Blog Profile / Lore Hound


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Archived Since:June 4, 2010

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E3 2015: New Modes & Skins for Brawlhalla (Interview)

Frenetic beat-em ups and fighting games have always intrigued me. I put far too much time into the Marvel vs. Capcom, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter franchises. My attention has made its way from these core fighters to those of the Super Smash Bros. ilk, which incorporate environments and items into the mix while doing [&hellip

Instance Gratification 34: Wakanda Shall Level Cap (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 Tuesday for dungeon dives, solo attempts and general [&hellip

Blizzard’s Monetization of its F2P Games

If there was any doubt in the F2P model the success of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has made it perfectly clear that it’s not a nice and isn’t going anywhere any time soon. It’s here to stay, simple as that. While World of Warcraft likely won’t ever be making a full transition it’s quite clear that Blizzard Entertainment is [&hellip

MOBA Monday: A Squirrel God You Say? (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 in our weekly Twitch channel staple. [&hellip

E3 2015: The Tech Download (Oculus, Morpheus and HoloLens)

Virtual reality in recent years is more than whispers, people are waiting with baited breath to get our hands on the final consumer virtual reality products with good control systems, user experience and supported games, and this E3 shows how close we are to that reality. Not only that but we see that the market [&hellip

F2P Friday: How Does One Forge a Sol?

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

E3 2015: PC Gaming Must-Sees!

Another E3, another great line-up of games. Though with a reoccurring theme of sequels it’s anyone’s best guess if these will live up to their originals. Needless to say, I’m still beyond excited at all this titles, seeing the new things the industry has been up to, and for that reason I’ve rounded up the [&hellip

E3 2015: Gigantic News for Xbox One

This week we secured additional time with Gigantic, the freshman entry from Motiga. This is the first MOBA designed by James Phinney but the man has contributed heavily to quite a pedigree over the years in other genres. The likes of StarCraft, Guild Wars; original intellectual properties that have established themselves as juggernauts envied by entire [&hellip

E3 Excitement!

It’s that time of year again … when I wish I had something resembling an immune system so I could hop on over to E3 and see the new video games being announced. All of my social feeds are buzzing with excitement as information is revealed, and while I’m not much of a single player [&hellip

The Novel Post: World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn Review

This review of the World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn novel by Christie Golden is of the spoiler-free variety. Check out the entire Blizzard catalog in our Extensive Extended Universe post. Bloodsworn is an odd duck in the massive, ever-growing extended universe of Blizzard Entertainment. What is being read was originally the opening story arc for the [&hellip

F2P Friday: Giveaway Random Hero Box Mayhaps? (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

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Ratatoskr

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

MOBA Monday: The Storm is Here

MOBA Monday is a weekly showcase of how to perform, eh, let’s go with adequately – we hope – in a multiplayer 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: Come with Me to Brawlhalla, Bring a Controller

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

Balancing Solo & Pre-Made Queuers in Heroes of the Storm

It is fundamental that any matchmaking system be balanced to perfection in order for both new and experienced individual players to enjoy the competitive landscape. The focus today is on Heroes of the Storm, the upcoming MOBA from Blizzard Entertainment. Show More Summary

The Eternal Crusade Community Lets Me Know What’s Up

Last week behaviour Entertainment released the latest newsletter for Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade. The newsletter was, well, a bit shy on details relative to what we’ve seen in the past. It made me realize, at least at the moment, that it wasn’t an outlier, an anomaly, a white dwarf. It had become a trend. I hadn’t [&hellip

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Osiris

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

Instance Gratification 31: Epic Level Ups Ahead

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 Tuesday for dungeon dives, solo attempts and general [&hellip

Heroes of the Storm Now Live! LoreHound Has You Covered

There’s nothing quite like a following the development of a Blizzard Entertainment product. The endless waiting. The ironic ™ dropping at the end of any item of interest, be it news or what a community manager will have for breakfast. The years of reporting, press releases and hands-ons. StarCraft took over a decade to see [&hellip

MOBA Monday: Ah Puch! Gesundheit. Thanks, Here’s a Giveaway!

MOBA Monday is a weekly showcase of how to perform, eh, let’s go with adequately – we hope – in a multiplayer 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

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