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Archived Since:June 4, 2010

Blog Post Archive

PAX East 2014 Exclusive: Hearthstone Dives into Naxxramas, iPad (Video)

Hey, east coasters, you’re on notice from here on out. Blizzard Entertainment, a company rarely seen outside its home coast largely comprised of its home state of California, made the cross continental trek to Boston, MA this past weekend. Those dedicated developers and marketers brought with them all the big properties, from World of Warcraft to Heroes

Neverwinter: Curse of Icewind Dale Release Date Announced!

I’ve been playing Dungeons and Dragons … well, for a really long time now. First with the pen and paper basic red box, throwing around some dice with my buddies, then I picked up video games when they started coming out, starting with Pools of Radiance, and moving on down. I played Neverwinter Nights – the original

PAX East 2014 Exclusive: Star Trek Timelines Revives “Who’s your favorite Captain?” Debate

That’s right, just mere minutes into his interview with Disruptor Beam CEO Jon Radoff, iTZKooPA hit the genius behind Game of Thrones: Ascent with the divisive question. You’ll have to watch to catch that reaction and so much more juicy information on the just-announced multiplatform title. However, as the astute Star Trek fans will notice,

PAX East 2014 Exclusive: Infinite Crisis Competing in the Cramped MOBA Genre & Launch Date

Creative Director Cardell Kerr and iTZKooPA kick off their latest interview discussing the rise of Infinite Crisis and how it has begun to attract eSports attention well before its release. Need evidence? Simply listen carefully to the background noise featuring an on-going match on the other side of a wall! With thousands of gamers rediscovering Infinite Crisis

World of Darkness Goes Dark

Another one bites the dust… this time before it’s even live. CCP announced this morning that it is halting all development on the World of Darkness MMO, and focusing its studio entirely upon the EVE franchise.  The 56 employees at the Atlanta studio that had been working on the MMO have lost their jobs due

Warhammer 40K: The Great Devourer

The new Warhammer 40k newsletter is chock full of cool stuff! New level designers have joined the team, some details on the founder’s program have been given, and the Tyranids have made their appearance, complete with WIP screenshots. I loves me some Tyr-hunting, and WIPs are always fun to look at, so this is a

Lore Hound Heading to PAX East 2014

Oh, that’s right. There’s that giant convention going on. I should start driving. If you’re attending, don’t miss the AppJunkies panel on Friday at 11:30. Yours truly will be one of the panelists! Be sure to follow @LoreHound and @iTZKooPA for immediate updates. Full coverage to begin early next week!

Wonder What’s Going on in the Star Trek Universe? (Video)

You need look no further than the above trailer to get caught up. Reminds me, when the heck are they going to make a new show? Movies are good and all, but I need more!

The Elder Scrolls Online – The Siege Cinematic Trailer

ZeniMax Online’s freshman entry and a universe everyone has been clamoring to play in with other is finally upon the greater gaming culture. Gaze at the glory of The Elder Scrolls Online opening cinematic above

All the Awesome Cosplay from the #SMITELaunch

Words, who needs words when we’ve every single cosplayer available behind the cut. Hit that button. Hit it!

Neverwinter Infographic

Neverwinter Curse of Icewind Dale is coming soon, and in anticipation fo the newest module, Perfect World and Cryptic have released a new infographic! I just love infographics, I really do. I always wish there were more information on them. Want to see a class breakdown, or the number of characters that have been created

SMITE Live Today! LoreHound Has You Covered (Video)

SMITE, the battleground of the gods, has gone live! Hi-Rez Studios has officially launched the live version of SMITE, and are celebrating its release with a massive $200,000 tournament that will run from Friday, March 28th until Sunday, March 30th in Atlanta Georgia. Half of this prize money was earned via community purchases in the SMITE cash

Additional Developers Creating Unified Gaming Platforms

This seems like a no-brainer to the consumers of MMOG, but a pair of multi-title developers have, once again, independently announced their respective intentions to develop a single sign-in platform for their titles. Following Wargaming and Perfect World Entertainment in 2013, this year we should witness the consumer-friendly packaging for the WEBZEN and Trion Worlds

WildStar Coming June 3, Pre-Order & Watch Latest DevSpeak (Video)

Carbine Studios dropped a parade of information on those looking to join the cheeky classic RPG fun that WildStar is planning on delivering. The MMORPG dev/pub recently unlocked pre-orders for its title, as well as finally announcing the release date. Come June 3 players can finally get their hands on one of the most highly-anticipated titles of

SMITE Introduces Ullr – The Glorious One

Well, isn’t that an aptly timed release of the latest deity for the god-based MOBA SMITE. Following the recent unveiling of Sylla, Hi-Rez Studios has patch in Ullr – The Glorious One. Hailing from the Norse pantheon, Ullr is the nordic version of Artemis, the pantheon’s Hunter deity. The stance-based Ullr is another ranged physical character

Dead Island: Epidemic Gets Iterative in Beta

The development of MMOGs is not a cheap, quick ordeal. Just ask the folks at Trion Worlds and the development hell that is becoming End of Nations. Meanwhile, the MOBA genre has seen an explosion of interest during the decline of its cousin. Dead Island: Epidemic, the MOBA version of the zombie-filled indie darling Dead Island

On the Shores of Lanfar: Therian Sage Interview with Falkarma

When I had a chance to sit down for a Q&A with Virtys about the Therian Saga the last time, I hoped I’d be able to catch them again soon. It looks like soon has come more quickly than I’d expected! The translations of the first expansion has finished and is slated for release tomorrow, so naturally

End of Nations Development Indeed On Hold

Once MMORTS darling of new kid on the block Trion Worlds, End of Nations hasn’t seen much, if any, positive movement since it returned to alpha development as a newly-christened MOBA. Some nine months later after repeated shake-ups at the company, it’s acknowledged that development for the MOBA has stalled. Confirmed via a statement sent to Polygon,

Neverwinter Heading into Icewind Dale (Video)

If you’ve been a PC gamer for quite some time then the idea of a digital interpretation of Icewind Dale isn’t anything new. However, the upcoming digital expansion, aka Module 3 of Neverwinter, will be the first time that its been in the MMORPG genre and the action-oriented design no less. Cryptic Studios and Perfect World

SMITE Welcomes Scylla – Horror of the Deep (Video)

The latest god to join the round of playable characters in SMITE hails from the depths of the ocean. Unlike the Chinese river God He Bo, this Greek God terrorized generations of sailors with her childlike laughter as long dog-headed tentacles reduced massive ships to splinters of drift wood. Scylla is a ranged mage focusing on dealing

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