KekRaptor is our weekly satire series that often takes a look at, and makes fun of, current events in the gaming and tech worlds. They range from news, to opinions, to even reviews. Every article is clearly labeled in the title as part of KekRaptor and they will, in the vast majority of cases, only appear on Sunday.

Why “kek”? Kek’s story begins in Starcraft, which did not support Korean characters, so “hahaha” became “kekeke.” Where “kek” came into common usage, however, was in another Blizzard title, World of Warcraft. There, if you were a member of the Alliance using the “Common” language and a member of the Horde spoke to you in Orcish and typed “lol,” the Alliance player would see “kek.” Once it gained popularity, “kek” was synonymous with “lol” in many gaming circles beyond World of Warcraft.

The following is in chronological order with the newest article in the series first.

Borderlands 3 Delayed Due to Lack of Content and Adding Endless Procedural Gun Generation

By Anson Chan

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Borderlands 3, or the highly anticipated sequel to Battleborn, is getting its release pushed back to an indeterminate date. While originally slated for a mid-September launch, the game ran into some speedbumps. This unfortunate news will undoubtedly be a huge blow to fans of the series who have longed for the return of their teenage years.  Read more here…

Mortal Kombat 11 Released, Nothing Controversial Happens

By Anson Chan

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From a historical standpoint, games have generally been looked down upon. After all, it was only in the past decade or so that games were no longer considered things that nerds played in between intense D&D sessions. Before that, games were seen as nothing more than toys for children. Read more here…

PSN Now Lets You Go Back in Time to Change Name and Life Choices

By Jack Waibel

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Good news for those who’ve been stuck with an embarrassing PSN name from their younger days: Sony announced today that PlayStation Network users can now travel backwards in time to prevent themselves from ever picking that name—or taking Jesse to senior prom—to begin with. Read more here…

Soulja Boy Launches New Game Streaming Service Streamya Boy

By Jack Waibel

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Not to be outdone by Google’s recent Stadia announcement, rapper and incorrigible entrepreneur Soulja Boy announced today that he will be launching his own state of the art games streaming service called Streamya Boy. Read more here…

Half-Life 3 is Now an Epic Games Store Exclusive

By Alex Santa Maria

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As part of their GDC Afterparty event, Valve head Gabe Newell had a big announcement. The long-awaited next Half-Life is finally here, hitting the Epic Games Store at the end of 2019. Read more here…

Bowsette Announced For Smash Ultimate

By John Quilty

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Nintendo has announced that new fan-favorite Bowsette will be a character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Stemming from a trailer for New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, Bowsette is a female version of Bowser that also looks like Princess Peach. The Super Crown item was shown transforming Toadette into a Peach lookalike, leading to speculation that other characters could also use it. Read more here…

Battlefield V to Feature Reworked Profanity Filter

By Anson Chan

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Thanks to the Battlefield V open beta, people finally got some firsthand experience with EA and DICE’s mildly controversial return to World War 2. While the core gameplay mechanics are generally quite solid (though there is a lot of room for improvement), the game isn’t free from its own share of bizarre features. For instance, you may have noticed that someone at DICE apparently has some kind of goggle fetish. You may have also heard of how Battlefield V’s profanity filter prevents players from typing horribly offensive terms like “white man,” “DLC,”  and “sense of pride and accomplishment” into chat. Read more here…

Cute Hamster Added to Overwatch, Hero 29 Also Teased

By Anson Chan

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For a game that prides itself on being inclusive and welcoming to all kinds of players of all kinds of backgrounds, it sure took a long time for Blizzard to finally add another animal to Overwatch. That’s right, Winston, everyone’s favorite peanut butter loving scientist, is no longer going to be the only animal Hero in the game. Read more here…

DICE Responds to Realism Complaints; Delays American Release of Battlefield V for 2 Years

By Robert Grosso

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In an unprecedented move by Electronic Arts and game developer DICE, the recently revealed Battlefield V has been officially delayed in America for another two years. Read more here…

The 24th Annual Kekkies

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Now that we’ve let the fake awards with no real meaning have some breathing room (gotta make those dev$/publi$hers$ happy, you know), we can finally let our readers know our true thoughts about gaming in 2017. If you’re ready for some hard to swallow truths and controversial opinions, read on. If that sounds like too much for you to handle, well…….. Read more here…

Far Cry 5 GOTY Edition Announced; More Dog Features, Controversy

By Anson Chan

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Fans of Far Cry 5, Ubisoft’s latest and perhaps greatest open world controversy bait simulator, may be happy to hear that the game will be receiving some extra content to supplement the previously announced Season Pass DLC. According to Ubisoft, fan feedback is of the utmost importance to them and as such, a Game of the Year edition of Far Cry 5 is being developed with such feedback in mind. With many highly requested features, Far Cry 5: GOTY promises to give players “the ultimate Far Cry 5 experience” by the end of 2018. Players who already own a copy of Far Cry 5 can upgrade to the GOTY version for the low, low price of $3.50. Read more here…

Overwatch League Breaks Record For Awareness Campaign Donations

By Anson Chan

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With every other AAA game developer and publisher seemingly going out of their way to show their greedy corporate side these days, it’s a nice change of pace when a small, independent, mom and pop start-up development company finally gets the recognition that they deserve for their hard work. Read more here…

Gamers Continue Traditional Ceremonial Bonfire of TGA Losers

By Sam Guglielmo

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t’s always tough to go to The Game Awards. You have to pick the right thing to wear, deal with three hours of watching Geoff Keighley remind people that he’s not related to Keira Knightley, and sometimes a robotic razor man steals your wife. Furthermore, there’s always the fear that losing means all copies of your game will be hunted down and destroyed in the Bonfire of Objectively Bad Video Games (or the BOBVG for short). Read more here…

Overwatch’s New Hero, Moira, Is Incredibly Overpowered

By Anson Chan

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Of course, therein lies the problem: Moira’s abilities are too well rounded for her role, making it so that there is no real hard counter to her. Read more here…

PETA Protests Mario’s Animal Abuse

By Don Parsons

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PETA has started a new initiative ahead of the release of Super Mario Odyssey protesting the main character, Mario’s history of abuse, and how Nintendo has failed to address it. Read more here…

Phantom Thieves Send Atlus a Calling Card

By Andrew Otton

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The phansite is aflame with the recent news that the Phantom Thieves have their next target in their sights: Atlus. The game company is well-known by Phantom Thieves enthusiasts, as the beloved RPG maker’s popular Persona series has a title centered around a Phantom Thieves group. However, the real Phantom Thieves are none too happy with Atlus’ recent antics …Read more here…

Pong Developer Threatens “Legal Action” Over PUBG Similarities

By Matthew Arrojas

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Atari, developer/publisher behind classics like Pong  and E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, is accusing the developers behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds of doing this exact thing. Atari even went as far as to call PUBG a “carbon copy” of Pong and said that the company is considering taking “legal action” against Bluehole, the development studio for PUBG. Read more here…

Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid Guide- Tips and Tricks for the Raid

By Anson Chan

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There are few things in gaming that are more satisfying than beating a Raid in an RPG; from Destiny to World of Warcraft, Raids represent some of the most difficult team-based activities that you can find in any game, often taking hours to complete under the most ideal circumstances. A single misstep can quite literally cause an entire night’s worth of progress to be invalidated, and you typically can’t just waltz into a Raid and expect to win based on sheer personal skill alone. Read more here…

Destiny 2 DLC and Update Roadmap Revealed

By Anson Chan

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As with most modern games, Destiny 2 will feature a whole slew of post-launch content designed to keep players interested in the game and shoveling money into Activision’s coffers. Of course, the real question is when will this content arrive and in what form, and whether or not there will be some free events thrown into the mix much like how the first Destiny featured monthly Iron Banner events and eventually Sparrow Racing. To a lesser degree, there is also a question of whether or not Bungie learned from the feedback that they received from many of the original Destiny’s DLC, but that is neither here nor there. Read more here…

Rockstar Acts On Players Complaints Of Not Enough Theft in GTA Online

By Don Parsons

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Players of Grand Theft Auto Online have long joked and bemoaned about the fact that the online mode of the popular open world crime game lacks much in the way of actual thievery. Well, according to my uncle who works at Rockstar, they have opted to take action on this and start a grand thieving spree. Read more here…

Overwatch Summer Games Skins Too Sexual Says Concerned Parent

By Anson Chan

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Unsurprisingly, the latest Summer Games event thus featured some skins that are meant to reflect the season’s most prolific activities. However, it appears as though not everyone is pleased with the event, and this time, it has nothing to do with getting 50 duplicate voice lines for a Hero that they don’t use. Read more here…

Overwatch To Add New, Well-Balanced Character

By Robert N. Adams

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In a surprise move, Blizzard Entertainment has stated that they will be adding yet another character to their blockbuster first person shooter Overwatch immediately after the 2017 Summer Games. Read more here…

PETA: PUBG Win Screen Needs Vegan-Friendly Version

By Anson Chan

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In a day and age where literally anyone can say anything about anyone else, it should be no surprise that criticism can come from any direction. However, the point of origin and the content of the complaints can still surprise people, as was proven in a recent “request” by PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, directed at the increasingly popular battle royal game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Read more here…

Nintendo, PlayStation, Steam, Xbox to Make Changes After Net Neutrality Ruling

By Anson Chan

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Despite months of protests, millions of emails, and hundreds of thousands of calls to United States Congressmen on both sides of the aisle urging them to protect net neutrality, the United States Federal Communications Commission formally declared war on the notion that all data on the Internet should be treated equally. Read more here…

Overwatch’s Newest Hero, Doomfist, Revealed!

By Anson Chan

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One of Overwatch’s most mysterious characters, Doomfist, has long been the subject of fan speculation ever since Doomfist’s gauntlet first made an appearance in the Overwatch Cinematic Trailer. Who is Doomfist? Did his gauntlet get stolen again? Where is he now? Read more here…

Japanese Child Who Devoured Nintendo Switch Cartridge More Powerful Than We Could Ever Imagine

By Kindra Pring

Humanity has made a lot of mistakes. Nobody can deny that. But, how can we explain or justify what happened here? Is it good? Is it bad? Should we have let it happen? Read more here…

Consumers Have No Idea What Nintendo Switch Is

By Anson Chan

The Wii, the Switch U, the Nintendo 3DS, the Game Boy, the PS Vita… there’s just too much to track. What in the world is the Nintendo Switch? That’s the question that many consumers have asked themselves recently, and most of them are wrong. Read more here…

New Report Ties Princess Peach to Koopa Kingdom

By Shaun Joy

A KekRaptor Exlusive: Princess Peach always plays the damsel in distress, but it turns out that may have all been a ruse. Poor Mario has no idea how long he has be led on as it seems the Princess may have undermined her own reign with a relationship with Koopa Kingdom. Read more here…

Battlefield 1 Fans Outraged Over Christmas Truce

By Robert Grosso

In a “ha, that would be funny but they will never do it” sort of move, DICE called everyone’s bluff and reenacted the famous World War I Christmas Truce in Battlefield 1. Read more here…

Overwatch Fans Boycott Game Over Characters Being Too Realistic

By Anson Chan

Fans are fickle, and Blizzard fans even more so. Everyone has their own idea they hold of any setting, character, or story and when the truth of who or what they are comes out, it can be too much to bear. But to make their characters real people with actual human traits? It was too far for some fans of Blizzard’s massively popular FPS, Overwatch. Read more here…

Imgur Color Change Stabilizes Meme Economy

By Robert N. Adams

The Meme Economy is something many people believe they can predict easily. Oh, how they are actually pretty right. Everyone could see this bad move coming; it was such a fundamental change to the very foundation of the Meme Economy, only chaos could be the outcome. Read more here…

EVGA & Samsung Announce the GTX 1080TNT

By Robert N. Adams

In an explosive announcement, EVGA has teamed up with personal bomb making company Samsung to announce the next in the GTX 1080 series: GTX 1080 TNT. Specifically, EVGA has utilized Samsung’s stellar battery technology to improve the power consumption of the 1080TNT, as well as offering more surge protection for the hardware. Read more here…

Nintendium Supply Secured for Nintendo Switch Production

By Robert N. Adams

Nintendium is that magical quality behind every Nintendo console, but Nintendo has been running dangerously low for years. Thankfully, new veins were found in time for the production of the Nintendo Switch, meaning Nintendo was finally prepared and confident to return to form. Read more here…

Game Depicts Things Differently Than Pseudo-Philosopher Feels Reality Deserves

By Kindra Pring

What is art? Are video games art? Should video games strive to be art? Art, as most understand it, is the practice of perfectly emulating the real world without abstraction, simplification, distraction, or any variation or literary devices. The best art seeks to only depict things exactly as they are and never as they could be, should be, have been. In particular, art which bases itself in real places always strives to include every issue pertaining to those places. This is for the sake of fairness—we cannot risk portraying some place in a positive light if that place may have the audacity to be imperfect. Read more here…

Apple to get Medal of Courage for iPhone 7 and AirPod Design

By Anson Chan

On September 7th, 2016, the world was changed forever thanks to one company’s courage and bravery. On that date, Apple unveiled their new iPhone 7 design and detailed all of its new features, which will undoubtedly change society for eons to come. Read more here…

Nintendo Making New Tech for IP Protection

By Kindra Pring

Intellectual property is probably one of the most valuable assets available to human beings today, or at least you would think so given how rabidly people jump to defend and remove any violations or anything perceived as theft. Of course, this includes the dreaded fan game. Fans are some of the worst people in the world after all, and among their worst crimes is believing they somehow have the ability to create their own original works inspired by or as tribute to their beloved franchises. Read more here…

Lawsuit Filed Against No Man’s Sky; Says Game Isn’t “Revolutionary” Enough

By Anson Chan

No Man’s Sky made a lot of promises. It also broke a lot of promises. For one man, enough was enough and he filed a Lawsuit against Hello Games. They promised something “revolutionary” and didn’t deliver. Read more here…

Niantic Patches Pokemon GO, Removes Ability to See Pokemon

By Kindra Pring

With the removal of tracking in Pokemon GO, and the simultaneous shut down of third party apps meant to act as a replacement for the broken feature, many fans have voiced their disappointment with Niantic, believing they have not been transparent in how they change their app. Niantic has heard their concerns and elected to be as transparent as possible with their newest patch, which puts an interesting twist on the game. Read more here…

Tinder Review – Worst Pokemon Game Ever

By Jason English

My friend told me that Pokemon GO was nothing more but a lousy knock-off and that I could be using my time more wisely on “better” apps such as Tinder.  I couldn’t believe the words but decided to give it a shot. Read more here…

Crowdfunding Spotlight for This Dumb TechRaptor Kickstarter

By Kindra Pring

Usually the Crowdfunding Spotlight is for highlighting Kickstarters with a lot of potential behind the project, but this time let us look at this Kickstarter, which is clearly lacking in substance. Apparently some ragamuffin news site that writes about ridiculous things like video games is raising money to make their website not look like it was coded on Angelfire. Read more here…

Controversy Surrounding Breath of the Wild Regarding Lack of Attack Helicopter Selection

By Shaun Joy

While Breath of the Wild has taken strong steps into the future with more open world gameplay and a stronger focus on exploration, what Nintendo has seemingly forgotten is an exploration into the customization of the main protagonist, Link. We here at TechRaptor are sensitive to those who identify alternatively and sat down with both sides regarding the latest controversy: the lack of a playable attack helicopter in the new Legend of Zelda. Read more here…

Man Plans to Learn Japanese in 3 Months to Avoid Persona 5 Spoilers

By James Galizio

Although many jRPG fans were happy to finally receive a North American release date for the upcoming Persona 5, some players are worried that with such a long gap between the Japanese and North American release, they are bound to be spoiled while they wait for the localization. One such player is so worried about the idea that he might have crucial elements of the plot spoiled five months before the North American release, that he is taking matters into his own hands. Read more here…

Government Forms Think Tank to Decipher Kingdom Hearts Title

By Robert N. Adams

The U.S.’s National Science Foundation has reconvened a think tank to decipher the title of the latest game in the Kingdom Hearts series according to a press release by the department. The National Analysis of Nomenclature Institute, or NANI, was reactivated after a lull of several years to decipher the meaning behind the game titled Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. Read more here…

The Hottest New Steam Game

By Connor Foss

We recently were able to get an exclusive interview with an indie developer whose game was recently greenlit on Steam. After stumbling across his game by pure chance, we knew we had to talk to the genius behind it to get some exposure for it. With our interview, we were able to get the lowdown on what makes this game truly the next best game on Steam. So, what do we have to look forward to in this surefire indie classic? Read more here…

The Chinese Room’s Guide to Female Characters

By Kindra Pring

If there is one thing gaming powerhouse The Chinese Room knows more than anything, its how to make a compelling game with compelling female characters. Who can forget the many memorable games they have dazzled audiences with. Through an analysis of The Chinese Room’s statements made on social media, we’ve created this handy guide. Read more here…

New Final Fantasy Character is a World Map

By Ian McGill

The overworld of every Final Fantasy game has played a big role, allowing players to explore the wonderful words. Over time, the importance of the world map has fluctuated in importance culminating in a startling announcement: the world map in the next Final Fantasy will actually be a playable character. Read more here…

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Adds Volleyball; Fans Concerned Over Unwanted Features

By Robert Grosso

Fans knew what they were getting into when they purchased Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, and it wasn’t the volleyball. Koei Tecmo have decided to put more work in a full-blown volleyball mode into the game and it has some fans worried. Read more here…

SEGA Announces New Series Of Tweets From Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter

By Perry Ruhland

The Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter is so well-liked and universally loved by all that SEGA is not letting the opportunity pass them up: they are going to milk it for all its worth. Besides, when this is the only thing you really have going for your company, you have to drum up excitement from somewhere. Read more here…

Sonic the Hedgehog 2006: An Avant-Garde Masterpiece

By Matt M

Some works of art go under-appreciated until long after their initial presentation to the public. Sonic the Hedgehog is a case of a misunderstood work of genius that will age like a fine wine. Sonic the Hedgehog, often referred to under the name of ‘Sonic06‘, is the tale of humanity’s transition from a traditionally subsistent society to industrialization and the consequential alienation for those who refuse to adapt with the times. Read more here…