which he said the popularity of games like PUBG and Fortnite (both of which he specifically mentioned) were creating challenges for Indian parents.

“Like everything else, technology too comes with its positives and negatives. As parents, we must guide our children to get the most from technology. Encourage their inquisitiveness on learning about various apps… like how to build something, or cook something.”

Despite this, the Gujarat ban only covers PUBG, and does not extend to Fortnite

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Top Apex Legends Streamer ‘Out Of Commission’ After Scooter Accident

Image: Shroud

For the past month, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek has been on top of the streaming world. The launch of Apex Legends catapulted the former Counter-Strike pro into a higher echelon of Twitch popularity than he’d ever achieved playing games like PUBG and Call of Duty, bringing him up to 100,000 subscribers and nearly 6 million followers. Yesterday, his good fortune came to a halt when he got into a scooter accident.

Shroud announced his potentially career-altering injury with characteristic nonchalance—upon taking stock of his recent success just a few days prior, he said he plans to forgo a Ninja-style mainstream push because he just wants to “game until I’m dead.”

“No stream today boys,” he said on Twitter yesterday. “Blame the scooter. Getting surgery on my elbow today. Might be out of commission for a bit.”

Shroud is beloved on Twitch in part for his understated personality and sense of humor, but largely because he’s got aim like Zeus hurling lightning bolts from the heavens. So of course, fans immediately feared the worst: that Shroud had wrecked his aiming arm. Shortly after, he put those fears to rest.

“It’s my left arm,” he said. “Don’t worry, the aim’s still there. Movement might be a little slow as I recover.”

With Shroud indisposed, housemate and fellow streamer Justin “Just9n” Ortiz provided more details about the accident, noting that Shroud protects his almighty right arm like an all-star pitcher or a guitarist fretting about their hand.

“He hit the brakes too hard, and he flew over the handlebars about 10 to 12 feet, onto the asphalt,” Just9n said during a stream yesterday. “Now, being Mike, he’s looking out for his right arm, he fell on his left arm—all of his weight. He got a bunch of road rash from about his hip down to the middle of his thigh. It’s all purple and blue, all fucked up. He landed on his elbow, put a huge hole in his elbow. From what I understand, he tore a ligament and removed a piece of the bone from the elbow, so [the surgeons] need to go in and reattach that bone to his elbow.”

According to Just9n, Shroud may need multiple surgeries if the doctors find an infection.

Earlier today, Just9n said that Shroud had entered surgery. He also posted images of Shroud giving a thumbs-up despite his extremely gnarly wound, as well as flowers and a get-well card from Shroud’s fans.

“With love from all the communities you’ve touched with your fat cock,” reads the card. “Get well soon. Thank you for being you.”

Source: Kotaku.com