A game’s release day used to be its pinnacle in the bygone era of feature-complete titles. In terms of interest, sales, and praise it was the most important day for any title. The result of a cacophonous din of excitement erupting into a majestic crescendo. In the context of modern Continue Reading
In my most recent article, I couldn’t help but wander off on a tangent about Halo: Reach’s brilliant narrative conclusion as soon as I got the chance. It places you in the shoes of a single spartan strike team attempting to defeat an entire planetary invasion. An impossible task, but Continue Reading
Narratives have played an indispensable role in gaming ever since they first emerged in early RPGs like 1981’s Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness. While gameplay forms the meat of the experience, a well-crafted narrative can serve as the driving force to see a game through to the end. Continue Reading
For those of you who own Middle-earth: Shadow of War, you will be receiving five free content updates before 2017 ends. The first three will be arriving next week. Endless Siege, Rebellion, and Enhanced Photo Mode are planned to arrive before Thanksgiving next week on November 21. Enhanced photo mode will Continue Reading
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released new details today on the Expansion Pass for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, which includes new Orc Tribes, story missions, and gear to unlock. All of this information was provided by a press release sent out by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The two new Orc Tribes Continue Reading
When you’ve reached the top of the mountain, in this case the Misty Mountains, it is always difficult to make that climb again. Case in point, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor won a multitude of Game of the Year awards in 2014.When the sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, as announced all eyes were on Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to not just replicate their success but to surpass it. Well, have no fear, faithful guardians of Gondor, Shadow of War is that and so much more.
The ESRB has ruled that loot boxes are not considered as gambling under their regulations. In an email to Kotaku, a spokesperson for the ESRB wrote that; “ESRB does not consider loot boxes to be gambling. While there’s an element of chance in these mechanics, the player is always guaranteed to receive Continue Reading
Aragorn was right. A day may come when the courage of men fail but it is not THIS day.
Tolkien has been able to create one of, perhaps even, the most diverse and extensive worlds in the history of literature. Not only did he create the intellectual powerhouse that is The Lord of the Rings, but he was a polymath when it came to the world he was creating. Continue Reading
DLC for Middle Earth: Shadow of War which proceeds were going to be donated to charity will now be free for players. Developer Monolith announced the plan last month, where a character for the upcoming installment of the Middle Earth series was going to pay tribute to former executive producer Mike Forgey, who sadly Continue Reading