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A journey from welfare to world's hit video game

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has sold 13 million copies, shattering PC gaming records

Yuji Nakamura & Sam Kim | Bloomberg 

Three years ago, Brendan Greene was on welfare in his hometown of Kildare, Ireland, getting an earful from social workers about how he should stop wasting time developing free computer games. “They were telling me to look for jobs or I’ll be cut off,’’ says Greene. “I kind of ignored them.” Good call. The ideas he crafted in those days led to what is now the hottest video game in years. Since going on sale in March, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has sold 13 million copies, shattering PC gaming records and surpassing ...

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First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 01:12 IST
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