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Warner Bros. and Monolith have announced a new update for their console MOBA game, Guardians of Middle-earth, that will add both a Survival mode and a new map for the one-lane versus mode.The new Survival mode takes place in the Glittering Caves of the White Mountains, and pits one to five players...

February 26th 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Another week, another round of goodies of PlayStation Plus members on PSN. The biggest of this week's bonuses is a free download of Guardians of Middle Earth, a game that does a surprisingly good job of bringing the MOBA genre to consoles.There will also be a handful of discounts on other games. Jo...

February 4th 2013 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
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"Multiplayer Online Battle Arena," or MOBA, is the name given to the emerging genre of games initiated by Dota, and now led by games like League of Legends, Dota 2, Heroes of Newerth, Smite, and more. Because MOBA games come from a heritage of real-time strategy gameplay, they tend to have most of...

December 7th 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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It seems as if the world has gone MOBA-mad in recent years, with Dota 2 launching the first ever million-dollar competitive tournament and League of Legends becoming the most played game in the world. While there are plenty of PC games following in the competitive footsteps of classic DotA, the c...

December 4th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Guardians of Middle-Earth will launch on Xbox Live Arcade one day later than previously stated. The official Twitter account for the game confirmed the new Xbox 360 date of December 5.The account also confirmed the PS3 version is still on track to launch one day earlier on December 4. The PS3 versi...

November 9th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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League of Legends introduced its upcoming third competitive season with an article explaining how European teams can qualify to enter next year's championship and compete for massive cash prizes. Dota 2 temporarily turned MMO this week with its Diretide Halloween map that turns the game into a co...

November 5th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Guardians of Middle-earth begins lording over PSN on December 4 in the UK, with an XBLA release due "this autumn." The Lord of the Rings tie-in MOBA will retail for 1200 Microsoft Points or £11.99. Specific dates have not been announced for other regions yet.Publisher Warner Bros. is cleverly...

October 8th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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We first saw Guardians of Middle-earth in action back at E3 this year, and it was quite impressive even then. Monolith has taken the PC-centric gameplay of the emerging MOBA (or DotA, or LoL, or even action RTS, whatever you like to call it) genre, and translated it over to a console and a controll...

September 5th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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An unknown number of layoffs are affecting WB Games Seattle staff – the umbrella name "WB Games Seattle" comprises Monolith Productions, Snowblind Studios, and Surreal Software. A source close to the studio confirmed reports to us this afternoon, following statements from 3D Realms founder Ge...

July 26th 2012 at 2:13pm 0 Comments