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Digging Into the Mystery in Factory-Building Sim Techtonica

TechRaptor speaks with Fire Hose President and Founder Eitan Glinert to learn more about Techtonica and how it might stand up to its competition.

April 4, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Five Classic Square Enix RPGs That Deserve an HD-2D Remake

After Live A Live and Dragon Quest 3, which other classic Square Enix RPGs should be remade in its unique HD-2D art style?

April 1, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Five Great Starbound Mods in 2022

Starbound's easy modding means that modders produce all sorts of visual and quality-of-life improvements. Get to rebuilding the universe with these mods.

March 29, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Every First-Party Sony Game Developer As of 2022

Sony has a ton of first-party developers going back to the first PlayStation, so here is a list of every first-party Sony Game Developer as of 2022.

March 28, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Every First-Party Microsoft Game Developer As of 2022

Here is a list of all of the currently operating Microsoft game developers under the Xbox Game Studios brand, as of March 2022.

March 23, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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Haunted House: 40 Years of Boo-tiful, Survival Horror Simplicity

Haunted House turned 40 this February. Despite its age, many of the ideas present in the Atari 2600 release find themselves in survival horror games today.

March 14, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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What Does the Future of Horizon Forbidden West Look Like?

What does the future of Horizon Forbidden West look like? See what features Guerilla and Sony may choose to include in a Horizon Forbidden West sequel.

March 7, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Klonoa is Coming Back – Here’s Why Fans are Excited

Bandai Namco's Klonoa series is finally returning with a pair of remasters, but what exactly is it, and why are fans crying tears of joy over it?

February 28, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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The History of Fire Emblem Part 4: A New Beginning

With so many anniversaries in 2022, join TechRaptor as we celebrate the history of Fire Emblem in the final part of this series.

February 24, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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The History of Fire Emblem Part 3: Flickering Embers

The third part of our Fire Emblem series, covering the weakening sales and the eventual, albeit temporary, return to Japanese exclusives.

February 23, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Top 5 Old-School FromSoftware Games to Get You Set for Elden Ring

If you're looking for some old-school FromSoftware games to put you in an Elden Ring mood, this list has you covered!

February 23, 2022 | 10:30 EST

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The History of Fire Emblem Part 2: Going International

How did the Fire Emblem series come to the West? What did its founder do after the Famicom era? This second part of a Fire Emblem miniseries shines a light.

February 22, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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The History of Fire Emblem Part 1: Origins in Japan

Fire Emblem celebrates many major anniversaries this spring. How has Shouzou Kaga's tactical series grown from its humble beginnings?

February 21, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Destiny 2: Everything You Need to Know For The Witch Queen

With Destiny 2's latest premium expansion, The Witch Queen, less than a week away, we have put together a cheat sheet to help new players catch up.

February 18, 2022 | 01:00 EST

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12 Games to Pick Up on the 3DS and Wii U Before It's Too Late

The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops are shutting down in March 2023. Here are 12 games you should pick up before that happens.

February 18, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Dying Light 2's Side Quests Are Easily Forgettable

Dying Light's sequel introduces a newer and larger city for more parkour fun. With more space comes more missions to complete, and some of Dying Light 2's Side Quests are lackluster.

February 15, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Zac Lim Eubank and yellowspoongirl Discuss The Strange World Of Kollok

We had a chance to sit down and talk with Hyper RPG co-founder Zac Lim Eubank and Twitch Streamer yellowspoongirl about the upcoming liveplay series KOLLOK.

February 14, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Dear Esther Anniversary Retrospective: A Tarnished Landmark

On Valentine's Day a decade ago, Dear Esther went from a Source Engine mod to a full-fledged indie game, catalyzing the "walking sim" genre.

February 14, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus Proves The Pokemon Multiverse Exists

Pokemon Legends: Arceus all but confirms a longstanding theory about the Pokemon series: that it does follow a multiverse for the entire franchise.

February 9, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Decisions In Dying Light 2 Make No Difference

From the concise story of the first Dying Light comes the more intriguing and dynamic story of Dying Light 2. But just how dynamic is it?

February 7, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Could You Survive The Dying Light 2 Virus?

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of dealing with the virus from the Dying Light franchise, we've put together a quick guide that's perfect for you!

February 5, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Bad Timing: The Dying Light 2 Immunity Mechanic Is Pointless

Techland added a lot of good things to Dying Light 2, but the Immunity meter during nighttime exploration isn't one of them.

February 4, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Building A Deck In Bullet-Hell: How Heck Deck Did It

Heck Deck combines the slow pace of card games with the chaos of bullet hells. To understand the process behind the vision, we spoke with developer Torcado.

January 28, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection - The Next-Gen Difference

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves is the best way to experience Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Unfortunately, margin between platforms is small.

January 26, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting: Reborn DM Tips You'll Want To Explore

Whether you're running a Tal'Dorei campaign on not these Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting: Reborn options can be used to enhance any game, you just need to know where to look.

January 18, 2022 | 10:35 EST

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The Most Anticipated Games of 2022

What are your most anticipated games of 2022? From Pokemon Legends Arceus to Horizon Forbidden West and more, check out our anticipated games list!

December 27, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Why Don't We Get More AAA Christmas Games?

If you enjoy gaming and the holiday season, you might wonder why we don't see more AAA Christmas games anymore? Well, we take a look into the problem right here and now.

December 24, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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Cozy Christmas Games to Play During Holiday Season 2021

If you're looking to get all warm and cozy with some video games during Christmas 2021, then these are the games you need to try out.

December 23, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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The Top Christmas Games on in 2021

Are you looking for some Christmas games to play this year? Well, then we've got you covered with this list of great Christmas games on

December 22, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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Danganronpa S is a Dull Grind, and That’s OK

Despite the monotony of its gameplay loop and gacha mechanics, Danganronpa S's simplicity and fan service is enough to keep us coming back.

December 13, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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7 Indie Monster Taming Games Like Pokemon

Pokemon is not the only monster-taming game. Here are some unique indie-made monster taming games like Pokemon to check out for yourself.

December 10, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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What's Up with Razer's Brick-and-Mortar Stores?

So what exactly can you expect when you walk into a RazerStore? And is it worth going to one if it shows up in your area?

December 7, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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The Story Behind Age of Empire 4's 'Hands on History'

TechRaptor talked with the teams involved in creating "Hands on History," a documentary series for Age of Empires 4.

December 6, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Age of Empire 4’s Asymmetric Civs Are a Strong Foundation For a New Age of Mythology

Age of Empires 4 focuses more on asymmetrical gameplay than past titles and could make a strong foundation for a new Age of Mythology.

December 5, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Celebrating 20 Years of Jak and Daxter

Jak and Daxter turns 20 years old on December 3. The platformer series has not had a new game since 2009. Could it be time to change that?

December 3, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Games That Show the Biggest Difference Between the Xbox Series X and S

As an entry-level machine, the Xbox Series S serves a specific audience well. With weaker hardware than the X, though, some games just don't measure up.

November 30, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Dragon Ball: The Breakers – 10 Villains That Should Be Playable

Dragon Ball has a lot of villains, but only so many of them would be a perfect fit for Dead by Daylight-style Dragon Ball: The Breakers.

November 24, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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World War II Comes to Life in Men of War II

The Men of War II release date window is 2022! Learn about Men of War II, an RTS that brings World War II to life as you command tanks, units and more.

November 23, 2021 | 05:45 EST

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Book of Travels and Palia Showcase the Shift Toward Relaxing MMOs

Book of Travels' and Palia's existences are emblematic of the shift in scope that gaming has taken towards relaxing simulators devoid of much violence.

November 23, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Does Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Live Up to its Predecessor?

Both Hyrule Warriors games are a blast to play through and offer hours upon hours of content, but how do the two compare against each other?

November 20, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 01:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 01:00 EST

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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 | 12:30 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 12:30 EDT

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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 | 11:00 EDT

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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 | 11:00 EDT

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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 | 12:00 EDT