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World of Warcraft honors Reckful with a new Rogue trainer

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It was a big deal when World of Warcraft streamer and esports star Reckful passed away this summer, with large parts of the game's...

Standing Stone, Daybreak, KingsIsle, and more MMO companies will fundraise for Extra Life 2020

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The season of Extra Life is almost upon us, meaning all your favorite MMO studios are going to be dispatching their developers to...
Ocean of Brigands

Sea of Thieves posts a musical tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen

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I realize the news cycle has been wild this week, so you may have missed the sad news that Van Halen co-founder Eddie...

RuneScape begins mental health charity drive, plans Orthen digsite launch for October 19

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October's destined to be a solid month for RuneScape fans, thanks to the release of a new archaeology digsite rolling out on October...

Secret World player publishes fifth ‘unofficial’ novel

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For Secret World Legends fans, one truth is pretty evident: They're not getting any new stories in the game -- at least, any...

Massively Uplifting: Shattering mental health and disability stereotypes while increasing gaming inclusivity

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Back to school? That quintessential September mantra may not be a given for everyone this year. However, what is still a given is the...

Elite: Dangerous’ latest community goal has players siding with Eurybia Blue Mafia or the Keltim Empire

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Now that Elite: Dangerous has once more brought back community goals, it's time once again for players to pick sides to unlock...
Let the dead bury their dead, they will come out in droves.

World of Warcraft Moon Guard players finish a massive roleplaying campaign ahead of Shadowlands

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Perhaps you feel that Blizzard is either taking too long to kick off the events leading into World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. or maybe...

Cryptic partners with Gameheads charity, Star Trek Online buffs up the Year of the Klingon

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MMO developer Cryptic Studios announced this week that it's partnering with Gameheads, an NPO that's dedicated to helping disadvantaged youth in California's Bay...
Again and again and again and...

Fans are working on an improved Warcraft 2 remake with Warcraft III: Reforged

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It goes without saying at this point that Warcraft III: Reforged failed at pretty much everything it was supposed to do, with the...

City of Heroes players have released a security-centric, server-inclusive launcher called Sunrise

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Back in 2019, when the City of Heroes community was still squabbling over who got to be in charge of what once a...

EVE Online players submitted over 41M classifications to fight COVID for CCP’s latest Project Discovery initiative

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What's better than a science MMO story or a feel-good MMO story? One that's both. And this one is both, as EVE Online...
You were hoping for a picture of Tgek'dmal, I know.

Wikipedia is now an MMO (according to Wikipedia itself)

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Anything online with a community can be considered an MMO if you play it correctly. That might sound like a joke (due to it...

Missed Lord of the Rings Online’s Weatherstock XII last weekend? Rewatch it here!

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After being delayed from its original July date due to the summer Lord of the Rings Online's server meltdown, Weatherstock XII...

MMO gamers held an inspiring memorial for a fallen friend on Warhammer Online’s Return of Reckoning server

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As part of our Massively Uplifting column this past week, we covered an emerging story on the Warhammer Online Return of Reckoning...
Team play.

For science: New UK study finds that video games improve the mental health, reading, and writing skills of kids

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So this one's fun. The results of a study performed in the UK between November and December of 2019 have just been released. The...

Animal Crossing New Horizons player recreates The Wizard of Oz in-game

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With the variety of creation tools available to players in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it's not a wonder that this sort of thing...

Guild Wars 2 players built an unofficial addon manager and unofficial upgrade to DX12

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If you're the sort of person who uses unofficial addons in Guild Wars 2 such as ArcDPS or the radial mount menu addon,...

Massively Uplifting: MMOs from LOTRO to ESO bring comfort, healing, camaraderie, and charity

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Summer may be ending, but good deeds and uplifting stories aren't! Throughout August we've been surrounded by stories of kindness, generosity, and goodness within...

WildStar’s composer creates a brand-new music track for terminally ill player

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For those of you who traveled in WildStar's orbit back in the day, you may remember a guy named Avidguru. Avid hosted...

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