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8:30 PM on 06.23.2009

James Barnett's Fauxvism: Fallout 3's Megaton meets Matisse

The Internet is a wonderful place -- you can find anything on it, including the results of videogame × Fauvism mash-ups. Well, let's back up a bit. Perhaps Arizona is a wonderful place, since it's where artist James Bar...

Joseph Leray

12:00 PM on 04.14.2009

City of Heroes devs get fancy new name, Paragon Studios

Boring name for a studio: NCsoft NorCal. Cooler name: Paragon Studios. That's what the current City of Heroes developer, formerly known as NCsoft NorCal, announced it were renaming its studio today.  "The renaming o...

Nick Chester

5:30 PM on 12.22.2008

Macintosh version of City of Heroes coming this January

After waiting several hours for a massive 2.7 GB patch to download, I was finally able to prowl around the Macintosh open beta for City of Heroes, a PC MMO developed in 2004 by Cryptic. During my wait, I couldn’t help b...

Brad Nicholson

7:02 PM on 08.26.2008

City of Heroes update to add mission creator, day jobs, more

An entry on the official City of Heroes Web site shows that the next upcoming update, Issue 13, will be adding several interesting new features. The biggest one is definitely the Mission Architect, which will allow players to...

Justin Villasenor

2:29 PM on 07.05.2008

Champions Online shut down to check if it was fun

A few days ago, Cryptic Studios’ chief creative officer, Jack Emmert, wrote in the Champions Online blog about stopping all new development on Champions Online for two weeks. The idea was executed to make sure that a re...

Brad Nicholson

9:29 PM on 12.11.2007

Cryptic Studios gets all uh, cryptic, shuts down official forums and blog

There's something going on at Cryptic Studios, best known for their work on the PC MMOs City of Heroes and City of Villains. Today, the studio announced that they would be closing both their official forums and their official...

Nick Chester





5:39 AM on 06.08.2007

City of Heroes film in development; Owen Wilson to play sXeNightstabber1987

City of Heroes, NCSoft's superhero MMO, has been optioned by Tom DeSanto, the same Tom DeSanto whose upcoming Transformers film is poised to rape the collective childhoods of the Internet this summer. DeSanto's ultima...

Earnest Cavalli