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Zach Riley

My name's Zach and I'm a college student supporting myself with freelance writing as I finish my degree. I largely focus on technology news and reviews for LoadTheGame, though I do report on games from time to time.

New DLC for Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Announced

Harvest Moon Skytree Village DLC

It’s an exciting day for fans of Harvest Moon, as developer Natsume announced today the imminent arrival of three new DLC packs for the latest installment Harvest Moon: Skytree Village. The first two DLC packs will launch on January 24th and feature two new marriageable candidates, and the third DLC pack will release on February 14th adding a Harvest Sprite ...

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Free Update Brings Toddlers to The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Toddler Update

They’re finally here! Over two years after the release of The Sims 4, toddlers are being added to the game in a free update. Previously, Sim children had aged up from babies directly to children, which was a little bit jarring to say the least. Toddlers had been featured in every Sims game since the Sims 2, so the fact ...

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CyberpowerPC Releases VR Ready Desktop for $499

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Virtual Reality was one of the hottest aspects of the gaming industry in 2016, and will only become more prevalent in the coming years. Many Steam games now offer VR support, but it’s not exactly widespread due to the limited adoption of VR technology in the gaming community at large. This lack of prevalence is not often by choice, however. ...

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Indie JRPG Guardians of Arcadia Announced

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JRPGs continue to be a popular genre worldwide. Despite their distinctly Japanese development, games like the beloved series Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, and Shin Megami Tensei have a wide audience worldwide. Recent JRPGs, perhaps due to evolving audience desires, have often strayed away from the classic turn-based goodness that make retro titles so iconic. The difference between Final Fantasy’s origins ...

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New Games Added to NES Classic With Hack

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The NES Classic shaped up to be one of the hottest selling entertainment items this holiday season. Systems were sold out everywhere, which wasn’t very surprising considering Nintendo’s (rumored) strategy of creating an artificial scarcity with their new releases. The NES Classic is a miniaturized version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System released in the mid 1980’s. Unlike the original ...

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Classic 8-Bit Mega Man Games Released for Android and iOS

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Capcom, the beloved developer of Mega Man, has announced that the 8-bit version of the title have released on iOS and Android. These ported games will provide a good dose of nostalgia to long-time fans of the series and provide new players with an introduction to how the Blue Bomber became such an iconic character. The following games are available ...

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Panels for PAX South Announced

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Penny Arcade Expo has quickly grown from a convention of just a few thousand people to a gigantic event with tens of thousands of attendees. Nowadays badges for the event sell out almost immediately after going up for sale, and attendance at PAX has become a yearly tradition for many in the gaming community. Gamers of many different interests come ...

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New Trailer for Final Fantasy XIV Patch The Far Edge of Fate

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While many players are eagerly awaiting the launch of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, It looks like there’s still content to tide them over in Heavensward. Square Enix has a track record of releasing frequent updates to their game, and have successfully turned one of the biggest AAA failures (With 1.0) into one of the top MMORPGs on the market. On ...

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