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SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Skadi

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

The Novel Post: World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 Review

This review of the World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 by Chris Metzen et al. is of the spoiler-free variety. Check out the entire Blizzard catalog in our Extensive Extended Universe post. Chronicling the world of Warcraft is no short order. Lore Hound was, effectively, founded for that express purpose. Diving into the myriad of [&hellip

Neverwinter: What’s This Maze Engine Thing?

Welcome to the Dungeons and Dragons universe, a world that is entirely based on your roll of the dice… and your “evil” best friend that controls all the mishaps that may happen to you and your imaginary level five Paladin. It is a fair world…until he totally decided to make up a monster that you [&hellip

Hearthstone: The WoW Gateway Drug

Many fans of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft know very little about the universe that spawned it. Many probably don’t care. Others are interested in the background to this tavern game. Players of Warcraft or World of Warcraft shouldn’t fault these newcomers either way. After all, numerous hardcore raiders can’t tell their Watcher from an Elemental [&hellip

Hearthstone: Who Are These Old Gods & Why Do They Whisper?

Earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment dropped another notice on the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft community. The next set of cards is entitled the Whispers of the Old Gods. For players introduced to Warcraft from Hearthstone itself there are likely numerous questions. Who are these Old Gods? Why are their whispers of such interest? Of such [&hellip

DDO Nostalgia:Tips for a 2016 Newbie

Another week off due to health concerns, but here I am again so let’s get this party rolling! Now that I have regaled you all with tales of things like my old garish fondness for neon greens and oranges and waxed enthusiasm about how much fun I’ve been having,  it’s time to actually dig into [&hellip

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Raijin

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

Exclusive Interview: 20XX Alpha Learnings, Lore & Easter Eggs

In late 2015, Trauma introduced iTZKooPA, a host of our Instance Gratification livestream since its pre-Twitch inception, to 20XX. He sold it simply, “It’s Mega Man” and the cliff walker was in. The two, neither having been close followers of the Kickstarter campaign nor, like the rest of the world, partaking in any recent Mega [&hellip

PAX South: Mass Effect Lore Trivia Responses

Do you know your Commander Shepard from your Commander Shepard? How about your dialogue selection A from dialogue selection B? During the recent PAX South we queried showgoers on the finer points of BioWare science fiction epic Mass Effect. A title that was catnip to oh so many of us here at Lore Hound. That’s [&hellip

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

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