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Looking for the latest thoughts our team has about video games? Our team loves deep diving on topics and aspects about games, which you'll find here! We've also got tabletop features you can check out as well!

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The Wii Is 15 Years Old Today: A Look Back

The Wii is 15 years old! We take a look back on the Wii 15th anniversary to see what made the Nintendo Wii a great console, and where it fell short.

November 19, 2021

The best new board games to play with family this Thanksgiving.

Best New Family Board Games To Play This Thanksgiving

From card games to dice rollers and everything in between, we look at the best games to play with family over the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 18, 2021

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Halo Fans Don't Like Halo Infinite's Progression System

Halo Infinite's surprise multiplayer beta launch was a welcome gift for Xbox's anniversary, but fans are left underwhelmed with the Battle Pass leveling.

November 17, 2021

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Exploring the Pokemon Cryptodex Project with Historian Aaron George

We speak with historian Aaron George about his Crypodex Project, which aims to showcase the development timeline of Pokemon Gold and Silver.

November 17, 2021

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How Elden Ring's Open World Changes the Soulsborne Formula

Elden Ring's open world injects a new sense of freedom into the Soulsborne formula, changing things up enough to make the shift something substantial.

November 15, 2021

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15 Hidden Features in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC

There are a lot of new features included in the 2.0 update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the Happy Home Paradise DLC. Here are some of the more hidden new inclusions in the game.

November 15, 2021

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How to Get Back Into Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The 2.0 update for Animal Crossing as well as the Happy Home Paradise DLC are here. If you're jumping back into Animal Crossing after abandoning your island, you might be a little lost. Here's a refresher course on island life.

November 13, 2021

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What is Skyrim Anniversary Edition and Will It Disrupt Mods?

In November 2021, Bethesda will celebrate 10 years of Elder Scrolls V with Skyrim Anniversary Edition, here's what's inside and how mods may be affected.

November 8, 2021

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Gears of War's Mark 2 Lancer Still Rocks 15 Years On

Honoring one of the greatest weapons ever put in players' hands on its fifteenth anniversary, the Mark 2 Lancer Assault Rifle from 2006's Gears of War.

November 6, 2021

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Eight Years Later and Lysandre is Still Pokemon’s Worst Villain

The Pokémon series has offered some surprisingly good villains in its lifetime, but Lysandre from Pokémon X & Y isn't one of them.

November 5, 2021

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Top 10 Creepiest Pokedex Entries in Pokemon

Not all Pokemon are family-friendly. Check out these terrifying Pokemon Pokedex entries, from Pokemon Red & Blue through Pokemon Sword & Shield on Switch.

October 31, 2021

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Hylics' Use of Daytime Horror Makes it Truly Terrifying

Hylics and Hylics 2 combines the use of its disturbing and eldritch designs with the glaring, overbright effects to play up its unsettling daytime horror.

October 29, 2021

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Can Marvel's Avengers Survive a Second Year?

After a tumultuous first year filled with delays, controversies, and a frustrated player base, does Marvel's Avengers have any future beyond 2022?

October 27, 2021

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The Best FMV Horror Games for Halloween 2021

There's something special about FMV horror games, so we've put a list of the best ones to play on Halloween together for your enjoyment.

October 26, 2021

Cosmo, the dog from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy game next to Diego, the motion-capture golden retriever

The Obstacles to Animal Motion Capture in Video Game Development

As cute as it might be to put a dog in a spandex suit and ask it to perform tricks, animal motion capture in video game development comes with a lot of hurdles. We discuss everything from outfitting animals to syncing up their movement with human characters.

October 25, 2021

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The Link Between the Best Mods and the Fanfiction Community

Mods and fanfiction alike are popular because they're made by fans for fans, which creates a community of shared desires.

October 22, 2021

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The First Nintendo Direct Aired 10 Years Ago Today

The first Nintendo Direct was released 10 years ago. See what's changed in the decade since Nintendo Directs started, and how other competitors have adopted the Direct style to push out their own updates.

October 21, 2021

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Why Sora in Smash Bros. is More Important than You Think

Sora finally meets Mario in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but it turns out, these two already have a little history together, or at least their respective franchises do.

October 21, 2021

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Game Preservation: What it Means to Protect the Past

Today were going to take a look at some of the myths of what Game Preservation is, and how it is important for the industry as a whole.

October 18, 2021

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Metroid Dread: How Nintendo Gets Horror Right

Metroid Dread is a great example of how Nintendo can effectively do horror games. See what makes the Nintendo Switch Metroid game so terrifying.

October 18, 2021

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5 Spooky, Supernatural Super Mario Moments

Super Mario games are known for being family-friendly, but every once in a while something truly spooky will sneak into the otherwise colorful franchise. Check out our favorite Super Mario supernatural moments.

October 15, 2021

Adi Shankar talks Future Projects and Mental Health

Adi Shankar talks Future Projects and Mental Health

Netflix's Castlevania creator Adi Shankar talks candidly with TechRaptor about his new projects and mental health.

October 13, 2021

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Here's What a Great Ace Attorney Investigations Spin-off Could Look Like

It's too soon to move on from The Great Ace Attorney and Capcom has everything it needs to create the perfect spin-off.

October 12, 2021

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Retro Graphics and Horror are a Match Made in Heaven

Indie games such as World of Horror, VEILED, and The Well showcase the fascinating and unsettling world of horror using 1 and 2-bit retro graphics.

October 11, 2021

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God of War (2018) Retroactively Improved the Series

In the three years since God of War's latest release, the newest title in the series has given new meaning to the power fantasies from the previous eras.

October 6, 2021

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6 Quality-of-Life Improvements We Still Need in Pokemon Games

We've gotten a lot of quality-of-life improvements in mainline Pokemon games, like renaming traded Pokemon and seeing how effective moves are during battle. Here are six things they could add to future Pokemon games to make them even better.

October 2, 2021

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Good Haunting: Tips On Running Successful Horror Tabletop RPGs

Running horror can be a real emotional roller-ghoster, especially if you've never done it before. TechRaptor has some ghouldance and resources for newbies for this fall.

October 1, 2021

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Tales of Arise Is Built on the Back of Star Ocean

Tales of Arise continues the long-running JRPG franchise, but it also takes liberal inspiration from another prominent series, Star Ocean.

October 1, 2021

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Picking And Choosing Rules To Follow In TTRPG

How much can you remove from a TTRPG while still calling it the same TTRPG?

September 30, 2021

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What is Up with Life is Strange: True Colors' Performance?

Life is Strange: True Colors is a great narrative experience with an unusual performance profile that deserves to be addressed.

September 24, 2021

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The Wild Beyond the Witchlight DM Tips You'll Want to Explore

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight is now out, we've taken a look at some of the new features for DMs and players alike to be interested in heading into the adventure, or to bring to their own adventure.

September 22, 2021

The Chosen Undead standing before a bonfire in Dark Souls

Ten Years Later, Dark Souls' First Half Is Still Unmatched

Love it or loathe it (and there are plenty who do), Dark Souls is undeniably one of the most influential games of the last decade.

September 22, 2021

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How Life is Strange: True Colors Gets Asian-American Representation Right

The down-to-earth sensibilities in Life is Strange: True Colors help ground Alex Chen as one of the most relatable Asian Americans in video games.

September 21, 2021

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Why Alan Wake Has Endured

With the announcement of Alan Wake Remastered, we look back at the development history of the original game and how it endures as a cult classic.

September 20, 2021

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Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed is as Weird as You Think

Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed showed us some of its wackiest inventions and some brand new toys. It was about as weird as you might expect

September 17, 2021

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5 Massive Horror Board Games To Play This Fall

Our five favorite long, intricate, and deeply strategic horror board games to start playing now if you hope to finish by Halloween.

September 17, 2021

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Death's Gambit: Afterlife Preview

Death's Gambit: Afterlife will address player feedback in the free update slated for later this year. Afterlife will overhaul many different aspects of the game to create a more enjoyable experience while blending together Igavanias and Souls-likes.

September 16, 2021

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A First Look at Warhammer+

Warhammer+ is Games Workshop's new subscription service, including video streaming content, written content, and even an exclusive miniature.

September 15, 2021

The Ascent

The Ascent Dev Neon Giant Discuss How One of 2021's Coolest Worlds Was Born

Toting some of gaming's most incredible visuals and densely packed with so much detail and lore, The Ascent was an undertaking to create.

September 14, 2021

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Tribes Of Midgard's Take on Ragnarok and Norse Mythology

The game market is almost overflowing with games about Norse Mythology, but how faithful are they to the stories they're based on? We take a look at this by examining the mythological accuracy of the title Tribes Of Midgard.

September 13, 2021

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How Indie Tabletop Devs Are Adjusting to the Pandemic

We spoke with indie tabletop developers (along with devs in the escape room and arcade spaces) about how the ongoing pandemic has affected their business.

September 10, 2021

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PAX West 2021 Felt Quiet — And That’s OK

For its return in the midst of a difficult pandemic, PAX West 2021 was still a kind, warm, fun event for Memorial Day weekend.

September 10, 2021

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Talking about 'Coding History: 3D from Mode7 to DOOM' with Emma 'Eniko' Maassen

We had a chance to talk with Emma "Eniko" Maassen about her Kickstarter project Coding History: 3D from Mode7 to DOOM discussing her history, passion, and plans for this video series.

September 8, 2021

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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Nails that Modern CRPG Feeling

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is now available and feels like one of the most modern CRPGs thanks to a simple tweak to a very mundane game mechanic.

September 3, 2021

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The Best of Play NYC 2021

Every year, we pick out the coolest new and upcoming games we saw at Playcrafting's convention in NYC — these games are The Best of Play NYC 2021.

September 2, 2021

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The Shady Side of Adult Games on Steam

Valve has opened the floodgates on shovelware content, allowing all sorts of Steam Adult Games to exist, but some of seem questionable at best.

September 2, 2021

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Destiny 2 Season of the Lost First Impressions

Destiny 2 continues with Season of the Lost, a six-month stretch of content leading to its next premium expansion. Here are our first impressions.

September 1, 2021

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Get a Clue: The Evolution of Mystery Games

Murder mystery, despite the trappings of its genre, has come a long way since its inception in the 1800s as a source of parlor entertainment.

August 31, 2021

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The Worst Eighth-Gen Remasters

In an industry that grows increasingly reliant on remasters, few were worth complaining about, making the original versions preferable in most respects.

August 27, 2021

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Tontachi Takes Virtual Pet Games to the Next Level

Urban Electronic Games' upcoming title "Tontachi" uses augmented reality and the Ethereum blockchain to take virtual pet games to the next level.

August 27, 2021

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Every Game We Have Awarded A 10/10

We're all so lucky to be able to enjoy such a wide variety of games encompassing every genre, and we've collected our list of games that TechRaptor reviewers feel earned a perfect score.

August 25, 2021