Meanwhile, in Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings Online plods on through J. R. R. Tolkien's great fiction one hairy overgrown foot at a time.

A fifth expansion pack, Helm's Deep, has just been announced for the autumn, and will bring the game's story up to that eponymous battle as well as raise the level cap a further 10 levels to 95.

If you're level 10 or above you can fight for Helm's Deep, but don't forget to look to the East at dawn on the fifth day etc.

Western Rohan is opened up in the expansion, too, and includes fictional tourist traps such as Erodas and Dunharrow.

This is LOTRO's sixth year in existence, and it's approaching its third as a free-to-play MMO. Developer Turbine, which also runs Dungeons & Dragons Online, recently announced a DC Comics MOBA called Infinite Crisis. Asheron's Call is still going, too.

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