Daryl Baxter

Daryl Baxter

Software & Downloads Writer

Daryl's first writing piece was during his days at Nottingham Trent University in 2012, where his interview with original Tomb Raider composer Nathan McCree was published in the Uni magazine across all its campuses, helping Daryl to discover the career he wanted to follow. Even though he was currently studying (and eventually graduated) a degree in Computer Systems (Networks) at the time.

He had been working as tech support in many forms, while freelancing on the side, when he decided to freelance full-time towards the end of 2018. Eventually, it led to a position building out a new tech site at Gfinity, and after 18 months, was asked to help take on the baton of building out the Software & Downloads section at TechRadar from our ex-Fitness Editor, now Editor of Advnture, Cat Ellis.

During this, Daryl also published a now best-selling book that's available in most shops in town and online, called 'The Making of Tomb Raider', which tells the story of the beginnings of Lara Croft, up until the original team disbanded at the release of Tomb Raider 2 in 1997.

His second book, '50 Years of Boss Fights', came out in June 2024, and has a newsletter called 'Springboard'.

But in his spare time, he's usually found in a coffee shop, playing many retro games. Alongside this, he's currently replaying Tomb Raider III thanks to the Remastered Collection, as well as quoting Simpsons quotes to whomever is nearby.

Articles by: Daryl Baxter