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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: 3692

Zelda holding the Master Sword in a trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, music from which is included in the new Zelda concert

You Can Watch a Full Zelda Concert, Including Iconic Series Tunes, For Free Right Now

Nintendo has made a full Zelda concert, featuring interpretations of many iconic tunes from across the series' history, available to watch for free.

February 9, 2024 | 10:32 EST

A blond character wielding a hammer in the midst of a town in the Jagex game RuneScape

RuneScape Developer Jagex Officially Acquired by Two Private Equity Firms

Jagex, known for games like RuneScape and Scum, has been acquired by investment firms CVC Capital Partners and Haveli Investments.

February 9, 2024 | 10:03 EST

The main character of Dead Cells wielding twin frying pans

Dead Cells Developers Confirm End of Major Updates After Next Content Drop

Dead Cells studios Motion Twin and Evil Empire have confirmed that major updates for the game will end after the upcoming Update 35.

February 9, 2024 | 09:39 EST

Sam Porter-Bridges with a mechanical hand on his shoulder in Death Stranding 2

Hideo Kojima Talks Death Stranding 2, Metal Gear, and More in New In-Depth Video

Death Stranding 2 creator and industry legend Hideo Kojima has released a new episode of his HideoTube video series, and it's got some juicy new info in it.

February 9, 2024 | 09:11 EST

The main character floating underwater in artwork for Subnautica, representing the 2024 launch of Subnautica 2

Subnautica 2 Launching This Year, Will Adopt Live-Service Model, Krafton Says (Updated)

A new slide in Krafton's most recent earnings presentation suggests that Subnautica 2 will launch this year and that it will have a live-service element.

February 8, 2024 | 02:10 EST

Two animal-like characters in official artwork for Against the Storm

Against the Storm Roadmap Revealed, Next Major Update Coming in March

Eremite Games and Hooded Horse have revealed the first post-launch Against the Storm roadmap, and there's lots on the way for the dark city-builder.

February 8, 2024 | 10:43 EST

Knuckles in the new live-action series holding a pot of coffee

Knuckles Live-Action Series Hits Paramount Plus In April, First Trailer Revealed

Paramount's Knuckles live-action series has an official release date, with the six-episode "streaming event" airing in April on Paramount Plus.

February 8, 2024 | 09:50 EST

The Kadokawa Corporation and Acquire logos side-by-side

FromSoftware Parent Company Kadokawa Corporation Buys Octopath Traveler Studio Acquire

FromSoftware's parent company Kadokawa has purchased Octopath Traveler and Akiba's Trip developer Acquire, according to a new earnings report.

February 8, 2024 | 08:57 EST

The photographer Jasmine against a verdant garden backdrop in the life sim Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator

Cozy Gardening Sim Garden Life Reveals Relaxing Story Mode in New Trailer

Have you ever wanted to renovate your very own community garden? Nacon and stillalive's Garden Life will let you do just that, as a new story trailer shows.

February 7, 2024 | 10:31 EST

A group of characters from the game-slash-game-creation-platform Roblox

Roblox Financials Show Huge Year-on-Year Growth, Platform Predicts More Prosperity

Roblox has released its financial results for 2023, and it's no surprise that the game-slash-creation-platform continues to do very well indeed.

February 7, 2024 | 09:56 EST

P in Lies of P wearing the new Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty crossover gear

Lies of P Gets New Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Crossover Gear Next Week

Belle Epoque Soulslike Lies of P is getting some new Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty-themed items next week, developer Neowiz has confirmed.

February 7, 2024 | 09:29 EST

Oklahoma City Thunder player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in NBA 2K24, developed by Visual Concepts

NBA 2K Studio Visual Concepts Austin Hit by Layoffs

Layoffs have been reported at NBA 2K and Lego 2K Drive studio Visual Concepts Austin, adding to the industry's long list of woes.

February 7, 2024 | 08:55 EST

Judy Alvarez leaning on some equipment in Cyberpunk 2077, for which a followup codenamed Project Orion is currently in the works

Cyberpunk 2077 Followup Project Orion Gains Ex-BioWare Writer and Several More Staffers

CD Projekt Red has announced several new staff hires for Cyberpunk 2077 followup Project Orion, including an ex-BioWare writer and more.

February 6, 2024 | 10:51 EST

A mercenary in a cowboy hat standing in front of a burning vehicle in Jagged Alliance 3

Jagged Alliance 3 Patch 1.5 Brings "Extensive" and "Powerful" Modding Tools

Jagged Alliance 3 Patch 1.5 is here, and it's bringing lots of new modding tools to allow you to create your own custom campaigns.

February 6, 2024 | 10:31 EST

A player standing outside their wooden homestead in Enshrouded

First Big Enshrouded Patch Packs in a Ton of Bug Fixes and More

The first big Enshrouded patch is here, and it's bringing tons of bug fixes, plus performance improvements, gameplay tweaks, and more.

February 6, 2024 | 08:58 EST

The new PS5 slim models with a DualSense beside them to represent the PS5 system software beta

New PS5 System Software Beta Boosts DualSense Audio Capabilities and More

A new PS5 system software beta is being rolled out today, granting access to new DualSense audio features and more besides.

February 6, 2024 | 08:29 EST

Miriam from Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night dressed up as Shantae in the game's new crossover DLC

Free Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Shantae DLC Will Let You Dress as the Half-Genie Hero

505 Games and ArtPlay have revealed a new free cosmetic DLC pack for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, letting you dress up as half-genie hero Shantae.

February 5, 2024 | 11:26 EST

Artwork for the Poncle game Vampire Survivors next to a Safe In Our World logo

Gaming Mental Health Charity Safe In Our World Announces "Largest Ever" Bundle (UPDATED)

Safe In Our World, a charity aiming to explore mental health in gaming, has announced another bundle, and this one will be its biggest yet.

February 5, 2024 | 10:37 EST

Official artwork of the cast of Vanillaware's strategy RPG Unicorn Overlord

Vanillaware's Unicorn Overlord Reveals Socialization Systems in Brand New Trailer

A new Unicorn Overlord trailer has landed, revealing more about how the game's socialization systems will work when it arrives in March.

February 5, 2024 | 10:31 EST

Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba in artwork for Yu-Gi-Oh! which is intended to represent the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection

Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection Revealed for Switch and PC, Western Release Confirmed

Konami has announced Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection, a retro collection of old-school Yu-Gi-Oh! games heading to PC and Switch sometime in the future.

February 5, 2024 | 09:50 EST

The Boss of Babyloni-ya in close-up in Fate/Samurai Remnant

First Fate/Samurai Remnant DLC Officially Launches Later This Week

The first piece of Fate/Samurai Remnant DLC, Record's Fragment: Keian Command Championship, is officially launching later this week.

February 5, 2024 | 08:43 EST

A character wearing a mask in Smalland: Survive the Wilds

Smalland: Survive the Wilds Update 4 to Bring New Story, Factions, and More

Smalland: Survive the Wilds Update 4 officially arrives on February 15th, and Merge Games has given us a sneak peek at what we can expect from it.

February 2, 2024 | 11:16 EST

Shadow the Hedgehog skating along a rail in the upcoming game Sonic x Shadow Generations,

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Movie Teaser Features an Iconic Song

A new teaser for the upcoming movie Sonic the Hedgehog 3 has been revealed, and it contains a musical reference that should excite fans.

February 2, 2024 | 10:02 EST

A moody-looking anime-style character with long silver hair in the new Phantom Blade Zero trailer

PS5 Console Exclusive Phantom Blade Zero Gets Stylish New Trailer, Demo Coming "Soon"

A sleek new trailer has been released for PS5 console exclusive Phantom Blade Zero, and a demo for the game has also been announced.

February 2, 2024 | 08:39 EST