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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: 2806

The protagonist of indie action-adventure Strayed Lights engaged in combat with one of its enemies

Strayed Lights Release Date Revealed Alongside New Gameplay

Embers has revealed the Strayed Lights release date, with the color-swapping action-adventure game coming to PC and consoles in April.

February 28, 2023 | 09:19 EST

A blonde figure on a horse looking out over a burnt Erdtree in the new Elden Ring DLC

Elden Ring DLC Shadow Of The Erdtree Announced

That Elden Ring DLC you've been waiting for has finally been revealed, as From Software is working on an expansion called Shadow of the Erdtree.

February 28, 2023 | 03:23 EST

A character holding up a Moon Man mascot costume in the key art for The Outer Wilds: Spacer's Choice Edition

The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition Blasts Off Next Week

Obsidian has announced The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition, a definitive version of its 2019 RPG that packs in all DLC, performance boosts, and more.

February 27, 2023 | 10:22 EST

Tsunekazu Ishihara, the president of The Pokemon Company, alongside a Pikachu plushie for the February 2023 Pokemon Presents showcase

Here's Everything Announced During The February 2023 Pokemon Presents

Today's Pokemon Presents contained a bunch of announcements and updates for Pokemon games and media, and here they all are!

February 27, 2023 | 10:06 EST

The two new legendary Pokemon being added in the new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet DLC The Hidden Treasure Of Area Zero Revealed

Two new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC packs have been announced, making up a new adventure called The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero.

February 27, 2023 | 09:37 EST

A dingy room in Phasmophobia, with the player looking over it using the Spirit Box

Phasmophobia Update Adds Insanity Difficulty And More

Kinetic Games has released Phasmophobia update, overhauling custom game rewards and adding an even harder difficulty for skilled investigators.

February 27, 2023 | 08:43 EST

Chester Stoddart speaking in Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana on Switch

Ys Memoire: The Oath In Felghana Gameplay Trailer Shows A JRPG Classic Revamped

Nihon Falcom has released a new Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana gameplay trailer, showing some classic nostalgic JRPG goodness.

February 24, 2023 | 10:53 EST

A sinister-looking armored warrior on horseback in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Launch Trailer Heralds New Demo's Arrival

The Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty launch trailer is here, and a new demo is also available so you can give this Chinese history-inspired Soulslike RPG a try.

February 24, 2023 | 09:53 EST

A soldier shouting and pointing while others battle in the background in the Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 key art

Battlefield 2042 Season 4 Patch Notes Revealed Ahead Of Launch

The Battlefield 2042 Season 4 patch notes have been revealed ahead of the update's launch this coming Tuesday, and it's a big one.

February 24, 2023 | 08:41 EST

Aphex Logan threatening to "deck" everyone in the room in Master Detective Archives: Rain Code

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Reveals 6 Brand New Characters

Spike Chunsoft has lifted the veil on six new characters in Master Detective Archives: Rain Code, and they're pretty wild.

February 24, 2023 | 04:17 EST

Skeletons leaping towards the player character in Ravenbound

Ravenbound Release Date Brings Open-World Roguelite Carnage In March

The Ravenbound release date has been revealed, with the Scandinavian-inspired open-world roguelite heading to PC at the end of March.

February 23, 2023 | 10:54 EST

A chaotic scene of tactical combat in The Last Spell, which is leaving Early Access in March

The Last Spell 1.0 Release Date Set For Next Month

We now have a release date for indie tactical RPG The Last Spell, which is crossing the PC and console ley lines next month.

February 23, 2023 | 10:39 EST

Shinji Mikami, who's leaving his studio Tango Gameworks

Shinji Mikami Leaving Tango Gameworks "In The Coming Months", Bethesda Confirms

Industry legend and The Evil Within creator Shinji Mikami is to depart Tango Gameworks in the coming months, Bethesda has confirmed.

February 23, 2023 | 09:35 EST

The new Magic Mirror helper in the next major My Time at Sandrock update

Next Major My Time At Sandrock Update Will Add New Stories And More

The next big My Time at Sandrock update is scheduled to arrive in late March or early April, and there's a lot to look forward to.

February 23, 2023 | 08:48 EST

A Black Desert anniversary card inviting you to celebrate the occasion

Black Desert Anniversary Celebrations Begin Today With In-Game Rewards And More

Black Desert anniversary celebrations are well underway, with in-game goodies and streams galore coming up to celebrate several milestones for the MMO.

February 22, 2023 | 09:35 EST

The Alfa Romeo F1 Team 2023 C43 car that's been added in the latest F1 22 update

Free F1 22 Update Lets You Try Out Alfa Romeo's 2023 C43 Car

A new F1 22 update has added an upcoming Formula One livery for the first time, giving you the chance to test-drive a car before you've seen it on-track.

February 22, 2023 | 08:49 EST

Luke throwing a punch at Jamie in Street Fighter 6, which will be part of the Evo 2023 lineup

Evo 2023 Lineup Includes Street Fighter 6 And Much More

The Evo 2023 lineup has been revealed, and it includes the first ever annual Evo Throwback tournament, as well as fan favorites like Street Fighter.

February 22, 2023 | 03:21 EST

The player riding Torrent and facing off against a dragon in Elden Ring

Elden Ring Sales Grow To 20 Million Tarnished

Elden Ring sales have reached another major milestone, so rejoice and bask in the light of the magnificent Erdtree, O Tarnished.

February 22, 2023 | 02:56 EST

A TV showing "2023 Pokemon Day" and Pikachu's face as confetti and balloons rain down to mark the new Pokemon Presents showcase

Pokemon Presents Showcase Announced For Next Week

Next Monday is Pokemon Day, and a new Pokemon Presents showcase has been announced in celebration. It'll feature about 20 minutes of new Pokemon info.

February 21, 2023 | 10:19 EST

A PC with multicolored cables in the new PC Building Simulator 2 update

PC Building Simulator 2 Update Adds New Components And Cable Colors

A new PC Building Simulator 2 update has arrived, bringing custom cable colors, new GPUs and DDR5 RAM, and much more to the game.

February 21, 2023 | 09:56 EST

Ringo and various Demons in Soul Hackers 2

Soul Hackers 2 Hacks Its Way To Xbox Game Pass Next Week

Atlus' JRPG Soul Hackers 2 is coming to Xbox Game Pass next week, and three other games are also scheduled to arrive on or before March 3rd.

February 21, 2023 | 09:17 EST

Kazuya looking disapprovingly into the camera and saying "Pitiful." in Tekken 8

Tekken 8 Kazuya Gameplay Trailer Shows Bone-Crunching Combos

A new Tekken 8 gameplay trailer has landed, showcasing some brutal gameplay for the cold and calculating Mishima heir Kazuya Mishima.

February 21, 2023 | 03:43 EST

The cast of Redfall facing off against a vampiric enemy

New Redfall Trailer Introduces Arkane's Twisted Vampire World

Arkane has released a creepy new Redfall trailer showing off the titular island and the creepier elements you can expect to come into contact with.

February 20, 2023 | 10:24 EST

Two firefighting vehicles in the new SnowRunner Season 9 content

SnowRunner Season 9 Takes You To Wildfire-Ravaged Ontario

SnowRunner Season 9 is on its way at the end of the month, bringing two new vehicles and a wildfire-ravaged Ontario to explore.

February 20, 2023 | 10:03 EST