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Instance Gratification 38: Welcome Trauma & 20XX!

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 Tuesday for dungeon dives, solo attempts and general [&hellip

A Severe Lack of Video Games at Dreamforce

Everyone in the Lore Hound Pound knows that we attend all the major industry events. We hit all the major shows, PAX Prime, PAX East and PAX South. Apparently, there are shows outside of the PAX moniker too, including E3, BlizzCon and NYCC. Those are covered on the regular. We even go international from time [&hellip

PAX Prime: Vainglory Keeps Rolling, Introduces Unique Hero Skye

We’ve caught up with Super Evil Megacorp a few times. Always a pleasant chat with those folks. Shortly ahead of PAX Prime 2015 the developer of Vainglory, the industry’s first great harcore mobile MOBA, announced the details behind Skye. The new hero blends a few abilities from your typical archetypes to create a unique kit [&hellip

PAX Prime: Help Save Humanity in The Repopulation

Pherephassa really should be introducing the LoreHound community to The Repopulation. After all, she already has, repeatedly. Simply not in the video interview format we’re about to present to you. She’s the queen of sandbox MMORPG coverage, of which the indie title The Repopulation is most certainly a part of. Developed by Above and Beyond [&hellip

PAX Prime: Call of Champions Compresses Competition

Whenever we add a new title to the MOBA Monday rotation there’s one question that immediately comes up, “How long is a match?” It’s guaranteed, and having obviously played whatever game is being streamed, an easy answer. That doesn’t make it any less important. Players were originally conditioned to expect 40+ minute matches. That’s been [&hellip

PAX Prime: Troll Your Frenemies in Sword Coast Legends

Arriving at the Dungeons & Dragons area in the expanded offsite part of PAX Prime I wasn’t to sure what to expect. Sure, there’d be Dungeons & Dragons, but I hadn’t had time to research the game I’d be playing past the universe and that it’d be some sort of co-op experience. My world view [&hellip

PAX Prime: Let’s Get Stuck in the Necropolis

You’ve been following our convention coverage for years, right? That’s good, then you’ll know that our YouTube channel is swarmed around conventions. Every few months we get to nerd out with other like-minded individuals over our favorite digital pastime. Show More Summary

PAX Prime 2015: How the Community Altered World of Warships Design

We’ve been tracking the development of World of Warships for what seems like ages. Long enough for it to have a mid-life crisis! This past week brought the exciting news that open beta testing has come to a close. In a scant few days World of Warships will be live in the wild. Will it follow in [&hellip

PAX Prime 2015: WildStar Delivering More Than a New Business Model

Carbine Studios steadfastly designed WildStar to be supported a subscription model. Many, myself included, felt that the decision to stick with a seemingly archaic business model was odd by the time the title was launched in 2014. Convinced they had the goods the squad stuck to their guns. Two-hands of months plus and that proved incorrect. NCSoft [&hellip

Guild Wars 2 Now Free!

Last weekend marked the three year anniversary of Guild Wars 2’s launch. To celebrate, ArenaNet president Mike O’Brien announced two things at PAX: the core game is now entirely free to play, and Heart of Thorns, the upcoming expansion, has a date. It will be launching Friday, October 23.  Expansions always get me excited for games, even [&hellip

Hearthstone’s Increasing Card Count a Cause for Concern?

Blizzard Entertainment isn’t known for making content quickly. It has never been able to keep World of Warcraft stocked with fresh content. The StarCraft community was starved for 12 years. Diablo III’s been a bit better, but again, a huge wait between games/expansions. Show More Summary

PAX Prime 2015: Master of Orion Exclusive Sneak Peak

Seeing banners and general media surrounding this game about this brand new IP launched by Wargaming really didn’t prepare me for the pleasant blindside. It’s my personal blunder, perhaps, due to my age, and I didn’t realize this wasn’t exactly a new IP. A reboot of the Old 4X genre Master of Orion games – [&hellip

PAX Prime 2015 : Super Dungeon Bros new Co-Op Dungeon Crawler – #BrosB4Foes

Greetings Bros! If you are kicking back drinking a few broskies with your bros looking to have a brodacious time look no further. Super Dungeon Bros is a co-op dungeon crawler that’s meant to let you and up to three of your friends hang out and slash your way through mindless scores of minions. The weapon system is open, [&hellip

PAX Prime 2015 Kickoff

PAX Prime 2015 has officially kicked off and it is bigger than ever. Seriously, they added room across the street in two directions! We have a huge line up for you guys and we’re hard at work bringing you the best, worst and most interesting in the gaming world. There is much too see and [&hellip

Blood Gate – Age of Alchemy Review

The unexpectedly expected announcement that Nintendo would be entering the mobile market blew the socks of the industry. A holdout to the increasing dominance of mobile, a disruptive shift to its dominant position in the handheld market, had analyst, critics and gamers debating whether the Big N was being left behind. Shortly before his untimely [&hellip

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

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