Posts Tagged ‘SMITE’

PAX South 2016: Lore Trivia Contest – Mass Effect Edition

30 January 2016 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

lore_trivia_banner_pax-southIn 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 brain. If you’re lucky enough to be attending the annual trade show in San Antonio then you may get picked to be on camera, so keep a look out for the crew. Fear not, you can play remotely too! Continue Reading

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Amaterasu

21 January 2016 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

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

Allow us to introduce you to a whole new pantheon. One that has been teased by Hi-Rez Studios for months. That’s right lore junkies, the Japanese pantheon is now live and playable with the recent release of Amaterasu (not to be confused with Amatera)! Continue Reading

Top Five Posts of 2015

24 December 2015 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

case17_2It’s always interesting as bloggers to see what the community most connects with. Sometimes you spend hours articulating a post, or weeks developing a column idea only to see them fall flat. Maybe initially, possibly forever. Occasionally, that same disappointment will magically be resurrected weeks or years later. Such as our ultimate necropost. Then there’s the left hand. When you throw together something little more than a rant, love note or news piece and it explodes in popularity. To be honest, it can be a little enraging. Continue Reading

MOBA Monday: 2015 SMITE Giveaway

21 December 2015 | 1 Comment » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern


MOBA Monday is a weekly showcase of how to perform, eh, let’s go with adequately – we hope – in a massive online battle arena. The streaming squad features the hottest, upcoming or most interesting titles of their and the communities fancy for a few rounds of PvP shenanigans in our weekly Twitch channel staple.

Alright, folks the time is upon us. The first round of the Lore Hound 2015 SMITE Giveaway is here. Thanks to you and others of the SMITE community spreading the word of our gratifying wares we’ve breached not one, but two milestones that’ll be celebrated on tonight’s stream. The first, and easily the most poignant, is that we’re now greenlight to join the masses on YouTube Gaming after having finally coming out of subscriber stagnation to surpass the 500 sub requirement. Thanks for that. And to thank you for that, we’ll be dishing out a quad of Tyr 2015 Convention skins. Some live (to chat or to camera) and some to random YouTube subscribers*. Continue Reading

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Chiron

10 December 2015 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

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

Lore: Chiron is an old god, born of a union between the titan Cronus and the nymph Philyra. A simple union wouldn’t make a centaur-like being. Chiron is half horse, half man because Cronus entered the union under a guise. The guise of a horse. Unlike other centaur, known for debauchery and violence especially when indulging, Chiron was of the utmost intelligence. A healer, astrologer and oracle he was raised by foster parents Apollo and Artemis who instilled the most noble of values. Living in Mount Pelion most of his life, he had three daughters and a son with nymph-wife Chariclo. His offspring didn’t make him the revered teacher that he is. That distinguishment comes from his pupils. His many pupils. The likes of Ajax, Medusa’s killer Perseus, Achilles, Theseus and Heracles were all under his tutelage. Despite Chiron’s best intentions, those known most famously for being under his training are so due to their violent proclivities. None are known for the more passive teachings of peace, poetry and diplomacy. Continue Reading

The LoreHound 2015 SMITE Giveaway

4 November 2015 | 6 Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

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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

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Sol

20 October 2015 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

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

Lore: Sol, the definition of an astronomical time. The name of a somewhat bland beer. Sun in the Latin tongue. And the name of the Sun god in both Roman and Norse pantheons. Today, we’re focusing on that very final interpretation from the people of northern Europe. As with much of the Norse pantheon our knowledge of Sol is best detailed in the epic poems of Sturluson and those before him. Born of Mundilfari, the children were deemed so glorious that he named them after heavenly bodies. Sol became the sun and her brother, Mani, became the moon. Annoyed at such narcissism the gods put them in the heavens with their namesakes and sicked Fenrir’s children on them to ensure they drag their heavenly bodies across the sky without fail. Continue Reading

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Xing Tian

1 October 2015 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern
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Why not use a Monty Python reference for a Chinese deity?

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

Lore: What do you do if you’ve just been bested. No, more than bested. You were decapitated. You die, right? But let’s say you’re immortal. You don’t necessarily die die. You’d probably admit defeat, move on to something new. Perhaps someone is looking for a sort of gorey bird bath.  Any deity, demigod or god that has the chutzpah to continue his modus operandi after such a loss deserves the title of The Relentless. Xian Tian, a mere deity, earned it exactly that way.

Living purely for the purpose of fighting the Supreme Divinity, Xing Ting eventually succumbed when he lost his head. Dude stood up, was all Monty Python and bellowed out “Tis a flesh wound.” That bellowing didn’t come from his new bowling ball. No, it came from his belly button, which he, through sheer will, morphed into a fully functional mouth. For eyes he put use into male nipples. His head became so pointless, such a vestigial distraction that he allowed it to remain buried underneath the Changyang Mountain. Continue Reading