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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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April 2020
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ICYMI, Baldur's Gate 3 Is Hosting A Reddit AMA Tomorrow

In case you were unaware, Larian is hosting an AMA on Reddit tomorrow for their upcoming Baldur's Gate 3.


Darkpaw Game's New Head of Studio Releases Letters To EverQuest Communities

In a brace of letters released to the EverQuest communities, new Darkpaw Studios head Jennifer Chan addressed the community. This comes almost a week after it was announced former head of studio Holly Longdale was stepping down from her role.


Arathi Basin Opens Today In World of Warcraft Classic

For those looking for something to do in World of Warcraft Classic, good news! Later today the Arathi Basin will open up to Classic players.


E3 2020 Is Officially Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

For the first time since 1995, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it's known, will not go on in Los Angeles this June. The decision was officially announced this morning citing growing concerns over coronavirus.


Gamigo Fully Acquired By Principal Shareholder, Media and Games Invest

It seems gamigo, the German MMO company currently working on the ArcheAge series, was bought out by one of its shareholders last month.


Magic: Legends Releases First Dev Diary Talking Its Creation

Cryptic Studios opened up a bit today with the release of their first dev diary, touching on the creation of Magic: Legends.


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Maxnomic Titanus Chair Review

Maxnomic's Titanus gaming chair is a great product - but it's definitely not cheap. We break down what makes the Maxnomic a quality chair as well as why it might be worth a look.


Saga of Lucimia Interview Part 2 - Inspirations And More

In part 2 of our interview with Saga of Lucimia's creative director, Tim Anderson, the developer chats with us about inspirations for his MMORPG, why group content is a focus and more.


EverQuest Executive Producer Leaves Darkpaw Games

In a post on the EverQuest website today, the franchise's executive producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale has stepped down from her role with the franchise. Technical Director Jennifer Chan will be stepping into the role, having worked alongside Longdale for the past five years, according to the post.


The Lord of the Rings Online Interview Looks Ahead To River-Hobbits, More

The folks at MMO Central have been busy at PAX East, interviewing the developers of The Lord of the Rings Online, Standing Stone Games.


Cross Play Now Live In Black Desert

Today, Pearl Abyss released an update to Black Desert on console allowing cross play between the two platforms.


Guild Wars 2 'Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire' Out March 17th

ArenaNet announced this morning that the latest installement in The Icebrood Saga, "Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire" is coming to Guild Wars 2 this March 17th.


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.