warm fuzzies

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.”

We have your son in custody. We also have your older, fatter, balder son.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Korean community welcomes the Grandpa of Light

Longtime players of Final Fantasy XIV may well remember Isildaure, the elderly Elezen whose granddaughter Alianne accompanies him into joining the Scions and then...

Star Wars Galaxies emulator plans Carrie Fisher tribute event on December 27

When Carrie Fisher died two years ago this month, I actually sat in my car and cried. This is not something I normally do,...
THIS IS CHARITABLE

Elite: Dangerous raises big money for charity with a 24-hour stream

The team at Frontier Developments put on quite a show on December 17th with a bit of livestreaming. But the Elite: Dangerous crew wasn't...

Fortnite: Epic announces sandbox Creative mode, streamer donates $164,000 in tourney prize money

It looks as if you're getting some Fortnite Game Awards announcements early thanks to (what we'll assume is) an accidental upload from...

The Daily Grind: When was the last time you saw something truly heartwarming in an MMORPG?

A few weeks ago, my husband found himself in a bit of a reorienting Overwatch match. There was a young kid on chat sounding super...
swank

Guild Wars 2’s GuildMag is available until December 4

Are you eager to read a swanky magazine about all the latest fashions and trends in Tyria? The Guild Wars 2 2018 GuildMag...
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Elite: Dangerous guild adopts sea cow, presumably plans to take it to space

The manatee, commonly known as a sea cow, are herbivorous marine animals known mainly for being so ugly that they're cute, coming into conflict...

‘Tenno Against Crunch’: Warframe players urge devs not to overwork on updates

Here's a feel-good story to cap off your Veteran's Day whether you're stuck working or not: Warframe players on Reddit last week...

Guild Wars 2 devs and players raised over $65,000 for charity for Extra Life

It's always heartening to see MMO players band together for a good cause, as the Guild Wars 2 community did for the recent...

Elite Dangerous’ player-run Fuel Rats have rescued 50,000 stranded pilots to date

One of the worst things that can happen to a pilot in Elite Dangerous is that you run out of fuel in the...

Perfect Ten: Compliments to MMOs I don’t play

Back in September, Bree posed a Daily Grind question that I thought was genuinely intriguing. You know, for once. Just kidding, Bree! She...
Let it all out.

A story of rags to recovery (not quite riches) thanks to Warframe’s player-made content

Artist Frelling Hazmot is doing all right these days. He's paying back debts and making do with a rather substantial income. It's a far...

World of Warcraft factionless player Doubleagent hits 120 after years of picking herbs

World of Warcraft "celebrity" player Doubleagent has done it again: leveled to 120 solely on harvesting without ever picking a faction in the...

US Library of Congress grants DMCA exception for preserving online games

It's a win for the good guys, at least if you figure the good guys are on the side of preserving video game and...

Funcom allowed a fan to publish and sell a novel based on the Secret World franchise

Here's one for the warm fuzzies bin: MOP reader Ocho (@BigMikeyOcho) of Casual Aggro and Beyond the Veil was first to...
Yes, she has them.

Here’s how Overwatch’s Pink Mercy charity donations help fight breast cancer

It seems fitting to have used Overwatch's Mercy as the face of a charity for a medical cause, which happened earlier this year...

Go gnome or go home: The Running of the Gnomes in WoW kicks off tomorrow

It's once again time for the Running of the Gnomes in World of Warcraft, as the community bands together to help fight...

Players are apparently trying to save Pirates of the Burning Sea, so Portalus delayed its sunset

Earlier this month, we delivered the sad news that Portalus Games' Pirates of the Burning Sea was due to sunset at the...

Bethesda grants terminally ill 12-year-old’s wish to play Fallout 76

Go ahead and get some tissues handy, 'cause we've got a heartwarming tale of gaming goodness for you. According to a recent article published...
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The Daily Grind: What’s the nicest thing you can say about an MMORPG you dislike?

I blame my colleagues in the writers room for this topic: We happened to be discussing the tragic comedy of Warhammer Online's awful...

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