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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

Two gunners shooting at a horde of enemies in Warhammer 40k: Darktide

Warhammer 40k: Darktide Tools Of War Update Brings New Weapons And More

A new Warhammer 40k: Darktide update is adding new Conditions, new weapons, and plenty of bug fixes and gameplay improvements.

March 23, 2023 | 10:08 EDT

A banner showing the text "Elden Ring Patch Notes v1.09" and the game's artwork

Elden Ring Update 1.09 Brings Ray Tracing To The Lands Between

Update 1.09 for Elden Ring is out, and it adds ray tracing capabilities to the game, making the Lands Between look even more lush.

March 23, 2023 | 09:44 EDT

Several feathered dinosaurs running in the new Jurassic World Evolution 2 DLC

New Jurassic World Evolution 2 DLC Brings Feathered Dino Friends Next Week

Frontier has announced a new Jurassic World Evolution 2 DLC pack that brings four feathered dino friends into the fold, and it's coming next week.

March 22, 2023 | 10:37 EDT

Cars racing through the streets in Lego City Undercover, an image meant as a stand-in for Lego 2K Drive

Open-World Racer Lego 2K Drive Revealed For May

A now-deleted article officially reveals the existence of Lego 2K Drive, a new open-world racing game created by Visual Concepts and set for launch in May.

March 22, 2023 | 10:01 EDT

A player walking through the Ashlands in the next Valheim update

Valheim Dev Blog Delves Further Into Fiery Ashlands Update

It's time for another Valheim dev blog, and this one is revealing more info about the Ashlands, the Hildir's Quest update, and more.

March 22, 2023 | 09:34 EDT

Two characters in mid-close up in Fire Emblem Engage

Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass Wave 4 Release Date Revealed

The fourth wave of the Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass is coming in early April, bringing with it new characters, maps, and more.

March 22, 2023 | 09:19 EDT

Lars Alexandersson in the new Tekken 8 gameplay trailer

Tekken 8 Lars Alexandersson Trailer Sets The Lion Free

A new Tekken 8 trailer has arrived, showcasing the devastating combat style of rebellious leader and Mishima-hater Lars Alexandersson.

March 21, 2023 | 11:14 EDT

Cell Max in the new Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 update

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Update Brings Cell Max Raid And More This Week

The next Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 update is coming on Thursday, and we now know who the second Hero of Justice Pack 2 DLC character is.

March 21, 2023 | 10:41 EDT

A spaceship from CCP Games' Eve Online

Eve Online Developer CCP Is Working On A Blockchain Game Set In The Eve Universe

Eve Online studio CCP has declared that it's making a new AAA-grade blockchain game set in the successful sci-fi MMO's universe.

March 21, 2023 | 10:21 EDT

Several squad members standing around in a distinctly Alien-themed location in Aliens: Dark Descent

Aliens: Dark Descent Release Date Revealed For June

Tindalos and Focus have revealed the Aliens: Dark Descent release date, and there's some fresh tactical gameplay to take a look at as well.

March 21, 2023 | 09:49 EDT

A train speeding by in the new Cities: Skylines Hubs & Transport update

Cities: Skylines Hubs & Transport Update Detailed In New Dev Diary

The Cities: Skylines Hubs & Transport update is just around the corner, and Colossal Order has revealed new details about what it will contain.

March 20, 2023 | 11:51 EDT

Super Sonic soaring towards an enemy in Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Frontiers Update Adds Photo Mode And More This Week

Sega has detailed the first big Sonic Frontiers update for 2023, which arrives this week and adds Photo Mode, new challenges, and some classic Sonic tunes.

March 20, 2023 | 11:20 EDT

Three brightly-colored characters posing in Apex Legends by Respawn

Respawn Opens New Wisconsin Studio To Support Apex Legends Development

Apex Legends studio Respawn has opened a new location in Wisconsin, showing that the battle royale shooter and its developer are thriving.

March 20, 2023 | 10:16 EDT

The multi-limbed boss Godrick the Grafted in Elden Ring

Elden Ring Infographic Shows Just How Many Malenia Attempts There Have Been

A new Elden Ring infographic sheds light on how many times players have tried the infamous Malenia, Blade of Miquella boss, and there's lots more info.

March 20, 2023 | 09:47 EDT

Cereza and Cheshire in the new trailer for Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza And The Lost Demon Overview Trailer Sets The Stage

There's a new Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demons launch trailer to check out, giving you the rundown on this rather strange spin-off.

March 17, 2023 | 11:07 EDT

The player parrying a Yellow Turban rebel's attack in the Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty ver1.04 update

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Ver1.04 Update Features Further Fixes For PC Players And More

Team Ninja has released the Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty ver1.04 update, which contains further PC improvements and lots of bug fixes.

March 17, 2023 | 10:37 EDT

A monstrous figure silhouetted outside a frosted glass window in Layers of Fear

Layers Of Fear Gameplay Showcase Looks Pretty Darn Spooky

A new Layers of Fear gameplay showcase has been released, giving us a look at how Bloober Team's upcoming horror adventure will play.

March 17, 2023 | 10:20 EDT

Ryza and Fi in Atelier Ryza 2

First Two Atelier Ryza Games Ship 1.6 Million Copies Worldwide

According to Koei Tecmo, the first two Atelier Ryza games have racked up a pretty impressive count of shipped units between them.

March 17, 2023 | 09:40 EDT

A killer silhouetted by a window while a survivor hides in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Release Date Revs Up In August

Don't turn around, but if you look at your reflection in the glare of the screen, you might just see a terrifying Texas Chain Saw Massacre release date.

March 16, 2023 | 10:42 EDT

Four space pilots with silly helmets in the new Focus and Hutlihut game Void Crew

Void Crew Is A Co-Op Space Adventure Blasting Onto Steam In 2023

If you've been looking for a new space adventure to tackle alongside your friends, then the newly-announced Void Crew could be just the ticket.

March 16, 2023 | 10:21 EDT

A vampiric creature with a ball of darkness hovering over its head in Redfall

Redfall Story Trailer Promises Many Mysteries To Uncover

A new Redfall story trailer has arrived, giving us a glimpse into the dark, twisted narrative Arkane has created for its upcoming vampire shooter.

March 16, 2023 | 10:09 EDT

The Atari logo overlaid on a screenshot of the arcade game Frenzy

Atari Buys Up 12 Classic Arcade Franchises Including Berzerk And More

Atari has bought 12 classic arcade franchises, including shooter Berzerk, best known as the origin of the sinister smiley face Evil Otto.

March 16, 2023 | 09:52 EDT

The monstrous cover art for the classic RPG DeathKeep, one of the D&D RPGs being re-released on PC this month

Spelljammer, Fantasy Empires, And More Classic D&D RPGs Return To PC This Month

Boutique RPG studio SNEG has announced that eight classic D&D RPGs are getting the re-release treatment on Steam and GOG later this month.

March 15, 2023 | 11:35 EDT

The Cities: Skylines World Tour Part 2 logo over three new types of content for the game

Cities: Skylines World Tour Part 2 Marks The Beginning Of The End For City-Builder

Paradox has outlined the final content drops coming to Cities: Skylines this year as the studio ramps up development on the forthcoming sequel.

March 15, 2023 | 10:54 EDT