Confused why Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor left "Lord of the Rings" out of its name? Well, lead designer Bob Roberts just explained to Eurogamer that the omission was a deliberate choice to make sure the game was seen as "clearly its own thing" by keeping it "separate" from established LOTR franchises. Mystery solved!
The people who publish video games Red Faction, Saints Row, UFC Undisputed and, soon, Homefront are putting the old THQ out to pasture. At least, that's where the logo is going. This is the new "THQ."
Now you can wear your fanboy allegiance on your credit card statement with the new PlayStation credit card from Visa. Certainly not the first video game credit card — World of Warcraft and The Sims cards are old news — but possibly the best deal. Getting one scores you $150 off the purchase of a PlayStation 3, making…