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

Blog Post Archive

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

SMITE World Championship Digital Ticket

Following in the footsteps of BlizzCon, Hi-Rez Studios announced that the upcoming SMITE World Championship in Atlanta, Georgia will be fully available online. If you can’t find your way to Atlanta in mid-January a light $24.99 will get you as close to the event as possible. And fret not, that Jefferson plus will earn you some additional [&hellip

MOBA Monday: Let’s SMOTE Some Heroes (Giveaways)

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. How [&hellip

BlizzCon: A Random Goblins vs. Gnomes Discussion (Interview)

Eric Dodds is back within shouting distance of iTZKooPA, which can only mean one thing, interrogation time! The shelled one had his time with Eric when Curse of Naxxramas was announced at PAX East, including a little play time on the iPad. Now it’s time for the first expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a massive [&hellip

BlizzCon: Samwise on Metallica, Heroes of the Storm (Interview)

There are few things more badass than opening for Metallica. Being the Art Director for Blizzard Entertainment, the man responsible for the direction of so many million dollar franchises, may very well be one of them. Samwise Didier manages to juggle both of those feats with grace and pose. Actually, that’s a lie. He was [&hellip

BlizzCon: The Best BlizzCon Ever

BlizzCon 2014 by all early expectations was not that big a deal. My normal freelance employer that sends me out went so far as to drastically cut back on staff for the event. It was as simple decision in their minds. Without a weighty announcement and Warlords of Draenor coming out a week later the [&hellip

BlizzCon: Overwatch First Impression

Many a people felt that BlizzCon 2014 was going to be boring. The reveal of Blizzard Entertainment’s first original intellectual property in 17 years (that dates back to StarCraft), put the kibosh to any such talk. If you’re just catching up to what this whole Overwatch thing is about then be sure to check out [&hellip

BlizzCon: The Future of Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm has been progressing well. Blizzard Entertainment remains steadfast that the company’s entry into the bursting multiplayer online battle arena is so not ready for prime time that the Alpha Development label is still prominently featured. Sure, Blizzard announced during BlizzCon 2014 that HotS is heading to beta testing in January, but [&hellip

BlizzCon: The Fantastic Cosplay of Blizzard’s Community

  There’s nothing quite like the dedication, creativity and ingenuity of the Blizzard community. Check out these select poses, groups and the all around awesomeness that the community put together over the weekend. BlizzCon 2014 indeed had some of the best cosplay we’ve seen at the somewhat-annual gathering of all things Blizzard Entertainment

BlizzCon: Goblins vs. Gnomes First Impression

Holy crap! Goblins vs. Gnomes, the first full-fledged expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, is quite simply going to break any deck you have and eradicate the current meta for the digital card game. Warcraft players likely know why. It’s the very nature of the inventions that these tinkering races create. The creations tend to have [&hellip

BlizzCon: Top 10 Burning Overwatch Questions Answered

If you’re here then you’ll already aware that Blizzard Entertainment has revealed its first new intellectual property in 17 years. The glory goes to Overwatch, a first person squad-based shooter featuring former heroes of Earth turning to the darkside of the military, being mercenaries. The speculation for a reveal of some kind was huge, everything [&hellip

A Genre A Long Time Ago: Trashing What I Love

Having recently celebrated Star Wars Day, and getting caught up in the recent barrage of updates and rumors on Star Wars Episode 7, we’re bringing you a new column focused on one of the biggest sci-fi franchise. We all had to start somewhere, and our resident Star Wars fan-boy Wedgeantilles began his MMOG experience with [&hellip

BlizzCon 2014: Let the Fun Commence

First off, let me start with a resounding “FOR THE ALLIANCE!” Now that roll call is out of the way we can get on with this joke of a post. I mean, let’s be honest, the only reason people post unboxings and such is to gloat, right? It’s an opportunity to show off. Something they’ve [&hellip

Instance Gratification 12: Guess Who’s (Hopefully) Ready for That UBRS Thing?

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

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