“A Journey Through Middle-earth – a Chrome Experiment” is what it’s called. As to what it actually is, I do not claim to know. Something digital – maybe a game, maybe a “Google Middle-earth” deal. Most of the comments about it on Facebook are just people arguing about whether you should say “autumn” or “fall.” (The correct answer is “get a life.” Being super-nerdy about the calendar when there are video games out there to debate is just a waste)
Watch the trailer after the jump, then tell me in comments what you think it is. And why it’s browser-specific. Hobbits and wizards aren’t generally down for specificity like that.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist