As the Reviews Editor of TechRaptor, I know more than anyone just how many games are released. Along with my team, we do our best to cover everything that you as readers might find interesting. However, it’s impossible to complete everything, and it only gets harder as time goes on. At the beginning of this year, we took steps to solve that problem with our weekly impressions column Coverage Club. Each week, we have two of our writers spend a few hours with a smaller game and write up a brief first impression based on that time.
Ever since it debuted, Coverage Club has been a huge success for us. We’ve been able to cover a whole host of smaller games that otherwise would have slipped through the cracks. We’ve been able to circle back and look at titles that we missed upon their initial release. Hopefully, we’ve also been able to provide a service in curating out some hidden gems from the evergrowing Steam flood.
As we looked ahead to this fall, we saw an opportunity. Because of the mass exodus caused by Red Dead Redemption, the AAA Fall releases have spread into spring next year. This left November a bit barren when it comes to games we just HAD to cover. Instead of just having a light month from the Reviews Team, why not take the opportunity to do something a little special?
With no further ado, I introduce A Month of Coverage Club. Every day in November, we’ll be publishing a full impressions piece based on a single Coverage Club eligible game. This could range from an overlooked but promising title to an off the wall game that wouldn’t fit anywhere else. Writers will spend more time with the games in questions and get a full article to explain what sold them on the experience.
Check the homepage every day at Noon EST to see what we’ve prepared. We’ve got a whole lot of indie titles, a few oddball mainstream choices, and a few that I don’t even know about yet. Mostly because I haven’t scheduled them all as I’m writing this. In any case, I can say with confidence that we’ll be providing a full month of impressions hitting the games that most others miss.
In case you’ve missed an article, we’ll be updating this post periodically with links to each preview in the month.
Lastly, thank you to everyone who reads our reviews and impressions. I strongly believe in the continued strength of written games critique online. I’ll keep publishing it here at TechRaptor till one of my bosses stops me. Since they’re letting me do something crazy like Month of Coverage Club, I can’t imagine that day is coming any time soon.