Skeletal Irritation

There are a lot of enemies in Serious Sam 3: BFE. And one of them manages to be a constant thorn in my ribs throughout. People, I present to you all with utmost disgust, the Kleer Skeletons.   The Kleers have a ranged attack in the form of bolas that they start chucking at you the moment they get line of sight. And when they get close enough, they’ll pounce at you with their scythe-like claws held high, looking like an overly-enthusiastic Grim Reaper apprentice that forgot his robes. But their greatest strength is in numbers, since Kleer Skeletons rarely, if… [Continue Reading]

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The Free To Play Business Model

For some context, take a look at this video: Basically, when OB51 arrived in Paladins, a lot of complains had rose from Reddit and YouTube about the painfully large amounts of grind that everyone faced, with the only way out being sinking money to buy Founder’s Packs and boosters. And when I said “grind”, I don’t mean grinding for cosmetics. The grind is for loadout cards which players need to play the game well. The customizable loadout card system is one of the unique selling points of Paladins. And this marks the second time Paladin’s business model’s under fire, with… [Continue Reading]

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Speaking Up for the Speedster’s Spandex

I finally managed to have some spare cash to spend on things I like that isn’t my almost-daily Mr Bean indulgence. No, I’m not referring to the British gem of comedy portrayed by the wonderful Sir Rowan Atkinson, I’m referring to the rather popular dessert chain around here that has a branch near the train station. Anyways, I bought a few cosmetics from the new Rainy Day Cosmetic Case. One of the first things I noticed is this: Why in the world is the Speedster’s Spandex so cheap? Even the stupid pocket cosmetic (man I hate those things) costs more than… [Continue Reading]

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Source FilmMaker – Bloody hell I always thought there’s only one M

As those who saw my articles knew, I use SFM for most of my article pictures. Today I’ll just go through how I create those images. By the way, I learned my way around SFM using these tutorials, so take a look if you’re interested. Before I get to the screen you see above, I first plan out my articles so I know what images I need. This also allows me to look for the Steam Workshop files I need before starting, but more on that later. I do create some of the images during writing when I feel that… [Continue Reading]

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Pocket Pauling

The Pocket Pauling is a cosmetic released in the Rainy Day Pack. It is a plush doll that looks like Ms. Pauling holding a clipboard, which sits on Scout’s backpack. The button eyes are rather similar to the ones on the Pocket Pyro except that they’re darker in colour. In the Pocket Pauling’s hands is a clipboard, which has a small piece of paper on it that is (supposedly) held in place by a thumbtack. On the paper is a drawing of Ms. Pauling’s face surrounded by heart shapes and a sentence saying:”Scout is the best of the Teufort nine and… [Continue Reading]

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Firearms Bullfighting

Out of all the colourful and varied enemies that appeared in Serious Sam 3, there is one that has a really special place in my heart. Ladies and gentlemen, my most favourite enemy in video games ever (so far), the Sirian Werebull. The Syrian Werebull is pretty much an alien bull. It looks like a bull, sounds like a bull, charges at you like a bull, and dies like how a bull would if you shoot it with a green alien laser gun. However, unlike regular bulls and much like other Serious Sam 3 enemies, its corpse will turn black… [Continue Reading]

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The Field Medic: Militarization of a German Nurse

Along with the rain came the Field Practice, a beret with a Medic class emblem over which Medic wore a nice pair of silver earphones. I assume it’s for communication with teammates and the home base, but I cannot understand for the life of me why any Medic will want to better hear his teammates yell for him to top up their health and babysit them for the match. There’s a microphone on the headphones, but going by personal experience only 2.57% of the playerbase will listen to what their Medics are saying. The Field Practice is the latest military… [Continue Reading]

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AaAaAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Survivability

By the way, I’m not talking about this game, so … sorry. After finally finishing Serious Sam 3: BFE (side note, Kleer Skeletons can go fuck themselves), I originally wanted to do a feature article on the Kleer Skeletons just to vent, but I decide to start these Serious Sam articles with a bang, so today we’ll be talking about the Beheaded Kamikaze. First up, a brief introduction: The Headless Kamikaze is a staple enemy of the Serious Sam franchise, and is a rather simple concept: He finds you, charges towards you screaming at the top of their lungs despite having… [Continue Reading]

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These are a few of my favourite guns~

As any gamer will know, weapons are the bread and butter of almost any video game, with the exception being some platformers, fighting games, and the Stanley Parable. And anyone who has played at least three different games will have a few favourites. With that said, these are my six most favourite video game weapons. And the only reason why I listed 6 and not 5 is because the last two are actually really close. Number 6 by a margin smaller than the amount of Heavy mains in TF2 is the Tomislav. As a flank Heavy, this gun has been… [Continue Reading]

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Burly Beast

Some time before Scream Fortress 2016, there was a Reddit thread about how some mercs got shafted really bad when it comes to cosmetic distribution. This was what I said: If you wonder what “this” refers to, it’s this. And guess what got added during Scream Fortress 2016? Exactly that. Now, I’m not saying Valve listens to me, but Valve added a cosmetic that was submitted and last updated a whole year ago when there are other submission made that year. By the way Valve, if you are still listening, I still want my jetpack. As one can see, this tears… [Continue Reading]

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