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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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Final Fantasy XVI Interview: Naoki Yoshida Discusses Creating a More Mature Final Fantasy & More

With the release of Final Fantasy XVI right around the corner, I flew to London to play the game, which is certainly different from previous titles of the familiar franchise in a few key ways.  My…

May 22, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Sony's Live Service Games Won't Just Be Fortnite or Destiny Clones

PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst has laid out his vision for Sony's upcoming live service offerings in a new interview. The executive says that although these games will have live service…

May 1, 2023 | 11:05 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

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Interview - iniBuilds CEO Discusses the Work of the Prominent Developer

Third-party developers are extremely important in keeping the content of a product like Microsoft Flight Simulator fresh and vital. Aviation is such a wide topic that simulating every existing…

April 22, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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B. Dave Walters Talks Murder Mystery Writing For Foul Play

Foul Play is a new interactive murder mystery show debuting on April 21 that allows viewers to solve the mystery and identify a murderer. Each character has been provided a back story and possible…

April 19, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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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

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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

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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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Project MBR Interview: Lunar, Grandia, & Gungriffon Veteran Yoichi Miyaji Discusses New Mecha Game

Recently, Sieg Games announced the upcoming multiplayer mecha game Project MBR, also launching a Kickstarter campaign to support its development.  The game is created by veteran developers led by …

March 15, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Microsoft Flight Simulator Antonov an-225 Interview

Microsoft Flight Simulator Antonov An-225 Interview: the Revival of the "Mriya" & More

A few days ago, Microsoft released the Antonov An-225 "Mriya" add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator, bringing back the massive aircraft destroyed during the initial phase of the war in Ukraine.  The…

March 8, 2023 | 10:00 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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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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N64-Inspired Cavern of Dreams Aims to 'Stand Alongside' the Classics

You might just mistake it as Nintendo 64 game you glossed over two decades ago, but Cavern of Dreams is, in fact, a brand-new title. Taking a guise similar to that of the console's greatest 3D…

February 2, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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My Time At Sandrock Devs Discuss Multiplayer Future And More

The My Time at Sandrock multiplayer public test closes in a couple of days, and Pathea Games has stepped forward to answer a few questions about the feature from the community. These include what…

January 18, 2023 | 09:27 EST

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Konami Wants Your Silent Hill Pitches

If you're a developer and you've got an idea for a Silent Hill game, then Konami wants to hear from you. In a new interview, series producer Motoi Okamoto says he's willing to hear "every" pitch that…

January 16, 2023 | 10:27 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

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What the Ending of God of War Ragnarok Means for the God of War Cookbook 

Over the years, video games have expanded beyond software; now players can experience their favorite titles by collecting figurines, vinyl soundtracks, and even official Lego® models. Perhaps one of…

December 15, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Danielle Bisutti’s Life Lessons from God of War Ragnarok

Danielle Bisutti walked into her first table read for God of War in 2014 knowing only that she had a part in a video game. She soon learned she’d be working on the series as Freya, and the game would…

November 22, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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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

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Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman Talk Humor and Bringing Monkey Island Forward 30 Years

This September 19, Return to Monkey Island releases and will be the first time original director Ron Gilbert and designer Dave Grossman helm up a new project in the series since 1991. There have been…

September 8, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Resident Evil 7 Was Almost A Live Service Game

Resident Evil 7 was apparently almost a live-service game with microtransactions and online multiplayer functionality, according to executive producer Jun Takeuchi. These elements were ultimately…

August 23, 2022 | 10:18 EDT

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Pentiment Promises Murder, Mystery, and Art History

There’s no doubt that Obsidian has a lot on its plates at the moment. After the success of The Outer Worlds, the Early Access launch of Grounded, and the impending release of Avowed and The Outer…

August 24, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Learning Deceive Inc. Spycraft with Sweet Bandits

There are a lot of spy games out there, but Deceive Inc. brings all the action and chaos of espionage to the surface. While there is a covert element to it, the game is built in a way where both…

July 27, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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An Interview with Emma Larkins about Heartcatchers

I met a lot of wonderful people at Playcrafting's Fall Expo. One of the first people I spoke with—the first person I saw through the door, in fact—was a lovely woman named Emma Larkins. Emma was…

December 17, 2015 | 09:00 EST

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A Chat With Jack Poon of Creative Cove Games

I attended Playcrafting's Fall Expo and got to meet a lot of really cool people. One of those people was Jack Poon of Creative Cove Games. He was showing off the prototype of a board game called The…

November 4, 2015 | 01:00 EST

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Flick 'Em Up Interview & Demo - GenCon 2015

Before you ask, yes, I know. It's a bit late. We do our best to get content out on a regular basis, but there was a lot to go through at this point. Thankfully, we got some skilled editing hands to…

October 10, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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Interview with Stephen Chenaul on Mythos

One of the interesting things about being here at TechRaptor is the opportunities that can occasionally arise. As someone who loves pen and paper RPGs, when our tabletop editor mentioned that the CEO…

August 15, 2015 | 02:00 EDT

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A Chat with Norman Hunter about Warehouse 51 - Gen Con 2015

Have you ever wanted to collect ancient artifacts with wondrous properties? Well then, as one of a few multimillionaires from around the world, you have the opportunity to bid on artifacts from the…

August 15, 2015 | 12:31 EDT

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Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot Interview - Gen Con 2015

If you are a fan of fun, happiness and rolling dice you are probably going to enjoy Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot, designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek and published by Portal Games. During our yearly…

August 12, 2015 | 04:00 EDT

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Mistfall Interview and Gameplay - GenCon 2015

As is becoming more common in the board game industry Mistfall, designed by Błażej Kubacki, was brought to life via a very successful Kickstarter campaign in March of of 2015. Mistfall smashed its…

August 12, 2015 | 02:00 EDT

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The Undercity Interview and Demo - GenCon 2015

Back in February Privateer Press announced that they were working on a fully cooperative, campaign driven game set in the Iron Kingdoms universe entitled The Undercity. The wait for the game is…

August 11, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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An Interview with Jamey Stegmaier on Scythe - Gen Con 2015

At Gen Con we have the chance to sit down and talk with many people about the games they are working on and creating. One of those people was Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier games, the designer of…

August 1, 2015 | 11:00 EDT

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Interview with Shanna Germain on No Thank You, Evil!

No Thank You, Evil! is the latest kickstarter project by Monte Cook Games, their fourth to be precise. They’ve had successes in the past with Numenera, The Strange, and the Numenera box set, but…

June 15, 2015 | 11:06 EDT

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An interview on Accessibility with 64 Oz. Games

64 Oz. Games is a company run by Richard and Emily Gibbs that focuses on making blind and vision impaired accessibility kits for board and card games. While their original products were the result of…

March 27, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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An Interview with John Cadice on Tentacle Bento

Since TechRaptor began exploring the world of tabletop gaming, I've been diving in myself when a fast-paced card game based on being a tentacle monster at a Tokyo University caught my eye. I reached…

February 16, 2015 | 09:00 EST

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An Interview with Shane Small of Exploding Kittens

As the Kickstarter for card game Exploding Kittens reaches over $5million raised for the project, the most backed Kickstarter of all time makes tabletop cards mainstream with over 130,000 investors.…

February 3, 2015 | 10:00 EST

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Interview with Eugene Ivanov

This past week, after finding out about Indie GameDev Greenlight group on Facebook I decided to follow up on it to get more information on that and to discuss Greenlight with someone who was clearly…

November 9, 2014 | 09:00 EST

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Gale Force Nine's John Kovaleski at Gen Con 2014

Gale Force Nine has made a name for themselves by making games from material others might be afraid to tackle. At Gencon 2014 we got to sit down with CEO and founder of Gale Force Nine, John…

August 26, 2014 | 09:00 EDT

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FFG's Anton Torres at Gen Con 2014

GenCon is a huge source of news for just about everyone involved in the gaming industry. Industry titan Fantasy Flight Games is no exception to this and they had plenty to share. This year, we were…

August 19, 2014 | 01:30 EDT