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Middle-earth: Shadow Of War Dropping Microtransactions

Middle-earth: Shadow Of War will be removing Gold, War Chests, and the Market from the game on July 17, 2018, according to an announcement on the game’s official forums. The…

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion Is Now Available

Middle-earth: Shadow of War has received its first major story expansion. The expansion, which is titled Blade of Galadriel, allows players to take control of the lithe Elven assassin Eltariel…

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Review – A Nemesis Reborn

On the very rare occasion, a game will launch that completely changes a genre. These special games shake up the entire fabric of what we know as gaming; they not…

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Rogue-Like Campaign Announced as Part of Shadow of Wars Expansion Pass

More than two weeks after release, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed the specifics of the expansion pass for Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The announcement comes with a two-minute trailer…

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The Shadow of War: People Are Pushing Back Against Microtransactions, But Does It Matter?

One of the most despised aspects of modern gaming is, unquestionably, the proliferation of microtransactions. Like an infestation of cockroaches, microtransactions are everywhere, taking every form imaginable in almost every…

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[Corrected] More Details Emerge on Shadow of War Loot Boxes

10/7/17 Correction: It was discovered that Legendary orcs can be obtained in Mirian loot boxes, meaning Legendary level characters and gear are possible outside of the paywall on the Shadow of…

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Forthog DLC for Shadow of War Will be Free

The Forthog Orc-Slayer DLC will be a free download for all players who own Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The DLC was originally going to be sold separately, with all profits from the…

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Honoring Michael Forgey With DLC Character

Michael Forgey was an Executive Producer at Monolith Productions. Some of his previous projects in the industry included working on Fable and the Gears of War franchise, but he died from a rare…

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Picking Your Nemesis For Shadow of War Using Nemesis Forge

Mogg the Driver is an Uruk-hai that just wouldn’t die. No matter how many times he was beheaded, burned, or otherwise maimed, Mogg pursued me throughout my playthrough of Middle-earth: Shadow…

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Middle Earth: Shadow of War Gear and Weapons Detailed

New details regarding the weapons and equipment of Middle Earth: Shadow of War have emerged thanks to an IGN First video. In the footage, IGN’s Brandin Tyrrel shows us some…