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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 2020
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The Outer Worlds Is Coming To Nintendo Switch March 6th

If you haven't played Obsidian's The Outer Worlds, you'll have another chance to take a crack at it. The popular RPG is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 6th.


EVE Online Is Selling Value Packs And Some Players Aren't Happy

EVE Online has a long storied history of being, for the most part, completely player driven. This is especially true with the player economy, as each item and skill-point being sold in the game is meant to be completely player created. However, CCP Games is now, once again, selling value packs to get new capsuleers started, drawing ire from some of the game's more high-profile pilots.


Dungeons & Dragons Online Previews Update 45 In New Patch Notes

Dungeons & Dragons Online's latest update has hit its preview server and is open for testing. The Standing Stone Games team has released the latest preview update on its Lamannia server for the public to break apart, as well as posted full patch notes for the upcoming Update 45 Patch.


Torchlight Frontiers Is Now Torchlight III, Closed Alpha Coming January 29

Perfect World Entertainment announced earlier today that the upcoming anticipated entry in the Torchlight franchise, Torchlight Frontiers, will be launched as the next numbered entry into the series, Torchlight III. A closed alpha will begin on January 29th, and Torchlight III is slated to launch this summer on Steam.


Torchlight III Announcement Video

Today, Perfect World announced that the upcoming Free-to-Play title, Torchlight Frontiers, will transform into a fully fledged ARPG experience, Torchlight III.


Albion Online Details Changes Coming To Hideouts, Elite Dungeons And More Following Queen Update

Albion Online's Queen update hit the MMO earlier this week, and while the update itself has been well received it wasn't without issues. Albion's team took their official forums to detail some of the changes coming following the update.


EVE Online Player Lists Extremely Rare Ship For Auction, Proceeds Going To Charity

An EVE Online player has put an extremely rare ship up for auction on the EVE forums, listing the starting bid at 1 Trillion ISK. The OP has indicated that the proceeds form this sale will go directly towards buying PLEX to contribute to CCP's PLEX for GOOD charity campaign.


Gamigo Looks Back At ArcheAge In 2019, Dives Into New ArchePass

ArcheAge had an interesting 2019 with the launch of Unchained late last year. However, the road has been less than smooth, as the launch was mired with issues from log-in problems early on to having to restructuring its ArchePass. Gamigo in a new post took a look at 2019 as well as ahead at the new ArchePass.


Magic Comes Full Circle With Cryptic CEO Steve D'Angelo In New Interview

Magic: Legends is coming from Cryptic Studios, though the studio has a history with the IP thanks to CEO Steve D'Angelo. In an interview with Game Informer, D'Angelo talks about his history with Magic: The Gathering as well as how the upcoming MMO was pitched.


Star Citizen's Cutlass Red And Medical Gameplay Previewed In New Interview

In an interview with Twinfinite, new details were revealed about the upcoming Cutlass Red ship, as well what it means to be a space medic. Star Citizen's John Crewe sat down with the gaming website to chat about the upcoming changes to the Alpha.


Magic: Legends - Exclusive Interview With Executive Producer Stephen Ricossa

Magic: Legends has billed itself as an MMO/Action RPG, and while the ARPG elements have been readily present in the latest gameplay videos and blogs the team has released this month, many wonder where the "MMO" fits into the equation. Recently we had a chance to sit down with the Executive Producer of Magic: Legends, Stephen Ricossa, to talk how the team is building a "modern MMO" with its latest project.


EVE Online's Bonus Skill Point Weekend Active Now As Dragonaur Blitz Dungeon Winds Down

EVE Online's had a busy January and it's ending with a bang. From now through January 27th, Capsuleers can earn bonus skill points simply by logging in each day during the campaign. Additionally, the Dragonaur Blitz dungeon is still ongoing, ending also on January 27th.


Legends of Aria Is Hosting A Town Hall On January 31

Legends of Aria, the open-world MMO developed by Citadel Studios, has announced it's hosting an upcoming Town Hall coming up at the end of January. Announced via Twitter, the upcoming Town Hall will be on January 31st and will also preview upcoming militia content.


Next Final Fantasy Letter From The Producer Live Coming February 6

For fans eager for news on patch 5.2 of Final Fantasy XIV, those details may be coming soon. According to the latest update on the official Final Fantasy XIV site, the next live letter from the producer is coming in February.


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NXZT 510 Alliance World of Warcraft Case Review

NZXT recently sent us one of the World of Warcraft themed PC cases to put it through its paces. The 510 Alliance case sports the Alliance logos emblazoned in all their glory across the sides and front of the case, but for $200, is the package worth the cost?