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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: 219

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

Macho Man Randy Savage in WrestleQuest, taunting to the camera

WrestleQuest Is Wrestling and RPG Tag Team Perfection 

The PAX West WrestleQuest preview demo showed off how bombastic pro wrestling and RPG fantasy are a match made in heaven.

September 9, 2022 | 12:30 EDT

Kenny the gun shooting at enemies in High on Life

Justin Roiland Has High Hopes for High on Life

High on Life the next big IP to come out of Squanch Games, and studio CEO Justin Roiland has high hopes -- including potential High on Life DLC.

September 7, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Monkey D. Luffy ready for battle in One Piece Odyssey

One Piece Odyssey Is a Love Letter to Fans

One Piece Odyssey was on the show floor at PAX West, and we got a chance to see if this turn-based RPG would live up to its source material's pedigree.

September 6, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

A macabre alleyway in Lies of P, featuring an automaton in the foreground.

Lies of P Is Bloodborne With Strings Attached

Curious about the upcoming totally not Bloodborne Soulslike? Our Lies of P Preview is here to answer all your questions about Round8's next game.

September 4, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

My Time at Sandrock Preview

I Don’t Want to End My Time at Sandrock

Three years ago, Pathea Games launched My Time at Portia. Now in just a few short weeks, its sequel, My Time at Sandrock, will hit Steam Early Access.

May 12, 2022 | 09:00 EDT

Stack Up Profile

Stack Up: How Gaming's Military Charity Adapted to the Pandemic

COVID-19 stopped a lot of things in their tracks, but military charity Stack Up found ways to adapt and overcome those pandemic woes.

May 3, 2022 | 12:00 EDT


PAX East: Techtonica Preview

If factory building, resource gathering, and cave exploring are up your alley, then Techtonica from Fire Hose Games should be on your radar.

April 26, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

LEGO Bricktales

PAX East: LEGO Bricktales Preview

With its lighthearted narrative and playful attitude, LEGO Bricktales is shaping up to be a wonderful supplement to real-world bricks for any LEGO fan.

April 26, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

evil west preview

PAX East Evil West Preview

High noon meets full moon in this supernatural take on the Wild West. Here's our hands-on impressions of the first demo of Evil West.

April 25, 2022 | 12:00 EDT


Digging Into the Mystery in Factory-Building Sim Techtonica

TechRaptor speaks with Fire Hose President and Founder Eitan Glinert to learn more about Techtonica and how it might stand up to its competition.

April 4, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Luminous Avenger iX 2

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 Review

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 is the follow-up to the 2019 action platformer, but does it improve on its predecessor?

January 27, 2022 | 09:00 EST