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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions released a new trailer today for the upcoming action title, “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.” Set in the “Lord of the Rings” universe of Middle-earth, the game follows Talion, a resurrected ranger with the abilities of a Wraith.

The game’s combat and movement looks like a mash-up of “Assassin’s Creed,” “Dishonored,” and “Arkham City,” but the combat isn’t the main takeaway of this trailer. That’s reserved for the game's emphasis on player choice.

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'Cut the Rope' series coming to 3DS

Thursday, 23 January 2014 12:29 PM Written by

“Cut the Rope,” the popular mobile game series from ZeptoLab, is set to release on the Nintendo 3DS. Activision Publishing announced via press release “Cut the Rope: Triple Treat,” a three-game compilation that will be available for the Nintendo handheld in early 2014.

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ElderScrollsBethesda announced today an impressive cast of star power for their upcoming MMO, “The Elder Scrolls Online.” The game follows the trend of fully voiced MMOs, but builds on the concept by adding recognizable movie actors. Here are the actors included in the announcement along with their respective roles:

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Publishers 2K and Bethesda have partnered to release bundles of their recent hits for 360 and PS3. Both companies announced two such bundles this morning: “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” with “Bioshock Infinite,” and “Dishonored” with “Borderlands 2.”

These bundles will retail for $29.99 each, and will be available in North America on February 11.

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Now that you’ve digested, and agreed or disagreed with my 2014 Power Rankings (non-indie edition), it’s time to recognize the little guys. Indie titles have been making a bigger splash each year, with notable titles like “Gone Home,” “The Walking Dead,” and “Journey” receiving honors.

 

This year looks to continue that trend with high-profile indie games releasing for PC, and current-gen consoles. Both Sony and Microsoft seem to recognize the strength of this sub-genre, as they look to have more and more of these titles available for their platforms.

 

PAX East is always a great showcase for upcoming indie games with its massive Indie Mega-booth. This list will likely change after I get hands-on with the games of this year. In fact, I could probably extend this list to 100 indie games that deserve attention. But for now, these are the ten best looking indie games of 2014. These rankings are based on trailers and news.

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