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[PA Comic] Monday, October 20, 2014 - Orcstagram

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    NeurotikaNeurotika Registered User regular
    DATHAUNCH

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    This is uncomfortably on the nose for a lot of people, I suspect.

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    syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    The orc duckfacing is my new favorite thing of the day.

    SW-4158-3990-6116
    Let's play Mario Kart or something...
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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    This is commentary on how fleshed out the NPC's in the new LOTROCreed game, I'd guess?

    Seems like a pretty cool game.

    But I take issue with the picture "Chillin with my wargs" that does not include wargs. I am concerned that they have misidentified warg-riders as wargs themselves. We need a reference check on G&T's LOTRO cred.

    What is this I don't even.
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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    wargs as in "dawgs"

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    TransluciaTranslucia Registered User regular
    awesome

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    king0zymandiasking0zymandias Registered User regular
    This reminds me. Why Caragor? Why not Wargs? To piss off Tolkien nerds?

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    calamityjamiecalamityjamie Corgi Wrangler Seattle, WARegistered User staff
    @king0zymandias‌ Likely due to licensing. There's a huge crazy story behind the licenses of LoTR games - you either get the book OR the movie licenses, and it's very particular about what you can and can't cover. There's a really fascinating (and quite lengthy) read about it here: http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/23/6414775/lord-the-rings-tolkien-video-games

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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User, Moderator mod
    Also, the game recently patched in an excellent "Photo Mode", for some pretty sweet high-quality screenshots.

    8i1dt37buh2m.png
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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    #meatsbackonthemenu
    #stinkingmorgulrats
    #thatshinyshirtsmine
    #hohomylad

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    ArbitraryDescriptorArbitraryDescriptor changed Registered User regular
    PA Jamie wrote: »
    @king0zymandias‌ Likely due to licensing. There's a huge crazy story behind the licenses of LoTR games - you either get the book OR the movie licenses, and it's very particular about what you can and can't cover. There's a really fascinating (and quite lengthy) read about it here: http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/23/6414775/lord-the-rings-tolkien-video-games

    Why you gotta go and post awesome things such that I feel obliged to log in and recognize them?

    That really was a pretty fascinating read, thanks! It has also instilled in me a non-zero interest in Shadows of Mordor, which was not expected.

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    Rhome GrownRhome Grown Rhode IslandRegistered User regular
    That is a nice looking haunch.
    I approve of SoM, caragors and all (even with the inclusion of Celebrimbor). The Professor would be delighted that the mythos inspired others to create art - since that is the whole point of it.

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    Soul SanctumSoul Sanctum Registered User regular
    edited October 2014
    Some aspects of Shadow of Mordor were pretty much an Orc social media simulator.

    "Kugaluga has gained supporters!"
    "Kugaluga has completed a hunt successfully!"
    "Kugaluga is having a birthday party this Saturday!"

    Was strange how these immoral monsters were the central focus of so much of the gameplay.

    Soul Sanctum on
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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    PA Jamie wrote: »
    @king0zymandias‌ Likely due to licensing. There's a huge crazy story behind the licenses of LoTR games - you either get the book OR the movie licenses, and it's very particular about what you can and can't cover. There's a really fascinating (and quite lengthy) read about it here: http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/23/6414775/lord-the-rings-tolkien-video-games

    That article says WB has both licenses.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Some aspects of Shadow of Mordor were pretty much an Orc social media simulator.

    "Kugaluga has gained supporters!"
    "Kugaluga has completed a hunt successfully!"
    "Kugaluga is having a birthday party this Saturday!"

    Was strange how these immoral monsters were the central focus of so much of the gameplay.

    Each captain also has his motivations in the army page, which don't have anything to do with the gameplay.

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    exup35exup35 Registered User regular
    hmm no hanging at the Orcwind gig

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    Tim is on the InternetTim is on the Internet On the Internet Edmonton, ABRegistered User regular
    The URL for the podcast is wrong. D:

    Discord: TimIsOnTheInternet#0056
    Steam: TimIsOnSteam
    Battle.net: TimIsOnBnet#1745
    Switch: SW-7012-4788-7410
    PSN: TimIsOnTheNet
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