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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor  



Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is looking stabby


5:00 PM on 05.19.2014



This video for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is supposed to be about runes, which are dropped by fallen foes and used to upgrade protagonist Talion's weapons. And it is.

But I can't not concentrate on how ridiculous the action is in this two-minute clip. So much stabbing. I haven't made my up mind about Shadow of Mordor yet -- I'll need to see more uncut footage before doing so -- but I'm not feeling what Monolith has shown thus far.

As Destructoid commenter Scrustle said four months ago, "Assassin's Creed: Middle-earth."





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9:45 AM on 10.30.2014
Shadow of Mordor's first DLC has vomiting monsters

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5:00 PM on 10.21.2014
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...more



2:00 PM on 10.16.2014
Shadow of Mordor: A visual tour of stabbing orcs in the face

Mordor may not have the most picturesque landscapes in Middle-earth, but that hasn't stopped Monolith from kitting out its new action game with a photo mode. The addition allows you to take dramatic shots of Talion stabbing U...more



4:00 PM on 10.06.2014
Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system signals the true beginning of this generation

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...more



11:01 PM on 09.29.2014
Shadow of Mordor Playthough - Here's a Graug-sized portion of gameplay

[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...more



12:45 PM on 09.29.2014
Want to watch a season pass trailer for a game that hasn't released yet?

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6:30 PM on 09.26.2014
Max's five reasons Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor kicks ass

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.more



11:01 PM on 09.25.2014
Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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...more



11:30 AM on 09.09.2014
Shadow of Mordor pushed back on Xbox 360 and PS3

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 ...more



2:30 PM on 09.01.2014
Shadow of Mordor's campaign digs into Middle-earth's past

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2:00 PM on 10.16.2014
Shadow of Mordor: A visual tour of stabbing orcs in the face

Mordor may not have the most picturesque landscapes in Middle-earth, but that hasn't stopped Monolith from kitting out its new action game with a photo mode. The addition allows you to take dramatic shots of Talion stabbing U...more



2:00 PM on 10.13.2014
Bored of the things: Shadow of Mordor should've been a dating sim

I was reading Weird Dad Andy Astruc's loving look at Shadow of Mordor's menus, which is basically praise for Mordor's Nemesis system. The same system left our own Nic Rowen giddy and, uh, shitfaced. N...more



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