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Blog Profile / Lore Hound

Filed Under:Entertainment / Video Games
Posts on Regator:1998
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Archived Since:June 4, 2010

Blog Post Archive

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Thanatos

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

PAX East 2014 Exclusive: The Uncanny Lure of Prodigy; A Board/Video Game (Video)

The background technology has been under development at Hanakai Studio for years. Focusing on iterating until the company had a working prototype of a NFC (near-field connection) board, the Paris, France based developer launched a Kickstarter campaign on April 2, 2014. Just three days later and the board and video game community had completely funded

What The Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Founder’s Program Isn’t

A few weeks back behaviour Interactive announced a Founder’s program for Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade. The post detailed the perks involved with the program, including its three objectives and a list of the expected goodies to be included in the early adopters purchase. Skins, decorations, exclusive vehicles are all on the docket. However, the message was

ArcheAge Founder’s Packs Now on Sale

I’ve been watching ArcheAge for a long time.  I think I first became aware of it in 2010, which in video game time is lifetimes ago. I love sandbox games, and at the time, ArcheAge was the only real one on the horizon. So I’ve been watching its slow progress toward American localization with mixed trepidation and

Fun Facts About Gaming in the United States

Gaming is an integral part of many Americans lives. That’s not a blanket statement because I am a video game journalist/blogger/marketing guru. It’s a cold hard fact. Well, it’s a cold hard fact that’s a bit biased. It’s a fact that came from a recent Entertainment Software Association, a lobbyist group that represents the video

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Zhong Kui

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

Star Trek Online Enters Ninth Season with ‘A New Accord’ (Video)

Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios continue to drive the storyline of the Star Trek universe in new directions with the latest content patch for Star Trek Online. The ninth major content patch recently went live for the free-to-play title. A New Accord continues the story from the previous episode, A Step Between Stars, and sees

PAX East 2014 Exclusive: Game of Thrones: Ascent Gets Every Chicken in the Room (Video)

Disruptor Beam is at it again, adding new content to its popular MMORPG Game of Thrones: Ascent at blazing fast speeds. CEO Jon Radoff catches the Lore Hound audience up on the latest features added since the end of HBO’s third season of George. R. R. Martin’s sprawling high court drama. Disruptor Beam isn’t stopping

PAX East 2014 Exclusive: The Game Design Behind Li Li, Brightwing, Murky, Zagara & HotS

If you’ve followed Blizzard Entertainment, oh, for the last twenty years or so, you know that the company tends to keep everything close to its chest. Not so with its latest crop of games. Starting with Diablo III: Reaper of the Souls, the company has been very open about its development ideas, unleashing open betas

Don’t Get Sleepy with SMITE Patch 1.02091.1: Kumbakharna Awakes

I’ll admit, this new Hindu god sure makes me sleepy just trying to figure out how to pronounce his name. Is it KHUM-bah-karn-ah or KOOM-bha-karn-ah? I don’t know – and I think he barely knows as well considering he’s barely awake even for the team fights! This patch also brings Isis a new skin; which

PAX East 2014 Exclusive: Hearthstone Dives into Naxxramas, iPad (Video)

Hey, east coasters, you’re on notice from here on out. Blizzard Entertainment, a company rarely seen outside its home coast largely comprised of its home state of California, made the cross continental trek to Boston, MA this past weekend. Those dedicated developers and marketers brought with them all the big properties, from World of Warcraft to Heroes

Neverwinter: Curse of Icewind Dale Release Date Announced!

I’ve been playing Dungeons and Dragons … well, for a really long time now. First with the pen and paper basic red box, throwing around some dice with my buddies, then I picked up video games when they started coming out, starting with Pools of Radiance, and moving on down. I played Neverwinter Nights – the original

PAX East 2014 Exclusive: Star Trek Timelines Revives “Who’s your favorite Captain?” Debate

That’s right, just mere minutes into his interview with Disruptor Beam CEO Jon Radoff, iTZKooPA hit the genius behind Game of Thrones: Ascent with the divisive question. You’ll have to watch to catch that reaction and so much more juicy information on the just-announced multiplatform title. However, as the astute Star Trek fans will notice,

PAX East 2014 Exclusive: Infinite Crisis Competing in the Cramped MOBA Genre & Launch Date

Creative Director Cardell Kerr and iTZKooPA kick off their latest interview discussing the rise of Infinite Crisis and how it has begun to attract eSports attention well before its release. Need evidence? Simply listen carefully to the background noise featuring an on-going match on the other side of a wall! With thousands of gamers rediscovering Infinite Crisis

World of Darkness Goes Dark

Another one bites the dust… this time before it’s even live. CCP announced this morning that it is halting all development on the World of Darkness MMO, and focusing its studio entirely upon the EVE franchise.  The 56 employees at the Atlanta studio that had been working on the MMO have lost their jobs due

Warhammer 40K: The Great Devourer

The new Warhammer 40k newsletter is chock full of cool stuff! New level designers have joined the team, some details on the founder’s program have been given, and the Tyranids have made their appearance, complete with WIP screenshots. I loves me some Tyr-hunting, and WIPs are always fun to look at, so this is a

Lore Hound Heading to PAX East 2014

Oh, that’s right. There’s that giant convention going on. I should start driving. If you’re attending, don’t miss the AppJunkies panel on Friday at 11:30. Yours truly will be one of the panelists! Be sure to follow @LoreHound and @iTZKooPA for immediate updates. Full coverage to begin early next week!

Wonder What’s Going on in the Star Trek Universe? (Video)

You need look no further than the above trailer to get caught up. Reminds me, when the heck are they going to make a new show? Movies are good and all, but I need more!

The Elder Scrolls Online – The Siege Cinematic Trailer

ZeniMax Online’s freshman entry and a universe everyone has been clamoring to play in with other is finally upon the greater gaming culture. Gaze at the glory of The Elder Scrolls Online opening cinematic above

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