Shadow of War requires an internet connection to play

This week has been a bad one for those of us looking forward to Monolith’s follow-up to their hugely successful 2014 game, Shadow of Mordor.  Continue reading


Middle Earth Shadow of War Announced

The sequel to one of the best games this generation; Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, was announced today.

Subtitled ‘Shadow of War’ it continues the revenge story of Talion and the redemption of the wraith bound to him, elf Lord Celebrimbor. 

The games announcement trailer focuses on the story and highlights some of the changes that will be introduced. 

In their press release, Monolith outlined the following;

In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. 

The open-world RPG is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.

It sounds amazing and the trailer is suitably epic; unfortunately it contains no gameplay footage. The trailer does say that there is a gameplay preview coming March 8th. 

Middle Earth: Shadow of War will be available to buy on August 22nd.

This week at LuvvaLuvva Towers (26/01-01/02/2015)

It has been a mental week! Real life encroached on our post and stream schedules! In saying that though we got out our three posts and 5 streams; barely. It’s been a real struggle this week, but life returns to normal (as normal as it gets anyway) this week and we will be on track and on time once more…ever reliable we are!

On schedule, your recap fix for the week, featuring what you may have missed, stream highlights and my stream schedule for the week. Enjoy.

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Shadow of Mordor – a review to rule them all

With the Hobbit trilogy (I still cannot believe they stretched it that far) now complete there is a lack of Lord of the Rings in the world today. Monolith Productions and Behaviour Interactive are hoping their collaboration will remedy this and give fantasy fans their fix.


Who needs Peter Jackson?

However with a game that was subject to a number of small-scale scandals during production and an attempt to wedge a story into a book that is over 100 years old is it possible that this game lives up the name?

Is this game “my precious” or a precious waste of my time?

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Reasons games are awesome

We all know that games are awesome. That’s why we play. Have you ever stopped and thought “Why are games so awesome?” Course you haven’t, you are too busy travelling across dimensions and universes shooting bad guys faces and saving princesses; you have no time for philosophical questions. Let us attempt to answer that question in a list form.

Videogames awesome

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