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Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore

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Shadow Arena, Pearl Abyss' Black Desert Battle Royale Spin-Off Is Now Live On Steam

Pearl Abyss' battle arena game, Shadow Arena, has finally hit Steam Early Access. While the core experience is free-to-play, you can also unlock all of the heroes via paid DLC.


EVE Online Launches Its Final Chapter Of Triglavian Invasion

EVE Online's year long Invasion is coming into its final chapter, as today the Icelandic studio announces Invasion Chjapter 3, beginning today.


Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Release On Windows 10 PC May 27th

This morning SEGA finally announced the long-awaited release date of Phantasy Star Online 2 for PC. The popular MMO will be hitting the platform later this month, May 27th.


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Bless Unleashed Review

Bless Unleashed has been out for two months, and after a few review in progress notes, Bradford is finally ready to give a final verdict on the Xbox One Free-to-play exclusive.


Sucker Punch Shows Off 18 Minutes Of Ghost of Tsushima Gameplay

Today, Sony streamed close to 18 minutes of gameplay from Sucker Punch's upcoming PlayStation exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima.


Five Historical Era Settings I'd Love To See In An MMO

Most MMOs take their players to sights and worlds never before seen. Fantasy-based worlds, alien planets and more dot the MMO landscape, however there are a few places in our own history Bradford would love to see an MMO set within.


The MMOSide Chat - Leeroy Jenkins Turns 15 - Have You Ever Experienced A Similar Situation In A Raid?

World of Warcraft's legacy is far reaching, but so are its memes. Leeroy Jenkins has gone down in WoW lore and celebrates its 15th birthday today. Have you ever experienced a similar event during a raid of your own?


Diablo Creator David Brevik Announces New Publishing Company, Skystone Games

Former Diablo boss David Brevik and Bill Wang have announced a new games publishing and dev studio today called Skystone Games. The duo have also announced the first two games in Skystone's portfolio, Undying and Spaceline Crew.


War Thunder Celebrating 75th Anniversary Of The End Of World War 2 With In Game Parade

War Thunder is holding an in-game parade today commemorating the Allied Victory in Europe over Nazi Germany in World War 2 75 years ago.


Population Zero Lays Out May 2020 Development Roadmap

A day after the team behind the survival MMO Population Zero addressed concerns over its Early Access launch, the team at Enplex has detailed the first few stages of its roadmap for May 2020.


ICYMI, World Of Warship's VE Day Parade Is Now On YouTube

We reported previously that the team at Wargaming were planning on celebrating Victory In Europe Day, which marks the surrender of Nazi Germany ending the war in Europe in World War 2. Using World of Warships, the team marked the 75th Anniversary with an in-game naval parade.


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Falcon Northwest 20th Anniversary Edition Talon Review

We had the chance to go hands on with the latest model Talon from PC maker Falcon Northwest. After two weeks testing the PC in real world use, we were not left wanting.


Black Desert Interview - Cross Play And Equalizing Content

We talk to Black Desert Lead Producer Jaehee Kim about bringing cross play to Black Desert Online's console versions, and the challenges in doing so.


The MMOSide Chat - Are MMOs Really Less Social?

In a week where we've seen former Blizzard President Mike Morhaime talk about the decline of MMOs, the topic of social dynamics in the genre has been on my mind recently. Are MMOs today less social than traditional MMORPGS?


New World Talks PvP Wars And PvE Invasions In New Dev Diary

Amazon's New World is humming along towards its new August release date, and the developer has recently put out a new developer diary, this time all about wars and invasions.