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lotrlore

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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July 2014
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September 2020
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Defiance 2013 Sunsetting Xbox 360 Support May 25th

For those still lingering on Defiance 2013 on the Xbox 360, Trion Worlds unfortunately has some bad news. The Xbox 360 servers for the game will be shut down permanently on May 25th.


The MMOSide Chat - Do You Still Play Browser-Based MMOs?

Bradford takes a brief look at Browser-based MMORPGs, as well as his own history starting in the genre with one - RuneScape.


Population Zero Breaks Down PvE and PvP Modes Ahead of Early Access Release

Population Zero is coming down the homestretch as it gears up for its upcoming early access release, and the team is taking some time to explain the PvE and PvP modes in the survival game.


Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 Sees New NieR Cross-Over, Streamlines A Realm Reborn Quests

Patch 5.3 has been delayed for Final Fantasy XIV, but that hasn't stopped Square Enix from providing quite a few details. The next patch for the hit MMORPG brings with it a new NieR-inspired raid, scenario quests for the main Shadowbringers questline as well as streamlines the original A Realm Reborn quests for new players.


Shadow Arena Is Coming Next Month To Steam Early Access

Shadow Arena, the battle royale pulled from the development of Pearl Abyss' MMORPG, Black Desert, is coming to Steam via early access this May. The battle royale will come to Steam on May 21st.


The Lord of the Rings Online Update 26 Brings Players To Wilderland

The Lord of the Rings Online has had a busy few days. Celebrating its 13th anniversary this week, the team at Standing Stone Games also releases one of it's largest patches - Update 26: Mists of Wilderland.


Torchlight III Highlights New Fort System In Video

Torchlight III might be a continuation of the ARPG gameplay everyone has come to love in the franchise, but that doesn't seem to be stopping Runic Games from adding new systems to the mix. In a new video, the team highlights their Fort system, giving a glimpse into making the world around you a little bit more to your liking.


New World Preps Explorers For Invasions In Aeternum

In a new blog post, the dev team behind the upcoming MMO New World detail how to deal with the deadly invasions which plague the eternal island of Aeternum.


The MMOSide Chat - Should MMOs Be Mostly Soloable?

In this edition of The MMOSide Chat, Bradford takes a look at whether or not MMORPGs should feature content that is mostly soloable, which is a trend we're seeing in the genre more and more nowadays.


Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 Preview Set For April 24

Though Patch 5.3 will be delayed for Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix has now set a date to preview the upcoming content for their MMORPG.


The MMOSide Chat - What's Your Fondest MMORPG Moment?

A fireside chat about our fondest moments in our time playing MMORPGs.


Population Zero Video Shows Off Remote World Of Kepler

In a new video, the sci-fi exploration online RPG Population Zero invites players to journey across the remote world of Kepler.


Zul'Gurub Is Now Live In World of Warcraft Classic

The raid in the ancient troll city of Zul'Gurub is now live in World of Warcraft Classic for your party to take on in the fourth content drop for the MMORPG.


Exclusive Video: Warhammer: Odyssey Showcases Character Creation In New Video

Warhammer: Odyssey has been trucking along in development, and the team have unveiled a new video showcasing the character creation within the upcoming free-to-play MMORPG.


The MMOSide Chat - Will You Ever Support A Kickstarted MMO Again?

With the latest debacle of Kickstarter MMOs going belly-up, it begs the question: Why do you support Kickstarters and will you contribute to another project in the future?