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Filed Under:Entertainment / Video Games
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Archived Since:June 4, 2010

Blog Post Archive

MOBA Monday: Guess Who’s Playing Conquest Again?! (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. Well, [&hellip

Another One Bites The Dust: Transformers Universe Closing Before Launch

It’s unfortunate thatAnother One Bites The Dust exists, but necessary. This column chronicles the fateful announcements ahead of an MMOGs’ downfall, a company closure or, in some truly sad cases, both. Grab your Big Gulp and let some hit the floor for the fallen. Way, way back in late 2011 we did an interview of [&hellip

F2P Friday: Over 3k Gold is Burning a Hole in My Hearthstone Board

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 – Awilix

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained is a column dedicated to introducing prospective players of SMITE to its massive back story 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 [&hellip

Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade Orks F2P

There’s no need for a long, drawn out click-bait heavy countdown; Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is my most anticipated upcoming MMORPG. I mean, come on it features the dark science fiction meets fantasy universe from Games Workshop that’s teased all of gamedom since the genre really broke onto the scene. If the universe is new to you [&hellip

WildStar Testing 20-man Raiding Means What?

Carbine Studios was never shy about its target demographic. For one, it hoped to engage those of you reading this, the Lore Hounds. Creative director Chad Moore has made this a consistent effort. Expanding the lore in interesting ways, holding back aspects and always, always engaging the community to attempt to understand what sticks, what [&hellip

Exclusive: WildStar Lore Past & Future with Chad “Pappy” Moore

It’s not every day that the creative director of a AAA studios is made available to you. Carbine Studios has made it appear as a somewhat common occurrence for here at Lore Hound and we’re proud to bring you our latest discussion with Chad “Pappy” Moore. Today’s piece includes questions from our staff in addition [&hellip

The LoreCation Begins December 4 (Giveaways)

After a hard year’s work it’s only fair to receive a little bonus, rest and relaxation, right? I hope you agree because we here at Lore Hound have decided to throw the bonus your way. All month we will be giving away an insane amount of prizes that we’ve collected over the year. The codes [&hellip

Instance Gratification 14: Maintenance is Over for Warlords of Draenor…?

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

SMITE North American Championship: In Pictures

It’s not everyday that you’re part of the first of something. This weekend gave us at Lore Hound such an opportunity, the first group of people to attend the SMITE North American Championship. Attending before it’s cool is the only way to turn your nose at something later, so we snapped up the chance, grabbed a ticket [&hellip

The Golden Saucer: Exploring the Possibilities of Casinos in Final Fantasy XIV

It’s been a little over a year since Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released, and developers constantly impress their players with new content. But isn’t it about time we saw something like FFVII’s Golden Saucer? Well, we might not have to wait much longer for that, as word from the producers reveals that one [&hellip

SMITE NA Championship: Learning from Partnerships (Interview)

Set in the backdrop of the SMITE North American Championship we caught up with Todd Harris. Our earlier interview with the COO focused on how Hi-Rez Studios, an Atlanta-based independent game developer and self publisher, has gone from a small company with one ambitious product to one with over 150 employees, three games and a sequel for Global [&hellip

What’s Star Citizen Gonna Deliver for $63 Million?

I’ve been following the meteoric rise of the self-funded Star Citizen since the original campaign. The multi-platform title from famed game designer Chris Roberts had a lot of steam behind it and only gained more after securing millions more than the Kickstarter campaign had requested. That $2+ million is just 3% of the current funds [&hellip

SMITE NA Championship: The Business of Hi-Rez Studios

Lore Hound has had the pleasure of covering Hi-Rez Studios since it was a fledgling little indie tucked away in a corner of PAX. At the time it was showcasing an ambitious third-person class-based shooter by the name of Global Agenda. Launched and heavily updated, it never took off. Purchasing the much loved Tribes intellectual [&hellip

SMITE North America Championship: Results Are In

The two-day party at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre thrown by Hi-Rez Studios has come to its epic conclusion. The winner of the weekend was, aside from SMITE fans that arrived, those that won our Guan-Yu 2014 Convention skins, and the digital cheerers was Cognitive. The California eSports group took first and second this year, knocking [&hellip

SMITE North American Championship in Pictures

It’s not everyday that you’re part of the first of something. This weekend gave us at Lore Hound such an opportunity, the first group of people to attend the SMITE North American Championship. Attending before it’s cool is the only way to turn your nose at something later, so we snapped up the chance, grabbed a ticket [&hellip

TOME: Immortal Arena Now Available on Steam with New Mode

TOME: Immortal Arena, perhaps one of the most impressive browser-based game to date and one that impressed us at PAX, is to no longer have that specific designation. Kixeye’s multiplayer online battle arena is now available with hundreds of other titles on the Steam digital distribution platform. The crossover of TOME beefs up the service’s [&hellip

Designing Neverwinter’s Module 5: Rise of Tiamat (Interview)

Creating and executing on a large expansion isn’t easy. Doing so while part of a licensing agreement for Dungeons & Dragons, one of the best known properties in all of gamedom, puts extra pressure on any development team. Cryptic Studios, the makers of Neverwinter, being no exception. Especially given how busy the company and its [&hellip

Instance Gratification 13: Warlords of Draenor Servers Are Actually Playable!

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

BlizzCon: All You Need to Know About Legacy of the Void (Interview)

The opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2014 had plenty of surprises. What with the new intellectual property and two expansions. One of those is the culmination of the Starcraft II trilogy, Legacy of the Void. Focused on the powerful Protoss, Legacy of the Void’s part of the opening ceremony had its own surprises, including a two-person [&hellip

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