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Hunt orcs in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor this October

Alongside the above story trailer, developer Monolith Productions has revealed that its upcoming Tolkien-inspired action roleplaying game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, will reach retail shelves on October 7. As we mentioned in our lengthy preview from January, Middle-earth: Shadow of...

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Research is a vehicle for revenge in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is more than mindlessly killing scores of Orcs. Sure, there's plenty of that, but more important are the game's main hooks surrounding guerrilla information-gathering and systematic assassination of key targets in a growing military force. Like an undercover cop...

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes the Tolkien universe to next-gen systems

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a new third-person action game in development by Monolith Productions, publisher Warner Bros. announced today. As the title indicates, the game is placed in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings universe, and has players assuming the guise of the "valiant ranger"...

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Guardians of Middle Earth heads to PC this month

Lord of the Rings MOBA Guardians of Middle Earth journeys to Windows PC on August 29, free to those who've already bought the game on XBLA or PSN. New guardians will have to stump up $20, or $18 if they take advantage of Steam's pre-purchase offer. Warner Bros. Interactive says XBLA and PSN...

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Betrayer coming from FEAR, No One Lives Forever devs

Blackpowder Games, composed of former Monolith developers who worked on No One Lives Forever and the original FEAR, has announced a new "eerie and atmospheric first-person action adventure game," Betrayer. The game takes place in 1604, where the player has arrived in the New World, hoping to...

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Guardians of Middle-Earth review: MOBA fĂȘte

"Multiplayer Online Battle Arena," or MOBA, is the name given to the emerging genre of games initiated by Dota, and now led by games like League of Legends, Dota 2, Heroes of Newerth, Smite, and more. Because MOBA games come from a heritage of real-time strategy gameplay, they tend to have most of...

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Guardians of Middle-Earth on Xbox 360 Dec. 5

Guardians of Middle-Earth will launch on Xbox Live Arcade one day later than previously stated. The official Twitter account for the game confirmed the new Xbox 360 date of December 5. The account also confirmed the PS3 version is still on track to launch one day earlier on December 4. The PS3...

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How Guardians of Middle-earth innovates on the MOBA gametype

We first saw Guardians of Middle-earth in action back at E3 this year, and it was quite impressive even then. Monolith has taken the PC-centric gameplay of the emerging MOBA (or DotA, or LoL, or even action RTS, whatever you like to call it) genre, and translated it over to a console and a...

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Jace Hall is out for Blood, asks fans what they want in a remake

Jace Hall, founder and former CEO of Monolith Productions, is looking to bring back 1997's original gore-fest of a game, Blood. Hall brings the idea up on The Postmortem, a Blood fan forum, gauging interest and asking for wish lists in a potential Blood remake. "To be clear, I am thinking of...

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Gollum gets tricksy in Guardians of Middle-earth gameplay video

Given Gollum's propensity for killing things in the dark, it only makes sense that his character is suited to hit-and-run tactics in in Guardians of Middle-earth. On the other hand, we never thought we'd hear Gandalf described as "tanky," but there you go....

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