I've been a gamer for years of various types starting with the Sega Genesis and Shining Force when I was young. If I'm not playing video games, I'm often roleplaying, reading, writing, or pondering things brought up by speculative fiction.
Founder of TechRaptor with a love of video games (B.S. in Game and Simulation Programming) and technology. Started TechRaptor to create a place where people could come for unbiased and high quality news, reviews, and editorials.
I've been an avid gamer since the young age of 6, and have taken a journey to start writing and producing video content to share my love of video games with the world. I have a degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and had worked in the transit industry working on Ticket Vending Machines, and fareboxes in mass transit. When it became clear that the kind of work that I wanted to do was eluding me despite always being considered an "up and coming star", I left my job and decided to start creating video content.
I started a youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXbNv80pHXWgqlf9i3oikQ, to start sharing my thoughts on new games, as well as producing content in a variety of ways.
I believe that every game has something that we can take out of it, even games that are negative experiences overall, and I want to highlight getting the most value out of games. I want to highlight deals to bring games that deserve the spotlight to light, and help gamers save as much money as possible, mostly to spend that money on more games =P.
I love discussing video games, and will always be open to talking about them (granted, if I am working on something at the time, it may be a timely response.)
A gamer since birth who spent the first two years of my life mastering World 1-1 on an NES. Nowadays, I'm an enthusiast who enjoys shooters, roguelikes, pro wrestling, digital hat collections, and arcade machines. Go ahead and follow me on Twitter if that doesn't sound crazy.
Media critic since 2007, covering games for various publications and websites. These days, he develops a game on his own and follows the world of eSports. Aficionado of chocolate croissants, corgis and terrible FMV games best forgotten.
I'm a College Student studying Computer Science planning for a future in technology. I have been playing video games of all kinds since before i could talk and now mostly end up on the Xbox but i've been known to be on steam and PSN. I'm always down for a game so if you're online then game on! Feel free to follow me on Twitter @AndrewStretch
Hi, I'm Ben. I am a 35 year old gaming veteran. My first console was a Mattel Intellivision(released 1981, purchased 1983) and I have owned at least one major console from every generation since. With thousands of titles behind me, I am a harsh and critical gamer who enjoys hating on games as much as loving them. — I am not just a writer for Techraptor, but a huge fan of it as well. You will probably see my comments on many articles, not just on MY articles, but others too. I look forward to having some glorious discussions and debates with you all.
Avid shooter and platformer fan. Coffee is the only power up I need. In the spare time I have I will listen to more podcasts than has scientifically been deemed healthy.
Hit me up on Twitter if you ever want to chat with me about games, tech, or whatever.
I'm a man of many hats. Depending on the day, I could be a live DJ, a game reviewer, beta-tester, and so on. Always willing to lend an ear, always open to new experiences, and always ready to try out the latest gadgets!
When not behind the TV screen playing the newest RPG, or penning my novel series ("The Lasombra Files" found on Amazon), I'm behind the podium teaching across the world. Licensed teacher by day, gamer and critic by night, motivator for life.
I am an IT specialist whose had a lifelong affair with computers and gaming since the Atari 2600. I revere gaming as a living art form in all its varieties, and am very glad to be alive in this time of rapid digital innovation. No genre of game is untouchable to me, I'll play anything at least once.
I've been playing both boardgames and videogames my entire life. I grew up in a boardgaming family, and started competing in boardgame tournaments when I was 9. I prefer games with direct competition and and player interaction. For videogames, I spent most of my childhood playing the SSI Gold Box series of RPGs, as well as a plethora of NES and Genesis games. These days I prefer roguelites, platformers, shmups, and classic style First Person Shooters.
I'm an adopted Vietnamese guy that spends more time playing video games than I spend with my significant other. I own over 30 Pokémon games, two Gameboy Advances, every generation of Nintendo DS, and I built my own computer. League of Legends has made me cynical but I still play it 20+ hours every week and I got added here to write about it. I can only play support and Ezreal. You nerds can tweet me @shinyglameow.
British girl, currently in Japan. Surviving on a diet of retro games. Worshiping the god that is the Sega Megadrive. I like Nintendo. My partner and I do YouTube Let's Plays and Reviews too find us at www.youtube.com/citizennapoleon
I'm a writer for TechRaptor, and an aspiring indie dev; technology and games in particular have been my passion my whole life, and to contribute to the industry has been my dream. If I'm not writing or working on other work, you can almost always find me playing some sort of game!
I've been a life long gamer going back to the days of Tecmo Super Bowl on the NES. I have continued to game all through school and college and into my adult life with staples such as Halo, Gears of War, Madden, NBA2K, and Battlefield while drinking some craft beer.
XBL - Birdman18
PSN - evilGrundle
For years I have been a systems administrator, a husband, a father, a gamer, and now, to add to that list, a budding games journalist. My family always comes first, but a close second would have to be gaming. My favorite games tend to be RPG's, MMO style games, and MOBA's, but I'm no stranger to FPS and action games as well. My only hope is that my writings and opinions can help the gaming community and that I don't invoke the wrath or ire of gamers everywhere... because you scary gaming community!
I hate video games. Fun is terrible. Longtime fan of Opie, Anthony, and Jim Norton, The Ron & Fez Show, and stand-up comedy. I'm into gunpla, DIY-type stuff, or artsy craftsy things if you want to call it that. I build electric guitars. Play them sometimes, too. Badly. Music is great in general.
Graphic/web designer, connoisseur of PBR, wanna-be digital artist and writer for Techraptor. When I'm not wasting away my life on WoW, you can find me angrily shouting at well developed tower defense games.
I've been playing video games ever since I was able, the first game that really got me hooked was Pokemon Red (I picked Charmander of course) and ever since then I've played as many different types of games as I could. Some of my favorites are Pokemon (duh), The Elder Scrolls Series, Fallout 3, Portal, Fire Emblem, Mass Effect, Smite, and Super Smash Bros. I love the video game and tech industries and hope to keep you all as informed and entertained as I can.
A Writer in Mind and a Gamer at Heart, I seek to play and finish as many games as I can muster, then try to convey my impression of them in a way that's actually useful to you. I've got a heart for moddable games and addicting mechanics, so you'll usually spot me playing those in my spare time.
I'm a long time gamer since the days of the Sega Genesis. I love everything there is about gaming from retro platformers to the fast paced fps games. My aim is to entertain you for a few hours on stream.
Matt Duke has enjoyed video games for over twenty-five years, and strongly maintains that Super Mario Bros. 3 was the greatest video game ever created. He is currently working toward a platinum trophies in Plants Vs. Zombies and The Last of Us: Remastered. A classic under-achiever, when not playing video games, he enjoys writing about himself in third-person.
The visionary director that brought you the Dark Knight trilogy.....Wait! That isn't right? Tech guru, Gamer, and movie fanatic. Becoming a part of Tech Raptor is a true pleasure. I hope that not one, but all my articles reach you on a level of epicness you have never known. Also, make sure you search fast and take chances on every article I write. Some of them might be good. :-D
I currently attend college in Gainesville studying music. I am an iced coffee and RPG addict. I believe PC gaming is the way to go, and I have a pet bunny named Church who has a heart of gold and whom you'll see all over my Instagram.
Micah is a man returning to the fold of video game journalism after a bit of time away. He's a conservative with a passion for business, and a love for the art of video games. Micah has been gaming since the NES, and knows a bit more about art than he probably should........
I'm one of the tabletop writers here at TechRaptor as well as an IT security analyst and full-time geek. If I'm not actively playing, I'm either painting something, enjoying burying my nose in a book or arguing on the Internet.
With a reputation for writing suit-and-tie articles, Miguel Leiva-Gomez needed a place to relax and let loose. Aside from deciphering the workings behind the most complex business systems, he also takes time off throughout the day to play some vidya. Ever since the early 90s when he first got his Sega Genesis, Gomez has been pressing himself to win every game he played. It was this virtually lifelong fascination with games that made him become a gaming journalist. Outside of writing, Gomez also specializes in application development using C++, C, LUA, and Python. He's also a fan of the Oxford comma and wants you to deal with it.
I'm a contributor to the tech and gaming sections here on TechRaptor. I hold a B.A in English from University of California at Davis.
It took me this long to realize just how much of a buzzkill my 'bio' makes me come across as. My hobbies include accumulating more games on Steam than I'll ever have time to play and discussing everything apart from video games on video game forums. Feel free to add other things expected in a corporate news letter blurb. I like long walks on the beach to escape from my video game backlog.
As English as fish & chips and twice as greasy, Mark has wielded a keyboard from the age of five and has a green belt in Taekwondo, proving his power level is more or less equal to that of a seven year old.
Perry has lived his whole life on the search for a single mission. To find the perfect FPS game. While he has yet to accomplish his goal, he has blown through a stupidly large amount of shooters, and picked up a few writing skills on the way.
I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!
Robert Kingett is a blind journalist in Chicago who is the author of Off the Grid, living blindly without the Internet. He has been gaming ever since he picked up his first Atari back in 1990. he actively makes a living writing for various blogs and websites with the occasional guest post. He is also an advocate, encouraging education about video game accessibility on mainstream gaming publications
Filmmaker and Fan of all things geek. Science Fiction to Fantasy, Comics to video games. I decided to use my skill set to create videos and share what I love. I also work as a freelance video editor and visual effects artist.
Seth likes many things. In particular, he likes video games (obviously), music, and words. He also hates writing meta 3rd person biographies, though if he self-references enough times maybe it'll be less weird.
Old enough to have watched the first moon landing live on TV, I've been gaming since the days of ApVenture and the Zork series. My last console was an Atari 2600, and my first PC was an Apple IIc (in glorious monochrome!). If you want to understand the kind of person I am, it might help a bit to play Ultima IV.
Hello! My name is Stephen Snook, and I'm a freelance journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. I've been doing the Youtube thing for a couple of years, and now I'm doing the whole being a games journalist person.
I'm a PC player. I tend to spend all my time doing things I enjoy, games, Netflix, anime/manga, browse interweb, what-have-you. When those things pique my interest enough, or I get an interesting idea, i tend to start writing them down. Eventually I got into writing about the things I enjoy doing. Also kind of a big music lover. I listen to everything from metal, pop, classical, and Pink Floyd. Yes, Pink Floyd is a genre unto itself.
I've been playing games since the Apple ][ Days. I have a special place in my heart for quirky Japanese games but you'll see me playing anything and everything! I'm also a huge nerd over tabletop RPGs, Warhammer 40k, anime, comic books and birds.
A long time ago on an Intellivision far, far away my gaming journey started with Lock n' Chase, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons The Cloudy Mountain, and Night Stalker. I earned both a BS-Physics and a BS-Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Today I spend most of my time on PC. I left a career of 14 years in aerospace in Colorado, so I could immigrate to Norway.