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That's So MMO!: Pandas in the Mist photo
That's So MMO!: Pandas in the Mist
by David Moore

Hello MMO groovers. It’s time for another healthy helping of the latest massively multiplayer news. While things have been relatively quiet leading up to PAX Prime and Gamescom, I have found a number of newsy nuggets to foist upon you.

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8:30 PM on 07.18.2011

NCsoft is bringing Guild Wars 2 and more to Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is almost here! NCsoft will be representing at booth #5345 with two of its big online titles. AreaNet intends to show off Guild War 2's Engineer profession and underwater combat areas, while City of Heroes...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 06.21.2011

City of Heroes Freedom gets in on the free-to-play action

Yet another massively multiplayer online game has taken to the hybrid model. This time, it's City of Heroes, which will offer a free-to-play alternative in addition to the normal pay scheme when it relaunches as City of Heroe...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 12.12.2010

Watch Captain Viridian pwn Super Meat Boy

It was really cool to see the Pink Knight (from Castle Crashers) and the Ninja (from N+) in the XBLA version of the game, but they didn't play all that differently from Meat Boy. More so, they didn't make the excruci...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 04.06.2010

NCSoft trademarks 'City of Heroes 2'

Superannuation noticed a trademark filing on April 1st by NCSoft for "City of Heroes 2." Now, I'm not a genius, but I think that would suggest that a sequel to the rather popular City of Heroes MMO is coming down the pip...

Conrad Zimmerman

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