Andrew Otton

Andrew Otton

Editor in Chief

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: 594


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Phantom Blade Zero Preview - A Blast of Fast-Paced Action

Phantom Blade Zero has had some bonkers trailers since it was revealed, and I can say the game lives up to the vibe it was putting out. Don't go in expecting a soulslike, however.

June 12, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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Battle Aces Preview - An RTS That Gets Straight to the Point

Battle Aces is an RTS that will satisfy genre veterans and entice new players to the genre. It is fast-paced, tactically deep, and never has a dull moment.

June 12, 2024 | 08:30 EDT

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Dragon Age: The Veilguard Preview - Epic Fantasy Action at its Peak

We saw the first hour of Dragon Age: The Veilguard at Summer Game Fest and it blew us away. Good bye tactical gameplay, hello action RPG.

June 11, 2024 | 11:00 EDT

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Star Wars Outlaws Preview - Finally a Galaxy Full of Scum and Villainy

Star Wars Outlaws is to fans of the series' lovable scoundrels as the Star Wars Jedi series is to lightsaber lovers. Here's our hands-on preview!

June 10, 2024 | 04:00 EDT

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'I Become a Bit More Annoying' - Alex Horne Talks Taskmaster VR

We had a chance to chat with Alex Horne about making Taskmaster into a video game with Taskmaster VR. We thank Lord Greg Davies for allowing him this time with us.

May 20, 2024 | 09:05 EDT

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News

Serve the Taskmaster at Home When Taskmaster VR Releases this June

Lord Greg Davies has generously bestowed upon us all the ability to serve him virtually at home. We all can be so lucky this June.

May 20, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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Opinions

The Fallout TV Show Proves The Last of Us Wasn’t A Fluke

The Fallout TV show is incredible and is evidence of a formula to follow for any gaming adaptations in the future, just as The Last of Us did.

April 11, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Feature

Andrew Otton's Best Games of 2023

TechRaptor's Editor in Chief Andrew Otton talks his favorite games from 2023, the year with seemingly endless great games.

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Review

Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur Review - David Struggles Against Goliath

Our Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur review takes a look at this new roguelike with heavy inspirations from Hades. How does it fare?

October 2, 2023 | 04:00 EDT

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Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 Endings Guide | How To Get All 10 For 2.0 and Phantom Liberty

Curious what Cyberpunk 2077 Endings are available? We've done all 9 across the base game and Phantom Liberty, to help guide you make your choices.

September 25, 2023 | 05:35 EDT

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Pacific Drive Is A Wholly Unique Roguelike Experience

Pacific Drive is an oddly immersive roguelike whose habitual, methodical mechanics all about caring for a beat up station wagon make for one gripping experience.

September 7, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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Super Mario Bros. Wonder Preview - Mario is Getting Weird With It

I had the chance to play Super Mario Bros. Wonder at Nintendo Live, and it is weird in all the right ways. The creativity is off the charts.

September 3, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Feature

Pokemon Sleep is More Sinister Than You Think

What is Pokemon Sleep? Well, on its surface it's a free sleep-tracking app to help you sleep better, but underneath it is something far more sinister.

July 31, 2023 | 11:04 EDT

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Preview

Some are calling Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown the best game they played all week at Summer Game Fest, and I think they have more than a fair argument.

June 13, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Disney Illusion Island Preview

Disney Illusion Island charmed us from beginning to finish in our time with it at Summer Game Fest. It's the perfect mixture of wholesome and nostalgia in the form of a metroidvania.

June 12, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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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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Review

The Last Clockwinder Review - Simply Powerful

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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News

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

God of War Ragnarok Freya Danielle Bisutti Interview
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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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Feature

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