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lotrlore

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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Cross Play - Checking Out Black Desert's Latest Feature

Black Desert recently launched its cross play feature, giving console players the ability to join each other and quest regardless of platform. How easy is it to join your console friends, however?


Blizzard Will Finally Add Account-Wide Essences To World of Warcraft

The rejoice of fans everywhere, Blizzard is finally allowing for account-wide essences in World of Warcraft. In an expansion like Battle for Azeroth, where there has seemingly been one thing or another that has made players upset, the essence mechanic is one that definitely stands out.


Last Oasis Hits Early Access March 26th

The nomadic MMO survival game from Donkey Crew, Last Oasis, has an early access release date. Announced via a post on Steam this morning, the MMO will be coming to Early Access at the end of the month - March 26th to be exact.


ArenaNet Details The Future Of Guild Wars 2, Including A Third Expansion

In a blog post on the Guild Wars 2 website today, the team at ArenaNet laid out their vision for the future of Guild Wars 2, including word that they are hard at work on an upcoming third epxansion of the venerable MMO.


[RETRACTION] OPINION: Saga of Lucimia Creative Director's View of Crunch is Out of Touch

We have retracted this story and vehemently apologize to the Tim and the team over at Stormhaven Studios for any damage this piece might have caused.


ICYMI, Baldur's Gate 3 Is Hosting A Reddit AMA Tomorrow

In case you were unaware, Larian is hosting an AMA on Reddit tomorrow for their upcoming Baldur's Gate 3.


Darkpaw Game's New Head of Studio Releases Letters To EverQuest Communities

In a brace of letters released to the EverQuest communities, new Darkpaw Studios head Jennifer Chan addressed the community. This comes almost a week after it was announced former head of studio Holly Longdale was stepping down from her role.


Arathi Basin Opens Today In World of Warcraft Classic

For those looking for something to do in World of Warcraft Classic, good news! Later today the Arathi Basin will open up to Classic players.


E3 2020 Is Officially Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

For the first time since 1995, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it's known, will not go on in Los Angeles this June. The decision was officially announced this morning citing growing concerns over coronavirus.


Gamigo Fully Acquired By Principal Shareholder, Media and Games Invest

It seems gamigo, the German MMO company currently working on the ArcheAge series, was bought out by one of its shareholders last month.


Magic: Legends Releases First Dev Diary Talking Its Creation

Cryptic Studios opened up a bit today with the release of their first dev diary, touching on the creation of Magic: Legends.


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Maxnomic Titanus Chair Review

Maxnomic's Titanus gaming chair is a great product - but it's definitely not cheap. We break down what makes the Maxnomic a quality chair as well as why it might be worth a look.


Saga of Lucimia Interview Part 2 - Inspirations And More

In part 2 of our interview with Saga of Lucimia's creative director, Tim Anderson, the developer chats with us about inspirations for his MMORPG, why group content is a focus and more.


EverQuest Executive Producer Leaves Darkpaw Games

In a post on the EverQuest website today, the franchise's executive producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale has stepped down from her role with the franchise. Technical Director Jennifer Chan will be stepping into the role, having worked alongside Longdale for the past five years, according to the post.


The Lord of the Rings Online Interview Looks Ahead To River-Hobbits, More

The folks at MMO Central have been busy at PAX East, interviewing the developers of The Lord of the Rings Online, Standing Stone Games.