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The USgamer Podcast: PUBG Makes Its Big, Messy Console Debut

PODCAST | The crew talks Breath of the Wild's fresh DLC, Predator sneaking into Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and PUBG's new port and map.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been the biggest sensation of the year, and this past week it's gotten two big things: a new map in the original PC version, and its first console port in its Xbox One version. In the latest episode of The USgamer Podcast, we talk about the changes. Also this week, Caty, Mike, and Nadia muse about Breath of the Wild's DLC, the Switch passing a major milestone, and more (download link here)!

Editor's Note (from Caty): Kat's out this week, so I was tasked with learning the ropes of editing the podcast for the first time. Consequently, the audio levels are way too low for some reason (or at least they look it from the SoundCloud upload). My apologies for that! Also if there's anything else wrong with the upload, please let me know in the comments! I'm new to this whole audio-editing thing. I'm also a dinosaur who edits from GarageBand. (Hopefully that will change, eventually.)

Somehow, we escaped talking about PSX and The Game Awards this week, maybe because both events are so far off in our minds at this point. Instead, we gaze ahead towards the future: towards the likes of Breath of the Wild's hard DLC, PUBG on Xbox One, and Predator in... Ghost Recon Wildlands? That can't be right. Oh, it is right.

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Show Description

Mike, Nadia, and Caty get together to discuss this week's news, including the Switch selling 10 million [02:37]. But mostly we talk about the new Zelda DLC [35:56], the hidden gem ECHO [46:22], and the kinda-rough port of PUBG on Xbox One, along with its new map on PC [53:57]. Plus: unexpected PC games are being ported to the Switch like Wasteland 2 [08:32], and Predator is going to be in Ghost Recon Wildlands for some reason, which leads everyone waaay off topic by accident [24:54].

Music for The USgamer Podcast is provided courtesy of Slime Girls. Make sure to check out their full album Don't Forget here!

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Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

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