Final Fantasy XIV A Decade's Journey Logo at Isetan

Final Fantasy XIV 'A Decade's Journey' Event Had Some of the Coolest FFXIV Merchandise

Square Enix and the Japanese luxury department store Isetan are hosting a really cool Final Fantasy XIV collaboration event in Shinjuku, one of the beating hearts of Tokyo's shopping.  The event,…

October 1, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

The desolate Colander spaceship in Starfield.

Starfield Is This Year's Most Surprising Horror Game

The lead-in to Starfield's release date was filled with anticipation and excitement from those looking forward to see if Bethesda could pull off what they had been promising for so long: an engaging…

September 30, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

Cyberpunk 2077 with several thugs feeding a cat who's physics can't quite get into the bowl

All the Biggest Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 Features

In its continuing efforts to rebuild Cyberpunk 2077 from its poor launch reputation, CD Projekt RED has released the enormous Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 update ahead of the Phantom Liberty DLC release. This…

September 23, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Jusant, showcasing the games logo, and the main character walking towards a rocky pillar that goes off-screen.

Jusant Interview - Sea-less Oceans, Moebius, & Hope

2023 is shaping up to be Don't Nod's year, with a fat handful of games showcasing a new direction for the studio. Starting in June with Harmony: The Fall of Reverie, the warm reception received is…

September 21, 2023 | 10:15 EDT

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The Elder Scrolls Online Interview: Director Discusses Necrom, PS4 & Xbox One Support, PvP, & More

With The Elder Scrolls VI still far away in the future, The Elder Scrolls Online is providing fans of the franchise with their Elder Scrolls fix.  The game has been out for almost ten years (the…

September 9, 2023 | 12:18 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

Eritte of the Charmed Apple sitting, holding her cursed apple with the owrds Magic: The Gathering Arena in the top left and Wilds of Eldraine in the top right

Exploring Wilds of Eldraine Limited Best Archetypes and Commons

Commander Masters released a few weeks ago, so in the world of modern Magic: The Gathering that means it is time for another set release. Wilds of Eldraine is here to take that spot, with the pre-…

September 5, 2023 | 09:37 EDT

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Blue Protocol Interview - Amazon Discusses Localization, Monetization, & Representing Western Voices

Bandai Namco's new MMORPG Blue Protocol is already out in Japan, but Western players will have to wait a bit longer as Amazon Games works on the localization. Many may wonder about the philosophy…

September 5, 2023 | 12:48 EDT

An in-game screenshot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009), showcasing side character Soap MacTavish on the side of a cliff in the middle of a blizzard.

Every Call of Duty Game Ranked From Worst to Best

On October 29th, 2003, the Call of Duty series will be 20 years old, which is mind-blowing to think about. A series which has consistently remained in the upper echelons of media franchises,…

August 28, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Pour One Out for the Worst Armored Core Arena Pilots

I love the Arena. Almost every Armored Core game features an arena or at least a ranking system, and it's a chance to show off some of the best and most interesting pilots in the Armored Core…

August 23, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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Baldur's Gate 3 & The Case for Early Access AAA Games - Low Poly 009

In hindsight, the popularity of Dungeons & Dragons thanks to the booming podcast scene, The Legend of Vox Machina, and the IP's latest film, are all valid explanations for the record smashing…

August 13, 2023 | 08:50 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

GRIS' mother from the video game Gris holds an iPhone in her hand, showcasing the Apple Arcade logo

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

Bloodborne Hunter and Armored Core Mech text reads BLOODBORNE VS ARMORED CORE

Should you play Armored Core VI after Elden Ring? - Low Poly 006

Last year FromSoftware won a record shattering number of Game of the Year awards for Elden Ring, the game that brought the Dark Souls and Bloodborne design philosophy to the wildly popular open world…

August 1, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

Enshrouded Hands-Off Preview - Cover Image Player Character Sitting Next to a Campfire Near a Ruined Tower

Enshrouded Mixes Great Gameplay Into an Epic Adventure

Open-world survival crafting games aren’t exactly uncommon in 2023, making it harder for newer releases to get noticed. Enshrouded is yet another entry in this crowded genre, aiming to carve out its…

July 21, 2023 | 11:27 EDT

John Marston from Red Dead Redemption 2 vs John from Red Dead Redemption, text reads REMAKE VS REMASTER

Defining Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption Remaster - Low Poly 004

Remake, Remaster, Re-release, and now Redemption? The latest rumors swirling around the internet are claiming that a new version of Rockstar's modern classic, Red Dead Redemption is hitting the…

July 7, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

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Psykos and Sludge Launchers: Zane Lofton Talks Slayers X

Plenty of game developers are content with staying in the background, but that is not the case with Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer. The ostentatious title of this boomer…

July 7, 2023 | 11:46 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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Blizzard Builds Sanctuary in a "Much Darker Lens" for Diablo IV

The world of Sanctuary, home to the Diablo series, is vast and full of rich lore. With Diablo IV, we have a huge chunk of the Eastern continent to explore, which is divided into five separate regions…

May 30, 2023 | 12:30 EDT

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Blizzard Plans to Use Player Feedback to Balance Diablo IV

If you've played the Diablo IV beta, chances are you got to try out multiple classes and their different builds. And it's almost certain that some classes felt more powerful than others. While that…

April 25, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

A werewolf creature primed to attack the player character in Diablo IV

Diablo IV's Endgame Is Going to Keep You Captive

The developers at Blizzard are working some devilry behind the scenes, hellbent on keeping you captivated for hours on end. What better way to fuel your desire to play Diablo IV than through loot,…

April 12, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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SNEG Interview: GoG Veterans Discuss Bringing Back Classic D&D Games & More

Many years ago, D&D and RPG fans were treated to many, many classic games from glorious studios like SSI, Westwood, and more. It was the golden age of AD&D 2nd Edition and sub-franchisees…

April 6, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

Star Wars Jedi Survivor Interview

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Interview - Discovering the Philosophies Behind the Fallen Order Sequel

With EA and Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on the horizon, we naturally have a lot of questions. The game is shaping up to be a massive expansion and evolution of the systems and scope we saw in…

April 3, 2023 | 11:05 EDT

Key art for Death From Above, featuring a soldier piloting a drone with the Ukrainian flag next to him.

Death From Above Interview: Director Discusses the Game, Supporting Ukraine, & Propaganda

Earlier this month, publisher Lesser Evil and developer Rockodile Games announced their upcoming game Death from Above. The title places the player in the role of a drone operator belonging to the…

March 30, 2023 | 12:46 EDT

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Best Bachelorettes in My Time at Sandrock

As with any life-sim or farming-sim, My Time at Sandrock has an element of romance. There are several villagers that you can choose to pursue a relationship with over the course of the story, and of…

March 11, 2023 | 12:00 EST

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The Best Bachelors in My Time at Sandrock

As with any farming sim, My Time at Sandrock has a plethora of NPCs for you to romance, toy with, and potentially marry over the course of the game's storyline. And, naturally, that means we have to…

March 11, 2023 | 11:30 EST

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Terra Nil Paints a Hopeful Picture for the Future

 Development studio Free Lives doesn't shy away from the fact that its upcoming title, Terra Nil, is a "reverse city builder." While that is an interesting concept for a game to explore, it's the…

February 23, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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We Asked the New ChatGPT-Powered Bing AI to Review a Game & The AI Went Down a Crazy Rabbit Hole

With both Microsoft's Bing and Google embracing artificial intelligence, many have been wondering how good it is. As a gaming writer, I've obviously been curious about how well the AI can write a…

February 21, 2023 | 11:09 EST

Warhammer ship flying to hive world in Darktide loading screen

Darktide’s Loading Screens Are the Best Part of It

Warhammer 40,000 is one of the most popular tabletop miniature wargames in the world and boasts a rich landscape of background lore that has been a thriving setting for novels, both tabletop and…

January 18, 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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Exploring the Protestant Reformation and History in Pentiment

One of the strongest games of 2022 also happens to have some of the greatest writing: Pentiment, the recipient of TechRaptor's Award for Best Writing in 2022. For history fans such as myself, it's…

January 9, 2023 | 12:30 EST

Close up of Legacy characters Minsc and Jaheira from Baldur's Gate 3's Official Launuch Month Trailer

Who Are Minsc And Jaheira In Baldur's Gate 3?

The announcement of Baldur’s Gate 3’s official release window of August 2023 was an exciting moment at the 2022 Game Awards. In particular, some attention both in the announcement trailer and in the…

December 23, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Forspoken Devs: Ella Balinska 'Resonated With the Character'

Forspoken, releasing January 2023, is Square Enix’s next greatly anticipated RPG. Featuring an open world, magic parkour mechanics, and a bleakly corrupted high-fantasy setting, it’s already shaping…

December 12, 2022 | 09:05 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

A screenshot of Misaki from Mahokenshi

Mahokenshi's Misaki Brings The Fire

Recently, we here at TechRaptor managed to get an early look at Mahokenshi, a deckbuilding strategy game set in a world inspired by Japanese myth. You play as four heroes empowered by the divine…

November 30, 2022 | 03:11 EST

A copy of the book Destiny The Exotic Collection Volume 1

Destiny The Exotic Collection Volume 1 Is A Visual Treat

If you are familiar with the world of Destiny, then you know that every iconic weapon has a story attached. It is one of the ways Bungie's space opera action MMO has helped players feel like they're…

November 24, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Taking a Deep Dive into the Origins of Ocean Drive Studio

If you're a strategy RPG fan, chances are you twiddle your thumbs and wait for the next Fire Emblem to release. Wanting to scratch that itch I deeply needed, I checked out Lost Eidolons last…

November 22, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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To Get Uncle Ben in Marvel Snap, Second Dinner Broke Rules

In 2007 Steve Rogers, better known as Captain America, was shot and killed at the end of the (in?)famous Civil War arc. In 1993 Clark Kent, Superman, met his end in the Death of Superman comic arc.…

November 21, 2022 | 12:00 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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Must-Pick Sleeper Agents in MTG Brother's War Limited

Magic's last premium expansion of 2022 brings players back in time to the legendary Brother's War. Originally depicted in the game's second-ever expansion back in 1994, the tale of Urza and Mishra…

November 11, 2022 | 04:19 EST

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Mahokenshi's Sota Showcases Ninja Tactics

Coming early next year is Mahokenshi, a deckbuilding game set in a fantasy world inspired by Japanese myth. In Mahokenshi, you play as four unique heroes as you navigate a map and complete quests all…

October 31, 2022 | 09:00 EDT

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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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Where Can I Play Silent Hill This October?

Ah, October. In many parts of the U.S. the leaves are turning, the air is getting cooler, people are putting up their Halloween decorations, and survival horror fans are looking for the perfect game…

October 10, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

James Sunderland looking at himself in the mirror in Silent Hill 2

Why the Silent Hill Soundtrack Deserves Much More Credit

More than 20 years after the release of the first game, Silent Hill has captured our thoughts of what a psychological horror game looks and feels like. The tension, uneasiness, gloominess, loneliness…

October 7, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Brilliantly Uses Elements From the Game

It's one thing to retell the narrative of a video game in anime form, but it's an entirely different beast to tell your own story while still retaining the game's vibe. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, a new…

September 15, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Stray Gods Faces Unique Challenges as a First of Its Kind: A Roleplaying Musical

At PAX West 2022, we had the opportunity to see a very early look at Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, as well as talk with Creative Director David Gaider and Liam Esler about the game. We learned…

September 12, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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Justin Roiland Has High Hopes for High on Life

Squanch Games CEO Justin Roiland dared to ask the question, “What if a gun could talk?” His drive to create games he’s always want ed to play led him and the studio to High on Life, their latest…

September 7, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

The main character of Cult of the Lamb about to play Knucklebones with Ratau

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