Lord of the Rings Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 488

With Amazon debuting the absurdly expensive Rings of Power series last week, we decided it was as good a time as any to chat about five of the best Lord of the Rings games, with special guest Anthony Abatte. Then it’s on to Splatoon 3, Disney Dreamlight Valley, and Immortality, Sony and Microsoft beefing over Call of Duty, and the classic games you’d like to see gathered up in lavish, detail-filled collections.

Question of the Week: Do you have a personal anecdote from your experiences with Lord of the Rings (books/movies/games)? Tell us about it.


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2 thoughts on “Lord of the Rings Games – Vidjagame Apocalypse 488

  1. Question of the week: I was late to fellowship and didn’t see it in theaters, but once I did see it, I was hooked. When two towers was coming out, my friend and I wanted to see a midnight showing. Once we got there all the seats had been bought, but he flirted with a girl at the front and got us in. We had to sit directly in the front. It was the early 2000s and I had what could only be described as the largest cargo pants ever made. (From American eagle of course.) In each of the four pockets was a can of Bud light which I drank throughout the movie, after having drank very many beforehand. I had to pee sooooo bad by the end of the movie, but it was still an amazing experience.

  2. QOTW: I’ve literally been waiting for the best time to share this story with you guys, so really hoping this makes the cut. Anyways, when The Two Towers was released, I unfortunately had neither the funds to buy a ticket nor the means to get to the nearest movie theater. So I did what most 16 year old kids with high speed internet would do in early 2003, I downloaded an awards screener copy of the movie. Now a couple of caveats, this was the first time I had ever downloaded or viewed an awards screener copy. I also greatly anticipated seeing the Helms Deep siege scene because a friend who had seen the film, would not shut up about how great it was.
    Anyways, once my downloaded copy of the movie was completed, I preceded to skip straight to the Siege of Helms Deep. I watched the scene play out, when I heard/read what I thought, was the most bad assed thing to say as you unleashed an arrow volley against an opposing army. You see, most of the Elvish dialogue was subtitled in the film, except oddly enough, Aragorn’s initial order to the Elven archers to fire a volley of arrows. I realize this now, though, at the time, at the same exact moment Aragorn gives the order to fire a volley, the words “For your consideration” popped up on my screen where the subtitles would normally be. FOR YEARS, I literally thought this is what Aragorn was yelling at the oncoming Orcs as a volley of arrows are unleashed at them. It wasn’t until much later when I realized my error. It did not matter though, since my friends and I just started to yell our new catch phrase “For your consideration!” whenever the right occasion presented itself. So, “For your consideration” , there’s my LOTR Anecdote.

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