Welcome to The State of TechRaptor: March 2015 Edition, where I’ll break down the accomplishments of March and look to the future (April) so that everyone who reads TechRaptor can be informed of what we have going on!

The purpose of this is to really get our readers involved in our development so that you’re with us every step of the way as we grow. Your input is INCREDIBLY important to us as we grow, because we want TechRaptor to be a site for everyone.

Check out the video, and full breakdown, below!

Statistics for March 2015

March 2015 Pageviews – 230,929 over 232 articles.

March 2014 Pageviews – 32,731 over 80 articles.

Gained 586 Twitter Followers, 131 Facebook Likes, 131 YouTube Subscribers!

Articles from March 2015

Divide the Games Industry

Wyatt Hnatiw talks criticism, Jonathan Blow and dividing the gaming industry.

Kern Petition: Sign at Your Own Risk

Todd Wohling talks about the pros and cons of Mark Kern’s Petition.

New Designs are Great; Proper Personalities are Key

Georgina Young takes a look back at examining character designs and content.

Video Games Do Not Need the Approval of Old Media

Max Michael talks about how video games are already immensely popular and don’t need the approval of the Old Media.

We CAN Fix Videogames

Todd Wohling talks about video games, and how we can “fix” them and the industry.

Why Can’t Link Be A Girl

Anthony Lee talks about whether or not a Legend of Zelda title featuring a female Link or lead female in general would work.

Stop Complaining About Gamer Entitlement

Wyatt Hnatiw talks “Gamer Entitlement” and why games media needs to stop banging on about it.

Trends, Greed & the Gaming Industry

Wyatt Hnatiw talks industry trends, and why all the things you hate aren’t going anywhere without action.

Why I Don’t Like Turning Male Characters Into Women

Bryan Heraghty talks female Thor and Link as a girl. How about a female character who is interesting on her own?

Podcasts from March 2015

The Weekly Respawn 019 – Kern Petition

The Weekly Respawn 020 – Games and Services

The Weekly Respawn 021 – Technology and Transportation

Patreon Drop

Yeah, you read it right! Our Patreon has dropped by about $120, primarily due to losing a Patron at the $100 tier. We’ll continue to grow and bounce back from it, and want to thank everyone who is a Patron, as well as those who stopped being Patrons for their time and support. You’re helping us grow to be better than ever!

New Domain!

We bought a new domain – rapto.rs to use for our link shortener and customizer!

Q&A Streams

We continued in our new monthly series – Q&A Streams! And we’ll be back again in April!

Two Years old!?

Can you believe it? TechRaptor is two years old!

We’re a young site, and we really don’t consider ourselves professionals – more like amateurs working to be as professional and caring about what we do as is raptorly (or humanly) possible. Two years is a big milestone, and we can’t wait for years 3, 4, 5 and 10 million.

Looking ahead – April 2015

Ethics Policy – Our brand new ethics policy is almost complete! We’ve spent a lot of time re-creating it from scratch to be better, clearer, and more comprehensive!

Twitch – We’re expanding our presence on Twitch every month, adding new streams, new people, and new games! Make sure to check us out! TechRaptor Twitch Channel is here!

GOG Affiliate – We’re signing the paperwork to become a GOG affiliate, so you’ll see us adding links to their games! Purchasing through those links really helps us out!

Apparel – We know, we know – apparel is like 38 months late… we’re just working to find the most affordable solution to host our apparel, and we may have found one – although it’s a $250 startup fee. We’ll keep you posted!

Thank you

As always, thank you for reading and watching our content. Every click, view, and share helps us to become a bigger and better site, and we’re happy to serve our readers every day!

Sure, we had a dip in traffic, but we’re not going anywhere. We’re leaps and bounds ahead of where we thought we’d be this year, and we’re working our hardest to crush every goal we set.

The Raptor Pack is awesome!

Rutledge Daugette

Founder & CEO

Founder of TechRaptor with a love of video games (B.S. in Game Programming) and technology. Started TechRaptor to create a place where people could come for quality content.