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  • Blog Post: Shadow Of Mordor’s Nemesis System Was Once A Bit More Complicated

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor captured much of our time and attention last fall, and for good reason. Not only is the gameplay enjoyable, but its underpinning systems are unlike anything else we’ve played. The Nemesis system , which tracks the relationship between protagonist Talion and the Uruk... More
  • Blog Post: Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor Lord Of The Hunt DLC Rides Out Today

    Monolith and Warner Bros. have announced that the the first major DLC pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is out today for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Lord of the Hunt introduces Beastmaster Warchiefs, who can ride caragors and other creatures into battle. Along with the new enemy type and new... More
  • Blog Post: Free Shadow Of Mordor DLC Offers New Challenge Without The Use Of Your Wraith Powers

    A new, free update for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is rolling out today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. When you boot the game up again, you’ll have access to a new skin, new epic rune, and a challenge of your combat skill. If you’ve played through the campaign, you’ll recognize... More
  • Blog Post: The Shadow Of Mordor Soundtrack Is Out, Ranger

    Warner Bros. and Monolith have announced that the official soundtrack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is available now. If you’ve longed to return to the battleground (but have slain the Tower and the Black Hand), this might hold you off until the first DLC is available. The 47-track album was... More
  • Blog Post: Shadow Of Mordor’s Lord Of The Hunt DLC Introduces Mounted Warchiefs, New Monsters

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ( our review ) is a competent action game enhanced by the compelling Nemesis system. Giving each Uruk captain and warchief a personality means that each encounter is going to be different from player-to-player. That variety is going to be enhanced in the first DLC pack... More
  • Blog Post: Shadow Of Mordor Gets Free Add-On With New Runes, Black Hand Skin

    If you’re still working your way through Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, there are some new items to help you on your quest for revenge. Warner Bros. and Monolith have announced the free Power of Shadow bundle available now for Xbox One and coming soon to PS4 and Steam. Including in the bundle... More
  • Blog Post: Take Pretty Pictures Of Ugly Orcs With Shadow Of Mordor’s New Photo Mode

    Warner Bros. and Monolith have delivered a new, free update for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Following in the footsteps of Infamous: Second Son and The Last of Us, you’re now able to take photos in-game. To use the Photo mode, you’ll need to enable it in the options menu. Once you’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Shadow Of Mordor Trailer Explores Life As An Orc

    So one day, you’re sitting around the campfire with your orc buddies just trying to relax after a day of slaughter. Then, out of nowhere, this guy starts killing your friends. That might make you upset, right? That’s essentially the setup for this first post-release trailer for Middle-earth... More
  • Blog Post: Shadow Of Mordor Trailer Takes Us There And Back And There Again

    Yesterday, we shared with you the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor season pass trailer . Today, the game is out and you may have already been playing it (all night long). To celebrate the launch, Warner Bros. has delivered a launch trailer that is a brief recap for Talion’s motivations. Of course... More
  • Blog Post: Wield The One Ring With Shadow Of Mordor's Season Pass

    In a classic case of burying the lede, the season pass trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes a while to get to the point. OK, so you get access to beast hunting missions. And you can kill some orcs in leaderboard trials. Oh, and then there's this bit in which you get to wield the One Ring... More
  • Blog Post: The Shadow Of Mordor Live Action Short Film Is Brutal (And Official)

    IF you happen to be wondering what a Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor film might look like, grab some popcorn and settle in. This seven-minute film from Corridor Digital, in association with Warner Bros., gives us a good look at Orc hierarchy and bloodshed. Poor Krimp the Orc. He’s clearly the runt... More
  • Blog Post: Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor Last-Gen Versions Delayed Until November

    If you were planning on picking up the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions of Shadow of Mordor this month, we have some bad news. The last-gen versions need a bit more time on the forge. Warner Bros. has announced that the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game will now be releasing on November 18 in the... More
  • Blog Post: Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor Season Pass Gets Early, Incomplete Details

    Warner Bros. and Monolith have detailed the planned expansion content for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. While WB has offered some detail, there are still some missing pieces missing that would be useful to know. The season pass will include a new warband mission (Guardians of the Flaming Eye), early... More
  • Blog Post: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Coming One Week Earlier

    October is starting to thin out, as Warner Bros. has announced an earlier release date for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. This leaves October 7 now two titles lighter, after Dragon Age: Inquisition was delayed until November . This is good news for everyone still releasing on October’s first Tuesday... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Reconfirms Four Major Titles For 2014

    Nintendo is currently holding a press briefing following its year-end financial results. As part of that conference, the company has reconfirmed four titles for release this year. The company still expects to release Super Smash Bros. on Wii U in "winter 2014." Additionally, Monolith Software's... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Trailer Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Release Date

    Update: A Warner Bros. representative has confirmed the game's release date and provided us with some additional information about the game. The good news is that the October 7th release of the game for PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC is indeed true. He also gave us some more information... More
  • Blog Post: Shadow Of Mordor Nemesis System Handicapped For PS3, Xbox 360

    When studios develop cross-generation games, compromises must be made to get titles up and running on the older consoles given the reality that they have only a fraction of the horsepower boasted by the newer systems. The latest studio being forced to make these tough choices is Monolith with Middle... More
  • Blog Post: Warner Announces Guardians Of Middle-Earth

    Warner Bros. Interactive today announced Guardians of Middle-earth, a downloadable multiplayer online battle arena game being developed by Monolith Productions. The game includes more than 20 characters and supports five-on-five battles. Some of the playable guardians include Gandalf, Sauron, Gollum... More
  • Blog Post: Free Gotham City Impostors DLC Now Available, Video Here

    As previously reported , the first downloadable content for Gotham City Impostors is coming to players free of cost. Warner Bros. informed us that the DLC is available today and provided a video with some further details. In addition to some matchmaking tweaks, the downloadable content includes a new... More
  • Blog Post: Gotham City Impostors Launching With $220 Of DLC

    Gotham City Impostors, the new Batman-versus-Joker-themed multiplayer shooter from Monolith, is going live on PlayStation Network today and on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow. While the game itself will cost a mere $15, it will apparently feature a shocking amount of downloadable content right from the start... More
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