Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Latest News

Windows 10 trumps SteamOS in comparison testing

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Valve has been hard at work getting Steam Machines out the door and onto the market running on the Steam OS. Powered by Linux, Valve's machines and OS have been an attempt for the mega-popular developer/distributor to get gain more ground as a dominant format in gaming. However, in a recent test, Windows was able to outperform SteamOS in nearly every way.

Shadow of Mordor developer Monolith is hiring for a big new project

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Monolith Productions are responsible for some of my favourite ever games (F.E.A.R and Condemned: Criminal Origins, anyone? Let's just forget about The Matrix Online for the moment), so it was good to see them have a bona fide smash hit last year with orc murdering simulator Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Now it looks like they're gearing up for another big game. Parent company Time Warner has posted several job advertisements for positions at Monolith, ranging from artists to programmers and producers.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY releases May 8th

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Warner Bros. IE has announced a Game of the Year edition for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, cramming all its extra content into one bundle to rule them all. That includes the two story packs, all the skins, runes, missions, challenges and photo mode.

How many coins need rubbing together for the GOTY release? £34.99 for PC on Steam. Monolith Productions' third-person action adventure proves it's great to have a nemesis plotting your end.

Shadow of Mordor's Bright Lord DLC will feature stronger, smarter, more dangerous orcs

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Though the occasional orc warchief in Monolith's excellent Shadow of Mordor could cause you a real problem, by and large they were a chaotic and cowardly bunch.

Not so in The Bright Lord, an upcoming DLC expansion that lets players take the role of Celebrimbor, forger of the One Ring. This time you're facing Sauron's forces at the height of their powers.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor updated to support Bright Lord DLC, can now skip splash screens

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Monolith has updated Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor in preparation of the Bright Lord DLC, so it's a meaty update. There are also performance and other improvements tagging along for the ride.

Some crash issues have been looked at, better domination FX rendering, a troubling bug to do with saving and loading with the benchmark, and the ever-popular splash screen skipping feature!

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