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PAX East: Brawlhalla Adding More High-skill Gameplay

If you’re anything like me you enjoy a solid challenge. A successful flexing of your own personal skills against a foe, AI or corporeal, leaves you with a sense of success. Even when it leaves you with soul-crushing defeat it can reinforce your interest in medium of combat. Brawlhalla does this like few other games [&hellip

PAX East: In Livelock Humanity is Dead, Long Live Humanity

Tuque Games is bringing something new to the Arc of Perfect World Entertainment. The developer will pop PWE’s paid-for cherry when it releases Livelock later on. Until now, the company and its gaming portal have only featured free-to-play games. That’s right, Livelock will be the platform’s first buy-to-play game. The Arc platform has mostly MMORPGs [&hellip

PAX East: Chronicles of Elyria is Doing Everything Different to Save MMORPGs

When a company claims it’s “doing something different” it is often hyperbole. Chronicles of Elyria, the upcoming MMORPG from Soulbound Studios, understood that. Instead of fluffy marketing speech about how adding a new spell completely changes the game the company opted for more hardline changes. Out goes the normal business models. That’s plural. CoE doesn’t [&hellip

PAX East: What to Expect from the World of Tanks Comic

On Saturday night, we were treated to a special unveiling of Wargaming.net’s latest community catnip. The company unveiled a new partnership with Dark Horse to bring the universe a World of Tanks comic. Dark Horse doesn’t take its licensed intellectual properties lightly, as you’ll probably well aware. But a comic about a historical adaptation of [&hellip

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Jing Wei

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained is a column dedicated to introducing prospective players of SMITE to its massive backstory of lore. From the Greek to Hindu, each week we’ll look at two characters from a major pantheon and provide a quick recap of their history and in what capacity their digital incarnation will represent [&hellip

Lore’d of the (Hearth)Stone: Blood Elf Matriarch Lady Liadrin

THERE YA ARE! BACK FROM YOUR ADVENTURES? The hearth is lit and you have a deck of virtual cards at your disposal, but who is that wonderful hero who holds your fate? Are you a Penniless Paladin, a Worth Opponent or a Mediocre Monk? I know I am! Come join us as we investigate the [&hellip

The Risk of Playing Early Access

I’ve written about this subject in the past, but, as you can imagine searching for “beta”, “alpha”, or “early access” in our archive comes up with a few hits. What we’re discussing today is do you opt into early access of games? And if so, do you tend to stick around to play it after [&hellip

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Skadi

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained is a column dedicated to introducing prospective players of SMITE to its massive backstory of lore. From the Greek to Hindu, each week we’ll look at two characters from a major pantheon and provide a quick recap of their history and in what capacity their digital incarnation will represent [&hellip

The Novel Post: World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 Review

This review of the World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 by Chris Metzen et al. is of the spoiler-free variety. Check out the entire Blizzard catalog in our Extensive Extended Universe post. Chronicling the world of Warcraft is no short order. Lore Hound was, effectively, founded for that express purpose. Diving into the myriad of [&hellip

Neverwinter: What’s This Maze Engine Thing?

Welcome to the Dungeons and Dragons universe, a world that is entirely based on your roll of the dice… and your “evil” best friend that controls all the mishaps that may happen to you and your imaginary level five Paladin. It is a fair world…until he totally decided to make up a monster that you [&hellip

Hearthstone: The WoW Gateway Drug

Many fans of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft know very little about the universe that spawned it. Many probably don’t care. Others are interested in the background to this tavern game. Players of Warcraft or World of Warcraft shouldn’t fault these newcomers either way. After all, numerous hardcore raiders can’t tell their Watcher from an Elemental [&hellip

Hearthstone: Who Are These Old Gods & Why Do They Whisper?

Earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment dropped another notice on the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft community. The next set of cards is entitled the Whispers of the Old Gods. For players introduced to Warcraft from Hearthstone itself there are likely numerous questions. Who are these Old Gods? Why are their whispers of such interest? Of such [&hellip

DDO Nostalgia:Tips for a 2016 Newbie

Another week off due to health concerns, but here I am again so let’s get this party rolling! Now that I have regaled you all with tales of things like my old garish fondness for neon greens and oranges and waxed enthusiasm about how much fun I’ve been having,  it’s time to actually dig into [&hellip

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Raijin

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained is a column dedicated to introducing prospective players of SMITE to its massive backstory of lore. From the Greek to Hindu, each week we’ll look at two characters from a major pantheon and provide a quick recap of their history and in what capacity their digital incarnation will represent [&hellip

Exclusive Interview: 20XX Alpha Learnings, Lore & Easter Eggs

In late 2015, Trauma introduced iTZKooPA, a host of our Instance Gratification livestream since its pre-Twitch inception, to 20XX. He sold it simply, “It’s Mega Man” and the cliff walker was in. The two, neither having been close followers of the Kickstarter campaign nor, like the rest of the world, partaking in any recent Mega [&hellip

PAX South: Mass Effect Lore Trivia Responses

Do you know your Commander Shepard from your Commander Shepard? How about your dialogue selection A from dialogue selection B? During the recent PAX South we queried showgoers on the finer points of BioWare science fiction epic Mass Effect. A title that was catnip to oh so many of us here at Lore Hound. That’s [&hellip

Legacy of the Void Brutal Been Kicking my A$$

Earlier this year I took a dump on StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. The campaign was uncategorically juvenile. A revenge tale of the shallowest proportions. It took a few weeks before I gained the courage to continue the campaign trilogy with Legacy of the Void. I was worried. I feared that the final piece [&hellip

Pithy Opining: Black Desert Cash Shop Gouging

I didn’t expect this. Log into Black Desert closed beta the second, and 10 minutes later I’m primed for a rant.  RANT METER FULL!! I logged in to the game, made my character, ran through the first 2-3 quests, hit F3, and immediately logged out to rant. In case you’ve missed why this is such [&hellip

Nostalgia Time: Temple of Elemental Evil

I had all sorts of plans for how to progress with the telling of my adventures in Eberron and the Forgotten Realms. I sat down to start talking about the various classes and why I was having such a very difficult time deciding between them, and to go into more on how different statting choices [&hellip

Black Desert: Beta and Launch News + Giveaway!

First the important news – Black Desert launches March 3! Much, much sooner than I expected, but you will hardly  hear me complaining! Sandbox heaven, coming to a PC near you in less than a month! I never made it to high enough level to encounter pvp in the previous beta, so there’s no pvp [&hellip

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