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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

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A bustling pub scene in Simon the Sorcerer Origins

Simon The Sorcerer Origins Gets New Trailer And New Release Window

A new Simon the Sorcerer Origins trailer has been revealed, teasing the iconic adventure game series' return sometime next year.

July 26, 2023 | 09:56 EDT

Gran, Lyria, and Vyrn in closeup in Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Director Explains Thinking Behind Controversial Input Changes

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising creative director Tetsuya Fukuhara has released a message to explain the game's recently-announced input changes.

July 26, 2023 | 09:33 EDT

A character in the CD Projekt Red game Cyberpunk 2077 leaning against a desk and framed by an opening through which sunlight is beaming in

CD Projekt Red Announces It Will Lay Off Around 9% Of Its Team

CD Projekt Red has announced layoffs constituting around 9% of its workforce owing to a desire for teams to be "more agile and more effective".

July 26, 2023 | 08:41 EDT

Fry, Leela, and Bender posing in the new Fortnite Futurama crossover

Fortnite Futurama Crossover Brings Iconic Character Outfits And More

Epic has revealed a Fortnite Futurama crossover, bringing three of the beloved animated comedy's most iconic characters into the fray.

July 26, 2023 | 08:19 EDT

Zale holding up his hand while his friends look on and a tree lights up in Sea of Stars

Sea Of Stars Hits PlayStation Plus Catalog On Day One, PlayStation Demo Now Available

Sea of Stars, Sabotage Studio's upcoming homage to classic turn-based RPGs, now has a PlayStation demo, and it's coming to PS Plus on day one as well.

July 25, 2023 | 10:42 EDT

A frontal closeup of Kent the courier pilot in his new UC Vanguard uniform in the animated Starfield trailer Supra Et Ultra

Three New Animated Starfield Trailers Offer A Slice Of Space Life

Bethesda has released three new animated Starfield trailers, showing various aspects of life throughout the game's massive setting.

July 25, 2023 | 10:17 EDT

The player holding a hammer and looking at a work-in-progress room with splotches of paint in House Flipper VR

House Flipper VR Hits PlayStation VR Next Month

Frozen Way has announced that House Flipper VR is making its way to PlayStation VR (not PS VR2) next month, so get ready to slap on those overalls.

July 25, 2023 | 09:34 EDT

A character standing with their weapon held at their side in Exoprimal

Exoprimal Player Count Passes One Million, Capcom To Release Free Skin

Capcom has announced that the Exoprimal player count has passed one million, and players are getting a free exosuit skin to celebrate.

July 25, 2023 | 08:42 EDT

A boy aiming a bow at some barrel targets in Sengoku Dynasty

New Sengoku Dynasty Trailer Zeroes In On Hunting Systems

Toplitz has released a new Sengoku Dynasty trailer, and this one's about all of the benefits hunting wildlife will bring you and your village.

July 24, 2023 | 10:29 EDT

Some angry, slavering zombies in the Techland game Dying Light 2

Tencent To Acquire Majority Stake In Dying Light Studio Techland

Techland has revealed that gaming giant Tencent will become its majority stakeholder, with CEO Paweł Marchewka calling the move "really exciting".

July 24, 2023 | 10:14 EDT

An overjoyed Pikachu leaping into the arms of its equally overjoyed trainer as her friends look on in the new Pokemon World Championships 2023 trailer

Pokemon World Championships 2023 Get Gorgeous New Trailer By Your Name Studio

A new Pokemon World Championships 2023 trailer has been unveiled, featuring the gorgeous art of anime studio CoMix Wave Films.

July 24, 2023 | 09:45 EDT

Pontius the Knight exiting his house in Trine 5

Trine 5 Release Date Confirmed With New Pontius The Knight Trailer

Frozenbyte has revealed the Trine 5 release date, alongside a new trailer showcasing the abilities of the daring Pontius the Knight.

July 24, 2023 | 09:21 EDT

Two of the Mandervilles, as well as a small Lalafell, doing the Manderville Dance alongside a demonstrating human in the new Final Fantasy XIV exercise video Aetherobics

New Final Fantasy XIV Exercise Video Is Basically Eorzean Ring Fit

A new Final Fantasy XIV exercise video has been released in the form of Eorzean Aetherobics, intended to help you stretch before or after an FFXIV session.

July 21, 2023 | 10:27 EDT

Several voxel people standing around a voxel fire in Shadows of Doubt

Shadows Of Doubt Roadmap Updated As Early Access Period Is Extended

A new, updated Shadows of Doubt roadmap has been released, and new content has been added to the game's schedule going forward.

July 21, 2023 | 09:24 EDT

Pollon pulling Momo by the hand in Anonymous;Code

Sci-Fi Visual Novel Anonymous;Code Gets New Trailer Showcasing Innovative Mechanics

A new Anonymous;Code trailer has been released, showcasing the time-hopping Save and Load mechanics and showing how they'll impact the story.

July 21, 2023 | 09:10 EDT

A stickman in a puzzling situation in Those Games, a new mobile ad-inspired minigame collection for Switch and PC

"Those Games" Is A New Mobile Ad-Inspired Minigame Collection For PC And Switch

A new minigame compilation, Those Games, has been released, and it offers the chance to play the games mobile ads pretend to advertise.

July 21, 2023 | 08:40 EDT

A closeup of Claudio Serafino in Tekken 8

Tekken 8 Claudio Serafino Trailer Wants You To Get Sirius

Bandai Namco has released a Tekken 8 Claudio Serafino trailer, showcasing the suave Italian exorcist in action against King and Bryan Fury.

July 20, 2023 | 09:32 EDT

One of the giant creatures revealed in the new Atlas Fallen combat trailer

New Atlas Fallen Combat Trailer Showcases Brutal Action-RPG Combat

A new Atlas Fallen combat trailer has been released, showing the many options you'll have in combat against the game's varied enemies.

July 20, 2023 | 08:51 EDT

Leon walking down a forested path in Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 Remake Sales Reach 5 Million, Capcom Announces

Resident Evil 4 remake sales have topped the 5 million mark, Capcom has revealed (although sadly not in character as the game's iconic merchant).

July 20, 2023 | 08:33 EDT

Many of the mechs that make up Gundam Evolution, along with the game's text logo

Gundam Evolution Is Shutting Down In November

Gundam Evolution is shutting down in November, developer and publisher Bandai Namco has revealed, but more seasons are on the way.

July 20, 2023 | 04:04 EDT

An extreme close-up of Paul Phoenix about to punch someone in Tekken 8, meant to represent the Mike Tyson Tekken 8 Comic-Con announcement

Mike Tyson To Headline Tekken 8 Comic-Con Panel For Some Reason

Mike Tyson will headline a Tekken 8 Comic-Con panel all about fighting games and real-world fighting techniques, according to Bandai Namco.

July 19, 2023 | 11:02 EDT

Killaboss Dankfear leading a troupe of Orruks in the new Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin Faction Focus video

New Warhammer Age Of Sigmar: Realms Of Ruin Faction Focus Video Spotlights Orruk Kruleboyz

A new Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin trailer has been released, zeroing in on the cruel, stealthy Orruk Kruleboyz faction.

July 19, 2023 | 10:26 EDT

The Good Shepherd, Rebellion, and 2000 AD logos against a backdrop of many of 2000 AD's most iconic franchises

John Wick Hex Publisher Good Shepherd To Create Games Based On 2000 AD Comics Universe

Good Shepherd, the publisher behind games like John Wick Hex and Transport Fever, is working on a new raft of games based on 2000 AD comics.

July 19, 2023 | 09:40 EDT

Activision Blizzard's raft of characters, including a Call of Duty soldier, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, and more

Microsoft And Activision Blizzard Extend Merger Deadline To Fall

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have announced the extension of their merger deadline to October 18th, representing an extra time period of three months.

July 19, 2023 | 09:19 EDT