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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

Artwork for Touhou: New World, showing the game's characters

Touhou: New World Western Release Confirmed For Summer

Touhou: New World is bound for the West, as the bullet hell action RPG is heading to PC and Switch in summer, as well as PlayStation at a later date.

March 15, 2023 | 10:31 EDT

The player character silhouetted against a beautiful landscape in Atlas Fallen

Atlas Fallen Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Desert Traversal, Combat, And More

The very first Atlas Fallen gameplay trailer has been revealed, giving us a look at the game's world, its combat, and more.

March 15, 2023 | 10:16 EDT

Marshall Law challenging all comers in Tekken 8

Tekken 8 Marshall Law Gameplay Trailer Shows Somersault Kicks Galore

A new Tekken 8 Marshall Law gameplay trailer has been unleashed, showing off the Legendary Dragon in all his fury and glory.

March 14, 2023 | 10:53 EDT

Players trying to raid a base and confronting an enemy in Meet Your Maker

Doom-Laden Base Raider Meet Your Maker Comes To PS Plus On Day One

Behaviour Interactive's base-building and raiding game Meet Your Maker is coming to PlayStation Plus on day one, Sony has announced.

March 14, 2023 | 10:34 EDT

A character in Hyper Light Breaker looking up at a futuristic city

Hyper Light Breaker Trailer Shows Pulse-Pounding Action, Reveals Release Window

Heart Machine has revealed the first Hyper Light Breaker gameplay trailer, as well as a new release window for the upcoming action-adventure game.

March 14, 2023 | 09:47 EDT

The player standing in part of the station with a gun in the System Shock remake

System Shock Remake Delayed Yet Again, This Time Until May

The upcoming System Shock remake, which sees you taking on SHODAN in an updated version of the 1994 classic, has been delayed once again.

March 14, 2023 | 09:29 EDT

The player sitting in their shiny mech in Lightyear Frontier

Lightyear Frontier Early Access Release Delayed Indefinitely

The Early Access release date for upcoming farming sim Lightyear Frontier has been indefinitely delayed, according to developer Frame Break.

March 13, 2023 | 11:03 EDT

A banner showing rival Temtem Tamers riding mounts in the new Temtem Season 3

Temtem Season 3 Kicks Off With New Challenge Modes And More

Temtem Season 3 is underway, bringing a new set of challenges to test your Temtem tamer mettle, as well as new rewards and more.

March 13, 2023 | 10:45 EDT

Key art for Victoria, which depicts a happy couple surrounded by a crowd

Victoria 3 Update 1.2 Has Some Pretty Funny Bug Fixes

It's time for Victoria 3 update 1.2 to arrive, and as you might expect from a Paradox game, it contains some pretty amusing fixes and changes.

March 13, 2023 | 10:23 EDT

Cobra, the protagonist of Space Adventure Cobra, which is getting a videogame courtesy of Microids

Cult Anime Space Adventure Cobra Is Getting A Videogame

French studio Microids has revealed that it's working on a videogame adaptation of cult 80s sci-fi anime Space Adventure Cobra.

March 13, 2023 | 09:38 EDT

The main character standing and looking out over massive spiral towers in Bleak Faith: Forsaken

Bleak Faith: Forsaken Review

In our Bleak Faith: Forsaken review, we look at yet another 3D indie Soulslike that proves the mission to replicate From Software's formula is misguided.

March 10, 2023 | 10:35 EST

Paul Phoenix grinning at the camera in the new Tekken 8 gameplay trailer

Tekken 8 Paul Phoenix Gameplay Trailer Brings Back A Fan Favorite

A new Tekken 8 gameplay trailer has arrived, showcasing the brutal combat style of the flamboyant and lovable Paul Phoenix.

March 10, 2023 | 10:25 EST

The cast and logo for Nihon Falcom RPG The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails

Nihon Falcom RPG The Legend Of Nayuta: Boundless Trails Heads West In Fall

A new The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails trailer has been released, confirming that the action RPG is heading to the West this fall.

March 10, 2023 | 09:28 EST

The new Hellfire Laharback Kemono in Wild Hearts

Wild Hearts Update Adds Terrifying New Kemono, Squashes Lots Of Bugs

Today's Wild Hearts update adds a new Kemono to fight, a new talisman skill to augment your build, and an absolute smorgasbord of bug fixes.

March 10, 2023 | 09:04 EST

Frey looking out over an epic landscape in Forspoken

Forspoken Update 1.10 Brings Targeting Rework, Visual Tweaks, And More

Forspoken update 1.10 is out, bringing with it visual improvements, performance optimizations, and a targeting system rework.

March 10, 2023 | 08:30 EST

The Epic Year In Review logo over the top of some of the Epic Games Store service's most popular 2022 games

Epic Games Store Users Claimed 700 Million Free Games Last Year

It's time for the Epic Games Store roundup of 2022, and if you played a lot of the storefront's free games last year, you're far from alone.

March 9, 2023 | 10:16 EST

A cockpit view of a plane in Aces of Thunder, a new PS VR2 flight sim

PS VR2 Flight Sim Aces Of Thunder Announced By War Thunder Studio

Gaijin Entertainment has revealed Aces of Thunder, a new PS VR2 flight sim that will use War Thunder's physics and damage models for "immersive" battles.

March 9, 2023 | 09:05 EST

The back of Professor Layton's head against the backdrop of the city of Steam Bison in Professor Layton and the New World of Steam

Professor Layton And The New World Of Steam Gets New Trailer And More Info

Level-5 has revealed more information about Professor Layton and the New World of Steam, which will mark the good gentleman's Switch debut.

March 9, 2023 | 06:46 EST

Art for Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time, which shows an idyllic village in the game

New Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time Info Revealed In Level-5 Showcase

Level-5 has revealed some new info about Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time, and it's looking like a great followup if you loved the original.

March 9, 2023 | 06:44 EST

Stained glass-style artwork depicting Cereza (or Bayonetta) in Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza And The Lost Demon Demo Released

A Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon demo has been released, allowing you to try out this charming-looking storybook adventure for yourself.

March 8, 2023 | 10:29 EST

Warriors battling each other in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Update 1.03 Addresses PC Woes And More

Team Ninja has released a Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty update that's intended to address some of PC players' most common complaints.

March 8, 2023 | 09:57 EST

Astro and Wumpus, the PlayStation and Discord mascots, frolicking together with the legend "TOGETHER AT LAST" to celebrate the new PS5 system software update.

PS5 System Update Adds Discord Chat, 1440p VRR Support, And More

A new PS5 system update is rolling out today, adding Discord voice chat support, 1440p VRR capabilities, and more to the console.

March 8, 2023 | 09:26 EST

A banner advertising the V Rising update Secrets of Gloomrot, which is coming in May

First Big V Rising Update Reveals The Secrets Of Gloomrot In May

Stunlock has revealed details of the first major V Rising update, Secrets of Gloomrot, which is due to scare up a new biome and more in May.

March 8, 2023 | 08:48 EST

The main character aiming a sniper rifle at fleeing enemies in Sniper Elite 5

Sniper Elite 5 Season Pass 2 Lands With New Mission And More

Sniper Elite 5 Season Pass 2 is kicking off with a bang, bringing a brand new campaign mission and two iconic weapons into the fold today.

March 7, 2023 | 10:02 EST