LORD OF THE RINGS (SERIES)

Everything Embracer Group Acquired While You Were Asleep

At about midnight eastern time this morning, Embracer Group announced several acquisitions ranging from companies to an entire IP. It was a lot, especially trying to process it all while I was in bed and trying to fall asleep. So here’s a quick breakdown of everything Embracer announced. First up,…

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Everything Embracer Group Acquired While You Were Asleep

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Private Division Partners With Wētā Workshop for New Lord of the Rings Game

Lord of the Rings fans are eating pretty well these days with the new live-action series coming to Amazon next month, but it looks like another game set in its universe is coming as part of a partnership between publisher Private Division and Wētā Workshop, the prop and effects company that…

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A Mobile Free-to-Play Lord of the Rings Game is in Development at EA

I imagine there’s a number of people out there with fond memories of the the Lord of the Rings movie games made by Electronic Arts. By my own recollection, they were pretty good for licensed movie titles during the PlayStation 2 generation and likely provided a lot of younger players with…

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One Does Not Simply Create Fan Projects Without Interference From the Tolkien Estate

When a solo hobbyist developer built an app for personal use inspired by The Lord of the Rings, he was soon forced to take his app down at the risk of going toe-to-toe in a legal battle with a colossal corporation. This is just one of the many ramifications of…

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Amazon Cancels Lord of the Rings MMORPG, Prolonging Unsuccessful Streak

Since the initial announcement of Amazon Game Studios in 2012, the developer has yet to release a successful title. It has more cancellations to its name, and it’s just added another one: an online Lord of the Rings role-playing game that was first announced in 2019. The news comes from…

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Why There Will Never Be a Good Lord of the Rings Video Game

The Lord of the Rings is overrated, sexist, racist, and has been milked by the capitalists at Warner Brothers until the resultant franchise has come to barely resemble J.R.R. Tolkien’s books. Somehow, though, it continues to be good as hell in spite of all that. And with a Tolkien biopic…

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The Other Lord of the Rings Composer: An interview with Chance Thomas

Howard Shore's videogame counterpart poured years of intensive study into Tolkien's worlds before he scored The Lord of the Rings Online.

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