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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: 3926

Four characters walking jauntily in key art for the farming sim SunnySide

Cute Farming Sim SunnySide Hits PC in May, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in July

Farming sim SunnySide, which boasts a focus on modernization and technology, now has an official release date on PC and consoles.

April 11, 2024 | 10:04 EDT

Key art for Pioneers of Pagonia, which shows two explorers looking out over a small town

Pioneers of Pagonia Co-op Play Added in Latest Update

A new Pioneers of Pagonia update has arrived that introduces a co-op multiplayer mode to the cozy Settlers-style city-builder.

April 11, 2024 | 09:02 EDT

A sign for Freddy Fazbear's in the first Five Nights at Freddy's movie

Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Sequel in the Works at Blumhouse

Five Nights at Freddy's movie studio Blumhouse has confirmed that a sequel to the wildly successful film is officially in the works.

April 11, 2024 | 08:39 EDT

A gnome waving a Miniclip flag with the FuturLab logo beneath him

Miniclip Acquires PowerWash Simulator Developer FuturLab

Browser and mobile game publisher Miniclip has announced that it has acquired PowerWash Simulator and Peaky Blinders: Mastermind developer FuturLab.

April 11, 2024 | 08:07 EDT

Darkest Dungeon 2 key art depicting four of the game's characters and its logo

Huge Darkest Dungeon 2 Update to Add New Campaign and More Later This Year

Red Hook Studios has announced a massive new Darkest Dungeon 2 update that will bring a whole new campaign mode to the dungeon-crawling RPG.

April 10, 2024 | 01:22 EDT

Three warriors in battle stance in key art for Wartales

Wartales DLC Will Let You Manage Your Own Tavern Next Week

Upcoming Wartales DLC The Tavern Opens! has a release date, and you'll be managing your very own drinkin' establishment next week.

April 10, 2024 | 11:59 EDT

A soldier in a skull mask in Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 Roadmap for Spring Is Looking Pretty Thin

EA and DICE have released the latest Battlefield 2042 roadmap, which takes us all the way up to the beginning of summer, but don't get your hopes up.

April 10, 2024 | 10:52 EDT

The key art for Threads of War, which is rendered in the style of Ukrainian embroidery

Threads of War Is a Ukrainian Father-Son Project With a Striking Art Style

Football, Tactics & Glory designer Andriy Kostiushko has announced Threads of War, a game inspired by the Ukraine war and made with his 11-year-old son.

April 10, 2024 | 09:07 EDT

An Orc character in Warcraft, a Blizzard property

Blizzard Games to Return to Mainland China Thanks to NetEase Partnership

Blizzard and NetEase have announced that Blizzard's games will return to mainland China under a new publishing agreement.

April 10, 2024 | 08:09 EDT

A boat sailing on deceptively calm waters in Dredge

Live-Action Dredge Movie Announced by Black Salt Games and Story Kitchen

Black Salt Games and movie production company Story Kitchen have announced a live-action Dredge movie. Yes, you read that right.

April 9, 2024 | 12:07 EDT

Elspeth von Draken, one of the Legendary Lords in the Total War: Warhammer 3 Thrones of Decay DLC

Total War: Warhammer 3 Reveals Legendary Lords for Upcoming Thrones of Decay DLC

Creative Assembly has revealed the three Legendary Lords making their way to Total War: Warhammer 3 as part of its Thrones of Decay DLC.

April 9, 2024 | 11:24 EDT

A soldier wielding a gun in Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 Seasons to End as Production Ramps Up on Next Game

EA has announced that Battlefield 2042 seasons will come to a close, and that Dead Space studio Motive has been added to the list of devs for the next game.

April 9, 2024 | 10:49 EDT

Ermac looking menacing in Mortal Kombat 1

Mortal Kombat 1 Reveals Ermac Release Date in Brutal New Gameplay Trailer

NetherRealm and Warner Bros have revealed the Mortal Kombat 1 Ermac release date, as well as giving us a first glimpse of the spectral fighter in action.

April 9, 2024 | 10:25 EDT

A merciless squadron of Automatons in an animated trailer for Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 Automatons Stage Massive Counterattack as New Crash-Fixing Patch Arrives

Arrowhead Game Studios has confirmed the return of the Helldivers 2 Automaton menace, and a new update has been deployed as well.

April 9, 2024 | 09:37 EDT

The two main characters of Star Wars Outlaws in key art for the game

(UPDATED) Star Wars Outlaws Release Date Seemingly Leaked by Ubisoft

The Star Wars Outlaws release date has seemingly been leaked by none other than Ubisoft's very own Japanese arm ahead of a trailer debut later today.

April 9, 2024 | 09:12 EDT

The Gearbox Publishing and Arc Games logos side by side

Gearbox Publishing San Francisco Rebrands as Arc Games, Teases New Hyper Light Breaker Trailer

The San Francisco wing of Gearbox Publishing has rebranded to Arc Games, and a new Hyper Light Breaker trailer is on the way soon.

April 9, 2024 | 08:52 EDT

A Nintendo Wii U console, intended to illustrate the new Pretendo exploit

Pretendo Keeps Wii U Online Services Alive With No Need for Homebrew

If you're looking for a way to continue playing Wii U games online after the shutdown, Pretendo's new homebrew-free method may well have you covered.

April 9, 2024 | 08:05 EDT

A shot of Tekken 8's Kazuya next to a Chipotle dish

Tekken 8 Chipotle Teamup Allows You to Earn In-Game Currency With Your Order

Tekken 8 has teamed up with Chipotle, of all things, and the partnership means a chance to get some in-game currency for yourself.

April 8, 2024 | 12:10 EDT

Dwarves looking triumphant in artwork for Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic Season Reactivation Details Revealed

Ghost Ship Games has revealed new info regarding how Deep Rock Galactic season reactivation will work, allowing you to unlock past content.

April 8, 2024 | 11:39 EDT

A zombie in a helmet in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, representing the canceled Call of Duty live-service Zombies game

Ex-Call of Duty Staffer Reveals Details of Canceled Live-Service Zombies Game

An ex-Call of Duty staffer has shared some juicy details regarding the canceled Raven Software Zombies project that was in development around a decade ago.

April 8, 2024 | 10:35 EDT

Snake crouching next to a wall in the Konami remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Konami Raises Base Salary for Japanese Employees for Third Year in a Row

Konami has announced a salary increase for its Japanese employees, as well as a boost to graduate salaries across its domestic offices.

April 8, 2024 | 09:28 EDT

A character soaring over the world with a glider in the Singularity 6 game Palia

(UPDATED) Palia Developer Singularity 6 Hit by Layoffs

Palia studio Singularity 6 has been hit by layoffs, according to several ex-employees of the company, with around 50 staff members affected.

April 5, 2024 | 10:02 EDT

A Wanzer firing a heavy weapon in Front Mission 2: Remake

Front Mission 2: Remake Hits PC, PlayStation, and Xbox Later This Month, PC Demo Coming Today

Forever Entertainment has revealed that Front Mission 2: Remake is officially coming to PC, PlayStation, and Xbox later this month.

April 5, 2024 | 09:12 EDT

Three soldiers in the Relic Entertainment game Company of Heroes 3

Relic Entertainment Lays Off 41 Employees Following Shift to Independence

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and Age of Empires 4 developer Relic Entertainment has laid off around 40 employees after going independent.

April 5, 2024 | 07:37 EDT