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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Cards Unbound, Game Uninstalled

Every player likes card customization. Thus, the first thing to go is meaningful card customization. Bravo. Implementing this five-points per card, twenty-five-points per loadout system, aside from causing hilariously broken and unbalanced cards that allows characters to deal around 23k burst damage when the maximum possible effective champion health is 5500¬†demolishes any meaningful customization. Now, just select the highest-leveled cards you have and you’re set for the next round. And once every card you own (or just those you cared about) is level 5, or you’re playing Ranked where every card is level 3, card customization is now almost as… [Continue Reading]

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On Spelling

I like to think my English is pretty good. For someone who only ever did primary school level English, I get along just fine. I make mistakes occasionally. Everyone does. Most of my written mistakes are ones where I’ve written “in” instead of “on” and things like that, mistakes that aren’t obvious, and that are still words so a spell checker doesn’t catch them. It surprises me though how many people just… don’t bother with good writing practices. Maybe not so much on places like Twitter, where every character counts, but everywhere else where people write in public spaces, there’s… [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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Who The Hell Wants Only 1000 Credits Anyway?

The other day, I was watching Region chat scroll by when someone made a commend, asking if they could trade for a Continuity mod. I checked my profile and lo and behold, they were at Mastery Rank 6. I felt compelled to give them one of my Continuity mods for free, since I struggled for a long time without one. So I sent him a private message, invited him to my clan’s dojo and initiated a trade. Unfortunately, the guy didn’t have enough credits. You see, every trade has a trade tax applied to it, and every trade costs credits.… [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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More Small Additions Warframe Could Benefit From

As much as I love Warframe, there’s always little tiny things that bug me. But most of the time, these things just aren’t enough to warrant a complete article. So once again, I’m clumping several smaller ideas and thoughts into one single article. This article was brought to you by the Lenz, the world’s best rocket launcher disguised as a crossbow. Self damage marks the start of this article. Because self damage is insane in Warframe. Most explosive weapons WILL kill you in a single shot. The Lenz isn’t actually too bad, since you have a second to run away,… [Continue Reading]

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The Crosslinker’s Coil and more than a bit of digressing

The Crosslinker’s Coil is a promotional item for the game Gunpoint, modeled after the hat of the main character, Richard Conway. Since the game is 8-bit, I really can’t tell if this hat is a faithful reproduction of Conway’s hat or not. The Crosslinker’s Coil is named after the main gadget of the game, the Crosslink. It is a brown, leather wide-brimmed fedora. There is a coil of yellow wires at where a ribbon usually is, secured in place by black electrical tape. On the left side of the hat is a battery and switch compartment with two team-coloured batteries.… [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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