Posts Tagged ‘hi-rez studios’

LoreHound Cares: MS 150 City to Shore Community Drive & Massive Giveaway

11 June 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

I’ve been drumming up donations for charities or directly volunteering for as long as I can remember. I may not know what I had for breakfast yesterday, but I know I’ve been at soup kitchens, barking out raffle deals and greeting guests since before I hit the awkward pizza face voice cracking combo. Now that I’m over exactly none of those embarrassing “growing pains” – yet stopped growing because genetics – I’ve only increased my charitable actions.

Why’s this matter to you, the Lore Hound community? Simple, as my latest and most ambitious drive for MS 150 City to Shore Lore Hound is allowing me to make it a giveaway event for the blog! This means you’ll receive many opportunities to win awesome skins, beta access and card packs for everything from Hearthstone to SMITE.

Donating is simple, even my Mom can do it. Simply head over to the dedicated iTZKooPA donation page and follow the instructions. It’s exactly like purchasing something from Amazon. Be sure to add ‘LH’ or ‘Lore Hound’ in the name field so we know you came from the site!

Now if altruism isn’t enough for you then allow me to get on with the prizes. Head to the other side of the cut for the expected giveaway package. There’s even proof that they’re already in my possession! Continue Reading

Hi-Rez Studios Partners with Level Up to bring SMITE to Latin America and Stirs Up Controversy Doing So

11 June 2014 | 1 Comment » | LHStaff

As SMITE continues to grow almost on a weekly basis, Hi-Rez pushes to expand their market reach into other regions of the world such as Asia. Similar to their partnership with Tencent August of last year, Hi-Rez announced last week that they will partner up with the Brazilian publishing company, Level Up Gaming, to bring SMITE to Latin America.

However, if that name sounds familiar to you, that’s because Level Up also helped publish Ragnarok Online and Perfect World. Well, you’re not alone, as the SMITE community quickly took to both the official forums and Reddit to exclaim their worries about the new deal. You can see what it was like for a few days:


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SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Geb

10 June 2014 | 4 Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Dear crits. You've been negated. <3 Geb

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 represent on the field of Hi-Rez Studios’ upcoming MOBA.

Lore: Geb is a middle generation of the Egyptian royal family known as the Ennead. Comprising of his grandfather Atum, his parents, wife/sister Nut and their offspring Osiris, Set, Isis and Nephthys, the collection reigned over the most important aspects of Egyptian life. Geb and wife Nut represented the Earth and Sky respectively. The domain of the Earth in such a fickle ecological system meant Geb was highly regarded, feared and worshiped.

Geb, like most of his counterparts, saw his lore modified during the reign of Egyptian society. It wasn’t until more recent times that Geb become a deity depicted as one with Earth and vegetation. Previous to the bearded, plant-bearing anthropomorphic model scene in later periods, the God of Earth could be seen as a crocodile, ram or bull. More famous was his depiction as humanoid in body with the head of a snake. The serpents being regarded as sons of the Earth. Earthquakes, the barren desert and vital Nile crops were all at his behest. Continue Reading

Warp Zone Uploads New Episode of “The Office of SMITE”: Casual Friday

7 June 2014 | No Comments » | Mordil

Now, I’ve never been one to find The Office particularly funny. In fact, I’ve only watched 15 minutes of one episode.

However, given the internet likes to make memes about shows and post spoilers, I’ve learned the basics of the shows premise and methods.

The Warp Zone has been semi-regularly recreating that same cinematography but with a dash of SMITE.

Their latest episode, Casual Friday, pokes fun at all the in-game premium skins Hi-Rez Studios offers for their MOBA that is currently #3 on the market (according to MMOHuts).

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LAN Livestream & Giveaways This Weekend (Video)

6 June 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

No need for much introduction on this one. That’s mainly because I drove a solid 8 hours to get to this destination. Starting a few moments after this posting, we’ll be firing up the Twitch channel and streaming a variety of video games through the weekend. The stream will go up and down over the course of the next 36 hours as I attempt to indoctrinate others into SMITE, play my first matches of Titanfall since last year’s convention season – hint, I’ll be terrible – showcase WildStar and whatever else suits my fancy.

Furthermore, codes will be given out for a variety of MOBAs, from Heroes of Newerth to Dawngate. Come join the shenanigans. Viewer matches are strongly encouraged! Hit the jump to get started.

Caution: We’re in the wild, so there’s a solid chance at overhearing some poor language or nasty comments. You’ve been warned. Continue Reading

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Nu Wa

3 June 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

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 represent on the field of Hi-Rez Studios’ new MOBA.

Lore: Nu Wa, one of the gods of antiquity in China, is a being of considerable power. Born of the loins of the Jade Emperor himself, she is one of the few female gods of any pantheon to be credited with creation, albeit only of humanity. Her very age has led to scholars producing numerous folk tales for the guardian of heaven. From creator to wife, Nu Wa is most commonly known for protecting and repairing the heavens after catastrophes.

That story is oft retold with slight variations. In short, the Four Pillars that held up the Universe crumble, leaving both realms in chaos. Floods, fires and death reign. As the creator of humanity, Nu Wa takes it upon herself to protect her creation. To do so, she tempered five-colored stones to mend the heavens and sacrificed the feet of Ao, the Great Turtle, to support the pillars holding the heavens. Continue Reading

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Janus

27 May 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

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 represent on the field of Hi-Rez Studios’ new MOBA.

Lore: The two-faced god Janus is the Roman god with the power over beginnings and transitions. This puts gates, doors, passages and time under his reign. Like Thursday, Janus also lended his name to the month of January, which made the transition from the Julian calendar of the Roman period (and well beyond) to the Gregorian reform that’s in use today. The title is likely to please the one that looks forward and backwards, marking the transition from one year and one month to the next. This transitional oversight is nearly omnipresent, from birth to death, war to peace and journeys to destination. Janus oversaw it all.

Uncommon to the Roman pantheon, Janus, the God of Beginnings and Transitions, had no equal in the predecessor pantheon of ancient Greece. Continue Reading

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Ah Muzen Cab

20 May 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

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 represent on the field of Hi-Rez Studios’ new MOBA.

Lore: Ah Muzen Cab is revered as the Maya God of Bees, but this declaration wasn’t his alone as it is believed different areas of the empire held their own bee gods and veneration for honey. So revered was the sticky substance and the small creatures that created it during crop pollination that Ah Muzen Cab, and those like him, were worshipped in temples for their contributions to everyday life.

The very mythology that bore Ah Muzen Cab allowed his legend to largely vanish to the annuls of history. Or, perhaps, that was the result of their oral history being destroyed so swiftly by Old World microbes that the language barrier between the forgone Maya civilization didn’t have time to pass to the conquerors and absorbed. Regardless of the reason, little knowledge of Ah Muzen Cab’s history, lineage or deeds survives. What we do know is that bees and their honey sustained life, and as a honey brew would attest, happiness. Thus, this forgotten god did not disappear with the civilization that raised temples to him. Continue Reading