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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
September 2020
Spellbreak Hands-on Impressions

Spellbreak, Proletariat's Battle Royale pitting mages against each other is now in closed beta on both PC and PS4. We had a chance to go hands on with the new beta ahead of time to check out the changes being made to the game since our last go-around. Spoiler alert - it's pretty good.

Making MMOs - Saga of Lucimia Dev Talks Crunch, Making MMOs and Studio Transparency

Making MMORPGs, especially in today's industry, isn't easy. It's especially got its own set of challenges if you're a small studio working on your first project as an MMO. We sat down with Saga of Lucimia's Creative Director, Tim Anderson, to discuss topics such as crunch, the business of making MMOs, the games industry, risk and more.

Aragorn And Arwen's Wedding Coming To The Lord of the Rings Online

In a Q&A with fans at PAX East this past weekend, fans of The Lord of the Rings Online were given a treat as Executive Producer Rob "Severlin" Ciccolini confirmed Arwen and Aragorn's wedding coming as well as a new Gundabad-themed expansion.

GDC Has Postponed Conference Due To Coronavirus Fears

It's official - the Game Developer's Conference has been postponed due to the coronavirus scare. GDC have made an official statement regarding the matter.

Saga of Lucimia Shows Off Small Group Content In New Alpha Video

Saga of Lucimia is approaching its next Alpha phase in its development, and the team a Stormhaven Studios took to Twitch earlier today to showcase some of the small group content in the MMORPG.

Blizzard Also Bows Out Of GDC Amid Coronavirus Fears

Blizzard announced today via Twitter that they, too will bow out of attending GDC this year due to fears growing as a result of the coronavirus outbreaks.

Warframe Dev Stream 139 Details Operation Scarlet And Deadlock Protocol

Warframe keeps the hits coming, with updates and announcements deatailed in their latest Devstream #139 earlier today. On stream, the team talked about its upcoming Operation Scarlet Spear coming this March to Warframe.

Elder Scrolls Online Details Performance Update For February

As the dust settles from the new Harrowstorm update to The Elder Scrolls Online, the ZeniMax team has provided an update to the ongoing performance enhancements the team is making to its popular MMO.

Amazon Pulls From GDC Amid Growing Concerns Of Coronavirus

Amazon joins a growing list of companies canceling their plans at the Games Development Conference in San Francisco this month amid concerns over the Coronavirus in Northern California.

EverQuest Turns 21, Details New Overseer Feature

EverQuest, one of the hallmarks of the MMORPG genre, is turning 21 this year, and the folks at Daybreak are still going strong.

EVE Fanfest 2020 In Reykjavik Canceled Due To Coronavirus

In an update on the EVE Online site, CCP Dopamine shared the news that CCP has canceled its Premier EVE Online event in Iceland this year, citing fears of Coronavirus.

Shadow Arena - Interview With Executive Producer Kwangsam-Kim

Recently, Shadow Arena - the arena fighter from the Black Desert Online developers - has hit closed beta. We had the chance to sit down and chat with Kwangsam-Kim, Shadow Arena's Executive Producer about the upcoming game's development.

Final Fantasy XIV Posts Shadowbringers Retrospective

Yesterday, Square Enix released a 10-minute long YouTube retrospective ahead of PAX's Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers panel. The new video dives into the creation of Shadowbringers from the developers themselves.

Blue Protocol Is Hitting Japan First According to Developer

The anime-inspired MMORPG, Blue Protocol, has been in the news a lot lately, and a new developer quote gives credence to the fact it could be hitting the West.

Bless Unleashed Head Start Happening Now

Bless Unleashed has...well..unleashed on on Xbox One - at least for headstart players. The exclusive MMORPG on Xbox One is available for those who pre-ordered the Ultimate Founder's Edition.