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11:15 AM on 11.12.2013

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor announced

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...

Alessandro Fillari

1:30 PM on 08.15.2013

Console MOBA Guardians of Middle-earth coming to PC

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...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Betrayer is the debut game from Blackpowder Games

If you make a trailer that combines a striking look and an unusual setting, you're sure to get my attention. This trailer for Betrayer, the debut game from Blackpowder Games, does just that. The studio was started by former ...

Alasdair Duncan

4:30 PM on 07.24.2013

MGM tried to snuff out No One Lives Forever

We've been hearing little snippets of information concerning No One Lives Forever recently, like how no one actually knows who has the rights to the IP. A new interview on the Jace Hall Show reveals how the original game may ...

Alasdair Duncan

9:00 AM on 06.28.2013

Twist that knife just a bit harder, Project X Zone

Thanks, guys. Really appreciate that. That's so wonderful. jiggerstick [Tumblr via Tiny Cartridge]

Tony Ponce

9:46 AM on 06.11.2013

Open world Wii U game 'X' uses flying robots

The Wii U game "X," being developed by MonolithSoft, was show again at today's E3 Nintendo Direct, and holy gee whiz does it look amazing. As an open world game, the player will be able to pilot a giant robot in what seems l...

Patrick Hancock

1:30 PM on 06.05.2013

Push the buttons: Project X Zone demo is up

If you've been itching to put the SEGA X Capcom X Namco Bandai strategy RPG extravaganza, Project X Zone, through its paces, you finally get your chance today. "Demo A" -- a combat scenario with the teams of Ryu & Ken (St...

Tony Ponce

1:15 PM on 04.25.2013

SMT X Fire Emblem, Monolith Soft's X reconfirmed for West

[Awkward Zombie by Katie Tiedrich] Two of the more mind-blowing Wii U announcements in the past few months have been Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and Monolith Soft's "X," the spiritual successor to Xenoblade. For the soft...

Tony Ponce

5:45 PM on 04.18.2013

Kili comes to Guardians of Middle-earth

Alright guys, we've got ourselves yet another downloadable character for Monolith's MOBA game, Guardians of Middle-earth. This time around, we've got Kili entering the fray. Classed as a Striker, he comes with some surprisingly good moves. Wound, for example, shoots an arrow that stuns Guardians and creatures, while Flare blinds then reveals hidden enemies. Anyone given Kili a go?

Harry Monogenis

2:45 PM on 04.08.2013

No one knows who owns No One Lives Forever

Part of the problem facing older franchises is that after the dissolution of a developer or publisher, the rights to the IP are inevitably a tangled mess. Such is the case with the humorous spy adventure N...

Alasdair Duncan





12:45 PM on 03.20.2013

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

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 ...

Harry Monogenis

11:30 PM on 03.15.2013

Guardians of Middle-earth now has Saruman

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 ...

Harry Monogenis

9:00 PM on 02.08.2013

Gloin-Hit! Monolith announces newest playable character

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...

Jason Cabral

5:32 PM on 02.03.2013

Monolith Soft also working on a 3DS game?

After the announcement of an upcoming Xeno-series game from Monolith Soft for the Wii U last month, I had everything I needed from them for this year. But today a surprise pops up -- another potential Monolith Soft game for 3...

Dale North



Xeno-something is coming for Wii U and I want it photo
Xeno-something is coming for Wii U and I want it
by Dale North

Nintendo and Monolithsoft are working on something for Wii U, and I want whatever it is. The team behind Xenoblade Chronicles have something beautiful lined up, but all we got this morning from this morning's Wii U Direct broadcast were a few short snippets of gameplay. Whatever it is looks big and open, and it features parties of three going at big beasts, not unlike Monster Hunter

When dude hopped into a mech at the edge of a cliff and flew off into the sunset I felt a rush of goosebumps come over me, starting from my knees and ending up at the very top of my head. And then they fought in these mechs! Oh My GOD!

It all ended with a big painted 'X' on the screen, telling us that the Xeno series will continue on Wii U.

As for what we know, Kunihiko Tanako, the character designer of two of my favorite games ever, Xenogears and Xenosaga, is on board. The music from Japanese film and TV composer Hiroyuki Sawano had me all choked up. Finally, Tetsuya Takahashi, the director of Xenogears, Xenosaga, and Xenoblade is at the helm. How could this not be the best thing ever made?

Sorry, still freaking out here.

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Preview: Project X Zone is boob jiggling fan service  photo
Preview: Project X Zone is boob jiggling fan service
by Steven Hansen

Apparently, nearly a decade ago, Namco and Capcom teamed up for the crossover, turn-based SRPG Namco x Capcom. Don’t ask me how they decided who would get first billing. A coin flip? A Japanese game show? Similarly, don’t ask me when we were supposed to figure out the “X” is pronounced “cross.” Not sure if Japan is too advanced for us, if we’re too culturally mired down in Christian iconography when it comes to cross, or if the whole trend is just stupid.

The point is, Namco and Capcom’s already unwholesome pre-marital coitus is reaching an entirely new level of damnation as newcomer SEGA joins the fray turning the twosome into a threesome that spans 29 franchises with Project X Zone. This leveled up debauchery, as we reported earlier, is coming westward this time around, presumably emboldened by all that kinky sexual experimentation. It definitely wasn’t SEGA’s doing, since the company can’t be arsed to bring me more Valkyria Chronicles games.

I’m still a bit bitter, but this game is fan service incarnate, so excuse my fan complaining.

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