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.” Also check out Massively Uplifting for more feel-good stories from our genre!

Fans hold a solemn memorial of Brad ‘Aradune’ McQuaid during a livestream

The death of developer Brad McQuaid is still being acutely felt by many in the MMO gaming community, and no more is that apparent...
ships asplode

Dual Universe shows off a community race from the Earth to the moon and back

The thing that keeps me intrigued about sandboxes is the fact that the community can come together to create its own events, and one...

World of Warships players and devs are helping to rescue and repair an historic warship in real life

Oh man, this has been a rough week, and I'm so glad to be covering this instead of something bad: Cyprus-based games company Wargaming...

Torchlight Frontiers fan creates a build calculator as community waits for launch

The tantalizing wait through Torchlight Frontiers' development and testing continues, but one fan has made the waiting more bearable with a build calculator for...

Neverwinter hands out a freebie to ticket holders of a special Dungeons and Dragons charity livestream

Neverwinter has decided to provide a little extra incentive of its own for those who purchase tickets to the special Dungeons and Dragons charity...

Fan author of The Secret World releases a fourth book in her unofficial series

Do you remember The Secret World fanfic author Amber “Blodwedd Mallory” McKee? She's an author who was given the go-ahead by Funcom to write,...

Massively Uplifting: Gamers and studios raise millions for Extra Life and other charities

Had enough of the tricks of October? How about some treats now that we're in November! Generous donations #forthekids were collected by gamers and...

Snoop Dogg has a giant mural of Star Trek Online concept art in his home

If you're only familiar with Snoop Dogg from his rap career, you've probably missed the man's larger career path and general arc of his...
Reckon that's a bit pointless.

Overwatch now has a Tetris version thanks to the player workshop

Yes, that headline really is what it looks like. Reddit user Ochotonida decided to take the multiplayer shooter that is Overwatch and use it to...

Massively Uplifting: From weddings to memorials, gamers celebrate life in AQ3D, GW2, BDO, LOTRO, WoW, and more

It's an alphabet soup of good (MMO) vibes this month! While many may have returned to the school of hard knocks this fall, plenty...

Computer science professor uses lessons he teaches to set a new flight record in Elite Dangerous

Many times in a sandbox game, you have to make your own fun and set your own challenges. One such challenge in Elite: Dangerous...
No belts

Current and former Blizzard employees congratulate the Final Fantasy XIV staff on Shadowbringers

It would be perfectly accurate if you picture Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft as rivals, but if you think that means two gangs of...

Elder Scrolls Online players can slay fictional dragons to save literal cats in a unique charity event

The Elsewyr chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online has been all about saving the cat-like Khajiit from the dragon threat. Now, players can slay...
Was there a guy? I thought there was a guy.

World of Warcraft concludes war campaign with Reckoning cinematic, Aron Eisenberg memorial event is planned

It was pretty clear that all of the threads in World of Warcraft's war campaign for Battle for Azeroth would come together in a face-off against...

Star Trek Online memorializes actors Eisenberg and Donner, adds intel science ships

Brokenhearted Deep Space Nine fans who gathered together to remember the life and work of actor Aron Eisenberg ("Nog") this week will be glad...
We remember, to our detriment.

World of Warcraft: Classic is successfully letting some players reconnect with old friends

This is just plain nice to see. Regardless of anything else going on in World of Warcraft: Classic, it's good to see people finding old...
He had the lobes for it.

Actor Aron Eisenberg gets a torchlight vigil in Star Trek Online

The Star Trek fandom was shocked to learn that Aron Eisenberg passed away on Sunday, September 22nd. Eisenberg was best known among fans for...

Hearthstone’s Tombs of Terror, Overwatch’s Brick Challenge, and Blizzard’s Pencils of Promise charity sale

Even outside of World of Warcraft, Blizzard's been busy busy busy this week. First, take a peek at Hearthstone: The MMOTCG opened the Tombs of...
It's a good plan, Bront.

Guild Wars: RPG Maker is currently available in demo form

It's time to go back and play the original Guild Wars, but in far more single-player format than before! If you'd forgotten about the Guild Wars: RPG...

Guild Wars 1 fan remake posts trailer with Gwen’s flute, Prince Rurik, and plenty of river scale

Fans of the original Guild Wars might remember that this past spring we reported on an amateur game designer named Jomo who was looking...