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2016 TechRaptor Awards – Pick of the Year

January 20, 2017 by Andrew Otton

When we started the process for the 2016 TechRaptor Awards, the internal reaction among editors was “wow, 2016 sorta sucked in comparison to 2015.” Well, our initial reactions were most…

2016 TechRaptor Awards – Indie Game of the Year

January 20, 2017 by Andrew Otton

The indie scene continues to grow to such heights that it’s getting really difficult to tell the difference between games that had the huge funding of a AAA title and those…

2016 TechRaptor Awards – Board Game of the Year

January 19, 2017 by Travis Williams

Regardless of the way the rest of the year turned out, 2016 was a phenomenal year for board games. Hotly anticipated games finally hit tables and lived up to the…

2016 TechRaptor Awards – Best Expansion/DLC

January 19, 2017 by Andrew Otton

For a long while DLC was not that fun to cover. However, it’s starting to become more substantial more often as the minor DLCs like cosmetics just become regular and…

2016 TechRaptor Awards – Best PC Exclusive Game

January 18, 2017 by Andrew Otton

Due to control scheme alone, PC Games will always have some separation from their console counterparts, graphics and power aside. The diverse mouse and keyboard can be used a multitude…

2016 TechRaptor Awards – Best Console Exclusive Game

January 18, 2017 by Andrew Otton

It’s hard to tell if a category such as this is becoming more or less relevant. The battle for exclusives seems to be raging on, becoming even more heated than…

2016 TechRaptor Awards – Best Mobile/Handheld Game

January 18, 2017 by Andrew Otton

Gaming has become ubiquitous in pretty much every part of life, thanks in large part to handhelds and now mobile gaming. 2016 was a pretty landmark year for games on…

2016 TechRaptor Awards – Best Visuals

January 17, 2017 by Alex Santa Maria

As time goes on the visuals in games get more and more incredible, from the photo realism of games like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to the Pixar-like quality of…

2016 TechRaptor Awards – Best Soundtrack/Sound Design

January 17, 2017 by Andrew Otton

2016 may not have been the year for standout, single tracks, but it certainly showcased some of the best soundtracks that match their game perfectly. Beyond that, the sound design…

2016 TechRaptor Awards – Best Writing

January 16, 2017 by Andrew Otton

For fans of storytelling and just overall high quality writing in general, 2016 was a pretty great year. With more variety in our games as the years go on, the…