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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor system requirements are even higher than Watch Dogs'

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Do you remember Shadow of Mordor? You're forgiven if not, because, as generic fantasy names go, it's almost memorably unmemorable. If you need a refresher, the announcement trailer is an adequate primer for Warner Brothers' upcoming Assassin's Creed-meets-Lord of the Rings fantasy action-'em-up.

In preparation for its October release, a Steam listing has appeared. With it, are the game's PC system requirements. For those recently stung by Watch Dogs' high demands, these specifications may provide a familiar feeling of computational inadequacy.


Batman: Arkham Origins patch goes live, should fix several game-breaking issues

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An update to fix a handful of world-breaking bugs that have emerged in Batman: Arkham Origins has gone live, according to an update from publisher Warner Bros. Games. A quick look at the top tags on the game's official forums lists "bug" and "glitch" prominently, but for PC owners at least, the patch should help get you back to work cleaning up Gotham.


Batman: Arkham Origins' first teaser is short and punchy

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It's a good job that Batman is a professional combat unit, because there's more logo than action in this first teaser for the upcoming Arkham Origins. Take out the splash screens, and he gets just 11 seconds to butt heads and pound fists into the sword-welding Deathstroke. How is he supposed to finish off a confirmed super-villain in that sort of time?


Batman: Arkham Origins reported to have multiplayer

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We're going to need to hone our investigative skills to get to the bottom of this one. Let's turn on Detective mode, and see if any clues emerge from the green-washed light. Hmm, a suspicious stain - Enable scan! It's cheap coffee, that which might be drunk by a hastily fleeing reporter. Let's follow the trail in the hope of... Aha! It leads to a quickly scribbled note, saying "Kotaku report that Batman: Arkham Origins will have multiplayer."


Lego Lord of the Rings review

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Lego Lord of the Rings is an emphatic reminder of just how many iconic moments there are in Peter Jackson’s fantasy epics. Recreated in blocky form – as simple puzzles, short platforming sections and quaint cutscenes – and lifting the trilogy’s score and dialogue wholesale, the Helm’s Deep siege, Balrog showdown, and, er, bit where Gandalf bangs his head on Bilbo’s lamp all make the cut.


Batman: Arkham City Nightwing trailer zaps crooks with electro sticks

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You didn't think being released on consoles would stop Batman: Arkham City from putting out more trailers did you? Of course not! This one shows off the planned Nightwing DLC pack, which will offer you the ability to play as grown up Robin Dick Grayson in Arkham City's challenge mode, as well as two new challenge maps. The trailer certainly seems to play up Nightwing's acrobatic style of combat, and also shows off his very cool looking electric stun sticks, which should teach those criminal scum a lesson or two about not getting zapped in the face by a man in tight spandex.

The Nightwing DLC is planned for release on November 1st, which is actually before the PC version of Arkham City is released on the 18th. With Warner Brothers tell us they're keeping the price of the PC DLC under wraps, for now. How much would you play to become Nightwing?


Batman: Arkham City Robin and Nightwing DLC detailed

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Warner Bros have released details confirming the rumours of Nightwing appearing in Batman: Arkham City, but only as post release DLC. The Nightwing Bundle will be available on November 1st, and will contain Nightwing (obviously) who is playable in challenge maps and has his own special moves and gadgets, along with two new challenge maps titled Wayne Manor and Main Hall. It also contains an extra skin based on Nightwing's appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, where he sported an outrageous mullet.


Bata-clang: Batman: Arkham City PC version delayed until November

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Well, this has ruined an otherwise lovely day. We've just heard from a Warner Bros rep that the PC version of Batman: Arkham City will be delayed. There's no release date set, yet; it'll be arriving at an unspecified date in November. No reason was given for the delay to the PC version of the game, which was originally planned to be released alongside console versions on October 18. If we had to guess; making PC games is hard.

What a bunch of jokers.


FEAR 3 review

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F.3.A.R. – pronounced ‘fthreear’ – stands for First Threencounter Assault & Recon. As in the first game, only slightly more coherently titled First Encounter Assault & Recon, you play a time-slowing action hero called Point Man.

Fthreear’s refusal to give you a less stupid name becomes increasingly awkward as it puts more and more focus on the conflicted relationship between you and your dead telepathic evil ghost brother Paxton Fettel. I’m going to stop talking about the plot now, hope that’s OK.


Batman: Arkham City trailer stars Catwoman's cleavage

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In yesterday's round up we brought news that Catwoman will be a playable character in Batman: Arkham City. Now there's a new trailer to prove it.

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Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 review

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Lego Harry Potter plays like a secret lost chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. A chapter where Harry goes mad with power, puts on a fake moustache and runs, giggling, through Diagon Alley, turning people into ice cubes with a wand that looks like a carrot.


Batman: Arkham City announced

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This is the "Arkham Asylum 2" everyone was talking about. It's been named, and it's set in Arkham City. Hey, wait a second - that isn't where Batman lives. What gives?