Ideas To Spice Up Missions

The Acolyte event in Warframe has ended, and the Ghouls event is slowly ending too. The basic gist of it was that the Acolytes, a bunch of edgy friends of the Stalker (last seen in the Second Dream), are roaming around and need to be killed. Each one would hide on a node somewhere on the star chart until someone stumbles across them in a mission, which helps pinpoint the Acolyte’s location. Once they’re found, people can do the mission and search the map to lure an Acolyte out of the shadows, fight them, defeat them and get some rare… [Continue Reading]

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Minecraft – A Balancing Act Between Too Much and Too Little

There’s something about Minecraft these days that I can’t just put my finger on. Something annoying. Something slightly tedious. This little something raised its ugly head while I was playing Minecraft with a buddy of mine. He was roaming around a field after a hard night fighting creepers and zombies, he ran into a zombie wearing a helmet. That helmet had the magical ability to stop that zombie from catching fire and keeling over. I later discovered that there are random zombies exclusive to deserts that can survive during the day. Great, I thought, yet more reasons to never bother… [Continue Reading]

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A Rant about Loot Boxes

Loot boxes. They’re fucking everywhere. They’re in Dota 2, they’re in Destiny 2, they’re in PAYDAY 2, they’re in Team Fortress 2, they’re everywhere. They’re swarming everything. Almost every free to play game has a loot box system, and pay to play games are doing the same thing as well. Thing is, a loot box system is fine in a free to play game, assuming you can get them just by playing the game, and assuming it’s just cosmetics and maybe experience boosters and fun things like that. F2P games NEED some sort of other revenue, and often just selling… [Continue Reading]

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A Ramble about Cats

There was a story I was told when I was at school, that a Saint Helena brought a shit ton of cats to a small monastery to get rid of the local population of rats and snakes, and that was why there are so many cats in Cyprus. Whether the story is genuinely true or she just let go of a bunch of cats near a church and only added slightly to the Cypriot feline population, I have no idea. But I like cats and I felt this was a good story to start off this ramble. Also apparently, some… [Continue Reading]

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On Missing the Bandwagon

I’ve never been someone to immediately jump onto the next big thing, riding the hype train and all of that. I didn’t even do that when the Plains of Eidolon came out. Mostly because I had to download a huge update and my painfully slow internet connection was being a bitch. Normally, there’s an excuse involved on why I’m not doing popular things. I’m busy with work. Or I’m just late to the party. Or I just don’t care. Normally, it’s just that I’m busy or distracted by something else. When Plains of Eidolon and Jungle Inferno both hit, I… [Continue Reading]

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The Difference Between Ratchet and Clank on PS2 and PS3+

So this video popped up on my recommended Youtube feed. A Ratchet and Clank video by TheGamingBritShow. I actually used to play tons of Ratchet and Clank on my old Playstation 2 and I’ve completed (with a little help) the first game, Up Your Arsenal and Ratchet: Gladiator, which was called Ratchet: Deadlocked in the US. I never played the later games because I never had a Playstation 3 or 4, but it turns out there are five next-gen Ratchet and Clank games – three ‘Future’ games, a short game set in its own time and a remake of Ratchet… [Continue Reading]

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A Nostalgic Ramble – GaiaOnline

I like to think that I discovered the internet in 2007. This was the year that I had my own personal computer with an internet connection and was finally free of parental surveillance. The first thing I did was lurk across a bunch of sites, before joining BZPower under the name Phovos the Raptor. That was the start of my online life. I browsed a lot of sites. I discovered SPUF in 2009 but didn’t join until 2010, when I started playing Team Fortress 2 properly. I discovered a lot of places back then and didn’t join until later. One… [Continue Reading]

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A Battle to Not Be Stressed

What with the recent Jungle Inferno update, I really owe you all a few Team Fortress 2 articles. After all, that was what the Daily SPUF was founded on. Weapons, cosmetics, play styles and more. Of course, that all died down when Team Fortress stopped getting any significant updates, but now that Jungle Inferno is here, alongside a slew of community maps and balance changes (many of which don’t see that awful), I just can’t bring myself to play. Seriously. I’ve been sitting here for ten minutes, staring at that desktop shortcut. I’ve had a look, examined the new menu… [Continue Reading]

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I Hate Twitch but the Warframe loot is so good…

I hate Twitch. While the concept of having a nice place where video game streamers can do walk throughs of new games, show off their skills and prove their worth in competitive matches, Twitch makes it all a horrible mess of a site. It’s awful. It’s predatory. And there is so much competition that the majority probably don’t even make that much money. The first time I used Twitch, it was for a CS:GO tournament that my brother wanted to watch. The chat was toxic and everything was slow and laggy and awful. I was between adblockers at the time,… [Continue Reading]

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Kinda Not Really Sugar Free Lemon Yogurt Ice Cream

You need an ice cream maker for this one. “Nothing is truly sugar free” ice cream 700g Greek yogurt (10% fat is nicest but 5% fat works too) 1 large lemon 1 lime 1/2 cup sweetener – what you’d normally use to sweeten tea or coffee. Zest the lemon and the lime, then juice them both. Mix the lemon and lime juice in with the yogurt and mix well. Add the sweetener and continue to mix. Throw in the zest, keep on mixing, then pour into your ice cream maker. It is worth tasting the mixture before making it into… [Continue Reading]

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