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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

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lotrlore
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April 2024
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Xbox Is Giving Away A Non-Functional Final Fantasy XIV Console

To celebrate Final Fantasy XIV finally coming over to Xbox in a week, Microsoft is giving away a one-of-a-kind Xbox Series X console outfitted for the MMO. Except it doesn't work.


Final Stand: Ragnarok Launches Today Into Steam Early Access After Years Of 'First Access'

Unchained Entertainment has launched its looter-slasher PvE game, Final Stand: Ragnarok, into Early Access...again.


Final Stand: Ragnarok Early Access Hands-On Preview

We aren't going to bury the lede: Bradford didn't really enjoy his time with Final Stand: Ragnarok. Read on to learn why.


Interview: Camelot Unchained's Mark Jacobs Talks Release Window, Communication And More - Updated

We had the chance to speak to Camelot Unchained's Mark Jacobs, touching on his confidence with the release window recently announced, restoring communication with backers and more.


Interview: Celebrating 8 Years Of Black Desert Bringing Adventurers Together

Black Desert players recently gathered in Hollywood to celebrate 8 years of the MMO in the West. During the event, we spoke to three players who shared their experiences in the MMO and what keeps them coming back for more.


Final Fantasy VII REBIRTH Launched Today On PlayStation 5 - Are You Playing?

Final Fantasy VII REBIRTH, the second installment in the REMAKE project trilogy, has been released on PlayStation 5 today, letting players experience the timeless story in a new way. The RPG has also reached critical acclaim since reviews went live last week.


Camelot Unchained 'Expected' To Release In 2025 As City State Entertainment Rebrands To Unchained Entertainment

Camelot Unchained devleoper City State Entertainment has undergone a rebrand, now calling itself Unchained Entertainment, the company revealed today. This comes with new funding and a push towards the release of its first game, Final Stand: Ragnarok.


Star Citizen Devs Confirm Some Layoffs As Part Of A 'Restructuring,' Relocation Appears To Be A Factor

Yesterday we reported on the rumors that Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games had laid off key members of the team, in part due to relocation efforts. A rep from the studio confirmed the reports, stating that it was part of "restructuring."


UPDATED - Reddit Uncovers Multiple Star Citizen Dev Layoffs, Seemingly As A Result of Relocation Efforts By CIG

There is something afoot at Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games as multiple developers have seemingly been laid off since January, possibly due to relocation efforts.


Sony Is Laying Off 8% Of Its Workforce, Around 900 Jobs Affected

Sony has announced it will be laying off a sizeable chunk of its workforce - around 8% of its employees - today, the company noted. The Japanese gaming giant cited a need to 'set the business up for what lies ahead' as the reason why almost 900 people will be looking for a new gig.


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Final Fantasy VII: REBIRTH Review

Four years after the release of Final Fantasy VII REMAKE, Final Fantasy VII REBIRTH picks up the iconic story in the new trilogy. How does it stack up, and is this the first real game of the year contender for 2024? Read on in our review.


Diablo IV Is Coming To Xbox  Game Pass March 28th

Diablo IV is coming to Xbox Game Pass on March 28th, marking the first of the Activision Blizzard titles to make the migration to Xbox's subscription service since the acquisition last year.


Xbox Addresses Exclusivity As It States It Is Bringing Its Games To Other Platforms: 'No Fundamental Change'

After weeks of speculation, and in some cases panic, by Xbox faithful, Microsoft officially addressed the myriad leaks that Xbox would be bringing some first-party titles to rival platforms. And, it looks like those leaks were indeed true.


No Man's Sky Is Free Till Monday To Celebrate Its Omega Update

No Man's Sky is free till Monday as it celebrates the launch of its Omega Expedition update, bringing quality of life tweaks, new content, and a completely revamped Atlas questline.


[Update] It Looks Like Daybreak Might Have Sold The PlanetSide IP For $5.9 Million

PlanetSide looks to have been sold by its parent company, Daybreak Game Studios, for a cool $5.9 million, if recent rumors and copyright listings prove accurate.