Robert Grosso

Staff Writer

A game playing, college teaching, erudite-minded scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over five years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.


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City of Heroes Private Server Launched After Code Released Online

Most of the defunct MMO City of Heroes game code has been released online, leading to a test City of Heroes Private Server being launched. In a surprising move, the group…

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AbleGamers Launches Accessible.Games to Connect Disabled Gamers with Developers

AbleGamers, the charity dedicated to launching accessible games for disabled gamers, has created a brand new website to help developers connect with their community. Named Accessible.Games, the aim of the…

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‘Secret’ City of Heroes Server Revealed; Developer Responds to Drama

Back in 2004, a new MMO titled City of Heroes, by publisher NCSoft, was launched. The game became a massive fan favorite, spawning two expansion packs and 24 major updates,…

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Zork, Other Classic Text Adventure Game Source Codes Archived

Classic Text Adventure Games are a priceless relic of gaming history, and thanks to computer/gaming/internet historian Jason Scott, a whole batch of games has been fully archived. Scott, a well-known…

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Twitch Suspends Popular Cosplayer for Wearing Blackface

Popular Twitch Streamer Karina “Karupups” Martsinkevich, known for cosplaying various game characters, has received a temporary ban from Twitch for wearing blackface. The Twitch stream was originally planned to demonstrate…

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Unannounced WayForward Title Rated in Australia

Indie Developer WayForward has a new game coming out, according to a recent listing on the Australian Classification Board. The game, titled River City Girls, is apparently a multiplatform release…

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Respawn’s Jedi Fallen Order Announced to be Single Player Without Microtransactions

Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella confirmed today that their upcoming title Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, will not contain any microtransactions or multiplayer components. Ahead of the game’s official reveal tomorrow,…

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Blaster Master Zero 2 Review – Nostalgia Done Right

Some of the hardest games to judge are retro titles. My reviews of Mega Man 11, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! and ToeJam & Earl show how easily nostalgia can have…

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Pathfinder: Kingmaker Patch 1.3 Fixes 500 Typos and Lots More

Developer Owlcat games has detailed the recently live patch for their RPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker. The new patch, patch 1.3, is the latest fix that is designed to improve some of…

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Anthem Development Turbulence Led to 16 Month Production; BioWare Responds

Anthem can’t seem to catch any breaks, but this time it is coming from news over the titles turbulent development cycle. Despite spending nearly seven years in development, Anthem was…

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