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Not So Massively: Of Hobbits and space ships

David Braben released a new update on the development of upcoming sci-fi sandbox game Elite: Dangerous, while the success of the game's Kickstarter campaign still remains uncertain. Star Citizen's developers revealed several of the game's ships; developer Chris Roberts made the bold claim that...

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The Road to Mordor: Wish lists, past and future

Hobbits love making lists, don't they? In The Fellowship of the Ring, Bilbo had a lengthy list of friends and relatives to invite to his eleventy-first birthday party, and he didn't have the luxury of Facebook to help him out. I love lists as well, although I try to save most of that for my...

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The Road to Mordor: Baggins of Bag End

It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years to the month since The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring came out in movie theaters. It's even harder to process that Peter Jackson will be bringing us back to Middle-earth with the two Hobbit films starting a year from now. The Jackson...

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LotRO's Yule Festival Theatre transforms players into actors

It started as a simple idea: To include an interactive theater experience with Lord of the Rings Online's revamped Yule Festival. However, as Turbine's "Rhidden" writes in a new dev diary, the simple idea became fiendishly complex in application. With the advent of next week's festival, players...

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The Road to Mordor: Will our journey take us back to The Hobbit?

The next few years promise to be exciting ones for fans of Middle-earth. Ever since The Return of the King debuted in theaters in 2003, audiences have clamored for more of Tolkien on the big screen -- specifically, The Hobbit. After nearly a decade of back-and-forth negotiating and legal...

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The Road to Mordor: Hallowed be thy burrow

One of my all-time favorite amusement park rides is Disney World's Haunted Mansion. More than anything else, the Haunted Mansion encapsulates the Halloween experience for my life -- a combination of goofy gloom, maudlin macabre and spooky spirits. I've never been into the gory side of Halloween,...

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LotRO kicks off Fall Festival

'Tis the season for scary jack-o-lanterns, Harvestmath, and hobbits that go bump in the night. Turbine is kicking off its annual Halloween-themed Fall Festival celebration in Lord of the Rings Online, and we've got the new screenshots to prove it. Whether you're looking for new quests, new...

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The Road to Mordor: Touring the fall's new content with Turbine (part two)

Last week we began a tour through the upcoming content Turbine have planned for Lord of the Rings Online, including the new-player experience, instance scaling and the region of Enedwaith. By themselves, those features represent so much exciting content that we could've ended there and been...

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One Shots: A slithery, slimy start

When it comes to the lore of Middle-earth, players definitely remember the tale of the fateful meeting between Gollum and Bilbo Baggins. That's why it's only natural that players should be able to adventure to the spot where that first meeting occurred in Lord of the Rings Online and see it for...

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LotRO Europe celebrates Bilbo's birthday week with free account keys

Last year on Bilbo Baggins' birthday (the 22nd of September), a special quest involving Bilbo and Frodo was made available to Lord of the Rings Online players. This year the birthday celebration has started early, almost a week before the actual date. LotRO Europe is giving away a very specific...

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