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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:...
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 ...
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...
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&...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
The Riders of Rohan expansion for The Lord of the Rings Online has been delayed until October 15, 2012, slightly more than a month after the originally scheduled release date. As noted by executive producer Kate Paiz, the dec...
Like Allistair back at E3, Monolith Productions's Guardians of Middle-earth has gotten me interested in the MOBA scene finally. Personally, I've avoided games like DOTA 2, and League of Legends as what I usually see or hear ...
LEGO Lord of the Rings is doing a number of things to really differentiate itself from prior LEGO titles. The biggest change is that this one provides a more seamless, open world design to the exploration, akin to that of Skyrim. 
The videogame industry really is a strange one. Even though it gets bigger and bigger every year (even surpassing both the film and music industries), it sometimes feels like we're talking about studio closings and lay-offs a...
Turbine has released a new developer diary talking about mounted combat, a new feature being added to The Lord of the Rings Online in the upcoming expansion Riders of Rohan. Players will finally get a chance to kill orcs and...
The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan continues to follow the epic story of the fellowship as they make their way towards Mordor. This new expansion adds the area of Rohan, a land filled with badasses on horses. Playe...
Warner Brothers' Guardians of Middle-earth is looking good thus far, but this trailer for the Lord of the Rings MOBA leaves something of a chalky taste in the mouth. Even if you're among the initiated, it's not particul...
This trailer offers Monolith Productions' first real look at Guardians of Middle-earth, a fusion of The Lord of the Rings with multiplayer online battle arenas. It's headed exclusively to consoles via PlayStation Network and...
"Riders of Rohan" will be the fourth major expansion for free-to-play MMO, Lord of the Rings Online. At over twice the size of "Mines of Moria," this expansion is the largest yet, covering six different regions from the Fang...
Before I got my hands on the DOTA-inspired Guardians of Middle-earth and talked to the development team behind it, I thought MOBA (Massive Online Battle Arena) was some type of Asian drink. My roommate plays League of Legen...
Finally! This is my favorite free-to-play MMO and I can't recommend it enough. It doesn't have the same level of polish as a lot of new games like Rift or Star Wars: The Old Republic, but it does a great job of imme...
The MOBA genre has seen a significant rise in popularity over the last few months and with Dota 2 and Blizzard Dota on their way fans of the once niche game will soon have even more options for their 5-on-5 strategy action. ...