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IMO: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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With Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monolith Productions bring together a number of beloved elements: Arkham-style combat, Assassin’s Creed’s traversal and stealth elements, and the world of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. While they’re each executed well individually, their imperfections are brought to the forefront by the time the game is brought to an anticlimactic end. Read More »

Why Did Mangotron Withdraw Discussion concerning GamerGate?

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You probably recently saw a post on Mangotron claiming that a writer at Mangotron had recently been doxxed by GamerGate supporters and therefore the website would no longer be discussing GamerGate. It also withdrew its previous interview with Liz F an avid GamerGate supporter. Many GamerGate supporters had been outspoken fans of Mangotron, and the interview and it originally confused ... Read More »

Did Destiny Change The Review Game?

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Game reviews are strange. By all logic; a game that earns a 5 rating should be seen as average. Worth playing if you like that genre, but nothing too special. A game that earns a 1 should be avoided at all costs, treated like a bomb made of knives and forgotten forever five minutes after it was reviewed. A game that ... Read More »

Slender: The Arrival Comes to Current Gen Consoles

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Pan European Game Information, or PEGI, recently announced the age rating for Slender: The Arival, confirming its release on Wii U and Xbox One and Playstation 4. The game’s rating states that “The content of this game is suitable for persons aged 12 years and over only. It contains: Images or sounds likely to be horrifying.” Read More »

View the Opening Cinematic for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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CD Projekt Red has dubbed the trailer “The Trail” and according to the developer this is the opening cinematic of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. For running just under three minutes this trailer showcases quite a few prominent figures that will play important roles in the upcoming sequel. Read More »

This Week in Kickstarter – 10/24/14

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This Week in Kickstarter, we at Techraptor thought we would look at some upcoming projects that have us excited. CT: Demon’s Revenge – a side scrolling arcade rpg as well as animated adventure game based on H.P Lovecraft’s “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” as well as numerous others. This week is a special “games only”  edition. We will have ... Read More »

Summarizing the Smash Bros. Wii U Direct

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Nintendo promised at least 50 facts in the October 23rd Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Direct that distinctly separate the title from the recently released 3DS Smash Brothers title. Here is the archived Direct for those who didn’t have a chance to see it live or wish to supplement this summary.) The crucial technical details regarding the Wii U ... Read More »

Hatred and Hyperbole: The Serbian Film of games

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A couple of days ago, a short gameplay trailer was released of upcoming isometric third person shooter ‘HATRED’ by Polish developer Destructive Creations. The one minute and 30 second trailer has caused quite a stir concerning its subject matter and brutal violence, a lot of which I consider unfounded. The trailer can be viewed below. Of course, I will recommend ... Read More »

Games For Windows Live Prepares To Die.

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With the last dying breath of Games For Windows Live comes the announcement of how BandaiNamco and others plan to deal with this obsolete piece of software no longer plaguing the lives of pc gamers everywhere. As of October 22nd, the publishers for Dark souls announced that despite the death of Games For Windows Live the servers for Dark Souls ... Read More »

An Open Letter For The New Gaming Generation

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I remember when I first picked up a controller. It was back in the early 90s; I was around 6 years old and I was sitting in front of my friend’s Nintendo Entertainment System. “Wanna see something cool?” he asked me. How could I possibly refuse? He loaded up the cartridge for Super Mario Bros. and , to my dismay, all ... Read More »