Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Posted on 16, Oct

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a third person action game developed by Monolith Productions, a studio owned by publisher Warner Brothers Interactive. In it you play as a ranger named Talion who dies alongside his family at the hands of orcs, and who, in a dark ritual, is seemingly brought back to life bound to a shade. The shade imbues Talion with a wide array of ghostly powers that he uses to extract his revenge on Sauron’s growing Uruk army. Even with the shade’s strength however, Talion is still only human, and one man versus an entire orcish army is tricky business. Instead of trying to single-handedly cut his way through their superior numbers, Talion focuses on picking off higher ranking Captains and War Chiefs in the hopes of luring out their general, the Black Hand of Sauron, and destroying the army by severing its head.

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Hyrule Warriors

Posted on 16, Oct

The Legend of Zelda is a well renowned pinnacle of gaming, so when a spinoff of the series was announced I was more than a little skeptical. Koei Tecmo Games, the creators of the Dynasty Warriors franchise, came together with a few of the lead developers of the Legend of Zelda franchise. This collaboration created Hyrule Warriors, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic with the results.

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Destiny

Posted on 26, Sep

The last time we saw a game come from developer Bungie was in 2010, with their mega-smash hit, Halo: Reach. Since then the developers have been hard at work with a very ambitious project, Destiny. Teaming up with Activision, a publisher who has plenty of major franchises under its belt, Bungie made a bold choice. Together both Bungie and Activision will be committed to bring us 10 years of Destiny, whether we want it or not. From extensively playing over the game’s content I can say this game still needs some work, but there is hope.

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I can’t believe I did it again. I bought Diablo 3 for the fourth time! I’v purchased both the PC original and its expansion, and now I’ve done the same with the console versions. Obviously, I am huge fan of the Diablo series, but pretty much anything Blizzard is amazing. With this developer, quality is insured. Granted, when Diablo 3 first came out on the PC there were problems everywhere, but the fundamental gameplay was still astonishingly fun. With Diablo: Reaper of Souls now available for home consoles, Blizzard has fixed literally every problem with the game thus far. You’re in for a treat.

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Dragon’s Crown

Posted on 29, Aug

Back in 2008 Playstation 2 gamers were blessed with the game Odin Sphere, a hack n’ slash game made by Vanillaware. The game was greatly received overall, and in 2011 they announced their next project, Dragon’s Crown which was finally released in 2013 on Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita. Let me tell you, the wait was worth it. Dragon’s Crown blends hack n’ slash action perfectly with RPG-like leveling and stat building, resulting in a true homage to old school RPGs and action beat-em-ups alike.

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Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm

Posted on 29, Aug

Chrissie Hynde has been making music for more than three decades as the only permanent member of The Pretenders. That’s thirty years having fronted one of the most influential bands of the early New Wave movement. There are few women in rock and roll are more deserving of the title “badass”. Though Hynde has always been considered the frontwoman and driving force of the group, it was always maintained that The Pretenders is a band, not just Hynde. Stockholm represents Hynde’s first truly solo endeavor and she embraces the opportunity to experiment with sounds, but still doesn’t stray too far from anything in The Pretenders’ extensive back catalog.Chrissie Hynde has been making music for more than three decades as the only permanent member of The Pretenders. That’s thirty years having fronted one of the most influential bands of the early New Wave movement. There are few women in rock and roll are more deserving of the title “badass”. Though Hynde has always been considered the frontwoman and driving force of the group, it was always maintained that The Pretenders is a band, not just Hynde. Stockholm represents Hynde’s first truly solo endeavor and she embraces the opportunity to experiment with sounds, but still doesn’t stray too far from anything in The Pretenders’ extensive back catalog.

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