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The Six Best Halloween FPS Games


Halloween is here, and you know what that means! It’s the perfect excuse to sit down at your PC and play some nice, spooky video games! However, I’m going to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of the horror genre. I usually prefer more fast paced games such as my personal favorite genre, the First Person Shooter. Thankfully for ... Read More »

Surviving Horror Games – A Wimpy Gamer’s Guide

Halloween Pumpkin

As far as games go, I am DEFINITELY not the horror gamer. I am what many would consider a chicken and frankly Bioshock is about as scary as I can normally go. With that being said, Halloween is upon us and even wimpy gamers like myself can get into the spirit of horror and enjoy a horror game or two. ... Read More »

Lost in Translation, Localization Nightmares in MMO’s


Everyone knows that 90% of the weird shit in the world comes from Asia, specifically Japan.  They produce the kind of stuff that many of us see and think, “Why?”  When we flip to the cool, other side of the pillow, we look into games that have been developed and produced in the east and think the exact opposite, “Why ... Read More »

Shoestring Gaming – Best value for prices

Shoestring Gaming quick logo.

Welcome to the first TechRaptor article of Shoestring Gaming.  In Shoestring Gaming, we plan to highlight some of the best games we have personally tried in terms of gaming value versus cost. We will show you the most recent sales, best deals and discuss recommendations for other gamers who must adhere to a very strict gaming budget. We will also ... Read More »

Resolution, FPS and Graphics Today

Evil Within Mirror screen

There’s been a lot of debate lately about graphics and resolution, particularly as things like Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and the Evil Within come out with locked in 30 FPS with statements such as “It’s more cinematic” or the resolution only getting 900px due to console limitations. For more or less the first time in memory, game creators are calling for ... Read More »

Is GamerGate Really Over?

Vivian James, Gamergate mascot

Since the harassment and death threats that were sent to Brianna Wu, GamerGate has reached exhaustive peaks. It seems that almost every big media outlet from The Guardian, The Washington Post, CNN, CBS and MSNBC did a piece regarding the harassment, many talking about Anita Sarkeesian or Zoe Quinn and many actually featuring Brianna Wu herself. With the mass media ... Read More »

4 Of The Most Fantastic DRM Flops In Recent History


Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a subject that is often glossed over in what some would call the “mainstream gaming media”. In order to protect games, publishers employ some method of encryption that locks the game behind a wall until a certain key is typed up to “activate” it. Some games have skipped this tradition and instead chose to lock ... Read More »

The Secret to Successful eSports: Community


e-Sports are a booming business, with million-dollar prize pools and legions of adoring, fanatical fans rooting for their respective countries’ teams as they fight on a glitzy, virtual battlefield. And of course, since these games make truckloads of cash every year, developers are rushing left and right to create their own mammoth, stadium-filling hit, while simultaneously ignoring the reasons that these ... Read More »

Gaming as an Art Form – Bioware’s Impact


I have been gaming since I was a kid, and when I was a kid I never expected gaming to be seen by the world as an art form. However the older I get the more I see people looking at gaming as an art form and I can easily say that Bioware has made a large impact on the ... Read More »

GamerGate: Journalists Must Stop Lying to The People

No More

We are the dead. You know the powder keg event that touched off GamerGate.  Multiple attack articles written on August 28th and 29th with the goal of declaring gamers dead.  No judge; no jury; just executioners.  The articles had other aims as well: redefine gamer to mean everyone, redefine game to mean every piece of software ever written; decry the ... Read More »