Don Parsons

Don Parsons

Senior Writer

Joined TechRaptor: October 2014

About Don Parsons

A longtime lover of speculative fiction, in almost all its forms, Don joined TechRaptor in 2014 on a whim sending in an application as he was looking for somewhere to write. His application accepted, he quickly found his spot in the newsroom, where he began writing up stories and following all sorts of leads in gaming and technology, eventually becoming the News Editor where he now leads the news team. He's also an experienced roleplayer and card player with a background in Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and various other tabletop RPGs and is more than willing to talk your ear or eyes off about them or classic computer RPGs.

Beyond TechRaptor Don has worked in the legal profession with Paralegals, who in Ontario (where he lives) can practice in Small Claims, Traffic, and similar areas, as a secretary and doing some ghostwriting. In Magic: The Gathering he wrote occasionally for the now-defunct online Magic-League as he attempted to qualify for the Pro Tour, often with decks of his own creation, although he never quite managed to make it (yet). His online pseudonym, Coboney, comes from his first Dungeons and Dragons character, a Dwarf Fighter who partook in various adventures in 2nd Edition DnD, although Don has kept up with various editions since, and often enjoys creating settings for roleplaying.

Articles by Don Parsons

Total Articles: 801

Dune Awakening basebuilding capabilities

Dune Awakening Showcased at PC Gaming Show

Dune Awakening gameplay and interview closed out the PC Gaming Show as Funcom pulled back the curtain on its Dune Survival MMO

June 11, 2023 | 06:25 EDT

Stormgate gameplay featuring the human faction, with Tim Campbell and Sean Plott talking in a window on the right

Stormgate Gameplay Revealed at PC Gaming Show

The first Stormgate gameplay was showcased at the PC Gaming show today as Frostgiant President Tim Campbell showed off the game

June 11, 2023 | 05:34 EDT

Islands of Insight where the player is flying around looking at several islands in the sky, with the nearest having asian-inspired architecture, while a goal tracker is in the top right

Explore and Solve Puzzles in Islands of Insight

Islands of Insight is an intriguing newly announced shared world puzzle exploration game published by the makers of Dead by Daylight

June 11, 2023 | 04:53 EDT

Cyberpunk 2077 featuring V pointing a Pistol at someone

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Release Date Revealed

CD Projekt Red has revealed all new info about Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty at the Xbox Games Showcase today including the release date

June 11, 2023 | 02:10 EDT

Starfield showcasing a science fiction city

Starfield Gameplay and Story Shown in new Trailer

Before the Starfield showcase, Bethesda showed off the first Starfield Gameplay at the Xbox Games Showcase as well as confirming the release date

June 11, 2023 | 01:58 EDT

Avowed gameplay having the player using a hand axe and a cold spell, casting the latter at an enemy

Obsidian's Avowed First Gameplay Revealed

Obsidian Entertainment showed off the first Avowed gameplay and revealed that the Avowed release date will come in 2024 for Xbox and PC

June 11, 2023 | 01:26 EDT

Alan Wake 2 Saga is wandering through the dark woods

Alan Wake 2 Gameplay Premieres At Summer Game Fest

Summer Game Fest continues with the first gameplay of Alan Wake 2 from Remedy Entertainment, releasing later this year on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC

June 8, 2023 | 04:08 EDT

An image of the cast from Prince of Persia The Lost Crown

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Announced

During the Summer Game Fest event today Ubisoft announced Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and PC

June 8, 2023 | 03:17 EDT

Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart looking into the camera

Rift Apart's PC Port Is a Reminder To Not Believe All the Marketing Hype

Ratchet & Clank: Rifts Apart PC release is the latest reminder that what companies say in June, isn't necessarily the truth

June 5, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Magic the Gathering key art image featuring a female character attacking an unknown subject with an engraved axe with other soldiers in the background

Rakdos Midrange Hit In New Magic Standard Bans

Wizards has unveiled its next step to revitalize Standard MTG play by banning three cards at the core of the Rakdos Midrange shell.

May 29, 2023 | 02:25 EDT

Marathon title

Bungie Resurrects Marathon at PlayStation Showcase

During the PlayStation Showcase Bungie shocked everyone by announcing a resurrection of their original FPS series Marathon

May 24, 2023 | 05:12 EDT

Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater Remake has Snake sneaking in the jungle

Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake Announced at PlayStation Showcase

It's really true, a Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake announcement has happened, at PlayStation Showcase promising a return to one of gaming's most revered titles

May 24, 2023 | 04:39 EDT

Ready or Not image shows Swat team attacking a door way from the perspective of rear character holding a gun

Ready Or Not Back On Steam After Accidental Takedown

Ready or Not was taken down from Steam for upwards of two hours earlier today, due to an error Valve made

May 4, 2023 | 04:20 EDT

March of the Machine Art titled Invasion of Dominaria

March of the Machine Battles and More Cards Revealed

March of the Machine's new Battle cards have been revealed along with a lot of other new cards in the upcoming Magic The Gathering set

March 29, 2023 | 02:41 EDT

The King's Dilemma Chronicles opening segment stating "ruling is the real dilemma"

The King's Dilemma: Chronicles Review

Our The King's Dilemma: Chronicles review seeks to discover if this adaptation can capture and adapt what made the original an award-winning board game a hit

March 9, 2023 | 10:30 EST

Moviehouse Key Art featuring Popcorn, cinema tickets, and a drink

Moviehouse Opens its Doors In April

The Moviehouse release date has been announced, meaning this film tycoon game can be expected to be on digital store shelves in only a little over a month

March 3, 2023 | 04:19 EST

Commander Masters key art

Wizards Announces Commander Masters

Wizards of the Coast has announced Commander Masters along with its release date, inviting Commander Players to get hard-to-get cards

February 21, 2023 | 05:16 EST

Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle Earth Magic The Gathering Key Art

Lord of the Rings MTG Release Date Announced

The Lord of the Rings MTG release date has been announced, with Tales of Middle-Earth coming out early this summer in this epic crossover

February 21, 2023 | 04:17 EST

Nahiri sacrificies herself to save the other Planeswalkers on the attack team - art from Nahiri's Sacrifice

Ranking The 10 Planeswalkers in Phyrexia All Will Be One

Phyrexia: All Will Be One is almost here and we rank the 10 planeswalkers in the set to sort out who's the best, and who you can probably ignore.

February 10, 2023 | 07:39 EST

Elesh Norn Proclaiming the end of the Magic Arena Early Access for Phyrexia All Will Be One

5 Things To Know About Phyrexia: All Will Be One

Phyrexia: All Will Be One is almost here, but here are 5 things you need to know before you dive into the set online or in person

February 4, 2023 | 12:13 EST

Escape From Tarkov hideout, planning some sort of destruction

[Updated] PSA: Escape From Tarkov Steam Page Is Fake

An Escape From Tarkov Steam page appeared today, but be warned that it is a fake as Battlestate Games hasn't put the game on Steam

January 24, 2023 | 10:05 EST

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes header featuring two characters attacking each other on a bridge while others are around

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Invites Fans To Vote on DLC

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is inviting fans to vote on what will be the content of the game's third DLC with five different options to choose from

January 23, 2023 | 09:06 EST

Paizo's Open RPG announced with Iconic Character Seelah leading the charge

Paizo Announces OGL Replacement Open RPG Creative License

Fallout continues from the leaked Dungeons and Dragons OGL 1.1, as Paizo is announcing its own Open RPG License and got other companies on board

January 12, 2023 | 09:26 EST

Marvel Snap series 5 cards Super Skrull, Shuri, Black Panther, Valkyrie, and Bast becoming Series 4

First Mavel Snap Series Drop Will Make Some Cards More Attainable

Marvel Snap has announced its plans to make a handful of its rarest cards more collectible, along with plans for how they will do so going forward with the first Marvel Snap Series Drop

January 11, 2023 | 09:40 EST