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Dan Rockwood

Staff Writer

About Dan Rockwood

Dan is a Boston-based writer who has been with TechRaptor since the end of 2020. He has been working in the online writing, editing and SEO space for nearly a decade, always looking out for where the next great story will come from. At his core, Dan is a storyteller, and loves to both expand on the stories that are told within games, as well as speak with the developers and creative minds behind some of the most beloved interactive tales there are. Though video games are more widely played and understood better than they have ever been, it is Dan's goal to continue to push the importance of gaming and how it relates to mental health, personal fulfillment, and individual creativity.

When not writing about games, Dan loves watching movies with his wife and cats, taking hikes, listening to an assortment of video game podcasts, and spending time with his friends, whether that be online in a game or in real life.

Articles by Dan Rockwood

Total Articles: 141

Dust & Neon: A new roguelite shooter from Rogue Games

Dust & Neon: Gunslinging Roguelite With a Heart of Gold

Dust & Neon, a new roguelite from Rogue Games, is a fast-paced, gunslinging western roguelite. Check out our PAX West Dust & Neon preview here!

September 12, 2022 | 10:00 EDT

Unlock mysteries in Hyde's Haunt & Seek

It's Time to Sneak or Spook in Hyde's Haunt & Seek

Summary (Same as Meta Description): Fans of asymmetric party games will love the spooky vibes of Hyde's Haunt & Seek, a new IP from Smol Games. Check out our Hyde's Haunt & Seek preview!

September 10, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Climbing a ladder in One Last Breath

Heal Nature & Uncover Mysteries In One Last Breath

Heal nature in One Last Breath, the newest game from Moonatic Studios. At PAX West, TechRaptor had the chance to get a hands-on One Last Breath preview.

September 10, 2022 | 10:30 EDT

JellyCar riding a boulder in new game JellyCar Worlds

JellyCar Worlds Is Like a Flipbook Brought to Life

JellyCar Worlds, a new game from Walaber Entertainment, is like a flipbook brought to life. We spoke with the JellyCar Worlds developer at PAX West 2022!

September 8, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

Jackbox Party Pack 9

Jackbox Party Pack 9 Continues to Bring the Fun

Check out our Jackbox Party Pack 9 preview! We got to go hands-on with Jackbox Party Pack 9 gameplay at PAX West 2022 and play with other attendees.

September 8, 2022 | 10:30 EDT

Inkling in Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 Is a Splatastic Time: Hands-On Gameplay

At PAX West 2022, we got a Splatoon 3 gameplay preview! Check out the TechRaptor Splatoon 3 preview; learn our thoughts before the Splatoon 3 release date.

September 3, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Boiler Room in Goldeneye

Brilliance In Level Design: 25 Years of Goldeneye's Exotic Locales

Celebrate the brilliance in level design of GoldenEye's exotic locales. We look back on and dissect the GoldenEye level design.

August 29, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

How the Splatoon 3 Direct Missed the Point - Inkling with Low Ink

How the Splatoon 3 Direct Missed the Point

Check out how the Splatoon 3 Direct missed the point. With many awaiting the Splatoon 3 release date, this game feels less like a Splatoon sequel.

August 17, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

Should I buy a PC - Inside Razer PC with RGB Lighting

Should I Buy a Gaming PC in 2022?

Wondering, "Should I buy a gaming PC in 2022?" Compare gaming PC specs and benefits to see if you should buy a console like Xbox or PS5 over a gaming PC.

August 16, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Kratos in God of War Ragnarok

Why Does the God of War Ragnarok Jotnar Edition Not Include a Physical Disc?

Wondering what comes in each God of War Ragnarok edition? The God of War Ragnarok Collector's edition and God of War Ragnarok Jotnar edition have no disc.

July 18, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Game Design at WPI

Meet the Next Generation of Game Design at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Wondering how to become a video game developer and programmer? We talked with members of the Interactive Media & Game Development program at WPI.

June 21, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Hideo Kojima partnering with Xbox Game Studios

Kojima Partners With Xbox Game Studios On New Game

At the E3 2022 Xbox showcase, Phil Spencer announced that Kojima would be working with Xbox Game Studios on a new game. The next Kojima game will be on Xbox.

June 12, 2022 | 02:34 EDT


Grounded Full Game Release Window Announced: September 2022

At the E3 2022 Xbox showcase, the Grounded full-game release date and gameplay was shown. You can play the full Grounded game when it releases in September.

June 12, 2022 | 02:10 EDT

Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport Release Window Set For Spring 2023

At the June 2022 E3 Xbox showcase, we got the Forza Motorsport release window of spring 2023. Forza Motorsport will be coming to Xbox consoles next spring.

June 12, 2022 | 01:31 EDT

Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

15 Years Later: Resident Evil 4 Wii Is Still the Definitive RE4 Experience

It's the Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition 15th anniversary. Even 15 years from the Resident Evil 4 Wii release date, Resident Evil 4 Wii is the best version.

May 31, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Bugsnax Isle of Bigsnax Bunger

Bugsnax: Isle of Bigsnax Review

Read our Bugsnax: The Isle of Bigsnax review and see our thoughts on how to catch the new Isle of Bigsnax Bugsnax and solve Bugsnax puzzles in this game.

May 14, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Nintendo Switch Sports Soccer

Nintendo Switch Sports Review

Check out our Nintendo Switch Sports review! See which games are included with Nintendo Switch Sports and the possibility of Switch Sports DLC additions.

May 2, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

PAX East 2022 in Boston, MA

PAX East 2022 Was A Delightful Return to Form

Last weekend, thousands of gamers attended PAX East in Boston, MA. After a two-year hiatus, PAX East is back with an impressive number of great games.

April 26, 2022 | 01:00 EDT


PAX East: A Look at Fast-Paced Metroidvania LUCID

At PAX East we got to see a hands-off preview of LUCID, a new game from Apogee. Check out LUCID preview impressions and what we thought at PAX East!

April 26, 2022 | 12:30 EDT

No Place for Bravery

PAX East: No Place for Bravery Preview

Take a look at our PAX East No Place for Bravery preview. We got a hands-on demo with No Place for Bravery and enjoyed this Souls-inspired pixel art game.

April 25, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge PAX East Preview

PAX East: TMNT Shredder's Revenge Preview

View our TMNT: Shredder's Revenge PAX East preview! TechRaptor had the opportunity to play Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge at PAX East.

April 25, 2022 | 12:30 EDT

Cursed to Golf

PAX East: Cursed to Golf Preview

Check out the TechRaptor Cursed to Golf preview. We went hands-on with Cursed to Golf at PAX East 2022; learn about the Cursed to Golf demo on Steam.

April 25, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Kirby and the Forgotten Land Vending Mouth ability

Which Kirby Powerup Is the Best, and Why Is It the Vending Machine?

Which Kirby powerup is the best, and why is it the vending machine? See why we love the Kirby and Forgotten Land Vending Mouth ability.

April 8, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Hidden Waddle Dees in Everbay Coast

Kirby and the Forgotten Land: Everbay Coast Hidden Waddle Dees Guide

View our Kirby and the Forgotten Land Everbay Coast hidden Waddle Dees locations guide. Collect all the Waddle Dees in this new Kirby adventure.

March 28, 2022 | 09:02 EDT