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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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Sony Is Laying Off 8% Of Its Workforce, Around 900 Jobs Affected

Sony has announced it will be laying off a sizeable chunk of its workforce - around 8% of its employees - today, the company noted. The Japanese gaming giant cited a need to 'set the business up for what lies ahead' as the reason why almost 900 people will be looking for a new gig.


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Final Fantasy VII: REBIRTH Review

Four years after the release of Final Fantasy VII REMAKE, Final Fantasy VII REBIRTH picks up the iconic story in the new trilogy. How does it stack up, and is this the first real game of the year contender for 2024? Read on in our review.


Diablo IV Is Coming To Xbox  Game Pass March 28th

Diablo IV is coming to Xbox Game Pass on March 28th, marking the first of the Activision Blizzard titles to make the migration to Xbox's subscription service since the acquisition last year.


Xbox Addresses Exclusivity As It States It Is Bringing Its Games To Other Platforms: 'No Fundamental Change'

After weeks of speculation, and in some cases panic, by Xbox faithful, Microsoft officially addressed the myriad leaks that Xbox would be bringing some first-party titles to rival platforms. And, it looks like those leaks were indeed true.


No Man's Sky Is Free Till Monday To Celebrate Its Omega Update

No Man's Sky is free till Monday as it celebrates the launch of its Omega Expedition update, bringing quality of life tweaks, new content, and a completely revamped Atlas questline.


[Update] It Looks Like Daybreak Might Have Sold The PlanetSide IP For $5.9 Million

PlanetSide looks to have been sold by its parent company, Daybreak Game Studios, for a cool $5.9 million, if recent rumors and copyright listings prove accurate.


SWTOR Details Update 7.4.1 In Latest Stream, Brings Date Nights To A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The next major game update for Star Wars: The Old Republic is almost upon us, as update 7.4.1 was detailed on a recent Twitch live stream. Additionally, a new Date Night feature is being added to give even more narrative flair to the MMO.


LotRO's Bullroarer Server Opens Up Update 39 Testing While River Hobbits Are Now For Sale Using Points

The Lord of the Rings Online's Bullroarer test server is open once again, with Update 39 up for testing. Meanwhile, for those hoarding LotRO points to grab a shiny River Hobbit, you can now do so.


Interview: Chatting Ten Years Of World Of Tanks Modern Armor With Wargaming

Wargaming is celebrating ten years of World of Tanks Modern Armor, its free-to-play flagship leading the charge for its roster of World War 2 combat games. We had the chance to chat with the Wargaming team about the last ten years of World of Tanks.


Nightingale Hands-On Preview - Walking The Realms, Mary Poppins Style

Survival games are a dime a dozen nowadays, so one has to do some pretty unique things to set oneself apart. Ever since I first saw the Mary Poppins-esque umbrella flight in Nightingale's previews and trailers, this Gaslamp Fantasy survival MOG has stuck in my mind.


Zoria: Age Of Shattering's Lack Of Permadeath For Its 50 Followers Aims To Limit Your Save Scumming

Zoria: Age of Shattering is out next month, and we got a chance to chat with Tiny Trinket about the upcoming CRPG and how, through its design choices, it aims to save you from save scumming.


Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Hands-On Preview - Down Memory Lane

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth is out in less than a month, and we were able to go hands-on in January to check out how the upcoming RPG was shaping up.


Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Is Switching To A Seasons-Based Development Opening Testing To All Backers

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is making another shift in how it tests its upcoming crowdfunded MMORPG. Today, it announced that it will be shifting to a seasonal development model.


Yes, Final Fantasy XIV On Xbox Will Require An Xbox Game Pass Subscription, Because Of Course It Does

Earlier today, Square Enix announced the start date of the upcoming FFXIV Beta for Xbox, which kicks off on February 21st. However, more information about the build on Microsoft's platform came to light, namely the requirement of a separate sub to play.


New Ashes of Creation Video Showcases Caravan PvP Gameplay

PvP Caravans are the highlight of the most recent Ashes of Creation gameplay video, as Intrepid Studios gave an expansive look at the feature in its latest video.