EA closing Sims Carnival, announces new round of game server shutdowns

Posted on January 06, 2011

It has become a part of the game industry circle of life: EA shutting down online servers for its older (or unpopular) games. The company has announced a new round of shutdowns, including the complete shutdown of its The Sims Carnival creation site. The company notes that all games and content on the site will no longer be available after January 16. The Sims Carnival site does state, however, that Game Creator and game files can be downloaded before the service ends and played locally.

Furthermore, EA has announced that its publishing deal for Lord of the Rings games has expired, meaning the last active title, Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth 2 on Xbox 360, will be shut down on January 11 for Xbox 360. The PC version was closed on December 31. Several sports games are scheduled to be shut down on February 8, including several FIFA and NCAA titles. Finally, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 for Wii will go offline March 1.

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Warner Bros. Celebrates Tolkien’s Birthday In Style

Posted on January 04, 2011

Normally when it’s someone’s birthday, you buy them presents. But Lord of the Rings scribe J.R.R. Tolkien has been dead for quite some time, so Warner Bros. is sending his fans presents instead. Check out more pictures of the loot below.

Here’s what was inside the box shown above:

I asked Jeff Cork to pose with the shirt. Instead he hid behind it. What a baby

Here’s the rather mundane message on the back

Here is the misleading beverage that came with it. The nonalcoholic drink burned our throats like a vampire drinking holy water

Here’s a closeup of the cups. Are they shot glasses for humans, or normal-sized glasses for hobbits? You be the judge!

So, how are you celebrating Tolkien’s birthday?

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Trailer Wrap-Up — Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter And Sub-Zero

Posted on November 20, 2010

Sub Zero

Sometimes trailers get overlooked for no reason other than breaking news happens and it takes priority. But no more. The days of trailers being ignored are over. A trailer not getting posted? A trailer not getting the love it deserves? A trailer not getting the opportunity to be cherished? Not on my watch.

Today we have trailers for:

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North takes place while Frodo is trying to get rid of that ring. You know, the one. While that battle is going on you must stop an even greater threat in the North. Take a journey through the ravaged lands of the North in the first trailer showing gameplay for LOTR: WitN.

Now you can play Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 with your Kinect. The Kienct motion scanning camera allows you to wave your arms in order to cast spells. It’s like magic!  Why not let George and Fred Weasly show you how it’s done?

Sub Zero is a fighter that needs no introduction. This trailer shows him doing what he does best: freezing and punching. And just when you think you’ve got him figured out he freezes and then kicks.



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Daily Filter: September 10, 2010

Posted on September 11, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you’re eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today’s Filter features new content for Swarm, Battle vs. Chess, The Lord of the Rings Online, Th…
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The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood Screens

Posted on September 10, 2010

9 new shots posted.

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The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood Screens” was posted on Fri, 10 Sep 2010 11:30:07 -0700

The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood Official Trailer 1

Posted on September 04, 2010

Check out the latest trailer for The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood .

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The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood Official Trailer 1” was posted by marcom on Fri, 03 Sep 2010 17:28:06 -0700

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