Andrew Otton

Andrew Otton

Editor in Chief

Joined TechRaptor: February 2014

About Andrew Otton

Andrew is the Editor in Chief at TechRaptor. Conned into a love of gaming by Nintendo at a young age, Andrew has been chasing the dragon spawned by Super Mario World ever since, seeking out similar endorphin explosions he associates with holding a controller.

While working towards completing a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Portland, Andrew's interest in writing started to mingle with other hobbies. Andrew has been covering games since 2011, writing news, reviews, and odd opinion pieces all the wehile. Eventually, his path led him to TechRaptor in February of 2014, where he began as a Staff Writer and eventually became Editor in Chief, the title he still holds today.

At one point in time being Editor in Chief at TechRaptor meant editing, reviewing, and scheduling every article, except news, published on the site. Thankfully, TechRaptor has been beyond fortunate enough to find amazing staff, editors, and managers to give each section the attention it deserves. He is continually astounded by the people he has come to know and what they've accomplished both at TechRaptor and places they've moved on to. The people in games -- those that write about them and those that make them -- are the most rewarding part of the job.

Less about the minutiae of the day to day, Andrew's role as Editor in Chief has evolved into being more managerial and he spends a lot of time thinking about the future of TechRaptor. TechRaptor continues to grow and he can't wait to see what more the team can accomplish as our audience and resources expand.

Aside from gaming, Andrew is an avid reader, watches too many movies, and stares longingly at the purple Kool-Aid's promise of a sweet release from life (the pact is on hold currently) as a Minnesota Vikings fan.

Articles by Andrew Otton

Total Articles: 593

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Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Preview

I had nearly an hour with Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty at Summer Game Fest Play Days, and it left me wanting more.

June 11, 2023 | 03:00 EDT

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Alan Wake II = Resident Evil + True Detective + Twin Peaks

We saw an extended gameplay demo of Alan Wake II at #SummerGameFest, where we learned to channel our inner Pepe Silvia to solve a murder.

June 11, 2023 | 11:45 EDT

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Foamstars Preview

Are you a kid now or are a Foamstar now? We had a chance to play Foamstars at Summer Game Fest and we're here to answer just how similar it is to Splatoon.

June 11, 2023 | 11:15 EDT

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The Last Clockwinder Review

The Last Clockwinder is a simple puzzle game that uses the power of VR brilliantly. This is a no-brainer for anyone that owns VR.

March 12, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Metroid Prime Remastered Announced and Available Today

At today's Nintendo Direct, they not only announced Metroid Prime Remastered but have released it digitally today. Physical versions come out February 22nd.

February 8, 2023 | 05:51 EST

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Sindri’s Story Perfectly Embodies God of War Ragnarok’s Major Themes

God of War Ragnarok's story is full of great character writing. Sindri stands out in particular as the perfect example for many of the game's major themes.

December 2, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Danielle Bisutti’s Life Lessons from God of War Ragnarok

We talked to Danielle Bisutti about Freya, the character she portrays in the God of War series, and the many life lessons found in God of War Ragnarok.

November 22, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Stray Gods Faces Unique Challenges as a First of Its Kind: A Roleplaying Musical

We learned a lot about how Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical came together after a chat with David Gaider at PAX West 2022.

September 12, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman Talk Humor and Bringing Monkey Island Forward 30 Years

Original Monkey Island creators Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman talk with us about the series' humor and bringing it forward 30 years in an interview from PAX West.

September 8, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Demonschool, A Persona Inspired Tactics RPG, Announced

Demonschool was announced at the PC Gaming Show from Necrosoft Games, a school-life tactics RPG inspired by Persona and Italian horror films.

June 12, 2022 | 04:41 EDT

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Monument Valley Devs Next Game Desta: The Memories Between Announced

Desta: The Memories Between combine elements from roguelikes, turn-based tactics, and even sports games into a story about fixing relationships.

June 9, 2022 | 04:33 EDT

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Bear and Breakfast Release Date Announced

During the Day of the Devs showcase we were graced with the release date for the laid-back management sim, Bear and Breakfast.

June 9, 2022 | 04:19 EDT

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Everything Announced at the 2022 Day of the Devs Showcase

Back for its 10th anniversary, Day of the Devs had over 15 games to show off in their Summer Game Fest showcase.

June 9, 2022 | 03:56 EDT

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NORCO Review

NORCO is a point and click of old featuring some of the best writing seen in a game, crafting a world full of engaging characters and locales.

April 15, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Total War: Warhammer III Guide for Beginners

The Total War series is a daunting one, but we've got your back with a Total War: Warhammer 3 Guide for Beginners.

February 14, 2022 | 10:08 EST

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Total War: Warhammer III Review

With by far the biggest budget in the series yet, does Totaal War: Warhammer III do enough to live up to the hype? Our review:

February 14, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Total War: Warhammer III is the Biggest, Best Total War Yet

With the most engaging campaign goals and the biggest map yet, Total War: Warhammer III has all the pieces to be the best in the series.

January 19, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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50 Turns with Grand Cathay in Total War: Warhammer III

50 turns of Grand Cathay in Total War: Warhammer III is all it took for me to fall in love with the many unique and interesting mechanics on display.

January 19, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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50 Turns with Daemons of Chaos (Chaos Undivided) in Total War: Warhammer III

I played 50 turns of the just announced Daemons of Chaos faction in Total War: Warhammer III. Its light RPG mechanics make it the most unique faction yet.

January 19, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Final Faction Daemons of Chaos Revealed for Total War: Warhammer III

With less than a month to launch, Creative Assembly has revealed Daemons of Chaos (Chaos Undivided) as the final faction for the game.

January 19, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Total War: Warhammer III Multiplayer Updates Including 8 Players At Once and More

Total War: Warhammer III is looking like the biggest entry yet, including some big changes and additions to multiplayer.

January 19, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Babylon's Fall Reuses Some FFXIV Assets Confirms Producer

Noticed by some fans in the recent beta test, Bablyon's Fall producer Yosuke Saito confirmed the game reuses assets from FFXIV

November 25, 2021 | 01:21 EST