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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

July 2014
Last Active
January 2021
Dauntless' Slayer Links Launch Today

Dauntless has introduced a new way for players to get rewarded when playing the monster hunting game: Slayer Links.

MMOSide Chat: Has There Ever Been A Moment Where You Felt Your Actions Changed Your MMOs World?

In many stories, we all play the hero. In MMORPGs, though, that story is told to you - as well as the thousands of other players around you. It can be hard to feel as though your actions matter or truly change the outcome or course of the game world. Has there ever been one of those moments where you clearly felt your actions in the story changed the world for the future?

EVE Online: Echoes, Weather, And Niarja

EVE Online has had a busy August. From an ongoing player war, to the release of EVE Echoes on mobile, cosmic weather cropping up in Null Sec and a massively important system falling to the Triglavians, things are changing rapidly in New Eden. We sat down with CCP to discuss the goings on with the team.

New World's Preview Event Is Now Live

New World's much anticipated NDA-less preview is now live, according to an announcement made on their Twitter feed. The preview event, which runs from today through September 5th, will give Alpha and Pre-order players a chance to romp through Aeternum and share their experiences first hand, as the NDA has finally been lifted.

New World Preview - Waging War In Aeternum

Bradford had a chance to take on a War in Amazon Games' upcoming MMO New World ahead of the preview event starting later today. Check out his thoughts on combat and the performance in the build leading up to the peview event.

Ashes of Creation Developer Mutually Splits From Publisher My.Games, Will Globally Self-Publish MMO

Intrepid Studios, developer of upcoming MMO Ashes of Creation, announced today via a blog post that they will be self-publishing their MMO globally, parting ways with current EU publisher My.Games.

[UPDATED]Seems LOTRO Is Having Issues...Again

For those of you who have been following The Lord of the Rings Online lately, you know that last month the game experienced some of the worst downtime in its history. Well, based on a tweet from the official Twitter account, LotRO players might be experiencing a bit of déjà vu.

New World Details Upcoming Preview Event Coming August 25th

New World is hosting its first non-NDA playtest next week, and the team at Amazon Game Studios has taken to its website to detail the preview event for waiting adventurers.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Global Has Surpassed 1 Million Registered Players

Since launching on Steam, adding 33 more countries to the initial North American PC and Xbox One launch, SEGA has announced that the venerable Japanese MMO Phantasy Star Online 2 has surpassed one million players.

Hashashin Pre-Creation Coming To Black Desert Online Remastered

Black Desert Online Remastered fans who have been awaiting the Hashashin character in the West need not wait much longer. Pre-creation for the new character class is coming next week to the PC version, with the class itself launching on September 2nd.

MMOSide Chat - What Is Your Favorite Location In Any MMORPG?

In some cases, the main character of any MMORPG is the world you inhabit. The world breathes life into the stories, the people and more in any compelling story. Some of the greatest MMORPGs have iconic locations that stick with us long after we've moved on. What is your favorite?

Jagex Partners Signs Flying Wild Hog To Publish New RPG

Jagex, best known for developing the long-running MMORPG RuneScape, has signed Flying Wild Hog to publish what it's calling a "new multi-format living game." This will be the first title published under its third-party division Jagex Partners.

Baldur's Gate 3 Coming To PC And Google Stadia Early Access September 30th

After being delayed from its tentative August Early Access release, Larian Studios has announced today during its "Panel From Hell" livestream that Baldur's Gate 3 will be hitting Early Access September 30th.

Torchlight III Is Coming To Nintendo Switch This Fall

The full release of Torchlight III is coming this fall to Xbox One, PS4, PC and the Nintendo Switch this fall, bringing with it the full experience on the go for Switch users.

TERA's En Masse Entertainment Is Shutting Down

In a post on the studios' Facebook page, En Masse Entertainment has announced the studio after more than 11 years will be shuttering.