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Below, you'll find all of our latest articles we've written about different topics in gaming and tabletop! There's a lot we cover these days, from features about the hottest games, to opinion articles about hot topics in gaming, and interviews with game developers from around the industry as well!

The Day Before PC sitting at bar

From Hype to Ruins: The Day Before's 4-Day Demise

The Day Before was an overnight sensation for all the wrong reasons. But who was responsible for the game, and how did things go so horribly wrong?

December 15, 2023

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Tekken 8 Interview - Discussing Story, Gameplay, and Approaching New Players

We chat with the developers behind Tekken 8 to deep dive into its all-new gameplay mechanics and status as the longest ongoing narrative in a video game.

December 12, 2023

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The TechRaptor Tabletop Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Incredible, approachable gifting options make our TechRaptor Tabletop Holiday Gift Guide your essential go-to source this winter season.

December 9, 2023

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10 Chambers' Den of Wolves Pushes the Heist Game Genre to New Heights

10 Chambers' newly announced Den of Wolves takes us through its concepts of a deep world inspired by late-stage capitalism, corporate espionage and sci-fi intrigue framed in a four player co-op package.

December 7, 2023

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Aabria Iyengar Discusses Burrow's End Finale, Dice Telling A Story, And What Happens To Lucas

We had a chance to sit down with Aabria to discuss the Dimension 20: Burrows End Finale and to talk about the series highlights, themes, and characters

December 6, 2023

An image of Matthew Mercer from our Matthew Mercer Interview. Photo Credit: Anna Azarov

Matthew Mercer Talks Upping Your GM Game, Power of Conventions, and More

Our brand new Matthew Mercer Interview covers GM tips, attending conventions incognito, and the projects he's excited about in 2024

December 1, 2023

Dungeon Dudes, Monty Martin and Kelly McLaughlin, against the logo and artwork for Dungeons of Drakkheim

Dungeon Dudes Talk Dungeons of Drakkenheim on D&D Beyond, What To Expect, And D&DBeyond Third-Party Support

We spoke with Dungeon Dudes, Monty Martin and Kelly McLaughlin, about their experience having Dungeons of Drakkenheim releasing on D&D Beyond and WOTC continued Third-Party push

November 30, 2023

An image of Ben Byrne with key art and the logo for Lairs of Etharis

Ghostfire Gaming Creative Content Director Ben Byrne Discusses D&D Beyond, Lairs of Etharis, and Monster Hunter-like Features

We got to talk with Ben Byrne about Ghostfire Gaming adventures coming to D&D Beyond, what might be in store for the future, and Lairs of Etharis' Monster Hunter-like systems.

November 30, 2023

Jerry Holkins with the Acquisitions Incorporated logos and his character

Acquisitions Incorporated Season 2 Highlights and PAX Unplugged Finale With Jerry Holkins

We spoke to player and founding member of Acquisitions Incorporated, Jerry Holkins, about the latest season, story twists, and the future of the franchise.

November 29, 2023

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Discussing Acquisitions Incorporated Origins With Jerry Holkins

Acquisitions Incorporated is Actual Play history as a D&D podcast that began in 2008 that is continuing to fill theaters and fans homes with wild TTRPG content.

November 29, 2023

The new cover art of Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien Featuring Mitsuki and Haruka

Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien Interview - The Return of a Visual Novel Legend Via Steam

TechRaptor interviews Kouji Morimoto, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien Redevelopment Project Team Leader, about the return of the beloved visual novel to Steam.

November 29, 2023

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Final Fantasy XIV London Fan Festival Was an Epic Celebration of One of Gaming's Best Communities

At the end of October, Square Enix hosted the second Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival of the current cycle in London, and it was a celebration for the ages.

November 28, 2023

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Best Tabletop Games And Accessories To Pick Up This Cyber Monday 2023

Our Black Friday Tabletop rundown has everything you need to know about saving money on board games, wargaming, CCG's and more!

November 27, 2023

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Nintendo Black Friday Deals: Prepare to Be Swept Away by These Incredible Savings!

Our Nintendo Black Friday deals page will give you the latest deals this holiday season, weather you're after software or hardware.

November 22, 2023

Peter Romenesko and the Demiplane logo on the Candela Obscura character sheet

Talking Digital TTRPG Tools, Candela Obscura's and Demiplane's Future with CEO Peter Romenesko

We sat down with Demiplane CEO Peter Romenesko to discuss Demiplane, what players can expect using these tools, and what they have in store for the future.

November 22, 2023

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Gamers Rejoice! GOG Black Friday Deals Slash Prices Up to 90%

Our GoG Black Friday Deals page will give you a list of the best offers being made available from PC-gaming's favorite retro-focused store.

November 22, 2023

Hailey and Kayla in the Spider-Man 2 side mission Graffiti Trouble

Hidden Gems: Don't Skip Spider-Man 2's Side Missions

Don't skip Spider-Man 2's side missions, which have some of the best content in the PS5 exclusive. Get to know New York and its boroughs in Spider-Man 2.

November 16, 2023

A picture showcasing the front cover of From Ants to Zombies, with a glowing ceramic pumpkin and skeleton diorama sitting on each side, against a soft grey backdrop.

This Coffee-Table Book Covers Six Decades of Video Game Horror

A quick look at Bitmap Books' latest video game genre compendium release, From Ants to Zombies: Six Decades of Video Game Horror, and what this book offers.

November 14, 2023

Ned Donovan and Brian David Judkins from Encounter Party across their new set

Ned Donovan And Brian David Judkins Talk About Encounter Party, D&D, And The Journey From Podcast To TV

We got to talk with Ned Donovan, Executive Producer and Player, and Brian David Judkins, Producer and Dungeon Master, of Encounter Party on D&D Adventures.

November 10, 2023

An image of the Heroes Feast set with the Heroes Feast logo and hosts Chef Mike and Sujata Day

We talk D&D and Food with Heroes Feast hosts Chef Mike and Sujata Day

We got to speak with Chef Mike and Sujata Day to discuss D&D and food, what we can expect from Heroes Feast, and what their ultimate D&D snack is!

November 10, 2023

Project Mugen Interview Showing Taffy, Dila, and More

Project Mugen Interview - Producer Explains Why The Open-World RPG is an 'Unprecedented Experience'

In TechRaptor's Project Mugen interview, you'll read more about NetEase's upcoming open-world RPG, which remains shrouded in plenty of mystery.

November 8, 2023

Richard Garfield and Justine Gary alongside the SolForge Fusion Logo and new SolForge Fusion Digital interface

MTG Creator Richard Garfield, Justin Gary Discuss SolForge Fusion Digital Kickstarter And Expansion

We had a chance to sit down and talk with Justin Gary and Richard Garfield about SolForge Fusion Digital and new mechanics for The Last Winter expansion.

November 2, 2023

Promotional artwork for the Backwards RPG, featuring a malicious figure in silhouette with a top hat leaning against a tree.

Backwards RPG Interview: Growing a Horror Series

Recently, we sat down with the developers of Backwards RPG about their recent Kickstarter campaign, and the joys and challenges of growing a horror series.

October 28, 2023

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Director: Zack Isn't the Only Spinoff Character in the Game

In Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Zack will be a key figure, but more spinoff appearances are planned according to game director Naoki Hamaguchi.

October 27, 2023

A Regenerador attacks Ada in Resident Evil 4 Separate Ways

If You Skip Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways, You're Doing Yourself a Disservice

The Separate Ways DLC is the best part of Resident Evil 4. It introduces amazing new weapons and great game mechanics as well.

October 23, 2023

An image depicting Doctor Who's car Bessie and Vislor Turlogh, two deep cuts of lore from the Doctor Who Commander Set.

Doctor Who Commander: Deep Lore Only True Whovians Would Notice

The Doctor Who Commander decks are here for MTG, and our lifelong love of the series prepared us for this moment - to clue you into all the deepest lore!

October 22, 2023

Miles and Peter together at the start of Marvel's Spider-Man 2

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Ending Explained, What To Expect From Spider-Man 3?

The Marvel's Spider-Man 2 ending sets up a LOT of things that we can look forward to in Marvel's Spider-Man 3, we took a look at what breadcrumbs were left

October 20, 2023

Image of a character in skyrim opening an elder scroll

Skyrim's Books: A Hidden Gem of Lore and Flavor | Bullet Points

The Books of Skyrim add flavor to a world already rich with lore, offering bite-sized looks into history, as well as fun and racy topics you can find hidden on bookshelves.

October 20, 2023

Dragon's Dogma 2 Interview Hero Image portraying the Arisen and More Characters

Dragon's Dogma 2 Interview - Developers Discuss Capcom's Highly Anticipated Sequel

In TechRaptor's Dragon's Dogma 2 interview, director Hideaki Itsuno and producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi share juicy details about the new game.

October 18, 2023

The protagonist of Rusty Rabbit, Stamp, stands proud in the key art for Rusty Rabbit

Rusty Rabbit Interview: The New Game by the Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica Creator

TechRaptor's Rusty Rabbit interview explores the inspirations behind NetEase's new game for PS5 and PC and the partnership with famous writer Gen Urobuchi.

October 17, 2023

Ace Attorney Parody starring Poenix Wright as Microsoft and Edgeworth as the CMA and FTC

Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision Shows Regulators Haven't Taken Gaming Seriously

The battle over the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft has shed light on the fact that antitrust regulators are woefully unprepared to regulate the gaming industry. 

October 15, 2023

Images of Siobhan Thompson and Erika Ishii and the characters they portray in Dimension 20: Burrow's End

Dimension 20 Burrow's End: Generational Trauma and Environmental Storytelling With Siobhan Thompson and Erika Ishii

After Episode 2 of Dimension 20 Burrow's End we got to talk with Siobhan Thompson and Erika Ishii about generational trauma and environmental storytelling

October 12, 2023

Rashawn and Jasper with their Stoats with the logo of Dimension 20 Burrow's End

Rashawn and Jasper Talk Dimension 20 Burrow's End, Playing a Family, and Dice Luck

We spoke with members of the Stoat family of Dimension 20 Burrow's End, Rashawn Scott and Jasper Cartwright. What is a stoat and how traumatized is it?

October 11, 2023

PlayStation 5 Slim Digital Price Hike

PS5 Slim Digital Price Hike Is the Result of PlayStation's Uncontested Domination

Today's announcement of a $50 price hike for the new slimmed-down PS5 Digital Edition in the United States is certainly emblematic of PlayStation's market domination.

October 10, 2023

Psaro, the protagonist of Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, stands ready in the Arena

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Interview - Producer Discusses Story, Sticking to Turns, & More

In TechRaptor's Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Interview, the producer discusses the story, the protagonist, the decision to stick to turn-based gameplay, and more.

October 9, 2023

The Best New Horror Board Games To Play This Halloween, depicting images from multiple scary board games.

Best New Horror Board Games To Play This Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, we're taking a look at some of the Best New Horror Board Games to hit shelves in the last year!

October 6, 2023

Key Art showing the Tardis behind the Fourth, Thirteenth, and Tenth doctor, as well as Jasmin and Rose

Everything We Learned About the Doctor Who Commander Decks

Doctor Who Commander decks release next week and we have a look at a number of cards in the decks as well as hot information about them.

October 3, 2023

The player makes a cup of coffee in Roman Sands RE:Build

Roman Sands RE:Build Features STPeach & Satirizes Live-Service Games

Twitch streamer STPeach voices a character in Roman Sands RE:Build, but that’s far from the only interesting thing about this game.

October 2, 2023

Final Fantasy XIV A Decade's Journey Logo at Isetan

Final Fantasy XIV 'A Decade's Journey' Event Had Some of the Coolest FFXIV Merchandise

Square Enix and the Japanese department store Isetan are hosting a really cool Final Fantasy XIV event in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

October 1, 2023

The desolate Colander spaceship in Starfield.

Starfield Is This Year's Most Surprising Horror Game

Starfield is this year's most surprising horror game. The Starfield Colander ship and other surprises make this an incredible horror experience.

September 30, 2023

Disney Lorcana The First Chapter Booster Box

Disney Lorcana The First Chapter Booster Box Opening

We open a full Disney Lorcana The First Chapter Booster box to look at the rarity breakdown in our Disney Lorcana The First Chapter Booster Box Opening.

September 27, 2023

Banner image for Descent Betrayer's War for our interview with the designer.

Descent Betrayer's War Interview - Inside Look At Tabletop Design

In our Descent Betrayer's War Interview we spoke to lead designer Philip D. Henry about what went into crafting the tabletop game's first major expansion

September 26, 2023

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Starfield's Shipbuilding Is the Endgame Bethesda Needed

Bethesda's games have a lot of content, but the meaningful content typically has a limit. Did Starfield break this limit with its shipbuilding mechanic?

September 26, 2023

Cyberpunk 2077 with several thugs feeding a cat who's physics can't quite get into the bowl

All the Biggest Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 Features

Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 is out with a lot of changes to the game, and here are the biggest changes you need to know before going back to Night City.

September 23, 2023

The main character of LUCID holds energy that surges in their hands.

The Story Behind LUCID, the ‘World’s First Celestoidvania’

Solo developer Eric Manahan just launched his LUCID Kickstarter, a game that he calls the world's first Celestoidvania. Here's how he came up with the idea.

September 22, 2023

A spread-shot cover of Jusant, showcasing the games logo, and the main character walking towards a rocky pillar that goes off-screen.

Jusant Interview - Sea-less Oceans, Moebius, & Hope

In this Jusant interview, we speak with Don't Nod to discuss some of its inspirations, what players will face, and what the game means for Don't Nod.

September 21, 2023

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Starfield's Outpost System Is Holding the Game Back

Starfield's outpost system should've been an upgrade to Fallout 4's settlement system, but it's not. Can it be improved, or will we have to wait for mods?

September 19, 2023

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 Interview - Airbus A400M

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 Interview - Jorg Neumann on The Future of The Ambitious Franchise

In this Microsoft Flight Simulator interview, Jorg Neumann discusses Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, which is "by far the biggest and most ambitious" simulator ever made.

September 18, 2023

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Zenless Zone Zero Interview: New Beta, Inspiration, and Differences With Genshin & Honkai

In this Zenless Zone Zero Interview, producer Zhenyu Li discusses the upcoming action RPG by the developer of Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail.

September 12, 2023

Brennan Lee Mulligan dressed as Sean Finnerty next to the Candela Obscura logo against a blurry image of the Candela Obscura Chapter 2 cast

Brennan Lee Mulligan Discusses Candela Obscura Chapter 2, Sean Finnerty, And The Importance Of Laughing At Fear

In Candela Obscura Chapter 2 Brennan Lee Mulligan plays Sean Finnerty. We hear about the character's creation and how he approaches this horrifying realm.

September 12, 2023

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The Elder Scrolls Online Interview: Director Discusses Necrom, PS4 & Xbox One Support, PvP, & More

With The Elder Scrolls VI still far away in the future, The Elder Scrolls Online is holding the fort. Here's Techraptor's interview with director Matt Firor.

September 9, 2023