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Robert Scarpinito

Features Editor

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: 240

Buddy the dog sits in a patio with an American top hat on in Arizona Sunshine 2

Arizona Sunshine 2 Review – Sass, Crass, and a Blast

With a wide variety of weapons and compelling gunplay, Arizona Sunshine 2 is an absolute joy to play—as long as you can stomach some rude, crude attitude.

December 5, 2023 | 11:00 EST

The player character approaches the green world boss in Cocoon

Cocoon Review - A World Within Worlds of Intrigue

Is the latest puzzle adventure game from the one of the Inside developers all it's hyped up to be? Read our Cocoon review to find out.

October 10, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

The player makes a cup of coffee in Roman Sands RE:Build

Roman Sands RE:Build Features STPeach & Satirizes Live-Service Games

Twitch streamer STPeach voices a character in Roman Sands RE:Build, but that’s far from the only interesting thing about this game.

October 2, 2023 | 02:32 EDT

The player character holds up a zombie head and makes it "talk" in Arizona Sunshine 2

Arizona Sunshine 2 Preview – A Funslingin’ Good Time

We played an Arizona Sunshine 2 preview ahead of the game's launch later this year, and so far, it's shaping up to be a promising VR shooter.

September 29, 2023 | 04:00 EDT

The Wanderer is at the ready right before a boss fight in Silent Hope

Silent Hope Review - Hoping for More

Discover our thoughts and impressions on Marvelous and XSEED’s latest dungeon-crawling adventure in our Silent Hope review.

September 27, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The main character of LUCID holds energy that surges in their hands.

The Story Behind LUCID, the ‘World’s First Celestoidvania’

Solo developer Eric Manahan just launched his LUCID Kickstarter, a game that he calls the world's first Celestoidvania. Here's how he came up with the idea.

September 22, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

A person cosplaying as a hunter attacks a CGI Paolumu in a Monster Hunter Now trailer.

Monster Hunter Now Review In Progress

In our Monster Hunter Now review, we found it feels like an excellent extension of the formula, but we have some monetization-related worries.

September 13, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

Dodo Re Mi gameplay in Jackbox Party Pack 10

Jackbox Games: 10 Years of Laughing, Quipping, and Fibbing

Ahead of Jackbox Party Pack 10, we caught up with the hilarious minds behind the studio to chat about the past 10 years and see what's next.

September 8, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The player character attacks an enemy in Enotria: The Last Song

Enotria: The Last Song Preview - The Flavors of Italy

Enotria: The Last Song’s use of color & atmosphere felt vibrant in the sea of Soulslikes out there. Read our thoughts in our Enotria: The Last Song preview.

September 8, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Pieta looks into the camera during a cutscene in Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen Preview - A Soulslike Surprise

I had my hesitations about it, but now, it’s bumped up my list of anticipated October releases. Find out why in our Lords of the Fallen preview.

September 7, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

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