Back to the very beginning of me…

I never thought I’d be the sort of person to play video games regularly, let alone be running and writing a blog about them. I never thought I’d be making websites for a living. I never thought a lot of things. One of the things that I HAVE recently been thinking about though is how I got here. Yeah, yeah, you’ve all heard it, I started off as a no one with a gimmicky name and ended up being one of the faces of SPUF with a gimmicky name. But it goes back further than that. SPUF was the fourth… [Continue Reading]

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Your first TF2 games

I was going through my unfinished articles. I hate all of them. But one of them is a gigantic, unfinished guide on everything you need to know about being a newbie to TF2. One day, I do plan on finishing that (when Competitive Matchmaking leaves beta, I guess), but for now, I’ll work on it occasionally. But for now, let’s think about those first few games of yours. The ideal first few games would be quite simple. You play the tutorial for Soldier, you play the second part with the bots, then maybe you play a training game with easy… [Continue Reading]

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What’s up with Levels on Items?

One of the first weapons I got was an Ubersaw. I’m pretty certain I don’t have it any more, as it wasn’t the achievement one. Most of the other first weapons I’d found were for classes I wasn’t playing – Scout, Sniper, Spy, Heavy, Soldier, the classes that I found genuinely hard (or too slow) early on. So I was mostly playing Medic, Engineer and Pyro and I didn’t really have any weapons for the other two. One of the first things I noticed on my brand new weapon was a level, level 10, compared to my level 1 Bonesaw.… [Continue Reading]

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Why don’t we have more nudity in games?

Earlier, I was playing Team Fortress 2, shooting AI bots in the face, because I had no internet connection and was bored. These AI bots looked exactly like human characters, the nine classes we all love and hate. After that, I got bored and loaded Saints Row: The Third, and went around shooting pedestrians and police officers in the face with a shotgun that summons sharks. I also used a rocket launcher to blow up cars, before pissing off the one remaining gang and mowing them down with a minigun. I had a lot of fun and it certainly took… [Continue Reading]

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MeeM’s Thoughts on Camaraderie

As seemingly the norm with the short articles I write, they start with an anecdote then use an example and close with a final thought. So, let’s not delay. The other night, I had a most wonderful hour and a half playing MvM with Medic and her friends. Although there were a few problems setting up, once we got everyone there the game started. Because it was Medic’s birthday we were doing medic only. Logically, we couldn’t do many hard waves like this so we started off by doing decoy. So, first round, six medics versus what 40 scouts(?). Pretty… [Continue Reading]

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The Gun Mettle Update’s End is Upon Us

So I was idly chatting with Davjo about spaghetti and games yesterday when he mentioned that the current campaigns in CS:GO (Operation: Bloodhound) and Team Fortress 2 (Gun Mettle Campaign) are coming to an end today. This actually caught me by surprise. Had it really been that long? It certainly didn’t feel that long. Has it really been so long since the Vaccinator was made shit again? Clearly so. I’d ignored the whole damn event. A dear friend gifted me a middling Medi Gun, which was lovely of him, but I refused to shell out €6 for a campaign pass… [Continue Reading]

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