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Warframe Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Releases Update 14

Posted by on September 1st, 2014 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

And you thought it was just cropping up on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. Digital Extremes, the developers of PS4 free-to-play action game Warframe, have done something truly charitable. In addition to making a humorous in-game ice bucket challenge video, they have donated $10,000 on behalf of Alad V, a Corpus boss from the Warframe universe.

Their nominations include Destiny‘s Ghost, Borderlands‘s ClapTrap, and Halo‘s Master Chief. What do you all think about this unique spin on the challenge? What games or game characters would you like to see get covered in cold water? (My obvious vote is Crash.)

In addition to being thoughtful human beings, Digital Extremes also released Update 14, The Mad Cephalon, on PS4.

Updates and improvements include:

NEW PLAYER EXPERIENCE – Immerse yourself into the re-imagined user interface and menus aboard your personal spacecraft, The Liset. A meaningful Quest walks new players through Warframe, providing essential information on gameplay, lore, game modes and menus and introduces players to Ordis, the ship’s Cephalon, a guiding voice on The Liset.
PET COMPANIONS – A new Quest unlocks a Genetic Foundry used for breeding biological specimens on your ship! Breed a Kubrow by collecting a Kubrow egg and incubating it in the Genetic Foundry. Different Kubrow personality types have different combat and non-combat abilities. Make your Kubrow more combat effective by caring for it and equipping powerful link mods. Create genetic imprints of your Kubrow that you can trade with fellow Tenno and combine to create your perfect pet!
NEW WARFRAME – A master of illusion, Mirage confounds the enemy in a spectacle of style and power. MIRAGE’s powers include:
Hall of Mirrors – Mirage creates an entourage of doppelgangers to distract and confuse the enemy.
Sleight of Hand – A natural prankster, Mirage booby-traps nearby objects.
Eclipse – Standing in light, Mirage becomes the main attraction, dealing heavy damage. While the shadows make Mirage difficult to track and even harder to hurt.
Prism – Fires an energy orb that shoots lasers in all directions. Activating again detonates the orb, blinding nearby foes.
MORE QUESTS – Explore re-playable Quests with unlockable difficulty selection. This new Warframe experience opens with the debut Quest, Vor’s Prize.
DARK SECTORS CONFLICTS – Introducing a new player-versus-player game mode to replace the existing Dark Sectors Solar Rails conflict game mode. Choose which Clan or Alliance you wish to support and play the role of Attacker or Defender on a multi-staged objective mission! Up to four human players per side, with empty player slots auto-filled by Spectres.
NEW WEAPONS
AKZANI – The choice weapons of Mirage, these fast-firing dual pistols deliver a deadly performance.
SILVA AND AEGIS – a Sword and Board style weapon created from the concept of the community Melee Design Contest Winner – SilverBones.
EXPANDED GAME MODES – The Infested have overtaken Eris. Hive Sabotage, Exterminate, and Survival Game Modes now available!

The update is available now for the tempting price of free. It looks like this update will make it easier for new players to get bitten by the bug. Will this mark the return of the PSNStores clan? Who knows, Tenno?