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Haven Interview Part 1 – Romance, Co-Op, and Inspirations

On a faraway, desolated planet, two lovers live completely by themselves and are in search of a new life. The Game Bakers’ upcoming game Haven is all about Yu and Kay,…

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TechRaptor’s Best Games of 2019 – Quarter 2

2019 is now halfway over, and we return again to take a look at some of the best games released so far this year. We’ve wrapped up our thoughts on…

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Plasticity Aims to Teach Sustainability to Everyone

You won’t often see educational games covered in the media, and often for good reason. After all, a game that teaches you about math or a foreign language can only…

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Crowdfunding Spotlight – SkateBIRD

A decade or two ago, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was all the rage. Everyone had their favorite—mine was Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3—and the games became a cultural phenomenon, right up…

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Discussing The Legal Issues of the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act

Earlier last month, United States Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) pledged to introduce legislation to combat microtransactions in games that were marketed to children. Senator Hawley soon followed through by introducing…

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Predicting E3 2019: Limited Run Games

June is an exciting time for many in the gaming world. E3 can be a cornucopia of delights for lovers of all games great and small, but there are many…

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What We Know About 11 bit studios’ Next Game

11 bit studios has had stellar performance lately with the success of Frostpunk, Moonlighter, and the various other games that they’ve developed and published. The company is expanding its publishing operations with…

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What I’d Like to See in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is still very much in development. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of this open-world role-playing game from the moment it’s been announced. The…

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How Julian Gollop Created Influential Strategy Classic X-COM: UFO Defense

The year is 1988. Movie tickets cost $3.50 (on average), the Salmonella bacteria crisis is ravaging the UK’s farming industry, and the first issue of the official Nintendo Power magazine is unleashed…

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A World Of Demons – Demon’s Souls’ Unique Approach to Online Multiplayer

It’s been ten years since the release of Demon’s Souls, the underrated first installment in the long-running Souls series by FromSoftware. Hidetaka Miyazaki’s unsung masterpiece contains many fascinating design decisions, including its emphasis…