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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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July 2014
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April 2020
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New World Developer Diary Shows Off The Warring Factions Of Aeternum

Amazon Game Studios have released a new dev diary showing off the enemies you might find throughout your exploration of Aeternum, the Eternal Isle in the upcoming MMO New World. The diary goes into detail some of the enemies you'll encounter, as well as why the land is deathless.


Legends of Aria Shows Off Militia Keeps In New Video

Legends of Aria dropped a new video on their YouTube channel today, showcasing the new Militia Keeps coming to the MMORPG with Point Release 9.


Final Fantasy XIV's Wedding Clothes Will No Longer Be Gender-Specific

In the latest patch notes released by Square Enix for Final Fantasy XIV, players may have noticed something that might otherwise seem innacuous: players can now wear what they want, regardless of gender. At least for their wedding.


Logitech StreamCam Brings 1080p60fps Capture For Streamers

Webcams have been around for a long time, and Logitech has been one of the most consistent producers of reliable webcams for years. However, these webcams were never really designed with streaming content in mind. Most of them were specifically designed for conference call use which is a good bit different than what a streamer needs for producing quality videos. Enter the new Logitech StreamCam.


JRPGs I'd Love To See Re-Imagined As MMOs

As Bradford is installing Phantasy Star Online 2, an MMO based on an JRPG he loved played on his Gamecube years prior, it got him thinking: What other JRPG worlds would make for a good MMO? Here are his thoughts.


The Outer Worlds On Nintendo Switch Delayed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The acclaimed RPG from Obsidian, The Outer Worlds, will be delayed on Nintendo Switch due to the outbreak of the coronavirus impacting the Virtuos team, Private Division, the publisher on The Outer Worlds, stated via Twitter today.


Final Fantasy XIV 5.2 Patch To Release February 18th, Fan Festivals Announced

Square Enix earlier today announced via their Letter from the Producer LIVE stream that the upcoming 5.2 Patch for Final Fantasy XIV will hit on February 18th.


MMOs And Expansions - Solving The Story Barrier Of Entry

As Bradford has been playing through Final Fantasy XIV for the first time recently, a thought has been circling in his head, especially since The Elder Scrolls Online's Greymoor event. One thing that has always bothered him was the barrier of entry with expansions, especially for new players.


Black Desert Details Kunoichi Ahead Of Console Launch, Mobile Gets Field of Valor Update

Black Desert is busy, whether it's launching new classes for its console versions or updating its hugely popular mobile game. The team behind the MMORPG posted a GM note on the Black Desert website detailing the Kunoichi, which is coming to Xbox One February 5th, while PlayStation fans will be waiting a day for February 6th.


Runescape's Weekly Update Details Smithing and Mining Changes

In their weekly update, Jagex outlined some of the changes coming this month to RuneScape, namely changes being made to mining and smithing.


Blue Protocol Alpha NDA Drops While Bandai Namco Seeks Localization Manager

For those hoping Blue Protocol, the anime-styled Action MMORPG from Bandai Namco, would come westward, a new report via Reddit suggests that that could very well be in the works.


The Eorzea Prospect: I'm Really Enjoying The Flashy Red Mage

One of Bradford's biggest regrets is not playing Final Fantasy XIV when it first started years back. He's playing it now and is enamored with the flashy Red Mage class, a Final Fantasy Class he's loved since playing Tactics as a kid.


Astellia's Steam Launch Off To A Rocky Start As Game Listed As DLC, Devs Aware And Are Working On Fix

Earlier today, Astellia Online hit Steam, bringing the MMORPG to a new platform and group of gamers. However, it hasn't been without issue.


Astellia Has Hit Steam, Exclusive Developer Interview

Astellia Online's Steam launch has happened, bringing the Korean MMORPG to a new platform. We had the chance to ask the studio about the Steam launch, as well as some of their plans for 2020 and beyond.


Dual Universe's New Alpha 3 Released, PvP, Organizations Arrive

Dual Universe has been trucking along on its roadmap, and today marks the release of their anticipated Alpha 3, which sees significant improvements such as the arrival of PvP and player organizations in the sci-fi space Alpha.