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Gaming Obscura: Pulseman

Companies like Game Freak are often widely known for their single greatest achievement. After all, players often associate a successful game franchise to a singular developer; Elder Scrolls by…

December 3, 2019 | 01:00 EST

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Gaming Obscura: Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland

Goosebumps was an incredible thing for ‘90s kids. Now, 25 years later, the children’s horror anthology is still growing. While the original series ended in 1997, the Goosebumps franchise has expanded…

October 15, 2018 | 02:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Trespasser

The Jurassic Park franchise has a love/hate relationship with its video game tie-ins. From fantastic park builders and arcade shooters to the lesser known barcode collector and DVD board game,…

July 12, 2018 | 01:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Koala Lumpur: Journey to the Edge

It’s 1998. My uncle has just handed me a wrapped package roughly the size of an encyclopedia. Beneath the shiny red paper is a cardboard box depicting a roadkill koala. Inside the box is Koala Lumpur…

May 22, 2018 | 02:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura - SOS

In 1997, the movie Titanic was a cultural phenomenon, raking in massive box office numbers, record breaking award nominations, and shedding light on one of the more tragic moments in world history,…

September 1, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Warlocked

A real-time strategy game is usually a genre that thrived only on the PC. Console versions of RTS titles, from Command and Conquer to Halo Wars always struggled to maintain an audience. The PC showed…

March 2, 2017 | 01:00 EST

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Gaming Obscura: Binary Domain

When it comes to obscure games, it is rare to discuss a title that is a recent hidden gem. In the past we have discussed some recent titles, such as Stranglehold and Deadly Creatures, but today's…

February 16, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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Gaming Obscura: Mr. Gimmick

Mr. Gimmick is a game as impressive as it is rare. It was only released in Japan and Scandinavia for some reason, in very limited quantities. There was originally a U.S. release planned but it never…

December 1, 2016 | 09:00 EST

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Horror Gaming Obscura - Siren: Blood Curse

What game comes to mind when you hear "things go from bad to worse when you hear the sound of a siren"? If you said Siren, then congratulations! You cheated and looked at the title of this article!…

October 26, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Horror Gaming Obscura: The Path

When a video game takes us to an imaginative world, it is often a selling point of the experience. Countless games do this with epic space battles, spell-slinging wizards dueling, and powerful…

October 24, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Freedom Fighters

Alternative history is often a fun way to create a new world with little effort, proposing a butterfly effect to historical events that in turn provide a new perspective of our world view as well.…

October 12, 2016 | 09:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Alien Breed

The movie Alien is a major touchstone in popular cultureùa landmark horror movie with a sci-fi aesthetic. It brought to us the horrors of space in a way never shown before, the claustrophobia, the…

October 3, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura - Berserk: Millennium Falcon

In case you couldn't tell, a good chunk of us at TechRaptor is rather ecstatic for Koei Tecmo's upcoming Berserk Musou, a hack and slash in the vein of Dynasty Warriors set in the grimdark fantasy…

July 7, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura - Splatterhouse

The 90s and hyperviolent media go together like peanutbutter and jelly. From Frank Miller’s absurdly bloody comic books to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s continued box office domination, everywhere you’d…

May 13, 2016 | 09:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Ninja Baseball Bat Man

Just imagine, if you will, that you are a baseball bat wielding Ninja fighting hordes of living baseballs, catcher's mitts, mafia dogs, and playing cards across the United States to collect golden…

May 3, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: MorphX

You ever wonder why some games become obscure? Maybe we can blame lack of promotion or visibility at times, or simply not having iconic characters to help in sales or publicity. Of course, it’s…

April 23, 2016 | 09:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: MonsterMMORPG

With the announcement of Pokémon Sun and Moon, I figure we should treat ourselves to a game that similar in style and presentation, albeit tangentially for this article. Over the years there have…

March 11, 2016 | 01:00 EST

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Gaming Obscura: John Woo's Stranglehold

  Those who are fans of Hong Kong action cinema likely know director John Woo. Famous for his “gun-ballet” movies filled with tons of action, Mexican standoffs, and slow motion cinematography, many…

February 12, 2016 | 01:00 EST

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Gaming Obscura: The Punisher

Frank Castle has not had an easy life. He fought in 'Nam, and his reward upon returning home was the death of his wife and children at the hands of the mob. On that fateful day in Central Park, Frank…

January 30, 2016 | 09:00 EST

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Gaming Obscura: Omikron: The Nomad Soul

Man, cancer sucks lately. The recent deaths of many beloved celebrities and rock musicians has been devastating for fans all over the world. Last month, we mourned the loss of Lemmy with the…

January 22, 2016 | 01:00 EST

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Gaming Obscura: Motörhead

For those who may not know, the front man for the Heavy Metal band Motörhead, Lemmy Kilmister, passed away on December 28th after being stricken with cancer. Lemmy, for all intents and purposes, is…

December 31, 2015 | 01:00 EST

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Horror Gaming Obscura: Sweet Home

Any discussion about survival horror as a genre of course pays homage to some of the first horror games ever made. Titles such as Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and the granddaddy of them all, Alone in…

October 31, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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Horror Gaming Obscura: Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is a psychological horror game that messes with you on a whole different level. This game was developed by Silicon Knights, a game dev studio founded in 1992 that …

October 27, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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Horror Gaming Obscura: Nosferatu

When it comes to stereotypical horror icons, vampires seem to be a major staple. From movies to television, we see vampires portrayed as tragic, devilish, childish or even sparkly, depending on the…

October 24, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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Horror Gaming Obscura: The Dark Eye

When it comes to the masters of Horror in literature, there is perhaps no name that stands out better than Edgar Allen Poe. The quintessential choice for early gothic horror and the father of the…

October 20, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Herzog Zwei

One of the sad truths about video games is that it is hard for some games to just simply be noticed. A lot of factors play into this, from their date of release, the genre they are categorized into,…

September 24, 2015 | 11:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Backbreaker

With football season almost upon us, now is the time a large population of gamers decide to come out of their caves to plop $60.00 down for the latest version of Madden. The ever popular sports sim…

August 27, 2015 | 10:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Teleroboxer

When a game is released on a failed console system, it is destined to become obscure no matter what you do. As we saw with Doshin the Giant, there is a chance that a game can break through to a wider…

August 14, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Crusader of Centy

Man, do I love role-playing games. RPGs tend to be the marquee games for pretty much any system, fetching quality prices five, ten, even twenty years down the line in most cases on the secondary…

July 30, 2015 | 12:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Stacked with Daniel Negreanu

For those who may not know, the World Series of Poker just wrapped up its six week summer of poker action. Every summer the WSOP provides some of the most exciting action for poker players around the…

July 16, 2015 | 12:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Heart of the Alien

  Many of you are possibly familiar with Another World, also known as Out of This World. A cinematic platforming game from the creative mind of Éric Chahi, the game was a smash hit, known for its…

July 2, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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Gaming Obscura: Nightmare Busters

  In 1997, the video game Frogger was released on multiple platforms for the day for the first time since 1981. While high end graphical versions, at the time at least, were given a lukewarm…

June 19, 2015 | 01:00 EDT