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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
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January 2021
Logitech G Pro X Wireless Gaming Headset Review

The Logitech G Pro X Wireless headset takes what the company learned from its Pro series and brings it wireless. At $199, how does it fare and is it worth the premium price tag? Check out our review.

Elyon Ascent: Infinite Realm Fan Video Breaks Down General Features In Upcoming MMORPG

As beta testing for Elyon, formerly known just as Ascent: Infinite Realm, has been ongoing in Korea, fans in the west have been eager for info. One YouTuber, Hakurai, has posted a long video breaking down some of the mechanics and features in Elyon during the beta.

EVE Echoes Launching August 13, Pre-Registration Open Now

EVE Echoes, the mobile version of EVE Online, will be launching this August 13th, as announced by the team via their Twitter account.

LotRO Community Manager Hosts Q&A, Addresses Outages

In his latest +Cord of the Rings, community manager Jerry "Cordovan" Snook hosted a Q&A with players, he addressed, albeit still with the vagueness many customers are upset about, the ongoing problems with the game servers.

The Lord of the Rings Online's Midsummer Festival Extended Due To Downtime

Thanks to the inmmense downtime that plagued The Lord of the Rings Online this past week, players were unable to finish the Midsummer Festival, which ended originally during the downtime. Standing Stone Games has announced the festival has been extended for players through August 3rd.

[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.

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.