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Star Wars Galaxies Legends’ community honors a fallen player developer, Irish

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One thing I've learned over the past many years of dabbling in emulators is that their communities and teams can be as tight or...
There aren't good pictures of this.

The panther statue in Fortnite has become a player memorial for Chadwick Boseman

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The unexpected passing of actor Chadwick Boseman at age 43 has left many people struggling to find the words to express what has been...

Champions Online and David Brevik pay their respects to Chadwick Boseman

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You've no doubt seen the tragic news that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passed away on Friday at the age of 43 due...

Meridian 59 and Storybricks’ Brian Green has passed away at only 46

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It's with a very heavy heart today that we report that Brian "Psychochild" Green has passed away at a relatively young age. Green...

The in-game memorial for a fallen PlanetSide 2 player spanned four instances this weekend

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You know, I am always conflicted about these types of stories: They are tragedies, and nobody wants to have to tell a community that...

Everland was the MMO Reckful was building before he passed away.

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Last week, we covered the tragic death of Byron Bernstein, the popular streamer and World of Warcraft player who took his own life...

Obituary: WoW and Hearthstone esports star and Twitch streamer Reckful

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Gamers and Twitch fans are in mourning this afternoon, as reports confirming the death of streamer Byron "Reckful" Bernstein have hit social media. Both...

Lord of the Rings Online remembers Ian Holm, the original Bilbo Baggins, with Baggins’ Birthday event

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This past week, at the age of 88, Ian Holm passed away in his London home. From Alien to The Fifth Element, Holm...

Darklands creator Arnold Hendrick passes away at age 69 due to cancer

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Game dev lost another of its luminaries recently with the news that Arnold Hendrick has passed away at age 69, succumbing to terminal cancer...

Obituary: EverQuest and Vanguard developer Mike Hutchins passes away

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It is always a somber occasion to bring to you word of the passing of another MMORPG developer, but it is also the opportunity...
Mourning.

Former ArenaNet art lead Jens Hauch passes away at age 46

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It's always sad to report when one of the forces behind a game has passed away. Jens Hauch served as a longtime technical art...

Lord of the Rings Online players remember Christopher Tolkien

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Kites soared and fireworks burst overhead last night in Lord of the Rings Online, as the player community gathered together to pay tribute...

League of Legends’ first female championship series competitor dies at age 24

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In sudden and sad esports news, League of Legends player Maria “Remilia” Creveling died this past Friday at the age of 24. Remilia...

Star Trek Online fans mourn Deep Space Nine actor René ‘Odo’ Auberjonois

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Another one of Star Trek's greats has fallen, as news broke out yesterday that Deep Space Nine actor René Auberjonois passed away from...

Remembering the life and work of legendary MMO designer Brad ‘Aradune’ McQuaid

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When the news hit last night, it brought everything to a screeching halt in the Massively OP office: At the age of 51,

Veteran MMORPG developer Brad McQuaid has passed away

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I'm sorry to report another MMORPG genre obituary tonight: It's just been announced that veteran MMORPG developer Brad McQuaid has died. McQuaid was probably...

Former EverQuest, Vanguard developer passes away; colleagues raise money for his family

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Please be aware that this post contains discussions of suicide, which we realize may upset some readers. Please read with caution and comment respectfully. We're...

Star Wars MMOs pay tribute to the life of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew

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Star Wars fans are in mourning tonight as the original actor behind everyone's favorite walking carpet Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew, is now one with...

Warhammer Online blogger and MMO podcaster Steve ‘Slurms’ Lichtsinn loses battle with cancer

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Out of the boisterous class of Warhammer Online bloggers that emerged on the scene in 2008, Steve "Slurms" Lichtsinn became well-known for his...
(Not nearly) 'nuff said!

Champions Online pays tribute to Stan Lee with new in-game cosmetic

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Champions Online was just one of the many superhero MMOs that came out to pay their respects to comics legend Stan Lee...

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