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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!

Star Trek Online fans mourn Deep Space Nine actor René ‘Odo’ Auberjonois

Another one of Star Trek's greats has fallen, as news broke out yesterday that Deep Space Nine actor René Auberjonois passed away from...

Elder Scrolls Online players raise over $200k during the Slay Dragons Save Cats charity campaign

Well done, playerbase of The Elder Scrolls Online. You slew dragons, you saved cats, and you had a hand, however small, in raising...

Pantheon’s Visionary Realms and Brad McQuaid’s family are sponsoring a design scholarship in his memory

Given that Visionary Realms has already made clear its commitment to continuing development of Pantheon in the wake of studio head
Well, I guess.

Fans are invited to a real-world memorial for Brad McQuaid later this month

MMORPG fans have been in mourning for the last few weeks following the death of Brad McQuaid, one of the most popular veteran...
Cuddly.

WoW’s alpaca adoption promo, Hearthstone’s Winter Veil, and Heroes of the Storm’s Deathwing update

Diablo IV isn't the only thing getting big news from Blizzard this week - the studio's busy in most of its other big...
Yourcraft.

A Jesuit priest is trying out a Vatican Minecraft server to encourage non-toxic behavior

We're familiar with the ways that online games, even generally rather innocent ones like Minecraft, can wind up being breeding grounds for some...

Massively Uplifting: MMO fundraisers, GW2 raid class, and saving trees and cats

Being grateful isn't relegated to just one month, but November is when many people -and gamers - double-down on the things they are thankful...

A teenage CS:GO player has developed an AI that has successfully found 14,000 cheaters

While cheaters may never prosper, they also have a tendency to proliferate if not kept in check (and even sometimes when companies do try...

ExileCon 2019: Summing up Path of Exile’s epic inaugural con (plus all our photos!)

Other than the pre-con jitters of devs unsure what to expect or how things would ultimately go, you wouldn't know that ExileCon 2019...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Engizzage.

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...

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:...

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