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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 defaced poster for Lady Ironwood in the inXile game Clockwork Revolution

inXile Announces Steampunk FPS Clockwork Revolution

Wasteland studio inXile has announced Clockwork Revolution, a new time-bending FPS that looks like BioShock's even-more-steampunk cousin.

June 11, 2023 | 02:08 EDT

The Senua's Saga: Hellblade II logo overlaid on a shot of Senua sinking into water

New Senua's Saga: Hellblade II Trailer Debuts At Xbox Games Showcase

A new Senua's Saga: Hellblade II trailer has debuted at Xbox Games Showcase, reintroducing the world of Senua and the voices that haunt her.

June 11, 2023 | 01:32 EDT

Richard Ayoade in the new Fable trailer, looking at a miniature hero

Fable Gets New, Pretty Weird Trailer During Xbox Games Showcase

We finally got our first look at Playground Games' vision for Fable at today's Xbox Games Showcase, and it looks...well, pretty weird.

June 11, 2023 | 01:10 EDT

Players aiming alien-looking weaponry at a disgusting monstrosity in Ripout

New Ripout Trailer Reveals The Dangers Of Space Exploration

A new Ripout trailer has been released, showcasing just a few of the horrors you'll come across while raiding derelict spaceships for loot.

June 9, 2023 | 10:23 EDT

Nate facing down a forest path in Baby Steps, the new game from QWOP and Getting Over It designer Bennett Foddy

Baby Steps Is The Next Game From QWOP And Getting Over It Creator Bennett Foddy

Baby Steps, the latest game from QWOP and Getting Over It creator Bennett Foddy, has been officially revealed, and it's coming to PS5 and PC next year.

June 9, 2023 | 09:59 EDT

Marshall Law tensing his muscles in Tekken 8

Tekken 8 Closed Beta Test Gives You A Chance To Try The Game Next Month

A Tekken 8 closed beta has been announced, giving you a chance to try the fighting game for yourself, and it'll come with 16 playable characters.

June 9, 2023 | 09:28 EDT

Some of the new skins and characters in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3, including Optimus Prime, Lorenzo, and more

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 Gameplay Trailer And New Info Revealed

After revealing Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 officially during Summer Game Fest, Epic has now released more info about exactly what the update is bringing.

June 9, 2023 | 07:16 EDT

The player crouching in front of the Holy Grail (yes, really) and being prompted to pick it up in the Bible game Gate Zero

Bible Exploration Game Gate Zero Hits 50% Kickstarter Funding In Just 9 Hours

Gate Zero, a game that promises to let you explore the world of the Bible in detail, has hit an impressive level of crowdfunding in less than half a day.

June 8, 2023 | 10:35 EDT

Mr. Ranger and the Zombie Maiden in a classroom for the Disgaea 7 "What Is Disgaea" trailer

New Disgaea 7 "What Is Disgaea?" Trailer Introduces A Unique Strategy Series

A new Disgaea 7 trailer is here, and it's a great introduction to the series if you're not sure what all this Disgaea stuff is about.

June 8, 2023 | 09:48 EDT

The merchant sitting in his cart in Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village Sales Reach 8 Million Around The World

Resident Evil Village sales have reached 8 million, according to Capcom, a statistic that's sure to please the money-minded Duke.

June 8, 2023 | 08:50 EDT

The new Primordial Malzeno monster, announced during the showcase for the final Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak update

Final Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Update Release Date And Details Revealed

Capcom has revealed the details of the final Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak update, and it's bringing a fearsome yet noble new monster and more.

June 7, 2023 | 11:10 EDT

Key art for the new Hearts of Iron IV: Arms Against Tyranny expansion, showing soldiers in the snow

Hearts Of Iron IV: Arms Against Tyranny Expansion Revealed For Fall

A new Hearts of Iron IV expansion, Arms Against Tyranny, has been announced for fall, and it's all about the Scandinavian war effort.

June 7, 2023 | 09:37 EDT

A robot looking out over ships launching into the pink sky in the No Man's Sky Singularity update

No Man's Sky Singularity Update Leads You On A New Cosmic Pilgrimage

Hello Games has released the No Man's Sky Singularity update, adding new story content and a bevy of other goodies besides.

June 7, 2023 | 09:19 EDT

The cast of Octopath Traveler 2 sitting around a camp area in a forest

Octopath Traveler 2 Sales Top One Million Worldwide

Octopath Traveler 2 sales have topped one million, and Square Enix and Acquire have shared a new commemorative piece of art to celebrate.

June 7, 2023 | 08:52 EDT

The key art for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, showing a vampire reaching out their hand and the game's logo

Paradox Promises More Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Info In September, Shows New Screenshots

More Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 info is coming, developer and publisher Paradox has announced, and new screenshots have also been unveiled.

June 7, 2023 | 08:25 EDT

The Xbox Series S and Series X consoles against a backdrop of some of the consoles' most popular games

Xbox Updating Parental Controls As Part Of $20 Million FTC Settlement

Xbox is to update its parental controls as part of a $20 million settlement with the FTC over the alleged illegal retention of children's data.

June 6, 2023 | 10:16 EDT

The player watching as their Pikmin fight a monster in Pikmin 4

New Pikmin 4 Trailer Asks You To Save Captain Olimar

A new Pikmin 4 trailer is here, showing the urgency of your mission as you endeavor to save Captain Olimar and the Rescue Corps on a mysterious new planet.

June 6, 2023 | 09:46 EDT

A T. rex roaring under a banner reading "WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH" in Jurassic World Evolution 2

Jurassic World Evolution 2 Update Announced To Mark Franchise's 30th Anniversary

A new Jurassic World Evolution 2 update has been announced for this week, bringing decorative items to commemorate the series' 30th anniversary.

June 6, 2023 | 08:33 EDT

A Game Boy, two SNES controllers, and two NES controllers to represent the new games on Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online Adds Harvest Moon And More To Retro Lineup

Four new retro games have made their way to Nintendo Switch Online, including one that's never been seen outside Japan before!

June 6, 2023 | 08:19 EDT

The player firing a chain at an enemy in Dead Cells

Dead Cells Sales Pass 10 Million, Updates Planned Through 2025

Sales of the indie Metroidvania hit Dead Cells have crossed the 10 million mark, and updates for the game are planned for quite a while to come.

June 5, 2023 | 10:18 EDT

A player aiming a bow at enemies in Enshrouded

First Enshrouded Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Combat Mechanics

The first Enshrouded gameplay trailer has been revealed, giving you a closer look at combat and the creative opportunities you'll be afforded.

June 5, 2023 | 09:42 EDT

A group of crusaders marching, some on horseback, in The Valiant

The Valiant Console Release Date Mobilizes In July

THQ Nordic has revealed the upcoming The Valiant console release date, although there's bad news if you're hoping for PS4 or Xbox One versions.

June 5, 2023 | 09:41 EDT

A banner featuring Street Fighter 6's Kimberly and thanking players for hitting the 1 million count

Street Fighter 6 Has Passed 1 Million Players, Capcom Announces

Capcom has announced that Street Fighter 6 has passed a million players in just three days on sale, bringing the series to an impressive 50 million sales.

June 5, 2023 | 08:54 EDT

Robert Garcia and Ryo Sakazaki framing a shot of a fight in The King of Fighters XIII Global Match

2D Battler The King Of Fighters XIII Global Match Gets Online Beta Test Next Week

The open beta test period for the upcoming The King of Fighters XIII Global Match starts next week, developer and publisher SNK has revealed.

June 2, 2023 | 10:24 EDT