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Gamers can be amazing when they try. Not everyone in MMOs is just another edgelord. “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Also check out Massively Uplifting for more feel-good stories from our genre!

Riot is closing up shop for a week to grant devs a break from crunch and deadlines

It's not at all uncommon for senior staff to take holiday vacations in the USA, nor is it uncommon for whole studios in Europe...

Massively Uplifting: Good deeds don’t take the summer off for Bungie, Niantic, and Trolls in WoW

When summer comes, some lucky folks get to take the season off. Even those who continue on their regular labors often head out on...

Lord of the Rings Online community reschedules Weatherstock for September

In hindsight, Lord of the Rings Online's greatest annual player concert series couldn't have picked a worse time to try to host the...

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

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

Check out this magnificent unicorn man that we never got to see added to PWE’s MOBA Gigantic

As I wrote in an op-ed before, I miss the heck out of Gigantic, the so-called "shooter MOBA" developed by Motiga and...
That'll cost you money.

Police in Taiwan locate the owner of a lost Switch thanks to Animal Crossing

So here's a cute story for you. A man in Taiwan took his Nintendo Switch along when he went to the ATM to grab...

Players in WoW Classic have defeated Onyxia without wearing anything at all

Who says you can't make your own fun in a themepark? That's just what one raid group did in WoW Classic, electing to...

Star Citizen fans put together a horror-themed machinima using in-game footage

Despite Star Citizen being in an alpha state, there's still enough in-game content for people to try to make machinima. That's just what...

Massively Uplifting: Speech therapy, a college class in WoW, and the Ian Holm tribute that crashed LOTRO

Inside or outside? Like a cat at the door, June had many of us unsure if we wanted to go out or stay in;...

A new crafting and work order feature has come to horse MMO Star Stable

There's no way I'm letting a chance to talk about online horsies pass me by, especially when crafting's involved. Yep, kid-friendly equestrian-themed MMO

Thousands turn out for terminal EVE Online player’s final birthday bash

EVE Online is probably best known for its ruthless player alliances sparking massive wars over territory, but this week everyone set their differences...

EVE Online’s Project Discovery initiative tasks players with helping research COVID-19

The novel coronavirus is still out there and it's still a problem, and EVE Online players are being tapped to help out thanks...

Lord of the Rings Online players host Shirefest 2020 this weekend

You might not be able to go out to packed concerts this summer -- but that shouldn't stop you from getting jiggy with crowds...
This is what we were really missing.

Blizzard and Bethsoft donate for racial justice, Riot parts ways with troubling exec, and Raph Koster writes a song

We've got a few more gaming-related Black Lives Matter stories to share this morning. Riot Games: First up, yesterday we reported that Riot...

RuneScape fixes evil trees and ‘horribly deformed’ livestock as Jagex celebrates a $250K charity donation

Another week, another RuneScape patch. It's a tale as old as time, but as the headline alludes, this week's set of patch...

Black Desert staff help throw a wedding for stuck-at-home players

Turns out Guild Wars 2 wasn't the only MMORPG to host an honest to goodness player wedding this week. Kakao Games let us...

Gamigo’s tree planting charity drive ends with over 111,000 trees planted

The reforestation charity drive that Gamigo kicked off in April has finally ended with a resounding success. According to a press release, the...

Massively Uplifting: Charity tourneys, Asheron’s Call in Animal Crossing, and over a million Kind Words

May day! May day! We have warm fuzzies incoming! And just in time to start June off with happier thoughts. And who couldn't use...

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

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

Guild Wars 2 players have a wedding in-game after their real-life one is postponed

We all know that the pandemic put the kibosh on a whole lot of larger events, but we also have seen lots of smaller...

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