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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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May 2020
The Grind Exemplifies The Best In MMO And FGC Players

There is one phenomenon in gaming that exemplifies the dedication and love players have for their games like no other: the Grind. And that love of the grind is one of the major aspects connecting the MMO community with the FGC.

Astellia Is Giving Away A Razer Blade 15 Laptop To One Lucky Adventurer

Upcoming MMO Astellia is hosting a closed beta test soon and they are raising the stakes for those who want to join in the fun. And they are making it really easy to actually join the competition - simply play the closed beta test and you're in the running for a sweet new Razer Blade 15 laptop.

Ninja Leaving Twitch For Exclusive Mixer Partnership

Prolific gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has announced he's leaving Twitch for Microsoft's Mixer streaming platform.

Ashes of Creation Shows Off The Quarrior

In their latest bestiary devblog, Ashes of Creation have shown off the Quarrior, a "docile creature clad in a veritable suit of stony armor."

The Lord of the Rings Online Brings Players To the Swamp With Its Latest Update

The Lord of the Rings Online has many famous bogs, from the Midgewater to the Dead Marshes. However, with the upcoming 24.2 Update currently on the Bullroarer test server, players can venture into the Swamp for a new adventure in the Vales of Anduin.

Viper VPN100 PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD Review

Gamers are afforded an abundance of choice in the SSD market these days. But how does one choose the right SSD for them? Is it raw speed? Or maybe storage capacity? Viper’s VPN100 PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD aims to provide a great performing drive that remains cool under pressure and is affordable, all at the same time. But how does it perform and is it worth the cost?

Bandai Namco Has "No Plans" To Reportedly Bring Blue Protocol To The West

For fans looking forward to Bandai Namco's anime-styled MMO Blue Protocol, there might be some bad news as the Japanese developer reportedly has no plans to bring the game to the West.

LOTRO's Minstrel Is Its Most Interesting Class For All The Lore Reasons

One of the key balances the developers at Standing Stone Games (SSG) have to deal with is creating a fun and engaging game while also adapting arguably the most fully realized and beloved fictional universe in literature. As a result, adapting The Lord of the Rings to an MMO is obviously going to come with concessions.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review

Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a series I’ve long loved. I remember sitting on my couch playing the first one with friends in the neighborhood, arguing over who gets to play as Wolverine. So I was pretty excited when it was announced the long awaited third entry in the series was finally coming. But was it worth the wait?

AION Receives Version 7.0 Update: New Region, New Specialization, PvE, and More

Today is a good day for fans of AION as GameForge is detailing its latest update, Version 7.0. The update brings new content to the game, including a new region, class specialization, PvE Instance, new transformations, equipment, and LugBug missions.

Don't Sleep On The Lord of the Rings Online Just Yet

Much of the talk surrounding The Lord of the Rings the past two weeks has to do with the announcement that Amazon Game Studios will be working on the upcoming Middle-earth based MMO that was announced. For many this is exciting - finally a way to explore Middle-earth in a modern game. Because let’s face it: The Lord of the Rings Online is old. Having just celebrated its 12th birthday, Standing Stone Games’ epic MMORPG feels like its winding now as it makes way for a new contender on the scene.

Blue Protocol Unveils New Info About Character Creation

Namco Bandai's upcoming MMO, Blue Protocol, unveiled some new information thanks to a pair of new tweets late last week. Via Twitter, the team behind Blue Protocol showed off a bit of the character creation in two new videos with two different characters.

Overwatch Summer Games Have Started, While Changes Are Coming the Competitive 2020 Season

Overwatch's yearly Summer Games are back in full force! Players can compete from now until August 5, unlocking rewards through winning matches in Blizzard's popular competitive hero shooter.

SkyWeaver Aims To Pave The Way Into The Future For Digital Card Games

One of the most frustrating aspects of a digital card game is ownership. With a paper CCG you simply don’t have this issue. You buy a card, you own said card. However, with games such as Magic Arena, Hearthstone and more, digital card ownership is somewhat an undefined aspect of the collectible formula.

Conan Exiles Official Building Contest Challenges Exiles To Create Tiny Homes

Conan Exiles is one of the more interesting survival games to come on the market in recent years. Combining the brutality of the Conan universe with the base building seen in the genre really jived with fans. But - how would exiles thrive if they were forced into a tiny home?