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Below, you'll find all of our latest articles we've written about different topics in gaming and tabletop! There's a lot we cover these days, from features about the hottest games, to opinion articles about hot topics in gaming, and interviews with game developers from around the industry as well!

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Interview - Discussing the Philosophy of Improving Upon a Remake Sequel

We chat with the developers behind Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, touching on topics such as design philosophies, user feedback, and what it takes to re-imagine one of the most famous games of all time.

February 6, 2024

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Apex Legends: Breakout Celebrates Five Years in the Latest Major Update

Apex Legends prepares to drop a wealth of content for its fifth anniversary, including the launch of season 20, "Breakout," on February 13.

February 5, 2024

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Apex Legends Interview - Discussing Anniversaries, Player Expectations, and Collaborations

We chat with the developers behind Apex Legends to find out how they're feeling about the game's 5th anniversary and recent collaborations, like Final Fantasy VII.

February 5, 2024

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MTG Commander Deep Clue Sea Review and Improvements

Our Deep Clue Sea Review and Improvements guide helps you know whether you should buy the preconstructed deck, and what to add to improve it

February 2, 2024

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Top 10 Threats in Finster's Monster-Matic Cookbook

With the release of Finster's Monster-Matic Cookbook, dozens of new Threats have been added to the Essence20 RPG system. Here is our list of the top 10 from the book.

January 29, 2024

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GTA Online's Success Undermines GTA 6's Relationship With Political Satire

Rockstar Games is no stranger to political commentary, but will their messaging in GTA 6 have the same effect now that they're no longer as infamous?

January 27, 2024

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Exclusive MTG Murders at Karlov Manor Spoilers (Card Reveals)

Murders at Karlov Manor is coming soon and TechRaptor can exclusively reveal two of the new cards you might find in booster packs soon

January 22, 2024

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Why First-Person Indiana Jones Is a Mistake

First-person Indiana Jones is a mistake. Machine games making Indiana Jones and the Great Circle a first-person game will make players miss out.

January 20, 2024

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Robert Scarpinito's Top 10 Games of 2023

It's been a wild ride with lots of ups and lots of downs. Sifting through a mountain of gems, here's Robert's top 10 games of 2023.

January 19, 2024

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Andrew Otton's Best Games of 2023

TechRaptor's Editor in Chief Andrew Otton talks his favorite games from 2023, the year with seemingly endless great games.

January 19, 2024

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Robert N. Adams' Top 10 Games of 2023

Robert N. Adams breaks down his top 10 games released in 2023—a year that saw tremendous ups and downs for the gaming industry.

January 19, 2024

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Samuel Guglielmo's Top 10 of 2023

TechRaptor Reviews Editor Samuel Guglielmo gives his top 10 of the year. Also he draws each game in MS Paint which is weird we asked him not to please stop him.

January 19, 2024

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Samiee "Gutterpunk" Tee's Top 5 Games of 2023

In the wake of 2023 being an absolute scorcher of a year for the quality of video games, Samiee "Gutterpunk" Tee walks through some of the underground indie hits that warrant a conversation all the same.

January 19, 2024

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Rutledge Daugette's Top 10 Games of 2023

In a tumultuous year, we've had a ton of new releases. Rutledge breaks down his personal top 10 games for the 2023 year.

January 19, 2024

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Anson Chan's Top 5 Games of 2023

Anson has written for TechRaptor since 2016, and as far as he's concerned, games are one of the greatest forms of artistic expression to date. Here are his top 5 games of 2023.

January 19, 2024

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Tyler Chancey's Top 10 Games of 2023

2023 was a year of great sequels, fantastic horror, and face-melting action. Here are Tyler Chancey's personal top 10 games of 2023.

January 19, 2024

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Don Parsons' Top Games of 2023

We're talking about our favorite games of 2023, and in this list, Don Parsons shares his favorite games from small games you never heard of to one of the best games ever!

January 19, 2024

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Austin's Top 10 Games of 2023

Staff Writer Austin Suther goes over his top 10 games of 2023. Number one might just surprise you!

January 19, 2024

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Smite 2 Interview - The Challenges & Excitement of Developing a True Sequel

We chat with the developers behind Smite 2 about the announcement, excitement, and challenge of building something new while maintaining the core Smite feel.

January 18, 2024

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Zac Oyama Talks Fantasy High Junior Year, Gorgug's Development, and How Elmville Is Like Springfield

Zac Oyama talks with TechRaptor about Fantasy High Junior Year as well as the history of Gorgug and the series in this interview.

January 10, 2024

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Ally Beardsley Talks Fantasy High Junior Year And How Kristen Has Changed Between Seasons

Ally Beardsley sat down and spoke with us about how Kristen is going in her newly found 'Bloke Mode' and how chaos continues in Fantasy High Junior Year.

January 10, 2024

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Final Fantasy XIV Orchestra Concert 2023 in London Was a Majestic, Emotional Celebration

Right on the tail of Final Fantasy XIV's London Fan Festival, Square Enix hosted the latest "Eorzean Symphony" orchestra concert dedicated to the game. 

December 20, 2023

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From Hype to Ruins: The Day Before's 4-Day Demise

The Day Before was an overnight sensation for all the wrong reasons. But who was responsible for the game, and how did things go so horribly wrong?

December 15, 2023

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Tekken 8 Interview - Discussing Story, Gameplay, and Approaching New Players

We chat with the developers behind Tekken 8 to deep dive into its all-new gameplay mechanics and status as the longest ongoing narrative in a video game.

December 12, 2023

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The TechRaptor Tabletop Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Incredible, approachable gifting options make our TechRaptor Tabletop Holiday Gift Guide your essential go-to source this winter season.

December 9, 2023

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10 Chambers' Den of Wolves Pushes the Heist Game Genre to New Heights

10 Chambers' newly announced Den of Wolves takes us through its concepts of a deep world inspired by late-stage capitalism, corporate espionage and sci-fi intrigue framed in a four player co-op package.

December 7, 2023

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Aabria Iyengar Discusses Burrow's End Finale, Dice Telling A Story, And What Happens To Lucas

We had a chance to sit down with Aabria to discuss the Dimension 20: Burrows End Finale and to talk about the series highlights, themes, and characters

December 6, 2023

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Matthew Mercer Talks Upping Your GM Game, Power of Conventions, and More

Our brand new Matthew Mercer Interview covers GM tips, attending conventions incognito, and the projects he's excited about in 2024

December 1, 2023

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Dungeon Dudes Talk Dungeons of Drakkenheim on D&D Beyond, What To Expect, And D&DBeyond Third-Party Support

We spoke with Dungeon Dudes, Monty Martin and Kelly McLaughlin, about their experience having Dungeons of Drakkenheim releasing on D&D Beyond and WOTC continued Third-Party push

November 30, 2023

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Ghostfire Gaming Creative Content Director Ben Byrne Discusses D&D Beyond, Lairs of Etharis, and Monster Hunter-like Features

We got to talk with Ben Byrne about Ghostfire Gaming adventures coming to D&D Beyond, what might be in store for the future, and Lairs of Etharis' Monster Hunter-like systems.

November 30, 2023

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Acquisitions Incorporated Season 2 Highlights and PAX Unplugged Finale With Jerry Holkins

We spoke to player and founding member of Acquisitions Incorporated, Jerry Holkins, about the latest season, story twists, and the future of the franchise.

November 29, 2023

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Discussing Acquisitions Incorporated Origins With Jerry Holkins

Acquisitions Incorporated is Actual Play history as a D&D podcast that began in 2008 that is continuing to fill theaters and fans homes with wild TTRPG content.

November 29, 2023

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Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien Interview - The Return of a Visual Novel Legend Via Steam

TechRaptor interviews Kouji Morimoto, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien Redevelopment Project Team Leader, about the return of the beloved visual novel to Steam.

November 29, 2023

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Final Fantasy XIV London Fan Festival Was an Epic Celebration of One of Gaming's Best Communities

At the end of October, Square Enix hosted the second Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival of the current cycle in London, and it was a celebration for the ages.

November 28, 2023

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Best Tabletop Games And Accessories To Pick Up This Cyber Monday 2023

Our Black Friday Tabletop rundown has everything you need to know about saving money on board games, wargaming, CCG's and more!

November 27, 2023

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Nintendo Black Friday Deals: Prepare to Be Swept Away by These Incredible Savings!

Our Nintendo Black Friday deals page will give you the latest deals this holiday season, weather you're after software or hardware.

November 22, 2023

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Talking Digital TTRPG Tools, Candela Obscura's and Demiplane's Future with CEO Peter Romenesko

We sat down with Demiplane CEO Peter Romenesko to discuss Demiplane, what players can expect using these tools, and what they have in store for the future.

November 22, 2023

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Gamers Rejoice! GOG Black Friday Deals Slash Prices Up to 90%

Our GoG Black Friday Deals page will give you a list of the best offers being made available from PC-gaming's favorite retro-focused store.

November 22, 2023

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Hidden Gems: Don't Skip Spider-Man 2's Side Missions

Don't skip Spider-Man 2's side missions, which have some of the best content in the PS5 exclusive. Get to know New York and its boroughs in Spider-Man 2.

November 16, 2023

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This Coffee-Table Book Covers Six Decades of Video Game Horror

A quick look at Bitmap Books' latest video game genre compendium release, From Ants to Zombies: Six Decades of Video Game Horror, and what this book offers.

November 14, 2023

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Ned Donovan And Brian David Judkins Talk About Encounter Party, D&D, And The Journey From Podcast To TV

We got to talk with Ned Donovan, Executive Producer and Player, and Brian David Judkins, Producer and Dungeon Master, of Encounter Party on D&D Adventures.

November 10, 2023

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We talk D&D and Food with Heroes Feast hosts Chef Mike and Sujata Day

We got to speak with Chef Mike and Sujata Day to discuss D&D and food, what we can expect from Heroes Feast, and what their ultimate D&D snack is!

November 10, 2023

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Project Mugen Interview - Producer Explains Why The Open-World RPG is an 'Unprecedented Experience'

In TechRaptor's Project Mugen interview, you'll read more about NetEase's upcoming open-world RPG, which remains shrouded in plenty of mystery.

November 8, 2023

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MTG Creator Richard Garfield, Justin Gary Discuss SolForge Fusion Digital Kickstarter And Expansion

We had a chance to sit down and talk with Justin Gary and Richard Garfield about SolForge Fusion Digital and new mechanics for The Last Winter expansion.

November 2, 2023

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Backwards RPG Interview: Growing a Horror Series

Recently, we sat down with the developers of Backwards RPG about their recent Kickstarter campaign, and the joys and challenges of growing a horror series.

October 28, 2023

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Director: Zack Isn't the Only Spinoff Character in the Game

In Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Zack will be a key figure, but more spinoff appearances are planned according to game director Naoki Hamaguchi.

October 27, 2023

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If You Skip Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways, You're Doing Yourself a Disservice

The Separate Ways DLC is the best part of Resident Evil 4. It introduces amazing new weapons and great game mechanics as well.

October 23, 2023

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Doctor Who Commander: Deep Lore Only True Whovians Would Notice

The Doctor Who Commander decks are here for MTG, and our lifelong love of the series prepared us for this moment - to clue you into all the deepest lore!

October 22, 2023

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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Ending Explained, What To Expect From Spider-Man 3?

The Marvel's Spider-Man 2 ending sets up a LOT of things that we can look forward to in Marvel's Spider-Man 3, we took a look at what breadcrumbs were left

October 20, 2023

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

The Books of Skyrim add flavor to a world already rich with lore, offering bite-sized looks into history, as well as fun and racy topics you can find hidden on bookshelves.

October 20, 2023

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Dragon's Dogma 2 Interview - Developers Discuss Capcom's Highly Anticipated Sequel

In TechRaptor's Dragon's Dogma 2 interview, director Hideaki Itsuno and producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi share juicy details about the new game.

October 18, 2023