Gaming

Nick’s Untitled Weekly Wrap Up 7/24/16

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Summer is my least favorite time of the year.  California burns down to the ground, everything is sweaty, no games worth playing are released, and we’re still months away from pumpkin spice coffee.  All that being said, this week’s weekly headlines have managed to bring a smile to my and probably nobody elses face.  From skull fracture inducing Pokemon battles, someone showing ... Read More »

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force Review – Once More, From The Top

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I think I’ll always have a soft spot for the original Fairy Fencer F in my heart. Besides the fact that the title was the first game that I reviewed for TechRaptor back in September of 2014, I could tell that the developers at Compile Heart really tried to make a great game when they released the original for PS3. However, ... Read More »

Juri and more available for Street Fighter V on 26th July

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Street Fighter 4 fan favourite Juri and extra DLC premium costumes will be available to download and buy with both in-game and real currency for Street Fighter V on the 26th of July. Juri will be purchasable for $5.99 / € 5.99 / £4.99 or the in-game earnable equivalent of 100,000 fight money. There will also follow three ‘premium’ DLC costumes ... Read More »

SDCC Marvel Gaming Panel Brings Back Classic Games

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At San Diego Comic Con Marvel had a gaming panel. While no new games were announced, new characters are being added to most of their current games and two classics are getting another shot in the light. They started off with Marvel: Contest of Champions, an iOS/Android free to play fighting game developed by Kabam. The announcement here was for ... Read More »

Pokémon GO has been Data Mined

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On Thursday, July 22, 2016, the Pokémon website Pokémon Fortress made a post to their website, informing their readers that the popular Niantic application Pokémon GO  had been data mined. While that sounds concerning to the average layperson, data mining is simply a fancy way of saying “decoding”, and is a way of gathering new information on a game by ... Read More »

IsLureModuleActive is a tool that tracks Pokémon GO Lures

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Earlier this week, TechRaptor staff reported on Pokevision, a third-party Pokémon GO application for the massively popular Niantic game that allows players to track and locate Pokémon in real time. This application allows players the ability to better plan their catching trips, with the unfortunate caveat that it doesn’t work with Pokémon generated from Incense or Lure Modules. However, as ... Read More »

Man Facing up to 5 Years in Prison after Sending Death Threats to Blizzard

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We all get angry sometimes. We gamers tend to be very passionate about our hobby and due to the connectedness of the internet we usually have an open com channel with the developers of our favorite games. Some of this passion can turn to outright aggression due to the anonymous nature of most online interactions, but sometimes our anonymity isn’t ... Read More »

To the Boys Who Flirt Through Video Games – It’s Okay

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There are two games that seem to be attracting everyone’s attention right now (and subsequently putting out the most news stories and the funniest memes): Overwatch and Pokemon GO. There are pretty massive differences between the two, but among their common traits is their social aspect. Overwatch is a competitive game that forces people to interact with a team to some degree in order to ... Read More »

Behind the Scenes of South Park: The Fractured But Whole

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Did you know that South Park: The Fractured But Whole was not the game’s original name? And no, it wasn’t South Park: RPG 2 or something like that. Nope, instead it was originally South Park: The Butthole of Time according to a new video released by Ubisoft which had Matt and Trey discussing the upcoming game. The game’s name was changed when marketing told ... Read More »

The Park Review – Worth the Admission Fee

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I don’t keep it much of a secret that The Secret World is my favorite MMO. While the combat is sometimes wonky, it has such a creative setting and interesting narrative that I couldn’t help but fall in love with it. One interesting area in the game stuck with me, an amusement park with several dark secrets behind it. The ... Read More »