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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
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SteamWatch - A Steam Retrospective

Valve's Steam platform has been able to successfully stand as one of the pioneers of PC gaming ever since its launch in 2003., presenting itself as
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6 Upcoming Exciting Tabletop Games

2018 is going to see some huge new releases in the world of tabletop gaming, as well as some incredible releases and updates for already establishe
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Top 10 Games at PAX South 2018

Tackling a convention as a one-man show is never ideal. There are always too many games to see and not enough time to see them.
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Beyond Eververse: Destiny 2's Mighty Blow to Bungie's Reputation

There is little doubt that the vast majority of AAA game releases in 2017 were haunted by the specter of microtransactions.
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2017 Was A Magical Year for Nintendo

Two years ago, I would have said that Nintendo was in a spot of trouble.
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2017: The Hair-Raising Resurgence of Horror Games

I never like to call a genre dead or dying.
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Yomawari: Midnight Shadows - Overlooked Games of 2017

Following the critical success of the original game Yomawari: A Night Alone, and the hype surrounding the announcement of a sequel, I expe
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A Look Back at the Fighting Games of 2017 - Between Rounds

Out of all genres that one can do a “year in review” for the hardest to probably discuss would be fighting games.