The Adventures of Orokin Chonk – An Ultra Buddy

When the upgraded buddy system came out in Pokemon Go, I found it absolutely adorable. I also had a big choice to make: which Pokemon should I use as my buddy? After all, they’ll be free to wander around, I’ll be feeding them berries and they’ll be earning candy and getting various boosts, like helping catch Pokemon and ultimately get a boost in CP. I had so many options. I could walk a Gible or a Litwick or one of the Generation 5 starters, which I need a lot of candy for. I could walk an evolved Pokemon that I… [Continue Reading]

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Empyrean and the Lack of Any Actual Missions

I’m going to be honest, after a little bit of playing normal Warframe on and off, mostly to farm for Ivara Prime and try and get to Mastery Rank 28 (the title of Master), I’ve gone back to Empyrean and it’s all kinda… eh… Now, don’t take this the wrong way, flying a ship through space is pretty fucking cool, especially in a game where you are normally a bouncy space ninja with a gun. But there’s something wrong with Empyrean. I mean, there’s something wrong with Empyrean aside from the horrible resource economy… There’s only one mission type. Skirmish.… [Continue Reading]

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Book Review: The Elder Scrolls Official Cookbook

For Christmas, I got a very strange selection of gifts that I absolutely adored. The most peculiar gift I got though was from my brother, which, as the title of this article suggests, was a cookbook, based on the Elder Scrolls universe. Written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, this book is part of a collection of cookbooks spanning a range of popular, fantasy themes like Game of Thrones and World of Warcraft. Brother, having seen how much time I’ve spent playing Skyrim, wisely picked this book out for me. And it’s a really, really nicely laid out book, with an obviously fantasy… [Continue Reading]

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Kuva Liches Are So Dead

I made a mistake the other day. A big mistake. After doing some missions to help someone make some progress with their own Kuva Lich, I decided to roll the dice and get a new Kuva Lich, hoping for one of the Kuva weapons I don’t have. Well, I gambled poorly, getting a low percentage Lich with no Ephemera and a weapon I already had, and even worse it’s an electric Lich, because I thought Excalibur (you know, the Warframe with a flaming sword) would create a heat-based Lich rather than an electric one. Oh, and to make matters far,… [Continue Reading]

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On The Increased Chances To Catch Shinies in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go was my third real look into Pokemon, outside of the old trading card game when I was very young and the anime with Ash and his omnipotent Pikachu, which I have watched both in English and in really badly dubbed Greek in which all the characters shared two voices. Technically, it’s the first proper Pokemon game I ever played, mainly because I just had all the wrong consoles, namely being a Playstation and PC person. This though has conditioned me to see super rare aspects in normal Pokemon games, like Shinies, Mythicals and Legendaries, in a completely different… [Continue Reading]

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Dead Articles

Being a new year and a new decade, sometimes I think about clearing out all the backlogs and finishing off a lot of unfinished stuff. After all, every time I log in to the Daily SPUF to write an article, I am met with the same old message, the same reminder that there are nearly a hundred articles sitting in the Drafts section, unwanted and unloved. The same goes for the Pending section, which is currently sparsely populated with four mediocre backup articles that I can schedule if I really fuck up and don’t have anything else to publish. But… [Continue Reading]

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Are Shaders and Realistic Texture Packs Worth It in Minecraft?

Now that I have a computer that isn’t completely shit (and has a working keyboard), I’ve been able to try upping the graphics on a lot of the games I play. While my first choice was to max out the graphics in Skyrim, after realizing that I’d have to mess around setting up Mod Organizer and building a new mod setup again, I decided to see what other games I could add shaders and stuff to. And somehow, after skipping over things like Warframe and Destiny 2, I ended up looking into Minecraft. Why Minecraft? Because Minecraft is as mod-able,… [Continue Reading]

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Five Pokemon Who Need Party Hats

The Hatch-a-thon has returned in Pokemon Go, meaning that we get extra rewards for hatching Pokemon from eggs and there’s a massive 50k stardust reward for walking 50km in a week. This also means that Pikachu in a Party Hat is popping up in the wild, with Pichu in eggs and Raichu wandering around with a party hat feeling unloved as always. But 2020’s Hatch-a-thon also brings with it some new Pokemon! Raticate and Wobbuffet can be found in raids with party hats and Wurmple and its family can be hatched from eggs with party hats, all of which can… [Continue Reading]

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Smallnaros

“Welcome to my throne!” Inaros beamed as he welcomed Volt in with open arms. The room was filled with Ayatan Sculptures, all thrown into a vaguely chair-shaped heap. Around the base of the Ayatan heap was a small collection of noggles, most of which were of bobble-headed Inaroses. “What do you think?” Volt glanced around the rest of the room. Everything was black with red highlights, all matching a very specific theme. “I think I left you alone for too long. I was gone for a few days and boom, you’ve made yourself into a tank and turned into the… [Continue Reading]

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Unpopular Opinion: I have no issue with Riven Mods

With the current debacle about how RNG is ruining Warframe and how the randomness and difficulty of obtaining good loot with both Kuva Lich weapons and ephemeras and the randomized stats on dropped Empyrean stuff, Riven mods often get referred to as even more bad RNG that started all this randomized loot messiness off. But frankly, Riven mods aren’t that bad. At the very least, they are not Team Fortress 2 Crates levels of bad. Allow me to explain why I think this. First though, we do need to admit some problems with Riven mods. Because while I don’t have… [Continue Reading]

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