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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: 3199

Ava looking in bewilderment at an origami Pikachu note on her lunch tray in Pokemon: Path to the Peak Episode 1

Pokemon: Path To The Peak Episode 1 Introduces TCG Hopeful Ava

Pokemon: Path to the Peak Episode 1 is now available, introducing us to Pokemon Trading Card Game hopeful Ava and her school's card battling club.

August 11, 2023 | 10:48 EDT

Adol back-to-back with fellow protagonist Karja in Ys X: Nordics

Ys X: Nordics Gets New English-Language Trailer Showing Off Combat And Exploration

A new English trailer for Ys X: Nordics has been released, highlighting some of the game's core combat and exploration systems.

August 11, 2023 | 10:29 EDT

A masked character in D-Pad Studio's Savant - Ascent looking down at another theatrical mask

Upcoming Savant - Ascent Remaster Is Now "Full-On Sequel", Owlboy Dev Reveals

A Savant - Ascent remaster in the works at D-Pad Studio has now become a full-blown sequel, according to the devs, and it now has a release date too.

August 11, 2023 | 09:31 EDT

Two cowboys trekking up a snowy mountain in Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar Roleplay Community Team Officially Joins Studio

Rockstar has announced that it's added, the roleplay community team behind popular mods FiveM and RedM, to its studio lineup.

August 11, 2023 | 09:10 EDT

A giant, terrifying monster with multiple arms facing down a player with a glowing sword in Lords of the Fallen

New Lords Of The Fallen Gameplay Info Highlights Tutorial, Character Creation, And More

New Lords of the Fallen gameplay info has been revealed, including what you'll encounter when you take your first steps into Mournstead.

August 10, 2023 | 09:46 EDT

A giant flaming figure with a swordsperson standing in front of it in the Fate/Samurai Remnant opening animation

Fate/Samurai Remnant Opening Animation Unveiled, And It Looks Great

The Fate/Samurai Remnant opening animation has been revealed, featuring gorgeous animation work by Japanese studio CloverWorks.

August 10, 2023 | 09:16 EDT

Sephiroth charging a Fire magic spell in Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Release Date Revealed For Next Month

The Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis release date has been revealed, with the mobile RPG set to launch for iOS and Android in September.

August 10, 2023 | 03:41 EDT

The player cautiously walking through the streets of Tarkov in Escape from Tarkov patch 0.13.5

Escape From Tarkov Patch 0.13.5 Brings New Boss, Gear Presets, And More

Escape from Tarkov patch 0.13.5 is very nearly here, and it's bringing a scary new boss to fight, new gear presets, and lots more.

August 10, 2023 | 03:12 EDT

A fiery enemy rearing up in front of the player and spewing lava in the Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty DLC Battle of Zhongyuan

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Update Adds New Boss Rush Battlefield And More

Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo have released a new Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty update that brings a brand new boss rush map and more.

August 9, 2023 | 10:32 EDT

A close-up on Makarov's face in the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 trailer

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Makarov Reveal Trailer Brings Back An Iconic Villain

Activision and Sledgehammer Games have released a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Makarov trailer, teasing the antagonist's role in the upcoming shooter.

August 9, 2023 | 10:16 EDT

A closeup of Zoya the Thief wearing her signature hood in Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy

New Trine 5 Trailer Spotlights Sneaky Zoya The Thief

A new Trine 5 trailer has been released, and this time around, it's time to see what the stealthy "entrepreneur" Zoya the Thief can do.

August 9, 2023 | 09:44 EDT

Artwork of Gran and Katalina celebrating the recent Granblue Fantasy: Versus sales milestone, with text that reads "1 million copies sold worldwide"

Granblue Fantasy Versus Sales Cross The Million Mark

Granblue Fantasy Versus sales have officially crossed the million mark, publisher Cygames and developer Arc System Works have announced.

August 9, 2023 | 09:10 EDT

A Sprigatito in close-up in the Pokemon Horizons anime, meant to represent the debut of Paldea Pokemon in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Is Getting Paldea Pokemon Starting Next Month

Paldean Pokemon will be making their way to Pokemon Go for the first time in September, The Pokemon Company and Niantic have revealed.

August 8, 2023 | 10:27 EDT

Xatu using some kind of devastating psychic attack against Porygn

Pokemon Stadium 2 And Pokemon TCG Join Nintendo Switch Online Roster

Nintendo has added Pokemon Stadium 2 and Pokemon Trading Card Game to the retro lineup of its Nintendo Switch Online service.

August 8, 2023 | 10:12 EDT

A Terastallized version of the titular Teal Mask in the first part of the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet DLC Part 1 Gets Release Date, Lots Of New DLC Info Revealed

A release date has been revealed for The Teal Mask, the first part of the upcoming two-part Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC adventure.

August 8, 2023 | 09:59 EDT

The player being rushed by a minion of Nurgle in Warhammer 40k: Darktide

Warhammer 40k: Darktide Into The Maelstrom Update Adds New Missions And More

A new Warhammer 40k: Darktide update, Into the Maelstrom, is here, and it's bringing new missions for you to tackle and more.

August 8, 2023 | 08:36 EDT

A ship sailing past a city that's blanketed in snow in Cities: Skylines 2

New Cities: Skylines 2 Video Introduces Climate, Seasons, And Natural Disasters

A brand new Cities: Skylines 2 video is here, detailing the ways in which climate and seasons will differ from huge map to huge map.

August 7, 2023 | 10:37 EDT

John Marston flanked by a couple of other characters in the Red Dead Redemption PS4 and Switch port

Red Dead Redemption PS4 And Switch Port Announced By Rockstar

Rockstar has announced a Red Dead Redemption PS4 and Switch port, although rather strangely, current-gen consoles and PC appear to have been left out.

August 7, 2023 | 10:26 EDT

Artwork of many of the characters in the Touhou Project game Touhou Danmaku Kagura Phantasia Lost

Touhou Danmaku Kagura Phantasia Lost Release Date Revealed, New Touhou Project Game Unveiled

Unknown X has revealed both a new Touhou Project game and a release date for its upcoming rhythm-action rework Touhou Danmaku Kagura Phantasia Lost.

August 7, 2023 | 09:45 EDT

A closeup of Ahsoka Tano in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which has dominated UK boxed charts this week

UK Boxed Sales Charts Show The Force Is Strong With Lego

The latest UK boxed sales chart data shows an unexpected victor emerging, while mainstays like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and FIFA 23 stick around.

August 7, 2023 | 08:42 EDT

The Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 ‘18 as seen in the Gran Turismo movie, but here appearing in Gran Turismo 7 update 1.36

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.36 Lets You Drive The Car From The Movie

Gran Turismo 7 update 1.36 is officially coming next week, bringing 4 new cars and a rather snazzy-looking Gran Turismo movie tie-in.

August 4, 2023 | 10:08 EDT

Several Pokemon, including Lapras, Magikarp, and Palafin, lined up against a psychedelic background in an image representing the new Pokemon Presents

Pokemon Presents Showcase Coming Next Week

A new Pokemon Presents showcase is headed your way next week, bringing over 30 minutes of Pokemon info and announcements.

August 4, 2023 | 09:48 EDT

Several of the characters who will be making an appearance in the upcoming Genshin Impact version 4.0

Genshin Impact Version 4.0 Release Date And More Revealed

Hoyoverse has unveiled the release date for Genshin Impact version 4.0, alongside a preview of what we can expect from the watery land of Fontaine.

August 4, 2023 | 09:16 EDT

One of the new male player models in the latest Scum update

Scum Update 0.9 Comes In "Smokin' Hot" With Bunkers, New Enemies, And More

Scum update 0.9 is here, bringing two terrifying new enemy types to contend with, as well as a male character model overhaul and more.

August 4, 2023 | 08:16 EDT