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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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April 2020
Christopher Tolkien: A Tribute From A LotRO Player

As someone who studies and reads The Lord of the Rings, Christopher Tolkien is a name I know well. His passing last week, aged 95, has had a profound impact on many lives, with many wondering where this leaves his father's estate and the rights to all of the stories yet adapted. However, for me, the passing has made me reflect on how the secondary universe has allowed me to fully enjoy games like The Lord of the Rings Online.

Razer Tartarus Pro PC Gaming Keypad Review

For a while I've been looking for a gaming keypad to help alleviate some control issues I've had while playing popular MMOs. Thankfully, Razer let us take the Tartarus Pro for a spin recently. Is the keypad worth the hassle and the price? Check out our review here.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor Interview With Rich Lambert

Announced at the HyperX Arena in Las Vegas yesterday, the Elder Scrolls Online team pulled back the veil on the upcoming Chapter - Greymoor - and shed some more details on the Dark Heart of Skyrim story for the coming year. We sat down with Rich Lambert, Creative Director of ESO after the event to get some more details.

The Elder Scrolls Online: The Dark Heart of Skyrim Announcement Cinematic

Check out the latest chapter in the Elder Scrolls Online story - Greymoor, as well as the year-long "Dark Heart of Skyrim" story in ESO's latest trailer.

Elder Scrolls Online Unveils Dark Heart of Skyrim, Greymoor Chapter Out May 18

Zenimax Online Studios have just unveiled a metric ton of information about the next chapter for Elder Scrolls Online, called the Dark Heart of Skyim.

EVE Online Devs Unveil PLEX for GOOD Charity Event To Benefit Australian Fire Relief

Announced last week, CCP Games have given capsuleers the details on how they can help out with the Australian wildfires raging on the continent. PLEX for GOOD will see CCP donate the real world monetary value of any PLEX donated within the event timeframe to relief funds to benefit victims directly.

Last Oasis Drops New Trailer For Upcoming Survival MMO

Donkey Crew unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming survival MMO, Last Oasis, today which shows a bit more of the nomadic gameplay on offer.

Magic: Legends Coming To PC In 2020, PS4 and Xbox One In 2021

Announced via a press release today, Cryptic and Perfect World have given us a release window for its upcoming Magic: The Gathering themed project, Magic: Legends. The Action MMO/RPG will be coming to PC this year, though console players will be waiting a bit longer.

Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Delayed Till April 10th

The beginning of March was meant to be an incredibly exciting time for Square Enix fans, however everything changed today following a tweet from the Final Fantasy VII Remake Twitter account. Announced today, the upcoming RPG is being delayed and will now release on April 10th, 2020.

Is The Lord of the Rings Online Too Expensive For New Players To Enjoy?

On my last article discussing Minas Morgul's story, the discussion in the forums turned to how The Lord of the Rings Online has monetized its content over the years. This got me thinking: Is the cost of entry to truly experience Middle-earth too steep for new players to overcome?

Magic: Legends Shows Off The Geomancer In Gameplay Video

Game Informer continued its cover story coverage of Perfect World's upcoming Action MMO/RPG, Magic: Legends. They previously took a look at the intellectual Mind Mage, while today they are looking at the Geomancer.

EVE Online Will Host "PLEX for GOOD" Campaign To Raise Funds For Australia Bushfires Victims

CCP Games announced via Twitter today that they will be hosting a PLEX For GOOD campaign to help those who are affected by the bushfires which are raging in Australia right now. While no additional details have been announced as to exactly how this will work, but the campaign comes after the EVE Online community called for the Icelandic to host the charity event.

Perfect World Releases First Magic Legends Gameplay Trailer

Perfect World announced officially Magic Legends last month during The Game Awards, but we really didn't get an idea of what the actual MMORPG would look like. Now we do thanks to a gameplay trailer via Game Informer.

Final Fantasy XIV's Story Helped To Define The MMO As One Of The Best

As the 2010s came to a close this week, Bradford and the staff look back at one of the more influential MMORPGs on the market to date: Final Fantasy XIV, and more specifically how its story helped to define its place in the MMO world after its rebirth years ago.

Ok, Minas Morgul Is Actually Really Sick

I've had an interesting love/hate relationship with the latest Lord of the Rings Online expansion. I'm really finding that the story telling in LotRO is feeling aged, and the constant fetch quests are grinding on me. However, the way the team has designed the titular settlement in the expansion has me excited to explore even more once again.