OnLive’s Getting Jiggy in Middle-Earth Too, Ya Know

on November 3, 2011 7:30 PM

We hype up the fact that The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is available on major consoles and the PC — game went on sale Tuesday, folks — but we often forget that OnLive, the streaming game service started by the guys who say “Why bother with dedicated hardware?” also has the game for its customers. That’s right, if you’ve got an OnLive subscription, broadband Internet connection and a screen to play it on, whether it be HDTV, PC or Mac, you can jump into Middle-Earth.

Not only that, but UK members of the service get a playable demo through Nov. 25, which is when the game is released in that region. So if you’ve got an OnLive subscription, jump in and beat up some Orcs. Why? Because you damn-well can.

Check out our own Alexa Ray Corriea’s post on the game’s latest trailer for more of the skinny on this latest title inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s work.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.