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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…