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Alex Santa Maria

Former Reviews Editor

TechRaptor's Former Reviews Editor (2015-2020). Resident fan of pinball, Needlers, roguelikes, and anything with neon lighting. Owns an office chair once used by Billy Mays.

Articles by Alex Santa Maria

Hyper Scape

Hyper Scape Takes Battle Royale To The Streets


We've certainly reached the later stages of the battle royale craze. The main players are well established, the also-rans are starting to fall away, and players know what they want from the genre.

Published: Fri, 07/03/2020 - 13:00
The Best and Worst of Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1

The Best and Worst of Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1


So, you're Bandai Namco. You've got a treasure trove of some of the best-known arcade games and also a lot of filler. What do you do?

Published: Fri, 06/26/2020 - 13:00
Huntdown Review

Huntdown Review


The 80s were a special time.

Published: Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:00
Ring of Pain Preview

Ring of Pain Takes The Rei[g]ns From Other Deckbuilders


The first thing you notice in Ring of Pain is the style.

Published: Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:00
West Of Dead Review

West of Dead Review


It's been just under two years since the release of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Published: Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:00

Agence Sits Between VR Games And Interactive Film


Somewhere between film and VR games, Agence is a collaboration between game developers and the film board of Canada to create something new in interactive entertainment.

Published: Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:37
Star Shaman

Star Shaman Is A Surreal Space Roguelike In VR


Revealed as part of today's Upload VR Showcase, Star Shaman is a surreal space-themed roguelike from the team at Ikimasho.

Published: Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:21
Pull Stay Japanese Screaming Gameplay

Pull Stay Revels In Nostalgic Japanese Madness


When I first woke up this morning, I was not aware of Pull Stay, and my life was worse for it.

Published: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 13:00
Pull Stay

Overcome An Incredible Crisis In Pull Stay


One of the joys about indie games is that you can experience the singular vision of solo developers. Sometimes, you get refined takes on old genres that amaze thanks to their new twists and turns.

Published: Sun, 06/14/2020 - 14:18
Popup Dungeon

Popup Dungeon Pops Up For An August Release


As part of an impressive collection of upcoming releases by Humble Games, Popup Dungeon looks like a tabletop game and seemingly plays like a card-based roguelike.

Published: Sun, 06/14/2020 - 13:48

Coreupt Brawls Its Way Into The Guerrilla Collective


Fighting games are typically the realm of the big-budget developer. Featuring well-known warriors and plenty of flash, they're hard to pull off if you don't have all the budget in the world.

Published: Sun, 06/14/2020 - 13:27
Vigil: The Longest Night

Vigil: The Longest Night Fights The Dark With New Gameplay


Developed by Glass Heart Games and published by Another Indie, Vigil: The Longest Night is a 2D action-adventure taking inspiration from Castlevania and Salt and Sanctuary

Published: Sun, 06/14/2020 - 13:14