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Shadow of Mordor 'Game Of The Year' Edition Coming May 5

Briefly: A $US50 “Game Of The Year” edition of Shadow of Mordor is coming out May 5 — as in, next week — for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. No word on last-gen versions. If you haven’t played Mordor yet, this is a good chance to get all its post-release goodies without having to pay extra for the crappy parts of its DLC.


Watch The Hobbit In Just 72 Seconds As Reenacted By Lego

Some time ago I was a huge fan of 30 Second Movies As Reenacted By Bunnies. I’m not sure why, but after so many of them, they kind of lost their spark. This short YouTube clip is pretty great though, and I’m thinking that maybe Lego just makes everything better.


Shadow Of Mordor: The Bright Lord: The Kotaku Review

The Bright Lord, Shadow of Mordor‘s new DLC campaign, promises an epic showdown with Lord of the Rings head honcho Sauron. It was designed in part to address a common fan complaint about the original game’s anticlimactic ending. But while it does give players a chance to fight Sauron, I’d hardly call it an epic battle.


The Beautiful Handwriting And Maps Of The Lord Of The Rings Movies

One of the few things that wasn’t computer-generated in the recent Hobbit movies was all the sweet Middle Earth calligraphy, which was done by the same artist responsible for the most of the books (and maps) of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.


Explore Gondor's Ancient Capital From Lord Of The Rings In Minecraft

Dayshot: Osgiliath, capital of the Kingdom of Gondor, was the Kingdom’s greatest city before it was eventually abandoned in the Third Age. Now, you can take a walk in Osgiliath, both in its glory days and beyond, courtesy of two fantastic Minecraft builds.


Now There's A Three-Hour Cut Of The Hobbit Trilogy

Just in case a four-hour version of an eight-hour trilogy was still too long for you, professional video editor David Killstein has now gone and made an even more drastic cut of Peter Jackson’s overblown Hobbit adaptation.


Shadow Of Mordor's Nemesis System Could Have Been Way More Complex

Shadow of Mordor surprised everyone with its unique features like the oft-praised “nemesis system“. The game’s novelty and ambition meant that it couldn’t accomplish everything it set out to though. Developer Monolith opened up this week about some things that were left on the cutting room floor.


Fan Cuts The Hobbit Into A Single, 4-Hour Movie

The first thing I thought after watching The Battle of Five Armies was “boy, that’s a movie that didn’t need to be made”. Now, thanks to the power of fans and the internet, we can pretend around half of Peter Jackson’s entire Hobbit trilogy never happened.


Shadow Of Mordor's New Expansion Is A Huge Letdown

Shadow of Mordor is one of the best games I played this year. I had high hopes for Lord of the Hunt, its first major expansion, as a result. “New monsters!” I thought. “More nemesis orcs to fight, some of whom ride on top of the new monsters! What could possibly go wrong?” So many things, apparently.


The Gross New Monsters In Shadow Of Mordor's DLC

Shadow of Mordor got its first major DLC instalment today, Lord of the Hunt. As the name suggests, the expansion is all about monsters — ones you can kill or bend to your will in various ways. Let’s take a closer look at some of these gnarly new beasts.