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Billy Moroney

I play a lot of saxophone and write a lot (music and otherwise) but love games - been playing since Super Mario 64!

The Creation of Ghost Recon Wildlands’ Reactive World

Ghost Recon returns with Ghost Recon Wildlands in March 2017 with a sprawling open world.

Ubisoft’s decision to use Bolivia as a model for the world in Ghost Recon Wildlands is exciting because of the scope and variety that it suggests. Snowy mountaintops, salt flats, expansive fields and sprawling villages all offer a lot of potential for a Tom Clancy game. Of course, Bolivia is a massive place, so Ubisoft decided wisely to not try ...

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VR Monster Awakens Enters Steam Early Access

VR Monster Awakens is a destruction-filled arcade game geared towards fun times with friends.

Many recent virtual reality experiences have been designed so that people can experience being a human in a virtual world, but VR Monster Awakens allows the player be a monster. The premise is simple: you, the monster, are disturbed in your sleep, so you awake and wreak havoc! The visuals look very much like Minecraft: boxy people, buildings and environment. FIGHT4DREAM, ...

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ESL’s Upcoming Hearthstone Trinity Series

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2016 has been a big year for Hearthstone, and Blizzard is making a lot of changes to make the competitive scene even more vibrant in 2017. Blizzard’s new Championship Tour includes more global championships in the form of season championships, regional season playoffs, an overhaul of the points and cups system, a prize pool of over $2 million USD and ...

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Star Citizen to Use Amazon Lumberyard

Star Citizen - the massive crowd-funded space exploration sim - uses Amazon's Lumberyard engine.

Yesterday, on December 23, Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) announced that their upcoming and highly anticipated space sims Star Citizen and Squadron 42 will use the Amazon Lumberyard engine. Amazon’s game engine, Lumberyard, is an impressive free AAA engine that not only allows game designers to design incredibly detailed 3D games (as shown by the immaculate screen shots of both games ...

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AfreecaTV Announces Starcraft 2 GSL Plans for 2017

AfreecaTV announces renewed and bolstered support for StarCraft 2 in GSL 2017.

To the detriment of all StarCraft 2 fans the world over, GSL was cut short in 2016. This also happened around the same time that the StarCraft 2 pro league was disbanded, which left many players and fans alike wondering what the future of the game would look like. Fortunately, AfreecaTV, the Korean streaming hub that historically sponsors and runs the ...

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Steam Sale Offers Many Great on Classics

Despite the many newer games on sale, the annual winter Steam sale is a great time to pick up some classic games.

Sometimes there are simply too many great deals during the annual winter Steam sale, and it’s difficult to protect your wallet! Fortunately, there are plenty of classic PC games that cost less than $5 and can keep your library stocked for the coming year. While this list is not exhaustive, it’s a good place to start if you haven’t played any ...

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GOG’s “Goodbuy 2016” Sale is Coming

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GOG, the champion of DRM-free gaming, has a unique strategy when approaching their year-end sale. Rather than offer deals on thousands of games like other distribution sites like Steam, they’ve decided to narrow their offerings primarily to a list of “10 Good Buys of 2016”: Inside Owlboy Stardew Valley Grim Dawn Darkest Dungeon The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine ...

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2K Updates Civilization VI’s AI

Civilization VI, like other entries in the series, is growing deeper with age.

Civilization VI has only been out for a few months, but 2K has already released a comprehensive update that, among other things, includes some substantial AI tuning. Although the patch notes don’t discuss much in detail, it’s worth taking a closer look at the updates to get a feeling for how the game is growing and improving. Civilization games of ...

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