6:02 PM

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!

9:08 AM

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be out a bit earlier than expected—the upcoming action game just got bumped up a week to September 30 (PS4, PS3, 360, Xbox One) and October 2 (PC). Between this, Dragon Age, and Battlefield, it's like everyone's trying to avoid October!