12 June 2013
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Hey. Did you know that I am Irish? No? Well, it’s the (unfortunate) truth. This means a few simple things. First, there’s some sort of curse that I need to be worried about. Not exactly sure what that means quite yet. Second, I’ve this unfortunate skin condition of not being able to OH GOD IS THAT NATURAL SUNLIGHT?!
Now that I am back under an umbrella with a built-in T-shirt, Sunblock 5000, and the where with all to hide under every shadow in the immediate vicinity, I can present you with some new, key information on Infinite Crisis. That’d be the news that Turbine Entertainment has developed a new map for the upcoming MOBA. Not that SMITE hasn’t been eloquent with its intentions, but IC is hoping to surprise its competition with Coast City, an all-new gameplay option.
The new, two-lane map features a pair of lanes, turrets, Power Relays for map vision and the infamous Doomsday Device. Don’t believe me? Check out the trailer below. If you dare. Wuss.
30 May 2013
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In a vain sense of marketing, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and MLG have signed a partnership for the upcoming MOBA from Turbine Entertainment. Never mind the fact that Infinite Crisis is in super early closed beta testing. In fact, the exciting property only has a handful of playable gods and has been tested by a large audience just twice. Let’s not forget that Turbine Entertainment, while and incredibly talented and experienced MMORPG developer, has never been heralded for its PvP expertise. Let alone development of an massive multiplayer battle arena.
It’s not that I’m pessimistic. In fact, by nature I am quite the opposite. It’s just that the company, and title, are in the earliest of stages. Time, even if it’s at the parent corporate level, is best spent tailoring the game before making third-party agreements. Sure, the long-term expectations speaks volumes for the confidence WBIE has in its subsidiary, but the timing is wrong. All wrong.
The synergy of competitive play and the DC universe will kick off in a few weeks at E3. Come June 11-13, players from Complexity and Curse Academy will compete live from the WB Games booth.
I can’t wait to see how the professional teams showcase how broken a game so early in development is…
29 May 2013
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Turbine Entertainment had a busy schedule before the Memorial Day holiday, which I enjoyed immensely as I hope you did. But you’re not hear sheerly for pleasantries. You want the delectable details, succulent stills and vivacious video reveals from Infinite Crisis. The upcoming MOBA is unlocking new champions at a rapid fire pace. True, most of it has been focused on the Batman multiverse but it appears those bounds have been broken.
The most recent unveiling is Cyborg, the fallen athlete known as Victor Stone. Cyborg is best known as the quintessential superhero of DC Comics since the launch of “The New 52” in 2011. In game, he plays the role of a burst power-based ranged character. Each skill augments his hand cannon, unleashing health-based damage, debuffs, AoE damage and stuns, and a personal buff. His ultimate, well, it’s basically a perfectly-itemized shot.
Shazam, a electrified teenager, plays the unusual role of a melee power character with strong initiation and survivability. Those last two are mighty important because Shazam is a mere mortal. The Energy-based character relies on his high restoration to launch his attacks, crowd control, and AoE. Shazam features a two abilities as his third, which players can switch between to restore energy or increase power.
Check out both trailers and new art for Green Lantern after the jump.
22 May 2013
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Turbine Entertainment is certainly a busy bee. The Massachusetts-based developer is continuing to produce a breathtaking amount of content for Lord of the Rings Online, its first MOBA, the upcoming Infinite Crisis, and Dungeons & Dragons Online. The company has even returned to its roots, patching the age old game that put it on the map Asheron’s Call and reviving its sequel.
Today, the company announced that the second expansion for DDO will be heading to servers near you on August 19. Originally announced way back in February, Shadowfell Conspiracy introduces two new Adventure Packs, Wheloon and Stormhorns, bringing a prison city and treacherous mountain passes to the Forgotten Realms.
Players that want Turbine to take their money early can allow the company to do so. If you crack that leather you’ll be rewarded with a collection of bonus items, from an extra character slot to a collection of cosmetic and companion characters.
Oh, and if you’re too excited to wait to head to Epic Level 28 Update 18: Disciplines of Shadow, rthe prequel to Shadowfell Conspiracy, went live today.
Check out the latest screenshots, including images of the pre-purchase items after the cut. The full list of pre-purchase items for Collector’s and Standard editions are keeping those images company behind that dangerous button.
18 May 2013
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The latest addition to the roster of Infinite Crisis is Gaslight Joker, yet another Batman villain. This multiverse character is a hardcore beefcake, capable of absorbing ridiculous amounts of damage. That’s a good attribute to have, as Gaslight Joker loses health each time he uses an ability. His passive replaces it as the character picks up credits.
Playing a bit like Zac of League of Legends fame, Batman’s arch nemesis isn’t a one-trick pony. Gaslight Joker features many support capabilities, including a healing debuff and fear. In addition, the trickster can be built to produce a substantial amount of damage in his own right.
The reveal trailer after the cut markets Gaslight Joker as a high sustain tank. Yet one can easily see that Gaslight Joker can seemingly be built in a variety of ways, depending on need. Now if only I could get in the closed beta to see if my suspicions are correct.
9 May 2013
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The latest product from the MMORPG experts at Turbine Entertainment has entered its closed beta testing phase. First revealed barely over a month ago, Infinite Crisis is now denying gamers left and right from playing all your DC Comics favorites. From Batman to, well, another Batman and villains, to Green Lantern, the characters are ready to duke it out to achieve supreme dominance of the multiverse.
In addition to the entry of a select few to early testing, Turbine and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment unveiled the latest god trailer. Sticking with the Dark Knight universe, the latest spotlight highlights none other than the Joker. The criminal mastermind is a unique ranged physical character with high sustainability thanks to lifesteal and support abilities. Fragile and powerful, he plays best at mid range ready to attack or turn tail at a moment’s notice.
There are boundless enemies and heroes yet to be revealed. Stay tuned to Lore Hound for all the latest on Infinite Crisis.
6 May 2013
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Judging by the length of the books and the tomes of additional content that’s come out since, including posthumously, Lord of the Rings Online players don’t have too much to worry about. And if you were starting to worry recently, Turbine Entertainment timed their announcement like an Apple product being created. Just in time!
The company, which recently announced the DC Comics MOBA Infinite Crisis, will be releasing the latest update to the MMORPG on May 13. Update 11: Treachery of the White Hand will set players through adventures across five new areas as they continue the LotRO epic storyline. In addition to the areas of Wildermore, gamers can partake in a vamp of mounted combat, a key component of Riders of Rohan, or enjoy new daily and VIP benefits.
Hit the jump for the static glory that is to be Treachery of the White Hand. Continue Reading
4 May 2013
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The reveals just keeps coming for Infinite Crisis. Just a scant few days after the reveal of the multitude of Wonder Womens to be made available in the multiverse Turbine Entertainment returns to the universe of Batman to reveal a pair of his leading ladies. Your standard Poison Ivy and Gaslight Catwomen will be joining the roster of the upcoming F2P DC Comics MOBA.
Oh, and let’s not forget that other bit of big news from this week, closed beta! Turbine Entertainment announced that the title will be heading to its closed beta testing phase next Wednesday, May 8. Interested parties (everyone?!) can sign up at the official website.
Poison Ivy is a hybrid character capable of providing dedicated support through healing and speed buffs to allies and debuffs to foes, or a vicious AoE damage dealer capable of keeping target’s within her pain range. The former thief from steampunk Gotham, Gastlight Catwoman is a melee assassin that relies on stealth. She may sound a lot like Nightmare Batman, but the feline friend has her own twist.
Past the cut are the trailers for the two loveliest ladies of the Batman universe. Continue Reading