Alex Santa Maria

Reviews Editor

TechRaptor's Reviews Editor. Resident fan of pinball, Needlers, roguelikes, and anything with neon lighting. Owns an office chair once used by Billy Mays.


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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Review – Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha

It’s fair to say that even the most hardcore Mario fans haven’t played every game starring the Italian plumber. Even discounting the numerous sports games, the racing excursions, and the…

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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Falls on PlayStation 4 in April

It’s time to rally the troops once again. While we just recently saw a new Earth Defense Force release on PlayStation 4, we’ll see a different take on the franchise…

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Review – Dead End Drive

In a twist worthy of one of Charlie Brooker’s creations, my 2019 begins with a big budget FMV adventure game with tons of hype behind it. Sort of. The latest…

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The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup

The first release by Gory Detail, The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup is a 2D puzzle game where you must lead a mechanical dog by the nose through an intricate industrial maze.…

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Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is a turn-based strategy game set in the vast futuristic branch of the Warhammer universe. Developed by Bulwark Studios and published by Kasedo Games, fans of the deep lore…

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CBS Hosts The Gamer’s Choice Awards Days After Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards

Today, CBS aired a preshow for “The Gamer’s Choice Awards”, a really-for-real awards show that seemingly sprung up out of nowhere overnight. The Gamer’s Choice Awards is brought to you…

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THQ Nordic Absorb Bugbear and Coffee Stain in Early Black Friday Purchase

It’s been a few months since the good ship THQ Nordic took on more passengers. Announcing their financial results this morning, THQ Nordic took the opportunity to bring two more companies…

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Tetris Effect Review – Full of Stars

There are few games as eternal as Tetris. From being the foundation of the Game Boy’s success to the savior of anyone in math class with a graphic calculator, the Russian falling…

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Learning The Rope Spell – A Return to Underworld Ascendant

At the very beginning of 2018, I discovered Underworld Ascendant at PAX South. At the time, the team just had a small demo that threw me into the thick of things.…

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Starlink: Battle for Atlas Review – Dinosaur Planets

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is trying to please a lot of people. Its primary audience is children seeking an epic space adventure, their own No Man’s Sky. There is the legion of Starfox fans…

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