A Yellow Panic Attack

A while back, aabicus had a chat about what drove his imagination as a kid. It seems that both him and I had pretty wild imaginations as kids. Aabicus’s world though was pretty damn consistent. He had a fully fledged out lore for everyone and everything. In fact, some of his work ended up being used later on in life, as placeholders for characters in games. But while aabicus’s imagination was one of soldiers and secret missions, my childhood imagination was… uh… a bit more complicated. I’ve often attributed my crazy, volatile imagination to a lot of things. The most… [Continue Reading]

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Albrecht Entrati

Hidden behind a door that can only be passed through by Tenno is a strange device. Maintained by Loid, this clock has… something to do with the Void. While it looks like a massive Ayatan sculpture, apparently it is some sort of clock. A massive mystery lies before us, involving both the Void and the mysterious Necramechs. But, more importantly, we have… memories lying around. Circling the edge of this great clock are runes. Some may remember them as the Requiem Mods we use to kill Liches. These are messages from Albrecht Entrati, the father of Mother and the head… [Continue Reading]

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The Best (Upcoming) Mega Evolutions in Pokemon GO

Mega evolutions have finally (to an extremely limited degree) come out! While people aren’t super happy with the execution right now, I’m confident they’ll become more practical and available over time. That’s Niantic’s tried-and-true strategy; bait the whales by releasing new content with incredibly low odds and high barriers to acquisition, then make it more common once they’ve made all their early money and nobody cares anymore. So this article is looking to the future; now that we know how Mega Evolutions work, which ones are worth looking out for when they inevitably enter the game? Here’s my shortlist: 1.… [Continue Reading]

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Warframe’s Simulacrum Could Be So Much Better

The Simulacrum is a room unlocked by buying a key off Cephalon Simaris. Located in the Tenno relays, you can go there and test out various things. For example, you can go and test out how well Corrosive does on an Ignis against various factions. In fact, you can test pretty much every weapon and ability you own, and the room is supplied with infinite ammo, energy and health. But the Simulacrum could be vastly improved in a lot of ways. You need to unlock everything about it. First off, you need to actually unlock the Simulacrum. To do that,… [Continue Reading]

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What Am I? An Orokin Family Therapist?

Alright, heads up. This is going to be a VERY spoiler-heavy article. I’m going to be discussing the Entrati family. Or rather, what’s left of it. Just like the rest of Deimos, the Entrati family is pretty messed up. But UNLIKE the entirety of the small Martian moon, the Entrati are messed up in their own, unique ways. And it’s not just because of the Infested. Before we begin, there are spoilers ahead! I’m warning you now, because this article contains commentary about the dialogues as you rank up with the Entrati. Just like how Fortuna has its revealing thing… [Continue Reading]

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Payday 2: On Perk Decks

I wanted to write a quick article about perk decks in Payday 2, because I find them pretty fascinating as a concept. Not the fact that they exist (they’re identical in function to the level-up trees from Payday the Heist) but that they exist in conjunction to the standard character classes, each of which has a ton of random abilities and playstyles with different weapons, equippables, armors, and concealment levels. As someone who loves game design, I’ve spent way more time than I should trying to figure out what criteria Overkill put into deciding when an ability is worthy of a… [Continue Reading]

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The Helminth System – Too Expensive to Experiment

So I finally got my Helminth component from Son, and I finally got the bastard installed. At first, I was actually pretty excited. There were all sorts of cool combinations to be had. But now that I have the Helminth ready to go in my ship, I realise it’s all just… a chore. And yet more grind. But not the fun sort of grind. The Entrati grind and the segment costs are fine. Getting to rank 3 is pretty easy with the Entrati, as is obtaining the segment. Sure, you need to do a ton of conservation, but it’s definitely… [Continue Reading]

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Fishing on the Cambion Drift is Rather Annoying

I am normally a big fan of fishing. Not just in Warframe, but in other games as well. Minecraft fishing has always been particularly strong. Heck, I spent way, way too long fishing for a Pokemon in Pixelmon. But there’s something… lacking when it comes to fishing in the Cambion Drift. I’m just not enjoying infested fishing as much as I should. Here’s why.
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Covert Lethality – The Deadly Mod that Died a Horrible Death

Warframe isn’t really known for having scaling damage. Sure, there are abilities that scale to high levels in various ways. Some abilities, like Octavia’s Mallet, scale based on enemy damage, making them valuable for long survival missions. But most Warframes have some sort of limit. In fact, most frames lack endurance. But what if there was an item that could provide a way to kill any enemies, regardless of level? For a while, there was such a way to do just that. It was called Covert Lethality. Covert Lethality was a mod that could only be used on single Daggers.… [Continue Reading]

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Infested Doggos and Infested Kitties of the Cambion Drift

The Heart of Deimos has brought us new companions! The last companion we got was the third type of Kavat, the vampire-like Vasca. The Vasca appeared in the Plains of Eidolon revamp update. Since then, companions have been pretty quiet. But now we have six new ones! SIX! Three Kavats and three Kubrows. Oh, sorry, they’re called Vulpaphyla and Predasites. Anyway, let’s have a look at them! Three cats that look like foxes, three dogs that look like sphinxes. For some reason, the appearances of these pets are reversed. We have infested fox-like creatures with long snouts that are actually… [Continue Reading]

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