The 3000th Article

Wow. This is the 3000th article. That’s a pretty big number. Sure, in the grand scheme of things, 3000 isn’t that many. For a video game blog, written in our spare time? Yeah, that feels like a massive number. Congratulations to us, for reaching our 3000th article. Things have been tough though. 2020 alone was a massive shit show, and there were definitely a few times here and there where I didn’t think I’d get an article scheduled on time. We still managed it though. No matter what happened over all these years (and a lot of things have happened),… [Continue Reading]

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A Ramble on Baking Cakes

I love baking cakes. Something about baking cakes kinda reminds me of, well, science. Not actual, proper science. While yes, there is chemistry involved in baking a cake, it’s not sciency. Sure, I’m taking things and mixing them together, but I’m not really aware of all the chemical reactions going on. Aside from maybe the baking powder reacting and forming pockets of air as it does so. No, baking reminds me of the sort of silly science you’d do as a kid. Just mixing stuff together to see what works. Basically doing my own little experiments. Now, when it comes… [Continue Reading]

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On… Stuff… So Much Stuff…

The other day, we completely emptied a house. Why we had to empty that house isn’t important. It was full of my family’s old stuff and it all needed to go. Frankly, we had already cleared out most of the house. In one final session, we finished the job, having hired a skip and filled it up. As brother sorted out the last few bits though, I stared at that skip. And all I could think of was “holy shit we had a lot of stuff.” But were did all this stuff come from? Honestly? No idea. My whole family… [Continue Reading]

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Rambling On About A Wrestling Match

I’m not really a fan of wrestling. It’s a bit of silly fun, as far as I’m concerned. The testosterone-fueled equivalent of a soap opera. You’ve got plots, drama and iffy acting, combined with near-naked men fighting each other. Yeah, sure, it’s not really a sport, but it’s entertaining. Just requires a suspension of your disbelief. We do it all the time for movies and video games, and wrestling is no different. Personally, I’m not that into it. I mean, I’ll watch a wrestling match if I’m told that it’s “cool” or “awesome” or something like that. While I wouldn’t… [Continue Reading]

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You Should Totally Start Playing A Rhythm Game Right Now

Dance Dance Revolution is a lifestyle. Every day, thousands of grown adults spend their evenings stepping in time to J-Pop and Touhou Music. And I’m one of them. The childlike excitement of spending a few hours per week at an arcade has become my anchor to socialization in an era where nothing fun is happening. A Global Pandemic, Turbulent Domestic Politics, and few aspirations beyond survival have hollowed the resolve of many adults my age. Things have soured so much, I’ve had to learn new words to describe it all. Doomscrolling is among my favorites, slang that describes the Social… [Continue Reading]

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“Oh God I’m So Sick of Politics!”

I’ve been sad and down the last few days, mostly by my own self-induced reasons. When I’m feeling down, I find myself avoiding Facebook and photos of everyone’s seemingly happier lives. I also tend to avoid Twitter like the plague. But I do often find myself browsing Imgur, looking for amusing cat pictures. Or I’ll browse Reddit for a bit. However, I’ve noticed that, even within the more organized categories of Reddit, two things have been seeping through. The first is people talking about politics, particularly USA politics. The second is people complaining about people talking about politics. “But my… [Continue Reading]

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The Binding of Team Fortress

When I originally started writing this article, Afterbirth+ hadn’t come out yet. This DLC introduced modding and a Steam Workshop for the game Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. Like other games with modding capabilities, Afterbirth+ wouldn’t just inject new content into the Binding of Isaac, but it’d make the game last longer. After all, just look at Skyrim, with all its mods keeping the game on life support. At the time though, I was only considering purchasing the DLC. The thing that put me off was the fact that I’d need to purchase both Afterbirth AND Afterbirth+. And that, in my… [Continue Reading]

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Don’t Forget To Give Head Pats to Your Designers

Hi, I am Medic, and, despite the username, I am a graphic designer. That means I design graphics as part of my job. Now, graphic design isn’t the only thing I do. I am supposedly a multi-talented individual. Capable of doing lots of other things, like web design and writing as well. But graphic design is the skill I picked up the earliest. I had a copy of Corel Draw on my crappy computer when I was 11 and it all went downhill from there. Design is harder than it looks. At first glance, design seems to fall into two… [Continue Reading]

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The Archaic Beauty That Is Windows Live Movie Maker

Aabicus has written an article about free tools for making videos and stuff like that. He’s a professional video editor these days. In fact, that’s aabicus’s main job now, editing and putting together videos. It’s a tough job that requires a lot of work and a lot of patience. Me on the other hand, I’m not a video editor. I’m actually not very good at video editing at all. In fact, I’m particularly stifled because I’ve never really had the… specs to do video editing. But the keen eye might notice that there ARE videos by me on the SPUF… [Continue Reading]

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When A Minecraft Server Turns into a Gambling Server

I like to play a bit of Pixelmon. Pixelmon is a mod for Minecraft that basically combines Minecraft and Pokemon. The best experience to do this is on a multiplayer server. There are lots out there, but I play on one in particular. Unfortunately, this server just seems to be turning into a place to gamble. To the point that, well, I really wouldn’t recommend playing on the RC-Gamers Pixelmon servers at all. Now, I understand that servers need to make money, but… I’m going to get this out of the way first. Yes, servers need donations to keep on… [Continue Reading]

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