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

Massively Uplifting: Bethesda’s gift to gaming granny, friendships forged in EverQuest and Guild Wars 2

It is no joke: There is plenty that's good going on in the gaming world, and we want to share that with you. You...

The Elder Scrolls Online takes home inaugural GLAAD award for Outstanding Video Game

This is not a joke whatsoever: LGBTQ media-advocacy organization GLAAD has awarded The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset with its first-ever award for Outstanding Video...

Reddit’s gaming hub has shut down for April Fools’ Day, but it’s no laughing matter

While the gaming world is busy punking each other with goofy stunts and pranks, /r/games has shut its doors. Don't worry, internet trolls; it's...
Not today, old man.

Remember Booty Bay in World of Warcraft? It’s back! In Sims 4 form!

If you've ever wandered through Booty Bay in World of Warcraft and thought that it'd be much cooler if the town featured a bunch of...

EVEsterdam 2019: EVE Online explorer visits every star system without being killed

When people say that EVE Online is a game that lets you make your own path, they aren't kidding. While CCP Games builds gameplay...

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 affable...

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. One...

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 Fantasy...

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 the...

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 2...
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 remains...
You should check your phonoe notifications.

EVE Online fan builds a custom fishtank with a Keepstar battle station

Considering how much nautical terminology space battles tend to adopt, we think it feels like a natural progression to include some scenery from space...

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,...

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 just...

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 Fortnite...

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 depressed,...

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 has you...