В комнате зашушукались. Она это заслужила, подумал он и принял решение: Сьюзан придется его выслушать. Ей хотелось убежать, но сильные руки тянули ее.
I've heard of games called "pubs", but those I think reference public games. Is there a difference between pub and pug games? They are the same thing. PUG is also defined as "Pick up game" in some circles. All told, the common vein is that these are games with people you don't know. They are called out in discussion usually because of the negative connotation of choosing to mix with the unwashed masses who make up the internet at large. The " Online Disinhibition Effect " which you may know by it's NSFW name tends to exhibit heavily in games of this type, resulting in a negative experience for those that just want to play the game.
PUGs are not merely public games, as badp mentions. This demonstrates well the fusion of random players public with competitive format, particular to PUGs. It's clear that it's not unified clan members competing or scrimmaging against one another, but random players. And there's a minimum of skill expected from other players. This is the "league" in which the games of "Counter-Strike Minute" take place.
It has subscription-based access, which can allow it to keep a higher standard. I assume that PUG, as an acronym, can be broken down like this: PU is for public or pick-up, and G is for game or group. Abbreviation of public game, group, or server. Can be used as a verb, as in "I was pubbing on zombie servers" which means "I was playing in servers that are open to the public, which host zombie game modes.
Join them; it only takes a minute: Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. What is a "pug"? One is a dog, the other is a place you get together with friends to drink: Meanings really depend on the game. In Allegiance random games with random people on the internet are "pick up games. Unionhawk This question isn't about TF2 specifically however. Not anymore though, so, my comment no longer applies.