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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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[UPDATE] Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Coming 2021

During the Xbox Game Showcase today, SEGA showed off a trailer of the upcoming expansion for Phantasy Star Online 2, titled 'New Genesis.'


[UPDATE] The Lord of the Rings Online's Servers Opened After Being Brought Offline Yesterday

Standing Stone Games brought down all of the game worlds in The Lord of the Rings Online yesterday, and as of this morning the servers remain offline. This continues over a week of instability and downtime that has marred the end of the Midsummer Festival in Middle-earth.


The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC Scope Influenced By Player Response To Original Game

Announced today at the Xbox Showcase, The Outer Worlds is getting story DLC in the form of Peril on Gorgon. The Noir-Pulp inspired DLC was actually adjusted to be larger thanks to player response to the release of the award-winning RPG last year.


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Autonomous ErgoChair 2 Review - Ditching The Racing Chair

Most gamers nowadays gravitate to the racing chairs, myself included, for their comfort needs. Whether it's just for their gaming PC, or someone like myself who has a combined work and gaming rig, needing a chair that can maximize comfort is paramount to those long sessions. Autonomous' ErgoChair 2 touts itself as one of the most comfortable and ergonomic chairs on the market, so we put it to the test.


Fractured's Alpha 2 - Test 3 Starts Today

Fractured's Alpha 2 - Test 3 is now live after a brief postponement from last week's original start date. The test is being touted by the developer as the "most feature-rich" in its history and aims to test player cities, talent trees and more.


MMOSide Chat: Standing Stone Games' Lack Of Communication During Downtime Is Unacceptable

For the past week many Lord of the Rings Online players have been unable to log into their game as downtime goes into its eighth day. Curiuosly, and upsettingly, Standing Stone Games has relayed little to no info as to exactly what's going on, which is unacceptable.


A Total War Saga: TROY Hands On Preview

A Total War Saga: Troy pits players in the roles of the Epic Heroes that shaped the stories of Homer in the Iliad. Creative Assembly Sofia is bringing players to Anquitiy and playing out the drama in the Aegean Sea. We were able to go hands on last week with the latest Total War Saga game, as well as dive a bit deeper with Maya Georgieva, game director on TROY.


UPDATE: LOTRO, DDO Servers Still Down After Days Of Instability

Players of The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online have had a rough go of it the past few days as server instability has wrecked havoc on Standing Stone Games' services.


EVE Online's Abyssal Proving Grounds Are Live Until 28 July

The Abyssal Proving Grounds, an arena normally reserved for the end of Abyssal Deadspace, are now open for Capsuleers to test their mettle in EVE Online.


Albion Online Details Roads of Avalon Update In New Developer Blog

Albion Online is back talking about its upcoming Roads of Avalon update with a new Devtalk post on the official site, as well as a video detailing update.


Last Oasis Adds Part 2 Of Volcanic Update, Maps Out Future 2020 Plans

In a blog post on the official Steam Community page, Last Oasis developer Donkey Crew detailed the second part of its Volcanic update, as well as answered some questions regarding the survival nomadic-MMO's future.


MMOSide Chat - Loss In MMOs

What do you get when you combine hubris and showing off to your nephew and angry NPCs in EVE Online? Pride cometh before the fall.


The Elder Scrolls Online Stonethorn Launches on PC and Stadia August 24th

Announced this morning, the next DLC pack for The Elder Scrolls Online, title Stonethorn, will hit PC/Mac and Stadia on August 24th. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 fans will be waiting until September 1st to continue the story of the Dark Heart of Skyrim.


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The RPG Files: Ghost of Tsushima Review

Ghost of Tsushima is the latest exclusive for the PlayStation 4. Heavily inspired by samurai epics such as those from Akira Kurosawa, how does the latest game from Sucker Punch stack up?


Life Beyond Studio Darewise Entertainment Secures €3 Million In Seed Funding

Darewise Entertainment, the studio behind the survival MMO Life Beyond, has announced its secured another €3 million, or $3.4 Million USD, in seed funding, according to Gamesindustry.biz.