Our Story

TechRaptor is committed to helping people get the most out of their games, both physical and digital. As your source for quality news, reviews, and articles in Gaming and Tabletop, we're here to help keep you both up to date and informed, while satisfying your ravenous appetite for gaming.

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

When it comes to news – you’re going to see the passion in what our staff writes about in every post, because we’re gamers and techies too, which means that 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 and every post whether in providing further information about the topic, the context of it, or the writer's 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 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."


How did TechRaptor get started?

In March of 2013, our Founder Rutledge Daugette bought some shared hosting and a domain name in the hopes of creating a new site that would stand out from the rest, wanting to build TechRaptor into a site that would stand for quality gaming journalism. Since then, we've had 10's of millions of people visiting the site, and have a staff of around 50 writers (and Freelancers!) that share content daily with our readers.

Over the last 8+ years, we've learned a lot about creating content, and becoming a better outlet. We've tripped more times than we can count, but we always seek to improve and become a better place that lifts up the industry as well as posts content highlighting awesome games. We're not perfect, and we're always seeking to improve.

What does TechRaptor Do Beyond Content?

We believe that when you have a platform, a voice, and the eyes of millions - what you do beyond just your content matters. Which is why we aim to do good, and support great causes, putting both our platform and our profit behind them. In 2025 we plan to give 5-10% of our profit back to charitable causes, and we've started with a monthly donation to Safe In Our World, a charity dedicated to Mental Health.

We'll continue in 2022 and beyond, to find more great causes that we can make an impact on, and we'll share stories and blog posts about those that we're working with and donating to. In a 2021 interview, Rutledge stated: "I hope to be a positive voice for change in the industry, not only when it comes to treating others well, giving back to the community, but also just being positive and taking care of your people"


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