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Devilian Beta Event 3

10 November 2015 | No Comments » | Pherephassa

devilianI love Trion games. Fighting dimensional hopping monsters in RIFT, shooting alien bugs in Defiance, playing legos in Trove, building farms in ArcheAge – there’s a lot to enjoy. I’m an inveterate game hopper, but I always end up returning to the Trion fold. If I weren’t bogged down in medical bills, I’d be dumping the bulk of a gaming budget their way. As it is, my last few game purchases have been theirs.
So, Devilian?  A new, action packed Trion game? I’m interested. Founder’s Packs are available for purchase, and the next beta event is coming up this weekend. Continue Reading

BlizzCon 2015: How Heroes of the Storm Remains Unique

9 November 2015 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Which head will you control?

The year 2015 was a hard reality for more than a few developers looking to break into the lucrative MOBA genre. As the fledgling genre has become more mainstream and more competitive titles, like Infinite Crisis, have failed to secure an audience largely due to a lack of diversification. Blizzard Entertainment read the writing on the wall during the early phases of Heroes of the Storm. The design team has since blown the MOBA community at large away with incredibly unique heroes, like Cho’Gall, Lost Vikings, Abathar or Murky, for its accessible take on the genre. Not to mention the relative baby steps the team’s Battlegrounds have brought. Continue Reading

BlizzCon 2015: First Impressions of New Overwatch Heroes

8 November 2015 | No Comments » | Jeremy Whittington

HeroLineup_BlizzCon_2015-smallBlizzCon was actually my first time to play Overwatch and all I can say is I’m hooked. I really enjoyed the team based game modes. It feels like a mixture of TF2 and a MOBA. The heroes you choose can drastically change your teams effectiveness.

I had a chance to run through most of the heroes including the three new ones. 

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BlizzCon 2015: The Incredible Creative Cosplay Community

7 November 2015 | No Comments » | Jonathon Whittington

BlizzCon 2015 Cosplay

Hopefully everyone has fully recovered from BlizzCon’s first day, if not it’s about time! But just in case you haven’t fully returned to the world of the living and you’re just forsaken around (bit of stretch?) we have a large collection of cosplay for you to indulge in. Also, if you ARE in serious need of medical attention (or resurrection, in this case) I do believe there are one or two Mercy’s below that are willing help.

Okay but seriously, if for some reason your in serious need of medical attention and you haven’t addressed it yet, GET HELP.

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BlizzCon 2015: Day 1 Dissected by the Pros

7 November 2015 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

A smidgen of new hotness from BlizzCon 2015.

If there’s one soundbite we’ve heard over and over it’s about the sheer amount of content BlizzCon 2015 has put forth. Blizzard Entertainment isn’t putting a show together on the back of just World of Warcraft, as it largely did until StarCraft II and Diablo 3 graced our harddrives in 2010 and 2012 respectively. This summer saw the release of Heroes of the Storm, preceded by the Hearthstone explosion in 2014. And soon we’ll have Overwatch to round out a nice half dozen properties to be showcased at BlizzCon. So yeah, there’s a lot. What better way to get through it all than with Seven, our buddy from

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BlizzCon 2015: League of Explorers First Impression

7 November 2015 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

League of Explorers Key ArtThis is a particularly odd first impression due to its incredibly short lifespan. Blizzard announced League of Explorers, the upcoming third Solo Adventure to the 40 million plus strong Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a mere six days before it plans on releasing the damn thing. To top it off, a mere two hours later the company decided to unveil all 45 cards that’ll unlock from your romp across Azeroth after the Staff of Origination during the ensuing Hearthstone-focused panel.

What does that leave me? Plenty, as it turn out. Continue Reading

BlizzCon 2015: Excitement, or Lack Thereof

6 November 2015 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

lh_blizzcon_2015_goodie_bagLet me start of with this, I know I’ll have an incredible time at BlizzCon 2015. I’ve covered the company, and the convention, long enough to know it’ll be a good show. With my time, the damage to my liver, and my money. The community ensures it regardless of the somewhat thankless effort the company itself puts into two days of self indulgence. That undeniable fact, one that had my fiancé, Shaktaji, demand I attend despite our wedding being two weeks later, isn’t why I’m here. It’s because I’m a pessimist. Continue Reading

The LoreHound 2015 SMITE Giveaway

4 November 2015 | 4 Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern


Lore Hound has been around the SMITE community since its inception. We’ve never featured a pro player, tackled every aspect of the community’s incredible growth or broken down every change in the forest of patch notes. But man, have we followed the game. We’ve educated players on early oddities, thrown together useful guides and dived deep, deep into the lore of the multi-pantheon Battleground of the Gods. Along the way we’ve picked up quite a few skills. Only one of those is related to the title of the post; our ability to gather swag. We’re using that to top last year’s Artemis Convention 2012 Giveaway. We’re going bigger! Continue Reading