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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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July 2014
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June 2020
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This Update Sucks!

Joe (Ralph) is possibly the best PUBG player in the Tawdry Ballz eSportz League. And it makes sense: he’s the only one in our band of brothers with actual Marine training. However, one thing has plagued him in PUBG: The solo chicken dinner.


Cougar Armor Gaming Chair - Comfort, With Some Drawbacks

We’ve taken a look at a number of products from Cougar Gaming this year. So far, every one has shown itself to be quite the bargain for the money. Today, we’re leaving peripherals behind and taking a look at their very own racing chair. Will it keep up the trend? Read on for our full review.


EVE Vegas 2017 - Project Aurora - First Glimpse of a Persistent Online Mobile Game

EVE Vegas is happening in the Entertainment Capital of the World and CCP Games dropped a bombshell for many of its attendees. Announcing “Project Aurora,” CCP Games and Play Raven showed the world the first glimpses of the persistent online mobile game set in the EVE universe the team has been working on these past nine months.


EVE Vegas Keynote - What's Coming to EVE Online Both In-Game & Out

CCP Games made some huge announcements in Las Vegas giving more players the chance to experience more of EVE: Online, both in game and out.


PUBG Journal – Waving, Map Markers and Yes, That Actually Happened

Back in the early days of gaming with the Tawdry Crew, Shank and I realized that pretty much every game we play we can truly live out our South Park – World of Warcraft fantasies. In the Episode “Make Love, Not Warcraft,” Randy learns first hand that waving might be detrimental to his health.


PUBG Journal: The Tawdry Ballz eSportz League ESL Audition Tapes

Imagine a team of PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds enthusiasts that is so inept that the only way to believe their ineptitude is to witness it first-hand. Imagine a team where if any could go wrong – it does. Imagine, if you can, a team of PUBG players who needlessly drown when able, only to still achieve the much lauded Chicken Dinner at the end of a match.


Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Review (PS4 Version)

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One earlier this month to great fanfare. The isometric RPG made by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Paradox Interactive, the biggest question going into the game was not whether or not it would be a great game – critics and fans alike agreed that PoE was stellar on PC. The question stemmed from how well the interface and controls would translate to a gamepad and television screen.


Elgato Cam Link Review

For many streamers and content creators, quality is the number one need when it comes to the production side of their operation. Ensuring the content they create is compelling, unique, and entertaining is one thing, but fans also expect a certain level of quality in what they watch.


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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.