The Daily SPUF Brand new video game articles, every day! Sat, 26 May 2018 10:26:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Daily SPUF 32 32 115693543 On Buying Warframes with Platinum Sat, 26 May 2018 10:26:54 +0000 The other day, I checked my Warframe profile and was amazed to see that Ivara has sneaked her way into being my third most played Warframe, after Volt and Volt Prime. Wasn’t really that much of a surprise because Ivara is insanely useful in Spy missions, but she also comes in very handy for a large number of smaller tasks, such as quick alert missions, looking for and scanning enemies with her larger Enemy Sense, completing Riven mods and general roaming the plains. In fact, after Volt, Ivara is a really good Warframe on the Plains of Eidolon, as she… [Continue Reading]

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The Sandvich and TF2 Fri, 25 May 2018 10:25:55 +0000 I’m not a big fan of the Sandvich, gameplay-wise. I mean, I know it’s good, but I have always been happier with the Dalokohs Bar or even the Family Business. But I’m not here to discuss that today. What I want to talk about today is how the Sandvich is epitome of TF2. I mean, despite Heavy being the face of the game, cosmetics being so integral to TF2 that the game is also known as Hat Fortress 2, and the fact that the Golden Frying Pan exists, the Sandvich to me is still the embodiment of what TF2 is all… [Continue Reading]

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Major League Magic Tournament! Thu, 24 May 2018 20:30:13 +0000 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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Why Volt is one of the Best Warframes… Thu, 24 May 2018 10:24:13 +0000 … Well, in my opinion of course. It seems that a lot of people see Volt as a bad frame in desperate need of a rework. I don’t think that’s needed. Just because one frame doesn’t have its own niche or isn’t the best ever at a specific thing, doesn’t mean that they’re bad. Probably just in need of some tweaks, like reverting the halved duration on Discharge. He’s Versatile Sure, Volt’s not the strongest frame, but you can take him anywhere. He’s useful in Capture and Exterminate missions, giving the team a speed boost to get the mission done… [Continue Reading]

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GDPR, Cookies, Data, Consent and You Thu, 24 May 2018 09:18:36 +0000 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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Retina Burn – The Kindred Spirits of Robotron Wed, 23 May 2018 10:23:10 +0000 You’re surrounded! Flanked on all sides by an aggressive, ever encroaching enemy force. No exits, no hiding places, nowhere else to run. Your death is expected, inevitable; At least put on a good show, will you? Robotron 2084 is a legendary game with unmistakable influence. It’s debut in 1982 was a watershed moment for game design, and paved the way for hundreds of derivatives. An unconventional control scheme made it stand out to arcade goers of the time, utilizing two joysticks during game play. The project was forged by Vid Kidz, A partnership between Eugene Jarvis and Larry Demar. Enjoying… [Continue Reading]

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Tea Talk: Movement Ability on Cooldowns, in FPS Games Tue, 22 May 2018 10:22:06 +0000 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 Mon, 21 May 2018 10:21:25 +0000 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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Thoughts About Cookies Sun, 20 May 2018 10:20:19 +0000 Cookies are amazing. There’s so many ways you can make them. You can somewhat throw together a bunch of ingredients and it might actually turn into a cookie. The trick is to make small batches at a time, in case everything goes disastrously wrong. A quick note, this article is a bit different from normal SPUFood recipes. It’s a bit more talk-y. This is more of a guide than anything else. Ideally, you want the following, just as your basic cookie mixture. 1 cup of flour 1 cup of sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup butter If you want them to… [Continue Reading]

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Flying Around New Hades – Mobility and Combat in Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Sat, 19 May 2018 10:19:38 +0000 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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