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Joseph Allen

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About Joseph Allen

Joe has been writing for TechRaptor for five years, and in those five years has learned a lot about the gaming industry and its foibles. He’s originally an English Literature graduate, and although that might not be akin to a journalism qualification, he’s still thrilled to be able to use those skills for something worthwhile.

Joe’s time writing for TechRaptor began way back in the mists of 2017. Since then, he’s interviewed notable industry figures like XCOM’s Julian Gollop and Bossa Studios’ Henrique Olifiers, been sent up in a model skyship to cover a game launch, and had the privilege of reviewing some of the best (and some of the most mediocre) games of the last half-decade. You won’t find his writing anywhere else; he’s a verified TechRaptor exclusive.

Outside of writing, Joe’s passions lie mostly in music. He’s an avid guitarist and drummer, and he’s also been known to sing occasionally, much to the chagrin of his longtime partner. He’s also an avid walker, taking regular strolls in the city every day. If he’s not hammering away at the keyboard to write another story, you’ll find him playing his guitar, wandering down the High Street (unwisely unaccompanied by an adult), or trying his hand at some cooking.

Articles by Joseph Allen

Total Articles: 3014

The new Primordial Malzeno monster, announced during the showcase for the final Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak update

Final Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Update Release Date And Details Revealed

Capcom has revealed the details of the final Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak update, and it's bringing a fearsome yet noble new monster and more.

June 7, 2023 | 11:10 EDT

Key art for the new Hearts of Iron IV: Arms Against Tyranny expansion, showing soldiers in the snow

Hearts Of Iron IV: Arms Against Tyranny Expansion Revealed For Fall

A new Hearts of Iron IV expansion, Arms Against Tyranny, has been announced for fall, and it's all about the Scandinavian war effort.

June 7, 2023 | 09:37 EDT

A robot looking out over ships launching into the pink sky in the No Man's Sky Singularity update

No Man's Sky Singularity Update Leads You On A New Cosmic Pilgrimage

Hello Games has released the No Man's Sky Singularity update, adding new story content and a bevy of other goodies besides.

June 7, 2023 | 09:19 EDT

The cast of Octopath Traveler 2 sitting around a camp area in a forest

Octopath Traveler 2 Sales Top One Million Worldwide

Octopath Traveler 2 sales have topped one million, and Square Enix and Acquire have shared a new commemorative piece of art to celebrate.

June 7, 2023 | 08:52 EDT

The key art for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, showing a vampire reaching out their hand and the game's logo

Paradox Promises More Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Info In September, Shows New Screenshots

More Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 info is coming, developer and publisher Paradox has announced, and new screenshots have also been unveiled.

June 7, 2023 | 08:25 EDT

The Xbox Series S and Series X consoles against a backdrop of some of the consoles' most popular games

Xbox Updating Parental Controls As Part Of $20 Million FTC Settlement

Xbox is to update its parental controls as part of a $20 million settlement with the FTC over the alleged illegal retention of children's data.

June 6, 2023 | 10:16 EDT

The player watching as their Pikmin fight a monster in Pikmin 4

New Pikmin 4 Trailer Asks You To Save Captain Olimar

A new Pikmin 4 trailer is here, showing the urgency of your mission as you endeavor to save Captain Olimar and the Rescue Corps on a mysterious new planet.

June 6, 2023 | 09:46 EDT

A T. rex roaring under a banner reading "WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH" in Jurassic World Evolution 2

Jurassic World Evolution 2 Update Announced To Mark Franchise's 30th Anniversary

A new Jurassic World Evolution 2 update has been announced for this week, bringing decorative items to commemorate the series' 30th anniversary.

June 6, 2023 | 08:33 EDT

A Game Boy, two SNES controllers, and two NES controllers to represent the new games on Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online Adds Harvest Moon And More To Retro Lineup

Four new retro games have made their way to Nintendo Switch Online, including one that's never been seen outside Japan before!

June 6, 2023 | 08:19 EDT

The player firing a chain at an enemy in Dead Cells

Dead Cells Sales Pass 10 Million, Updates Planned Through 2025

Sales of the indie Metroidvania hit Dead Cells have crossed the 10 million mark, and updates for the game are planned for quite a while to come.

June 5, 2023 | 10:18 EDT

A player aiming a bow at enemies in Enshrouded

First Enshrouded Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Combat Mechanics

The first Enshrouded gameplay trailer has been revealed, giving you a closer look at combat and the creative opportunities you'll be afforded.

June 5, 2023 | 09:42 EDT

A group of crusaders marching, some on horseback, in The Valiant

The Valiant Console Release Date Mobilizes In July

THQ Nordic has revealed the upcoming The Valiant console release date, although there's bad news if you're hoping for PS4 or Xbox One versions.

June 5, 2023 | 09:41 EDT

A banner featuring Street Fighter 6's Kimberly and thanking players for hitting the 1 million count

Street Fighter 6 Has Passed 1 Million Players, Capcom Announces

Capcom has announced that Street Fighter 6 has passed a million players in just three days on sale, bringing the series to an impressive 50 million sales.

June 5, 2023 | 08:54 EDT

Robert Garcia and Ryo Sakazaki framing a shot of a fight in The King of Fighters XIII Global Match

2D Battler The King Of Fighters XIII Global Match Gets Online Beta Test Next Week

The open beta test period for the upcoming The King of Fighters XIII Global Match starts next week, developer and publisher SNK has revealed.

June 2, 2023 | 10:24 EDT

Luke throwing a punch at Jamie in Street Fighter 6

Capcom Celebrates Street Fighter 6 Launch With New Companion Site And In-Game Items

To celebrate the launch of Street Fighter 6, Capcom has revealed a companion site full of stats and extras, as well as some free in-game fashion items.

June 2, 2023 | 09:48 EDT

The new range of pastel-colored Joy-Cons coming to Switch in late June

Nintendo Announces New Range Of Pastel-Colored Joy-Cons, Coming This Month

Nintendo has announced a new range of pastel-colored Joy-Cons for late June, as well as revealing a surprise sequel for the same date.

June 2, 2023 | 03:49 EDT

A banner showing three troopers and the text Starship Troopers Extermination: Living Roadmap

Starship Troopers: Extermination Early Access Roadmap Revealed

Offworld Industries has released a Starship Troopers: Extermination Early Access roadmap, and lots of content is coming to the game before 1.0.

June 2, 2023 | 02:50 EDT

The intrepid dwarves of Deep Rock Galactic in official artwork form, as well as a monstrous Rockpox Corruptor

Deep Rock Galactic Season 4 Brings Critical Corruption Later This Month

Ghost Ship and Coffee Stain have released a new trailer showing off everything that's coming in Deep Rock Galactic Season 4, known as Critical Corruption.

June 1, 2023 | 08:36 EDT

Siegfried pointing his giant sword menacingly at an off-screen opponent in Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Siegfried Trailer Released, Online Beta Set For July

Cygames has unveiled another Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising trailer and has revealed a new release window for the upcoming online beta.

June 1, 2023 | 08:12 EDT

Lots of different-colored mechas in a jungle environment in Front Mission 1st: Remake

Front Mission 1st: Remake Comes To PC, PlayStation, And Xbox This Month

Front Mission 1st: Remake is making its way to PC, PlayStation, and Xbox this month, developer and publisher Forever Entertainment has confirmed.

June 1, 2023 | 03:34 EDT

Haohmaru looking angry in Samurai Shodown next to text that says "EMBRACE ROLLBACK"

Samurai Shodown Rollback Netcode Update Pushed Back To Summer

The upcoming Samurai Shodown rollback netcode update has been postponed to late summer, but a new beta test has been scheduled for this month.

June 1, 2023 | 03:15 EDT

A typically JoJo-esque shot of Alternate World Diego appearing in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R Is Getting Alternate World Diego DLC

The fourth and final Season Pass DLC fighter for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R has been revealed to The World, as it were.

May 31, 2023 | 10:20 EDT

Trainers standing in front of Gyms in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go June Community Day Is All About Axew

Niantic has revealed details of the upcoming Pokemon Go June Community Day, and this one's all about the adorable little dragon Axew.

May 31, 2023 | 09:33 EDT

Two characters fighting off henchmen in Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise Of The Dragons Hits PC And Consoles In July

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons, the upcoming roguelite revival of the classic brawler series, is officially set to arrive in July.

May 31, 2023 | 09:12 EDT