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.”

Guild Wars 2 player builds Super Adventure Box guild hall in tribute to designer Josh Foreman

My kid has already started pestering me about Super Adventure Box this year. It's almost April 1st. Is it open yet? Will there be...

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

Out of the boisterous class of Warhammer Online bloggers that emerged on the scene in 2008, Steve "Slurms" Lichtsinn became well-known for his...

Sadistic player-designed maze traps Fallout 76 gamers

In a world where there are no NPCs, Fallout 76 players have to get really creative about what to do with their time....

Sydney Gaymers rally around Final Fantasy XIV float in annual LGBT+ Mardi Gras parade

Sydney Gaymers brought a bit of Eorzea to last weekend's Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade thanks to a collaboration with Final...

Massively Uplifting: Black Desert’s lantern memorial, a gift of sight in Wizard101

Gamers get a bad rap. Studios are seen as heartless villains. Mainstream media is quick to demonize us, and we can be quick to...
Build it up.

LOTRO fan starts petition for Standing Stone to rehire a beloved world builder

Here's something you don't see every day. It's a fan petition, yes, but it's a fan petition for Standing Stone Games to offer...

Boy’s life proves MMOs are ‘a gateway to wherever your heart desires’

I remember the first few years when MMORPGs were a going concern and how so many people back then used to justify their bad...

The top winner of this year’s Guild Wars 2 Friend/Ships contest is getting a trip to Gamescom 2019

Fancy a free trip to this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany? Then you're gonna want to take stock of ArenaNet's latest Guild Wars...
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...
Sorry!

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...

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