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PlayStation Now Adds "Persona 5" and More For November

PlayStation Now Adds "Persona 5" and More For November

PlayStation Now is welcoming a slew of new games for November, including one exciting addition: Persona 5. Right now, PS Now subscribers can jump into the service to try out Persona 5, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and Hollow Knight. These games join a library of over 800 games for you to choose from across PlayStation […]

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is Getting a Definitive Edition

Warner Bros. Interactive and Monolith Production have announced that Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is getting a definitive edition in just a few weeks. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War had a rough go of it when it was launched. The game had alienated some fans due to its micro-transaction economy and failed to make quite as big of an […]

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Shadow of War Gets a Demo on PC to Entice New Players

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has been just seen a new demo for PC which offers players of the title a decent portion upfront. I remember liking Shadow of War a decent amount. The game wasn't quite as unique or special as its predecessor, Shadow of Mordor, but it expanded its Nemesis system quite a bit […]

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War's Next Update Will Remove In-Game Market

Today a brand-new patch for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be changing a multitude of things in the game, including removing some unnecessary bits. The full update from Monolith Studios, which you can read about on the game's Steam page, will be reworking parts of the game to better suit the players and the community, […]

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Shadow of War: Desolation of Mordor is Live with Free Updates

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Entertainment have launched the Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion for Middle-earth: Shadow of War. It allows gamers to play as Baranor, the Captain of Minas Ithil who survived of the city's demise in the main campaign. For the first time players can command the forces of Man against a deadly Orc threat to the East […]

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Shows Off New Desolation of Mordor Cinematic

WBIE decided to release a brand new cinematic trailer today to show off the latest addition to Middle-Earth: Shadow of War with a proper introduction to the Desolation of Mordor storyline. The new DLC puts you in the role of  Baranor, the Captain of the Tower from Minas Ithil, as he does one of the worst missions possible for […]

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Getting New DLC Content in May

Some cool news this week from Monolith as the company announced on Steam that Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be receiving new DLC content in May in the form of a story expansion called Desolation Of Mordor. The company didn't give out a lot of details about it, as you can see the full description below, […]


Washington State Joins the Loot box Crusade with a New Bill

The loot box saga continues as a Washington state Senator has presented a bill designed to investigate whether or not randomized in-game items qualify as gambling. Gamasutra first picked up the news today, sharing an interview with News Tribune in which Senator Kevin Ranker says the bill enlists Washington state and the video game industry to […]

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Bleeding Cool Game Awards: Best RPG

For Bleeding Cool's Best RPG of 2017, our three esteemed games judges were asked to weigh in on the best of the role playing game market to determine which was the absolute best RPG of the year. It was a pretty stiff competition that mostly came down to two games, Legend of Zelda: Breath of […]

Bleeding Cool's Game of the Year Awards are Here!

  Bleeding Cool is offering up our own take on Game of the Year awards this year, with all three games contributors (Madeline Ricchiuto, Gavin Sheehan, and Patrick Dane) scoring games in categories like Game of the Year, Best RPG, Best Shooter, and Best MMO. All of the scores were added up, and the games […]

Let's Talk About Loot Boxes and Player Created Black Markets

One of the few things that hasn't made much of an effect on the current loot box kerfuffle is the existence of player created black markets for the kinds of in-game goods that would normally be dropped by loot boxes or similar grab-bag systems. I've used the logo for the now defunct Marvel War of Heroes […]

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Apple Now Requires Apps to Disclose Loot Box Odds

Nestled within Apple's new guidelines for App developers, which came out yesterday, was a note that requires all app developers to disclose loot box odds in games. Specifically, the new rules require that loot boxes be transparent about their odds of dropping each type of reward. "Apps offering 'loot boxes' or other mechanisms that provide […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Which Games Should You Buy The Gamers In Your Life?

Since gamers are something like their own breed of human, we've got a list of all of the many games you can choose from to gift your gamers with. A lot of serious gamers will already have a number of the major titles already this year, so we've included some of our favorite lesser-known games […]

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A Look At The New 'Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War' Updates

Along with the Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion DLC, Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War got some new bug fixes and some updates to the game. We've listed the free updates below, and you can click here to read the rest. But for the time being, enjoy the trailer for the new DLC and the horrible sounds the new tribe […]

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Microtransactions Are Alive And Well, And We Made It That Way

Big budget, AAA games publishers like EA and Activision absolutely love micro-transactions. And from their perspective, we can't even blame them. They're making money hand over fist and that is exactly what they want. But that's only in the short term. The micro-transaction revenues netted from Destiny 2 and Shadow of War typically end up being used to […]

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WBIE Give Out Details For 'Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War' Season Pass

Those of you looking for more details to the Expansion Pass for Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War won't have to wait much longer, as WBIE released this video yesterday giving out the full details of the pass and what you can purchase different items for. The short version: $40 is what it will cost you for everything that […]

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Hanging With The Gondor Boys: A Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War Review

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Middle-earth: Shadow of War is the follow up to open-world Lord of the Rings game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and that should tell you the basics of what to expect. Shadow of War is very much like Mordor just with some tweaks. You know, like an even more detailed nemesis system, supporting characters, and Shelob. A lot […]

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Shadow Of War's Official Launch Trailer Is Suitably Dramatic

  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the epic follow-up to the award-winning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, today on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store), Steam, and PlayStation 4. And because the game has launched, we also have a shiny new launch trailer to boot. Developed by Monolith Productions, Middle-earth: Shadow of War expands upon the […]