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By Shack Staff   //   September 29, 2014 1:15 PM

Shacknews Spotlight: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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.

By Steve Watts   //   May 19, 2014 7:45 AM

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

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.
By Steve Watts   //   January 24, 2014 8:15 AM

Shadow of Mordor trailer pits orc against orc

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.
By Steve Watts   //   November 12, 2013 9:15 AM

Lord of the Rings prequel 'Shadow of Mordor' announced

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   April 8, 2013 12:30 PM

What ever happened to No One Lives Forever?

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, it seems the question of who exactly owns the rights is something you'd need a super-secret agent to investigate.
By Alice O'Connor   //   February 18, 2013 8:00 AM

Blood resurrection plan halted by Atari uninterest

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 too, and cryptically teased further plans.
By Steve Watts   //   December 14, 2012 2:00 PM

Guardians of Middle-Earth adds Hobbit DLC, map skin

Guardians of Middle-Earth is getting some new Hobbit-themed DLC today to pair with the movie: Bilbo Baggins and Bert the Troll for $2 each, and a free Shire map.