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Steam Deck Windows Drivers Are Here

Steam Deck Windows drivers have arrived, finally adding official Windows support to Valve's handheld gaming PC. Unfortunately, you won't yet be able to dual-boot your Deck to either Windows or…

March 10, 2022 | 02:12 EST

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Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem Review

It's fitting that Serious Sam 4 is one of the few games to get a full-fledged expansion in recent times. All of Sam's adventures are nostalgic in nature, and he made his big return right alongside …

January 27, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Zachtronics Announces Visual Novel Eliza About an AI Counselor

Puzzle and programming developer Zachtronics has announced their next project will be a visual novel. Titled Eliza, it stars heroine Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey, who works as a reader for the AI powered…

August 1, 2019 | 01:00 EDT

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Project Witchstone Coming To Xbox One And Playstation 4

Developer Spearhead Games has announced that RPG Project Witchstone will be coming to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. In addition to a previously announced PC release, they will launch in Q2 2020.…

August 1, 2019 | 09:00 EDT

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Indie Horror Game DARQ Gets A Release Date

Indie psychological horror game DARQ now has a release date of August 15, developer Unfold Games has announced. It will launch for Windows on Steam, with Unfold Games stating that releases on…

July 31, 2019 | 09:30 EDT


Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remaster Coming This Year

A remastered version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game has been announced. No specific release date was given, but it will come out this year. The remaster will be released on the Switch, Xbox One,…

May 30, 2019 | 08:00 EDT

Microsoft Bringing Game Pass and First Party Xbox Titles to PC

Microsoft Bringing Game Pass and First Party Xbox Titles to PC

As the hype for E3 escalates, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has an announcement to make and it's directed to PC gamers. We've heard this spiel from Microsoft before, and they have been improving for the…

May 30, 2019 | 12:15 EDT

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343 Industries Posts April Halo: Master Chief Collection Update

Halo series developer 343 Industries has given their April update for their progress on porting the Halo: Master Chief Collection to PC. 343 has not given any launch window updates but says they are…

May 1, 2019 | 12:42 EDT

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Sea of Thieves' Shrouded Spoils Update Sets Sails Today

Grab a grog and traverse the fog in the newest Sea of Thieves update, which is available for free right now. Shrouded Spoils is true to its name, adding new dangers like the fog weather mechanic and…

November 28, 2018 | 08:57 EST

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Dragon Quest XI Showcases Your Hero's Companions

A brand new trailer for the upcoming Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age shows off the games gorgeous looking engine and the group of six companions who will accompany the hero on his journey…

August 4, 2018 | 02:25 EDT

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New Weapons Teased for Destiny 2's Forsaken Expansion

Destiny 2 is getting its third DLC expansion this September, following up on Warmind which released this past May. Forsaken is shaping up to add a large amount of new content to the game, and now the…

July 31, 2018 | 08:41 EDT

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Oculus Changes System Requirements, Windows 10 Now (Partially) Required

Oculus has announced changes to its required and recommended specifications to run the Oculus Rift. The hardware hasn't changed, but Windows 10 is now the only OS that will meet minimum…

June 28, 2018 | 10:13 EDT

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Shining Resonance Refrain Brightens Up the West This Summer

A few weeks after the Australian classification was spotted, Sega confirmed that Shining Resonance Refrain will come West this summer. The classification, as we originally reported, carried a "Mature…

February 21, 2018 | 12:43 EST


Denuvo Acquired By Global Digital Security Firm Irdeto

The infamous anti-piracy and anti-cheat company Denuvo has been purchased by Irdeto. Irdeto is a Dutch company that provides similar security software for a variety of spheres, including “media…

January 23, 2018 | 09:34 EST

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Rumor: Fable to Return, Says Eurogamer

As reported by Eurogamer, a big-budget Fable title is in the works. Microsoft has tasked UK Developer Playground, makers of the Forza Horizon series with the creation of a new Fable, according to…

January 17, 2018 | 04:16 EST

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Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition Announced And Windows Edition Release Date Revealed

Update: Looks like the $19.99 price point for the Royal Edition upgrade was a mistake. The final price point is undetermined. Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition has been announced for Xbox One and…

January 16, 2018 | 06:04 EST

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Intel CPU Processor Design Flaw May Cause Up to 30% Performance Drop

Code red, or in this case, code blue. Earlier this week it was revealed that Intel processor chips dating back to the late 90's have a "fundamental" design flaw, which is described as a "chip-level…

January 5, 2018 | 05:23 EST

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Aperture Labs To Begin Vehicle Testing In Bridge Constructor Portal

This morning Headup Games, the creators of the physics puzzle game Bridge Constructor, have announced that their next product will require them to apply a coat of Aperture paint and to start thinking…

December 6, 2017 | 10:00 EST

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Yomawari: Midnight Shadows Review - Neighborhood Yokai Watch

I have been in love with this series of Nippon Ichi Software's games ever since The Firefly's Diary. While it received mixed reviews, I was captivated by its innovative game design. I anticipated…

November 23, 2017 | 11:00 EST

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Icy: Frostbite Edition Review - A Lukewarm Shoulder

In 2015, one of the first games I reviewed for TechRaptor was Icy, an indie RPG by developer Inner Void. The game was incredibly underwhelming, with convoluted menu and inventory systems, hackneyed…

October 14, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Greedy Guns Review - For The Love Of Gold And Big Guns

Games don't always need a serious attitude. They don't need an end of the world scenario or a life-changing decision being made. Sometimes, what they need is the self-assurance to give a bit of…

October 10, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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SiNKR Review - Hooks, Lines, Maybe Sinkers

Great puzzle games often straddle the razor-thin line between frustration and challenge. They must be just hard enough to make a player pause but not so obtuse that quitting feels like a relief.…

October 6, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Total War: Warhammer 2 Review - Lord of the Vortex

The Warhammer Fantasy setting has been a staple in tabletop gaming since time immemorial. I remember hanging out at the local Games Workshop and getting introduced to the hobby by veterans of the…

October 5, 2017 | 12:00 EDT

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SteamWorld Dig 2 Review - Digging Deeper

There's a lot to love about SteamWorld Dig 2, which manages to take what its predecessor SteamWorld Dig started and really refine it. This process creates an experience that provides hours of…

September 20, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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event[0]'s AI Wrote Itself A New Ending

Gaming is going through an era of procedural generation. Roguelites are all the rage with their computer generated characters, levels, and item placements, but there's one crucial element that a…

July 12, 2017 | 09:40 EDT

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Gorescript Review - Thy Voxel Consumed

At the beginning, there was DOOM. That seminal game birthed a genre, and before they were first person shooters, they were DOOM clones. The category has moved on, expanded, and taken over a large…

July 12, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Picking Your Nemesis For Shadow of War Using Nemesis Forge

Mogg the Driver is an Uruk-hai that just wouldn't die. No matter how many times he was beheaded, burned, or otherwise maimed, Mogg pursued me throughout my playthrough of Middle-earth: Shadow of…

July 7, 2017 | 10:56 EDT

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Tekken 7 Review - Jin Versus The Volcano

When I was little, fighting games were listed alongside Power Rangers and professional wrestling as one of the many forms of media that my mother deemed "too violent" for me. My older cousin had a…

June 11, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit Review - Power to the Commute

My interest in Cities: Skylines was triggered the same way it was for many others: SimCity. This long-awaited return of a legendary franchise was met with excitement from fans of the franchise, but…

May 23, 2017 | 10:30 EDT

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Dawn of Andromeda Review - Hit The Snooze

It's difficult to fully understand what's wrong and what works regarding Dawn of Andromeda. When you start it up, you're greeted with a title screen mimicking every other space-based 4x: a planet and…

May 8, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Diluvion Review - The Ice Must Floe

When you think "post-apocalypse", most people think of a Mad Max-style world of ruin and cutthroat survival. Always searching for your next drink of water, shying away from bandit groups on the side…

May 5, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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Aftercharge Preview - Shocking Developments

One of the many unimportant thoughts that tumble around my head from time to time is how eSports should be a genre rather than a term referencing professional gaming. Even before Rocket League…

April 28, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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There are a lot of games on the market right now that are based upon survival. An offshoot of those games has emerged, with several mods and titles focusing on "last-man-standing" gameplay elements.…

April 28, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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A Rose in the Twilight Review - Creepy, Cute, Captivating

A Rose in the Twilight is the latest by Nippon Ichi Software the developers behind The Firefly Diary and Yomawari: Night Alone. Keeping to their unique, creepy and cute art style, A Rose in the…

April 27, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Immortal Redneck Review - Lon Chaingun Jr.

Roguelites and first-person shooters haven’t really proven to be the greatest mix. Tower of Guns was an early contender, but its giant bullet hell rooms and limited weapon selection never really…

April 24, 2017 | 10:00 EDT

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Windows 10 Is Now On A Six-Month Upgrade Cycle

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be shifting to a six-month cycle for major upgrades to Windows 10, Tom's Hardware reports. The core reason for the stated move is to make it easier for…

April 21, 2017 | 09:05 EDT

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Didgery Review - Spiritual Solitare

Didgery is the definition of a casual puzzle game in many ways. It’s relatively simple, only has two gameplay modes, features no graphical flairs to speak of, and can be mastered in a few minutes.…

April 20, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Flinthook First Impressions - You're A Crook Captain Flinthook

Just about a year ago, I wrote my review of Enter the Gungeon and praised it for living up to my lofty convention expectations. I had assumed that this would be a rare occurrence, but the endless…

April 18, 2017 | 01:00 EDT


Lil Tanks - Quick Thoughts

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. Aliens are looking for a new homeworld after sapping their planet dry. The only solution to their problem? Earth!  The Cuur are the flavor of the month…

April 14, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Aaero Review - Invite Me to the Wedding Next Time

It's common for games to take inspiration from others that make it great in the genre. At some point, I believe Rez and Gitaroo Man got together to have a wedding, even though I wasn't actually there…

April 10, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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The Sexy Brutale Review - Time and Time Again

All things considered, Groundhog Day's cranky Phil Connors had it easy. Sure, he was doomed to repeat the same annoying Groundhog Day again and again, but at least there were no murders, or cults, or…

April 10, 2017 | 12:00 EDT

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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Review - The Grim Adventures of Donovan

Shovel Knight is an anomaly, even by today's standards. Unlike so many before them, Yacht Club Games took disparate parts from the best side scrolling action platformers of the 8-bit era and mashed…

April 7, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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We Happy Few Maidenholm Update Preview

When we last had a look at Compulsion Games' creepy survival game We Happy Few, it was little more than a loose collection of interesting ideas. Of course, the game is still in alpha so it will…

April 5, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Old Time Hockey Review - Roughing It

I think it's fair to say that arcade-style sports games haven't really been a going concern for a while now. While EA and 2K continue to push the limits of accurate simulation, other facets of the…

April 1, 2017 | 09:00 EDT


The Strong Museum Announces 2017 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists

The Strong Museum, New York's interactive museum dedicated to the history of play, has announced the shortlist of finalists to be inducted into their World Video Game Hall of Fame in 2017. The…

March 31, 2017 | 09:30 EDT

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Preview: Spawns for the Spawn God

Bringing mobile ports to PC is a tricky prospect. Mechanics that work on a touchscreen often feel clunky and archaic when you make the switch to keyboard and mouse, and graphical fidelity that looks…

March 25, 2017 | 11:00 EDT


Pictopix Review - A Puzzling Good Time

Are you a fan of Hexcells? Zyne? Pokemon Picross? Good old-fashioned puzzle books? Then you’ll love Pictopix. Pictopix is a quiet, atmospheric puzzle game where you solve Nonogram puzzles (also…

March 24, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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[Updated] Playtonic Games Removes Jon Jafari From Yooka-Laylee

Update 03/23/17: Jon Jafari has posted a public comment concerning the situation with Playtonic, wishing them the best with their upcoming launch of Yooka-Laylee.…

March 23, 2017 | 04:58 EDT