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Patrick Perrault

Staff Writer

TechRaptor Writer Since: October 2014

About Patrick Perrault

Patrick is a Staff Writer for TechRaptor and has been gaming on every console he could get since he could hold a controller. He’s been writing for nearly as long, with his first written work of note a five-page short-story on time machines at the age of ten. As a freelance writer, he’s also working on eventually publishing his own Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Historical Fiction novels.

Patrick started at TechRaptor back in October 2014. After nearly eight years he’s still there and still writing, moving from reviews and the occasional article to joining and writing for the TechRaptor News Team exclusively. In the meantime, he’s earned a Bachelor of Honours in English, Cultural Studies, and History from McMaster University, and has also earned a Creative Writing Certificate from the University of Toronto to further improve his writing skills.

If he’s not writing or playing video games you can find him playing hockey, golf, or cracking open a book and getting lost in another world.

Favorite games:

  • Warcraft 3
  • World of Warcraft
  • Mount and Blade: Warband

Favorite genres:

  • Real-Time Strategy
  • First-Person Shooters
  • Role-Playing Games

Articles by Patrick Perrault

Total Articles: 1832

Temtem's first ever event screenshot is very Christmass-y.

Spread The Holiday Spirit In Temtem's First Event

Temtem has just released Winterfest, its first ever event, which will allow you and other players to earn points to spend on holiday cosmetics.

December 12, 2022 | 09:40 EST

A typically over-the-top GTA Online update banner showing several characters, exploding vehicles, and more

GTA Online Gives Drugs, Wars, and Fraud for the Holidays

GTA Online's newest update, Los Santos Drug Wars, is almost upon us, launching in time for the holidays on December 13th.

December 9, 2022 | 11:11 EST

Bulkhead image showing both studios combining.

Splash Damage Buys Transformers: Reactivate Partner Bulkhead

Splash Damage has announced that it has acquired Bulkhead, the developer of Battalion 1944 and The Turing Test, to work on Transformers: Reactivate.

December 9, 2022 | 10:17 EST

Chivalry 2 Winter War Update key art showing an angry king holding a sword.

Take Up The Quarterstaff In Chivalry 2's Winter War Update

The Chivalry 2 Winter War update adds a campaign pass, a new team objective map, a new VIP, a new weapon in the Quarterstaff, and a winter event.

December 8, 2022 | 11:06 EST

Placid Plastic Duck Simulator screenshot showing a floating duck with a black and white coloring scheme.

Placid Plastic Duck Simulator Multiplayer Coming Next Year

Placid Plastic Duck Simulator is going to add multiplayer next year, so you'll eventually be able to stare at plastic ducks floating in a pool with friends.

December 8, 2022 | 10:19 EST

The Witcher: Monster Slayer drawing showing a character walking into the sunset.

The Witcher: Monster Slayer Is Shutting Down

The Witcher: Monster Slayer, a mobile action RPG where players could take on the role of the Witcher and fight beasts, is shutting down next year.

December 7, 2022 | 10:46 EST

Cabined Accounts Rocket League screenshot

Epic Introduces Cabined Accounts To Protect Kids

Epic Games Cabined Accounts are a new type of Epic account that will give kids a way to safely play games like Fortnite, Fall Guys, and Rocket League.

December 7, 2022 | 10:00 EST

Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake screenshot shows off a purple blob with fabulous muscles.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Arrives In January

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, which is arriving on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC at the end of January 2023.

December 6, 2022 | 10:42 EST

Warlander screenshot showing a group of fighters shooting at a fort.

Smash Robots And Lay Siege In The Warlander Closed Beta

Warlander, a third-person action title, is set to have a Closed Beta test in two weeks where up to 100 players at a time can lay siege to each other.

December 6, 2022 | 09:48 EST

Warden of the Coast header shows off the logo of the mod.

Warden of the Coast Mod Adds Bioware-Type Story To Skyrim

Warden of the Coast, a fully voiced Skyrim mod inspired by Mass Effect and Dragon Age, will allow you to earn the loyalty of 9 companions.

December 5, 2022 | 10:44 EST

Palworld 'Pal' that looks very surprised and Toucan Sam-like

New Palworld Trailer Shows Off Your New Shooting Pals

The Pokemon-esque title with shooting 'Pals' has just unveiled a new trailer that names some of the Pals you'll be fighting alongside.

December 5, 2022 | 09:37 EST

Warframe crossplay showing 4 players playing together.

Warframe Finally Gets Crossplay After A Long Wait

Warframe crossplay has just been added to the game, meaning that PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch players can now play together.

December 2, 2022 | 10:34 EST

Lets School key art showing a school and various characters you'll encounter while running one.

Become A Headmaster In Let's School

Pathea Games, the developers and publishers of My Time at Sandrock and My Time At Portia, have announced Let's School, a pixel-style sim game.

December 2, 2022 | 09:20 EST

Marauders Update screenshot shows the Red Baron in action.

Marauders Will Soon Let You Face Off With the Red Baron

The first Marauders update after its Early Access launch, Red Baron, will soon be released and will have you face off against the legendary pilot.

December 1, 2022 | 10:46 EST

World War 3 update header shows off the latest update coming to the game.

World War 3 Update Will Have You Fight Across Asia

The latest World War 3 update, Operation Redline, is coming to the game next week and adds China and South Korea to the battle.

December 1, 2022 | 09:44 EST

Scum update header

Go Nuclear In The Latest Scum Update

The latest Scum update, Going Nuclear, adds modular base building, farming, a nuclear power plant POI, radiation, modular vehicles and more.

November 30, 2022 | 10:57 EST

River City Girls 2 header showing two girls ready to fight.

River City Girls 2 Delayed Everywhere Except Asia

River City Girls 2 is coming out tomorrow in Japan and Asia but won't be releasing in North America and Europe on the same day.

November 30, 2022 | 09:32 EST

PlayStation Plus Essential December 2022 screenshot shows Commander Shepard looking imposing.

PlayStation Plus Essential December 2022 Lineup Leaked

The PlayStation Plus Essential December 2022 lineup has been leaked, so we'll most likely be seeing Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Biomutant, and more next month.

November 29, 2022 | 10:39 EST

A shot of FIFA Ultimate Team, representing a new Australia loot box law that could potentially make FIFA an 18+ game.

Proposed Australia Loot Box Law Would Ban Them For Minors

Andrew Wilkie, an Australian MP, has finally introduced his Australia loot box legislation that he's been working on for over a year.

November 29, 2022 | 09:42 EST

Starship Troopers Extermination screenshot shows dead marine and an explosion in the distance.

Starship Troopers: Extermination Lets You Blast Bugs Next Year

Starship Troopers: Extermination is a sci-fi co-op FPS title that will put you in the shoes of a Deep Space Vanguard Trooper trying to reclaim planets.

November 28, 2022 | 10:52 EST

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Sales header showing off the logo and characters from the game.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Sales Reach 800k Worldwide

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim sales have reached 800,000 copies sold worldwide, which is about 300,000 more copies sold compared to last November.

November 28, 2022 | 09:50 EST

Half-Life: Alyx mod header showing the Half-Life: Alyx - Levitation logo and background.

Ambitious Half-Life: Alyx Mod Adds New 4-Hour Campaign

The latest Half-Life Alyx mod, Half-Life: Alyx - Levitation, offers a 4-hour long campaign, new voicelines, character animations, and eight levels.

November 25, 2022 | 10:41 EST

Morrowind Mod Tamriel Rebuilt logo.

Morrowind Mod Tamriel Rebuilt Adds Hundreds Of New Quests

Morrowind mod Tamriel Rebuilt has just added two new expansions, putting the quest count and land area at parity with the vanilla game and its expansions.

November 25, 2022 | 09:35 EST

King Arthur: Knight's Tale Update and DLC screenshot showing Mordred fighting Picts.

King Arthur: Knight's Tale Update Adds New Mini-Campaign

The newly released King Arthur: Knight's Tale Update and DLC adds in a skirmish game mode, mini-scenarios to play through, and more.

November 23, 2022 | 11:01 EST