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Samiee "Gutterpunk" Tee

Staff Writer

Joined TechRaptor: June 2022

About Samiee "Gutterpunk" Tee

Samiee, otherwise known by their pen-name “Gutterpunk”, is a non-binary writer who got their start in 2016 by writing too many words about Tom Clancy’s The Division. What follows until now is a journey spent searching every single corner possible for an experience worth talking about. If you’ve seen it, there’s a high chance Samiee’s played it, and if they haven’t, then they sure as hell know a comparison.


Deeply opinionated, Samiee watches from the sidelines to find thematic relevance on broader topics that surround the video gaming landscape in order to provide an angle that you’ve (hopefully) never seen before. 


When not searching every storefront for a good deal on a potentially unknown classic, Samiee can be seen feverishly searching music websites for a soundtrack to the day, or engaging in an argument about which shoegaze album from the 90s is the best. Whether or not that accolade belongs to Ride’s “Going Blank Again” doesn’t matter, what matters is that if their mates are unsure of what to listen to, Samiee will throw a playlist in their general direction.

Articles by Samiee "Gutterpunk" Tee

Total Articles: 20

A spread-shot cover of Sunshine Shuffle, against the backdrop of an endless ocean.

Sunshine Shuffle Review

While a summer card game can satisfy for a while, Sunshine Shuffle’s more grounded narrative gets lost in the shuffle with inconsistent pacing and bad sound design.

May 24, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, showcasing characters Riona, Lucas, and Officer Jorji against a backdrop of the Seattle Space Needle at dusk.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Review

A near-perfect rendition of fairytales with a modern twist, Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly is easily one of 2023's best narrative efforts, with consistently engaging gameplay alongside it.

April 19, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

An in-game screenshot with The Wreck logo in focus, showcasing Junon walking down a hallway, spotless and shiny.

The Wreck Review

A powerful narrative journey that utilizes a time loop mechanic for commentary on the cycles we find ourselves in, and utilizes its gameplay to play perfectly alongside the story beats.

March 23, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

A spread shot image of Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, showcasing the silhouette of a person against the backdrop of a dimly-lite downtown Seattle, with the Space Needle portruding.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Preview — The Usual?

With Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly now mere weeks away, we return to the shop to see if the flavor's still the same, or if the coffee has burned...

March 16, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The cover for Monster Energy Supercross 6, showcasing illustrated headshots of 3 Motocross riders next to a race in progress.

Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 6 Review

A genuinely fun and underseen racing series let down by sheer tedium of its yearly repetition, Monster Energy Supercross 6 doesn’t do enough to differentiate it from previous entries, and instead stagnates alongside the developers' more recognized work.

March 9, 2023 | 11:00 EST

The cover art for Fatal Frame: Mask of The Lunar Eclipse, showcasing the protagonist Ruka Minazuki staring towards something with the titular mask in her hand.

Fatal Frame: Mask of The Lunar Eclipse Review

The Fatal Frame that time forgot finally gets its time in the spotlight, showcasing just enough of the legacy’s qualities, alongside being a perfect introduction to the series itself.

March 8, 2023 | 08:00 EST

The cover art for Rooftop Renegade, showcasing the main character Svetlana posing in mid-air while being pursued by masked hoodlums.

Rooftop Renegade Review

A quick burst of platforming goodness, unafraid to be set back by its lack of variety in challenges, and instead focusing on consistently uplifting level design, with a fantastic soundtrack to boot.

February 28, 2023 | 10:30 EST

A spread shot image of The Cosmic Shake's game cover, showcasing SpongeBob floating with Patrick Star, Sandy, Mrs. Puff, and various enemies within the game.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Review

The Cosmic Shake houses a fantastic recreation of the adventures that SpongeBob SquarePants has gone on throughout the years, only let down by an inability to provide adequate context for its gameplay mechanics.

January 30, 2023 | 11:00 EST

A spread cover of Children of Silentown, showcasing the games logo behind a forest backdrop at night.

Children of Silentown Review

A incredibly insipid journey of bad design, put through the minds of youth that fails to answer any of the questions asked, instead being the kind of point-n-click title that saw the genre die in the minds of the majority.

January 12, 2023 | 03:00 EST

A spread-shot cover of Wavetale, showcasing the main character Sigurd jumping out of the water in the direction of a giant mechanical beast.

Wavetale Review

A hearty journey that remains tonally consistent despite its joyous mechanics, with its pointless combat and customization not being enough to drag the experience down.

December 11, 2022 | 09:00 EST

A spread-shot cover of The Knight Witch, showcasing main character Rayne posing on the left side, and the game name on the right side.

The Knight Witch Review

A game seemingly fighting its own presentation and message, The Knight Witch instead alienates the player with smug self-awareness, milquetoast cynicism, and some truly awful genre meshing.

November 28, 2022 | 08:00 EST

A gameplay screenshot of Lunistice, showcasing the protagonist Hana speeding through a water stream that spirals around a ferris wheel.

Lunistice Review

Beginning as a visual spectacle, Lunistice can frequently fall into 3D platforming tedium as it fails to recognize its own potential or characters.

November 10, 2022 | 09:00 EST

A cover image of SIGNALIS, showcasing the protagonist Elster standing in-between two reddened pillars, and below the logo of the game.


Unique in its presentation, scope and design, SIGNALIS finds itself a seat at the table of an indie movement that’s only just reached the peak.

November 2, 2022 | 12:03 EDT

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 | 01:00 EDT

The cover art for Serial Cleaners, which shows the four main characters staring down at the camera, with Lati holding onto the car's trunk lid.

Serial Cleaners Review

Serial Cleaners’ chance to grow brighter and bolder with neo-noir narratives, instead sees itself bogged down in run-of-the-mill nihilism that even affects the gameplay.

September 21, 2022 | 03:00 EDT

A landscape shot of 3 Mobile Suit Gundams in their Super Deformed visuals, standing on the edge of a cliff with the game name underneath.

SD Gundam Battle Alliance Review

While SD Gundam Battle Alliance fails to allure newcomers, the veterans should find their money's worth in the content shown here.

September 5, 2022 | 07:00 EDT

A landscape shot of PowerWash Simulator's cover, showcasing the titular cleaner in between a clean half with their van and a cat, and a dirty muck-ridden half.

PowerWash Simulator Review

After a promising start, PowerWash Simulator begins to expand in a way you cannot tackle feasibly, but only in scale. It’s one mechanic polished well enough to get by for a short while.

August 20, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

A gameplay screenshot of The Tale of Bistun, showcasing Farhad walking through the Revelations Realm with a red light in the distance.

The Tale of Bistun Review

While starting strong, The Tale of Bistun loses interest over time, leaving the story, gameplay, and characters to try and make something out of stretched-thin mechanics.

August 4, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

The Game Cover of Spec Ops: The Line, showcasing a buzzcut man brandishing an assault rifle.

Spec Ops: The Line 10 Years Later and the Lessons (Un)learned

Ten years on from Spec Ops: The Line's landmark release, we look at the timeline, and how it has progressed and regressed within the decade.

June 28, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

qube 2 review header

Q.U.B.E. 2 Review

A puzzler more interested in its own cerebral thoughts than player enjoyment, Q.U.B.E. 2 is a vastly underwhelming title that is only saved by its gorgeous visuals.

March 21, 2018 | 12:00 EDT