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Skyrim's Books: A Hidden Gem of Lore and Flavor | Bullet Points

Books tend to be a subject that is scholarly, or nerdy - but they play an important role in the real world. In Skyrim, players will find hundreds of different books to open, read, and explore deeper…

October 20, 2023 | 08:41 EDT

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Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Interview - Producer Discusses Story, Sticking to Turns, & More

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince will soon bring back the beloved portable Dragon Quest sub-series with a returning and rather popular protagonist. Not only is it coming to the west, which is a…

October 9, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Jackbox Games: 10 Years of Laughing, Quipping, and Fibbing

The widely beloved Jackbox Party Pack series has become an icon in the gaming space, carving out a niche for itself unlike any other. It’s a video game with the energy of a tabletop gathering, and it…

September 8, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Robert Scarpinito from TechRaptor interviews Chris King, the lead developer of 30XX.

How FTL’s Developer Inspired 30XX's Fusion Mechanic

Inspired by games like Mega Man X, 30XX features two wildly different characters with interesting sets of powers. One of them, Nina, can fuse different boss powers together to create more than 60…

August 8, 2023 | 12:25 EDT

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The Best Apple Arcade Games

Just like both Xbox and PlayStation have subscription services that offer games, Apple has its own for all of its devices. The Apple Arcade has a ton of games to play and enjoy, and there are plenty…

August 1, 2023 | 12:50 EDT

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Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Interview with Rika Hoshina: A Love Letter to Life & More

Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life has made its way to consoles and PC, and the remake of the 2004 farming sim is a well-developed, faithful rendition of its predecessor. The original A Wonderful…

July 5, 2023 | 10:28 EDT

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Tears of the Kingdom Turns Glitches Into Gameplay

How do you follow up a game that is considered by many to be the greatest game ever made? How is it even possible, and how does Tears of the Kingdom do it so well? The answer is remarkably simple:…

May 22, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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How Fuse Solved Breath of the Wild’s Weapon Durability Problem

I always dreaded when my last reliable weapon started to flash red in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I knew the good times were almost over, and I prayed that Link’s bottomless…

May 21, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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Replay, Revise & Reinvent: How Pokémon Nuzlockers Adapt to New Releases

At this point, most any Pokemon fan worth their salt knows what a Nuzlocke is. Growing from a gimmick established in a comic made by Nick Franco in 2010, the playstyle has evolved and led to the…

February 10, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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How Stardew Valley Could Have Impacted Story of Seasons

Stardew Valley turned the gaming community upside down when it was released in 2016, especially the farming sim community. According to the game's press page, the indie hit has sold over 20 million…

January 14, 2023 | 12:00 EST

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The Underappreciated Achievements in the Breath of the Wild Soundtrack

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild soundtrack is jaw-droppingly, brain-meltingly impressive. Of all the stunning and industry-changing heights that Nintendo reached with this game, from the…

December 28, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Sets of Skills Mod Gives Skyrim Some Class

Ever since Skyrim was released (for the first time) back in 2011, the decision made by Bethesda Game Studios to remove classes from character creation has been a contentious one. Evidence of this can…

December 11, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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How Jackbox Games Helped Me Combat Loneliness During Lockdown

I'll be honest, the past two and a half years have not been my favorite. Some amazing things have happened for sure, but as a person who gathers much of my mental health energy from in-person events…

November 18, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Everything We Noticed in the New Resident Evil 4 Remake Trailer

During the Resident Evil showcase on Thursday, Capcom dropped a brand-new Resident Evil 4 remake gameplay trailer and a slightly shorter RE4 story trailer. These trailers got the internet…

October 24, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Exploring the World of Fakemon

What makes Pokemon so enduring? Many can point to the billions of merch sold per year, or the frankly well-produced games, video shorts, and more as leaving a massive footprint in pop culture. The…

October 14, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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How to Play Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones in Real Life

Cult of the Lamb released last week and has become a popular game across social media. In it you take up the lead to run a cult as the last Sacrificial Lamb. You get to name a cult, defeat demonic…

August 30, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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The Best Legend of Zelda Games

The Legend of Zelda series has entranced gamers since its NES beginnings. The level of detail Nintendo adds to the world, in addition to the masterful puzzle design keeps players coming back time and…

August 19, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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The Best Super Mario Games

The Super Mario series has been with us for almost four decades, and since that time, we've seen our favorite plumber jump through castles, galaxies, and many, many different biomes across the years…

August 12, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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The Best Platformers on Xbox Game Pass

The Best Platformers on Xbox Game Pass is not a headline you probably thought you'd see a decade ago. The brand is known for its first-person shooters and racing games, and both Nintendo and Sony…

August 11, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Ranking All the Fire Emblem Avatars

Lords and Ladies usually take the spotlight as main characters for Fire Emblem games, with notable examples being the iconic Prince Marth and, more recently, the trio from Three Houses: Edelgard,…

August 8, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Leaks Roundup

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are the first big step into the ninth generation of Pokemon. With the previous three entries, Sword/Shield, Arceus, and Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, all being wildly…

July 22, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Top 7 PlayStation Plus Premium Metroidvanias

PlayStation Plus Premium has a wealth of excellent Metroidvania titles under its umbrella, from the critically acclaimed Hollow Knight to the crowdfunded Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Here are…

July 13, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

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Best Final Fantasy 7 Remake Mods for PC

Now that Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade has hacked into the Steam community, players are thrilled to be able to play their favorite title on PC. Fans of the Final Fantasy franchise were thrilled…

July 8, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Top 7 PlayStation Plus Premium Fighting Games

PlayStation Plus Premium is filled with all sorts of video games, from platformers to shooters, and fighters are a part of the party as well. There are some major titles like Mortal Kombat 11 and …

June 29, 2022 | 12:30 EDT

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Behind the Early Advance Wars Copy: An Interview With Rachael Adamson

Celebrity can come fast, especially when it is through random chance. That is the case for Rachael Adamson, a young woman living in the United Kingdom who found herself an instant celebrity because…

April 16, 2022 | 02:42 EDT

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Klonoa is Coming Back – Here’s Why Fans are Excited

Compared to the likes of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC, the announcement of Klonoa: Phantasy Reverie Series at the recent Nintendo Direct was probably little more than a blip…

February 28, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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The History of Fire Emblem Part 4: A New Beginning

Welcome to the final part of this four-part series on the history of Fire Emblem. With a half-dozen titles celebrating milestone anniversaries this spring, we at TechRaptor will elucidate on how the…

February 24, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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The History of Fire Emblem Part 3: Flickering Embers

Welcome to the third part of this four-part series on the history of Fire Emblem. With a half-dozen titles celebrating milestone anniversaries this spring, we at TechRaptor will elucidate on how the…

February 23, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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The History of Fire Emblem Part 2: Going International

Welcome to the second part of a celebration of Fire Emblem! With a half-dozen titles celebrating milestone anniversaries this spring, we at TechRaptor will elucidate on how the series has developed…

February 22, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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The History of Fire Emblem Part 1: Origins in Japan

Fire Emblem has grown to be one of Nintendo’s best sellers. Once a rather humble turn-based tactics game, it’s grown from an unknown entity outside of Japan to a flagship Nintendo franchise. But, how…

February 21, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Dying Light 2's Side Quests Are Easily Forgettable

When you have an open world, the main challenge is to fill it with things and activities to bring it to life. Dying Light had the city of Harran and Dying Light 2 stepped it up with the larger city…

February 15, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus Proves The Pokemon Multiverse Exists

Pokemon Legends: Arceus has been a massive success for Game Freak. For tons of fans, Arceus is considered a breath of fresh air for the now 25-year-old franchise in terms of its mechanics. Yet, one…

February 9, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Decisions In Dying Light 2 Make No Difference

At its core, the Dying Light games are about trying to survive in a world overrun with zombies and relying on parkour movement to get around. While the first game had a story revolving around…

February 7, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Could You Survive The Dying Light 2 Virus?

We’re all guilty of discussing, planning, and imagining ourselves in an apocalyptic situation. Usually, we give ourselves main character syndrome, where we overcome the many feats which cause the…

February 5, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Bad Timing: The Dying Light 2 Immunity Mechanic Is Pointless

Techland's Dying Light, released in 2015, was a huge parkour-zombie-survival hit that still holds up today. It received an expansion called The Following, but officially became part of a series with…

February 4, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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7 Indie Monster Taming Games Like Pokemon

The release of Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX is such a nostalgic slice of '90s pop culture it's almost impossible not to love it. It also represents something else that has been gaining popularity as…

December 10, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Dragon Ball: The Breakers – 10 Villains That Should Be Playable

The Dragon Ball franchise has a long, long history of video games, dating all the way back to the '80s when the original manga was still running. While it has a varied history, most of its more…

November 24, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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15 Hidden Features in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC

There's a lot in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update and Happy Home Paradise DLC to yell in excitement about. Whether it's the long-awaited arrival of Brewster or the addition of moss, there…

November 15, 2021 | 12:30 EST

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How to Get Back Into Animal Crossing: New Horizons

So you just got the Happy Home Paradise DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You’ve squashed all the cockroaches in your house, talked to all your villagers after abandoning them for months, and…

November 13, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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What is Skyrim Anniversary Edition and Will It Disrupt Mods?

On the Nov. 11, Bethesda will celebrate 10 years of its megahit The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by releasing Skyrim Anniversary Edition for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.  What's inside…

November 8, 2021 | 12:00 EST

Haunted Pokedex

Top 10 Creepiest Pokedex Entries in Pokemon

Pokemon may at first glance appear to be a playful and colorful world for players of all ages to escape into, but when you begin to peel back the layers of these games, you begin to uncover something…

October 31, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Why Sora in Smash Bros. is More Important than You Think

It’s finally happening. The last DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been revealed: Sora from Kingdom Hearts is finally in the game, and most importantly, he’s shaken hands with Mario.…

October 21, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

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Metroid Dread: How Nintendo Gets Horror Right

The newest Nintendo Metroid game to be released on Nintendo Switch, Metroid Dread, has quickly become more than just something to tide fans over while we wait for the Metroid Prime 4 trailer and…

October 18, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

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Here's What a Great Ace Attorney Investigations Spin-off Could Look Like

It’s hard to imagine, given the sheer ecstasy with which Ace Attorney fans responded to the news that both Great Ace Attorney games would release in the West, but neither of them are believed to have…

October 12, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Ten Years Later, Dark Souls' First Half Is Still Unmatched

Love it or loathe it (and there are plenty who do), Dark Souls is undeniably one of the most influential games of the last decade. Whether it's the "git gud" meme, the "X is the Dark Souls of Y"…

September 22, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Forgotten City

The Forgotten City Redefines the Video Game Moral Compass

If you knew someone who was dying from a sickness, how far would you go to save her life? A merchant just around the corner has the life-saving medicine, but he’s asking for an absurd, nearly…

August 4, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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How Pokemon Unite Compares to Other MOBAs

Pokemon Unite is the new kid on the block, offering exciting new gameplay for free on Nintendo Switch, and it’s coming out on mobile later this year. It is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena that most…

July 24, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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7 Characters We Want in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

In an unexpected announcement this week, Ludosity announced it is coming out with what is basically a Nickelodeon version of Super Smash Bros. featuring a plethora of classic and modern Nicktoon…

July 21, 2021 | 11:00 EDT