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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: 3745

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

Princess Peach singing in her new Mermaid transformation in Princess Peach: Showtime!

Princess Peach: Showtime! Gets Brand New Trailer Showing Off Four Fun Transformations

Nintendo's upcoming action-adventure extravaganza Princess Peach: Showtime! has received a new trailer detailing four of its fabulous transformations.

February 14, 2024 | 09:24 EST

Adol and Karja dashing forward in Ys X: Nordics

Ys X: Nordics Finally Gets Western Release Window

At last, NIS America has revealed a Western release window for seafaring JRPG Ys X: Nordics, and it's landing later this year.

February 14, 2024 | 09:04 EST

A soldier from Helldivers 2 in close-up

Helldivers 2 Update Fixes Multiple Crashes and Disconnection Issues

A new Helldivers 2 update has been released, and while it's quite a small update, it offers fixes for a range of crashes and connection issues.

February 14, 2024 | 08:32 EST

The new DNF Duel DLC character Monk looking angry

DNF Duel Reveals Fourth Season Pass DLC Character Monk

Fighting game DNF Duel has revealed its latest DLC character and fourth season pass addition in the form of the Monk, a hard-hitting warrior.

February 14, 2024 | 04:07 EST

Judy Alvarez looking over the city in Cyberpunk 2077, a game that prominently features LGBTQ+ characters

LGBTQ+ Gamer Numbers Growing but Representation Lags Behind, New GLAAD Report Shows

A new GLAAD study has found that LGBTQ+ gamer numbers seem to be growing, but that representation doesn't appear to be keeping pace.

February 13, 2024 | 10:18 EST

Henry standing in front of a burning village in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Medieval Open-World RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance Passes Six Million Sales

Warhorse Studios has announced that medieval open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance has crossed the six million sales mark.

February 13, 2024 | 09:31 EST

A close-up of the new Tower of Fantasy simulacrum Yanuo in official artwork for the character

New Tower of Fantasy Simulacrum Yanuo Revealed for Next Week

Hotta Studio and Level Infinite have revealed a new simulacrum for Tower of Fantasy in the form of espionage expert Yanuo.

February 13, 2024 | 09:00 EST

Three Inklings in various action poses in artwork for the upcoming Splatoon 3 Fresh Season 2024

Splatoon 3 Fresh Season 2024 Announced for March as Nintendo Reveals New Side Order DLC Gameplay

Nintendo has revealed a new Splatoon 3 season for March, and the gaming giant has also unveiled new gameplay for the upcoming Side Order DLC.

February 13, 2024 | 08:59 EST