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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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lotrlore
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Dragons Arrive On Trove's Console Versions, As Well As New Delves Content In The Voxel-MMO

Voxel-MMO Trove has received an update to its console versions, bringing dragons and more to the MMO today.


Total War: WARHAMMER III Announced, Bringing Epic Trilogy To A Close

Total War: WARHAMMER III has been announced, culminating the trilogy's epic story with this latest installment. The partnership with Creative Assembly and Games Workshop will "plunge players into a cataclysmic conflict between ruinous daemonic powers and the sentinels of the mortal world."


Phantasy Star Online 2's First Content Update Of 2021 Is Now Live, Brings Luster Scion Class And More

Phantasy Star Online 2 has hit 2021 running, as their first major content update of the year is now available. With the update is the new Scion class: Luster, as well as continuing the epic story of PSO2 and more.


Albion Online's Patch 13 Is Live, Bringing Combat Balance Changes And Use-All Button

Patch 13 of Albion Online, also known as the Rise of Albion Balance Patch has hit the MMO, bringing with it changes to combat balance, mobs and some much-anticipated quality-of-life improvements.


Magic: Legends Explores The Multiverse, Highlighting Launch Locations For Upcoming ARPG

Magic: Legends pulled back the veil a bit on what players can expect at launch, giving something of a primer for the Multiverse seen in the ARPG based on the popular card game.


3 Things I Wish Modern MMOs Would Do Better

Bradford explores three things he wishes MMOs would do a better job of in game, including things like fostering a better in-game community, better tools for player economies, and more.


Final Fantasy 14's Patch 5.45 Now Live, As Well As The Feast Season 18

Final Fantasy 14's Patch 5.45 is now live in game, just a head of this week's upcoming reveals on Friday. The patch itself, as we previously reported, contains changes to the Blue Mage, as well as new content for players to jump into.


The Lord of the Rings Online's Latest Update Breaks Patcher For Those Running On Older Operating Systems

Not everyone has hopped on board with Windows 10, and for those Lord of the Rings Online players still sticking with Windows 7 and older, you may have noticed an issue with your patcher after update 28.3 hit this week. Standing Stone Games has acknowledged the issue and provided some work arounds via the official forums last night.


Destiny 2's Season of the Chosen Is Coming On February 9th With New Battlegrounds Activities, Gear, Strikes And More

Destiny 2's upcoming season 13, dubbed Season of the Chosen, is coming to the FPS this month, kicking off on February 9th and running through May 11th.


Mass Effect Legendary Edition Gets a Reveal Trailer, Coming May 14 On Consoles and PC

The much anticipated, and needed, remaster of the original Mass Effect Trilogy has officially been given a release date, thanks to a new trailer released by EA this morning. Mass Effect Legendary Edition will hit Consoles, including last gen, as well as PC via Origin and Steam on May 14th in all its remastered glory.


BlizzConline Releases Trailer, Teases Upcoming Event With New Blog Post

BlizzConline is coming later this month, and Blizzard has pulled back the veil on some of what people can expect when the all-digital event graces our screens February 19th-20th.


LOTRO's Latest Patch Brings Tweaks To Legendary Item Grind And Players Are Not Happy About The Changes

Patch 28.3.1 hit The Lord of the Rings Online today, and with it came changes to the much-maligned changes to legendary items, including tweaks to scrolls of empowerment. As a result of the changes, players have started to express their displeasure at the tweaks, especially as it increases the grind needed to level legendary items in the MMO.


Google Is Shutting Down Stadia's Internal Development Studios, Will Focus On Platform Moving Forward

Via a blog post, Google is shutting down its internal development studios, shifting focus from game-making to simply offering its cloud-based platform directly to publishers.


Battleborn, Gearbox's Hero Shooter-MOBA Hybrid, Officially Shut Down As Servers Go Offline

Yesterday, Battleborn's servers were officially brought offline, bringing an end to the hero-shooter/MOBA hybrid, four-plus years after its initial 2016 release.


Fortnite And Verizon Join Forces To Create Digital Stadium To Celebrate Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching, and Fortnite and communications company Verizon want you to experience stadium life Super Bowl week by teaming up with Epic Games' Fortnite in what is being called the "biggest activation ever built in creative mode."