Editorials

Editorial LXV

Final Fantasy XV

Counting back, this marks the 65th editorial I have written here at TechRaptor. I’ve talked about health bars, diversity in gaming, and GamerGate. About the IGF, Mighty No. 9‘s community management, and how a gamer’s gender says nothing about their ability to play the game. Imagine if they had been called Editorial XXIII, Editorial XI, and Editorial XLI. Doesn’t tell you ... Read More »

Games You Never Heard Of: Heart of the Alien

Heart of the Alien

Many of you are possibly familiar with Another World, also known as Out of This World. A cinematic platforming game from the creative mind of Éric Chahi, the game was a smash hit, known for its extreme difficulty, 3-D cinematics that were ahead of its time, and a charming storyline following Lester, a red-headed scientist who is transported to an ... Read More »

Shoestring Gaming – New updates, midweek madness and free monthly games

Shoestring Gaming

Welcome to Shoestring Gaming, the weekly segment where we try to help you find some great deals while still keeping within your budget. This week for you readers we have some great games from GOG and Steam, as well as pointing out some of the great free games on consoles. First up from GOG, Terraria is currently 25%, off meaning that you can ... Read More »

The Seven Sins of MMORPGs – Part 3

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I previously spoke about how the narrow focus of the MMO endgame is ultimately hamstringing the genre from achieving greatness. For the final act, I’ll talk about the game world itself. MMOs exist in a strange space where it seems like two games are mashed together to be played through with a single avatar. There is the exciting adventure phase, ... Read More »

She’s Stronger Than You Think: A Response to Evan Narcisse on Arkham Knight

Batman Arkham Knight With Manbat

Here we go again. You know, I’m really tired of every game that I’ve enjoyed having to be interpreted in some way to make it seem like a company has a vendetta or an issue with the representation of characters in games. Don’t get me wrong, having multiple ways of interpreting things and different perspectives is important, but what I’ve ... Read More »

Cooling the Hype – Fallout 4

Fallout 4 Vault Boy

So this is probably going to get me killed. But alas I hold it as my sacred duty to tell the truth even when I suspect that truth is not wanted—even if others may disagree. I think Fallout 4 right now is being massively overhyped and there are a lot of points to look at as to why. Before we ... Read More »

PCMasterRace Explained

PCMasterRace

Social media is the gift that keeps on giving. Shame these gifts aren’t refundable for regaining lost sanity. At least the spat wasn’t spurred on by fanboyism. That’s a plus, right? It’s no secret that I follow various diverse people on my personal Twitter account. We’re talking cutesie Japanese artists to #GamerGate supporters to tantalizing food blogs and everything in ... Read More »

This Week in Kickstarter – Week of June 28

Lightsabers

Welcome back to This Week in Kickstarter! This week, we’ve got conquest on ancient battlefields, Cold War Cthulhu, and lightsabers! Mare Nostrum – Empires Latin for “Our Sea,” lead your Empire to victory! In Mare Nostrum, players will lead their empires to victory and glory. Players choose leaders from history and raise their respective provinces. Different provinces have different resources available. ... Read More »

How to Make a Successful Walking Simulator

walking simulator cover

Recently, the independent game company Tale of Tales announced they would no longer be making games commercially, after their most recent game, Sunset, failed to sell. Despite spending a great deal on PR, and being well received by mainstream journals, Sunset didn’t seem to click with the gaming community. Most have blamed this on the community itself, claiming gamers opposed the game on ... Read More »