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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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Gamigo Looks Back At ArcheAge In 2019, Dives Into New ArchePass

ArcheAge had an interesting 2019 with the launch of Unchained late last year. However, the road has been less than smooth, as the launch was mired with issues from log-in problems early on to having to restructuring its ArchePass. Gamigo in a new post took a look at 2019 as well as ahead at the new ArchePass.


Magic Comes Full Circle With Cryptic CEO Steve D'Angelo In New Interview

Magic: Legends is coming from Cryptic Studios, though the studio has a history with the IP thanks to CEO Steve D'Angelo. In an interview with Game Informer, D'Angelo talks about his history with Magic: The Gathering as well as how the upcoming MMO was pitched.


Star Citizen's Cutlass Red And Medical Gameplay Previewed In New Interview

In an interview with Twinfinite, new details were revealed about the upcoming Cutlass Red ship, as well what it means to be a space medic. Star Citizen's John Crewe sat down with the gaming website to chat about the upcoming changes to the Alpha.


Magic: Legends - Exclusive Interview With Executive Producer Stephen Ricossa

Magic: Legends has billed itself as an MMO/Action RPG, and while the ARPG elements have been readily present in the latest gameplay videos and blogs the team has released this month, many wonder where the "MMO" fits into the equation. Recently we had a chance to sit down with the Executive Producer of Magic: Legends, Stephen Ricossa, to talk how the team is building a "modern MMO" with its latest project.


EVE Online's Bonus Skill Point Weekend Active Now As Dragonaur Blitz Dungeon Winds Down

EVE Online's had a busy January and it's ending with a bang. From now through January 27th, Capsuleers can earn bonus skill points simply by logging in each day during the campaign. Additionally, the Dragonaur Blitz dungeon is still ongoing, ending also on January 27th.


Legends of Aria Is Hosting A Town Hall On January 31

Legends of Aria, the open-world MMO developed by Citadel Studios, has announced it's hosting an upcoming Town Hall coming up at the end of January. Announced via Twitter, the upcoming Town Hall will be on January 31st and will also preview upcoming militia content.


Next Final Fantasy Letter From The Producer Live Coming February 6

For fans eager for news on patch 5.2 of Final Fantasy XIV, those details may be coming soon. According to the latest update on the official Final Fantasy XIV site, the next live letter from the producer is coming in February.


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NXZT 510 Alliance World of Warcraft Case Review

NZXT recently sent us one of the World of Warcraft themed PC cases to put it through its paces. The 510 Alliance case sports the Alliance logos emblazoned in all their glory across the sides and front of the case, but for $200, is the package worth the cost?


Christopher Tolkien: A Tribute From A LotRO Player

As someone who studies and reads The Lord of the Rings, Christopher Tolkien is a name I know well. His passing last week, aged 95, has had a profound impact on many lives, with many wondering where this leaves his father's estate and the rights to all of the stories yet adapted. However, for me, the passing has made me reflect on how the secondary universe has allowed me to fully enjoy games like The Lord of the Rings Online.


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Razer Tartarus Pro PC Gaming Keypad Review

For a while I've been looking for a gaming keypad to help alleviate some control issues I've had while playing popular MMOs. Thankfully, Razer let us take the Tartarus Pro for a spin recently. Is the keypad worth the hassle and the price? Check out our review here.


The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor Interview With Rich Lambert

Announced at the HyperX Arena in Las Vegas yesterday, the Elder Scrolls Online team pulled back the veil on the upcoming Chapter - Greymoor - and shed some more details on the Dark Heart of Skyrim story for the coming year. We sat down with Rich Lambert, Creative Director of ESO after the event to get some more details.


The Elder Scrolls Online: The Dark Heart of Skyrim Announcement Cinematic

Check out the latest chapter in the Elder Scrolls Online story - Greymoor, as well as the year-long "Dark Heart of Skyrim" story in ESO's latest trailer.


Elder Scrolls Online Unveils Dark Heart of Skyrim, Greymoor Chapter Out May 18

Zenimax Online Studios have just unveiled a metric ton of information about the next chapter for Elder Scrolls Online, called the Dark Heart of Skyim.


EVE Online Devs Unveil PLEX for GOOD Charity Event To Benefit Australian Fire Relief

Announced last week, CCP Games have given capsuleers the details on how they can help out with the Australian wildfires raging on the continent. PLEX for GOOD will see CCP donate the real world monetary value of any PLEX donated within the event timeframe to relief funds to benefit victims directly.


Last Oasis Drops New Trailer For Upcoming Survival MMO

Donkey Crew unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming survival MMO, Last Oasis, today which shows a bit more of the nomadic gameplay on offer.