10:17 AM

The Game of the Year edition of 2014’s Lord of the Rings game Shadow of Mordor comes out today. The game itself is excellent. Its DLC, on the other hand, is..less so. Read more about the game in the following articles.

1:10 PM

"It's chess meets Hamlet. Okay, maybe not Hamlet. But it's a start." Ken Levine, of BioShock and System Shock 2 fame, wrote an interesting review of Shadow of Mordor this week in which he praises its novel ability to tell stories that players "build for themselves simply by playing the game." Read it over at Matter.