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Austin Suther

Staff Writer

I love to write, and I love to game. So, I've combined those two hobbies into one! Some of my favorite games include Fire Emblem, Halo, The Elder Scrolls, and World of Warcraft. Sometimes I like to read the occasional fantasy novel, too!

Articles by Austin Suther

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Dark Deity Review

Review
To Dark Deity's benefit, it is certainly a game resembling and taking inspiration from Fire Emblem from its Game Boy Advance days; on the other hand, it is a title plagued with technical issues and puzzling omissions, greatly hindering my enjoyment.
Published: Sat, 06/19/2021 - 11:30
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Dark Deity Giveaway

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Tactical RPG Dark Deity just released on PC and we've partnered with Freedom Games to giveaway 5 copies of the Fire Emblem inspired game.
Published: Tue, 06/15/2021 - 18:55
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Graven is Making Some Grave Mistakes

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Visually, Graven looks like one of the best retro-inspired games in recent memory, but the gameplay leaves much room for improvement.
Published: Wed, 06/09/2021 - 11:00
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Viscerafest is a New FPS True to Its Name

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Viscerafest, an appropriately named Boomer shooter now in Early Access, has so much style, originality, and makes me feel giddy at the thought of blowing aliens up.
Published: Wed, 06/02/2021 - 13:00
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New Pokemon Snap Review

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New Pokemon Snap captures the magic of the Pokemon series with dazzling visuals and so much content in each level. It's just short of being perfect, were it not for a few small quirks.
Published: Wed, 05/12/2021 - 11:00
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Battle Axe Review

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Battle Axe doesn't care for your time and relies on cheap tricks like out-of-view trap placement and an astonishingly small pool of lives. Not to mention that there is an incredible amount of accessibility options missing, all of which detracts from the stellar pixel art. Battle Axe feels like a mess.
Published: Sat, 05/01/2021 - 10:00
GamesPlanet Spring Sale Giveaway

GamesPlanet Spring Sale Giveaway

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TechRaptor is partnering with GamesPlanet to giveaway three different games to three lucky winners - Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, and Medieval Dynasty.
Published: Fri, 04/23/2021 - 12:00
Dread X Collection: The Hunt Giveaway

Dread X Collection: The Hunt Giveaway

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TechRaptor is partnering with Dread XP. to giveaway 10 codes of the brand new Dread X Collection: The Hunt!
Published: Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:00
Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise Review

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It's no wonder that Monster Hunter Rise's sales are through the roof worldwide. The series became mainstream with World, and many gamers are realizing just how addicting the formula for this series is. Monster Hunter Rise does a wonderful job of introducing new mechanics while feeling similar to past entries, and it even looks damn good too. I truly fear for society's free time, as I am sure it has diminished greatly for those who picked up Rise.
Published: Fri, 04/09/2021 - 10:30
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The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos Review

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The pulp, retro aesthetic and themes of The Outer Worlds is a prime setting for a good ol' murder mystery, and what do you know? The second and final DLC for Obsidian's RPG, Murder on Eridanos, provides just that. While the previous DLC, Peril on Gorgon, featured a heavier emphasis on combat, reading through notes and terminals, and listening to audio logs, Murder on Eridanos is a conversation-heavy, slower adventure that takes advantage of The Outer Worlds' stellar dialogue system.
Published: Wed, 03/17/2021 - 09:00
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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Review

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My opinion from 2013 remains relatively unchanged—Super Mario 3D World is a fun and buttery smooth, if a bit generic experience as far as Mario games go. Bowser's Fury, on the other hand, makes up for this experience by offering a fresh, challenging and frantic experience featuring a beefed up and very angry version of Bowser.
Published: Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:00
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Valheim Defies Odds as a Bug-Free Early Access Survival Game

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It has vikings, Norse mythology, low-poly graphics, and fantasy elements. Still, Valheim hasn't quite captivated me yet, but it is easily one of the most polished, competent titles in Early Access to date.
Published: Tue, 02/16/2021 - 13:00