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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.”

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...

EVE Online posts its September patch, econ report, and fundraiser for CCP Mankiller

Whether you think the Pearl Abyss buyout of CCP Games is certain doom or financial security, it's still business as usual...

Pirates of the Burning Sea is closing down, but the community might be able to save it

Bad news, but maybe also a tiny bit of good news too, for Pirates of the Burning Sea: Over the weekend, Portalus Games...

Overwatch players raised almost $13M to fight breast cancer in ‘Pink Mercy’ campaign

Remember last spring when Blizzard ran that big "Pink Mercy" charity campaign in Overwatch? The company's run the numbers, and it...

E3 2018: Fallout 76 partners with Habitat for Humanity for charity – you can contribute for a song (literally)

Still pumped for the full Fallout 76 reveal from last night? Or maybe concerned over the potential for PvP abuse? Regardless of your...

EVE Fanfest 2018: Two EVE players were married by the space pope. Yep.

Of all the fascinating things the EVE Online community has embraced over the game's almost 15-year lifetime, perhaps the most bizarre is

GDC 2018: Games can help humanity, be profitable, and get support from gamers

Games alone won't make the world better. They won't even make gamers better. We publish some articles that certainly seem pretty pro-games,...

Guild Wars 2 honors dearly departed MMO blogger Zach ‘Ravious’ Best with in-game quest

Last October, we were devastated to report that MMO blogger Zach "Ravious" Best had passed away at the young age of 36, taken...
Romantic?

EVE Online, Star Trek Online, and Elite Dangerous players memorialize physicist Stephen Hawking

Multiple MMORPG communities are celebrating the life of internationally renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who passed away earlier this week. In EVE Online, players...

Raph Koster on the ESA’s DMCA battle: ‘Preservation matters’

Remember last week when we covered how the Entertainment Software Association is fighting a proposal to amend the DMCA that would help preserve...

Elite Dangerous community thwarts griefers’ attempt to ruin final in-game voyage of terminally ill player

Elite Dangerous has once again become the battleground between griefers and everybody else, this time with real-life stakes. A few weeks ago, the Elite...

ArenaNet donates $3500 to Guild Wars fan whose game copy survived a deadly housefire

Howasabout another feel-good story? Let's do it! This one comes from Kotaku, which covered a large donation Guild Wars 2 studio

EVE Online community donates 3.7 million PLEX to family of fallen developer

Last fall, one of EVE Online's senior software engieers passed away at the age of 35, leaving a hole in the team's...

RIFT devs add memorial for fallen player and dimensioneer

The sad and touching saga of a fallen RIFT player continues this week as the game's developers cement her legacy in the game...
Tough luck, no buy.

CCP honors fallen EVE Online developer with fundraiser ship skin

As if CCP Games isn't struggling enough right now, the studio announced today that it's lost one of its own: an

TERA goes on pink overload for breast cancer awareness

We are sure that you are one of the good ones that do not need any prompting to give to worthy causes, such as...

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