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Robert Scarpinito

Features Editor

Joined TechRaptor: October 2017

About Robert Scarpinito

Robert Scarpinito is the Features Editor of TechRaptor. With a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the Ohio State University, sharing compelling stories is at the core of what he loves. Whether it's an engaging narrative in a video game or a powerful tale in the industry, he's always looking for the next story to enjoy.

Robert started working at TechRaptor in October 2017, working his way up from staff writer to part of the editorial team. His writing has covered a spectrum including news, interviews, reviews, and features, and he currently works on the weekly TechRaptor Podcast alongside CEO & Founder Rutledge Daugette, Editor in Chief Andrew Otton, and Senior Content Manager Andrew Stretch.

By day, Robert works as a copywriter in the fashion industry. Though his major interests lie in cooking, music, and all things gaming, he's always open to learning about what makes other people excited. When he's not working on TechRaptor, you can find him experimenting with cocktails, listening to podcasts, or doing something we all love: enjoying a video game.

Articles by Robert Scarpinito

Total Articles: 230

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

Nina shoots a charged buster shot that forks around the screen in 30XX

30XX Review - Great Xpectations

If you've been looking for a Mega Man X fix, 30XX just might be your answer. Find out whether it scratches the itch in our 30XX review.

August 8, 2023 | 11:25 EDT

Leroy Smith taunts his opponent during his intro scene in Tekken 8.

Tekken 8 Preview – Bringing the Heat

Tekken has always reveled in the drama between knuckles and jawbones, and the Tekken 8 preview period shows a promising vision of the series' future.

August 2, 2023 | 10:05 EDT

Carvain, one of the major characters in Blue Protocol, readies his spear against enemies

Blue Protocol Preview - Tales of Online??

In June 2023, we got to preview Blue Protocol at Summer Game Fest. It's the latest MMO published by Amazon in the west and is developed by Bandai Namco.

July 25, 2023 | 09:44 EDT

Clive looking conflicted in Final Fantasy XVI

The Problem With Clive Rosfield in Final Fantasy XVI

Final Fantasy XVI has a lot to say about prejudice and the human condition, but Clive is so ridiculously cool that he undermines its early central themes.

June 29, 2023 | 11:10 EDT

A picture brought to life in Viewfinder

Viewfinder Preview

It’s not every day you run into a first-person puzzle game that frames things in a new way – and Viewfinder does that in the most literal sense.

June 19, 2023 | 10:35 EDT

The key art for Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior

Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior Preview

Lysfanga may look like an action game, but it's a far more cerebral, tactical puzzle game underneath the surface -- and we can't wait to see more.

June 17, 2023 | 11:45 EDT

the key art for Fae Farm

Fae Farm Preview

Fae Farm is joining the party as the latest farming sim on the block, but it puts quality-of-life upgrades front and center.

June 16, 2023 | 01:58 EDT

A party in Remnant 2 exploring a stage

Remnant II Preview

If you've been looking for a tough-as-nails third-person shooter to play with some friends, Remnant II is almost here to give you a run for your money.

June 16, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

The kitty looking toward the camera in Little Kitty, Big City

Little Kitty, Big City Preview

While the setup is all about getting back home, the real goal in Little Kitty, Big City is all about being a curious cat who’s exploring the world.

June 15, 2023 | 03:40 EDT

A Monster Hunter standing in front of a roaring Rathalos.

Monster Hunter Now Preview

We had the chance to play Monster Hunter Now at #SummerGameFest, where we learned the game is everyone's new addiction at Niantic. And we can understand why.

June 12, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Key Art featuring Cloud and Zack

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Preview

Looking to relive the classic JRPG? Check out our preview to see if Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis will be the fix you're looking for before Rebirth.

June 11, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy flying through the air in Sonic Superstars.

Sonic Superstars Preview

If you've been waiting for a sequel to Sonic Mania, Sonic Superstars could be your next best bet. Check out our Sonic Superstars preview to find out more.

June 11, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Mileena and Kitana from Mortal Kombat 1 clash in a cutscene

Mortal Kombat 1 Preview

As part of the Summer Game Fest Play Days event, we had the chance to play Mortal Kombat 1. It is as over the top as you want it to be, with the kameo characters adding in more mayhem.

June 10, 2023 | 01:37 EDT

Dee Jay dancing in his character introduction in Street Fighter 6 World Tour mode.

Street Fighter 6 Review

Looking to jump into the deep world of fighting games? Read our Street Fighter 6 review to see if it's the right game for you.

May 30, 2023 | 03:05 EDT

Link Skydiving in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

How Fuse Solved Breath of the Wild’s Weapon Durability Problem

In Breath of the Wild, a broken weapon presents a problem. In Tears of the Kingdom, a broken weapon presents infinite possibilities thanks to Fuse.

May 21, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Cloud readying his sword in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

‘A New World’ Concert Intimately Celebrates Final Fantasy Music

A New World: Intimate Music From Final Fantasy is a live celebration of Final Fantasy music played by a smaller chamber ensemble.

March 27, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Muspelheim as seen in Ragnarock on the PSVR2

Ragnarock Review

If you’ve been missing Rock Band drums, this game might be your new fix. Read our Ragnarock review for PSVR 2 to find out.

February 28, 2023 | 10:00 EST

Hi-Fi Rush Review Key Art

Hi-Fi Rush Review

Curious about the surprise Xbox first-party game of 2023? In our Hi-Fi Rush review, we go into whether its rhythmic action lands on beat or misses the mark?

February 13, 2023 | 12:47 EST

Kratos and Tyr clasping hands with the God of War: The Official Cookbook of the Nine Realms cover art in the background

What the Ending of God of War Ragnarok Means for the God of War Cookbook 

Over the years, video games have expanded beyond software; now players can experience their favorite games by collecting figurines, vinyl soundtracks, and even official Lego® models. Perhaps one of the more interesting real-world collectibles, however, are video game cookbooks, like the recently released God of War cookbook. 

December 15, 2022 | 12:00 EST

Bayonetta posing in the air in Bayonetta 3

Bayonetta 3 Review

While Bayonetta 3 has a few pain points when it comes to its overall graphical presentation, PlatinumGames delivers an absolutely bombastic, high-octane, over-the-top knockout of an action game.

November 1, 2022 | 01:30 EDT

Key art for Asterigos: Curse of the Stars featuring the protagonist, Hilda

Asterigos: Curse of the Stars Review

In our Asterigos: Curse of the Stars review, we take a look at the debut action RPG from Acme Gamestudio. Does it live up to its Soulslike inspirations?

October 11, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

Asterigos Curse of the Stars Preview

Asterigos: Curse of the Stars Has Flashy, Stylish Action

In our Asterigos: Curse of the Stars preview, we played roughly 10 hours of gameplay. There's a lot of potential thanks to its combat and protagonist.

October 3, 2022 | 01:36 EDT

The key art for Bayonetta 3

Bayonetta 3 Feels Bigger, Faster, and Better Than Ever

We got our hands on the Bayonetta 3 preview demo, and so far, it’s shaping up to be game full of stylish, over-the-top action.

September 14, 2022 | 09:00 EDT