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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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lotrlore
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June 2023
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Magic to Master Developer Threatened Legal Action Against MMO YouTuber Before Finally Admitting To False Copyright Strike

Magic to Master's developer Laniatus threatened legal action against MMO YouTuber Callum Upton based on a video Upton released about the company's Kickstarter campaign. However, since then Laniatus' Kickstarter has crashed to the ground, which may have been caused by a copyright strike they issued against Upton.


The Lord Of The Rings Online Announces Mariner Class; River Hobbits Finally Coming With Update 37

The Lord of the Rings Online hosted a Q&A with executive producer Rob "Severlin" Ciccolini, where more details about the upcoming expansion set in Umbar including a new class, as well as when players can expect to see River Hobbits make their debut in the MMO.


Magic The Gathering's Lord of the Rings Cross Over Is The Set Of My Dreams

At Summer Game Fest, we had the chance to go hands on with some of the starter decks coming to Magic: The Gathering next week with its Lord of the Rings Universes Beyond set. Bradford came away from that, as well as the most recent early access solidified that this was the Magic set of his dreams.


Tarisland Showcases Its Upcoming High Elf Mage Class Ahead Of June 27th Closed Beta

Tarisland is gearing up for its closed beta on the 27th by giving a glimpse at one of the classes you'll be able to play in the MMORPG. The High Elf Mage class was given a brief story video, which also might have created more questions than answers.


Interview: Talking Throne and Liberty's Development, Global Version Differences And Combat With Amazon and NCSOFT

During Summer Game Fest 2023, we had the chance to sit down and chat with Amazon Games' Merv Lee Kwai as well as NCSOFT's Moonseop Lee and Jongok Ahn about the upcoming MMORPG, Throne and Liberty.


Summer Game Fest: Throne and Liberty Hands-On Preview

During Summer Game Fest Play Days, we were able to go hands-on with an early build of the Western version of Throne and Liberty. The upcoming MMORPG from NCSOFT aims to provide large-scale battles, cinematic visuals and a class-less system in a dynamic world. We played the tutorial island of the MMO, toying around with the character creator, tutorial and engaging in a large battle in a first look at the long-awaited MMORPG.


SGF 2023: Foamstars Is A Surprise Hit From Square Enix That I Can't Wait To Play More Of

Foamstars, the party family shooter from Square Enix is more than just a Splatoon-like clone. We went hands on with the sudsy shooter at Summer Game Fest, and Bradford came away surprised with how much fun he had.


Ubisoft Forward 2023 Live Blog - What Are You Hoping To See?

Ubisoft is holding their showcase this morning, showing off the next in their Assassin's Creed francise, as well as a deeper dive into the recently revealed Star Wars Outlaws. Follow along in our live blog here.


What Has Been Your Highlight Of The Summer Games Fest And Showcases So Far

As we enter into this week which still boasts multiple showcases to finish off the week of Summer Game Fest and Not-E3, Bradford is looking back on things that were already major highlights.


Xbox Games Showcase And Starfield Direct Live Blog

Today is the day, with Microsoft hosting both its Xbox Games Showcase as well as the highly anticipated Starfield Direct at Summer Game Fest 2023. Watch along with us.


EVE Online's Viridian Expansion Launches June 13th

EVE Online's next expansion, Viridian, is launching next week, bringing with it a host of new tools for corporations to use, new dungeons to play through and more.


Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Releasing 7.3 'Old Wounds' On June 13th

Star Wars: The Old Republic is trucking on like business as usual as the MMO announced this week that its upcoming 7.3 update, "Old Wounds" launches next week on June 13th.


Dark Fantasy Shooter Witchfire Is Hitting Early Access September 20th - Summer Game Fest 2023

The Astronauts announced today during Summer Game Fest that their upcoming roguelite dark fantasy shooter, Witchfire, is hitting Early Access on September 20th.


Summer Game Fest 2023: Path of Exile 2 Teases Gameplay With More Coming During ExileCon

Path of Exile 2 made an appearance at Summer Game Fest today, showing off some new gameplay in a teaser trailer from Grinding Gear Games.


Summer Game Fest 2023 Live Blog

Summer Game Fest 2023 is finally here and we're taking in everything Keigh3 has to offer. Strap in and follow along with our live blog of the big event!