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Extraordinary Is in What We Do - A Look at Lara Croft's Character

“A famous explorer once said that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are.” —Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, 2013
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The Best of Play NYC 2018

Play NYC 2018 has passed, and four of us checked it out.
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The Winners and Losers of E3 2018: Microsoft, Sony, Bethesda, and More!

It's that magical time of year again, the week where the biggest companies in the gaming industry start trotting out their best and brightest new p
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Fallout 76's Focus on Multiplayer May Not Be Such a Bad Thing After All

Of all the announcements to come out of E3 2018, one of the more controversial of the bunch is that the next Fallout game, Fallout 76<
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Here's The 8 Best Games We Saw at E3 2018

We saw well over 100 games throughout our time at E3 and whittling that down to just 8 was difficult.
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Predicting E3 2018: Ubisoft

Ubisoft has already had a year worth celebrating.
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Battlefield V's Hollywood Realism: Battlefield Versus Other "Realistic" Games

For the longest time, games with the Battlefield logo slapped on the box art were often considered to be the most realistic FPS multiplaye
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UK Politicians Say Fortnite Harms Children; Forget Role of Parents

The rise of video games in culture and society has inevitably meant that children would get their hands on them.
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Overwatch Season 10: Dealing With Brigitte's Extreme Highs and Lows

About a month ago, Overwatch's latest Hero, Brigitte, was formally introduced into the game.
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Games We'd Like To See On The Genesis Mini

Sega has officially announced another iteration of a mini console ba
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Battlefield Vs Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Who Can Do Battle Royale Better?

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but sometimes it's just good business.
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With Bad Writing, All Things Are Possible: Far Cry 5's Many Narrative Sins

In the beginning, Ubisoft created Hope County, Montana.
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Expectations Vs. Reality: The Ultimate Failure of Sea of Thieves

In a vacuum, Sea of Thieves is an excellent game.
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Super Seducer - Swipe Left

Pick up artists aren't a new thing, and the idea of a shortcut to success scheme isn't either.  Back in 2007 VH1 aired the popular yet controversia
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Almost Left For Dead: A Look At Rainbow Six Siege's Outbreak Mode

When Rainbow Six Siege was first shown off at E3 2014, it seemed like another run of the mill modern day military shooter from Ubisoft, at
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Effort Vs. Effect - Overwatch's Mercy Conundrum and the Impact of Skill

Across most kinds of games, there generally exists some kind of feature that is presumably designed to help ease new players into a game until they
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How Effective Would Hawaii's New Loot Box Law Be?

Hawaii state Representative Chris Lee may be many things, but he certainly is a man of his word when it comes to tackling loot boxes in games.
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8 Things I'd Like To See In Astroneer

I recently previewed the sci-fi sandbox 
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Is Call of Duty: WWII DLC 1 Worth Playing?

In early 2016 the Call of Duty community received one of the greatest zombies maps of all time: "Der Eisendrache." This DLC brought intens
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RIOT - Civil Unrest and the Politics of Our Perspectives

It is almost impossible to escape the modern day grind of sociopolitical analysis these days.
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Most Anticipated Games Of 2018 - Staff Survey

Here at TechRaptor, we're always excited about the latest and greatest in upcoming games.
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Most Anticipated Games Of 2018 - January Reader Gaming Survey

At the beginning of every year, we typically have a good look at what games will be releasing throughout the upcoming 12 months, and every year is
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Overwatch League and the Trial of "Casual" Audiences

From a conceptual standpoint, the Overwatch League is a natural and presumably inevitable progression of Esports as it, like the general d