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Blog Profile / Lore Hound


URL :http://lorehound.com
Filed Under:Entertainment / Video Games
Posts on Regator:2101
Posts / Week:8.8
Archived Since:June 4, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Looking At and Past Module 4 in Neverwinter (Interview)

Cryptic Studios has had a busy summer. Not only did the developer polish of Module 4: Tyranny of Dragons for Neverwinter, which we’ve featured as part of Instance Gratification, but it is pushing the title to Xbox One, released a new content patch for Champions Online and will soon do the same for Star Trek Online. You’d think [&hellip

Exclusive PAX 2014: Strife Producer Talks Open Beta & Single-player Campaign

A common thread among our PAX East 2014 interviews was asking MOBA developers what sets them apart. We firmly believe that MOBAs are becoming the new MMORPGs in that numerous companies are tossing money at the genre in a (likely vain) attempt to recreate the magic of League of Legends. Few answered the question adequately, unable [&hellip

PAX Prime 2014: H1Z1 and It’s Humanity, Or Lack Thereof

You’re dropped into a world that’s unassuming desire is to see you dead. Civilization has collapsed. Zombies are everywhere. Items needed to live are in short supply. By hook or by crook is how humanity continues to survive in this deadly, desolate world. You can craft items from trees you cut down or you can [&hellip

A Genre A Long Time Ago: Is The Honeymoon is Over?

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

Neverwinter Back on Livestream Rotation, PWE Notices (Giveaway)

Lore Hound has been following the goings on of Neverwinter since the action-oriented title first appeared. We’ve done interviews, news posts, reviews, Foundry discussions, op eds and plenty more. Lately, it’s been a favored item on the Twitch channel thanks to the release of Module 4, Tyranny of Dragons. Perfect World Entertainment, the publisher of Neverwinter, has [&hellip

Instance Gratification 5: On the Road with Neverstone & Hearthwinter

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: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Cabrakan

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

Orcs Must Die! Unchained Receiving Massive Patch This Week

Robot Entertainment continues to play with every single facet of Orcs Must Die! Unchained. The tower defense meets MOBA game is receiving another large content patch that’s conveniently timed two days ahead of PAX Prime. It promises to once again confuse, revitalize and set the community to arguing. The latest patch is dropping this Wednesday, [&hellip

MOBA Monday: Heroes of the SMITE

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. The [&hellip

Eternal Crusade: Listening to your Community

Most companies in the gamedom say they listen to the community. The cynic in me, which I try and repress with all my abilities, doesn’t believe it’s the norm. Rather, it tends to be an easy line. But there are some companies that truly do listen. Blizzard is, reportedly, looking to add Robin Williams to World [&hellip

F2P Friday: Hearthstone Retribution

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

Instance Gratification 4: The Dragonborn and the Military Quarter

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

Neverwinter Dev Blog: Artifacts

Like some artifacts with your D&D? If you said yes, you’re not alone. The positive response to the introduction of artifacts encouraged the devs to improve and expand upon the system. In the newest dev blog, senior systems designer Ken “Graalx3? Burd explains the improvement and additions to artifacts in Neverwinter. Tyranny of Dragons introduces [&hellip

Swordsman Review: How Important is the First Hour? (Part 2)

For most reviews, I separate out the different parts of the game in question and evaluate them on their own; What is the combat like; how does the character advance; is the community friendly. And I started to do that with Swordsman, and rapidly found myself frustrated. So for part 2, working on evaluating the [&hellip

Is the Warlords of Draenor Collector’s Edition Worth It?

To date, I’ve purchased every single World of Warcraft CE released with one huge exception, vanilla WoW. Thanks to a combination of an in-progress undergrad education, typical personal financing skills of that age a job of that rank and a girlfriend, the CE was simply out of my reach. Once those hurdle all lined up for a [&hellip

MOBA Monday: Fictional & Mythological Pantheons

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. What [&hellip

How Long Do You Play a Game?

The upcoming tenth anniversary of World of Warcraft has me thinking about the shelflife that games have with me. After the rampant glee of a return to Molten Core for a Perdition’s Blade subsided my next thought was “Holy F&#, I’ve been playing this game for a long a$$ time!” I then proceeded to spend the next [&hellip

Steel Crusade Set to Eradicate Champions Online

There be some busy bees buzzing around at Cryptic Studios. The developer announced a new content patch for its original free-to-play title Champions Online. Partnered with the upcoming second expansion for Star Trek Online and the August...Show More Summary

The Idea of SMITE on Xbox One is Good Yet With Concerns

News came out of Gamecom 2014 early this morning that touched the MOBA community in a sensitive spot. Yes, the no, no spot; consoles. Hi-Rez Studios will be bringing its god-based third-person massive online battle arena to Xbox One. Everybody okay, because Reddit wasn’t. Twitter was none too happy as well. But that’s a bit [&hellip

Analyst: League of Legends Leaving Loaves of Bread on the Table

Detractors have been saying the sky is falling on the free-to-play market since, well, the beginning. Initially, it was a business model that would never work with western audiences, then it was that it was a niche. Something that’ll never be mainstream. Well, now we’ve hundreds of F2P games ranging from the original MMORPG incarnations [&hellip

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