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The Lord of the Rings Last Days of Middle Earth mod for the original Mount and Blade has been released after five years of work. The mod lets you fight and command all the factions of Middle Earth, no less, with some top notch custom armour sets, new textures and new locations designed to bring Middle Earth to Tale World's medieval rags to riches pillaging sim. Find out more and see some fantastic screenshots of the mod below.



The mod's creators have taken almost all of their inspiration from the books, rather than the film trilogy, and the ambition and attention to detail is clear to see in the impressive screens. The war for Middle Earth will kick off shortly after you start a campaign with your chosen race. The territory system will let you help the forces of Mordor or the Fellowship as they strike at each other's strongholds. If you weaken the enemy enough, you can even ride in with an army and take their fortresses. You can download the mod from ModDB now.



























Announcement - Valve
This weekend take advantage of great Daily Deals on Paradox titles or save huge on The Paradox Complete Collection, which contains over 90 games and DLC for one low price!

Save 75% off all Mount & Blade titles during today's Daily Deal!

Daily Deal offer ends Sunday at 10am Pacific Time.

Eurogamer


It's Wednesday, and that can only mean one thing: I'm back with yet another selection of the finest discount gaming offers to tempt your wallet with. Throughout the week you can keep your finger on the pulse of cut price gaming by checking SavyGamer.co.uk. Read on to find out what's cheap this week.


Here are this week's deals:

Batman: Arkham Asylum - £3.75


Cracking price for what I reckon is The Batman's finest hour in the field of games. Don't just take my word for it; Dan granted it a a highly sought after Eurogamer 9/10:


"Most of the gameplay concerns are minor when taken in the context of how much Arkham Asylum gets so gloriously right. Rarely does a game do a character justice in such a satisfying way. Arkham Asylum finds room for every major aspect of Batman's enduring appeal, and it does so in a game compelling enough to work even without its masked star. Fans of the caped crusader really shouldn't hesitate - this isn't just the best grown-up Batman game, it's the best superhero game, bar none."


The sequel is looking good too.

Video: It's pretty clear that Bruce Wayne would be a PC gamer.

Duke Nukem Forever, Xbox 360 - £14.13 delivered


This is the Asian version, but it is in English, and totally region free. You probably won't be able to trade it in, but it's a saving of nearly £6 compared to the next best price.


The only real problem is that it's not very good. Dan dissected it in detail in his scathing 3/10 review:


"In the end, you feel every year of Duke Nukem Forever's ridiculous, fractured development seeping out of each unsatisfying frame. With four studios sharing title space in the opening animation, and end credits which run for almost 10 minutes, the weight of so many false starts, dead ends and endlessly revised design documents proves too much. For all his muscle and bravado, Duke Nukem is actually a fragile creature. His legacy is based on a specific combination of time and technology and a mercurial element of fun that simply doesn't lend itself to repetition, especially after so long in limbo."


But maybe you want to see this car crash for yourself. This is certainly better than paying full price for it.








Star Wars: The Old Republic, PC - £27.29 delivered


EA is having a laugh with its price of £45 for this from Origin. The retail price represents a saving of 40% compared to buying it direct from EA, so if you are dead set on jumping into BioWare's Old Republic MMO on day one, I'd suggest getting your order in now.


John previewed this back in May:


"Once again, we've been treated to an awfully generous slice of this long-awaited online world. But inevitably, and with so much potential on show, we find ourselves asking the nagging question that lingers after every preview of The Old Republic. Where exactly is the long-term MMO in this most epic – and infamously costly – of MMOs?"


Where indeed. Stick with Eurogamer for the latest on The Old Republic, and you can always cancel your preorder if it looks naff.

Mount & Blade Complete, PC - £8.74


Here you get all three entries in the wonderful, but messy, Mount & Blade series.


Here's Tim on the latest entry, With Fire & Sword, which he scored at 6/10:


"The worst accusation I can hurl at With Fire & Sword is also the kindest compliment I can pay it. Despite the new setting, infernal weaponry and bespoke story quests, most of the time the game plays just like Warband or the original Mount & Blade. The majority of the bread-and-butter activities are nigh identical, as is the pace and pattern of play. Once the novelty of gunpowder has worn off, series veterans may find themselves wandering back to familiar pastures - or wondering whether one of the tastier Caravanserai offerings (some of which also supply musket action) wouldn't have provided as much pleasure."


Dan covered the first one here.

Deal of the week

Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight, And Yet It Moves, PC/Mac/Linux – Pay what you want

Video: That seems like a good thing.


It's the Humble Indie Bundle 3, and it's an excellent selection of some of the best games from the last few years.


John gave Crayon Physics Deluxe a loving 7/10 review, saying it was "well worth the USD 20". Cogs got an 8/10 from Kristan. Oli gave VVVVVV a solid 8/10 - and that was before it had mod tools, an updated engine, and bonus levels from Notch and others. Kristan reviewed the WiiWare version of And Yet It Moves here, but you're on your own for Hammerfight. Sorry.


All these games are DRM free, cross platform on PC, Mac and Linux, come with a code for activation on Steam and/or Desura, and all at the price of your choosing. It's a must have deal.

Also of note this week...

Hard Lines, iPhone/iPad – Free


Visit SavyGamer.co.uk for your gaming bargain needs throughout the week, and hassle me on Twitter if you ever want a particular game for cheap.

Community Announcements - Mikail Yazzy
Wondering what the new Captain Co-Op mode in With Fire & Sword is all about?

Check out this community made video, in which TaleWorlds producer goofs around with the fans :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NruL6L5_XF4


and also don't forget we just opened an official WFaS Steam group here:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/mb_wfas
Community Announcements - Mikail Yazzy
http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php?topic=182943.new#new
Community Announcements - Mikail Yazzy
With Fire and Sword producer Yazzy and super community video maker Ripper X play the new Captain Co-Op mode, come watch all the drama and fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NruL6L5_XF4
Community Announcements - Mikail Yazzy
To join the official With Fire & Sword group, sign up here.

http://steamcommunity.com/game​s/mb_wfas
Community Announcements - Mikail Yazzy
Dear Fans,

Today we've got a tiny gift for you in the form of new Steam avatars for Mount & Blade: Warband.

Deadly warrior squirrels!

Enjoy and handle with care :)
Product Update - Valve
Gameplay:
  • Completely rebalanced MP player character classes for all. Now factions are more unique and fairly balanced.
  • Captain Co-Op difficultly has been rebalanced to spawn fewer enemies.
  • Tatar Town map spawn points have been rearranged.
  • Captain mode NPC troops have more hit points.
  • Disabled friendly fire for bots.
  • Dedicated server console operations have been updated.

Bug Fixes:
  • Captain co-op prisoner cart now spawns correctly.
  • Captain co-op equipment buying now works correctly.
  • Horses no longer run away from the PC during the tutorial mission.
  • Grenade usage no longer results in occasional crash to desktop.
  • Don't Die From Dysentery achievement works properly now.
  • Various visual bug fixes to items and animations.
  • Swedish troops in Custom Battle mode spawn correctly.
  • Various bug fixes.
Product Update - Valve
Gameplay:
  • Some rebalances to the trade/production systems.
Mod system Fixes:
  • Shield replacement w/out respawning visual error has been fixed.
  • Scene objects damage editing has been fixed.
Bug Fixes:
  • Crash to desktop when entering a new scene bug has been fixed.
  • Fixed random problems with merchants' inventories not showing up sometimes.
  • Lady of the Lake achievement bugs have been fixed.
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