Digital Extremes Announces Keystone

Digital Extremes, the weird people who made Warframe and filled it full of weird prepubescent space kids, are making a new game called Keystone. They announced the new game on their new Twitter account, @PlayKeystone. The announcement was on the 23rd of May, and there’s also a related website, PlayKeystone.com. The game is said to be a first-person, team-based shooter. It’s set in some other timeline, not at all related to Warframe, with ‘every move’ transporting you into battle. Keystone will apparently blend first-person action with ‘deck-building strategies’, implying there’s some sort of collectible card element to the game, perhaps… [Continue Reading]

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Bloody Hell, that Sonicor…

You remember when I talked about my most used weapon, the Ignis, then teased about another weapon that might end up replacing it? You know, the picture at the end of the article, with my invisible Loki holding that very weapon? Well this article isn’t about that weapon. This article is about the Sonicor. The Sonicor is amazing. Beyond amazing. Okay, what the fuck IS the Sonicor? I’m not really sure, to be honest. It’s an arm-mounted weapon sort of thing. Definitely Corpus in origin, but I have never really seen any Corpus actually USING the Sonicor*. It attaches to… [Continue Reading]

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So Many Things a Space Ninja Can Hit You With…

Melee weaponry in Warframe is pretty varied. I mean, it’s not Skyrim with a billion mods levels of varied, or as varied as all the randomly generated bladed weaponry that increases melee damage in the Borderlands games, but really, unless you want spears, there’s a little bit of melee weaponry for everyone. That being said, there are spears. They’re just primary weapons – The Javlok and the Ferrox, which fire elemental blasts and can be thrown at enemies to cause explosions. The only downside is you need to go and pick them up afterwards. Anyway, back to melee weaponry. There’s… [Continue Reading]

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Very Early First Impressions of Dragon Souls and a Chat About UI Design

So I’ve been eyeing Dragon Souls for ages. A free to play game where you play as a dragon fighting other dragons while collecting gold? One with a more open-world, traditional dragon feel rather than a weird futuristic match-made deathmatch objective game mode cloning monster thing like Time of Dragons? Sign me up! Well, kinda. You gotta keep an eye on the email address you sign up with. And keep an eye on Dragon Souls in general since it’s a very small early access in beta sort of thing. Well, alpha. I don’t think we can call it a beta… [Continue Reading]

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The Razorback Armada Returns

So a while back, when Nidus came out, invasions between the Grineer and Corpus were given a little more meaning. For every invasion that was won by one side, they would spend 12 hours occupying the location they’d won and they’d build progress to one of two gigantic enemies. The Grineer are working on a Formorian Fleet and the Corpus are working on a Razorback Armada. Well, the Corpus got there first, probably because they offered us better loot to fight for them, and now we’ve got to fight this… thing as a weekend event. But before we do so,… [Continue Reading]

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Do What Makes You Happy

Being a person on the internet who visits video game forums, I see a lot of recurring stuff. Not quite the same as the things I mentioned in my article about arguments between Team Fortress 2 and Overwatch, but the idea is similar. No matter where you go, you see similar trails of complaints, criticisms, jokes, memes and more. You get tons of new people (hopefully) asking for tips and you have tons of veterans either giving them tips or complaining that there are too many newbies in the game and that they just want to play Sniper in peace.… [Continue Reading]

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Ambulas Reborn – Grinding Giant Robot Emus

On Thursday 4th of May, Digital Extremes released Ambulash Reborn, a new Operation (i.e. mini event) for Warframe. Frohd Bek, one of those annoying Corpus guys who likes to make as much as possible, is funding and prototyping a new super beefed up MOA robot to replace the old Ambulas model manufactured on Venus. This new Ambulas is tied to an Animo system, which allows the giant mechanical emus with laser guns on their faces to adapt to their enemies. Frohd Bek promises plenty of Grofit – growth and profit – to anyone who backs his bad 80’s-advert-styled proposals. Well,… [Continue Reading]

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An Ode to Ordis, for real

Ordis is a ship Cephalon and the AI controlling your home, the Orbiter, in Warframe. Damaged and slightly crazy, Ordis makes sure that everything is okay and refers to you as the Operator. He is the fourth being you’ll ever meet (after your Warframe, the Lotus and Captain Vor), and he’ll always be with you. Forever and ever. Because Ordis cares about you and will happily die for you if he has to. But not many people care about Ordis. His repeating lines, his bad humor, his error-induced puns, his violent outburts and that damn Grineer not-a-number witticism often drive… [Continue Reading]

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A Different Sort of Review – The NES Classic Mini

Sometimes, we review weird things, but these things are mostly just games and the occasional visual novel or movie. Me in particular, I am not the sort of person to review anything Nintendo related. But for my dad’s birthday, we got him a Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Mini. My dad grew up with games like Super Mario and all that. Mostly just Super Mario to be honest, but Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter and Double Dragon were also there. As he grew older, he moved onto the FIFA football games and the Tekken series. These days, he sees even games like… [Continue Reading]

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Playing Warframe with Siblings

This is an article I never thought I’d be able to write. For the longest of times, I was always told to try out the games they liked (e.g. Dead Island, Borderlands) but the same suggestions never worked when I made them. Yes, I am slightly obsessed with Warframe, the same way I go through phases of obsession with Skyrim and other games. But my brother and sister never ever wanted to play with me. In fact, the only way I could get them to play was via the power of the Birthday Rule. Basically, the Birthday Rule states two… [Continue Reading]

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