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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

Characters in Tower of Fantasy cast in a golden glow and set against the backdrop of a bustling city

Tower Of Fantasy Version 3.1 Launches Next Week With New Area And More

The release date for Tower of Fantasy version 3.1 has been released, and Hotta Studio has also revealed the content coming as part of the update.

August 3, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Three Archelon, dinosaurs resembling giant turtles, coming in the new Jurassic World Evolution 2 DLC

New Jurassic World Evolution 2 DLC Brings Aquatic Dinos Next Week

A new Jurassic World Evolution 2 DLC pack, the Prehistoric Marine Species Pack, has been announced, bringing four new aquatic dinos next week.

August 3, 2023 | 09:38 EDT

A character in the cult RPG classic Gothic viewed in closeup

Cult RPG Classic Gothic Making Its Way To Nintendo Switch

Piranha Bytes' cult RPG Gothic is making its way to Nintendo Switch soon, and it'll come complete with a bunch of improvements and tweaks.

August 3, 2023 | 09:18 EDT

Mario, flanked by Princess Peach, riding a kart along Rainbow Road in a promotional poster for The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Almost 170 Million People Have Watched The Super Mario Bros. Movie In The Cinema

Nintendo has revealed that almost 170 million people have watched The Super Mario Bros. Movie so far, and that's not even counting home streaming.

August 3, 2023 | 04:32 EDT

A character talking to another via video link on a futuristic video screen in Fort Solis

New Fort Solis Trailer Shows The Dark Side Of Mars

A new Fort Solis trailer has been released, showcasing the titular fort's eerie atmosphere and teasing protagonist Jack Leary's descent into madness.

August 2, 2023 | 10:28 EDT

A group of robbers shooting at offscreen enemies in Payday 3

New Payday 3 Trailer Talks You Through What Makes Heists Special

Starbreeze has unleashed another Payday 3 trailer on an unsuspecting civvie public, and this one's all about how the team makes each heist special.

August 2, 2023 | 09:55 EDT

Inarius looking imposing in Diablo IV, which was June's best-selling game according to Circana sales data

Circana Sales Stats For June 2023 Show Diablo IV Is The Demon King

The Circana sales data for June 2023 has been released, and the overall software winner probably won't come as a surprise.

August 2, 2023 | 09:23 EDT

A player character confronting a large green monster in Dark Envoy

New Dark Envoy Trailer Shows Off Character Classes And Specializations

A new Dark Envoy trailer has debuted, showing off the diverse character classes and specializations featured in the steampunk fantasy CRPG.

August 2, 2023 | 09:03 EDT

An animal character telling the bird protagonist to "be safe out there!" in the Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 1 game A Short Hike

Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 1 Games Include Airborne Kingdom And More

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 1 lineup, bringing six games to the service across the first half of August.

August 1, 2023 | 09:25 EDT

The old man in the new Atlas Fallen trailer pondering his orb

New Live-Action Atlas Fallen Trailer Pokes Fun At High Fantasy Setting

A new live-action Atlas Fallen trailer has been released, poking fun at the game's desert fantasy setting and also featuring a very charismatic old man.

August 1, 2023 | 09:04 EDT

A creepy-looking Remnant 2 boss resembling a demon woman with a half-moon halo

Remnant 2 Sales Pass One Million In Just One Week

Gearbox and Gunfire Games have announced that Remnant 2 sales have passed one million across all platforms in the game's first week on sale.

August 1, 2023 | 08:49 EDT

Key art for Aliens: Dark Descent, depicting a squad moving towards the camera alongside the game's logo

Aliens: Dark Descent Update Lets You Disable The Death Clock

The latest Aliens: Dark Descent update should provide some much-needed relief if you've been struggling with the in-game "death clock".

August 1, 2023 | 08:28 EDT

A densely-packed city in Cities: Skylines 2

New Cities: Skylines 2 Video Shows Off Absolutely Massive Play Area

A new Cities: Skylines 2 video is here, showing off the game's colossal (no pun intended) play areas and range of diverse map themes.

July 31, 2023 | 10:25 EDT

Najd getting ready to use a super-powerful special in the new The King of Fighters XV Najd breakdown trailer

The King Of Fighters XV Najd Breakdown Reveals DLC Fighter's Fascinating Moveset

A new The King of Fighters XV Najd breakdown trailer has arrived, showing off this DLC fighter's intriguing moveset ahead of her summer release.

July 31, 2023 | 10:05 EDT

Lu Bu rearing up on his horse to attack the player in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Roadmap Promises New Content Every Month Until December

Team Ninja has released a Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty roadmap, promising new content every month throughout the rest of 2023.

July 31, 2023 | 09:44 EDT

A PS5 console sitting proudly alongside a montage of games available on the system

New PS5 System Software Beta Adds Tons Of Quality-Of-Life Features

Sony is rolling out a new PS5 system software beta, with improvements including new Dolby Atmos support, 8TB M.2 SSD compatibility, and more.

July 31, 2023 | 09:19 EDT

The three main characters standing on a cliffside in Sea of Stars

Retro-Style RPG Sea Of Stars Goes Gold Ahead Of August Launch

Sea of Stars, the retro-style RPG created by The Messenger developer Sabotage Studio, has finally gone gold, so no more delays are likely.

July 28, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

A closeup of a Wanzer with camouflage aesthetics in Front Mission 2: Remake

Front Mission 2: Remake Features Trailer Shows Off Enhanced Gameplay

A new Front Mission 2: Remake features trailer has been released, showing off the remake's updated visuals, Wanzer customization, and more.

July 28, 2023 | 10:11 EDT

Three sheep-like Pals toting machine guns in Palworld

New Palworld Tutorial Video Shows You How To Use Pals Effectively

Pocketpair has released a new Palworld tutorial video that shows you how to make effective use of your Pokemon-like Pals in combat and base-building.

July 28, 2023 | 08:45 EDT

Some of the main fighters in artwork of The King of Fighters XIII Global Match

Second The King Of Fighters XIII Global Match Open Beta Set For Next Week

SNK has announced another The King of Fighters XIII Global Match open beta, and it's set to arrive on PlayStation 4 next week.

July 28, 2023 | 08:26 EDT

A giant humanoid monster screaming at players while one readies a fireball and the other faces it down with a sword and shield in Lords of the Fallen

Extended 18-Minute Lords Of The Fallen Gameplay Trailer Shows Dark Hack And Slash Action

A new, lengthy Lords of the Fallen gameplay trailer has been released, giving a glimpse into the game's brutal, bleak world.

July 27, 2023 | 09:52 EDT

A shot of several characters using the Jumbification ability in Disgaea 7

New Disgaea 7 Trailer Shows Off Jumbification, Hell Mode, And More

A new Disgaea 7 trailer has been released, and it's all about the new features you can expect from this maximalist strategy RPG.

July 27, 2023 | 09:34 EDT

Players battling a huge dragon-like monster in Monster Hunter Now

Monster Hunter Now Release Date Set For September

The Monster Hunter Now release date has been revealed, and it's not even two months until the AR mobile RPG embarks on its first hunt.

July 27, 2023 | 08:28 EDT

Link riding his horse across an open plain in the Zelda Oracle games, which are now on Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online Adds Zelda Oracle Games To Game Boy Lineup

Two more classic Zelda games have been added to the Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy catalog, so prepare to revisit your childhood.

July 27, 2023 | 02:43 EDT