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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: 3729

Survivors fighting off zombies in Dying Light 2 with melee weapons and firearms

Dying Light 2 Firearms Update Finally Lets You Blast the Undead to Kingdom Come

Techland has released a new Dying Light 2 update that introduces honest-to-goodness firearms to the city of Villedor, plus lots more.

February 22, 2024 | 09:55 EST

Peacemaker playing air guitar in his debut Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay trailer

Mortal Kombat 1 Reveals First Peacemaker Gameplay and It Looks Brutal

The first Peacemaker gameplay trailer has been released for Mortal Kombat 1, and John Cena's vigilante is looking as brutal and crude as ever.

February 22, 2024 | 09:30 EST

A person wearing a PlayStation VR2 headset and using a steering wheel peripheral

PlayStation VR2 To Get PC Support Sometime This Year, Sony Says

Sony has revealed that PC support is being worked on for PlayStation VR2, and that it will hopefully be implemented by the end of 2024.

February 22, 2024 | 08:44 EST

Peter Parker and Miles Morales leaning against a building and wearing the new Gameheads suits in Marvel's Spider-Man 2

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Teams Up With Non-Profit Organization for Funky New Suit DLC

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has teamed up with non-profit organization Gameheads to create two funky new suit designs, the proceeds for which go to a good cause.

February 21, 2024 | 11:37 EST

The player character cuddling a cat in Rise of the Ronin

Rise of the Ronin Details Beautiful Historical Japanese Landscapes and How You'll Explore Them

Team Ninja and Sony have released a brand new trailer for Rise of the Ronin, showing off some of the game's stunning landscapes and cities.

February 21, 2024 | 10:51 EST

A red-haired character wearing a serpent-adorned helmet in the Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC release date trailer

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC Release Date and Gameplay Revealed

Bandai Namco has revealed the release date for the upcoming Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, as well as giving us a first look at gameplay.

February 21, 2024 | 10:26 EST

A dwarf firing a blaster while surrounded by enemies in Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor key art

Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor Roadmap Teases New Biomes, Bosco Builds, and More

Ghost Ship Publishing and Funday Games have released the first major Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor roadmap, teasing what's coming to the auto-shooter.

February 21, 2024 | 09:19 EST

Characters gathered around a table in a pub in the RPG Little Devil Inside

Little Devil Inside Devs Break Over Two Years of Silence With New Kickstarter Update and Trailer

Quaint-looking Kickstarted RPG Little Devil Inside has re-emerged after a lengthy period of silence, and the devs say publishing talks are underway.

February 21, 2024 | 08:08 EST

A character in The Sims 4 looking at a crystal creation with a confused look on their face

The Sims 4 Crystal Creations Stuff Pack Brings Sparkly Joy Next Week

A new Stuff Pack for The Sims 4 has been announced, and it's bringing a new way for your Sims to dress up in sparkly accessories, plus more.

February 20, 2024 | 12:05 EST

A man in a hood smirking in a cutscene render for the voxel RPG Enshrouded

Voxel Survival RPG Enshrouded Hits Two Million Players in Under a Month

Keen Games has announced that its voxel survival action-RPG Enshrouded has garnered 2 million players within its first month on release.

February 20, 2024 | 11:03 EST

A Tech-Priest holding a cleaning nozzle and surrounded by dirty Imperial objects in the new PowerWash Simulator Warhammer 40k DLC

PowerWash Simulator Warhammer 40k DLC Will Let You Purge the Unclean Next Week

New PowerWash Simulator DLC based on the Warhammer 40k universe (yes, really) is incoming next week, so get ready to purge the unclean.

February 20, 2024 | 10:26 EST

Pikachu looking happy in front of the Pokemon Presents logo

New Pokemon Presents Showcase Scheduled for Next Week

A new Pokemon Presents showcase has been announced for next week, and it'll feature "exciting" news about upcoming Pokemon projects.

February 20, 2024 | 09:33 EST

An artistic banner showing the Splatoon 3 Spring Fest logo, plus lots of drawings of characters and elements from Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 Spring Fest Announced for Fresh Season 2024, Tons of New Gear Coming

Nintendo has announced a Spring Fest event for Splatoon 3, and it's bringing lots of new gear to make your Inkling or Octoling look truly fresh.

February 19, 2024 | 10:26 EST

Two citizens on a bench overlooking a city in Cities: Skylines 2

Cities: Skylines 2 Gets New Deep Dive All About Its Insanely In-Depth Citizen Simulation

Cities: Skylines 2 developer Colossal Order has released a new dev diary in which the studio goes into detail regarding the game's citizen simulation.

February 19, 2024 | 10:03 EST

A close-up of the demon prince Beelzebub in the Bandai Namco RPG Sand Land

Gorgeous-Looking RPG Sand Land Shows Off Combat, Exploration, and More in New Gameplay Trailer

A new Sand Land trailer is here, and it's showcasing 9 minutes of gameplay in Bandai Namco's gorgeous Akira Toriyama-created world.

February 19, 2024 | 09:33 EST

A close-up of a Terminator exoskeleton to represent the upcoming Nacon Connect presentation

Nacon Connect Returns Next Week With Info on GreedFall 2, Terminator, and More

Nacon has announced a new Nacon Connect presentation for next week, and it's set to reveal new info about GreedFall 2 and more.

February 19, 2024 | 08:59 EST

An Epic Games Store Year in Review 2023 banner over the top of cover art for games popular on the Epic Games Store last year

PC Gamers Spent $950 Million on the Epic Games Store Last Year, Epic Reveals

Epic has released its Epic Games Store Year in Review roundup for 2023, and spending on the store has increased since last year.

February 16, 2024 | 10:24 EST

The Pal Grizzbolt roaring at the camera in Palworld

Palworld Developers Promise "External Anti-Cheat Solution" to Combat Cheating

Palworld developer Pocketpair has revealed how it plans to combat cheating and fraudulent behavior within the game in future updates.

February 16, 2024 | 09:07 EST

Shadowheart and Lae'zel kissing one another in Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 6

Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 6 Available Now, Features Reworked Kissing, New Animations, and More

Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 6 is upon us, and it's an impressive one indeed, bringing new kissing animations, camp improvements, and much more.

February 16, 2024 | 07:53 EST

A close-up of Alan Wake's face in Alan Wake 2 artwork

Alan Wake 2 Sales Reach 1.3 Million, Fastest-Selling Remedy Game So Far

Remedy has revealed the sales figures for survival horror sequel Alan Wake 2, and it's apparently the studio's fastest-selling title to date.

February 16, 2024 | 03:17 EST

Jesse Rentier in the Flying Wild Hog game Evil West dishing out violence against some demons

Evil West Developer Flying Wild Hog Unionizes Under Polish Gamedev Workers Union

Evil West and Shadow Warrior 3 studio Flying Wild Hog has unionized under the Polish Gamedev Workers Union, and it's the first Embracer studio to do so.

February 15, 2024 | 10:06 EST

Three characters standing on a planet's surface and wearing new gear in the No Man's Sky Omega Update

No Man's Sky Omega Update Targets Players New and Old With Brand New Expedition and More

A new No Man's Sky update has arrived in the form of the Omega Update, which gives everyone the chance to experience a new expedition via a free trial.

February 15, 2024 | 09:24 EST

Four heisters from Payday 3 wearing masks and wielding guns

Starbreeze Admits Payday 3 Performing at “Significantly Lower Levels” Than Desired

Payday 3 developer Starbreeze Studios has admitted that its heist shooter isn't doing as well as it would like, but it has a plan to turn things around.

February 15, 2024 | 08:57 EST

A woman suspended by wires in artwork for Homeworld 3 by Blackbird Interactive

Homeworld 3 Developer Blackbird Interactive Hit by Layoffs

Homeworld 3 studio Blackbird Interactive has become the latest developer to be caught up in the current wave of gaming industry layoffs.

February 15, 2024 | 08:33 EST