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Shane Willoughby

Co-Founder of TheGamingLiberty & TGL's PlayStation Editor.

The End – A Goodbye from Shane

by Shane Willoughby - on Jun 4th 2014 - No Comments
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Friends,                 I cannot begin to tell you just how proud I am of TGL. TGL is my hero. When I think back to how and why it started, there is no way that I could have possibly envisaged just how far it would go. It was never supposed to be anything other than what Joe and I wanted it to be, and it became readily...

PS4 Firmware 1.71 now available to download

by Shane Willoughby - on Jun 3rd 2014 - No Comments
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Firmware 1.71 is now available to download for PS4. It seems like something of a straight forward one. The update comes with a single patch note that reads, “System software stability during use of some features has been improved.” As it is, the firmware isn’t available everywhere but is gradually being rolled out across regions. ...

Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager Development will reveal new IP at E3

by Shane Willoughby - on Jun 2nd 2014 - No Comments
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Yager Development, the studio behind the very awesome Spec Ops: The Line, will reveal a new IP at E3. The studio announced the new on Twitter earlier. The new game willl be published by Grey Box. Yager are rumoured to be working on a couple of titles, including a free-to-play game. Next week will reveal all. Thanks to CVG. ...

It’s true. Naughty Dog confirm that they are working on a new unnannounced project

by Shane Willoughby - on Jun 2nd 2014 - No Comments
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Naughty Dog are working on something new that we don’t know about, as confirmed in a new interview with Game Informer. The interview is a great read, and tackles everything from what the studio is doing now, right down to the internet fallout from the departure of so many Naughty Dogs in the last few months. In the Game Informer...

Santa Monica Studio tease new God of War announcement at E3 next week

by Shane Willoughby - on Jun 2nd 2014 - No Comments
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Santa Monica Studios could well be readying a new God of War announcement at E3 next week. A tweet from the studio, referencing the “gods” and the 4.3 earthquake that shook the Westwood area outside of L.A at the weekend, suggests that something God of War related may well be happening next week. The Tweet reads as follows, “The...

Forza Horizon 2 announced for Xbox One and Xbox 360

by Shane Willoughby - on Jun 2nd 2014 - No Comments
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Forza Horizon 2 is official, and will launch on Xbox 360 and Xbox One later this year. Turn10 and Playground Games will once again be responsible for development. In a chat with with IGN, creative director Ralph Fulton said “[Turn 10 and Playground] share this belief that we can create a true home for racing fans on Xbox One.” Forza...

First Project Beast footage surfaces. Looks more and more like Demon’s Souls successor

by Shane Willoughby - on May 30th 2014 - No Comments
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Sony’s oft rumoured PS4 exclusive “Project Beast” now has gameplay footage. Though the footage is short, it’s very sweet, and leans to the idea that the game could be a successor to Demon’s Souls. Images of the game surfaced online only a month ago, but it had been rumoured for some time before that. Check...

2K Marin to develop future BioShock titles. Take-Two dedicated to franchise

by Shane Willoughby - on May 30th 2014 - No Comments
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Publisher Take-Two has reiterated its dedication to the greater BioShock IP, indicating that any futures titles developed in the series will come courtesy of developer 2K Marin. Speaking at the Cowen and Company analyst conference, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick spoke of how the firm regards BioShock as an important IP and that plans for...

New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trailer takes some inspiration from Breaking Bad

by Shane Willoughby - on May 28th 2014 - No Comments
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A new Handsome Jack narrated Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trailer has been released and it take more than a huge slice of inspiration from TV sensation Breaking Bad. The trailer, emulates that of the teaser trailer of the final episodes of the hit AMC show. We’ve posted the original Breaking Bad teaser and the new Borderlands short...

PS Plus June update sneaks out ahead of time. Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate for PS4 users

by Shane Willoughby - on May 28th 2014 - No Comments
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It would appear that the PS Plus offerings for Europe for June have begun to surface online a day ahead of their reveal, with Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate leading the pack for PS4 Plus users. PS3 users will get Lone Survivor as well as NBA 2K 2014. For Vita, it’s Dragon’s Crown. Lone Survivor will also allow for Cross Play...

The End – The Gaming Liberty comes to an end on Wednesday June 4th

by Shane Willoughby - on May 27th 2014 - 3 Comments
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Friends, family, fans……. The Gaming Liberty will cease operation on Wednesday June 4th at 6pm GMT. There are no plans to bring TGL back following this closure. We will continue to update the site and all relevent social media with the latest gaming news in the days running up to the closure of the site. We will have more...

Batman 3: Beyond Gotham announced ahead of E3

by Shane Willoughby - on May 27th 2014 - No Comments
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Warner Bros, TT Games and The LEGO Group has announced LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gothamfor Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Vita, Wii U, PC and 3DS. “Building on the incredibly successful LEGO Batman franchise, we are working to make LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham the ultimate super hero videogame this year for all ages,”...

The Evil Within gets revised October date. New trailer scares people who are not actors

by Shane Willoughby - on May 27th 2014 - No Comments
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The Evil Within has slipped into October. The game will now release on October 24th in Ireland and Europe, with the extra few months required to “balance” and “refine” according to Shinji Mikami and be Tango Gameworks team. The new date also came with talk of pre-order incentives in the “Fighting Chance”...

Battlefield: Hardline leaked on Battlelog. Visceral developing

by Shane Willoughby - on May 27th 2014 - No Comments
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It would appear that the next Battlefield game, subtitled “Hardline” has been accidently leaked on Battlelog. Logos, symbols, weapon and award icons were found by a user would went rooting around in some CSS files. A reference was also found to Dead Space developer Visceral Games, long known to be working on some kind of...

Take-Two extends Agent trademark once again. Is this Rockstar’s next-gen game?

by Shane Willoughby - on May 26th 2014 - No Comments
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Take-Two has once more renewed their trademark for the mysterious Agent, the PS3 exclusive that was announced way back in 2007 with nothing to be said of it since. The renewal came just a few days ago, suggesting that Rockstar might shortly have something to say about the otherwise MIA game. Seeing as the developer has already announced...