TechRaptor is creating high quality gaming news, reviews, and content.
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TechRaptor is a website built by gamers and techies, for gamers and techies. We cover everything from AAA titles, to iPhones and the latest in tabletop games. We don't care who has the most money behind a title or product, we just try to cover it as objectively as possible. If we enjoyed a game we'll tell you all about it, if it wasn't all that great, we'll let you know that too. We bring you the current gaming news every day, including the stuff other websites may not cover!TechRaptor has a wide and diverse range of contributors, people from all backgrounds, and from countries all over the world. Such a diverse pack means that we have diverse opinions, you’ll side a wide variety of thoughts and opinions from our staff.

What does TechRaptor offer readers that most other sites don’t?

When it comes to news – you’re going to see passion in what our staff writes about in every post, because we’re gamers and techies too, and we truly care about what we’re putting up on the site. From new game releases to industry news about censorship or issues, you can guarantee that you’ll get a well-informed article from a writer who cares about the issue.

Value Added News is our guide – we want to add value to each post whether in providing further information about the topic, context of it, or the writers clearly separated quick take on the story.

When it comes to reviews and editorials – you can guarantee that we’ve taken the time to play the game and research the topic, meaning that you’re going to get well-informed articles and reviews site-wide. We don’t believe in sensationalizing topics or reviews which is why you won’t see clickbait-driven headlines or articles – we want to bring you quality content that you will enjoy reading every time. How we handle reviews can be seen in both our Review Score Policy and Ethics Policy, which run down our approach to reviews – including items like finishing the game before reviewing, embargoes, and how we score reviews.

We want TechRaptor to offer a community that is inviting and welcoming to both new and old readers, fostering open discussion and discourse. To do that, you have to start with quality content, quality staff, and readers who are as passionate about the content as you are. As our Founder said in an interview, “If we share what we’re passionate about with the world, people are going to come and join us.”

Apart from all the news, opinion pieces, and reviews, we also have our regular article segments, including but not limited to:

Weekly Content
  • Raptor 6 – A series we run on Sundays breaking down 6 things in gaming, tech, or tabletop in an informative list format!
  • Tabletop Tuesday – Board Game reviews delivered on a weekly basis!
  • This Week in Wargaming - A weekly look at everything happening in the world of tabletop wargaming.
Featured Content (non-weekly)
  • KekRaptor – Satire series that we run on Sundays
  • Gaming Obscura – We take a look at a game that went unnoticed by most gamers.
  • Playing Roles – A series on anything and everything RPG related.
  • First Person Spotlight – A look a notable First Person Shooters spanning the history of the genre.
  • Bullet Points - Every game has a standout feature that captures a player's imagination, and this series examines those features and why they make the games they appear in memorable.
  • Character Select - Articles that focus on character discussions and dissections.
  • Crowdfunding Spotlight – We pick some of our favorite current Kickstarter projects and let the world know about them.
Video Content
  • Video Reviews – Often a supplement to our written reviews, video reviews offer a second look at bigger titles helmed by our YouTube team.
  • Quick Thoughts - Our series of video impressions of games both big and small. More in-depth than a first impression, these pieces will give readers a look at gameplay that is narrated by one of our editors.
  • Scouting Party – A “Let’s Play” styled video series that takes a look at a variety of games in a lighter format with some off-topic chat included.
Event Coverage
  • E3 – We send a few people to E3 every year to conduct interviews and write up previews, as well as our offsite staff covering conferences and news! We’ve published over 210 articles both of the last 2 years (2016, 2017)!
  • Gen Con – You can guarantee we’ll be visiting the biggest board gaming convention around, conducting interviews, gameplay videos, and more!
  • Indy PopCon, PAX East/West, and more – even more previews, interviews, and coverage!

But where does the money go!?
Staff Pay – We pay our staff by the number of articles they write each month, but would like to pay them more. If our Patreon grows, it opens up the ability for us to pay them even more.
Servers and Services– We pay monthly for our server, and services and plugins to improve the site!
Convention Coverage – Camera equipment, parking, and food. It's expensive!
Savings – We're putting some aside every month for major changes and projects.

Tier Information
Pack Runner ($2.5)– By becoming a Patron at this tier, you’ll have access to TechRaptor with Ad-Free browsing. Simply create an account and link it to your Patreon Account!
Pack Hunter ($5) – By becoming a Patron at this tier, you’ll have access to TechRaptor with Ad-Free browsing as well as discounts from GOG, Green Man Gaming, Direct2Drive, Nutaku, and OnePlay! Simply create an account and link it to your Patreon Account!
Retro Raptor Tier ($50) – By becoming a Patron at this tier, you can select a single game for us to review each month! Plus, you’ll also get Pack Hunter membership!
Hanging with the Pack Leader ($50) – By pledging at this tier, you’ll receive a monthly 30-45 minute video call with our Founder to discuss whatever you want! Plus, you’ll also get Pack Hunter membership!

How To Link Your Patreon Account On TechRaptor:
Step 1: Login to your Membership Account
Step 2: Visit this page: https://techraptor.net/membership-account
Step 3: Link your Patreon using the button!

TechRaptor roars a giant THANK YOU for your support so far! Without you, we wouldn't be the website we are today. If you can't donate, or you just don't want to, no worries, just keep reading and we kindly ask that you turn off adblock, it really does help.
If you want to keep up with all the latest developments, follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/techraptr |

Disclaimer: Developers: we ask that you DO NOT donate to our Patreon and instead concentrate on putting out awesome and creative products and games!
Tiers
Honorary Raptor
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for supporting TechRaptor!
Premium Member Tier
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
By donating at this tier, you'll receive "Pack Hunter" Perks, plus ad-free browsing when you link your account!

Note: Login to your Member Account on TechRaptor and link your Patreon on your profile!

Retro Raptor Tier
$25 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Pick an older title (10+ years) once a month to be reviewed (this is subject to availability and must be previously unreviewed on the site).

Note: Link your Patreon Profile on your TechRaptor Account to get "Pack Hunter" Ad-Free Browsing!
 

Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Raptor Super Gamer Tier
Come game with us on the TechRaptor Twitch stream once a month with a game of your choosing (Schedule and game availability to be worked out).
Jurassic Tier
$50 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
30 minute monthly video/audio chat (Skype or Hangouts) with the site owner Rutledge Daugette. 


You'll also receive Pack Hunter perks, and ad-free browsing when you link your account!

Goals
$52 of $100 per month
It's great to have support from all of our readers! Ultimately, we are here for you and we want to give back in every way we can. Thank you!
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TechRaptor is a website built by gamers and techies, for gamers and techies. We cover everything from AAA titles, to iPhones and the latest in tabletop games. We don't care who has the most money behind a title or product, we just try to cover it as objectively as possible. If we enjoyed a game we'll tell you all about it, if it wasn't all that great, we'll let you know that too. We bring you the current gaming news every day, including the stuff other websites may not cover!TechRaptor has a wide and diverse range of contributors, people from all backgrounds, and from countries all over the world. Such a diverse pack means that we have diverse opinions, you’ll side a wide variety of thoughts and opinions from our staff.

What does TechRaptor offer readers that most other sites don’t?

When it comes to news – you’re going to see passion in what our staff writes about in every post, because we’re gamers and techies too, and we truly care about what we’re putting up on the site. From new game releases to industry news about censorship or issues, you can guarantee that you’ll get a well-informed article from a writer who cares about the issue.

Value Added News is our guide – we want to add value to each post whether in providing further information about the topic, context of it, or the writers clearly separated quick take on the story.

When it comes to reviews and editorials – you can guarantee that we’ve taken the time to play the game and research the topic, meaning that you’re going to get well-informed articles and reviews site-wide. We don’t believe in sensationalizing topics or reviews which is why you won’t see clickbait-driven headlines or articles – we want to bring you quality content that you will enjoy reading every time. How we handle reviews can be seen in both our Review Score Policy and Ethics Policy, which run down our approach to reviews – including items like finishing the game before reviewing, embargoes, and how we score reviews.

We want TechRaptor to offer a community that is inviting and welcoming to both new and old readers, fostering open discussion and discourse. To do that, you have to start with quality content, quality staff, and readers who are as passionate about the content as you are. As our Founder said in an interview, “If we share what we’re passionate about with the world, people are going to come and join us.”

Apart from all the news, opinion pieces, and reviews, we also have our regular article segments, including but not limited to:

Weekly Content
  • Raptor 6 – A series we run on Sundays breaking down 6 things in gaming, tech, or tabletop in an informative list format!
  • Tabletop Tuesday – Board Game reviews delivered on a weekly basis!
  • This Week in Wargaming - A weekly look at everything happening in the world of tabletop wargaming.
Featured Content (non-weekly)
  • KekRaptor – Satire series that we run on Sundays
  • Gaming Obscura – We take a look at a game that went unnoticed by most gamers.
  • Playing Roles – A series on anything and everything RPG related.
  • First Person Spotlight – A look a notable First Person Shooters spanning the history of the genre.
  • Bullet Points - Every game has a standout feature that captures a player's imagination, and this series examines those features and why they make the games they appear in memorable.
  • Character Select - Articles that focus on character discussions and dissections.
  • Crowdfunding Spotlight – We pick some of our favorite current Kickstarter projects and let the world know about them.
Video Content
  • Video Reviews – Often a supplement to our written reviews, video reviews offer a second look at bigger titles helmed by our YouTube team.
  • Quick Thoughts - Our series of video impressions of games both big and small. More in-depth than a first impression, these pieces will give readers a look at gameplay that is narrated by one of our editors.
  • Scouting Party – A “Let’s Play” styled video series that takes a look at a variety of games in a lighter format with some off-topic chat included.
Event Coverage
  • E3 – We send a few people to E3 every year to conduct interviews and write up previews, as well as our offsite staff covering conferences and news! We’ve published over 210 articles both of the last 2 years (2016, 2017)!
  • Gen Con – You can guarantee we’ll be visiting the biggest board gaming convention around, conducting interviews, gameplay videos, and more!
  • Indy PopCon, PAX East/West, and more – even more previews, interviews, and coverage!

But where does the money go!?
Staff Pay – We pay our staff by the number of articles they write each month, but would like to pay them more. If our Patreon grows, it opens up the ability for us to pay them even more.
Servers and Services– We pay monthly for our server, and services and plugins to improve the site!
Convention Coverage – Camera equipment, parking, and food. It's expensive!
Savings – We're putting some aside every month for major changes and projects.

Tier Information
Pack Runner ($2.5)– By becoming a Patron at this tier, you’ll have access to TechRaptor with Ad-Free browsing. Simply create an account and link it to your Patreon Account!
Pack Hunter ($5) – By becoming a Patron at this tier, you’ll have access to TechRaptor with Ad-Free browsing as well as discounts from GOG, Green Man Gaming, Direct2Drive, Nutaku, and OnePlay! Simply create an account and link it to your Patreon Account!
Retro Raptor Tier ($50) – By becoming a Patron at this tier, you can select a single game for us to review each month! Plus, you’ll also get Pack Hunter membership!
Hanging with the Pack Leader ($50) – By pledging at this tier, you’ll receive a monthly 30-45 minute video call with our Founder to discuss whatever you want! Plus, you’ll also get Pack Hunter membership!

How To Link Your Patreon Account On TechRaptor:
Step 1: Login to your Membership Account
Step 2: Visit this page: https://techraptor.net/membership-account
Step 3: Link your Patreon using the button!

TechRaptor roars a giant THANK YOU for your support so far! Without you, we wouldn't be the website we are today. If you can't donate, or you just don't want to, no worries, just keep reading and we kindly ask that you turn off adblock, it really does help.
If you want to keep up with all the latest developments, follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/techraptr |

Disclaimer: Developers: we ask that you DO NOT donate to our Patreon and instead concentrate on putting out awesome and creative products and games!

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Tiers
Honorary Raptor
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for supporting TechRaptor!
Premium Member Tier
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
By donating at this tier, you'll receive "Pack Hunter" Perks, plus ad-free browsing when you link your account!

Note: Login to your Member Account on TechRaptor and link your Patreon on your profile!

Retro Raptor Tier
$25 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Pick an older title (10+ years) once a month to be reviewed (this is subject to availability and must be previously unreviewed on the site).

Note: Link your Patreon Profile on your TechRaptor Account to get "Pack Hunter" Ad-Free Browsing!
 

Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Raptor Super Gamer Tier
Come game with us on the TechRaptor Twitch stream once a month with a game of your choosing (Schedule and game availability to be worked out).
Jurassic Tier
$50 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
30 minute monthly video/audio chat (Skype or Hangouts) with the site owner Rutledge Daugette. 


You'll also receive Pack Hunter perks, and ad-free browsing when you link your account!