Posts From Loren Mc Clain

Universal Orlando changing Eeylops Owl Emporium into sweet shop

If you love the sweet treats at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, it looks like you’re going to be in luck, without having to take a

Duck Hunt game hidden inside menu of Heroes of the Storm

With every new hero added to the Heroes of the Storm roster there comes a new and unique menu screen. Earlier last week, Kharazim, the Monk from Diablo 3 was

South Africa makes competitive Heroes of the Storm debut

South Africans haven’t heard much about Heroes of the Storm in a competitive sense since its release from closed beta. Blizzard’s free-to-play MOBA has been fairly successful overseas with a

Exclusive rewards for players in both Heroes of the Storm and Diablo 3

Cross-game rewards anyone? Since Heroes of the Storm is set to update next week with the release of Kharazim, a monk from Diablo 3’s sanctuary, a vast array of cross-game

Blizzard announces three heroes and new map for Heroes of the Storm

In recent days, Blizzard announced three new heroes coming to Heroes of the Storm, one from each of its major well-known franchises, and introduced a new battleground. One of the

Harry Potter Funko POP! figures

On the day of Harry Potter’s 35th birthday and J.K. Rowling’s 50th, July 31st, Funko has released a series of Harry Potter themed POP! figures. There are currently eight figures released:

The immortal King Leoric enters Heroes of the Storm

Diablo‘s undead skeleton king, Leoric, arrived auspiciously in Blizzard’s MOBA Heroes of the Storm. Living up to his name, the iconic villain is really undead and is a playable warrior character.

The many faces of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s crime-solving hero has donned many hats, quite literally. He’s been seen sporting as an action hero, a teen, a cokehead, even as an animated cartoon canine.

September issue of ‘True Believers’ set to have Women of Marvel theme

On June 6, 2015, Marvel announced at Special Edition: NYC a new set of its $1 introductory titles labeled “True Believers.” This new group is slated to come out in

Disney planning live-action ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ from Fantasia

Another live-action film from Disney is on its way. Disney is developing a live-action movie based on the iconic “Night on Bald Mountain,” the closing sequence from the 1940 animated

Blizzard censors ‘Heroes of the Storm’ character over ratings

Developed by Blizzard Entertainment, Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game that is set to be released June 2, 2015, but questions have been raised

Disney and Vans partner again with shoes, backpacks and more

Back in 2013 Disney teamed up with Vans skate shoes to create a Vault collection of Disney-themed shoes featuring an array of prints in six styles. This year, they did

Play the dino, be the dino in Lego Jurassic World

Due to hit store shelves June 12th, Lego Jurassic World features dinosaurs, dinosaurs, and more dinosaurs as previewed in the new trailer. Of course, with a lead up like that

Activision Blizzard turns to internet sales for future

How much does the Internet influence the way games are made and sold? The answer is a lot. On Wednesday, in the first-quarter fiscal earning reports, Activision Blizzard – the

Superheroes of the Middle Ages

Lee Falk’s The Phantom, a prototypal superhero who debuted in 1936, followed by Superman in 1938; what if I were to tell you stories of superheroes existed well before that?

Violent video games as teaching tools

Video games have long been condemned for excessive violence and gore, but such games may also provide some teachable moments for gamers and military alike. Scholars, humanitarian groups, and even

Sesame Street movie in development

The Big Bird to hit the Big Screen? After earning 159 Emmy Awards, more than any other televisions show, the characters from the Street are coming to a theater near you. The Tracking

Preserving abandoned games, even for museums, is illegal because ‘hacks’

Are you considering restoring that vintage game to full functionality? Well, perhaps you shouldn’t. The Entertainment Software Association says that restoring the functionality of older video games that are no

Top ten superhero comic book tropes

Comic book tropes can be tiresome, especially when one sees the same common situations, gadgets, and scenes repeatedly. However, these commonplace tropes have withstood the test of time, despite being

Xbox One consumes $250 million worth of energy a year

A simple change could potentially save America’s Xbox One users up to $250 million annually on their energy bills; however, Microsoft is avoiding making any such changes. Even when your