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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.

Preview and Launch Date of Nighthold in World of Warcraft Revealed

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After Warlords of Draenor failed to live up to expectations, Blizzard pledged to correct their mistakes in Legion. One issue that killed subscriber numbers (and frankly, the fun) in the previous release was the huge gap between content patches that left players burned out and desperate for more. It seems that Blizzard has made good on their promise so far ...

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Ambitious Modders Announce Plans to bring Liberty City to Grand Theft Auto V

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Grand Theft Auto V is the fastest-selling entertainment product in history. Gamers jumped at the chance to experience Rockstar’s latest installment in the GTA series immediately after release, and have dumped huge amounts of time both into the single player campaign and the expansive multiplayer version, Grand Theft Auto Online. The community of Grand Theft Auto players is vibrant and creative, ...

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Winners of Steam Awards Announced With Deep Discounts

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It’s nearing the end of Steam’s infamous wallet-killing winter sale, and it looks like there’s still more amazing discounts on equally amazing games. The final winners of the Steam Awards have been announced, and this announcement is accompanied by the winter sale’s deep discounts on some of the most popular games. Listed below are the winners of each category along ...

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Nintendo Issues Takedown Notice Against Freeshop App

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A homebrew application for the 3DS titled “freeshop” which allows users to download 3DS titles without using the official eShop is in trouble with Nintendo according to an article by Nintendo Life. Freeshop allowed users to download their titles from Nintendo’s online store without actually using the online store’s interface, which many have criticized as slow and clunky. The homebrew ...

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Diablo 20th Anniversary Event Announced

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the action RPG Diablo first released. The satisfying combat and the neverending quest to advance your character was furthered by two sequels, Diablo II in 2000 and Diablo III in 2012. Diablo was a pioneer in the genre, striking a chord with an extremely loyal fanbase that to this day ...

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Players Hold In-Game Vigils in Remembrance of Carrie Fisher

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It’s a sad day for fans of all things Star Wars. After the news of Carrie Fisher’s death today due to a heart attack she suffered earlier this week, the internet has been alive with memorials and kind words about the actress who played Princess Leia Organa. Players of Star Wars: The Old Republic also took time today to honor ...

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Steam Fined Millions for Refusing Game Refunds

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It seems digital distribution giant Steam is in hot water with the Australian government. Australia is known for having very strict consumer protection laws that were set in place to make sure that citizens don’t fall victim to false advertising and other misleading business tactics. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has a large amount of power over the ...

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New Final Fantasy XIV Job and More Announced

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Since the launch of A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy XIV has been captivating huge amounts of players with its enthralling story and enjoyable gameplay. A stark contrast from the failure of 1.0, the newly revamped game quickly grew to one of the largest entities in the MMORPG market. The launch of Heavensward brought even more features to the game: three ...

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New Warframe Update Adds More Free Content

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Warframe is one of the top free-to-play games on Steam, boasting an impressive amount of players that continue to play the cooperative action game week after week. Despite being free to play, Warframe offers downloadable content that amounts to almost $110 dollars if you were to buy it all through Steam. One disadvantage for many with free-to-play games is that ...

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Blizzard Recaps 2016 and Outlines Overwatch Plans for New Year

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Overwatch launched in May of this year to rave reviews, and quickly became a staple in the FPS genre. Fans and critics alike couldn’t get enough of the game, with Overwatch securing the honor of 2016 Game of the Year earlier this month. Though the game has only been out for six months, it has gone through many changes and updates ...

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