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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!

Warframe: New Plains of Eidolon trailer, players host 100-hour charity stream

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Digital Extremes told Warframe players yesterday that the Plains of Eidolon expansion was planned to launch "within the next 10 days," and today's press...
Well, this blows.

World of Warships is offering charity bundles for donating to hurricane relief

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If you've somehow missed the news, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have pretty well pounded the daylights out of the Caribbean, Florida, and eastern...

WoW sells charity pet for hurricane relief, plus more on Overwatch’s Junkertown & Hearthstone’s Oktoberbrawl

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We've got a fun roundup of Blizzard's doings, so let's get started! The studio is selling a new "Shadow" fox pet with adorably huge...

Valiance Online puts out a call for hurricane heroes for charity event

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When real-life tragedy occurs, it's perfectly OK to give priority to assistance over interest in video games. But what if you could do both? Valiance...
IF YOU WANT TO BE AN ACROBAT GO PLAY THAT

Final Fantasy XIV players donate money and blood for charity

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The Final Fantasy XIV community is large, diverse, and focused on a variety of different issues. But it does seem to be a community...
This guy, though... he didn't get it.

Final Fantasy XIV players to host in-game events, charity stream for hurricane relief Saturday

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Hat tip to MMO blogger Aywren, who picked up on a Final Fantasy XIV-based Direct Relief charity event "to raise awareness and bolster hurricane...

Bungie, MMO vloggers organize charity events for Harvey victims

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If you're sitting in your comfy gaming chair right now wondering what you can do to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which is...

TennoCon 2017: Warframe Q&A session turns into surprise marriage proposal

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Digital Extremes' reveal of a more open world with landscapes nearly brought down the house at TennoCon 2017, but that may not be the...
Stepping back across time.

How I got married through World of Warcraft

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I've mentioned a lot of times, in passing, how my wife and I connected in part through World of Warcraft. But I've never actually...

MMO devs eulogize EverQuest II developer John Tessin

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We're sorry to report this evening the passing of an MMORPG genre veteran, John Tessin, who worked for SOE for 13 years, most extensively on EverQuest...

SMITE honors terminally ill player with community avatar

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A popular SMITE player and streamer battling cancer has shared the news that it's terminal, and the impending loss is affecting the community deeply....

World of Tanks players raised cash for kids during last year’s War Child campaign

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Wargaming announced today that World of Tanks players raised a huge sum of money for children in need last year. Last summer, the video...

Elite Dangerous is creating a Carrie Fisher outpost in memory

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Star Wars: The Old Republic isn't the only sci-fi MMO that is paying tribute to the late Carrie Fisher this month. Following community entreaties...

Hero’s Song wants you to take your money back

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As Hero's Song transitions into Hero's Swan Song following this week's announcement of the game and studio shutdown, John Smedley and Pixelmage Games are...
She is now one with the Force.

Star Wars: The Old Republic players pay tribute to Carrie Fisher

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The loss of Carrie Fisher, a celebrated author and the actress who played General Leia Organa, is an enormous blow to Star Wars fans...
Oh, thanks.

Cheers to the MMORPG studios supporting Extra Life this weekend

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Extra Life is kicking off this weekend! The charity group has been organizing game developers and players alike in an annual gaming marathon for...

Warframe cordially invites you to a real-world digital wedding

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If you've played MMORPGs long enough, you've probably been to at least one in-game wedding -- maybe even one for your own character. But...

Massively OP accepts the SMITE charity challenge

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Video games can be a selfish pleasure, but we often help out others in various ways when we play, like assisting with quests and...

DragonCon 2016: Richard Garriott officiates at a real-life convention wedding

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What happens at DragonCon doesn't always stay at DragonCon -- at least not for a couple of Shroud of the Avatar players. Their weekend...
what wait what

Destiny charity stream raises over $500,000

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Kudos to Destiny fans: They may be passionate about their game, but they are also big on helping others. A week-long charity stream organized...

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