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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.
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A Look Back at the RPGs of 2017 - An Improved Initiative

If 2017 can be remembered for one thing, it is the growing dominance of role-playing games within the video game market.
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Time For A Checkup - A Look Back At the State of Overwatch

One of the most defining key aspects of modern gaming is the ability for developers to release an update for a game at virtually any time that they
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Time For A Checkup - The State of Rainbow Six Siege Heading Into 2018

On paper, Rainbow Six Siege sounds like an average to below average game that would fizzle out after a couple months for a whole host of r
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The Shooters of 2017 - From Destiny to Wolfenstein, What Flopped and What Flew?

Of all the genres that exist for games, one can argue that none have wider appeal than shooters, especially those of the first person variety.
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Danganronpa V3 - Overlooked Games of 2017

With so many excellent games coming out in 2017, games that would have been a huge success in other years got swept under the rug. Danganronpa<
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The Dark Side Of Letting Politicians Regulate Games Like Star Wars Battlefront 2

With all the controversy that Star Wars Battlefront 2 stirred up, it was only a matter of time before the powers that be took notice.
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Can EA Salvage The Star Wars Battlefront 2 Fiasco Through Compromise?

It should be no secret by now that Star Wars Battlefront 2 has been on the receiving end of
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Wild West Exodus Armoured Justice Theme Posse Unboxing

Today, after too long a wait thanks to real life concerns so rudely taking up too much of my hobby time and money, we can finally take a look at on