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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!

Comic book world of Hi-Fi Rush

Don't Love Rhythm Games? Try Out Hi-Fi Rush Anyway

Don't love rhythm games? Try out Hi-Fi Rush anyways. Hi-Fi Rush's gameplay rewards you for attacking on the beat, but doesn't penalize you otherwise.

February 7, 2023

Elesh Norn Proclaiming the end of the Magic Arena Early Access for Phyrexia All Will Be One

5 Things To Know About Phyrexia: All Will Be One

Phyrexia: All Will Be One is almost here, but here are 5 things you need to know before you dive into the set online or in person

February 4, 2023

Cavern of Dreams

N64-Inspired Cavern of Dreams Aims to 'Stand Alongside' the Classics

To learn more about Bynine Studio's process, read on and discover how the 3D platformer Cavern of Dreams came to be.

February 2, 2023

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Frosthaven Unboxing Is Lengthy And Almost Perfect

We're going to take you through just what's inside this massive box in this Frosthaven unboxing from playable characters to the piles of monster tokens.

January 23, 2023

Warhammer ship flying to hive world in Darktide loading screen

Darktide’s Loading Screens Are the Best Part of It

If you've never gotten Warhammer 40,000, the biting satire of Darktide might help you finally click with it.

January 18, 2023

Promotional image from HBO's The Last of Us with Joel and Ellie on the front

How Does HBO's The Last of Us Episode 1 Adapt the Game?

With the debut of HBO's The Last of Us Episode 1, let's dig into the differences and similarities between this adaptation and the game.

January 17, 2023

Cover artwork for the Numenera RPG by Monte Cook Games

Top 10 D&D Alternatives You Should Be Playing

Are you someone quitting D&D in protest against the OGL 1.1? We at TechRaptor have 10 D&D alternatives you should check out.

January 16, 2023

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How Stardew Valley Could Have Impacted Story of Seasons

Stardew Valley may have impacted the biggest farming/life sims more than you may realize.

January 14, 2023

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Fortnite's Battle Passes: How Did They Take Over the Gaming Industry?

Fortnite's Battle Pass system has reshaped the landscape for multiplayer games over the last five years, but why is it so popular?

January 11, 2023

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Exploring the Protestant Reformation and History in Pentiment

Pentiment has deep roots in history and portrays it in a particularly enlightening fashion. We talked with Obsidian's Josh Sawyer to learn more.

January 9, 2023

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10 Speedruns You Have to See at AGDQ 2023

AGDQ 2023 is upon us, so we've highlighted some of the major runs you should check out, from classic speedruns to multiplayer and TAS runs.

January 6, 2023

Hestu in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild doing a dance.

The Underappreciated Achievements in the Breath of the Wild Soundtrack

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild soundtrack is brain-meltingly impressive, and its musical genius never quite gets the recognition it deserves.

December 28, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck

Why I Hope We Get More Horizon Forbidden West LEGO Sets

The 1,222-piece Tallneck LEGO set was a delight for Horizon Forbidden West enthusiasts, but could we get more Horizon Forbidden West LEGO sets?

December 27, 2022

Close up of Legacy characters Minsc and Jaheira from Baldur's Gate 3's Official Launuch Month Trailer

Who Are Minsc And Jaheira In Baldur's Gate 3?

Baldur's Gate 3's launch month trailer revealed the return of legacy characters Minsc and Jaheira. If you're asking "Who?" then this article is for you.

December 23, 2022

Carol Danvers and Hunter playing video games

Marvel's Midnight Suns' Most Benign Moments Are Its Best

The Marvel's Midnight Suns hangouts are some of the best moments in the game. See why the Midnight Suns hangouts help make this game amazing.

December 19, 2022

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Is League of Legends on Xbox Game Pass Riot's Way of Fighting the Future?

League of Legends and Xbox Game Pass might seem like an odd couple, but is Riot Games bracing for the future of gaming with this marriage of convenience?

December 19, 2022

Kratos and Tyr clasping hands with the God of War: The Official Cookbook of the Nine Realms cover art in the background

What the Ending of God of War Ragnarok Means for the God of War Cookbook 

Over the years, video games have expanded beyond software; now players can experience their favorite games by collecting figurines, vinyl soundtracks, and even official Lego® models. Perhaps one of the more interesting real-world collectibles, however, are video game cookbooks, like the recently released God of War cookbook. 

December 15, 2022

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The TechRaptor Wargaming Gift Guide

Need the perfect gift idea for the wargamer in your life? Check out our wargaming gift guide for recommendations on box sets, accessories, and more!

December 13, 2022

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Forspoken Devs: Ella Balinska 'Resonated With the Character'

We chatted with the developers behind Square Enix's Forspoken, talking about main character Frey, magic parkour, and the world of Athia.

December 12, 2022

Class archetypes lined up and benefitting from the Sets of Skills mod

Sets of Skills Mod Gives Skyrim Some Class

There are lots of Skyrim class mods, but the Sets of Skills mod shines by adding character classes that work well alongside Skyrim's leveling design.

December 11, 2022

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5 Gaming Charities Worth Supporting

Vetting and choosing a gaming charity to support can be hard, so we did it for you.

December 7, 2022

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Sindri’s Story Perfectly Embodies God of War Ragnarok’s Major Themes

God of War Ragnarok's story is full of great character writing. Sindri stands out in particular as the perfect example for many of the game's major themes.

December 2, 2022

A screenshot of Misaki from Mahokenshi

Mahokenshi's Misaki Brings The Fire

Mahokenshi's fourth and final character, Misaki, brings more long range magical might to the deckbuilding turn-based strategy game.

November 30, 2022

Trainers in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Is Game Freak Still the Right Studio for Pokemon?

Is Game Freak still the right studio for Pokemon? Pokemon Scarlet and Violet glitches and framerate problems shine a light on the franchise's challenges.

November 30, 2022

A copy of the book Destiny The Exotic Collection Volume 1

Destiny The Exotic Collection Volume 1 Is A Visual Treat

Have you wanted to get a better look at the unique weapon designs made for Destiny 2? Destiny The Exotic Collection Volume 1 is here.

November 24, 2022

God of War Ragnarok Freya Danielle Bisutti Interview

Danielle Bisutti’s Life Lessons from God of War Ragnarok

We talked to Danielle Bisutti about Freya, the character she portrays in the God of War series, and the many life lessons found in God of War Ragnarok.

November 22, 2022

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Taking a Deep Dive into the Origins of Ocean Drive Studio

Lost Eidolons is Ocean Drive Studio's first game. To learn more about the studio behind this title, we wanted to see how it all started.

November 22, 2022

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To Get Uncle Ben in Marvel Snap, Second Dinner Broke Rules

Marvel Snap has an Uncle Ben card. It's great, it's wonderful, it's hilarious, and I got to speak to some designers on why.

November 21, 2022

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How Jackbox Games Helped Me Combat Loneliness During Lockdown

During lockdown, the Jackbox Party Box games helped me stay connected and combat loneliness. Have trouble getting with friends? Play a Jackbox game!

November 18, 2022

The Guardian in Spider's Bar from Destiny 2 Season of Plunder

Destiny 2 Season of Plunder Feels Like Swashbuckling Filler

While Destiny 2 Season of Plunder delivers an exciting space pirate adventure and some new updated content, it feels more a distraction than an interlude.

November 17, 2022

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Did the Halo Infinite Winter Update Fix Year-Old Problems?

Halo Infinite's Winter Update added a lot of new features, but is it enough to keep the game afloat or has Halo Infinite been stagnate for too long?

November 16, 2022

Sleeper Agent on Dominaria for Magic: The Gathering

Must-Pick Sleeper Agents in MTG Brother's War Limited

The Brother's War is full of big robots and the game-changing Planeswalkers that Magic: the Gathering is known for, but what uncommon cards are worth picking in your first drafts? Check out our selections for the best Limited sleeper agents of the set!

November 11, 2022

Promotional logo for Witch: Fated Souls 2E

Witch: Fated Souls 2E: Bringing Respect To Dark Storytelling

Recently, we sat down with the developers of Witch: Fated Souls 2E about the design challenges of dark and mature shared storytelling.

November 11, 2022

Artwork from the Dragonlance Book highlighting a Red Dragon force making their way into battle

Everything We Know About D&D Dragonlance Shadow of the Dragon Queen and Warriors of Krynn

We had a chance to sit down and hear from Wizards of the Coast about Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen and Dragonlance Warriors of Krynn.

November 7, 2022

Promotional artwork for the hero Sota from Mahokenshi

Mahokenshi's Sota Showcases Ninja Tactics

Mahokenshi's newest character, Sota, introduces new tactical ninja combat and traversal to the deck-building turn-based strategy game.

October 31, 2022

The Contents of a SolForge Fusion Starter Kit box

SolForge Fusion's Inception And Future With Richard Garfield And Justin Gary

SolForge Fusion, from the minds of Richard Garfield and Justin Gary, has now released and we were lucky enough to speak about what makes it unique.

October 25, 2022

The Village in Resident Evil 4 remake

Everything We Noticed in the New Resident Evil 4 Remake Trailer

The answer to "Will there be a Resident Evil 4 remake?" has long been answered. Check out everything we noticed in the new Resident Evil 4 remake trailer.

October 24, 2022

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Exploring the World of Fakemon

The Fakemon community is a unique and passionate subculture in the Pokemon fandom, full of creativity and designs that hope to mimic the beloved franchise.

October 14, 2022

FIFA 23 Manager Mode

Why I'm Hopelessly Addicted to FIFA 23's Manager Mode

The FIFA 23 Manager Mode can be more enjoyable than being a player in the game thanks to its team customization and game feedback.

October 11, 2022

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Where Can I Play Silent Hill This October?

Where can I play Silent Hill games this October? Wondering, "Can I play Silent Hill on PS4?" or want to play original Silent Hill games? We have answers.

October 10, 2022

A spread shot cover of TimeSplitters 2 and its unique art style, showcasing Sergeant Cortez, Harry Tipper,  and Kitten Celeste posing.

The Key to TimeSplitters 2's Legacy: Creativity

With Free Radical Design reformed, a new TimeSplitters game is in development. Before we get excited about it, let's look at TimeSplitters 2's legacy.

October 8, 2022

James Sunderland looking at himself in the mirror in Silent Hill 2

Why the Silent Hill Soundtrack Deserves Much More Credit

Compared to its horror franchise contemporaries, the Silent Hill soundtrack easily stands out as in how well it captures the feeling of the series.

October 7, 2022

Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer

Jack Black Surprise at NYCC Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer Reveal

Jack Black crashed the Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer reveal at New York Comic Con. The new Mario trailer is our first look at Illumination's project.

October 6, 2022

Cover artwork showing GI Joe, Power Rangers, and Transformers

Using Essence20 To Make The Perfect Transformers Crossover

With the release of the Transformers TTRPG by Renegade Game Studios, we look over all 3 Essence20 systems to figure out the ultimate Transformers crossover.

October 6, 2022

A promotional logo for PocketQuest 2022

Top 5 PocketQuest 2022 Tabletop RPGs

Recently, DriveThruRPG held its very first TTRPG game jam, simply titled PocketQuest 2022. Here is our top 5 smaller RPGs from that jam to check out.

October 1, 2022

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Brilliantly Uses Elements From the Game

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and Cyberpunk 2077 have a lot in common, showing just how faithful the anime is to the source material.

September 15, 2022

Dominaria united Key Art featuring Karn, Jodah and Radha

Most Interesting Cards In Dominaria United

Dominaria United's most interesting cards get looked at here, as we consider what we should be building with the newly released set and where the cards fit

September 15, 2022

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Stray Gods Faces Unique Challenges as a First of Its Kind: A Roleplaying Musical

We learned a lot about how Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical came together after a chat with David Gaider at PAX West 2022.

September 12, 2022

Key Art for Anansi the God of Stories from the cover of the book

How Anansi's Tapestry of Lives Is Trying To Enrich DM's Worlds And Promote People's Voices

Anansi's Tapestry of Lives is a D&D 5e sourcebook with a focus on creating rich NPCs and micro settings for DMs to drop into their worlds.

September 12, 2022

Official title artwork for the TTRPG Under The Autumn Strangely

Under The Autumn Strangely: Pastoral Horror and Shared Stories

We sat down to talk with the creative voice behind the pastoral horror shared GM TTRPG, Under The Autumn Strangely with its creator Graham Gentz.

September 12, 2022

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The 13 Best Games We Saw at PAX West 2022

There was a lot to see this year, with a ton of great games. We whittled down our list as best we could to give you our 13 best games of PAX West 2022.

September 9, 2022