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Shacknews Spotlight: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

By Shack Staff, Sep 29, 2014 1:15pm PDT

In today's Shacknews Spotlight, Steve Watts and Steven Wong walk in the Shadow of Mordor. We discuss the art of hunting Uruk captains, the Nemesis system, and becoming lunch meat for a wandering caragor.

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"I agree with the others here - I prefer the text format. It would be cool if their future video ..."

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor video recaps everything we know so far

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 25, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Monolith and Warner Bros. are offering a helpful recap on everything we know about Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, prior to the game's release next week.

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"This might end up being the first great next-gen game. It's been a shocking year for AAA games, ..."

- Dr Proton see all 9 comments

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor trailer explores story

By Steve Watts, Jul 11, 2014 8:26am PDT

Making more Lord of the Rings

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"Yea same here. I sorta wasn't paying attention to it but hearing a few people talk about it ..."

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor E3 trailer makes Orcs panic

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2014 7:15am PDT

A new Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor trailer shows off what happens to Orc morale when someone they thought they had killed comes back from the grave.

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"Not really, The Witcher 3 is the end of February and they are showing a CG trailer at E3 as well ..."

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor stars Last of Us, Uncharted alums

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2014 7:30am PDT

A new story trailer for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor comes alongside an announcement of an expansive voice cast, which includes notable names from The Last of Us, Uncharted, Mass Effect, and more.

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"Laura Bailey was the President of the United States of America. I feel like the Halo 4 ..."

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor gets retailer pre-order runes

By Steve Watts, May 19, 2014 7:45am PDT

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is getting retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses. Ordering from Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Steam will grant you one of four runes to increase your orc-killing skills.

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"I remember watching a video for this a few months ago and thought it looked pretty awesome. ..."

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor PC specs released

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2014 11:15am PDT

Warner Bros has released a list of minimum and recommended specs for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

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"I will get rid of my Phenom II 955 BE when they pry it from my cold dead hands (or I somehow get ..."

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor hunts for revenge on October 7

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 02, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will hit PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 7. Those that pre-order will get pre-order bonuses, including a 'Test of Power' challenge mode.

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"It kind of sucks it's straddling the line between current and last-gen. :/ "

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Shadow of Mordor's 'Nemesis' system scaling back for current-gen consoles

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2014 4:00pm PST

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is looking to debut a keen new Nemesis system to build your arch-enemy, but Monolith says that this feature likely won't make it into the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.

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"The PC will still get "consolized" with ports. You'll just get ports of PS4 and X1(80) games."

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Shadow of Mordor trailer pits orc against orc

By Steve Watts, Jan 24, 2014 8:15am PST

A gameplay walkthrough trailer for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor shows Talion fighting orcs, and bending them to his will for use in larger schemes.

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"To me it looks more like the Batman: Arkham games than Assassin's Creed. Also, I think it looks ..."

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Lord of the Rings prequel 'Shadow of Mordor' announced

By Steve Watts, Nov 12, 2013 9:15am PST

Warner Bros announced the next Lord of the Rings game, a prequel to the famed trilogy called Shadow of Mordor. It's in development at Monolith, for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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"Please don't suck. LOTR needs a good game. Star Wars has Jedi Knight, KOTOR, tie fighter and ..."

- NeoSmeers see all 5 comments

Guardians of Middle-Earth coming to PC August 29

By Steve Watts, Aug 15, 2013 7:00am PDT

Guardians of Middle-Earth is coming to PC on August 29. It will be sold in three tiers, ranging from $9.99 to $79.99.

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"The console version is basically a train wreck. Riddled with technical and networking bugs. ..."

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What ever happened to No One Lives Forever?

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 08, 2013 12:30pm PDT

While oodles of older series have received reboots, revivals, re-releases or spirtual successors lately, we can't even pay to download the poor old No One Lives Forever games. What could put Monolith's delightfully daft spy-fi shooter series out of action for so long? Well, ...

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Guardians of Middle-Earth adds Frodo for $2

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Guardians of Middle-Earth has added another new character to the roster, lead Lord of the Rings character Frodo Baggins.

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"Well, it's a hell of a lot more exciting, that's for sure. You don't have to skim a hundred ..."

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Blood resurrection plan halted by Atari uninterest

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 18, 2013 8:00am PST

Former Monolith CEO Jace Hall's campaign to resurrect the studio's first game, gory FPS Blood, has been shot down by current rights-holder Atari. Hall had spoken of revamping and updating Blood, like how fans have reworked the Doom engine, not only for PC but other platforms...

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"While Hall does already have a copy of the source code himself, he stated in August that he ..."

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