Plan Your Next Trip To Mordor With This Google Map Of Middle-Earth 

Because Middle-Earth can be a confusing, perilous place, Reddit user mbingcrosby created this Google Maps-style guide to the journey from Hobbiton to Mordor. As you can see, it's expected to take six months ("four months without Orcs"), and be ready, because "this route has trolls." » 1/30/15 9:20am 1/30/15 9:20am

Lord Of The Rings, As Told From The Orcs' Perspective

We know the story of Lord of the Rings as it occurred from the Hobbits' perspective (guy receives some disappointing heirloom jewelry, decides to melt it down). But what would the story look like from the Orcs' point-of-view? Gather 'round, friends, and hear the tale of Gandalf the Betrayer. » 12/11/14 4:20pm 12/11/14 4:20pm

Nobody Knows How To Permanently Kill Shadow of Mordor's Orcs

Ever since Shadow of Mordor came out, many gamers have taken to its unique brand of orc-killing with a gusto. There's just one problem: some of these orcs keep coming back from the dead. And while developer Monolith says this is partly an intentional feature, they haven't given me a straight answer for how it works. » 10/10/14 12:25pm 10/10/14 12:25pm

The Wonderfully Hideous Orcs Of Shadow Of Mordor

It's so easy to resort to lazy and hurtful stereotypes whenever we talk about orcs. If nothing else, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor shows us how disrespectful this is. These monsters may be hideous, but they're also individuals with hopes and dreams—unique and precious like snowflakes. Let's celebrate them as such. » 10/02/14 11:20am 10/02/14 11:20am

Tips For Playing Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor

Rangers of Gondor! Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is upon us. The time has come to stand up to Sauron's evil forces. But you know what they say about not simply walking into Mordor and so forth. So here are some useful tips to get your and Talion's quest started. » 9/30/14 2:20pm 9/30/14 2:20pm

Jordy Lakiere's fantasy art requires the accompaniment of power chords

Seriously — just stare at this painting, called "Battle at Monghadi," for a moment, and notice the head of the awesome beast leaping out of the fire with the archer on its back. And tell me you don't hear some serious metal guitar playing in your head. » 3/12/14 5:00pm 3/12/14 5:00pm

Vin Diesel's next film is about saving Mexican gold from orcs?

Vin Diesel is diving back into science fiction movies with a vengeance — with a strange new feature called Soldiers of the Sun. Which is apparently about Orcs that live in Earth, in the future. Ooook. » 8/15/13 11:55am 8/15/13 11:55am

Mordor recruitment video recasts the Fellowship of the Ring as the bad…

So you're an orc living out your days in Mordor, minding your own business except when the occasional tasty trespasser wanders near your campsite. Then you start hearing rumors about nasty ring-addicted hobbits, powerful wizards, and violent elves preparing to invade your land. What can you do but join up with the… » 6/09/12 10:30am 6/09/12 10:30am

How Nazis created zombies (plus Kanye West's 34-minute music video)

We're not sure what to make of the latest Nazi zombie movie, A Chance In Hell, especially since it's about concentration camp experimentation. You be the judge. Also, watch Kanye West's bird girlfriend wave her breasts around. » 10/24/10 8:30pm 10/24/10 8:30pm