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PAX East: Oh, There’s Cosplay Here You Say?

Did you know that the Penny Arcade Expo is a celebration of all niches nerd? It truly doesn’t matter what you’re into, the breadth of interest is amazing. Collecting retro games, eating mediocre food, video games, card games, board games, insane collections of dice, incredibly focused 3D printing shops, kinda everything is present at the [&hellip

PAX East: The Many Major Modifications in Orcs Must Die! Unchained

Orcs Must Die! Unchained has been available in some form of early access for years now. Numerous F2P Friday appearances and various convention interviews prove that its existence hasn’t escaped our attention. Not in the least. The combination of Robot Entertainment’s proven tower defense pedigree with PvP – and more recently, a return to PvE [&hellip

The Legend of Michael Klump!

This past weekend was a blast. Eleven computers, thirteen people, enough potato chips to feed an army, beer, too few showers, liquor and nearly 72 hours of LAN party mayhem. It was like all of us were without major responsibilities, be they kids, jobs or the social necessities that require maintaining a viable relationships with another human [&hellip

PAX East: You Can’t Spell TD Without Castle Assault + a ‘D’

Hello Lorehounds! Why don’t you take a break from your screen, pull up a chair to your favourite table and unbox Castle Assault. Inside you will find everything you need to spend the night crushing your adversaries. Castle Assault is a 1-2 player Tower Defense infused board game. The game starts off fairly simply. Roll [&hellip

PAX East: What’d It Take To Get Sentinels of the Multiverse Digital?

When I think of sentinels one image comes to mind, the giant robotic hunters from the 90s X-men cartoon. How is that relevant? You’ve got me, it’s not. But now you know a random fun fact, and, potentially another shred of evidence to date me. Anyways, sentinels inside Sentinels of the Multiverse are not antagonists [&hellip

PAX East: Marooners Won the Global Game Jam On Purpose

Analytics isn’t strictly for Major League Baseball. Nope. The fine folks at M2H Games applied the idea of Sabermetrics to game development to come up with a sure-fire contender to the Global Game Jam competition. The company devised a winning strategy by analyzing previous finalists and winners. It wasn’t as crazy as determining slugging percentage [&hellip

PAX East: Unadulterated Master of Orion Demo Interview

Fans of the 4X genre of strategy games don’t miss much. They kinda can’t. Missing the smallest detail could ruin an entire week’s worth of planning a military assault, diplomatic tie or economic collapse. That’s why we’ve decided to break from our typical editing traditions for convention coverage and provide the most raw, uncut and [&hellip

PAX East: Brawlhalla Adding More High-skill Gameplay

If you’re anything like me you enjoy a solid challenge. A successful flexing of your own personal skills against a foe, AI or corporeal, leaves you with a sense of success. Even when it leaves you with soul-crushing defeat it can reinforce your interest in medium of combat. Brawlhalla does this like few other games [&hellip

PAX East: In Livelock Humanity is Dead, Long Live Humanity

Tuque Games is bringing something new to the Arc of Perfect World Entertainment. The developer will pop PWE’s paid-for cherry when it releases Livelock later on. Until now, the company and its gaming portal have only featured free-to-play games. That’s right, Livelock will be the platform’s first buy-to-play game. The Arc platform has mostly MMORPGs [&hellip

PAX East: Chronicles of Elyria is Doing Everything Different to Save MMORPGs

When a company claims it’s “doing something different” it is often hyperbole. Chronicles of Elyria, the upcoming MMORPG from Soulbound Studios, understood that. Instead of fluffy marketing speech about how adding a new spell completely changes the game the company opted for more hardline changes. Out goes the normal business models. That’s plural. CoE doesn’t [&hellip

PAX East: What to Expect from the World of Tanks Comic

On Saturday night, we were treated to a special unveiling of Wargaming.net’s latest community catnip. The company unveiled a new partnership with Dark Horse to bring the universe a World of Tanks comic. Dark Horse doesn’t take its licensed intellectual properties lightly, as you’ll probably well aware. But a comic about a historical adaptation of [&hellip

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Jing Wei

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

Lore’d of the (Hearth)Stone: Blood Elf Matriarch Lady Liadrin

THERE YA ARE! BACK FROM YOUR ADVENTURES? The hearth is lit and you have a deck of virtual cards at your disposal, but who is that wonderful hero who holds your fate? Are you a Penniless Paladin, a Worth Opponent or a Mediocre Monk? I know I am! Come join us as we investigate the [&hellip

The Risk of Playing Early Access

I’ve written about this subject in the past, but, as you can imagine searching for “beta”, “alpha”, or “early access” in our archive comes up with a few hits. What we’re discussing today is do you opt into early access of games? And if so, do you tend to stick around to play it after [&hellip

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Skadi

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

The Novel Post: World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 Review

This review of the World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 by Chris Metzen et al. is of the spoiler-free variety. Check out the entire Blizzard catalog in our Extensive Extended Universe post. Chronicling the world of Warcraft is no short order. Lore Hound was, effectively, founded for that express purpose. Diving into the myriad of [&hellip

Neverwinter: What’s This Maze Engine Thing?

Welcome to the Dungeons and Dragons universe, a world that is entirely based on your roll of the dice… and your “evil” best friend that controls all the mishaps that may happen to you and your imaginary level five Paladin. It is a fair world…until he totally decided to make up a monster that you [&hellip

Hearthstone: The WoW Gateway Drug

Many fans of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft know very little about the universe that spawned it. Many probably don’t care. Others are interested in the background to this tavern game. Players of Warcraft or World of Warcraft shouldn’t fault these newcomers either way. After all, numerous hardcore raiders can’t tell their Watcher from an Elemental [&hellip

Hearthstone: Who Are These Old Gods & Why Do They Whisper?

Earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment dropped another notice on the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft community. The next set of cards is entitled the Whispers of the Old Gods. For players introduced to Warcraft from Hearthstone itself there are likely numerous questions. Who are these Old Gods? Why are their whispers of such interest? Of such [&hellip

DDO Nostalgia:Tips for a 2016 Newbie

Another week off due to health concerns, but here I am again so let’s get this party rolling! Now that I have regaled you all with tales of things like my old garish fondness for neon greens and oranges and waxed enthusiasm about how much fun I’ve been having,  it’s time to actually dig into [&hellip

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