Don Parsons

Don Parsons

Senior Writer

About Don Parsons

A longtime lover of speculative fiction, in almost all its forms, Don joined TechRaptor in 2014 on a whim sending in an application as he was looking for somewhere to write. His application accepted, he quickly found his spot in the newsroom, where he began writing up stories and following all sorts of leads in gaming and technology, eventually becoming the News Editor where he led the news team, before taking a step back to focus on other types of writing more. He's also an experienced roleplayer and card player with a background in Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and various other tabletop RPGs and is more than willing to talk your ear or eyes off about them or classic computer RPGs.

Beyond TechRaptor Don has worked in the legal profession with Paralegals, who in Ontario (where he lives) can practice in Small Claims, Traffic, and similar areas, as a secretary and doing some ghostwriting. In Magic: The Gathering he wrote occasionally for the now-defunct online site Magic-League as he attempted to qualify for the Pro Tour, often with decks of his own creation, although he never quite managed to make it (yet). His online pseudonym, Coboney, comes from his first Dungeons and Dragons character, a Dwarf Fighter who partook in various adventures in 2nd Edition DnD, although Don has kept up with various editions since, and often enjoys creating settings for roleplaying.

Articles by Don Parsons

Total Articles: 829

Dave the Dvier free Godzilla DLC key art, with Dave in his boat on the bottom left, and godzilla on the right

Dave the Diver Godzilla DLC Coming Next Week

Free Dave the Diver Godzilla DLC is coming soon, meaning that your wishes to serve up Kaiju sushi may be coming true sooner than you ever dreamed of.

May 16, 2024 | 02:58 EDT

Two armored beings, one a space marine on the left, stand beisde a Warhamme rUpdate bar in the middle

Warhammer Is About To Get More Expensive Starting Next Month

Warhammer players can expect to pay more at the counter or online, as Games Workshop has announced a general price increase for most of their products.

May 7, 2024 | 11:48 EDT

A Helldivers 2 dropship crashing and burning in the plains, setting fire to the area

Helldivers 2 Delisted For Over 100 Countries on Steam

Helldivers 2 controversy continues as the game has been delisted on Steam from over 170 regions that are not supported by PlayStation Network accounts.

May 4, 2024 | 11:14 EDT

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Spearhead header that shows several of the various units that can compete in this mode

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Spearhead Mode Introduced

Games Workshop introduced Warhammer Age of Sigmar Spearhead today, a new quicker mode to play with the upcoming 4th edition rules

May 1, 2024 | 04:04 EDT

A CGC rated 10 black lotus on a Magic The Gathering key art background that says Magic: The Gathering in front of a city in the distance

MTG Black Lotus Shatters Records in Staggering $3m Sale

Magic: The Gathering's prized jewel, Black Lotus, has sold for a record-smashing 3 Million Dollars becoming the most expensive card ever

April 30, 2024 | 11:42 EDT

A crime scene in Portopia Serial Murder Case where the player is studying what is going on with the former location of a corpse in an old styled living room outlined in white tape

At Least 1000 Steam Games Using Generative AI Per New Report

At least 1000 Steam Games have disclosed that they've made use of Generative AI, showing that the technology is growing in use despite its legal troubles

April 25, 2024 | 05:08 EDT

Art crop of Olivia, Opulent Outlaw with the text 'Outlaws of Thunder Junction Commander Deck: Most Wanted Review and Upgrades' written along the left side. Olivia in the picture is standing above an adoring crowd, flying in the sky with her Western inspired hat as fans throw treasures in the air

Outlaws of Thunder Junction Most Wanted Review and Upgrade Guide

Magic's newest set, Outlaws of Thunder Junction, is here along with the Most Wanted Commander deck, so we have the Most Wanted review, and upgrade guide

April 13, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Get YouTuber-themed Horror Game 'Content Warning' Free For April Fools, From The Creators of TABS

Content Warning is the latest April Fools release from Landfall, the creators of TABS, and its spooktacular goofiness is available free today only

April 1, 2024 | 02:46 EDT

The Triple I Showcase announcement

Indie Creators Come Together For Triple I Initiative Showcase This April

The Triple I Initiative Showcase has been announced by creators of hits like Terraria, Vampire Survivors, and V Rising, bringing big indie news next month

March 28, 2024 | 01:00 EDT

Man in Power Armor stands center screen in front of an explosion behind, with the words Fallout below. The top left says Magic: The Gathering Universes beyond, and bottom left says Mutant Menace Review and Improvements

Fallout X Magic The Gathering Mutant Menace Review And Improvements

The Fallout Magic: The Gathering Commander decks are here and we have a Mutant Menace Review and upgrades piece to help you craft this deck to the right place

March 8, 2024 | 08:00 EST

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MTG Commander Deep Clue Sea Review and Improvements

Our Deep Clue Sea Review and Improvements guide helps you know whether you should buy the preconstructed deck, and what to add to improve it

February 2, 2024 | 01:05 EST

Hideo Kojima, with the captioned text 'I cannot tell you so much now" below him, standing in front of a Kojima productions logo

Hideo Kojima Announces "Next-Generation Espionage Action Game" Physint

Hideo Kojima announced a next-generation action espionage game today during the PlayStation State of Play and showcased a new Death Stranding 2 trailer

January 31, 2024 | 06:23 EST

Murders at Karlov Manor over the hedge maze at the Karlov Manor, with the words Exclusive Reveal in the middle, and five of the full art impossible basic lands teasing the reveals to come in the article.

Exclusive MTG Murders at Karlov Manor Spoilers (Card Reveals)

Murders at Karlov Manor is coming soon and TechRaptor can exclusively reveal two of the new cards you might find in booster packs soon

January 22, 2024 | 12:00 EST

Palworld at the author's base, petting Celeray while tombat slacks off in the background

Your Guide to Palworld Pals - Skills, Base Jobs, and Evolution

TechRaptor's guide to Palworld Pals will help you figure out all about skills, jobs, and other unanswered questions you may have about your new Pals

January 19, 2024 | 03:55 EST

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Don Parsons' Top Games of 2023

We're talking about our favorite games of 2023, and in this list, Don Parsons shares his favorite games from small games you never heard of to one of the best games ever!

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

Standing in front of a small Padlium Deposit with a Pal Sphere out as though one could catch Padlium with it

Palworld Paldium Fragments Guide | How to Find and Best Ways to Farm

You need a lot of Paldium Fragments in Palworld so our guide will help you find the most effective ways to get Paldium Fragments in Palworld

January 18, 2024 | 12:00 EST

Monster Hunter Wilds reveal trailer shot showing the hunter riding a new companion looking over the field from a high stone top at a variety of animals in the fields

Capcom Reveals Monster Hunter Wilds at The Game Awards 2023

Capcom announced the next entry in their wildly popular Monster Hunter series at The Game Awards 2023 with Monster Hunter Wilds

December 7, 2023 | 11:31 EST

An image depicting Doctor Who's car Bessie and Vislor Turlogh, two deep cuts of lore from the Doctor Who Commander Set.

Doctor Who Commander: Deep Lore Only True Whovians Would Notice

The Doctor Who Commander decks are here for MTG, and our lifelong love of the series prepared us for this moment - to clue you into all the deepest lore!

October 22, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Sony Announces PS5 Cloud Streaming Coming This Month

Sony has announced PS5 Cloud Streaming as it attempts to close the service gap between their PlayStation Plus offerings, and Microsoft's Game Pass'.

October 11, 2023 | 12:46 EDT

A player in XDefiant crouched, aiming with an automatic weapon while capturing the point

XDefiant Delayed Again By Ubisoft

Ubisoft has announced an XDefiant Delay following a recent playtest, leaving the release date of the free-to-play arena shooter in limbo

October 9, 2023 | 08:51 EDT

Key Art showing the Tardis behind the Fourth, Thirteenth, and Tenth doctor, as well as Jasmin and Rose

Everything We Learned About the Doctor Who Commander Decks

Doctor Who Commander decks release next week and we have a look at a number of cards in the decks as well as hot information about them.

October 3, 2023 | 01:15 EDT

The Tardis on a snowy and icy landscape in front of a sky scraper that emerges from the ground behind it with ice running up the sides. At the bottom it says Magic Universes Beyond X Doctor Who and identifies the art as for an Island and illustrated by Svetlin Velinov

Doctor Who Commander Decks Will Have 50 New Cards Each

New information on the Doctor Who Commander decks reveals these Magic The Gathering products will have more new cards than past decks

October 3, 2023 | 01:15 EDT

Title screen of Elder Scrolls Castles which shows a medieval castle on a rainy day in front of mountains and the text The Elder Scrolls Castles over a forested field in the front

The Elder Scrolls: Castles Shadowdropped by Bethesda

Bethesda has dropped a new Elder Scrolls game out of nowhere, The Elder Scrolls: Castles and you might be able to play it right now on some devices

September 28, 2023 | 05:18 EDT

Cyberpunk 2077 attributes screen

Cyberpunk 2077 Perks, Attributes and Skill Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 perks, attributes, and skills all got changed in the recent Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 release and we break explain everything you need to know

September 26, 2023 | 03:16 EDT