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  • MonolithAndy

    This week on MonolithLive , we're going to continue with what we're making a tradition.

    This Friday we'll once again be joined by VP of Creative, Michael de Plater for a quick chat. He's quite enjoyed answering your questions live, so he's decided to make Twitch a regular part of his Friday. But, remember – his time is limited! Get there early. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)

    After that, we'll be shouting out the fastest among you live on Twitch – and, we'll kick-off our next challenge. Last time, you took up the mantle of the Test of Speed , but this time around you're going to be removing our ability to use Talion's sword, dagger, or bow. Think we're up for it?

    See you this Friday. Same Monolith time, same Monolith place: 2 PM Pacific/ 5 PM…

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  • MonolithAndy


    We’ve been keeping a close eye on you. And, as humble members of your conversation, we’re compelled to join in whenever we can. That’s why this week, our Twitch stream will focus in on the road to War alongside one of our fearless leaders.

    To kick things off our VP of Creative, Michael de Plater is going to join us for a quick chat directly with you – the community. His time is limited, so be sure to get there early!

    To follow that up, we’re going to spend some time in Shadow of Mordor conquering the greatest challenges it has to offer. As we’ve seen so many of you diving back into your playthroughs, we couldn’t help but get in on the action!

    Join us. This Friday, 2 PM Pacific at: http://www.twitch.tv/MonolithLive

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  • MonolithAndy

    Monolith, Live!

    March 8, 2017 by MonolithAndy

    Friends, Rangers, and Uruk sympathizers,

    The time has finally arrived. The second-coming of the award-winning Nemesis System is well on its way - and gameplay has officially been revealed!

    But, we've known you for a while. We're sure you're going to want some more. That's why this upcoming Friday at 2 PM Pacific, we're going to host a Developer's Cut stream live on our Twitch Channel. There, you'll get an up-close and personal look at the Gameplay Reveal alongside our VP of Creative here at Monolith Productions, Michael de Plater. (You can thank us in Chat.)

    Join us! We'll have plenty to discuss – and we're sure you might have a couple extra questions of your own.

    See you Friday.

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  • Knakveey


    Contribute to the community consensus by answering the below series of polls about Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor! The results will be featured in an upcoming Instant Expert feature centered on the game, which we'll be posting on Monday, September 22nd. Feel free to go into detail about your responses in the comments, as well!

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  • MarkvA

    Fantasy Face-Off

    September 9, 2014 by MarkvA

    It's a showdown in Mordor as two fantasy giants face-off in an epic battle! We've assembled a line-up of some of the most famous fantasy characters and creatures that will be facing off against various characters from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Will the mighty Diablo beat the Dark Lord Sauron himself, or will Sauron come out victoriously? You get to decide who would be victorious in a one-on-one battle!

    When you're done voting, remember to leave your picks in the comments to let the world know who you'd think would win.

    To vote, click on the image of the character you think would win.

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  • MonolithAndy

    The beautiful Pacific Northwest is where Monolith Productions calls home. And, every year, the Penny Arcade Expo, Prime Edition, opens its doors to gamers from all around the world that come to check out their favorite games, panels, and concerts right here in Seattle. We couldn't be more excited for it.

    This year attendees of PAX Prime 2014 will get the opportunity to get hands-on time with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and make a Nemesis of their own (our booth is located at Booth #1640). As if that isn't awesome enough, there are a few ways you can get some PAX exclusive swag.

    • Face your nemesis: We'll have two Uruks wandering the halls at PAX. Take a selfie and share it socially for a chance at getting an exclusive t-shirt!
    • Get branded: W…
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  • MonolithAndy


    Koelnmesse has closed its doors, and all of us here at Monolith Productions have arrived safely back in Washington State. We’re tremendously grateful to the fans who stood in the three hour line to play, and share our excitement for the release of Shadow of Mordor.

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor received 10 total nominations at Gamescom 2014. Here's a quick rundown:

    • GamesSoul: Best of gamescom
    • Worlds Factory: Best Action gamescom
    • gamescom: Best PC game
    • gamescom: Best Console Game – Sony PlayStation
    • IGN: People’s Choice
    • XGN: Game Of The Show
    • Gamerspack: Game of The Show
    • Gamerspack: Action Adventure
    • Lazygamer.net: Best of gamesom
    • Chip: Messe Highlight

    Having both press and gamers from the world 'round play as Talion for the very first time was an incredib…


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  • GlóinTheGreat


    GlóinTheGreat Here!

    So how did everyone enjoy the new trailer? What where your thoughts and reactions? Like most of you guessed the identity of the Wraith is Celebrimbor! Im excitied to hear your reactions to this release! It adds so much more lore to SoM and was a great idea in my personal opinon. If you pay close attention to the trailer you can see and hear that Talion is struggling with what he wants to do i.e. get revenge or let it be. It seems as though Celebrimbor is arguing with Talion to go seek revenge for the murder of his family. Another intresting topic is the fact that there will be somewhat of a grey area here. Depending on the route you take to complete the game, different outcomes can occur! More details on that TBA. We als…


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  • MonolithAndy

    For many, many moons, you dedicated Wikians have debated the identity of the Wraith in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. And today, during our panel at San Diego Comic-Con, his identity was revealed!


    Did you guess the Wraith's identity? What more do you want to learn about his past?

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  • MonolithAndy


    San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner and if you're going to be in attendance, you're in luck: We're going to have a panel there, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – How the Nemesis System evolves new-generation storytelling in games, and explores the history of the Rings of Power! There you'll get to hear from our Director of Design Michael de Plater, Lead Writer Christian Cantamessa, the man responsible for bringing Talion to life Troy Baker, Tolkien Professor Janet Croft, and Art Director Phil Straub.

    If you're not going to be at Comic-Con, there's no need to fret. Your opportunity to ask questions to Michael de Plater has arrived once more. They'll be delivered to him at the livestreamed Wikia Fan Express, where all-star Wikians (su…


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