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Warframe

3 days ago

Warframe’s minigame arcade debuts with Frame Fighter plus some old Easter eggs

Free-to-play space ninja sim Warframe has always had an 'anything goes' attitude to new content. While we wait for the Fortuna and Railjack expansions (adding a new open world planet and capital-class space combat respectively), idle Tenno now have a new option for whiling away the hours. Frame Fighter is a goofy little fighting game assembled from the main game's characters and animations. It's is…

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1 month ago

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Space combat marries Warframe’s disparate parts into a single whole

Warframe isn’t the best game I’ve ever played, but it sure is one of the best supported. What began as a relatively simplistic third-person shooter with acrobatics and corridor shooting now includes dozens of classes, an arsenal of hundreds of weapons, jetpack battles, and fights with 60-foot ghost bugs. The updates keep getting bigger, too. Warframe once mainly took place in corridors, and then they…

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Warframe to add hoverboards, seamless spaceship battles

Warframe, the cooperative shoot-and-loot space ninja game, is about to get more of all of the above. Developer Digital Extremes announced an all-new open-world zone - purportedly five times bigger than the Plains of Eidolon - at the third annual TennoCon. But the most exciting announcement came at the end of the Warframe-centric convention. Code named "Railjack," the free expansion will let 1-4 players pile…

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2 months ago

Warframe announcement expected in TennoCon livestream

Update: Digital Extremes have confirmed that everyone can get Ash Prime (that handsome fella above) for free. Just link your Twitch account to your Warframe account - details here. Weird to think that Warframe - that little space-ninja shooter that started out as a struggling developer's last chance - has an official convention now, but it does. TennoCon 2018 kicks off tomorrow, and they'll be wrapping up…

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The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…

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Warframe’s next story chapter – The Sacrifice – is out

Free-to-play space ninja sim Warframe has slowly evolved into the weird space opera that it always wanted to be. In-between the procedurally generated missions and resource farming, there are some genuinely dramatic scenes, some likeable characters and even a few bold, game-changing twists. Today marks the release of The Sacrifice, a new chapter in the story that developers Digital Extremes has been teasing for the…

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Warframe Plains of Eidolon: bounties, fishing, mining, and hunting for Eidolons

Warframe's Plains of Eidolon update was one of the biggest and most ambitious updates to the free-to-play shooter since its inception. The first open-world area in a game otherwise entirely populated by procedurally generated levels, it’s a massive experiment for developer Digital Extremes, but it also introduces bounties, fishing, mining, and even hunting things called Eidolons. It may have been a while since you last…

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Warframe: Damage types, how they work and where it’s most effective

When you first start in Warframe, you won’t have to worry too much about different damage types. Just shoot guys until they’re dead. But as time goes on and you begin to face more and more difficult enemies, you’re going to have to learn how to slaughter them with maximum efficiency. In this guide, we will walk you through the damage types in Warframe, how…

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Warframe: Farm credits via the Index mission

With all the more complex systems that Warframe has to offer, it's easy to forget to that you need credits to splash out on all the good stuff. Suddenly you may find yourself glassy eyed, wondering just how this could have happened and where to get more cash. Sadly in real life, we can't help with cashflow problems, but in this guide we can show…

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Warframe: How to acquire warframes and equip mods

At their core, Warframes aren’t terribly complex. They all move basically the same way and have four unique abilities. The 40+ Frames are basically character classes; you can swap between them at any point -- assuming you’ve unlocked them first, but they can also be tweaked further with mods. In this guide, we will walk you through the basics of acquiring your first Warframes, as well as…

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3 months ago

Warframe’s new trailer bids us prepare for The Sacrifice

While it's primarily known for its space-ninja action, hideously compelling grind and a vast number of suits of space-armour to collect, Warframe's fans speak of its central story arc with hushed reverence, which features a rich Dune-like universe and one of my favourite plot-twists in any game. The story has been dangling on a cliffhanger for a while, but this month it's all wrapping up. Within,…

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4 months ago

Warframe adds Sanctuary Onslaught mode and shiny new toys

Warframe has implemented a new free update in Beasts of the Sanctuary; a one-two punch of changes for the free-to-play cooperative shooter. First up is Sanctuary Onslaught, a survival mode that pits players, either solo or in squads of up to four, against increasingly difficult waves of opponents in order to pass from portal to portal and recover the missing Khora Blueprints. The other addition…

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5 months ago

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Warframe prime relics: how to get the best gear

Prime Warframes and Weapons are some of the most powerful tools in a Warframe player’s arsenal. That means, of course, they’re going to be the hardest to get. To get Prime parts, you’re going to have to go through the long process of farming Relics. The four types of relics (Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi) all have different drop tables, and things get complicated when…

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Warframe guide: essential tips for beginners

Warframe is almost impressively obtuse. The free-to-play loot shooter layers systems upon systems upon systems, all of which have an impressive amount of depth to them. Unfortunately, the game is almost aggressively uninterested in making sure you understand any of it. There’s Warframes to mod, guns and swords and crossbows to craft in the Foundry, Dojo rooms to build, Endo and Mutagen Samples and Argon…

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Noclip take on Warframe’s unlikely success story

If you were to look at Warframe now, it's hard to even imagine that Digital Extremes' free-to-play mega-hit ever had humbler origins. Even harder to believe that its very existence was a desperate last-ditch plan to keep the lights on at a struggling studio that had been turned away by every major publisher. In the latest in their oft-excellent series of candid interview-heavy documentaries, YouTube…

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Warframe celebrates its 5th anniversary with ninja loot

I've been watching the evolution of free-to-play space-ninja shooter Warframe on and off for thirteen years now. Back at E3, 2005, it first saw the light of day as Dark Sector, a high-concept sci-fi action RPG years before its time. Rejected by publishers, Digital Extremes settled on reworking it into a Gears of War clone while they kept the dream alive. When the concept later resurfaced as…

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8 months ago

2017 Steam Award winners include PUBG, Cuphead & Witcher

We've already seen which games sold best on Steam last year, but a perhaps more meaningful insight into movin' and a-shakin' in PC-land is the games that people feel warmest and snuggliest about. To that end, Valve have announced the winners of the 2017 Steam Awards, a fully community-voted affair which names the most-loved games across categories including best post-launch support, most player agency, exceeding…

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These are the top 100 Steam games of 2017

Another year over, a new one just begun, which means, impossibly, even more games. But what about last year? Which were the games that most people were buying and, more importantly, playing? As is now something of a tradition, Valve have let slip a big ol' breakdown of the most successful titles released on Steam over the past twelve months. Below is the full, hundred-strong…

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Warframe’s Christmas event is impressively un-festive

Update: To clarify, there is an actual festive event running in-game at the moment - Tennobaum, as mentioned after the jump. It just seems to have been somewhat sidelined by the ghoul uprising. While every other online game worth mentioning is packing its world to the gills with seasonal cliches - snowball fights, gingerbread cookies, gaudily wrapped presents and the like - Warframe is bucking…

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10 months ago

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Warframe: Plains of Eidolon doesn’t fix the game’s problems

I played a little bit of Warframe [official site] a long time ago, when it was in a much more limited form. I quickly bounced off it. Several years of updates later, at first glance Warframe looks like a very different beast. I jumped back in for the Plains of Eidolon expansion, which adds an open-world zone for players to fly, shoot, fish and mine…

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