Yesterday I got to go an a developer guided tour of The Riders of Rohan, the soon to be released expansion for Lord of the Rings Online. Very soon I will have a full preview up for you to read, but until then I wanted to pass along these exclusive screen shots I took during the play session. If the picture above of the Rohirrim capital of Edoras doesn’t satisfy your inner Tolkien then I don’t know what will. Check out the rest of the screens below.
Mike's first experience with a console was in the early 80’s when his dad brought home an Atari 400. It wasn’t the greatest gaming machine at the time but it did play a crude version of Pac-Man and it had a keyboard. But, Mike's love for videogames really got started when his friend invited him over to his house to show off his newly acquired NES with Super Mario Bros. Mike had never experienced a game like that before and his friend actually convinced him that jumping into one of the pits would give him a powerup. It was a cruel joke and Mario lept to his death. But from that moment on Mike was hooked.
Mike was originally brought onto the Gaming Trend staff as a PSP editor starting with the god awful Major League Baseball 2K8. Thankfully, these days he reviews much better titles. He also spends an obscene amount of time playing The Lord of the Rings Online with his Dwarf Rune Keeper named McLush and his Warden named Hanton on the Elendilmir server.