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URL :http://lorehound.com
Filed Under:Entertainment / Video Games
Posts on Regator:2033
Posts / Week:9
Archived Since:June 4, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Instance Gratification 8: Focusing on the end of Naxxramas

Instance Gratification is the return of one of our premiere video outings. Originally featuring the cast of founder bloggers thrashing World of Warcraft dungeons and viewer runs of Dungeon & Dragons Online, the reinvigorated column heads to the realm of the Twitch channel. Come join us every Wednesday for dungeon dives, solo attempts and general [&hellip

Why Does Blizzard Still Push WoW into eSports?

Running through my blogroll today I came across a blurb from Kim Phan on World of Warcraft and eSports. Phan, Blizzard’s senior manager of eSports that’s been around the arena since the Warcraft III era (possibly earlier), admitted that WoW 3v3 Arena is “kind of hard to watch”. It’s no shock that Blizzard, one of the earliest [&hellip

Multiple Paths for Endgame Gear

I haven’t been paying much attention to RIFT lately. To be honest, the title, despite numerous large content patches, kind of fell off my radar. It happened rather quickly to be honest, only a few months after its launch had I let Solidkieron fall by the wayside. The poor healer didn’t even approach level cap. Granted, the [&hellip

ArcheAge: Die, Spammers, Die

I’d intended to write an enthusiastic first impressions of my play in ArcheAge post. I logged in this morning, with the intention of bumming around, being social, maybe find some new friends to hang and level with, but…. gold spammers. Oh, gold spammers. Anyone who’s ever played an MMO has encountered the dread gold spammers. It’s an [&hellip

MOBA Monday: It’s the Incredible, Browser-playable TOME (Giveaway)

MOBA Monday is a weekly showcase of how to perform, eh, let’s go with adequately – we hope – in a massive online battle arena. The streaming squad features the hottest, upcoming or most interesting titles of their and the communities fancy for a few rounds of PvP shenanigans inour weekly Twitch channel staple. The [&hellip

F2P Friday: Neverwinter Module Mop-up and Marvel Heroes Story Time (Giveaway)

F2P Friday is our weekly showcase of the growing free-to-play market, from MMORPGs to first-person shooters and beyond. The stream team will feature the latest, greatest and just plain fun games that cost you nothing to play. Ever. Granted, you should throw the developer a bone if you enjoy a title, but you don’t have [&hellip

Can Your Machine Run Warlords of Draenor?

I partly got into the computer industry because of video games. Back in the 90s it was almost a requirement to be a PC gamer. From hacking INI files to dealing with the archaic networking protocols being able to deal with technology was part of the fun! That’s all behind me now. In the 10s [&hellip

City of Heroes: A Ray of Hope?

City of Heroes was a much beloved game for many. Roleplayers, superhero fans, comic fans.. well, it was a game that was, and still is, dear to the hearts of many. I preferred City of Villains to City of Heroes (thus the image!), but I myself still count my characters there as some of my nearest and dearest characters [&hellip

This Topic of This Article Should Be Obvious

You’re playing a competitive activity. It doesn’t matter what it is, a sport, a video game or a board game. There’s a ranking system that groups players or teams together. This system is largely responsible for keeping the activity competitive by moving opponents between ranks depending on performance. Naturally, there can only be a relative [&hellip

Instance Gratification 7: Marvel Heroes Gets its Just Desserts (Giveaway)

Instance Gratification is the return of one of our premiere video outings. Originally featuring the cast of founder bloggers thrashing World of Warcraft dungeons and viewer runs of Dungeon & Dragons Online, the reinvigorated column heads to the realm of the Twitch channel. Come join us every Wednesday for dungeon dives, solo attempts and general [&hellip

Neverwinter: Rise of Tiamat

Perfect World has done it again. Scarcely has the one expansion gone by when another is announced. Who doesn’t love Tiamat? Module 5: Rise of Tiamat brings an epic adventure revolving around the resurrection of the five-headed draconic goddess Tiamat.  The storylines in this new module complement the new adventure module of the same name [&hellip

MOBA Monday: A Very Special Instance Gratification (Video)

MOBA Monday is a weekly showcase of how to perform, eh, let’s go with adequately – we hope – in a massive online battle arena. The streaming squad features the hottest, upcoming or most interesting titles of their and the communities fancy for a few rounds of PvP shenanigans in our weekly Twitch channel staple. [&hellip

F2P Friday: Naxxramas to Go Down Before SolForge Kicks Off (Giveaway)

F2P Friday is our weekly showcase of the growing free-to-play market, from MMORPGs to first-person shooters and beyond. The stream team will feature the latest, greatest and just plain fun games that cost you nothing to play. Ever. Granted, you should throw the developer a bone if you enjoy a title, but you don’t have [&hellip

Rogue Joins Marvel Heroes and Ruins Everything

She’s breathtaking. Beautiful. Out of reach. A women that enamors the strongest of men. Her intelligence puts me in a self-conscious, catatonic state like none other. Hair; the perfect length. It frames her face in the most intimate manner. Show More Summary

Albion Online Is On Steam Greenlight

The next few years are really looking to be a golden age for sandbox gaming.  Another one has joined the fray; Albion Online is now on Steam Greenlight! A player driven economy.. pvp… player housing and player built cities… freeform character customization.. cross platform – yes! Full Linux support! But I’ll admit, they caught my [&hellip

Champions Online Gets Tough with Steel Crusade (Interview)

What do you do when you and your Millenium City friends are confronted with a robot super villain that wants to eradicate all forms of sentient life in Champions Online? Party up and take on the heartless steel monster? Head to new zones, even new satellites to put down the nanobot virus as if it were [&hellip

ArcheAge Has Launched. But…

It seems all is not well in Denmark. Server problems are not unusual during a game launch; veteran MMO players have come to expect them. Every statement of “this is a horrible launch!” is met with “this is a standard launch!” I’m in the latter camp – I will never again take a day off [&hellip

New MOBA Chaos Heroes Online Closed Beta Begins (Giveaway)

Aeria Games is getting into the mutliplayer online battle arena full force with this week’s launch of Chaos Heroes Online. Stemming from a universe ten years in the making Chaos Heroes Online feature a wide swath of heroes with their own unique ways to turn the tides of battle at any point in a match. [&hellip

The Siege of Neverwinter is Nearly Upon Us! (Event)

The Season of Dragons is in full invasion mode. Following their introduction into Neverwinter the tyranny continues. Beginning September 18, players will be tasked with repelling the winged forces in all new challenges. Their fearsome introduction in mid August was only the first encroachment. Show More Summary

PAX Prime 2014: World of Warships Balances Simulation & Action Combat (Video)

Here’s your motivation: your a giant, thousand plus manned metallic behemoth that somehow, potentially defying the very laws of physics, manages to float on water. Guns of unimaginable power swivels around your deck with the smoothness of a pig in slop. Other similarly designed vessels are cutting through the water simultaneously launching planes bent on [&hellip

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