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PewDiePie asserts FTC Shadow of Mordor innocence, says press is ‘literally insignificant’

YouTube sensation PewDiePie has defended his association with Warner Bros’ Shadow of Mordor promotion, and attacked the press for embroiling him in the controversy. Earlier this week Warner was slammed by the FTC for not insisting that YouTubers disclosed their paid sponsorship for Shadow of Mordor coverage. Among those involved …

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Warner paid PewDiePie and other YouTubers to praise Shadow of Mordor

The FTC has lambasted Warner Bros after it was discovered that it paid hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars” to a number of YouTubers to praise its Lord of the Rings title Shadow of Mordor. Recode reports that Warner paid agency Plaid Social Labs to create sponsored videos for …

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gets Game of the Year Edition release

Warner Bros has announced a Game of the Year release for its Lord of the Rings outing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. As is the way with such things, the SKU will contain the main game and all of its post-release DLC including The Lord of The Hunt and The Bright …

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Shadow of Mordor and Monument Valley recognised at GDC Awards

UK indie Ustwo Games was the biggest winners at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards, with the studio picking up three accolades for its seminal mobile puzzle game Monument Valley. The game was recognised for Best Visual Art, Innovation, and Best Handheld/Mobile Game at last night’s awards ceremony in San …

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Free Shadow of Mordor DLC offers playable female lead

Warner has released some free new DLC for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that replaces Ranger Talion with a playable female lead. The female in question is Lithariel, the Warrior Commander of the Tribesmen of Nurn and the daughter of Lady Marwen. Players can select the optional skin from the main …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: October 5-11

Shadow of Mordor is out in front for the second week running on Steam’s latest top ten sellers chart. The title beat out Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in the runner-up spot and Alien: Isolation in third to maintain its peak position on the list. Chart regulars filled out the middle portion, …

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UPDATE: YouTubers defend Shadow of Mordor’s contractually positive reviews

Two prominent YouTubers have come out in defence of the draconian contract requirements that Warner handed to YouTubers who wanted access to Shadow of Mordor. The saga was called out by Jim Sterling early this week, with fellow YouTuber Totalbiscuit also adding that the contract requirements boggled his mind”. Steven …

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YouTubers required to be positive in return for Shadow of Mordor review code, report claims

Persuading viewers to purchase” and putting FCC disclosures at the bottom of the video description are among the many requirements asked of YouTubers who wanted to review Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. That’s according to a new video from Jim Sterling in which he reveals a long list of demands made …

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FIFA 15 remains in UK chart top spot despite Shadow of Mordor competition

Lord of the Rings spin-off Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor debuted in second in the UK software chart last week, failing to knock FIFA 15 from number one. According to the latest Ukie games charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track,EA’s football juggernaut saw its second consecutive weekly top spot, holding off competition …

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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to Lord of the Rings merchandise

The worlds of Tolkien are a powerful force for games retailers, with a massive range of titles and merchandise based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. MCVsets off on an unexpected journey Despite being originally published over six decades ago, The Lord of the Rings continues to …

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