Tea Talk: Movement Ability on Cooldowns, in FPS Games

I am starting to really, really despise that particular sort of movement abilities in FPS games. You know, like in Overwatch, where you press one button to do a dodge roll as McCree, then walk around and wait until your 8 second cooldown expires before you get to do it again. Or the “press one button to launch into the air” as Pharah. It’s just really painful for me nowadays. Recently, I tried PWND, which has a rather unique movement system. Pressing jump will shoot a projectile towards where your crosshair is pointing at, be it the floor or a nearby wall, and… [Continue Reading]

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On Owning Every Warframe Currently Available

The other day, I got Zephyr Prime to level 30, thus completing my journey into collecting and mastering every Warframe currently available in the game. I don’t have every single one in my inventory, a lot of Warframes with Prime variants got sold and replaced by Primes, but I’ve mastered all of them. At the same time, Warframe has overtaken Team Fortress 2 as my most-played game on Steam, and frankly that alone is impressive. I never thought any game would be as addictive as Team Fortress 2 was to me, let alone a free to play game that requires… [Continue Reading]

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Flying Around New Hades – Mobility and Combat in Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell

You may have noticed that I left a lot of actual gameplay and stuff out of my Gat Out of Hell review. That’s because I felt it was worth its own article. Also because it’s kinda similar to that of Saints Row 4, but it’s worth looking at it separately. In Gat out of Hell, you have three things to unlock and upgrade: your normal weapons and abilities and Arcanes, which are your super powers. These are similar to the super powers in Saints Row 4, but are obtained super early on. You also have Super Sprint and Flight, carried… [Continue Reading]

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Forzebreak Tournament Results!

Thank you to everybody who joined in watching the first ever Forzebreak tournament! Everybody had a lot of fun, and we totally plan on having more tournaments down the line. The Forzebreak team learned a lot of valuable feedback that’ll help them refine their game going forward (they especially liked AlexMakesGames’s suggestions from the Twitch feed), and Team Ahmet loves their new boxing gloves! Joey was actually the winner of last month’s Major League Magic tournament, meaning he’s currently undefeated in any game we’ve run a tournament for. I had a blast shoutcasting, and special thanks to Juan for co-casting with… [Continue Reading]

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Why I Haven’t Done My Mastery Rank Test

I haven’t done my Mastery Rank test in a long time. I’ve been Mastery Rank 16 for about 3 months now and literally did the MR17 and MR18 tests a few days ago. The Mastery Rank 19 test is staring at me. I actually have enough affinity accumulated to get to about MR 20, if I wanted to. I’d have to stagger the tests over several days (since there’s a limit of one test, pass or fail, every 24 hours). But I haven’t done them. I don’t want to look like a really good player when I’m just an alright… [Continue Reading]

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Friday Forzebreak tournament, with prizes!

Hi everybody! Remember that Major League Magic tournament we had a few weeks back? Another student project wants in on the action, and tomorrow will be streaming a “teams of two” elimination tournament from aabicus’ Twitch stream! Forzebreak is “a Vehicle Battle Arena game where Rocket League meets Super Smash Brothers in a Mad Max style world.” Players will be choosing their different cars and attempting to knock each other off the arena while collecting powerups. There are 5 different cars and over a dozen different powerups, and I’ll once again be shoutcasting the tournament! Tournament begins Friday, May 18th at 3:00 PST. Hope to see you… [Continue Reading]

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How to Obtain Every Warframe, up to Khora

Oh hey, a random guide! I managed to get every Warframe in the game, you should be able to as well! Please note that you have to build each component first, then use them to build the complete Warframe. Components (Chassis, Neuroptics, Chassis) take 12 hours to build and Warframes take 3 days to build. Let’s get started! Ash Ash’s components are obtained by killing Grineer Manics, with about 30% to drop each piece. Ash’s blueprint is available in the market. The best source of Grineer Manics is Grineer Survival or Defection missions. Atlas Atlas’s blueprint is obtained at the… [Continue Reading]

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The Humble Capture Mission

After a mediocre day, there is always one thing that cheers me up. Capture missions. Ideally Void Fissure ones. Even better if they’re Lith Fissures on Venus or Mars. There’s something about their simplicity that I truly enjoy. Capture missions are one of the easiest mission types in Warframe. You leap into the mission, leap through randomly picked tiles to get to the Capture Target, you attack the target until he or she falls down, then you stand over them and turn them into little cubes. After that, you’re free to do whatever you want. Most people will just head… [Continue Reading]

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The Annoyance of Corrosive Projection

What’s the best aura for any Warframe? Corrosive Projection. No other aura, not the energy regeneration of Energy Siphon, not the extra slots and damage from Steel Charge, not Growing Power, nothing. Nothing beats Corrosive Projection. Why? Because armor is a bitch, and one person using the Corrosive Projection augment removes 24% of armour. The more armor you have, the more damage resistance you have. That’s great if you’re a Warframe, you can make your health last much longer and you don’t die so easily. But when it comes to enemies? Well, that armor scales with an enemy’s level. And… [Continue Reading]

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A Very Late Look At: Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell

On a whim, I decided to give Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell a try. I loved Saints Row: the Third, I liked Saints Row 2 whenever it worked but I didn’t like Saints Row 4. I thought maybe Gat Out of Hell might be a bit of improvement. I don’t know. It’s all just… strange. I mean, right off the bat, you’re not playing as the Boss. You’re playing as Johnny Gat, the Boss’s long time best buddy who got killed off in Saints Row 3 and written back to life in Saints Row 4. Or you can play… [Continue Reading]

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