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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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Pantheon Dev Team Looks Ahead To 2020 With New Producer's Letter

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen has had a year. The highly anticipated MMO has been trucking along this year, with livestreams and blog updates to keep the user base who are looking forward to the game informed. Recently the team released a final Producer's Letter for 2019 looking back on the year as well as ahead to 2020.


Players' Choice Awards 2019 Winners

You saw our picks for the best games of 2019 last week, and almost 2000 of you voted in our Players' Choice Awards 2019 poll. Now it's time to unveil your picks in the Players' Choice Awards of 2019!


Celebration of Life Service For Brad McQuaid To Be Rebroadcast Today

For those who couldn't make it after the tragic news of Pantheon and EverQuest Developer Brad McQuaid's passing, the Celebration of Life will be rebroadcast tonight on Twitch.


MMORPG.com's Best of Awards 2019

As the new year approaches, it's time for us to look back on the games of the year and pick out the best (and worst) games we've played in 2019. The entire MMORPG.com staff was polled, and each game won via a majority vote in its favor. On to the picks!


Influential MMOS of the Decade: The Elder Scrolls Online

Released in 2014, few high profile MMOs have been as consistently good in recent years as ESO. While it didn't get off to the best of starts, since 2016 it has become one of the best MMOs on the market. Yet it's desire to also be reckoned as a single-player experience helped define it through the years.


Phantasy Star Online 2 CBT Sign Ups Live Now

For those eager to get their hands on Phantasy Star Online 2 when it hits the West later this Spring, you many not have much longer to wait. Announced today via Xbox Wire, you can sign up for the upcoming Closed Beta Test via the Xbox Insider App.


Final Fantasy XIV Has Over 18 Million Registered Players, Fan Festival Schedule Revealed

In the latest "Letter from the Producer LIVE" stream by the Final Fantasy XIV team, the developer announced a few interesting tidbits, namely the user count and the upcoming 2020-21 Fan Festival schedule. Additionally, some details of Patch 5.2 have been revealed as well.


MMORPG 2019 Player's Choice Awards!

It's that time of year again, and we are putting the question to you, our amazing readers: What was the best MMO of the year? What was the biggest disappointment in MMO or persistent world games in 2019? What was the most improved? You decide!


Final Fantasy XIV Launches Free Login Event Now Through January 14

If you've stopped playing Final Fantasy XIV for whatever reason but want to scratch that itch and see what you've been missing, Square Enix is giving you that chance. From now through January 14th, previous subscribers who have chosen to let their sub lapse can play FFXIV for five days during this month-long event.


Path of Exile's Conqueror's Of The Atlas Goes Live Today

Announced last month at ExileCon, the latest expansion of Grinding Gear Games' Path of Exile, has launched today bringing a myriad of content and changes to the ARPG. Conqueror's of the Atlas brings players new high-end content, changes to bows and more.


MMORPG's Top Games Of The Year 2019

Every year sites around the internet hand out awards for the best games to release in that calendar year. Here at MMORPG, we approached our Game of the Year list as more of a "Games of the Year." These are the games that we, as the editorial staff, felt were the best games to release in 2019 for each of us.


Amazon's New World Brings Players To The Age Of Exploration

During the Game Awards this evening, Amazon lifted the veil on its upcoming MMO project, New World. But what exactly is this new title? We had a chance to talk to David Verfaillie of the New World team about the upcoming MMO set during the twilight of the Age of Exploration.


Magic: Legends, Perfect World's Magic: The Gathering MMO Finally Shown At The Game Awards

We finally have a glimpse at the MMO being made in the Magic: The Gathering universe thanks to a new trailer unveiled at The Game Awards 2019. Magic Legends from Perfect World puts players in the role of the universe's Planeswalkers in this Action MMO.


Magic: Legends | Cinematic Teaser Trailer

Magic: Legends is an MMO Action RPG from Perfect World that puts players in the role of the epic, spell-slinging Planeswalkers of Magic's universe.


Mortal Online 2 Announced, New Trailer Released

Mortal Online 2 has been announced today, and players can get a glimpse of the game via a new trailer which the studio released earlier this morning.