I was lucky enough to talk to the cast and creators of Monlith’s upcoming action adventure RPG Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Myself and other members of media peppered Michael de Plater (Director of Design), Christian Cantamessa (Lead Writer), and Troy Baker (voice of Talion), with questions about the upcoming title which is set to launch on September 28th. Baker, who gamers might recognize from starring roles in The Last of Us and Bioshock: Infinite, had some interesting things to say about the voicing the game’s protagonist Talion and just how important Tolkien’s work is to nerds everywhere.
Ash gets into the Destiny alpha, Scott wonders if it is time to get on the Wii U bandwagon, and Matt shares a tale of separation. We also talk about the highs and lows of E3, and you share with us the E3 announcements (or lack thereof) for which you were most disappointed or excited. Game on!
We’ve been following the adventures of Allie ‘CossbySweater’ Goertz since we first became smitten with her incredibly catchy love letter to Dungeons and Dragons (tonight). In the months since we first featured “Tonight”, you may have heard Allie’s work several times on our podcast Rated NA. Being huge fans of fantasy, wizards, unicorns, and hobbits we’re elated to share Allie’s latest opus with you all. Enjoy The Hobbit Song, hairy feet and all.
We just got wind that Lilly landed a part in Peter Jackson’s upcoming two-part “Hobbit” film as a wood elf elf named, Tauriel. I always thought that Lilly had very Elven features, obviously Jackson’s casting director agreed with me. Here is what Peter Jackson had to say on the matter.