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25 Of The Funniest (And Horniest) Shadow of War Orcs

Shadow of War’s huge orc variety is one of the most impressive things about the game. In my dozens and dozens of hours of playtime, I’m still finding orc types I’ve never seen before, and many of them have interesting, hilarious, and uncomfortable things to say.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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ESRB Says It Doesn’t See ‘Loot Boxes’ As Gambling

Over the past few weeks, as randomized loot boxes have dominated the conversation surrounding this fall’s video games, there have been calls for the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) to classify them as gambling in its back-of-the-box ratings. But the ESRB says that’s not going to happen—because according to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What You Need To Know About Shadow of War’s Controversial Loot Boxes 

Ever since reviews of Shadow of War hit, talk of loot boxes and microtransactions have been heavy with panic and rife with misinformation. Are the best orcs behind a paywall? Is the design of the game predatory enough that it’s going to make people feel pressured to drop extra cash on a $60 game? And […]

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War: The Kotaku Review

When Shadow of Mordor released in 2014, its “nemesis system” was brilliant enough that many people hoped it would define a new generation of games. Years later, that vision of industry-wide character hierarchies that learn, evolve, and remember the player never came to pass. Shadow of War, the follow-up, further…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Following concerns from fans, Monolith Productions will offer the commemorative Forthog Orc-Slayer t

Following concerns from fans, Monolith Productions will offer the commemorative Forthog Orc-Slayer to all Shadow of War players for free. A donation will be made to Michael Forgey’s family in lieu of profits from sales.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Xbox’s Upcoming Line-Up Is Disappointing But Has Some Bright Spots

Microsoft showed off its Xbox holiday line-up at a showcase in Manhattan last week. They spotlit several games and the new, more powerful Xbox One X version of the console. While the games were fun, a lack of flagship titles left me wondering how strong the new console’s launch will be.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Xbox’s Upcoming Line-Up Is Disappointing But Has Some Bright Spots

Microsoft showed off its Xbox holiday line-up at a showcase in Manhattan last week. They spotlit several games and the new, more powerful Xbox One X version of the console. While the games were fun, a lack of flagship titles left me wondering how strong the new console’s launch will be.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Fine Print Raises Questions About Shadow Of War Memorial DLC

Last week’s feel-good news that Shadow Of War developer Monolith is commemorating the game’s late executive producer Michael Forgey with a piece of charitable DLC has taken a turn amid concerns of where some of the proceeds are going.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Shadow Of War Producer Memorialized In DLC

On March 3rd, Monolith executive producer Michael Forgey died of cancer. The staff at Monolith announced yesterday that they will memorialize Forgey as a downloadable comrade in the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Lets You Pay Real Money For Better Gear

Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to surprise 2014 hit Shadow of Mordor, will come stuffed with loot boxes and microtransactions, not just for cosmetics but for gear that improves your main character. This news, announced over the weekend, has thrilled fans across the world. (One top Reddit post: “That’s a great…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Lord of the Rings has a complicated history with race, and the upcoming game Shadow of War will

The Lord of the Rings has a complicated history with race, and the upcoming game Shadow of War will feature the series’ first black character. “I don’t think we thought twice about it when we were writing the story and when we wrote Baranor,” Monolith’s Andy Salisbury told Waypoint. “It was just kind of an […]

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We got 10 minutes of hands-on time with Shadow of War at E3.

We got 10 minutes of hands-on time with Shadow of War at E3. The demo’s main attraction was a fortress siege (watch an archived E3 livestream of one raid). Arkham-style combat returns, but you storm the gates with hand-picked Orcallies who unleash special attacks. Could be a gimmick. Could be deeply strategic. Tough…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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We got 10 minutes of hands-on time with Shadow of War at E3.

We got 10 minutes of hands-on time with Shadow of War at E3. The demo’s main attraction was a fortress siege (watch an archived E3 livestream of one raid). Arkham-style combat returns, but you storm the gates with hand-picked Orcallies who unleash special attacks. Could be a gimmick. Could be deeply strategic. Tough…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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We got 10 minutes of hands-on time with Shadow of War at E3.

We got 10 minutes of hands-on time with Shadow of War at E3. The demo’s main attraction was a fortress siege (watch an archived E3 livestream of one raid). Arkham-style combat returns, but you storm the gates with hand-picked Orcallies who unleash special attacks. Could be a gimmick. Could be deeply strategic. Tough…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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