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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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September 2023
Guild Wars 2's Festival of the Four Winds Kicks Off Today

Guild Wars 2 kicked off its Festival of the Four Winds event today, bringing activities to players new and old from now through August 8th.

6 RPGs To Play While You Wait For Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3, at least on PC, is right around the corner, and while many of us can't wait to jump into Faerun and venture forth with our party, it's not quite time. In the meantime, here are some RPGs to play as you wait for Baldur's Gate 3.

Nexon's Multiplayer Looter The First Descendant Is Holding A Cross Play Beta Next Month

Nexon's upcoming multiplayer looter shooter The First Descendant is hosting a cross-play beta next month, bringing players from across PC, Xbox and PlayStation consoles together to stress the servers in late August.

LotRO Highlights Its New Forester Event, Teases New Hobbit Housing Preview For This Week

The Lord of the Rings Online is previewing some of the content players can expect to see in the coming days, as a new crafting event is set to hit with Update 37, as well as a first-look at the new Hobbit housing neighborhood that is soon to come.

Star Wars: Outlaws Worlds Will Be Handcrafted With Planets The Size As Multiple AC Odyssey Regions

Star Wars: Outlaws looks to be huge, and not just in terms of impact on the gaming landscape. The open-world Star Wars game sounds like its planets could be as big as some Assassin's Creed games themselves.

Xbox Is Sunsetting Xbox Live Gold, Rolls Out New Xbox Game Pass Core Sub In September

The name Xbox Live has been ubiquitous to console gaming since the early 2000s, as Microsoft brought the first online subscription for online play to consoles. Today, Microsoft announced it's sunsetting the name and rolling it into its Xbox Game Pass offerings officially in September.

New World's Sound Team Talks About How Music Can Tell A Story, Throat Singing In Latest Dev Video

New World's latest Forged in Aeternum dev video is audio-focused, which is fitting given the ongoing Medleyfaire Festival in Aeternum right now. In the nearly twenty-minute long video, the MMO's audio team talks about creating music that helps tell the story, as well as a little throat singing in the mix.

WoW Classic's PvP System Is Being Revamped To Eliminate The Pressure To Grind All The Time

World of Warcraft Classic's PvP ruleset looks to be getting a revamp to make it easier (and healthier, as Blizzard notes) to earn Honor in the MMORPG.

Fallout 76's Next Event Brings Squirrel Scout Cosmetics, New Challenges To Complete

Fallout 76's upcoming events invites players to join the Squirrel Scouts, as part of a new challenge event coming to the survival MMO.

Rumors Swirl That The Elder Scrolls Online Will Be Free On Epic Next Week Alongside Fortnite Crossover

Epic Games' next round of free games is slated to arrive on July 20th with ZeniMax's MMO The Elder Scrolls Online headlining. This is while rumors are swirling that the next Fortnite crossover will include the Elder Scrolls Online.

Genshin Impact Studio HoYoverse Responds To Claims Voice Talent Hasn't Been Paid In Months

Genshin Impact has been embroiled in some controversy this week as some of the voice actors for the hit RPG have claimed they haven't been paid in months.

ArcheAge's New Competitive Naval Arena: Stillwater Gulf Is Now Live

ArcheAge has dropped a new competitive mode, Naval Arena: Stillwater Gulf, this week, bringing players to the high seas to do battle.

Sci-fi Co-Op Shooter Exoprimal Released Today, Brings Dinosaur Invasions To the Future

Exoprimal, the new co-op shooter set in a futuristic world where Dinosaurs are invading, has released today across PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Victrix And Call Of Duty Collaborate To Create Las Almas Pro BFG Controller For PC And PlayStation

Victrix has teamed up with Call of Duty to create a limited edition themed version of their modular Pro BFG Controller, complete with Las Almas-themed trim.

Wayfinder Announces July 20th Stream Where We'll Learn Its Early Access Date, More Details

Wayfinder announced the date when we'll finally learn when its long-awaited Early Access launch. An announcement for a date announcement, if you will. A stream coming July 20th will tell us that, and more.