Author Archives: Sharon Coone

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You can call her Coone or Racoone. She's a molecular bio/philosophy double major who reverts to an embarrassingly thick redneck accent when she gets flustered. 60% League of Legends, 50% sarcasm, and 100% sure that philosophy majors can pull off inaccurate percentage calculations if they want.

Artist’s “Genesis 2014″ Turns Video Games Into Religious Frescoes

What would art from the late Middle Ages look like if the likes of Giotto and Duccio got their hands onto classic Sega Genesis games like Street Fighter 2 or Space Invaders? Dan Hernandez, the sole artist behind the “Genesis 2014″ exhibit, dares to find out. Hernandez blends old religious stylizations with pop culture to form “eccentric comparisons” between 2 mediums you wouldn’t expect to get along. The title of the collection references both the Book of Genesis, the biblical creation stories, [...]

Nate Wells, Lead Artist for Last of Us, Leaves Naughty Dog for Giant Sparrow

Seems like there’s more job hopping around the video game industry these days than a something something frog analogy. That lackluster metaphor’s going to have to cut it for now, because Nate Wells, lead artist for The Last of Us, has left Naughty Dog and joined Giant Sparrow as an art director. This information comes via Nate Wells’s twitter profile, updated with his new title. Wells’s credentials include art for Bioshock, System Shock 2, and games of the Thief series. He’s also voice acted for a [...]

 

League of Legends Trials of the Poro: Mustached Champion Joining the Fields of Justice

Deep in the snowy, war-torn lands of Freljord, one poro embarks on an epic journey for freedom, bravery… and poro snax. What can I say, poros can’t get enough of the gooey treats, and sometimes their big appetites lead them into a little trouble. By trouble, I mean smack dab in the middle of a Freljord battlefield. Luckily, a new League of Legends champion, previewed in the video, is there to rescue our brave poro, and gift him with a [...]

 

Ready Your Murlocs, Hearthstone for iPad Available Now

The day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Blizzard’s online card game, Hearthstone, is finally available for iPad. Now you can summon hordes of murlocs, fire blast enemies, and Leeeeeroy Jenkins anywhere your heart desires. Warning: trailer hints that participating in Hearthstone for iPad may cause spontaneous wild west shootouts to occur during your lunch breaks. Even if multiplayer isn’t your cup of tea, Blizzard recently announced a single player campaign, Curse of Naxxramas, to keep all the solo lovers out there [...]

New Evolve Screenshots Showcase Impressive Beasts

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a hulking beast and bashing your friends’ virtual brains in, then you should be on the lookout for Evolve, the upcoming title from Turtle Rock Studios. The multiplayer shooter pits prey against predator, as players will choose a daring hunter or gruesome monster in a competitive 4v1 match. Six new screenshots of Turtle Rock’s title surfaced today, giving some insight into the evolving monsters and 4v1 game style. Most of the images showcase the awesome [...]

Curse of Naxxramas: Hearthstone Single Player Adventure Mode Announced

Are you addicted to Hearthstone? Yes? Good! Read on. If you’re not addicted to Hearthstone, then prepare to be, because Blizzard has just announced Curse of Naxxramas, a single player adventure mode for everyone’s favorite WoW-themed, online card game. Players will battle through the 5 wings of the Naxxramas, an ancient dungeon filled with old favorites like the horror-stuffed Patchwerk, the cuddly arachnid Maexxna, and fungal beast Loatheb. By overcoming the trials of Naxxramus, you’ll be gaining cards for your Hearthstone deck. 30 [...]

Raise Your Urf: The Best of League of Legends URF Mode

Merry URF-mas! Not sure what that means? Since the dawn of time (or for the past week), the holiday of URF has been known as the period following April Fools, during which Ultra Rapid Fire mode is enabled for League of Legends. If you want more info, watch this video, or for a quick lowdown on URF perks, check out the Awesome Buff of Awesomely Awesome Buffing below. If you haven’t gotten a chance to play Ultra Rapid Fire, or if you [...]

League of Legends – Into the Rift: Ziggs, The Hexplosives Expert

If you’re a mighty Twinfiknight, you might know about our Dota 2 series, Heropedia. Since Dota shouldn’t get to have all the fun, and seeing as I spent 12 hours playing League of Legends yesterday, I figured I would do something similar for LoL. I’ll be regularly outputting some form of helpful info about something LoL related. Could I be more specific? Nope, because I’m foreseeing random urges to talk about a variety of League things and who knows where my wisdom will [...]

A Night With Naughty Dog: 10 Facts Behind Making The Last of Us

What did you do this past Thursday? Mhmm, that’s cool, but I can’t hear you. Unfortunately, you’re talking to your computer screen. So I’ll just make this a whole lot less awkward now and tell you about my trip to a Naughty Dog design panel this past Thursday night. I got a free yo-yo, met some cool game designers, and spoke with a few people from The Last of Us team, who took a break from collecting every award to come [...]

 

League of Legends Ultra Rapid Fire Update, Courtesy of Rito

It’s that time of year again. All of our favorite companies are getting together and showing us what they’ve got up their sleeves. No, it’s not E3. It’s April Fools’ Day! Of course, I play League of Legends through midnight and into the wee morning hours, like any healthy person would (shut up it’s healthy). My perfectly normal habit means two things: 1) I’ll be passing out in Metaphysics class tomorrow, and 2) I’m already being swarmed with the jovial, [...]

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