Shadow of Mordor gets cool photo mode

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One does not simply walk into Mordor. One must also be able to take selfies there. That seems to be the thinking behind a fun new feature added to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor in a new software update for the current gen console editions.

The “photo mode” is activated in the options menu, and then triggered in-game by pressing the left thumbstick on your controller. Photo mode freezes the action and with all the on-screen info stripped away, you can tinker with the zoom level and even change the depth of field for more artistically staged images.

You can also add different frames around your photo, use filters to change the colour saturation and add texture effects so you can make it look like the image is printed on canvas, for instance.

It's a really cool feature, and lots of fun to play around with. It's especially handy in his game, where the brutal combat and unique enemies can lead to some memorable action moments that you'll genuinely want to capture for posterity.

The only downside is that the system can't save the screenshots itself, so you'll need to rely on your console or PC to do that part. PlayStation 4's sharing features also allow screenshot capture. On Xbox One, you'll need to use Kinect voice commands to tell the console to record your snap.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Published: 17/10/2014

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