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Middle-Earth Onlive: LOTR War In The North

"I seeketh demonstrations of Northern Conflict. Be they in this cloud?" "Nay, this is a snowstorm, thou nincompoop."

Wondering whether to buy Lord of the Rings: War in the North? Depending on where you are in the world, you may have that option right now (US), on the 9th of November (EU) or in the distant future of the 25th of November (UK). All sorts of things can aid a purchasing decision, primary among them being our wise words, but few would argue against the use of a demo in addition. There is a demo for War in the North but it’s exclusive to the Onlive service, allowing a 30 minute trial starting from the beginning of the game. It should be available in the US and the UK right now.

Demo exclusivity is a strange thing. It’s supposed to be an advertisement of sorts and ads are supposed to want as many eyes on them as possible. Maybe this makes it easier to implement a timed cut-off or is easier than offering multiplatform demos, or makes it easier to implement a timed cut-off. I don’t know, which should be abundantly clear.

We’ll have some thoughts on the game soon, even though it is trying to avoid our still proud though debt-ridden land. It’s been a while since we asked about Onlive though so this seems a good time to ask about experiences with it. How goes it, if it goes at all?

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