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Weekly Replay - LotR Shadow of Mordor, Nintendo's poor performance, and more

The game releases might be slow at the start of the year, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to read about from the gaming industry. This week, we analyze Nintendo’s strategic options in the wake of the Wii U’s disturbingly low sales numbers, get a close look at the upcoming Lord of the Rings action title, and much more. Read all of these articles by clicking on the links below.

7 ways next-gen can rebuild horror gaming

Gaming's 19 most impractical swords: A metalworker and master fencer weigh in

RadioRadar podcast 073: Here's what you're buying in 2014 (Part 1)

The best theories for Nintendo's salvation (that actually make no sense)

LotR's Shadow of Mordor is Batman meets Assassin's Creed in the coolest way

CVG

We're feeling a bit light fingered this week, so check out our Thief final hands-on preview

Firing a broadside in the ongoing console war, is our games of 2014 Titanfall preview

Official Nintendo Magazine

The man behind the Wii U-exclusive Scram Kitty & His Buddy On Rails says that Nintendo are "tremendous to work with".

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has had a rough ride online, so we sent our blogger to take on the YouTube flamers in Alex Jones vs. The Internet.

Official Xbox Magazine

Dragon Age: Inquisition - five places we can't wait to visit

Watch Dogs interview: Chicago's secrets, amoral characters and the future of DLC

T3

Welcome to the house that T3 built: The ultimate connected home

A feature to sink your teeth into: The best electric toothbrushes to buy in 2014

Techradar

The Pros and the woes. Celebrating 30 years of Apple's Mac

Is this the vision of the future? Read our full Google Glass review

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