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The Year of Pokemon – Generation VI

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content The Year of Pokemon continues here at TechRaptor, celebrating 25 years of the monster-collecting franchise with a look back at the games one generation at a time. Last week, we looked at Generation V. So let’s dive into the details of Generation VI, development of the games, the new batch of Pokemon, and the future. On Oct. 13, 2013, two adult men drove over to GameStop after class, giddy with anticipation. My roommate and I had both not played a Pokemon game since Generation…

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Magic The Gathering And Dungeons & Dragons Each Had Best Year Ever

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content In a recent earnings call, Hasbro announced one of the best years financially for both the Magic the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons brands. The success of these brands, and other historic Hasbro-owned brands, provided the company with a 15% increase in gaming revenue compared with last year, despite the ongoing pandemic situation.  A Big Year For Both Magic the Gathering And Dungeons & Dragons  Magic The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons led a stellar year for Hasbro, with both brands increasing in revenue gained across multiple markets as both had record years. Magic managed…

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Axe of the Blood God: The RPG Year in Review 2020

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content About the Podcast USgamer’s official RPG podcast features Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford as they explore WRPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, tabletop RPGs, and all the best in the wonderful world of roleplaying games. Explore more episodes in our podcast archive. The year is nearly finished, which means that it’s time to recap all the news and releases that defined RPGs in 2020 [download link here]! Nadia and I pick our favorite RPGs of the year, from Yakuza: Like a Dragon to Final Fantasy…

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Niche Gamer’s Games of the Year 2020; Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Hades, and Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content The Niche Gamer selection for Game- or rather Games of the Year 2020 are Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Hades, and Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition. As explained in our Community Game of the Year poll and our Game of the Year 2019, our choice was all the more difficult from not just the wide selection of games, but the fact each fit into criteria that would make it unfair to compare against others. After creating our Indie Game of the Year category last…

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USG Game of the Year 2020: Hades Isn’t Just About Escaping Home, But Rebuilding It

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Death is not an obstacle in Hades. When I was starting out, death certainly felt like failure. I’d miss a dodge or get caught by an errant backswing and the rebellious son Zagreus would collapse to the ground, only to rise back up again, greeted by another unspoken “I told you so” glance from his father. I’ve had ships explode in FTL, clipped a spike in Spelunky, and lost on rough draws in Slay the Spire. The draw is the repetition; with…

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2020 TechRaptor Awards – Game of the Year

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Some years, it’s pretty clear which game or two is going to take Game of the Year from most award shows and outlets. This year, while not clear to us immediately, one game separated itself from the pack as more on staff played it. That does not mean it did not have stiff competition, as we saw some amazing games, including the swansongs of the last generation.  Here’s all the nominees for our Game of the Year (and check this link for…

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Mass Impact Trilogy Remaster Reportedly Set for Subsequent 12 months, With out Multiplayer

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Acquired a information tip? Is there one thing you suppose we must be reporting on? E-mail news@usgamer.net. The long-rumored Mass Impact remaster has resurfaced right now. It appears like the gathering will not be making it inside the calendar 12 months, however the the explanation why are fairly comprehensible. VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, who’s been reporting on the rumored remaster for some time, wrote today that whereas Digital Arts initially deliberate for an October 2020 announcement and launch for the Mass Impact remaster,…

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Sekiro Will get a Boss Rush Mode and On-line Messaging Later This Yr

Received a information tip? Is there one thing you suppose we ought to be reporting on? E-mail news@usgamer.net. If Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice wasn’t laborious sufficient for you as is, then FromSoftware has excellent news for you. A particular replace for Sekiro is due out later this yr on October 29, and can add a particular boss rush mode to the brutal motion sport. FromSoftware introduced the information in a special “thank you” message to followers of the sport earlier in the present day. “Rematch beforehand defeated bosses in single…

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Frostpoint Is a New Multiplayer VR Shooter from inXile, Coming Later This 12 months

Acquired a information tip? Is there one thing you assume we ought to be reporting on? E-mail news@usgamer.net. Followers of inXile Leisure have been eagerly awaiting its subsequent RPG, Wasteland 3, for years now. Within the time for the reason that sequel was first introduced, inXile was acquired by Xbox Recreation Studios. For a while, the studio has additionally had one other very totally different post-apocalyptic undertaking being developed in secret: a team-based multiplayer VR shooter set in Antarctica, with help for 20-player matches. That undertaking is Frostpoint VR: Proving…

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A PlayStation 5 Menu Characteristic Teased Final Yr Appears to Have a New Identify

Received a information tip? Is there one thing you assume we ought to be reporting on? E-mail news@usgamer.net. Again and again for the reason that PlayStation 5’s specs have been revealed earlier this yr, we have heard lots about how briskly the console is. The concept of sooner or virtually non-existent loading instances inside video games has been one of many large promoting factors, however right now it appears like a slick, fast-load menu function that Sony’s Mark Cerny teased final yr has an official identify now. “Actions,” in response…

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