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Payday 2: DLC Weapons at a Glance

This article will be updated as more and more weapons are released through DLCs, for Payday 2. This will aim at providing you with as much useful information, as I can muster, on a short notice. Since it is a bit hard to get to know all of these weapons quickly I will state when I am more or less familiar with a weapon, so that you know what to expect yourself. As I gain more experience with a specific weapon I will update its information here.

Fallen London – A Web Browser Story

Normally I do not focus much on writing about Web Browser games, because they follow certain schematics. There are the so called MMOs, strategy games and RPGs, all of which look more or less the same. Some of them will have something unique about them, but the really good “Web Browser” games move onto having their own clients… or they even end up on Steam. I know, being on Steam is not always a denominator of quality but it’s a form of distinction, I would say.

Recently I had a hunger for a Free to Play game. First I visited Steam but nothing with all the fancy 3D graphics caught my attention. So I typed in “Free to Play Games List” in Google and I found a site with a lengthy list of 50 different Free to Play games. I had a feeling I would find something there, so I started searching through the list! I scrolled through the pages, filled with different games, and found absolutely nothing I did not know of already, or that did not sound all that interesting. Then my eyes got stuck on Fallen London. Not only was the name intriguing but it was clearly one of the very few browser games on the list. Since its name and looks stood out the most I decided to give it a try, and I was in for a treat!

Fallen London

A quick look at my selection of stories in one of the regions of London, as well as some of my stats (to the left). It might not look too fancy but it’s surprisingly easy to use.

Starbound – 10 Tips from the Beta

While Starbound was not yet officially released I feel obliged to share some of the knowledge gained to help others in furthering their own stations/camps/exploration with the use of these few tips. Starbound is not an easy game, but there are ways of making your life much easier.

A more in-depth guide might be written in the future, but this shorter guide will aim at providing as much useful information as possible, especially if you did not play similar games to Starbound, like Terraria.

Starbound

My small ship. It has all the crafting tables I need, for my current tier, and plenty of storage space for odds and ends.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Down the Drain

I suppose there’s no harm in admitting I was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan as a kid. I watched the cartoons, collected the action figures, had the PJs and bedclothes, went to see the movies, collected the comics, and of course I had to have the games when they released. As with anyone who played it, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES was a matter of finding workarounds and ways to game the system considering its difficulty level. The sequel was a little more the right tone, having been taken from the arcade version of the game.

League of Legends – Jack of All Trades or Master of One?

Recently I had a rather interesting League of Legends game, one that I lost but I felt lied to by one of the players. This player, who had clearly more experience and game time than me, claimed he never played a specific role, in the team setup. You see, in League of Legends there is usually an assumption that a team has a specific number of players on each lane and role. These roles are Top Lane (usually a melee oriented, tanky sort of character, but not always), Mid Lane (usually a mage), Bot Lane, composed of a Support and an ADC (in other words, somebody who deals a lot of damage, but has little health, and somebody who helps him survive) and a Jungler (a player who has a number of roles, such as hunting down fleeing enemies, killing neutral creatures to earn gold and level up, as well as creeping up on enemies attacking one of the other lanes). At the end of this lost game the player claimed he never played as a Jungler, or rather, said it was hist first time as such. Now, I am just about to reach his level (he was Level 30, I am level 29) but I tried numerous champions, and I have played on ever single lane sufficiently to know what each role is about. So, what happened next?

War Thunder – On Tanks

After seeing those tanks Screenshots for War Thunder I sat back and waited for further updates on tanks. Then came the second update with more tank screenies, but that felt like a Starbound update, meaning, “Nothing substantial, we are still working on it.” It was not until today that one of our readers (iamthelol) pointed out that there are already gameplay videos of tanks from War Thunder. How did this get past me? I stopped focusing on War Thunder, since there were many other things on my mind after the period of the past month. So if you too did not look into recent War Thunder news, here is the scoop.

League of Legends – Teamwork OP

I have been actively playing League of Legends for the past couples of months. Not ranked games, mind you, but normal games (for those who do not play Dota/LoL/HoN, that means non-ranked games, that could be considered “casual”). Even normal games call for a lot of teamwork, individual skill and know-how. Without it there is very little chance of victory. It’s not like playing Co-op vs AI opponents, here you might just solo the entire game. Playing a normal game is just a small step below playing ranked, and the thing is, the higher your level, the tougher your games become. I am almost at level 28 right now and I can feel the pressure during every single game. This is only only because you are somewhat expected to know what you are doing, at this stage, but also because you will start facing players who actually play in ranked games. In other words, things got real, but you might not be fully prepared for them.

Mount and Blade – Calradia Guide

About two months ago I wanted to create a massive guide for a video game. The inspiration came when I worked a bit on my other Fiction-Guides as well as reading on Paradox Interactive’s Amazon books. I thought, “I could do that!” but I needed a topic I knew well, and I also wanted to write on a popular topic. What did I choose? Mount and Blade.

Payday 2 – Weapons Guide

Another Fiction-Guide from myself. In this case I tried to imagine Bain getting in contact with a hardware supplier, in order to obtain guns and other equipment. Those familiar with the game would note how much of this information is accurate and how much of it is fluff. In general I tried to make all of the information as useful as possible while also making it feel “fun to read”. If you are not overly interested in such writing check out our normal Payday 2 – Weapons Guide.

Making Money in GTA V (And Avoiding Wasting Time)

With the release of the much anticipated Grand Theft Auto V, opinions have been diverse and hotly contested. And with good reason. There’s a lot to consider. The size and detail of the map, for instance, versus how much of it is you actually use. The social commentary on police, what with having a wanted star granting the police in game the right to shoot you dead. Skyrocketing cost of healthcare. And the inordinate difficulty in making enough money to survive let alone thrive. I can spend the entire day hunting and make maybe $1,000 for my trouble, but if getting mauled by a mountain lion at the end of the day nets me $1,500 in medical bills, then I’m in my pocket for the day’s work. And, for the danger they present, illegal ventures don’t necessarily pay much better. So we’ve put together a little guide looking at ways to make money, how to maximize your profit, and what to ignore.