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Blog Profile / Lore Hound

Filed Under:Entertainment / Video Games
Posts on Regator:2063
Posts / Week:9
Archived Since:June 4, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Orcs Must Die! Unchained Using Beta to, Well, Beta Test

It’s quite a common derision among gamers these days that beta tests are simply marketing. Or glorified demos. Companies, be they makers of a MOBA, MMORPG or MMOFPS, by and large deserve the cynicism because so few appear use this core software programming stage as it’s intended. Instead, it’s a way to test the waters, [&hellip

Neverwinter to Usher in Dragonborn Player Class with Module 4

Perfect World Entertainment announced the inclusion of a new race for the latest module for Neverwinter. Introducing the Dragonborn. The free-to-play action-oriented title set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe will begin to feature a playable race spawned of its namesake. These steadfast and honorable people will join the rank and file on August 14. [&hellip

Martial Arts MMORPG Swordsman Launching in Late July

If you’ve been impressed with the open beta testing of Swordsman then get prepared to sharpen your blades or reroll a new martial art house. Perfect World Entertainment has announced that after a few weeks in its open beta phase its latest free-to-play title will be launching to the masses on July 29. The wuxia-inspired game based [&hellip

QuakeCon 2014: The Evil Within Makes Me Squeeze My Sphincter

It’s scary, alright! To make matters worse, the employees standing guard at the door kept playing with the lights as a handful of journalists played, individually, on a collection of PS4s and Xbox Ones. Despite my proclivities for PC (keyboard & mouse or die and all that) I deposited myself in front of an Xbox [&hellip

QuakeCon 2014: A Preview of DOOM

No link bait headlines from us despite the fact that Bethesda Softworks and id Software have finally, irrevocably confirmed that Doom 4 has been canned after persisting in development hell for years. Rumors and reports have persisted over the title’s struggle to come to fruition. Sent back to the drawing board in 2011, gamers received [&hellip

A Genre A Long Time Ago: Staying Busy in an MMOG

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

Star Trek Online: The Game I Never Get To Play

I’ve an odd confession, I’ve have not played Star Trek Online since its early beta days. Originally released as a subscription MMORPG I shrugged it off, despite it having one of my favorite intellectual properties behind it and the not-too-common setting of science fiction. This is way back in in early 2010. Well before developer Cryptic Studios [&hellip

WildStar Support Finally Comes Through Weeks Later

On June 22 I sent a ticket to the WildStar Support queue. A few days earlier I had opted for a free realm transfer from Pergo, an original and vastly overcrowded destination, to Rowsdower, a new realm thrown up during the early-adopter crush. Understanding the swarm of players opting for the free switch, I didn’t fuss when [&hellip

Skyforge Unveils the Quaint Labner Forest

Once a bustling area of country activities, Labner Forest is being overrun by an enemy of old, the Mantide army. Farms, fields, country lanes and picturesque landscapes are being overrun by the detritus that war bring. Looters, smugglers, those that prey on the weak have made the beautiful, bright corner of Aelion their home. Between [&hellip

MOBA Monday: Gods and the Undead Come to the Small Screen (Livestream)

The LoreHound Twitch channel has long run with the Demigods, Deities and Gods of SMITE. Today won’t make any radical departure from that expectation. In classic fashion I’ll be running more Arena matches as I farm up my Mastery level to finally get into League play. One day people will learn to fear the name of [&hellip

Infinite Crisis Development Detour

During PAX East I ran into a lot of developers, community managers and marketing people that are all vying to be the next big MOBA. From Turbine’s Infinite Crisis to a Russian entry in Prime World to the growing community behind SMITE or Strife, the second attempt from S2 Games: everyone of these is hoping to pull you into their battle [&hellip

F2P Friday: Gibbing Orcs & Flipping Cards (Livestream)

You’re going to receive a double dose of orcs in the inaugural F2P Friday livestream later today. Kicking off sometime around lunch time for the Eastern (US) time zone – that’s roughly 1:00-3:00 PM for me – the stream will not only be the first of this new weekly stream, but the first of our [&hellip

How Important Are Addons to MMORPGs?

I received an email blast from the PR firm directing WildStar’s marketing earlier this week. It’s not entirely relevant as a news post or anything, but it did get me thinking about addons and how crucial they have been for MMORPGs. That’s past tense for a reason. My real spark was how much it’s changed, [&hellip

Will You Buy the Naxxramas Hearthstone Expansion for $24.99?

The digital card game from Blizzard Entertainment has been a love, hate relationship for me. Losing isn’t why I often abandon the game, although I do plenty of that. It’s something about the pace and often routine play that my reptile-nerd brain can’t seem to digest. Yet, since it’s intricately linked to Warcraft, has a [&hellip

Perfect World Entertainment Snaps Up Warframe Developer

Developer purchases by publishers are always interesting. When the publisher is a public company the news is almost immediate and often tips the hand of the company doing the purchasing. Of course, that’s if the company hasn’t made it perfectly clear, already and that’s exactly what Perfect World International has done. It is looking to expand into

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Kumbakharna

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

The Novel Post: World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria Review

This review of the World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria novel by Micky Neilson is of the spoiler-free variety. Check out the entire Blizzard catalog in our Extensive Extended Universe post. You may think that a comic released alongside Mists of Pandaria would revolve around the newly-discovered island in World of Warcraft but you’d be mostly incorrect.

Neverwinter Tyranny of Dragons Brings the New Class Scourge Warlock

  Who doesn’t love new classes and expansions? Coming on August 14th, the upcoming expansion Tyranny of Dragons will bring the Scourge Warlock to all players. To herald in this new expansion, Cryptic has unveiled the Season of Dragons – a community driven event that is chock full of ingame events, social media events, and

Marvel Heroes Anniversary Infographic Doesn’t Do It Justice

I’m not quite sure how I missed the recent update from David Brevik on the state of Marvel Heroes but I did. Release last week, the new blog post comes with an infographic solely focused on explaining exactly how far the game has come. From listening to the community to delivering on its own intended

The Strain Detailed in Latest DevSpeak (Video)

WildStar has only been available for a month. A month! This development is not holding Carbine Studios from releasing new content for its first MMORPG. Revealed just over a two week ago, the first Ultra Drop known as The Strain sees a mysterious toxin swarming over all of Nexus. Biological life is in danger on

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