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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!

French World of Warcraft fans release epic live-action War on Lordaeron short film

I'm gonna tell you to go get some popcorn now, and not because of drama. It's because it's movie time! World of Warcraft...

Star Trek Online player creates a Justice League away team, Sea of Thieves players host a fashion show

I want more MMO fashion reports. Character creation is one of the first avenues of player self-expression and it very often is one of...

Black Desert: The Guardian awakens, Valentine’s Day begins, and players raise money for charity

If you happened to miss our Desert Oasis piece on Black Desert's Guardian awakening last week, today is the day to...

A popular YouTuber has released a 27-chapter Guild Wars 2 audiobook in video form

The popular Guild Wars 2 YouTuber WoodenPotatoes has been quite busy lately. How busy? Try producing a 27 chapter-long audiobook that's...

Massively Uplifting: Saving lives and wildlife, studios and gamers start 2020 with compassion and charity

A new year has begun, and many folks are looking ahead to a better 2020. And who might be making it better? Gamers! Many...

Guild Wars 2 collabs with the Ad Council’s Seize the Awkward suicide prevention campaign

Here's some warm fuzzies we don't want to postpone to our monthly Massively Uplifting column: Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet is...

EVE Online: DDOS, sale, and the player auction that brought in $33,000 for charity

Never let it be said that games can't make a difference. One EVE Online player, struck by the tragedy of the Australian bushfires,
In space, no one can transmit illness.

EVE Online player makes a 1 million PLEX bid for charity

Last week, we reported on a PLEX for GOOD charity event being run by EVE Online to benefit the Australian brush fires...

Lord of the Rings Online players remember Christopher Tolkien

Kites soared and fireworks burst overhead last night in Lord of the Rings Online, as the player community gathered together to pay tribute...

EVE Online’s charity campaign to support victims of Australian bushfires is now live

Last week, CCP Games announced that it was reviving its PLEX for GOOD campaign specifically to raise funds for victims of the

John Smedley and Scott Hartsman put out a call to help a former EverQuest II dev

This story crossed our desk with some signal boosting from John Smedley and Scott Hartsman this weekend: A little less than a year...

Destiny 2’s launching a charity campaign to help victims of the Australian brushfires

Bungie is joining CCP Games on the short list (so far) of games studios using their titles to help with the Australian brushfire...

Fallout 76 player creates a C.A.M.P. that features a death trap that can be solved only with math

It's been a long understood bit of knowledge that the best part of any Bethesda-made video game is the stuff that players make themselves...

EVE Online will run a PLEX for GOOD charity campaign to support victims of Australian bushfires

On this week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I answered an email from an Australian reader (hi Jack!) and mused on how odd...

Massively Uplifting: Gaming studios and communities support kids, trees, cats, STEM, and gaming grandparents

While there are understandably many reasons folks may not want to look back on 2019 fondly, the year wasn't all bad. Massively Uplifting has...

RIFT players sponsor an elaborate contest to build cave dimensions

Yesterday, we watched in bemusement as our piece about MMOs people want to play in 2020 blew up on Twitter, specifically with former

Star Wars comes to Star Trek Online thanks to some creative use of the character builder

Sometimes, we have to thank those who have too much free time on their hands, especially when it turns out fun things for others...

Chewbacca has a Life Day message for Star Wars Galaxies Legends fans

We all know that the Star Wars Galaxies Legends emulator has a special place in many players' hearts. Heck, even having the thing...

Star Citizen fan says he spent $31,000 on the game following a near-death experience

Gather round, Star Citizen skeptics and superfans, because it's story time over on the game's subreddit. Redditor ILMsux has posted a gripping story...

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...

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