Don Parsons

Don Parsons

Senior Writer

Joined TechRaptor: October 2014

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 now leads the news team. 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 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: 792

The logo of Jackbox Party 9, along with Release Date and pictures of the five games included

Jackbox Party Pack 9 Release Date Announced

The Jackbox Party Pack 9 release date has been announced and you can expect to have it available for your spooky Halloween parties

September 27, 2022 | 03:03 EDT

Iron Man framed in half-shadow in the Iron Man game reveal key art

Iron Man Game In The Works At Motive Studios

An EA Iron Man game is in the works from Motive Studios, and it will be a single-player third-person action-adventure game.

September 20, 2022 | 11:46 EDT

Warhammer 40k Darktide Closed Beta Test Date Announcement

Warhammer 40k: Darktide Closed Beta Dates Announced

Fatshark has announced the Warhammer 40k: Darktide closed beta dates, letting you try out the co-operative multiplayer shooter soon.

September 20, 2022 | 10:28 EDT

Dominaria united Key Art featuring Karn, Jodah and Radha

Most Interesting Cards In Dominaria United

Dominaria United's most interesting cards get looked at here, as we consider what we should be building with the newly released set and where the cards fit

September 15, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

The Callisto Protocol picture of a zombie, being used to represent an employee after crunching

The Callisto Protocol Crunch is a Problem With 100 Hour Work Weeks

The Callisto Protocol Crunch is a problem with CEO of Striking Distance Studios Glen Schofield celebrating the long hours the team is working on it

September 3, 2022 | 11:29 EDT

Dominaria United Mythic Rares from preview including Serra Paragon, Vesuvan Diplimancy, Sphinx of Clear Skies, Liliana of the Veil, Shelodred, the Apocalypse, Jaya, Fiery Negotiator, Shivan Devastator, Silverback Elder, The Worldspell and Ajani, Sleeper Agent

Early Thoughts on Dominaria United Limited

An early opportunity to try out Dominaria United Limited on MTG Arena gave some insight into the format and things to know about before the pre-release.

September 2, 2022 | 01:24 EDT

Moonbreaker reveal art features a variety of characters from the game in a line of battle prepared for combat going up into space

Brandon Sanderson Reveals Strategy Game Moonbreaker

Moonbreaker is a miniatures-based video game coming from Brandon Sanderson and Unknown Worlds announced along with a Moonbreaker release date

August 23, 2022 | 03:05 EDT

The title screen for Raid: Shadow Legends

YouTube Meme Raid: Shadow Legends Passes $1 Billion Milestone

YouTube sensation and mobile RPG Raid: Shadow Legends has passed $1 billion in lifetime revenue, making it one of the most successful games of all time.

July 28, 2022 | 11:43 EDT

Sly Cooper Screenshot Of Dismay

Sucker Punch Says No Sly Cooper 5 or Infamous Coming

Rumors had been circulating of Sly Cooper 5 and a possible Infamous project but creator Sucker Punch has put them to bed with a new post on their website

July 1, 2022 | 02:20 EDT

Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt header, 3 characters walking down a dark street

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt Ranked Mode Disabled

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt ranked mode has been disabled by Sharkmob as they work to improve matchmaking and other aspects of the game

May 25, 2022 | 02:18 EDT

Stardew Valley Pokemania Mod outside of Barn with several pokemon

Stardew Valley Pokemon Mod Pokemania Returns

A Stardew Valley Pokemon mod has released, and Pokemania the Return brings over 50 pokemon to the village life sim of Stardew Valley in a variety of roles

May 19, 2022 | 03:32 EDT

Magic The Gathering and Warhammer 40k Universes Beyond Collaboration

Everything Revealed at the Magic: The Gathering May Announcement Event

Wizards has just finished revealing a bunch of upcoming products like the Magic Warhammer 40k Commander Decks, new details on Double Masters and the Dominara United release date, and more

May 12, 2022 | 07:22 EDT

PlayStation 5

Verizon Getting Into PlayStation 5 Sales

Soon, you will be able to buy PlayStation 5's from mobile giant Verizon based on a new listing on their site showing PS5 Verizon sales coming

November 9, 2021 | 03:58 EST

Among Us Cosmicubes Update

Big New Among Us Update Available Now

A new Among Us Update is out with new roles, the long awaited adjustable roles, and a brand new progression system for the smash hit indie game

November 9, 2021 | 03:01 EST

Innistrad Crimson Vow

Exclusive Innistrad Crimson Vow Card Reveal: Hallowed Haunting

TechRaptor and Wizards of the Coast have partnered to exclusively reveal a new Innistrad: Crimson Vow card ahead of the set's release next month

October 29, 2021 | 03:00 EDT

Rise of the Tomb Raider gold

Tomb Raider Xbox Exclusivity Reportedly Cost Microsoft 100m

New Information has come out revealing that the Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal cost Microsoft $100m to keep Lara Croft all to themselves

August 31, 2021 | 04:05 EDT

Life is Strange: True Colors Delayed

Life is Strange: True Colors Delay For Switch Edition

Square Enix has announced a Life is Strange: True Colors delay for Nintendo Switch, meaning Nintendo fans will need to wait a bit longer to play the game

August 12, 2021 | 09:16 EDT

 Life is Strange Remastered Collection

Life is Strange Remastered Collection Delayed to 2022

Square Enix has announced a Life is Strange Remastered Collection delay, pushing off your chance to visit with Max and Chloe until 2022.

August 11, 2021 | 03:24 EDT

Axiom Verge 2

Axiom Verge 2, Boyfriend Dungeon, and Garden Story Release During Switch Event

Nintendo revealed 7 games are now available on Nintendo Switch, including highly anticipated titles like Axiom Verge 2, Boyfriend Dungeon, and Garden Story

August 11, 2021 | 02:02 EDT

Maritime Calling

FTL-Inspired Roguelite Maritime Calling Release Date Revealed

Get ready to sail as the Maritime Calling release date has been announced, meaning we know when this seafaring roguelite will be lifting anchor

August 11, 2021 | 07:30 EDT

MTG Arena

Wizards Announces Jumpstart: Historic Horizons Delay

Wizards of the Coast has announced a Jumpstart: Historic Horizons delay, meaning that there'll be a bit longer until the set is available to play

August 9, 2021 | 09:44 EDT

Overcooked All You Can Eat Update 5th Anniversary

Overcooked! All You Can Eat Update Birthday Celebrations Live Now

The newest Overcooked! All You Can Eat Update is out now, bringing several new stages, a new chef and more to celebrate the 5th anniversary

August 9, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

Pokemon Go

Niantic’s Pokemon Go Changes Aren’t Just Unpopular... They Are Dangerous

Pokemon Go has had a rough time, but with the COVID-19 Delta Variant running wild, Niantic is making a dangerous decision to remove pandemic era changes

August 6, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

New Pokemon Snap Update

New Pokemon Snap Update Announced Including More Pokemon

A New Pokemon Snap update has been announced, meaning that soon players will be able to visit three new routes to snap new pokemon in-game

July 29, 2021 | 10:01 EDT