The Lord of the Rings Collection You Want, Crazy 2K Bundle [Deals]

We've had quite a few deals on various permutations of The Lord of the Rings films, but many readers have been holding out for the blu-ray versions of the extended editions in one set. Well, today is your day, grab everything for $45 and prepare for a lot of time in front of your TV. Caveat: while it's not available… » 2/28/14 1:15pm 2/28/14 1:15pm

Eight Minutes Of Orc Assassination In The Newest LOTR Game

If you woke up craving new footage from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the newest game in Tolkien's iconic fantasy world, then you crave weird things. But also, you're in luck: via GameSpot, here's eight new minutes of footage from Shadow of Mordor, filled with orc-stomping and orc-slashing and orc-murdering. » 1/23/14 10:00am 1/23/14 10:00am

The One-Man Hobbit Band Returns to Sing the Latest Soundtrack

he next The Hobbit film premieres on Friday, and that means Peter Hollens and his a capella clones have returned to sing us a song from it. You may remember his performance of "Misty Mountain" back in January. Well, here he is with "I See Fire." » 12/11/13 10:00am 12/11/13 10:00am

Gift Ideas for the 10 Major Species of Science Fiction Fan

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Buying presents for the science fiction and fantasy fan in your life can be a major challenge — because no two fans are the same. It's just not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Some people love Star Trek, others love Superman. So here's our gift guide for the 10 major species of fans! » 11/21/13 6:21am 11/21/13 6:21am

We Come To It At Last. The Great Artwork Of Our Time.

Roger Kupelian is a veteran of the movie and comics business, where he's done background paintings on projects like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men, Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Jam. One of his latest gigs, though, was a Call of Duty commercial, and he also did matte paintings for the Final Fantasy movie. » 11/08/13 1:00am 11/08/13 1:00am

10 Influential Movies (Where Everybody Copied the Wrong Thing)

Every once in a while, a movie comes along that changes everything. A film that rewrites the rules and influences a generation of film-makers. But all too often, the people who imitate these ground-breaking movies miss the point. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy movies from which everybody copied the wrong… » 8/21/13 1:39pm 8/21/13 1:39pm

The Strange Prey 2 Situation

PLUS, MORE GAMING SECRETS: Sony's World War II air combat game? — Monolith and WB working on a Lord of the Rings game that'll be cross-generation? — Gas Powered Games' canceled project: Project Spark? » 8/14/13 12:30pm 8/14/13 12:30pm

The New Lego Tower of Orthanc Is Simply Gigantabulous

Lord of the Rings and Lego fans of the world, get ready to sink $200 in the new 2359-piece, 28-inch tall Lego Tower of Orthanc set, which includes six floors: dungeon, entrance hall, Saruman’s throne room, alchemy room, library and the secret attic to which you can access using a secret stair. It's now available for… » 7/03/13 2:39am 7/03/13 2:39am

These Patents Video Game Publishers Own May Surprise You. Plus More...

After listening to this week's episode of This American Life on software patents, I was curious to investigate patents within the gaming sphere. Although we routinely hear about console manufacturers' patents, patents from publishers are a less frequent source for headlines. » 6/06/13 5:00pm 6/06/13 5:00pm