Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee free on GOG.com

There’s a free game currently available in GOG’s big sale. There have been a few games for free lately and you should probably go have a look. But today’s free game, available until the end of the 21st, is an odd one. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee is the free game, and it brings back weird memories. It’s also available on Steam and as a Steam key on Humble Bundle but not DRM free. The story involves an unlikely and rather hideous being who overhears his boss talking about grinding up the Mudoken, his entire species and turning them into the next… [Continue Reading]

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Are you well, Team Fortress 2?

The time for a Team Fortress 2 summer update has been and gone. There was nothing. While the TF2 blog has been somewhat alive, with a post every few weeks (as opposed to the massive news droughts we’ve had in the past) there has been almost nothing in regards to updates. The Meet your Match update was the last big update we had, and that happened over a year ago, back in July 2016. It’s now September 2017 and since then all we have seen is the odd crate, a 2016 rehash of 2015’s Scream Fortress and a mediocre Smissmas… [Continue Reading]

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The Day We Missed

Today is the 19th of September 2017. On the 19th of September 2013, we missed a day. aabicus dutifully explained why in his article on the 20th, informing the few readers that we had that the Daily SPUF was moving to blog.spuf.info, the Daily SPUF website that exploded then miraculously came back to life. The site we had before we ended up here on SPUF.org. I don’t think aabicus thought we would still be going in 2017. I should point out that this is four years later, and we’re still pumping out articles and we’re slowly making our way to… [Continue Reading]

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The Donda

Volt stared at the Donda, a small, metallic, spinning shape hovering above a diamond-shaped base, both plated in that familiar Orokin gold. Beyond the Donda was the view from the Orbiter’s window, the rings of Saturn drifting by, minding their own business. Everything was quiet. All that could be heard was the occasional beep of machinery, the ship humming away to itself. Volt adjusted the Donda, putting it neatly right by the viewing pane. It didn’t seem right to have it sitting with all his other ship decorations. He felt it needed its own spot. Something interrupted the peace and… [Continue Reading]

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IT – Not Very Scary

It’s a bad sign when there are people laughing in a horror movie in a cinema. But that’s what happened when I went and saw IT on the big screen. There were people laughing. And no, it wasn’t because of botched subtitles. Since every movie I see has Greek subtitles – even though the translation of the title alone had people snickering. Seriously, they had translated the movie IT to “Το Αυτό” meaning The It. The bloke sitting a few seats over from me, I genuinely heard him say “Why did they called the movie that?” In Greek of course.… [Continue Reading]

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Another Look at Trinity

The last time I looked at Trinity, the primary healing character in Warframe, I wasn’t a fan of her. I found her tedious and awkward, while acknowledging that, with the right setup, she could be really strong. Of course, back then, I still didn’t have Continuity, nor did I have many of the higher end mods that make Trinity good. Now that I do, I think it’s time to look back at her. Basically, Trinity is the best support character one could ever ask for in a video game. Or at least, she would be if it wasn’t for her… [Continue Reading]

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Shocking Capacitance

Augments in Warframe are a weird thing. They’re supposed to allow you to customize your Warframe’s abilities so you can play more how you want, but most frames only have one or two augments in total. Even older characters like Frost and Volt only have one per ability, and I don’t think any frames have more than one for any of their abilities. Really though, a lot of augments are simply buffs, with very minor downsides. Normally, the only downside is that you could put a normal mod where you put an augment, but it really depends on the character.… [Continue Reading]

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Hyped up for the Plains of Eidolon

Digital Extremes, the developers of Warframe, blew the entire community’s minds when they revealed the Plains of Eidolon at Tennocon 2017. Everyone was sitting there expecting an Excalibur Umbra reveal and it turned out that Umbra was just a little thing tacked on to something amazing. A quest that’s supposedly coming after this amazing thing. A thing that I kinda didn’t really write much about, since the gameplay video really said it all, but since time’s passed and we’ve got some new details, it’s worth looking back and getting a little hyped about. The Plains of Eidolon have been advertised… [Continue Reading]

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Some Ideas for New Minecraft Biomes

While Minecraft has come a long way when it comes to terrain and the variety of biomes it has, there could always be more. As you spawn into a new world and wander around, it takes time to find anything interesting. There’s trees, hills, grass, mountains. Sometimes those trees, hills, grass and mountains will have snow on them. Sometimes you’ll see a desert. But most of the time it’s all the same. The genuinely interesting biome variants, things like Bryce Mesas, Mushroom Islands and Ice Spike Plains, are often so rare that you could go for weeks without seeing anything… [Continue Reading]

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Cyprus Comic Con 2017 – Thoughts

So, Cyprus Comic Con day one has passed and now we’re on day two. I’m writing this at 9am after a nice little breakfast at a hotel fifteen minutes away. Brother slept like a log, but me and sister couldn’t really sleep. Dunno why. Breakfast at the hotel was basic. Ham, cheese, eggs, bread, cereal. Mini buffet thing. The hotel is super quiet. It actually mostly has older people in it. I assume most non-locals booked places closer or just went home. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the fact that sister REALLY wanted to go to the after party, we… [Continue Reading]

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