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Lord of the Rings

It's bad enough dying a humiliating death at the hands of some random orc, but "Azdush the Dung Collector?" Really? He couldn't have been "Azdush the Shield Breaker" or "Azdush the Invincible?" I could have taken a bit of con... read feature

[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 feature

Shadow of Mordor

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


I don't
Sep 29
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... read
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 feature

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 feature

Destructoid is giving away a copy of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor to one lucky reader! For a chance at the prize, just push the big blue button below and follow the instructions to earn entries. It's pretty simple! Of cours... read feature

Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor pushed back on Xbox 360 and PS3


Xbox One, PS4, and PC remain unchanged
Sep 09
Like a Balrog vanquished to the depths from whence it came, Warner Bros. took a good look at the legacy console adaptions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and declared "You shall not pass!" At least, not for a few more ... read
Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor's campaign digs into Middle-earth's past


Origins of the rings
Sep 01
[Writers Note: The original story was amended because of number of factual inaccuracies. My sincerest apologies to anyone who was confused by the original article.] It won't be long now until Middle-earth: Shadow of Mord... read
Shadow of Mordor

Warner Bros. Interactive reveals Shadow of Mordor Season Pass


Sauron would support Season Passes
Aug 18
Warner Bros. Interactive has just confirmed to Destructoid that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be getting a Season Pass. Strangely enough no price has been announced, but here's what it will grant you: the "Guardian... read
Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor looks good but is it Lord of the Rings?


No hobbits here, sir
Aug 12
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has gotten a lot of people excited because of its seemingly great combat and interesting reputation system but is it me, or does it just look like a generic dark fantasy game? I'll be honest, m... read
Middle-earth

Engage in psychological warfare with Shadow of Mordor's Wraith


Dominate and terrorize, you hellion
Jul 31
You might've thought that Orcs were all fleshy and a good ol'-fashioned sword through the squishy parts would be enough to take care of them. False. Some might fall to the blade, but you'll need something decidedly more cere... read
Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor shall not release on October 7 anymore


It's September 30 now
Jul 25
October is going to be ridiculously packed with high-profile videogames, so the news that Warner Bros. has decided to fast-track Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's release from October 7 to September 30 is certainly welcom... read
Shadow of Mordor

New Shadow of Mordor trailer moves like a ghost, fights like a devil


Stabs like a Lord of the Rings character
Jun 05
We spend so much of our lives working. When I die, if there's some sort of afterlife, I want to just chill out. Make it look like a never-ending Corona commercial or something. Doesn't that sound nice? That's not a position ... read

I couldn't kill this damned orc in Shadow of Mordor


Here's the bastard taunting me
May 29
Our first hands-on session with Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor had me going up against some orc bodyguards to take out their boss, a war chief. If you recall from my preview, there was one orc that escaped me. His name? ... read

Voice cast for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor revealed


You know these folks
May 22
Upcoming game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be voiced by some of the best in the business. Troy Baker will voice lead character Talion, while Nolan North, Laura Bailey, Alastair Duncan, and Liam O'Brien hold down other ... read
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
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
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






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