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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
March 2023
Mordor: Iconic Moments, Great Ideas, But a Little Lackluster

The Lord of the Rings Online has a long history of putting players into iconic moments and settings from J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendary legendarium, and this tradition continues with the release of Mordor, the long-running MMORPG’s newest expansion. Taking place following the events of the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, LOTRO wastes little time reminding players that indeed, within the Land of Mordor, the Shadows still lie.

For Honor Shows Off PVP Combat at PAX West

Everytime I see For Honor, the third person medieval-themed team hero brawler from Ubisoft, I get excited. Having played it at the Electronic Entertainment Expo the past two years, PAX West afforded another opportunity to go hands on with Ubisoft's new IP. For Honor lets players decide an age-old question: Which medieval warrior would best the others: a Knight, a Viking and a Samurai?

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is Taking the Boys to the Next Adventure...As Super-Heroes!

For fans of the South Park: The Stick of Truth, the RPG developed by Obsidian and published by Ubisoft, the next installment The Fractured But Whole takes to the boy’s next great adventure not long after the events of The Stick of Truth. Instead of playing fantasy Game of Thrones-esque characters, The Fractured But Whole has the boys now playing superhero franchises.

Soulblight - A Throwback to the Literal Meaning of RPG

As I traversed the area around me, I noticed a tick that formed in me, causing my mind to wander. It was no longer about getting out of here alive, I was suddenly more concerned with whether or not I carried an even number of items or not.

Smash+Grab - Taking Its Name Literally

United Front’s Smash+Grab definitely takes its name literally. The soon to be released game on Steam’s Early Access is all about, you probably guessed it, smashing and grabbing. The three on three, third person brawler definitely draws you in with its fast paced combat, but the deeper mechanics that make this competitive game interesting may do enough to keep you around.

Hand of Fate 2 Unveils Colbjorn, Hands-on at PAX West

Hand of Fate 2 is an interesting title. Picking up a hundred years after the events of the original Hand of Fate, the sequel has you acting as the protege of the Dealer intent on revenge. With a stronger emphasis on better deck building than the first game, Hand of Fate 2 aims to challenge the player like never before.