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Filed Under:Entertainment / Video Games
Posts on Regator:2056
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Archived Since:June 4, 2010

Blog Post Archive

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

A Genre A Long Time Ago: Wedgeantilles Joins the Ranks of TOR

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 franchiese. We all had to start somewhere, and our resident Star Wars fan-boy Josh began his MMOG experience with Star

Swordsman Heading to Open Beta in July (Video)

Perfect World Entertainment announced that Swordsman, the latest title to grace its Arc gaming platform, will be moving its way to Open Beta after remaining in Closed Beta testing for only a short while. For one thing, players can expect a wipe ahead of the transfer on July 3. Another means that our Swordsman Closed Beta keys,

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Ullr

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

Marvel Heroes Joins LoreHound Cares Charity Event (Giveaway)

The fine folks over at Gazillion Entertainment are the charitable bunch. Not only did the company immediately offer it largest purchasable item for Marvel Heroes immediately after the MS150 City to Shore post went live, but the company is supporting the charity further. The marketing team for the free-to-play dungeon crawler is well known for its email-based

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Rama

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

Nickel-and-Diming – A Rant About Microtransactions

I’d like to preface this rant with a disclaimer: Don’t misunderstand me – I’m craving the mount; the hoarder in me begs that I get this for myself. I would impulsively do so, if it wasn’t for the price tag. You know what truly grinds my gears bothers me? When a company sells  merchandise for

SMITE Gains Another Hunter – Rama, the 7th Avatar of Vishnu

It seems Hi-Rez feels there’s not enough Hindu love in SMITE, as they are releasing a second Hindu god back-to-back with this first Hindu Hunter (Greek, Egyptian, and Mayan have two each!). He seems, upon first watch of his reveal video, that he is heavily reliant on auto-attacks, more so than Artemis or any other hunter. This will

SMITE Gets Even More Free with Ra-merica

USA! USA! USA! That’s right – just in time for Independence Day season (July 4th), Hi-Rez Studios adds the “Ra-merica” skin for Americans, and anyone who wants to have a riotous laugh at the over-the-top democratic pride Ra brings. This is a new seasonal skin, available as soon as the patch goes live until July

Get Your Swordsman Closed Beta Access Immediately (Giveaway)

Are you looking for something a bit different? A massive multiplayer online game that leaves the tropes of fantasy or science fiction? Something with a little bit of style to its combat? Swordsman may be what you’re looking for. Based upon the universe of Louis Cha the free-to-play title will engross players in the Ming Dynasty as

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