Console Gaming News, Reviews, and Articles

Looking for the latest Console gaming news, or want to check out the latest TechRaptor reviews for your favorite console platform? We publish a wide variety of news and reviews for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and sometimes even retro consoles and games! We also have a good amount of PC Gaming coverage as well, for those that prefer the mouse and keyboard to a controller!

Read on for some of our latest console gaming coverage!

Latest Console Gaming News

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Chinese Overwatch Teams Rescind Boycott of Korean Player

Four professional Overwatch teams are ending their boycotts of Saebyeolbe of Seoul Dynasty for criticizing Chinese censorship on a livestream.
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World Video Game Hall of Fame 2021 Inductees Announced

The four World Video Game Hall of Fame 2021 Inductees have been announced by the National Museum of Play — including the original Animal Crossing.
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Rust World Revamp Update Overhauls the Map

The Rust World Revamp Update has arrived, bringing big changes and performance improvements to this long-running survival crafting game.
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Conan Exiles: Isle of Siptah Release Date Finally Revealed

The Conan Exiles: Isle of Siptah release date has finally been locked in for PC and consoles; you'll be able to enjoy this new content in late May 2021!

Console Gaming Features

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Nier Replicant's Technical Shortcomings

Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22 fixes some of the original's faults while radically overhauling its visuals. Despite the massive upgrade, it still doesn't look great, which is to be expected for a project of this scope. This makes its rendering setup on consoles and poor PC performance all the more confusing.
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Is The New Mortal Kombat A Good Film Adaptation?

The new Mortal Kombat movie came out this past weekend, which means we need to figure out if it fell to the video game movie curse.
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What We Hope To See In The KOTOR Remake

With KOTOR reportedly getting the remake that it deserves, there are a few additions or changes that we think could really bring the game into the modern era.
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This Week in Valheim: Trolls, Skull Thrones, and a Drivable Car!

This week in Valheim, we check out some cool 3D-printed creations, some good news from the devs, and one of the most awful mods we've seen to date.

Latest Console Gaming Reviews

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Returnal Review

While there are a few difficulty issues and some iffy story beats, Returnal is a fantastically brutal, rewarding, and deeply atmospheric sci-fi action game.
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Before I Forget Review

Before I Forget is a strong, concise story tracing a woman suffering from dementia as she slowly uncovers pieces of herself as well as the story framed within this mental health journey. It doesn't waste players' time with a run-time that doesn't overstay its welcome, helped by a protagonist that doesn't divulge too much information when she speaks.
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Battle Axe Review

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.
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Judgment Review

Judgment is a pretty good part of Ryu ga Gotoku's portoflio. Its new mechanics lack the agency required to realize the concept's potential. It's also sometimes painfully droll for studio veterans that have tread this formula a dozen times already. That said, when Judgment fires on all cylinders, it reminds us of why RGG is a force to be reckoned with.