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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.

Favorite games:

  • Bloodborne
  • Deus Ex
  • Undertale

Favorite genres:

  • Soulslikes
  • Immersive sims
  • 3D platformers

Articles by Joseph Allen

Total Articles: 2827

Three members of the Peaky Blinders gathered around a map in the Xbox Games with Gold April 2023 game Peaky Blinders: Mastermind

Xbox Games With Gold April 2023 Lineup Comes By Order Of The Peaky Blinders

The Xbox Games with Gold April 2023 lineup has been revealed, bringing a gangland puzzle-adventure and a space cleaning sim for your amusement.

March 30, 2023 | 10:22 EDT

Nobunaga and various other members of the Nobunaga's Ambition: Awakening cast

Nobunaga's Ambition: Awakening Is Heading West In July

Koei Tecmo has revealed that Nobunaga's Ambition: Awakening, the latest game in the long-running strategy franchise, is coming West.

March 30, 2023 | 09:19 EDT

A character posing next to a skeleton and discarded pile of equipment in some official Meet Your Maker artwork

Meet Your Maker Roadmap Promises Plenty Of Content Through June

The first Meet Your Maker roadmap is here, showing that Behaviour Interactive intends to support the game for a good while to come.

March 30, 2023 | 08:49 EDT

The Sundown Kid and his rival, Mad Dog, in the Live A Live remake

Live A Live Remake Headed To PlayStation And PC Next Month, Demo Available Today

Square Enix has announced that its previously Switch-exclusive Live A Live remake is heading to PlayStation and PC next month.

March 30, 2023 | 06:19 EDT

A closeup of Ling Xiaoyu in Tekken 8

Tekken 8 Ling Xiaoyu Trailer Lets The Dancing Phoenix Loose

Another new Tekken 8 character trailer is upon us, giving us a first glimpse of Tekken series mainstay Ling Xiaoyu and her graceful style.

March 29, 2023 | 08:21 EDT

The player character about to leap into the desert in Atlas Fallen

Action RPG Atlas Fallen Delayed Until Summer

Upcoming action RPG Atlas Fallen has been delayed until summer, with the developers citing a need for extra development time.

March 29, 2023 | 08:09 EDT

Gripper key art, depicting main character None and his bike

Gripper Review

In our Gripper review, we take a look at Bulgarian developer Heart Core's first effort, and it feels like there's a long way for the studio to go.

March 29, 2023 | 08:00 EDT

Leon standing outside a ramshackle run-down shack in the Resident Evil 4 remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake Sales Hit 3 Million In Just 2 Days

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 4 remake sales have hit 3 million within the game's first two days on sale, which ain't bad at all.

March 29, 2023 | 05:34 EDT

Animals gathered to worship in the Devolver Digital game Cult of the Lamb

Devolver Digital Won't Be At E3 2023, Studio Confirms

Devolver Digital has revealed that it's skipping this year's E3 presentation, adding its voice to a growing chorus of absentees.

March 29, 2023 | 03:34 EDT

Link diving through the clouds towards the ground in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Gameplay Showcase Delves Deep Into Link's New Adventure

It's finally time to take an in-depth look at the gameplay for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and it's looking pretty swish.

March 28, 2023 | 10:17 EDT

A shot of a bored-looking queen in the Team17 game King of the Castle

Team17 CEO To Step Down After Over 30 Years

Team17 CEO Debbie Bestwick is to step down from her role after more than 30 years. She'll instead enter a "non-executive role" at the studio.

March 28, 2023 | 08:49 EDT

An aerial strategic map view of countries in the new Europa Universalis IV Domination expansion

Europa Universalis IV Domination Expansion Release Date Locked In For April

The Europa Universalis IV expansion Domination has a release date. It's bringing, well, domination to all your favorite empires in April.

March 28, 2023 | 08:26 EDT

A banner with the Steam Deck in the background proclaiming "Dolphin is coming to Steam"

Wii And GameCube Emulator Dolphin Headed To Steam In Q2 2023

Dolphin, the premier Wii and GameCube emulator, is coming to Steam this year, although its creators are being pretty amusingly circumspect.

March 28, 2023 | 03:02 EDT

Eiji Aonuma sitting next to a logo for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

10-Minute The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Gameplay Showcase Airing Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Nintendo is showing a 10-minute The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gameplay demonstration, giving us more info about Link's next outing.

March 27, 2023 | 10:14 EDT

Cars driving in Forza Horizon 5, a Playground Games title

Ex-Playground Games Head Founds Brand New "World-Class" Studio

Former Playground Games head Gavin Raeburn has opened up a new studio in the UK, and it's working on its first "best in class" game right now.

March 27, 2023 | 09:51 EDT

A party of adventurers in Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Is Free For Starter Edition Owners Until May

For a limited time, you can now get Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood free if you have the Starter Edition on PC or PlayStation (but not Steam).

March 27, 2023 | 09:38 EDT

A Tremere levitating in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt "Most Exciting Update Yet" Launches

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt has received a new update that adds the Tremere Clan, a new Archetype, and much, much more.

March 27, 2023 | 08:23 EDT

Jack-8 looking appropriately intimidating in Tekken 8

Tekken 8 Jack-8 Trailer Shows How Terrifying AI Truly Is

A new Tekken 8 trailer has arrived, showcasing android warrior Jack-8 in all his terrifying robotic magnificence. He's got a very big gun.

March 24, 2023 | 11:17 EDT

Two My Time at Sandrock characters in the new marriage attire

My Time At Sandrock Devs Share Info On Marriage And More For Next Update

My Time at Sandrock developer Pathea Games has released more new info about its upcoming Knives Out update, including marriage, martial arts, and more.

March 24, 2023 | 10:23 EDT

An anime-style character against the backdrop of an ornate city in Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail Comes To PC And Mobile Next Month, PlayStation Versions Also On The Way

Hoyoverse's sci-fi RPG Honkai: Star Rail has a release date on PC and mobile, and it's also coming to PlayStation consoles at some point in the future.

March 24, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

A banner showing Activision Blizzard franchises like Overwatch, Diablo, and Call of Duty, as well as the Xbox and ABK logos

UK CMA Changes Its Mind On Microsoft-Activision Merger Based On "New Evidence"

The UK's CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) has changed its tune regarding the Microsoft-Activision merger's effect on console competition.

March 24, 2023 | 09:42 EDT

Key art for Sludge Life 2, which depicts a creature hiding in a dumpster

Sludge Life 2 Preview - Old Life New Life

A surprise Sludge Life sequel has been announced, and we sat down with Sludge Life 2 to see how its vaporwave-inflected world has changed.

March 23, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

Three dwarves facing down a huge crystal formation in Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic Legacy Is Here To Stay, Says Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship Games has confirmed that Deep Rock Galactic Legacy, its snapshot of the game's 2018 incarnation, is here to stay.

March 23, 2023 | 10:56 EDT

The male protagonist standing in a shopping area in The Caligula Effect: Overdose

The Caligula Effect: Overdose PS5 Release Date Unveiled

The Caligula Effect: Overdose PS5 release date has been revealed, with the turn-based JRPG breaking out of its virtual world in May.

March 23, 2023 | 10:30 EDT