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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

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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 | 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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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 12:00 EST

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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 | 09:00 EST

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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 | 09:00 EST

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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 | 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

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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 | 09:00 EST

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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 | 09:00 EST

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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 | 02:07 EST

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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 | 08:35 EST

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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 | 09:00 EST

A picture showcasing the front cover of From Ants to Zombies, with a glowing ceramic pumpkin and skeleton diorama sitting on each side, against a soft grey backdrop.

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 | 04:30 EST

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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 | 08:00 EST

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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 | 09:00 EDT

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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 | 05:05 EDT

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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 | 08:41 EDT

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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 | 09:00 EDT

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Rusty Rabbit Interview: The New Game by the Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica Creator

TechRaptor's Rusty Rabbit interview explores the inspirations behind NetEase's new game for PS5 and PC and the partnership with famous writer Gen Urobuchi.

October 17, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Interview - Producer Discusses Story, Sticking to Turns, & More

In TechRaptor's Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Interview, the producer discusses the story, the protagonist, the decision to stick to turn-based gameplay, and more.

October 9, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Roman Sands RE:Build Features STPeach & Satirizes Live-Service Games

Twitch streamer STPeach voices a character in Roman Sands RE:Build, but that’s far from the only interesting thing about this game.

October 2, 2023 | 02:32 EDT

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

Square Enix and the Japanese department store Isetan are hosting a really cool Final Fantasy XIV event in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

October 1, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Starfield Is This Year's Most Surprising Horror Game

Starfield is this year's most surprising horror game. The Starfield Colander ship and other surprises make this an incredible horror experience.

September 30, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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All the Biggest Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 Features

Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 is out with a lot of changes to the game, and here are the biggest changes you need to know before going back to Night City.

September 23, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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The Story Behind LUCID, the ‘World’s First Celestoidvania’

Solo developer Eric Manahan just launched his LUCID Kickstarter, a game that he calls the world's first Celestoidvania. Here's how he came up with the idea.

September 22, 2023 | 12:00 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

In this Jusant interview, we speak with Don't Nod to discuss some of its inspirations, what players will face, and what the game means for Don't Nod.

September 21, 2023 | 10:15 EDT

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 Interview - Jorg Neumann on The Future of The Ambitious Franchise

In this Microsoft Flight Simulator interview, Jorg Neumann discusses Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, which is "by far the biggest and most ambitious" simulator ever made.

September 18, 2023 | 04:09 EDT

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Zenless Zone Zero Interview: New Beta, Inspiration, and Differences With Genshin & Honkai

In this Zenless Zone Zero Interview, producer Zhenyu Li discusses the upcoming action RPG by the developer of Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail.

September 12, 2023 | 02:16 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 holding the fort. Here's Techraptor's interview with director Matt Firor.

September 9, 2023 | 12:18 EDT

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Jackbox Games: 10 Years of Laughing, Quipping, and Fibbing

Ahead of Jackbox Party Pack 10, we caught up with the hilarious minds behind the studio to chat about the past 10 years and see what's next.

September 8, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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

TechRaptor interviews Blue Protocol franchise lead Mike Zadorojny from Amazon Games about the global version, its localization, monetization, and more.

September 5, 2023 | 12:48 EDT

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Every Call of Duty Game Ranked From Worst to Best

With Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (the II) on the horizon, we took the time to list every Call of Duty game ranked from worst to best.

August 28, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Pour One Out for the Worst Armored Core Arena Pilots

With the Armored Core Arena returning, we take a look at some of the worst pilots throughout the series. I love these losers.

August 23, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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

Up until recently, Baldur's Gate 3 may have been flying under your radar but now its taken social media by storm. If they can, why can't others?

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

30XX's fusion mechanic, which gives players more than 60 different powers, was inspired by a conversation with FTL developer Justin Ma.

August 8, 2023 | 12:25 EDT

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Perfecting the Next Gen Nintendo Switch 2 2024? - Low Poly 008

After many wrong rumors, it feels like the Nintendo Switch 2 is closer than ever. Here's how to avoid another Wii U level FLOP.

August 5, 2023 | 08:29 EDT

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Top 10 Weird PS2 Games You've Forgotten About

The PS2 was home to thousands of games so naturally you may have forgotten about some of the ones that weren't viewed as classics. Here are 10 of the weirdest PS2 games.

August 4, 2023 | 09:36 EDT

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The Best Apple Arcade Games

There are a lot of great games on iOS devices, especially on the Apple Arcade. These are the best of the best Apple Arcade games.

August 1, 2023 | 12:50 EDT

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Will Marvel's Spider-Man 2 on PS5 be a 10/10? - Low Poly 007

Marvel's Spider-Man is a beloved PS4 game, but it didn't reach all timer status. Will the upcoming sequel go beyond expectations?

August 1, 2023 | 09:01 EDT

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

FromSoftware's next game, Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon drops next month, yet Elden Ring fans haven't hopped on the hype yet. Why?

August 1, 2023 | 09:00 EDT