Top 5 Gaming News Stories of the Week

  1. Blizzard Announced the next hero set to take the stage in Overwatch. Orisa is a robot reprogrammed by a young genius named Efi and was programmed to help the citizens of Numbani. As someone who goes out of their way for others, Orisa is pegged to be the 6th tank in the Overwatch lineup. Her abilities make her seem like she will be a great contributor to a dive composition in Overwatch. You can read our full overview of Orisa here.
  2. The Game Developers Choice Awards took place earlier in the week and crowned its game of the year for 2016. As no surprise, Overwatch took home the honors as it continues to assert itself as the best shooter on the market. There were a couple more games that took home some big awards and you can find them in our GDCA round up.
  3. Microsoft announced a brand new Netflix-like subscription service that will be making its way to Xbox One owners. The Xbox Game Pass is going to be $9.99 per month for Xbox owners and they will get to play certain titles if they are subscribed. You can get more details about the Xbox Game Pass here.
  4. Monolith and Warner Bros. announced the sequel to game of the year winner Shadow of Mordor. Shadow of War is set to take place after the events of the first Middle Earth game. It will be keeping the same protagonist and is slated to hit shelves this August. You can find the trailer and more information here.
  5. Twitch announced its “Get it on Twitch Program” on Monday. This program will allow the audience of a partnered streamer to purchase select games directly from the streamers page. Ubisoft and Telltale are already on board with the service and you can expect to be able to purchase games like Ghost Recon and Telltale’s The Walking Dead directly from Twitch this Spring. You can get the full details of the program and it’s benefits here.

This past week was a huge week for not just news but releases as well. Let us know what you have been most excited about this last week by tweeting us @TheNerdChambers, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!

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Middle – Earth: Shadow of War Announcement Trailer

Yesterday we got a leak via a Target listing for the game, Shadow of War. Today we got a trailer announcement for the game, and it looks fantastic!

The trailer starts off with a woman appearing from the darkness telling, what I’m assuming is the audience, that “the world of men is burning.” Following that, we catch glimpses of our previous hero(es), Talion [Ranger] and Celebrimbor [Wraith], forging a new kind of Ring of Power. All the while Sauron is preparing an army below. The trailer features great cinematic shots and beautiful looking animations.

The game will have an extended and upgraded version of their Nemesis system. It will feature a new gameplay dynamic that allows you to forge an army of your own. Your army “will bring about personal stories that include loyalty, betrayal and revenge” as said in the press release.

Catch Middle – Earth: Shadow of War August 22nd in North America and August 25th in Europe on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Steam and Windows 10.

Shadow of War Leak!

The much anticipated sequel for middle Earth’s Shadow of Mordor was leaked today via a Target listing. The sequel will follow the same main character from the previous game Talion/Celebrimbor. Shadow of War will follow its very unique nemesis system that made Shadow of Mordor as successful as it was. The target listing has the game to allow us to delve into the depths again of Middle Earth on August 22nd 2017. This release date is a soft release, so the date could change from the hopeful August 22nd release. 

Here is the game description:

Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.

In Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, nothing will be forgotten.

Go tweet us @TheNerdChambers and tell us if you’re looking forward to the upcoming sequel of Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of War! Did you enjoy the first game? What’s better Lord of the Rings or Star Wars??? Go let us know @TheNerdChambers

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)