Erren Van Duine

Staff Writer

About Erren Van Duine

Erren is a newly minted staff writer for TechRaptor whose writing experience stems from years of helming Nova Crystallis – a website dedicated to everything Square Enix media. As both a passionate gamer and writer, Erren stepped into the world of games journalism over ten years ago with plenty of experience to be had with Japanese games and the role-playing genre. Her experience includes reviews, previews, news coverage and interviews with key members of game development teams.

When she’s not writing, Erren takes to the digital pen, working as a freelance illustrator with a special interest in drawing stylized characters.

Articles by Erren Van Duine

Total Articles: 63

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Preview Keyart

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Final Preview - Open World Spectacular

We go hands-on one final time with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - Square Enix's most ambitious open world packed to the brim with adventure and the grander scope of the Final Fantasy VII Remake story.

February 6, 2024 | 07:04 EST

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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 | 07:04 EST

Apex Legends Key Art

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 | 11:00 EST

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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 | 11:00 EST

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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy Review - A Fair Turnabout

In our Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy review, we explain why it bolsters the series for a modern age with clean visuals, plenty of story, and accessibility for newcomers and returning fans alike.

January 24, 2024 | 06:00 EST

Smite 2 Pre-Alpha Screenshot

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 | 09:00 EST

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Smite 2 Preview - The Next Generation of MOBA

We go hands-on with an early build of Smite 2 - Hi-Rez Studios' foray into the next generation of MOBA built for Unreal Engine 5.

January 17, 2024 | 09:00 EST

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Tekken 8 Preview - Punching Above its Weight

We go hands-on with Tekken 8 - a storied sequel with plenty of new mechanics, new visuals and exciting advancements in gameplay that create an inviting environment for both returning players and newcomers alike.

December 12, 2023 | 09:00 EST

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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 | 09:00 EST

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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 | 10:14 EST

GTFO Rundown 8 Preview

GTFO Rundown 8.0 Preview - You're Already Dead

GTFO's story heads to its conclusion with the release of Rundown 8.0. We discover just how difficult it really is in our hands-on preview.

December 7, 2023 | 10:11 EST

Gargoyles Remastered Review

Gargoyles Remastered Review - Running in the 90s

Gargoyles Remastered brings the classic side scroller back to life with a number of modern updates while keeping hold of its 16-bit roots.

October 19, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Preview - Twofold Reunion

We go hands-on with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - an in-depth demo showcase of the ever-evolving Final Fantasy VII Remake series.

September 20, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Starfield Review - An Interstellar Adventure

Our Starfield review tackles Bethesda's latest outing as a brave new IP that sits comfortable in its systems and design philosophies, but not without shortcomings.

August 31, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Baldur's Gate 3 Review

Baldur's Gate 3 Review - A Critical Success

Our Baldur's Gate 3 review takes a look at this year's dark horse and the potential of a Dungeons and Dragons experience realized to its fullest.

August 23, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Expeditions: A Mudrunner Game Announcement Trailer

Expeditions: A Mudrunner Game Announced

Expeditions: A Mudrunner Game is a new exploration experience in development by Saber for release in 2024.

August 22, 2023 | 03:42 EDT

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Preview

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Preview - An Iron-clad Resurrection

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is shaping up to be just as challenging as one might expect from developer FromSoftware, but firmly creates its own identity by branching out in ways beyond what their more traditional catalogue can do.

July 25, 2023 | 11:12 EDT

Star Wars Outlaws Gameplay Showcase

Star Wars Outlaws Offers First Look at Gameplay in Walkthrough Video

Star Wars Outlaws gets a full-length gameplay reveal at Ubisoft Forward showing off protagonist Kay and her companion Nix.

June 12, 2023 | 02:44 EDT

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Gameplay Reveal

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Gets a Gameplay Debut and December 7 Release Date

The curtain rises on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora with a premiere trailer, release date and full gameplay showcase at Ubisoft Forward.

June 12, 2023 | 01:28 EDT

Chimera announced for PC

Base-Building FPS Chimera Announced

Chimera, first person open-world base building game, was just announced at the PC Gaming Show.

June 11, 2023 | 06:30 EDT

Pax Dei

Pax Dei Gameplay Footage Detailed in Developer Diary Video

Pax Dei gets nearly 20 minutes of gameplay and developer interview footage at the PC Gaming Show.

June 11, 2023 | 04:52 EDT

Star Wars Outlaws Announced

Star Wars Outlaws Announced

Ubisoft revealed its new Star Wars project at the Xbox Showcase - Star Wars Outlaws, coming in 2024 for multiple platforms.

June 11, 2023 | 01:24 EDT

John Carpenter's Toxic Commandos Announced

John Carpenter's Toxic Commando Announced

Horror movie legend John Carpenter helms a new 80s inspired co-op shooter, revealed at Summer Game Fest.

June 8, 2023 | 04:20 EDT

Lies of P Preview

Lies of P Preview - The Dark Souls of Classic Literature

We played two chapters of Lies of P and it's shaping up to be one of the more unique take on the Souls-like brand of action gameplay.

June 8, 2023 | 03:55 EDT