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LEGO

LEGO The Hobbit now available


Watch this charming launch trailer
Apr 08
Warner Bros. has released LEGO: The Hobbit to retailers in North America today, with a European release coming on April 11. As one might expect, new marketing materials have been released for the game, including the abo... read
Middle-earth

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7


New trailer and pre-order bonuses revealed
Apr 02
It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor&nb... read

LEGO The Hobbit PlayStation 3 bundle on the way


500GB PS3 for $269
Feb 25
If somehow you still have yet to get a PlayStation 3 and also happen to really love The Hobbit and LEGO, then you're in luck. A new PlayStation 3 bundle is on the way that will pack in LEGO The Hobbit. It'll be a 500GB PS3 sy... read
Middle-earth

Monolith talks cross-gen differences in Shadow of Mordor


PC, PS4, and Xbox One are the focus
Feb 21
One of the big talking points for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been developer Monolith's Nemesis system, which involves procedural generation of orcs ranging from their fighting styles to their individual rank and role ... read
DTOID News is part of a balanced breakfast
Here's Max to cap off the week of videogame news. He claims his laptop battery is almost out of juice but I think he just wanted to get the weekend started early. I'd have done the same thing. The new Thief and Middle-earth:... read feature

Shadow of Mordor

First footage of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor


Is there anything Talion can't do?
Jan 23
My initial reaction after hearing about Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and seeing this eight minutes or so of footage was that it's a shame Monolith didn't come with an original setting. Even if you aren't a diehard Tolkien ... read
Sandbox chaos in Mordor
Whenever games tied to a major license are announced, there's usually a collective grumble from fans. Titles based on movies, television, or comics usually don't end up well, as most of the time they're developing with the fo... read feature

Lord of the Rings Online

Lord of the Rings Online licensed renewed throughout 2017


Good news for dedicated players
Jan 14
Renewing licenses can be tricky, and in the case of Lord of the Rings Online, fans were nervous that they wouldn't get to keep playing the game for much longer. A recent scare happened when Massively reported that LOTRO&... read
Middle-earth

New screenshots for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor


Take down the forces of Sauron in this new open-world title
Dec 16
Last month, we saw the reveal of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a new open-world action/RPG set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. While we didn't get a look of the game, we did learn what to expect ... read
Lord of the Rings

LOTR Online selling level 50 character boosts


To win, insert credit card number
Dec 15
So yeah, you can now legitimately buy a level 50 boost for your Lord of the Rings Online characters directly from the developers via the MMO's online store until December 19. They've named it the 'Gift of the Valar' and ... read
LEGO Hobbit

LEGO Hobbit confirmed for Spring 2014


It's on basically every platform ever
Nov 25
It looks like the rumors are true -- Warner Bros. has officially a confirmed LEGO version of The Hobbit, set for a Spring 2014 release. It'll hit the Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Vita, the Wii U, 3DS, and PC/Mac platforms. In oth... read
LOTRO expansion

Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep expansion out today


Don't tell the elf
Nov 20
Lord of the Rings Online has a new expansion out today, called Helm's Deep. In addition to being able to take part in the iconic battle, the level cap has been raised to 95, and players will be able to explore new areas of W... read
Middle-earth

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor announced


Cross-gen action/RPG prequel to The Lord of the Rings
Nov 12
As the second film in The Hobbit trilogy is set to release next month, WB Games is gearing up for its return to Middle-earth. In the upcoming December issue of Game Informer, the publisher lays out its vision for this brand n... read
Deals

Latest Humble Bundle has Batman and F.E.A.R.


Deals are deals
Nov 05
Are people still annoyed that Humble Bundle has expanded its scope to feature AAA games? I found the practice a little weird at first, but hey, if it means steep discounts on substantial games and the charity component is in ... read
Lord of the Rings Online

Lord of the Rings Online is having a 100% XP boost month


You know, this game isn't bad
Oct 18
Coming off of its fifth expansion, Lord of the Rings Online keeps on truckin', and from now until November 17th, you can enjoy a full month of 100% XP boosts. The campaign itself is presumably to slingshot players into the He... read
Lord of the Rings

Console MOBA Guardians of Middle-earth coming to PC


Well, this is a bit awkward
Aug 15
Monolith took a crack at making a multiplayer online battle arena experience for consoles with Guardians of Middle-earth. It was an admirable attempt -- and I enjoyed the game quite a lot for what it was, which was a trimmed... read
Lord of the Rings Online

Lord of the Rings Online expansion goes to Helm's Deep


Free-to-play MMORPG's fifth expansion to date
Apr 24
Turbine is continuing The Lord of the Rings Online with yet another expansion, and it's one that was bound to come up sooner or later: Helm's Deep. Launching this fall, the new content will of course revolve around ... read
Guardians of Middle-earth

Free map skin, new guardian in Guardians of Middle-earth


Have a look at GoME's latest striker
Mar 20
Just a few days after the release of the White Wizard himself, Monolith has today launched yet another guardian for its console MOBA Guardians of Middle-earth. Unglob is classed as a Striker and her abilities certainly seem ... read
Saruman

Guardians of Middle-earth now has Saruman


White Wizard released as DLC
Mar 15
Guardians of Middle-earth, Monolith's MOBA which launched on consoles last December, has had yet another downloadable guardian released. This time around, it's Saruman the White. Saruman servers as an Enchanter and has some ... read
Guardians of Middle-earth

Gloin-Hit! Monolith announces newest playable character


That's one mighty fine beard
Feb 08
Monolith may be drip-feeding its MOBA DLC to their customers, but for those avid Guardians of Middle-earth fans, a new character is about to enter the battle. The newest addition to Guardians roaster is Gloin, father of Giml... read
PS Plus

PlayStation Plus offers up free Guardians of Middle-earth


Discounts on three other games
Feb 04
Starting tomorrow, PlayStation Plus members can nab Monolith's console-exclusive MOBA, Guardians of Middle-Earth, for free. A less-than-active community made it difficult for me to play the Xbox Live Arcade version not long a... read
Lag of the Rings
“How dare you? HOW DARE YOU! How dare you review a Lord of the Rings game without having every film box set in a display case! HOW DARE YOU review a MOBA without having been yelled at and debased by 12-year-olds for m... read feature

Hobbit DLC now available for Guardians of Middle-earth


That's one slippery Bilbo!
Dec 14
To coincide with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, WB Games and Monolith have added some new faces to its Tolkien-centric MOBA. Both Bilbo Baggins and Bert the Troll are available now as playable Gu... read
LOTR impressions

Guardians of Middle-earth impressions


The one MOBA to rule them all?
Dec 05
MOBA and LOTR: two four-letter acronyms that mean nothing to most people but a whole lot to some. Warner Bros. Interactive is hoping that there is overlap between the two and that this overlap will occur on consoles, where... read

Here's your Guardians of Middle Earth launch trailer


Lord of the Rings MOBA title released this week
Dec 03
If you've been eagerly awaiting Monolith's upcoming MOBA-inspired Guardians of Middle-earth, then you'll be happy to know the game will be available on PSN on Tuesday this week, with its XBLA debut on Wednesday. The matching... read

Guardians of Middle-earth: Goblins vs. Elves


Now with flying goblins
Nov 28
With the Tolkien-inspired MOBA, Guardians of Middle-earth, launching next month on XBLA and PSN, its high time we find out a bit more about a couple of the 20 or so characters at players' disposal. Haldir is the el... read

LEGO Lord of the Rings now has a 360 and PS3 demo


One does not simply walk into a purchase without a trial
Nov 28
In case you have no idea what to expect from a LEGO game these days (aka fun), you can try the LEGO Lord of the Rings demo on the Xbox 360 and PS3. If you have kids, or a significant other who enjoys gaming, I suggest you get... read

LEGO The Lord of the Rings for handhelds now available


Other versions are two weeks out
Oct 30
LEGO The Lord of the Rings released today for DS, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita (pictured above). While TT Games has done well for itself on handheld systems, the studio's LEGO titles have always seemed best played on consoles to... read

Calling all Horse Lords! Riders of Rohan content released


Largest expansion in LOTR Online's history
Oct 15
If you've been looking for a reason to venture back into the lands of Middle Earth, or are just looking to pass the time before the next Peter Jackson film, Turbine has got you covered. Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainm... read

New Guardians of Middle Earth vid shows off mah boi Nori


Oct 05
A new PEGI 12 (don't you love that dude's voice?) character vignette has been released for the upcoming console MOBA title Guardians of Middle Earth, and it features a few of my homeboys, Nori and Wulfrun. Nori looks li... read

Traveler's Tales talks taking Lord of the Rings LEGO


Oct 03
LEGO can make anything better. Case in point, The Lord of the Rings is (in my meaningless opinion) a drudge of a story that I have failed to enjoy on every encounter. I fully appreciate its place at the core of all fant... read

LOTRO dev diary shows off the landscape of Rohan


Sep 05
A new developer diary from Turbine shows the landscapes and scenery from Riders of Rohan, the upcoming expansion pack for Lord of the Rings Online. There are also some screenshots which feature some level-85 characters and endgame content. Riders of Rohan was planned to be released this month, but it was pushed back to October 15, 2012. read






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