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Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings TV series

News has been brewing for days now that Amazon was pursuing a deal with Warner Bros. and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien to bring an adaptation of The Lord of the Rings to television (or streaming), and today, it was confirmed.

 
 
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What to (hopefully) watch when Game of Thrones ends

News broke Friday that Amazon is in discussions with with Warner Bros. and the J.R.R. Tolkien estate to acquire television rights for the epic fantasy classic. Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is looking for content that is "large-scale"...

 
 
 
 
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Loot boxes aren't considered gambling, claims ESRB

The first major appearance of loot boxes in the western marketplace was in September 2010, when Valve transitioned Team Fortress 2 from a pay-once model to a free-to-play model. Players could earn "crates" that could be opened with purchasa...

 
 
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Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of War

The phrase Mordor is so intrinsically linked to my experience of the "Middle-earth" action series that I simply can't escape it from my mind. I've typed "Shadow of Mordor" so many times it hurts, despite the fact that the sequel is indeed c...

 
 
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OpenCritic takes a stand against loot boxes

For those unaware, the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War is in some very hot water with the gaming community as of late. Users on NeoGAF and other gaming outlets have found the final act of the game becomes a massive grind-fest, unless y...

 
 
 
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Conan O'Brien tackles Shadow of War in new Clueless Gamer

There is a new episode of Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer series, where the chat-show host, comedian and former Simpsons writer tackles an upcoming title for a little bit of PR, to somewhat amusing effect.The new episode has Conan try his ha...

 
 
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Shadow of War's controversial charity DLC is now free

It was reported last month that Middle Earth: Shadow of War DLC, created to honour a recently-passed developer, would be available for purchase, with the money going to the deceased's family. Things turned sleazy when it was revealed that t...

 
 
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Monolith says Shadow of War's end fight won't suck

Maybe the strongest praise for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor necessitates pointing out its most glaring flaw. The game was a darling, managing to please fans and earn critical acclaim. All of that in spite of the fact that the final b...

 
 
 
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Are You Afraid of the Orc?

Submitted for the approval of the Mordor Society, I call this story: Here's a New Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer Where One of the Tribes Is Really Scary.

 
 
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War will have loot boxes

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that their sequel to the critically acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is bringing with it the one vital feature missing from the previous game: purchasable loot boxes.In the odd but not surprisi...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War's open world is a bit middling

One of Monolith's greater ambitions with its Shadow of Mordor sequel is, well, adding more. Upon sitting down with the E3 demo, I was presented with a few options. Either I could try out the expanded Nemesis system we've already previewed b...

 
 
 




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