A First Night on the Plains

Volt seemed uncertain as the heavy Orokin doors slammed shut behind him. This was his second time out on the plains. The last time he had been here, it was day time, and he lacked the proper tools to not only fight the swarms of Grineer roaming around, but he lacked the ability to gather other resources, such as ores and gems. He wasn’t going to make that same mistake twice. Volt also planned on not making another mistake twice. Today, he was here on the Plains on his own. No more waiting for Rhino to kill everything. No more… [Continue Reading]

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Five Songs To Calm One Down

There’s always noise in my head. Always someone talking. Always a conversation. Always a mess of things. There’s almost always some music there as well. The noise doesn’t stop until I go to sleep. But sometimes the noise is so loud that I can’t sleep. So I need some nice, calm, real world music to listen to. So here are five songs which calm me down, and I hope do the same for you. 5. Secunda, TESV Skyrim Soundtrack This song is a fairly obvious one, a track I mentioned in my list of video game songs that I enjoy.… [Continue Reading]

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Happy New Year 2018!

Oh hey. It’s 2018. 2017 was fun and all that (depending on what country you’re in currently) but it’s time to move on and look to the future and all that. We’ve got a fresh new year ahead of us and we really shouldn’t let 2017 drag us all down. Things are going to get better! So what does 2018 have in store for us? Games, probably. I honestly haven’t looked up any upcoming games. There’s not been much that’s interested me lately. And honestly there’s a bunch of click bait videos on Youtube that will more likely get you… [Continue Reading]

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A Bonus Unlikely Story – The Scared Excalibur

“An Equinox, an Ivara and a newbie Excalibur head to a bar!” the black and red Ash grinned as he dropped down from an unprotected vent. “Well, the other two bullet jump in, the Excalibur just walks…” “Don’t make fun of the newbie,” the equally edgy black and red Ivara tutted. “Not his fault he’s literally just escaped from Vor’s influence.” “Well, he’s only going to hold us back!” Ash’s mood dropped. “This is a spy mission after all! A Spy mission on a Grineer ship of all things. Isn’t the place for a newbie Excalibur!” Again, Ivara tutted. “We’re… [Continue Reading]

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Happy Smissmas 2017!

What? It’s the 25th of December already? What happened? It felt like it was September about ten minutes ago! And now all of a sudden it’s Christmas? Where the fuck has this year gone? Well clearly all that time went somewhere. While the rest of the planet has been all over the place and potentially going to shit, at least we have some nice daily video game articles. I definitely kept that promise. Even if WordPress fucked up and didn’t publish an article on the 24th of November until nearly midnight for some reason. Well, it was published but for… [Continue Reading]

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A Series of Unlikely Gaming Stories 6 – The Jetpack

The match had been going on for about fifteen minutes now. This may have been the inferior Playstation version of Worms: Armageddon, but since there had been a huge abundance of health kits and everyone’s worms had started with 200 health each, the game had been going rather slow. And of course, this particular game scheme didn’t have the poison effect or everyone dropping to one health when reaching the time limit. No, this scheme’s sudden death was just a bit of flooding. On a map with lots of high land, that wasn’t really a threat. Then again, there were… [Continue Reading]

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A Series of Unlikely Gaming Stories 3 – The Shielded Volt

“What is wrong, sir? You look glum today! Was your mission not a success?” Ordis asked as the Operator returned to his ship, wearing his Rhino Warframe, laced in elegant Orokin gold. “I thought Lotus was pleased with your work!” “It’s… nothing…” the Operator sighed. “Just… nothing…” “Clearly it is something!” Ordis protested. “Please, Operator, let Ordis help you! Ordis is always happy to serve!” The Operator tutted, then sat himself in front of his Codex, browsing the data he’d discovered about Grineer. “Since when did the Grineer have Nullifiers over their Formorian cores? Was that a new thing? I… [Continue Reading]

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A Series of Unlikely Gaming Stories 2 – The Diamond Volibear

Back in Season 3, things were simpler. Things were busy. There was always people playing matches in League of Legends. The map was ugly, the characters were blocky, but things were pretty stable and everyone seemed somewhat satisfied. Even a newbie like me, I was satisfied with the game. Then, I was a newbie, really slowly leveling up. I only had a handful of games under my belt, and in those days, it took forever to level up a new account. Even if you got all those first wins of the day bonuses and made use of the experience boost… [Continue Reading]

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A Series of Unlikely Gaming Stories 1 – The Lost Heavy

So I started playing Team Fortress 2 when the Free to Play update came out. I was never someone to just jump in to whatever everyone else was doing, I was always the guy who goes to random servers and messes around in their own way. I’d played a handful of maps already, a CP map and an obvious CTF map. And I played 2fort as well. There were tons of other, different server types, from ‘achievement’ servers to ‘vsh’ maps that I later found out stood for “Versus Saxton Hale”. One map type stood out. It was called surf_something… [Continue Reading]

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On Learning To Cook

As far as I’m concerned, everyone should know how to cook for themselves. You don’t need to be able to perfectly gut a fish and grill it to perfection, but knowing the basics, whether something is cooked through, properly defrosting food, safely preparing dishes, doing your best not to burn whatever it is you’re cooking, these are skills you need to look after yourself. You can’t just live off ready meals until the day you die. Alright, I’m not saying that you should avoid ready food completely. A pack of oven chips isn’t a problem, making your own chips is… [Continue Reading]

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