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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: 2823

A batter swinging for the stands in MLB The Show 23

Sony Shows Off MLB The Show 23's Extensive Gameplay Changes

A new blog post has revealed some of MLB The Show 23's extensive gameplay changes ahead of the game's release on March 28th.

February 16, 2023 | 09:29 EST

Artwork depicting some of the friendly dwarves in Ghost Ship Games' Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic Developer Announces New Publishing Division

Ghost Ship Games, developer of Deep Rock Galactic, has announced that it's opening a new indie publishing wing in the form of Ghost Ship Publishing.

February 16, 2023 | 09:07 EST

The main character facing down a gargoyle in the Elderand key art

Elderand Review

In our Elderand review, we take a look at a 2D Metroidvania action RPG inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Does it do enough to stand out?

February 16, 2023 | 09:00 EST

The Embracer Group logo overlaid on a shot of a character from Dead Island 2

Embracer Group Financials Reveal 31 AAA Games In The Pipeline

Embracer Group has released its Q3 2022 financial report, showing that it has a pretty impressive number of AAA games in its pipeline right now.

February 16, 2023 | 08:41 EST

A cleaner in PowerWash Simulator mimicking the pose of Cloud Strife in the iconic Final Fantasy VII cover art

PowerWash Simulator Final Fantasy VII Crossover DLC Arrives In March

Square Enix has revealed that the free PowerWash Simulator Final Fantasy VII crossover DLC is headed to the game in early March.

February 15, 2023 | 09:31 EST

The giant space whale on which you build your city in Beyond These Stars

Before We Leave Dev Announces New Cosmic City-Builder Beyond These Stars

Beyond These Stars is a new city-builder from Before We Leave developer Balancing Monkey, and it's coming to PC via Early Access this year.

February 15, 2023 | 08:44 EST

An Inkling looking back over their shoulder while walking towards Inkopolis in the first wave of the Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass DLC

Inkopolis Comes To Splatoon 3 Season Pass At The End Of The Month

Nintendo has announced that the first wave of the Splatoon 3 season pass DLC, which contains Inkopolis, is arriving at the end of February.

February 15, 2023 | 08:27 EST

Lady Dimitrescu and her daughters in Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village VR Trailer Will Terrify You All Over Again

A new Resident Evil Village VR trailer has been released, showing many of the game's terrifying set pieces from a new perspective.

February 15, 2023 | 03:36 EST

An elevator bearing the legend "abandon hope, all ye who enter here" in Red Tape

Red Tape Review

What if Hell was a bureaucratic labyrinth? In our Red Tape review, we find out just how nightmarish the concept of Hell Incorporated could be.

February 14, 2023 | 06:16 EST

Nechaev and an old lady in Atomic Heart

Mick Gordon To Donate Atomic Heart Fees To Red Cross For Ukraine

Atomic Heart composer Mick Gordon has revealed that he's giving his fees for the game away to the Australian Red Cross' Ukraine appeal.

February 14, 2023 | 10:22 EST

One of the new Goweil machines in the Farming Simulator 22 Goweil Pack DLC

Farming Simulator 22 DLC Will Add 9 New Machines Next Month

New Farming Simulator 22 DLC is on the way next month in the form of the Goweil Pack, which adds 9 brand new machines to the game.

February 14, 2023 | 09:55 EST

Vegeta folding his arms and looking cocky in anticipation of Dragon Ball: The Breakers Season 2

Dragon Ball: The Breakers Season 2 To Bring Iconic New Raider And More

Dragon Ball: The Breakers Season 2 is coming on February 16th, bringing a new Raider who's sure to strike fear into the hearts of Survivors.

February 14, 2023 | 09:29 EST

Jensen Ackles and a young witch girl in the new Atomic Heart trailer

Cheeky New Live-Action Atomic Heart Trailer Counts Down To Release

A fun new Atomic Heart trailer has been released, and it stars The Boys and Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles as Major Nechaev.

February 14, 2023 | 09:13 EST

The player faces down a horde of zombies outside a surfboard rental shop in Dead Island 2

New Dead Island 2 Release Date Revealed As Zombie Game Goes Gold

You're probably used to hearing bad news about the Dead Island 2 release date, but this time, Deep Silver and Dambuster have brought it forward by a week.

February 13, 2023 | 10:41 EST

Bear Walker sitting alongside his skateboard decks for the new Pokemon collab

Electrifying New Pokemon-Themed Skateboard Decks Revealed For March

Skateboard artisan Bear Walker and Pokemon have revealed a brand new collaboration for 2023, featuring three popular Electric-type Pokemon.

February 13, 2023 | 10:24 EST

A soldier firing a rifle in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which dominated in the NPD sales for January

Call Of Duty Continues NPD Sales Dominance In January, Dead Space Takes Second Place

The NPD sales data has been released for January, showing that Call of Duty has once again dominated the US gaming space.

February 13, 2023 | 09:48 EST

A hunter facing off against a giant beast in Wild Hearts

Wild Hearts Story Trailer Gives New Info On Your Key Allies

There's a new Wild Hearts story trailer in town, and this one's all about the people who'll be helping you hunt down the fearsome Kemono.

February 13, 2023 | 08:27 EST

Key art for Gord, which depicts a bleak-looking setting with characters holding torches and worm-like monsters

New Gord Video Series Gives Insight Into Dark Fantasy Game's Bleak Origins

Gord developer Covenant has released a new video series detailing the origins and processes behind the creation of the dark fantasy strategy game.

February 10, 2023 | 10:33 EST

One of the waifus in Sega and Yoko Taro's new game 404 GAME RE:SET, wearing a Fantasy Zone earring

Sega And Yoko Taro Reveal Offbeat Mobile RPG 404 GAME RE:SET

Sega and Yoko Taro have officially revealed 404 GAME RE:SET, an offbeat new mobile gacha RPG with anthropomorphized Sega franchise waifu. Yes, really.

February 10, 2023 | 09:23 EST

PlayStation's Kei Yoneyama with a PSVR 2 box in front of her

PSVR 2 Unboxing Video Shows You What's In The Box

A new PSVR 2 unboxing video has been released, showing off the headset itself and all the extras you're going to get if you buy a unit.

February 10, 2023 | 08:53 EST

A character clashing with a Yellow Turban warrior in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty PC Requirements And Much More Revealed

The Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty PC requirements have been revealed, and we also now know what kind of performance the console versions will target.

February 10, 2023 | 04:57 EST

Key art and a logo for Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook

Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook Release Date Is Served

The Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook release date has been revealed, with the food-themed dungeon crawler heading your way in May.

February 9, 2023 | 10:07 EST

Two vampires looking intimidating in front of previews of the new magic system in the free V Rising expansion coming this May

Major Free V Rising Expansion Rises From Its Coffin In May

Stunlock has revealed more information about the upcoming free V Rising expansion, which we can expect sometime this May.

February 9, 2023 | 09:46 EST

Ruka looking scared in the Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse remaster

New Fatal Frame Remaster Story Trailer Will Give You The Shivers

A new story trailer has been released for the upcoming Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse remaster, and we get to see some new outfits too.

February 9, 2023 | 09:24 EST