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Dan Rockwood

Staff Writer

Joined TechRaptor: December 2020

About Dan Rockwood

Dan is a Boston-based writer who has been with TechRaptor since the end of 2020. He has been working in the online writing, editing and SEO space for nearly a decade, always looking out for where the next great story will come from. At his core, Dan is a storyteller, and loves to both expand on the stories that are told within games, as well as speak with the developers and creative minds behind some of the most beloved interactive tales there are. Though video games are more widely played and understood better than they have ever been, it is Dan's goal to continue to push the importance of gaming and how it relates to mental health, personal fulfillment, and individual creativity.

When not writing about games, Dan loves watching movies with his wife and cats, taking hikes, listening to an assortment of video game podcasts, and spending time with his friends, whether that be online in a game or in real life.

Articles by Dan Rockwood

Total Articles: 127

A woman with blue hair from the Metaphor Re Fantazio Trailer

Metaphor Re Fantazio Announced from Atlus

At the Xbox Showcase, Atlus announced their latest title: Metaphor Re Fantazio. The Metaphor Re Fantazio release date is unknown, but we got gameplay.

June 11, 2023 | 02:19 EDT

Aerial Firefighting in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 & Dune Expansion Announced

Curious about Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 release date, or the Microsoft Flight Simulator Dune Expansion? Learn more from the Xbox Games Showcase!

June 11, 2023 | 01:42 EDT

PS5 & Project Q from the Sony Showcase

Who Is the Audience for Sony's Project Q Streaming Device?

Who is the target audience for Sony's Project Q? The Project Q handheld device that connects to a PS5 via streaming is cool, but will it be widely adopted?

May 26, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Logo for Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon's Dogma 2 Revealed at Sony Showcase

Dragon's Dogma 2 was revelaed at Sony's May showcase. The Dragon's Dogma 2 release date wasn't announced, but we got a glimpse with a trailer.

May 24, 2023 | 04:59 EDT

Characters from Square Enix game Foamstars

Foamstars Revealed at Sony Showcase

At Sony's May showcase Square Enix revealed Foamstars, a multiplayer online shooter. Learn more about the Foamstars release date and gameplay.

May 24, 2023 | 04:41 EDT

Link flying above the sky islands in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on a glider powered by a fan.

Tears of the Kingdom Turns Glitches Into Gameplay

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom turns glitches into gameplay. Players have found countless ways to get around, solve puzzles, and crucify Koroks.

May 22, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Aloy swimming through an underwater canyon in Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Taught Me I've Had Thalassophobia for Years

The Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores DLC made me realize I've had Thalassophobia for years, I just didn't know it had a name.

April 28, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Leon aims his gun at enemies in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake Sets a Gold Standard for Replayability

Resident Evil 4 Remake sets a gold standard for replayability. The Resident Evil 4's New Game Plus and unlockables make it a joy to play again and again.

April 24, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The player character waters their crops in the field in Go-Go Town.

PAX East 2023: Go-Go Town Preview

Check out our Go-Go Town preview from PAX East 2023! Go-Go Town is a life-sim game with tycoon elements that has you building a town and recruiting helpers.

March 31, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Hockey Rink in Goons Legends & Mayhem where players play against each other.

PAX East 2023: Goons Legends & Mayhem Preview

Shoot pucks and cast spells in Goons: Legends & Mayhem. Check out our Goons: Legends & Mayhem preview from when we played at PAX East 2023.

March 29, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

Units in Tempest Rising patrolling through a field at night.

PAX East 2023: Tempest Rising Preview

At PAX East 2023, we got to check out some Tempest Rising gameplay and learn more about this RTS. Take a look at our Tempest Rising preview!

March 29, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

Mars in space from Fort Solis

PAX East 2023: Fort Solis Preview

At PAX East 2023, we got a look at Fort Solis and chatted with Game Director James Tinsdale. Check out our Fort Solis preview ahead of its release date.

March 27, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Mining in One Lonely Outpost

PAX East 2023: Terraform a Barren World in One Lonely Outpost

At PAX East 2023, we checked out One Lonely Outpost. Check out our One Lonely Outpost preview and see why we're excited to take farming to the stars.

March 24, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Map of world in Wargroove 2

PAX East 2023: Wargroove 2 Preview

At PAX East 2023, we had the chance to get a hands-on Wargroove 2 preview. Check out our thoughts on the Wargroove 2 gameplay in our preview!

March 24, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Joker in Prison in Persona 5 Royal

Taking Your Time: What I Learned Spending a Year Playing Persona 5 Royal

I spent a year playing Persona 5 Royal in real time. I learned many lessons along the way of my Persona 5 Royal playthrough, like valuing time.

March 21, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

LeBron James PS5 Dual Sense Controller

It's 2023, Why Don't We Have More Customized PS5 Accessories?

It's 2023, why don't we have more customized PS5 accessories? Where's the God of War PS5 faceplate or Spider-Man Dual Sense controller?

March 8, 2023 | 11:00 EST

Samus In Metroid Prime Remastered

Metroid Prime Remastered Is the Perfect Test-Run for Metroid Prime 4

Metroid Prime Remastered is the perfect test-run for Metroid Prime 4. The remastered version gives us plenty of hope ahead of Metroid Prime 4 release date.

February 24, 2023 | 12:28 EST

Comic book world of Hi-Fi Rush

Don't Love Rhythm Games? Try Out Hi-Fi Rush Anyway

Don't love rhythm games? Try out Hi-Fi Rush anyways. Hi-Fi Rush's gameplay rewards you for attacking on the beat, but doesn't penalize you otherwise.

February 7, 2023 | 12:00 EST

Frey in Forspoken

Forspoken Review

Read the TechRaptor Forspoken review and learn more about Forspoken gameplay, story details and more. See what sets the Forspoken parkour adventure apart.

January 23, 2023 | 09:00 EST

Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck

Why I Hope We Get More Horizon Forbidden West LEGO Sets

The 1,222-piece Tallneck LEGO set was a delight for Horizon Forbidden West enthusiasts, but could we get more Horizon Forbidden West LEGO sets?

December 27, 2022 | 11:00 EST

Carol Danvers and Hunter playing video games

Marvel's Midnight Suns' Most Benign Moments Are Its Best

The Marvel's Midnight Suns hangouts are some of the best moments in the game. See why the Midnight Suns hangouts help make this game amazing.

December 19, 2022 | 12:00 EST

Robot in Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Announced at The Game Awards

At The Game Awards 2022, the world premiere of the Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon was revealed, as the next project from the Elden Ring Studio was shown

December 8, 2022 | 10:54 EST

Norman Reedus in Death Stranding 2 Trailer

Death Stranding 2 Trailer Revealed at Game Awards 2022

Death Stranding 2 was officially revealed at The Game Awards 2022 with a new trailer shown off by Hideo Kojima who appeared at The Game Awards

December 8, 2022 | 09:19 EST

Flash in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Release Date Announced

The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League release date has been announced at The Game Awards, along with it having Batman performed by Kevin Conroy

December 8, 2022 | 08:58 EST