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Anson Chan

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About Anson Chan

Anson is a Writer at TechRaptor and has been playing games for as long as he can remember. As far as he's concerned, games are one of the greatest forms of artistic expression to date. Outside of his normal day job, you can usually find him playing something on Xbox Game Pass to get some Achievements or occasionally reading a book. He might also be exploring the modding side of Bethesda games, mostly for educational purposes.

Although Anson will always be interested in games that push the boundaries of the medium, he firmly believes that the gaming industry should always prioritize the working conditions and rights of the workers. 

Anson initially started writing for TechRaptor to pass the time while looking for a full-time job after college and has contributed to just about everything, though he mainly focuses on guides, reviews, and opinion articles. That being said, he first started writing about games in his school newspaper, so it's not unexplored territory for him.

To Anson, there is nothing more satisfying than dissecting a game in order to appreciate the labor that went into developing it. Guides, reviews, and opinions tend to require a deep understanding of a game anyways, so it seems appropriate that those are his favorite kinds of articles. 

Articles by Anson Chan

Total Articles: 321

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Is Xbox Game Pass Running Out of Steam?

Following shocking job cuts at Xbox, Microsoft's ability to maintain both Xbox Game Pass and their massive acquisitions comes into question.

May 17, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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Halo TV Season 2 Review - How Far Should Artistic License Go?

The second season of the Halo TV show has come to an end, but have the changes that the writers made to the lore enhanced the story or detracted from it?

March 23, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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GTA Online's Success Undermines GTA 6's Relationship With Political Satire

Rockstar Games is no stranger to political commentary, but will their messaging in GTA 6 have the same effect now that they're no longer as infamous?

January 27, 2024 | 09:00 EST

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Anson Chan's Top 5 Games of 2023

Anson has written for TechRaptor since 2016, and as far as he's concerned, games are one of the greatest forms of artistic expression to date. Here are his top 5 games of 2023.

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 09:00 EST

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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 | 08:41 EDT

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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 | 09:00 EDT

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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 | 09:10 EDT


Could Starfield Lead the Way to Xbox's Best Year Yet?

The last year has not been kind to Xbox fans at all when it came to first party games, but is Starfield enough to turn the tide of disappointment?

June 14, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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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 | 01:00 EST

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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 | 11:00 EST

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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 | 11:00 EST

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The Best Fallout 4 Mods

Fallout 4 may have its flaws, but there's plenty of mods to fix that. Here are some of the best Fallout 4 mods available, suitable for any playstyle.

August 5, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Halo TV Show: Lore Breaking or Expanding the Universe?

The Halo TV show is an ambitious re-telling of Halo lore, but are the changes made in the show too much to bear or just the right amount of variety?

May 21, 2022 | 12:35 EDT

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Halo Infinite Season 2: Has Free to Play Been Working?

Halo Infinite's pivot to Free to Play came with some problems during launch, but has the release of Season 2: Lone Wolves put these fears to rest?

May 7, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Review

The next installment in the Borderlands series is here, but is Tiny Tina's Wonderlands enough to keep people interested or is it a critical failure?

March 23, 2022 | 03:50 EDT

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Call of Dystopia: Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Acquisition and the Worry of a Monopoly

Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard may lead to better games in the future, but is it worth the increasing monopolization of the gaming industry?

January 24, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Can Halo Infinite Stand Up to Its Competitors?

Halo Infinite is easily the best modern FPS, but does it have the longevity to compete with games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone?

December 11, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Did Battlefield 2042's Missing Campaign Hurt It?

Battlefield 2042 is off to a rocky start, but could the game's reception have been warmer if there was a campaign that built upon the story of the No-Pats?

November 19, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Remaster Fatigue: The Ballad of GTA Definitive Edition's Failures

GTA Definitive Edition's release is shaping up to be a disaster, but this shouldn't be much of a surprise considering the nature of remasters.

November 17, 2021 | 12:30 EST

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Tradition vs Innovation: Will Battlefield 2042's Specialist Gamble Work?

Battlefield 2042 will feature a Specialist system that offers unparalleled freedom in creating your own class, but is it a good fit for a series that has traditionally revolved around teamplay?

October 12, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Difficulty in Games: Psychonauts 2's Invincibility Experiment

Pyschonauts 2's invincibility mode is an interesting way to approach difficulty in games that emphasizes the game's mechanics and problem solving over reaction speed, though it's probably not applicable in every genre.

August 30, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Shows an Industry in Need of Reform

Disturbing details about Activision Blizzard's workplace were recently revealed, but this is merely one of many similar occurrences in the gaming industry.

July 23, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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E3 Hype: The Pre-Rendered Wait For Next Year's Games

Pre-rendered trailers can be fun to look at and analyze, and they ultimately are a great way of conveying the basic themes of a game, but when combined with release dates that are over a year away, they quickly lose relevance.

June 16, 2021 | 01:00 EDT