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Legacy of the Void Brutal Been Kicking my A$$

Earlier this year I took a dump on StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. The campaign was uncategorically juvenile. A revenge tale of the shallowest proportions. It took a few weeks before I gained the courage to continue the campaign trilogy with Legacy of the Void. I was worried. I feared that the final piece [&hellip

Pithy Opining: Black Desert Cash Shop Gouging

I didn’t expect this. Log into Black Desert closed beta the second, and 10 minutes later I’m primed for a rant.  RANT METER FULL!! I logged in to the game, made my character, ran through the first 2-3 quests, hit F3, and immediately logged out to rant. In case you’ve missed why this is such [&hellip

Nostalgia Time: Temple of Elemental Evil

I had all sorts of plans for how to progress with the telling of my adventures in Eberron and the Forgotten Realms. I sat down to start talking about the various classes and why I was having such a very difficult time deciding between them, and to go into more on how different statting choices [&hellip

Black Desert: Beta and Launch News + Giveaway!

First the important news – Black Desert launches March 3! Much, much sooner than I expected, but you will hardly  hear me complaining! Sandbox heaven, coming to a PC near you in less than a month! I never made it to high enough level to encounter pvp in the previous beta, so there’s no pvp [&hellip

Nostalgia Time: Dungeons and Dragons Online

It all began with D&D. It was the early 80s. I was an elementary school girl sitting by herself in the classroom with a book during recess because I wasn’t interested in playing house with the rest of the girls. But I wasn’t the only person in the classroom – and I slowly became aware [&hellip

The Heart of the Swarm Lacked the Subject

I’m only just beginning Legacy of the Void. You’ll recall that I shirked away from the Zerg campaign because, well, it sucked. It was very bad. Not only the campaign itself, but the additional gameplay elements that came with it. Evolution Missions were minute long distraction, Brutal difficulty was laughable after a few early missions [&hellip

PAX South: Neighborhorde First Impression

I’ve gotten older. My tastes in gaming have changed. There I’ve said it. I’ve come clean. Why did this happen to me, and most everyone I know? Simple, life. I don’t have as much time to get invested in a huge campaign story, or 30 hours a week to raid in an MMOG for the [&hellip

PAX South 2016: Speedrunners and Couch-Gaming

Thanks to the tinyBuild folks the LoreHound crew got a chance to try out SpeedRunners for the first time at Pax South 2016. Prior to PAX South, I personally played it either on my own spare time or locally with friends. To summarize the game’s quality: Speedrunners is an addictive combination of easy to pick-up [&hellip

PAX South: First Impressions – Lords of New York

Not being an avid card player, I was pleasantly surprised by Lords of New York. The game takes a very unique approach to poker as the studio aims to incorporate high stakes poker into a rise to the top story seen through the eyes of a 1920’s mobster who ends up in prison. The game’s [&hellip

PAX South 2016: Lore Trivia Contest

In addition to our normal convention coverage we’re once again running a convention-specific contest. In our best Lore Hound fashion, it’s entirely geared towards picking that mushy pink stuff you keep in that odd container on top of your torso. That’s right, it’s all about lore. Lore that resides in the deep recesses of your [&hellip

Let’s Blow This Thing and Go Home!

It’s been too long since I last updated this thread of TOR posts, so I feel like I’ll just say it – I’m done with Star Wars: The Old Republic. I was over the moon, I wanted to love it. I played the hell out of it for a short amount of time, and despite [&hellip

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Amaterasu

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

Blade and Soul or Black Desert?

This is the question that I’ve been asked the most lately. Blade and Soul or Black Desert? I only have time for one game, so which one is better? The short answer is due to health concerns taking up much of my time lately Blade and Soul will be available to play  by the time I [&hellip

What Trash the Heart of the Swarm Campaign Was

BlizzCon 2015 got me pumped for a Blizzard Entertainment product. Shocking, right? I mean, it’s not like it’s ever done that before. However, it’s normally a World of Warcraft expansion. Not this go around. The celebratory event was only days ahead of the impending launch to the conclusion to StarCraft II. Sadly, I hadn’t finished [&hellip

What Trash the Heart of the Storm Campaign Was

BlizzCon 2015 got me pumped for a Blizzard Entertainment product. Shocking, right? I mean, it’s not like it’s ever done that before. However, it’s normally a World of Warcraft expansion. Not this go around. The celebratory event was only days ahead of the impending launch to the conclusion to StarCraft II. Sadly, I hadn’t finished [&hellip

Video Games in Cuba: Development

In December 2014, Barack Obama and Raul Castro gave simultaneous speeches to their countries announcing that the United States of America and Cuba would, after decades, finally be normalizing relations. We jumped at the chance to see how video games exist, if at all, in the island nation that’s been, at least legally, so cut [&hellip

Black Desert: CB1 Preview Part 2

My salty tears continue to fall.. the servers are still dark and will be for some time. Last time I talked about quests, contribution and knowledge, so today I’ll begin in that vein and discuss building friendships with the NPCs of Black Desert. I love systems that let you interact with NPCs of a world. [&hellip

Top Five Posts of 2015

It’s always interesting as bloggers to see what the community most connects with. Sometimes you spend hours articulating a post, or weeks developing a column idea only to see them fall flat. Maybe initially, possibly forever. Occasionally, that same disappointment will magically be resurrected weeks or years later. Such as our ultimate necropost. Then there’s [&hellip

Black Desert: CB1 Preview Part 1

Let the salty tears begin – the first closed beta of Black Desert is over. The servers are shut down and dark … and I cannot play any more. It’s the season of gift giving, Daum! Turn them back on! :) In case you haven’t guessed it, I am in love with this game. I [&hellip

MOBA Monday: 2015 SMITE Giveaway

Should we throw some @PaladinsGame codes into the 2015 @SmiteGame #Giveaway that’s going on later today? Mayhaps. https://t.co/X18JYRG5j2 — Lore Hound (@LoreHound) December 21, 2015 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 [&hellip

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