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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...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X
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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 ...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a bare-bones port of a fantastic game

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 release however and ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Vlade Divac Chronicles X
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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Tutorial blues

Dear devs, stop it with tutorials all the way through the game

“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 CARRRAGOR CAN PO...   read

 
 
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Last-gen Shadow of Mordor
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 the opening chunk...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 la...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor review
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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 many aspects of T...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor

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 months. Warner ...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor

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

[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 Mordor is released....   read

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

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, my Middle-earth ...   read

 
 
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Middle-earth
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Engage in psychological warfare with Shadow of Mordor's Wraith

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 cerebral to handle ...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor

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

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 welcomed. It's only a...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X
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Xenoblade Chronicles X coming to Wii U in 2015

Epic space battles. Huge mecha. And a gorgeous Xenosaga-style art direction. Monolith Soft's new game is called Xenoblade Chronicles X and it looks absolutely stellar. Do want. Hiroyuki Sawano, composer on numerous anime ser...   read

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

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 that Middl...   read

 
 
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First hands-on of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor won me over

I had absolutely no expectations for  Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. I’ve never played any of the franchise games, and I knew very little about the upcoming title. But my first hands on was a very pleasant surprise. A mere 45 mi...   read

 
 
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Voice cast for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor revealed

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 prime roles. In...   read

 
 
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