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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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October 2023
Which MMO Do You Think Has The Best Outfit System?

Cosmetic systems can oftentimes be the end-game for many players in an MMO. But not all cosmetic or outfit systems are made equal.

EVE Online's Capsuleers Will Hunt For Hidden Stargates In New Operation Event,  Epiphany

The latest update to EVE Online's universe, a narrative event titled 'Epiphany,' will see its players hunt for hidden stargates around New Eden, all leading up to the reveal of the next expansion.

Game Dev Sparks 'Controversy' Over Starfield's Leaked Start Screen; Bethesda Responds

A game developer has sparked a "controversy" over the leaked start menu of Starfield, the next major RPG from Bethesda. The controversy has gotten to the point where Bethesda's Pete Hines took the time to respond in kind.

New World Talks Dropping Banes And Wards From MMO As Transmog Releases Today

In the most recent Forged in Aeternum video, the New World team talked about one of the biggest changes coming to the MMO: the removal of Bane and Wards from the game.

Diablo IV Disables Player Trading Thanks To Gold And Item Dupe Exploit

Earlier today, Blizzard suspended player trading in Diablo IV thanks to an item and gold duplication exploit in the game. Despite the 1.1.2 patch today, trading is still disabled.

Fortnite Player Builds MMO-Style Raid Boss In Creative Mode

Fortnite's creative mode is a playground for players who want to flex those creative muscles. And one player did just that, building a full MMO-style raid boss for Fortnite players to tackle.

Wayfinder Delays Its Early Access To Thursday To Squash Last Minute Issues

Wayfinder was slated to release into early access today; however, developer Airship Syndicate has implemented a last-minute delay, with it now dropping on Thursday.

Exclusive: Arctic Theory's Upcoming MMO Is Named Pioneers Of New Dawn, Closed Alpha Info Coming Q4 2023

Arctic Theory's has revealed more information about its upcoming MMO, previously codenamed Annex. Pioneers of New Dawn aims to be an innovative sandbox MMO, with closed alpha information coming later this year.

New Report States Embracer's $2B Deal That Fell Through Was From Saudi-Backed Investment Fund

Earlier this year, Swedish company Embracer Group saw a deal fall through to the tune of $2 billion USD, something that caused its stock to plummet back in May. Now, thanks to a new Axios report, we know more about exactly who that deal was supposed to be with a Saudi Arabia-backed investment group.

Star Citizen Is Changing How It Handles Its Testing

As Star Citizen continues its long journey toward a full launch, eventually, the developer has changed how its going to be handling its public test universe moving forward.

After 17 Years, Titan Quest Is Finally Getting A Sequel

Titan Quest is one of the more beloved ARPGs to come out of the shadows of Diablo, and fans of the series have reason to be excited: 17 years later, we're finally getting a Titan Quest 2.

Star Trek Online's Ship Of The Line Museum Is A Fantastic Homage To The MMO's Roots

Star Trek Online is celebrating Star Trek Day with the return of the Ship of the Line Museum, and it's one of the best ways it can pay homage to the MMO's sci-fi franchise roots.

Rockstar Acquires GTA 5 And Red Dead Redemption 2 Roleplay Team Cfx.re

Rockstar announced it has acquired Cfx.re, one of the largest roleplaying teams in Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, though the exact specifics of the acquisition aren't disclosed.

Destiny 2 Brings In Keith David To Play Commander Zavala, Vows To 'Continue The Great Work' Of The Late Lance Reddick

Destiny 2 fans have been wondering who would be stepping into the role of a central character in its franchise following the untimely passing of its actor. Yesterday, Bungie answered that question, announcing Keith David as taking over the role of Commander Zavala following the death of Lance Reddick.

Preview: Lords of The Fallen's Makes Death Meaningful In Its Spin On The Soulslike Formula

After playing the first few hours of Lords of the Fallen, Bradford came away actually wanting to play a Soulslike, which is not something he's used to saying. And it's down to one mechanic: Umbral.