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Star Wars fan strives to create the definitive SWTOR documentary

After 15 years of development and a decade of live operation, Star Wars: The Old Republic has quite the storied history under its belt....

Destiny 2’s Bungie says it won’t be ‘muzzled’ by Sony when it comes to ‘standing up for what’s right’

For the last week, we've been covering a WAPO story on the games industry's tepid response for reproductive health rights, which led to a...

Sony subsidiary Insomniac secures new policy, donations for reproductive rights

Last week, we covered a Washington Post article that sharply criticized the gaming industry for its almost complete silence on the likely overturn of...

EverQuest guild woke the Sleeper on P99 Green – and all hell broke loose

If you read our recent Game Archaeologist column on it, you'll know that there's a whole lot of meaningful history behind a slumbering crystalline...

RuneScape details charitable bundles for mental health awareness, OSRS acts on Giants’ Foundry feedback

It's time once again for another bundle of news updates out of RuneScape and Old School RuneScape. We start with RuneScape's usual weekly newsletter,...

MapleStory SEA offers up cosmetics, pets, and mounts for blood donations

Have you ever seen a particularly nice cosmetic reward in an MMO and thought to yourself, "Boy, I'd literally give blood for that." If...

Look at the cool things New World players are doing with their in-game houses

In the middle of April, New World decided to throw a little player contest to see who could put together the Best Aeternum Abode,...

Trove kicks off this year’s Bunfest Easter event and releases a bundle to benefit Ukraine

Spring has sprung in Trove, which incidentally brings the springing of hopping bunnies! It's time once more for Bunfest, the Easter event that's available...

Massively Uplifting: How gamers are bringing humanitarian relief to Ukraine

It was a month that started in love but ended with war: Terrible, painful things keep happening in the world and in our communities....

EVE Online players raised over $500K to benefit Ukraine in latest PLEX for Good charity drive

CCP Games clearly doesn't deserve the players of EVE Online, considering the rapid burning of bridges it seems to be attempting with its fans...

Fortnite and its community have now raised $100M for Ukrainian relief

Never let it be said that gamers -- and their associated studios -- can't be compassionate and generous. Epic Games and Microsoft announced that...

Jamie Lee Curtis will officiate her daughter’s cosplay-themed wedding as Jaina Proudmoore

We could all do with a little sweetness, all things considered, so consider this story your dose of emotional saccharine: During her appearance on...

Fortnite’s profit donation efforts have already raised $50M for Ukrainian aid

A couple of days ago we reported on some philanthropic efforts on the part of Epic Games, which announced that it's committing all profits...

Tour the sights of Elite Dangerous’ galaxy with this videographer highlight video

Space in Elite: Dangerous can be cold, lonely, and dangerous, but it can also be beautiful. Finding sights and vistas is one of the...

Fortnite’s new season adds Doctor Strange as Epic Games raises millions for Ukraine aid

The third chapter of Fortnite's second season is getting Strange. As in Doctor Strange, the Marvel superhero. This would be strange in any other...

EVE Online streamers organize an ‘EVE Blackout’ to protest CCP’s monetization of the sandbox

The complaints about EVE Online's recent monetization moves are not going away despite CCP Games' best efforts to keep its head down. Some streamers...

Niantic suspends Pokemon Go and Ingress in Russia, donates to support Ukraine

Late last week, Niantic announced that it was pulling its massively online alternate reality games from Russia and Belarus following Russia's invasion of Ukraine....
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Square-Enix opens up a free YouTube repository for all the Final Fantasy soundtracks

It's always been a little contentious when you try to listen to Square-Enix music on YouTube. The short version is that Square-Enix has been...

Wizard101’s KingsIsle sells Ukraine charity bundle, proceeds to reclaim EU publishing

One of many game studios looking to help with humanitarian relief in the Ukraine is KingsIsle. The studio announced that it is standing with...

Destiny 2’s Bungie halts sales to Russia, Gamigo begins Ukraine charity initiative in multiple MMOs

As Russia's devastating invasion of Ukraine continues, the gaming industry is continuing to make its voice heard as it opposes the harm inflicted on...