Blog Profile / Lore Hound


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Archived Since:June 4, 2010

Blog Post Archive

PC Gaming Woes Still Exist

I was reading an Ars Technica article a few weeks back that was ruminating on the benefits of PC gaming outside the usual “graphics are prettier” argument that’s tossed at console fanboys. I’ve long straddled the fan boy arguments. Entering the rabbit hole only for the creative copy and memes. Anyways, this article, which I [&hellip

Gloria Victis: World Size Doubled

History and Sandbox … I think I like it already. Admittedly I am more a Greek than a Latin kind of girl, but that won’t stop me from looking. And the most recent patch/content update looks like it was a doozy, as the world size has doubled! 80 new NPCs reaching up to level 70, [&hellip

Das Tal: Improved AI and Public Test

Were you curious about Das Tal? The devs at Fairytale Distillery have brought large improvements to the game in the form of enemy AI; monsters will now use abilities and actively patrol the map as well as guard key locations. With this milestone, they have decided to open the game to another public test run, [&hellip

Otherland – Early Access?!

Otherland … quite some time ago, I wrote this intriguing looking game off. Otherland … Vaporland … it seemed like it had been abandoned. But apparently I was wrong! Otherland has made a reappearance, and will be opening its doors for Early Access next week!  Based on the novels by Tad Williams, this MMO boasts [&hellip

What’ll Get Me to Pay in Free-to-Play Games?

In general, I’m a major purchaser of everything video games. I’ve kickstarted a fair share of titles, the latest being Bloodstained. I grab magazines, retro titles and items, Collector’s Editions and far too many versions of 3DS. Yet F2P games have made little dent on my budget. Comparatively, that group of purchase may not register [&hellip

Repopulation: 15.7.2 Going Live – Holy Entertainers!

The guys behind the Repopulation have been making me gaga lately. The game is amazing. And the work they’ve put into it, are putting into it, is just astonishing. They put triple A budget titles to absolute shame. Don’t get me wrong, there are things that drive me absolutely insane about the game (and I [&hellip

MOBA Monday: Baseball

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

Shenanigans & Party Elevator at Quakecon 2015

With the “20th” anniversary of Quakecon coming to an end we wanted to take a quick look back. Master pancake theater was in full effect featuring Jurassic Park. @elkmating, @JoelGHodgson, and @MrAndrewRosas were back but oddly missing @Owen_Egerton. They saved the best for last with Owen coming out, already heavily intoxicated, in a barney suit. The only way to [&hellip

Repopulation: Complexity

My house is a mess. Dishes are scattered across the counter, laundry is undone, the carpets need vacuuming … but my genetic engineering, chemistry, culinary arts and diplomacy are all nearing or above 200. My entertainment skills are coming along decently, I am well stocked with DNA and tissue samples, and I have finally found [&hellip

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Khepri

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

QuakeCon 2015: Let’s Get Meta with a Conference Review

QuakeCon 2015 featured all the usual fixings of the now 20-year old conference. Sure, faces are older and new. The games have changed, as have the versions of DirectX and OpenGL required and applicable case mods. Heck, there’s now even a corporate overlord in ZeniMax (owner of Bethesda Softworks, etc.). The camaraderie remains in spades. [&hellip

Repopulation: A New Addiction

I woke up at 4:30 this morning. I was tired, it was dark, but my bad leg was on fire due to the weather so I just got up. I’d caught up with J.C. Smith last night, so I thought I would spend a few minutes with the Repopulation before breakfast. I patched up the [&hellip

Cabal 2: First Impressions

I missed the first Cabal. I’m not sure why, but it just never crossed my gaming vision. From what I’ve been seeing said in Cabal 2, I wish I’d given it a try, it sounds like something I would have enjoyed.  Cabal 2 is an action oriented MMO, with fabulous visual effects, and a variety [&hellip

MOBA Monday: Stomping Around SMITE (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

Quakecon 2015 Case Mod Winner

Its always interesting to see the designs that come out year after year. I remember several years back a guy had a working refrigerator stocked full of beer with the computer in the freezer. How the hell they let him bring it into the con is beyond me. The tally is in! We got the crew [&hellip

Quakecon 2015: What Really Grinds My Gears about Fallout 4

  On Friday Bethesda had a sneak peak for Fallout 4 at Quakecon 2015. Quakecon is a PC gaming conference with the largest LAN party in the country. PC Master race is in full effect. Yet, Bethesda decides to show a console game play trailer for the upcoming release of Fallout 4. Lets put aside [&hellip

QuakeCon 2015: Case-Mod Update!

And we’re back with a late night case-mod update, grabbing some new arrivals to the Con and some we missed. If you haven’t seen the first post, find it here and remember your favorites! Make sure to check the subreddit for continued updates and comment with your favorite case! You can help choose the Saturday [&hellip

QuakeCon 2015: Brawlhalla Anyone?

After indulging in a few adult beverages last night I thought it was a good idea to start shout casting at the BYOC section of QuakeCon. Deciding on a game was relatively easy once you determine the requirements and know your audience. Target titles must be competitive, fast paced and easily to grasp if you’re [&hellip

QuakeCon 2015: Case-Mod Sampling

Conventions are cool. So are huge LANs. What can’t you miss at the 20th anniversary QuakeCon? Well- One reason: The dedicated few who spend months to years on their case modifications. We’ve spent some of our own time gathering them up so you don’t have to bother. And stay tuned until the end! We have [&hellip

BethesdaNet debuts at Quakecon 2015

  Bethesda has joined the ranks of gaming companies to host their own platform for game delivery. It will be interesting to see how it turns out. There is a very loyal fan base for Bethesda and its games, but seeing what happened with Origin and the exploits on the Xbox store i’m skeptical. BethesdaNet is [&hellip

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