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2016 TechRaptor Awards – Best Writing

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…

2016 TechRaptor Awards – Best Multiplayer

2016 was a pretty good year for multiplayer gaming, especially if you’re an FPS fan. Our nominees of course include plenty of FPS games, but also include a fighting game in…

Looking Back At World of Warcraft’s Burning Crusade, 10 Years Later

10 years ago the Dark Portal was reopened and the forces of the Horde and the Alliance, bolstered by their new Blood Elf and Draenei allies, made their way to…

Jimmy Fallon Miyamoto thumbs down Nintendo Switch Achievements

Can the Nintendo Switch Survive Without Achievements?

After the hype of another great Nintendo presentation dies down, I’m left questioning their future. Not because of the system, which has amazing potential, despite its limited battery life. Not…

How Did Overwatch’s Multi-Tank Meta Come to Be and Will It Ever Go Away?

Thanks to the relative ease of implementing patches in multiplayer games, most people are familiar with the concept of rotating “metas,” at least for games that do regular balancing updates.…

2016 in Review: Lessons Learned From No Man’s Sky, The Division, and More

With the release of games like Overwatch, Dishonored 2, Stellaris, and DOOM (just to name a few), 2016 certainly had no shortage of (generally) well-received titles. By the time the holiday…

Bullet Points – Rainbow Six: Siege’s Destructible Environments

There’s no emotion better for a developer than paranoia. When a gamer’s paranoid, they’re never bored, never looking away from the screen, and certainly never shift-tabbing to respond to Steam…

Shadowverse, Cygames, Competitive Primer, Take Two

Common Shadowverse Tech Cards

This pre-Rise of Bahamut Shadowverse  guide lists neutral cards that can be run in a variety of decks to help fill in for weaknesses and generally allow the deck to be more…

Tight.Wads: Brutal Doom 64

I’ve never been the biggest fan of the “brutal” mods, but I’ve never had the chance to play Doom 64. With the recent release of Brutal Doom 64, it seemed like…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the “Chosen One” Motifs of Storytelling

It’s a tale as old as time itself, and one that you should probably be familiar with given how prevalent it is, especially in games: a happy go lucky normal…

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