The “People Sculptures” of PUBG

Every game begins tabula rasa. The prospect of finding something new, of feeling things you’ve never felt before. The sensation of rolling over in bed in the morning, with light streaming through your apartment window. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is a game about dying, and waking up, fresh and new. The past is no longer. Your last missed shot is irrelevant. All that matters is how you’re … Continue reading The “People Sculptures” of PUBG

Squad, and the Mil-Sim rabbit hole

The sun is setting low and long feathers of gold and purple filter through the trees. We’ve been laying in thick grass, covering different portions of the horizon for what feels like hours. The two other squadmates in my detachment devolve into idle chatter to pass the time, telling jokes about each other’s mothers, as I imagine real soldiers might. It’s just the sound of … Continue reading Squad, and the Mil-Sim rabbit hole