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Robert Grosso

Staff Writer

About Robert Grosso

A longtime player of games, creator of worlds, and teacher of minds. Robert has worked many positions over the years, from college professor to education coordinator in his day job, while being a semi-professional dungeon master at night. All in between, Robert is a lover of games, especially the RPG and Strategy genres, and an advocate for game history, preservation, and continued recognition of gaming as an essential piece of historical media. 

Robert has written professionally since 2010, when he joined the website Angry Bananas for a short time, before transitioning into Blistered Thumbs. He returned to writing for games back in 2015, when he joined up with TechRaptor. Robert brought many innovations to the earlier days of TechRaptor, such as his Character Select and Gaming Obscura series, and now focuses heavily on features and reviews when able. 

Robert has also recently taken up streaming on his own personal twitch channel, PartyGoblins, playing all manner of games when he is able to find the time. 

Articles by Robert Grosso

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Staying Afloat in Floodland

Floodland is an engaging survival simulator that has a lot of good ideas, but the biggest challenge is fighting off the tedium of its micromanaging systems.

October 27, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Exploring the World of Fakemon

The Fakemon community is a unique and passionate subculture in the Pokemon fandom, full of creativity and designs that hope to mimic the beloved franchise.

October 14, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Is the Impressive Scale of Sapiens Worth It All?

Sapiens is an ambitious indie life simulator set on a massive scale, but is that large scale enough to carry it to prominence?

August 6, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Clanfolk is a Deceptively Simple Survival Game

Clanfolk is a game that, under the surface of a well made, simple structure to follow, you have a survival experience as hardcore as it gets.

July 15, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Clanfolk Farming and Food | Survival Guide

Clanfolk is a colony simulator, one where your survival is dependent on being well fed. This Clanfolk Survival guide goes over food, farming, hunting, and more.

July 14, 2022 | 12:11 EDT

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Clanfolk Starter Guide

Looking to survive your first playthrough of Clanfolk? Struggling with the mechanics at all? Here is a guide filled with explanations and tips to survive in Clanfolk.

July 14, 2022 | 12:11 EDT

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Clanfolk Clan Members Guide - Attributes, Traits, and Skills

The members of your clan in Clanfolk are unique individuals, who have varied traits and skills. This guide breaks down those aspects for you, so you can track your clan's overall progress.

July 14, 2022 | 12:11 EDT

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Gaming has a Digital Distribution Problem

Opinion: Gaming has a digital distribution problem that can be traced to the access to the games we love to play, and it's not getting better anytime soon.

July 12, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Old is New With Alaloth: Champions of the Four Kingdoms

Alaloth: Champions of the Four Kingdoms is a CPRG that blends the more action-oriented combat of Diablo with more traditional, CRPG sensibilities.

June 29, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga Review

Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga has deep mechanics that are certainly addicting, so long as you can overlook some narrative snags here and there.

June 27, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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The Best Steam Deck Alternatives

The Steam Deck is a hot commodity that is still not available for most people, but here are several Steam Deck alternatives to try out instead.

June 24, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Zorro: The Chronicles Review

Zorro: The Chronicles is a kid-friendly action-adventure that despite some limitations, shows that the old fox has a few tricks up its sleeves.

June 21, 2022 | 10:30 EDT

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Everything Announced at the Xbox Bethesda Showcase 2022

Check out inside for everything announced at the Xbox Bethesda 2022 Showcase, as we update it live.

June 12, 2022 | 01:02 EDT

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Marvel Midnight Suns Release Date Revealed

Marvel's Midnight Suns finally has its release date revealed. The Marvel-inspired tactical RPG will be out on October 7th, 2022.

June 9, 2022 | 03:11 EDT

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Ripout is Full of Simple, Horrific Pleasures

Ripout is a co-op horror-shooter from developer Pet Project Games that shows a lot of great design ideas and gameplay promise.

June 2, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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Out There: Oceans of Time Review

Out There: Oceans of Time has the foundations of a good game but is wholly unremarkable with what it does with its mechanics.

May 25, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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The Worst Legendary Pokemon

Legendary Pokemon can certainly be grand, but their often unique design can be risky. Here's what we think are the worst Legendary Pokemon.

April 19, 2022 | 08:21 EDT

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Behind the Early Advance Wars Copy: An Interview With Rachael Adamson

TechRaptor spoke with Rachael Adamson, who found herself the center of attention for having a working copy of Advance Wars for the Nintendo Switch.

April 16, 2022 | 02:42 EDT

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6 Disney Properties We Want as Kingdom Hearts 4 Worlds

Which Disney films will be featured in the next Kingdom Hearts? Here are our predictions for Kingdom Hearts 4 Worlds we want to see.

April 13, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness Review

Black Geyser is by all accounts a solid game, but it is a game born in another age, one that ultimately comes with the baggage of its forefathers.

April 4, 2022 | 10:00 EDT

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Every First-Party Sony Game Developer As of 2022

Sony has a ton of first-party developers going back to the first PlayStation, so here is a list of every first-party Sony Game Developer as of 2022.

March 28, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Among Us Servers Down Due to DDoS Attack Over Weekend

The popular online game Among Us has had its servers crippled for over 48 hours due to a DDoS attack, according to the games developer InnerSloth.

March 27, 2022 | 07:59 EDT

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Every First-Party Microsoft Game Developer As of 2022

Here is a list of all of the currently operating Microsoft game developers under the Xbox Game Studios brand, as of March 2022.

March 23, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus Proves The Pokemon Multiverse Exists

Pokemon Legends: Arceus all but confirms a longstanding theory about the Pokemon series: that it does follow a multiverse for the entire franchise.

February 9, 2022 | 12:00 EST