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Shadow of Mordor

Of course there will be a Shadow of Mordor sequel

The Internet's Big Thing Today isn't as exciting as The Internet's Big Thing Today usually is because today's topic is utterly predictable. The likes of Nintendo controller tree conspiracies and the arrival of virtual reality are inter...

 
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Monolith Productions

Monolith organizes medical fundraiser for producer

Back in May, Monolith Productions executive producer Michael Forgey was diagnosed with a "highly aggressive" form of glioblastoma (brain cancer). His friends at Monolith are doing the best they can to ease the burden of this terrible n...

 
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Xenoblade

Xenoblade director: 'Most of the movies, TV dramas, novels, and games I pick up are made in the West'

Xenoblade Chronicles X is a pretty fantastic game -- but director Tetsuya Takahashi doesn't necessarily think that Japan can keep churning out titles like this for forever. When interviewed by Time, Takahashi noted that "It seems to me...

 
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Xenoblade

Here's a quick way to make the Xenoblade DRM-filled USB stick useful

If you bought the collector's edition of Xenoblade Chronicles X, you probably noticed the USB stick that comes housed with 10 songs from the game. Evidently it's locked though, so to really make it useful it'll require some tinkering. ...

 
Xenoblade tips
Xenoblade Chronicles X is one of the most intricate JRPGs I've played in quite some time. I even ended up taking notes on a real notepad for it on a few occasions! Here are some tips to help kickstart your adventure.   read

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Xenoblade

Video Review: Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X is certainly one of those games that you probably have to see to believe, rather than simply just taking some stranger's word for it. The written review just doesn't do it enough justice in my humble opinion -- we ne...

 
Xenoblade review
When Xenoblade Chronicles was announced for localization on the Wii, my heart skipped a beat. While there are plenty of JRPGs to go around, the more the merrier, and I wouldn't pass up the chance to experience another Monolith Soft game. I didn't quite have the same reaction to Xenoblade Chronicles X at first, but it really grew on me over time.   read

Xenoblade Chronicles X photo
Xenoblade Chronicles X

You'll want to watch this Xenoblade Chronicles X map guide video

If you're hyped up for Xenoblade Chronicles X, you'll probably want to take the time to watch this nine minute video regarding the game's map system. It's pretty complicated, and X doesn't actually explain everything in detail unl...

 
Xenoblade Chronicles X photo
Xenoblade Chronicles X

Don't worry Europe, you can download the Xenoblade Chronicles X data packs soon

As previously discussed, Xenoblade Chronicles X has data packs that are available prior to launch in the US. You can download them from the eShop, and at the cost of 10GB of HDD space, textures will be enhanced, and loading screens wil...

 
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'ePizza Cash'

Xenoblade Chronicles X's Best Buy pre-order bonus is...pizza?

Move over Fallout 4 socks, Best Buy has topped itself in mere weeks. If you pre-order upcoming Wii U exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles X at Best Buy, it comes with "$10 ePizza Cash Presell Gift." What? Well, it's a bit more confusing than gett...

 
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Special edition

Xenoblade Chronicles X gets a special edition with a USB stick

Xenoblade Chronicles X is getting a collector's edition along with its December 4 release in North America (it launched in Japan earlier this year).  The $90 version includes the game, a 100 page art book, a tiny illustration, and a cu...

 
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Shadow of Mordor

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is now on Mac and Linux

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was by far one of the best games of 2014. With great combat, abilities, and a really interesting Nemesis system, I was really surprised by what I was expecting to be a pretty generic Batman: Arkham Mordor rip-...

 
Xenoblade Chronicles X photo
Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X releasing on December 4

Nintendo has been pushing Xenoblade Chronicles X pretty hard with Japanese live streams earlier this year. Now it's getting close to time for Western audiences to start getting hyped. The short trailer shown during Nintendo's  E3...

 
Shadow of Mordor photo
Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor's Game of the Year Edition trailer proves it lives up to its namesake

Less than one week after it was revealed, the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition is on store shelves. It contains all released add-ons for the game, as is customary for these re-releases. Really, it's all rather r...

 
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Xenoblade

Whoa there Xenoblade Chronicles X alien, put on some pants!

There's a special Nintendo Direct going on right now for Xenoblade Chronicles X. As someone who has paid little attention thus far, I have no idea what's happening despite the Direct's best attempts at setting the stage and lore before divi...

 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X lets up to 32 players cooperate

There was a Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning focused on Xenoblade Chronicles X. Thanks to some helpful translation, we know a few more details about the Dolls and mechs and cooperative play. One cool-sounding note is that players can ...

 
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
Xenoblade Chronicles pretty much blew me away back in 2012. Fans had been clamoring for a localization for over two years, and due to an add partnership between Nintendo and GameStop, we got one. It was a rather limited relea...   read

Xenoblade Chronicles X photo
Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X combat explored in 30-minute livestream

Nintendo of Japan recently streamed a live Xenoblade Chronicles X presentation, detailing the game's intricate combat system for eager viewers around the globe. The 30-minute video is available for viewing in full, and it goes to great len...

 
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Vlade Divac Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X shows off dynamic weather, day-night cycle

Day and night cycles aren't new, but it's a pretty one at least. Actually, thinking on it, more RPGs (particularly Japanese RPGs) could benefit from a day and night cycle just for the perceived visual variation on the hours and hours spent...

 
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Bright Lord

Shadow of Mordor's newest DLC has you wearing rings and fighting Sauron

Leagues of Uruks fell by your doing in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor -- just an unacceptable amount of dead orcs, really. Sure, that was gratifying in its own way, but a pile of orcs doesn't carry the same weight as someone whose title in...

 
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More Condemned plz

Which indie studio should take on Condemned 3?

Over the weekend, Monolith Productions founder Jace Hall put it out on Facebook that he is "contemplating" setting up an independent development team with the rights to Condemned "so that they can take over the franchise and move it forward...

 
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Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor DLC goes hunting, vomiting

Monolith released Lord of the Hunt today, the first add-on pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Yeah, the $10 DLC has a lot of the stuff you'd expect: new nemeses, new challenges, and even some guy named Torvin the Dwarven Hunter ...

 
Tutorial blues
“THA'S HOW YOU RIDE A CARRRRRAGOR!" Yeah, thanks asshole. I've already done this like two dozen times. You might have noticed I rode up to your mission marker ON a Caragor. “WHEN UN' ORC IS DOWN, THA'S WHEN YOUR C...   read

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Last-gen Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks not so good on Xbox 360 and PS3

I completely forgot Monolith was working on last-generation ports of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The studio delayed the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game to ... today. It's available for a full $59.99, though I'd re...

 
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Revisiting Condemned

Condemned: Criminal Origins holds up better than expected

When I think back to the Xbox 360 launch, a few games immediately come to mind: Kameo, Project Gotham Racing 3, and Perfect Dark Zero. You had to take what you could get in late 2005 and hope your console didn't red ring. Mine was dead befo...

 
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Shadow of Mordor DLC

Dress up like the bad guy in this free Shadow of Mordor DLC

Monolith has released a free Power of Shadow DLC pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Most notably, it includes an alternate costume for Talion that resembles the Black Hand of Sauron. Epic Runes ar...

 
Shadow of Mordor
[Note: I am currently in process of rendering and uploading all of the videos to the playlist. If you run out and want more, be sure to check back soon.] Max and I decided it would be a good idea to shoot a playthrough of th...   read

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Shadow of Mordor

Want to watch a season pass trailer for a game that hasn't released yet?

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's doing mostly fine from the reviews that came out last week, but that doesn't mean that you will like it. How can you like a game if you haven't played it yet? You can't, plain and simple. But, that's n...

 
Shadow of Mordor
Like Max, I didn't know what to make of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor but taking a guarded approach has paid off -- the reviews are in and they're overwhelmingly positive. Nice surprise! Still not sure I'll rush out to grab the game at launch on Tuesday -- I've got my hands full, as I'm sure many of you will shortly -- but it's much higher on my to-play list after this week.   read

Shadow of Mordor review
Developing a licensed game can be extremely difficult. Not only does Monolith Productions have the Lord of the Rings film series to honor with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, but the developer also has to work in ma...   read


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Im done work and theres still light out? WHAT IS THIS BLACK MAGIC

 
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So, another slow Except for that thing with DarkSydePhil thats been going Boy, was that a

 
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Playing some Bloodborne if youd like to

 
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You know, while W101 would be an excellent WiiU addition for the Nintendo Humble Bundle, I didnt think about the 3DS What if its Project Mirai: DX? SEGAs already on board and gave us one rhythm game, so why not two? Or maybe its too recent?

 
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