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

Star Wars

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Getting Free Next-Gen Upgrade

As Star Wars Day approaches, there's a bunch of new announcements that have just been revealed, including a Star Wars: Fallen Order next-gen upgrade.
Free Monster Hunter Rise Item Pack 6 million sales cover

Free Monster Hunter Rise Item Pack Has Launched

A free Monster Hunter Rise item pack is now available for all players in celebration of the game hitting 6 million sales.
Three New Stadia Indie Games Playcrafting cover Bushido Bots Battle Billiards Fragments cover

Three Stadia Indie Games Funded by Play Anywhere Game Jam

Battle Billiards, Bushido Bots, and Fragments are three new Stadia indie games that are getting funded as a result of Playcrafting's Play Anywhere Game Jam.
Five Nights at Freddy's

Five Nights At Freddy's Security Breach Delayed to Late 2021

Scott Cawthon has announced that Security Breach has gotten "bigger and bigger" and needs more time to make sure "it's finished properly".

Console Gaming Features

Resident Evil Village

9.6 Reasons We Want Lady Dimitrescu to Step on Us

We all want the tall vampire lady from Resident Evil Village to step on us—but why?
Xbox Live Arcade

Xbox Live Arcade: The Precursor to Game Pass

Xbox’s push for something different started with Xbox Live Arcade, but it remains strong and has been even more effective with Xbox Game Pass.
Gameplay screenshot with the protagonist, Emil, and Kaine in frame in a desert biome

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.
The movie poster used for Mortal Kombat 2021

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.

Latest Console Gaming Reviews

Magazine showing the protagonist, Sunita, on the cover of a science magazine

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.
battle axe

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.
Close-up of Yagami's face, Judgment's protagonist, during a cinematic

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.
Legend Of Keepers

Legend of Keepers Review

Whilst Legend of Keeper's set up is good, little actual dungeon management and a fairly samey gameplay loop leaves the dungeon feeling a little unexplored.