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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s Nemesis System was patented by Warner which is why it hasn’t appeared in more games

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 30 January 2021 15:14 GMT The reason you haven’t experienced the Nemesis System from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War in other games is because Warner Bros. patented it.The patent details the Nemesis System built for both games and was found by Game Maker’s Toolkit and discussed in the latest video which you can watch below (thanks, PSU).If you are unfamiliar with the Nemesis System, it basically uses memory techniques, which means the game can remember actions performed that become part of the narrative. In turn, enemies in the game will remember what you have done…

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Vendetta missions, other online features go offline

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 15 January 2021 14:28 GMT WB Games has pulled online services for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.According to an update on the game’s support site, changes with the network no longer provide access to certain features for the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. This includes all platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.Online bits of the game no longer available include the Nemesis Forge feature and online leaderboards. Also, because certain actions tied to these online bits provided achievements or trophies, players will have them automatically bestowed.Since the WBPlay platform is no longer available, the Epic Runes “Orc…

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Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor’s servers are no more

Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor has lost some of its online features as a result of what publishers Warner Brothers say are “changes with our network”. Among the features no longer available in the third-person orc stabber are the Nemesis Forge and Vendetta missions. Mordor is a six year-old game, but it’s always a shame when bits of things we bought break off, isn’t it? (more…)

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Hogwarts Legacy is delayed to 2022

Don’t start packing your trunk just yet, wizard wannabes. Hogwarts Legacy won’t make it for this year after all. After years of rumors, Warner Bros. finally announced the big open world wizards game near the end of 2020 with their plans to release it in 2021. No such luck after all, though. Hogwarts Legacy will now be arriving sometime in 2022. (more…)

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Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed to 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:20 GMT Originally slated for release sometime this year, Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed to 2022. News of the Hogwarts Legacy delay was announced via the game’s official Twitter account. According to the announcement, creating the best possible experience is “paramount” so the development team needs more time. Warner Bros. officially announced Hogwarts Legacy back in September during Sony’s PS5 Showcase.The RPG is in development with Avalanche, and takes place in the 1800s, and is coming to PS5, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.An open-world action title, the game will feature…

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Gotham Knights’ combat has been ‘entirely redesigned’ to suit co-op

Developer WB Games Montreal says that it has completely redesigned the Arkham Knights’ combat to ensure the game works better in co-op.Gotham Knights was formally announced back in August, and during the official reveal at the DC Fandome, we saw some trailers that sort-of let us know what to expect from the title.We know that Gotham Knights does not take place in the Arkhamverse and that it is not a game-as-a-service. As per a new interview with GamesRadar, executive producer Fleur Marty has shared even more information about the game and explains that – whilst the new title will follow on from the Arkham games mechanically…

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Left 4 Dead-alike Back 4 Blood shambles into closed alpha

I’m sure we all have our fond memories of playing through Left 4 Dead and its brilliant sequel. But fun as they are, there’s no hiding the pair are getting on a bit, and it’s time enough something stepped in to carry on that co-op carnage*. Fortunately, Turtle Rock’s own Back 4 Blood entered closed alpha today, and while it’s not Left 4 Dead 3 by name, early reports suggest the devs have delivered a rock-solid successor to Bill and the gang’s zombie-smashing classic. (more…)

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Mortal Kombat movie to come to HBO Max same day as cinemas

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 4 December 2020 17:52 GMT Watch the upcoming film on your small screen the same day it hits the big screen.The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie is set to launch on the HBO Max streaming service the same day that it launches in cinemas.Media giant Warner has revealed its new strategy for films in 2021, opting to release its movies on its HBO Max platform for one month in the US when they come to the silver screen. Films in this initiative include Mortal Kombat, as well as The Matrix 4, Godzilla vs Kong and a Tom…

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Batman: Arkham Knight updated with two new skins

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 4 December 2020 17:50 GMT Well, that’s nice.Rocksteady is gifting Batman: Arkham Knight players with two new skins via an update to the five-year-old game.You can see the outfits in the tweet from the studio below. You asked, and we couldn’t help but answer with a little gift just in time for the holiday season. From today, all Batman: Arkham Knight players can access the Zur En Arrh and Anime Batman skins via a free update. pic.twitter.com/6zdKt2ouWC — Rocksteady Studios (@RocksteadyGames) December 3, 2020Both skins were previously made available to those who used the online account…

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Amazon, Best Buy and Gamestop are offering big Black Friday discounts on Switch games

By Henry Stockdale, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:12 GMT As we get closer to Black Friday, many sites are continuing to post their hottest deals and if you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, you’ve got no end of choices to go on.From Nintendo’s star icon (We of course mean Luigi) searching haunted hotels to the JRPG powerhouse that is Fire Emblem: Three Houses, there’s something for everyone and Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop have been bringing us some outstanding offers. If you’re happy to go pre-owned, GameStop are also knocking an extra couple of dollars off too, though this varies from game…

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Dreams can come true! Mortal Kombat 11 now has 1995 movie characters DLC

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 17:56 GMT Well, this is a blast from the past.The latest skin pack for Mortal Kombat 11 brings a few classic look to NetherRealm’s bloody brawler.The Klassic MK Skin Pack introduces the voices and likenesses of Christopher Lambert, Linden Ashby, and Bridgette Wilson-Sampras from the iconic 1995 Mortal Kombat film to the game for Raiden, Johnny Cage, and Sonya Blade respectively.These skins are known as “Protector of Earthrealm Raiden,” “Hollywood Kombatant Johnny Cage” and “Island Bound Sonya Blade.”They’re available right now and costs £4.99.This retro-themed content was hinted at in September, when a…

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Watch Hitman studio IO Interactive’s new project announcement here

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:58 GMT IO Interactive is revealing its latest project today, November 19, and you can tune in to the action right here.The Danish developer announced plans to reveal a “new project” today at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm GMT. Though we currently know very little about what this game will actually be, we do know a few select bytes of information.We know, for example, that IO Interactive was tasked by publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to create a game in a “new universe,” thanks to an announcement from the company earlier…

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A toast to No One Lives Forever on its 20th birthday

FPS spy romp No One Lives Forever turns 20 today but alas Cate Archer is still confined to her room, unable to come out and play. The secret agent shooter has been tied up in legal gridlock for years. You’ll not find it for sale online aside from second-hand, but that hasn’t stopped RPS singing its praises all this time. A remaster still seems unlikely, but Nightdive Studios say they aren’t done trying to make it happen. (more…)