Oceans Infinity Playtest This Saturday!

IMPORTANT INFO Where: mixer/Smackus_Maximus When: Saturday at 2pm PST Hi everyone! Oceans Infinity‘s third public playtest will be going live this Saturday at 2pm PST! We’ve been hard at work adding new features, the biggest being a transition system allowing viewers to control Gaston! Until now, the game was only playable with a streamer to control the thief, Gaston. The viewers could only play Gaston’s nanobots. But now, if our stream team is offline, the game can continue to play by randomly selecting one of the viewers to take over Gaston. That player can then choose to enter the bank and… [Continue Reading]

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A Weapon of Formerly Infinite Jest – In Memory of the Sticky Bomb Launcher

Alas, poor Sticky Jumper! I knew him, SPUF: a weapon of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: it hath borne me through the sky a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rims at it. Here lie those rounded bombs that I have exploded I know not how oft. Where be your explosions now? your grenades? your cabers? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set enemy snipers on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen? Now get you to the old SPUF, and tell those there, let… [Continue Reading]

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Come Join Us for an Oceans Infinity Playtest Tomorrow!

IMPORTANT INFO Where: mixer/Smackus_Maximus When: Wednesday at 2pm PST Last month we had our first ever playtest of the Mixer crowdplay game I’ve been working on, and it was a blast! We’ve made more progress since then, and we want to show our game off to a new batch of playtesters. Even if you came to the last one, please come by if you want to see our game! Oceans Infinity is a bank-robbing game set in a cyberpunk world. The streamer controls Gaston, a classy gentleman thief who robs banks using his army of hacking nanobots. That’s you guys! Gaston’s current… [Continue Reading]

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Bleugh. European Parliament backs copyright changes. Because they are dicks.

First off, a link. To the BBC. Because they understand that stuff better than I do and they’re pretty unbiased. But also because I can’t find any real talk about this on the major news websites I normally visit. Which is suspicious as fuck. Like, seriously. Secondly, another link. To a website that I guess wants to do something about it. And with which I can put a ton of blame on France because they voted like 90% for all this stuff. Like seriously. Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania and Estonia all get a lot of blame as well. As do the… [Continue Reading]

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Oceans Infinity: Come Join Us For Our First Playtest!

IMPORTANT INFO Where: mixer/Smackus_Maximus When: Wednesday at 4pm PST Hi everyone! aabicus here, and I’ve been working on an exciting new game in my final quarter of my Game Design Master’s Program! I’m on a team of six students who have been working with Mixer to develop Oceans Infinity, a crowdplay game designed to be streamed and played by many people at once. Oceans Infinity is a bank-robbing game set in a cyberpunk world. The streamer controls Gaston, a classy gentleman thief who robs banks using his army of hacking nanobots. That’s you guys! Gaston’s current target is Oceans Bank, which… [Continue Reading]

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2000th Article Contest Winners

I’m a pretty shitty salesman. I suck at advertising. You can tell, just by looking at how many entries we got in the 2000th Article Contest. Like, 5. It’s my fault, I didn’t really do much advertising. Couldn’t really due to being ill and depressed and having work and stuff to do. So we ended up only getting a handful of entries, which wasn’t helped due to my Reddit posts all being downvoted to heck. It’s almost as if people don’t like any sort of advertising what so ever, even if there are prizes involved. I specifically made this a… [Continue Reading]

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TWO THOUSAND FUCKING ARTICLES! Oh and there’s prizes and stuff.

What’s that? 2000 articles? Is this real? Is it a fantasy? No, it’s definitely real. It’s 100% real. We’ve hit 2000 articles! But first off, let’s spend a moment thinking just how awesome we are, having published over 2000 articles on the Daily SPUF, one a day since our inception. And on top of that, some of these articles were written by people like you, dear reader! In fact, you could become a person who writes articles, as laid out on this page. So yeah, that’s awesome. And you’re awesome. We’re all awesome. You’re here for the contest though. Because… [Continue Reading]

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Major League Magic May 25th Tournament Results!

Yesterday the second-ever Major League Magic tournament happened between 16 players, many of whom returned from our March 9th tournament. Everybody had a blast, and we actually made something of a splash on Twitch, with over 30 viewers at peak levels thanks to our fans spreading the word on Twitter! Everybody really seemed to love the terrain-manipulation elements, as the players’ spell selections crafted the arena into mountain-ridden hellscapes, empty desiccated plains, and everything in between. In the end, Jason won 1st place and became the first ever undefeated champion in a Major League Magic tournament (last tournament’s winner, Joey, reached the… [Continue Reading]

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Major League Magic Tournament!

Hi everybody! Hope you enjoyed the Forzebreak tournament from last week! I had a blast streaming and shoutcasting it, and if you missed it, Major League Magic is having a very similar tournament tomorrow! On Friday at 3:00 pm PST, We’ll be running a 16-seed 1v1 tournament to see if Joey, our previous winner, can retain his place at the top of the leaderboards. (If you need a brush-up on what Major League Magic is, here’s our official announcement article) We have a lot of awesome new terrain-altering mechanics to showcase in this upcoming tournament, and we’ve also been hard at work… [Continue Reading]

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GDPR, Cookies, Data, Consent and You

Okay so the European Union are doing a thing called GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation. It comes into effect on the 25th of May. It’s a complicated mess of things that literally everyone has to do, whether you’re working in the EU or not. Very basically, the GDPR aims to protect the data of users, allowing you as a user to demand that any data any company (that exists, works or operates within the EU at least) has on you can be updated or removed as you please, that data HAS to be kept secure and safe, and in… [Continue Reading]

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