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Abandonware

Sierra´s Hoyle Casino – A shiny casino of yesteryear

It´s old, but it´s a jewel. I’m are talking about the “abandonware” Sierra´s Hoyle Casino, a game that allowed you to take in all the excitement of high-rolling in Vegas, complete with chatty opponents, witty croupiers, and free drinks (just kidding). It´s funny but people used to spend several hours in the real casino, and some more at home practicing… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Things you really should know about Minecraft

I bet that you have heard of Mojang’s open world sandbox/survival/adventure game “Minecraft” before, as it would be rather surprising to me that someone would visit a gamer site and still have no idea of its existence. However, what you may not know is all sorts of little Minecraft trivia. Well, that’s what we’re here to discuss today. Since its… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Help The Gaming Ground get to E3 – The road to E3 2017

For the first time since our start as a video game news publication (we launched the TGG homepage back in May 2014), we at The Gaming Ground have been accepted to the amazing annual event known as E3. So I (Justin Shay “JayShay” Easler) am trying my very best to save up for the E3 2017 trip. However, here’s my… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Gamestop’s new circle of life policy – The hard and uncensored story

Gamestop is in the news once more, and honestly it’s not all that surprising what it is about. If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll remember our piece on Gamestop’s corporate greed. Since that was written more light has been cast on the pre-owned gaming giant (it´s worth pointing out that EB Games isn´t much better), and how… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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The video game trends that are shaping the industry

Progress is always on its way and there’s no industry like the video games industry to see this in action. This is an industry that is shaped by the trends of the tech landscape, here are some of the most notable trends that will influence what we see this year. Updating rather than replacing Of course, tech companies aren’t able… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Diablo turns 20 years old – A walk down the ARPG hack-and-slash memory lane

It´s kind of hard for me (and many others I bet) to grasp the fact that it´s now been over 20 years since Blizzard released their ARPG/hack-and-slash game “Diablo”. However, that is 100% true, as Blizzard celebrated Diablo´s 20th anniversary on the 31st of December last year (I´m sorry that I wasn´t able to cover this story earlier). Yes, that´s… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Lizard squad caught and DDoS attack prevention methods

Two teenagers from the infamous Lizard Squad (and PoodleCorp)– a hacking group responsible for bringing down online services on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live in 2014 – have been arrested for their cyber crimes against Sony and Microsoft’s customers. Their distributed denial-of-service (more commonly known as DDoS) attacks affected millions of customers, and cost Sony and Microsoft some serious bankroll. According to Polygon, Zachary… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Wasteland 3 crowdfunding campaign has launched on Fig

Industry veteran Brian Fargo launches a new campaign to crowdfund the sequel to Wasteland 2, while Fargo and InXile have proven to be able to deliver in the past this time they’re trying a brand-new crowdfunding platform called Fig. It was only a few years ago that Fargo was lamenting the death of cRPGs, and now he’s crowdfunding the sequel… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!