This week Star Trek Online's developer added memorials to Leonard Nimoy in their game. This is far from the first time that video games have been used to pay tribute to the departed, though.

Thanks to the efforts of players and developers alike, many deceased have been given new life through games. Here are a few of the most touching memorials throughout gaming.

Robin Williams - World Of Warcraft
After Robin Williams died, World of Warcraft players started a petition asking for Blizzard to add an in-game tribute to him. This wasn't an unreasonable request; Blizzard has a long history of immortalizing the deceased in WoW and Williams, as a self-professed fan of the game, was a natural fit.

Blizzard quickly complied with the petition, adding an island in new expansion Warlords of Draenor loaded with references to Williams' work. Players can rub a lamp there to summon a genie that resembles Williams' character from Aladdin. Other artifacts found throughout the island include a few toys (presumably a reference to the movie of the same name) and the egg-shaped spacecraft from Mork and Mindy. It's a great memorial that shows just a few of the many reasons that fans loved Robin Williams.

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