Why You Should Make GIFs

It’s fun to watch the internet evolve. Back in the early days the best way for gamers to show each other sick plays was through screenshots or YouTube videos. The problem is that screenshots aren’t terribly good at displaying exciting events like headshots or near escapes, and videos often require the viewer to navigate away from their current social media of choice to go watch the video. I know when I’m surfing reddit I often don’t have the attention span to click a link to YouTube and wait for the video to buffer in order to see the content. So… [Continue Reading]

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The Troubles of Finding a Good Game-Recording Software

The SPUF of Legend has been pretty sparse recently, and part of the problem is that I have had some serious trouble finding a recording software that can handle Overwatch, a game that has proven incapable of playing well with my old mainstays. Almost everything I record on Steam is FRAPS, and it does its job just fine. Recording is easy, the resulting video is amazing quality and you can port the video directly into Sony Vegas Pro (my video editing software of choice) and start editing. It’s also great for games like Planetside 2 that for some reason refuse to… [Continue Reading]

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Day of the Demoman

Something strange has happened recently… I figured I’d talk to you lovely people about it. (That isn’t the strange bit, but hang in there!) I’ve always disliked most explosive damage weapons in games, especially in multiplayer. I find them wholly unsatisfying and irritating as they often are capable of the performance of weapons with much higher skill requirements without the need for the aforementioned skill. I like knowing I’ve earned a kill. Not just gotten one via a panic mash of button presses. Hence why when you get killed for the fifth time in a match by a Soldier shooting… [Continue Reading]

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On Medics and Machines

Hi everyone, Phovos here. Today, I’d like to discuss Mann VS Machine. If you ever played Mann VS Machine before the Two Cities update, you might remember how bad playing Medic was. Medics were essentially useless, which was a stark opposite to normal gameplay. The only vaguely effective loadout relied on getting Kritzkrieg Ubers as fast as possible, but even then, people would prefer another Heavy or Demoman instead. Thankfully, the Two Cities update made it so Medics were actually useful again. The ability to reanimate people and bring them back to life speeds up otherwise quite slow gameplay, and… [Continue Reading]

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CS:GO’s New Coop Game Mode

I know I said it’d be a while before I made a new CS:GO article, but I forgot to mention probably my favorite new addition from Operation Wildfire: co-op mode! Yes, CS:GO is getting some sort of game mode revolving around fighting NPC enemies with your friends, and a lot of the coming maps haven’t been seen yet since people with the Wildfire coin have to get far enough along to unlock them. At 2:18 in the video the videographer clearly winds up in the apartments from Left 4 Dead 2‘s Dead Center while Payday the Heist menu music plays in the… [Continue Reading]

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Dawnguard Snipin’ – Part 7

Well, my fellow mercs, I didn’t think we’d get this far. Last time round, I fought a vampire to get a shiny bow. Serana complained it wasn’t very shiny, but she’s a whinging brat. Anyway, my legs are knackered. I had to stop by in Medic’s place and dump all the loot I had stol- um, liberated from that snow elf church, and Serana and I are back at Fort Dawnguard to rally the troops and all that crap. It’s a pretty big place. Like Demo’s place but way nicer. Sorry Tavish. Isran, the guy who hired me, is standing… [Continue Reading]

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“Where have you been sending it?” and other thoughts about Expiration Date

Welp, it’s been over a year since Expiration Date and the Love and War update in general was released. I know I should be looking at the Gun Mettle update, but I just don’t find it as interesting as the Love and War update. Gun Mettle came with a comic and a bunch of cosmetics and balance changes, Love and War came with a short movie, a bunch of weapons and some minor balance changes. It came with lore. Gun Mettle just had a stupid story involving Miss Pauling and Saxton Hale, and honestly I’m kinda sick of the pair… [Continue Reading]

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One of the best GMOD Video makers is gone…

Today has been a bad week for, well, everyone, particularly the GMOD and TF2 communities. kitty0706, esteemed Garry’s Mod and TF2 video maker, most famous for Team Fabulous 2, has passed away. According to Facepunch and later on Reddit, Colin Wyckoff (Kitty0706) passed away on 25th January 2015, after a long struggle against Leukemia. According to those who knew him, he was always upbeat and optimistic. May he rest in peace, free from pain. The rest of this video will be dedicated to some of kitty0706’s best videos. Coherent GMOD animation takes skill, no matter what people say.   Be right back,… [Continue Reading]

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Fourth Annual Saxxies and Arena:Respawn

Oh hey, the Saxxies are here again! Let me blow my trumpet of joy, throw my confetti of happiness and drink my bottle of sarcasm! Yeah, the Fourth Annual Saxxies are here, the contest with the worst drama category since, well, anything with a drama category, complete with a bunch of prizes that no one ever sees and a winner for one category that everyone will hate, probably with some winners being the same as last year. Alright, I’m just saying that because I’m in a bad mood, but the Saxxies are no longer about killing people and playing TF2, it’s… [Continue Reading]

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