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7:00 PM on 10.02.2013

City of Heroes spiritual successor launches a Kickstarter

I'm eager to talk about City of Heroes at any opportunity I get. The financially successful superhero MMO closed down last year making a whole lot of people totally bummed. Some of those people were evidently so bu...

Patrick Hancock




Remembering studios that closed in 2012 photo
Remembering studios that closed in 2012
by Sterling Aiayla Lyons

This year was great in general for videogames. Beyond the predictable success of games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, there were a ton of hits that came out of nowhere, including not just big publisher titles, but indie games as well. Narrative in gaming also started taking a greater stage with games such as Spec Ops: The Line and our very own game of the year, The Walking Dead, making waves with player agency in story and presenting well-developed plots and characters to boot. 

The year wasn't entirely sparkles, double rainbows, and purple fairies though. Along with the good came a hoard of bad for the industry. There were a mass number of studio closures, for starters. Here's a recap of some of the many development studios that didn't make it through the year. Out of respect for the subject matter, this list is not presented in any particular order.

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4:00 PM on 12.02.2012

A final farewell to City of Heroes

Four years and seven months. That's how long I was a paying subscriber for City of Heroes. Looking back, I enjoyed most, if not all, of my time with the game. I've forged and strengthened relationships within the community that I never thought I would. City of Heroes is the best MMORPG I have ever played, and I am very sad to see it go. Farewell, City of Heroes.

Patrick Hancock

8:30 PM on 03.06.2012

City of Heroes Issue 22 launches today

The lastest "issue" of City of Heroes Freedom launches today. To get your heroic juices flowing, NCSoft have put together a wee trailer full of skittle explosions, men in tights and a chap throwing crows. Issue 22 Death Inca...

Fraser Brown

7:00 AM on 01.13.2012

Death ravages City of Heroes in its latest update

City of Heroes will soon be getting its first major update since going free-to-play, NCsoft and Paragon Studios announced today. Issue 22: Death Incarnate adds new costumes, powers, VIP content and end game trials. Heroes and...

Fraser Brown

5:15 PM on 12.13.2011

Death of a Statesman: New City of Heroes content

NCsoft has some good news and bad news for long time players of City of Heroes. This coming January will mark the fifth part of the Signature Story Arc and the end of an era in Death of the Statesman. As the name suggests, th...

Jason Cabral

8:00 PM on 11.22.2011

Celebrate Black Friday with NCsoft this year

NCsoft is offering a chance for you to save some money without getting out of your chair this Black Friday. Starting Friday morning, you'll be able save money on both the City of Heroes and Guild Wars titles. This i...

Patrick Hancock

12:00 PM on 10.01.2011

That's So MMO!: Freedom Rings

Hearty October greetings to you and yours and welcome to another scintillating collection of massively multiplayer news & views. Let’s reach deep down into our weekly Bag-of-Holding and pull out some especially sharp bits!

David Moore

6:30 PM on 09.27.2011

City of Heroes: Freedom is now live for everyone

After some time, City of Heroes is finally free-to-play for everyone! First, only subscribers could play with the new content and then old accounts were slowly being reactivated. Starting today, you'll be able to download th...

Patrick Hancock

4:30 PM on 09.23.2011

Old City of Heroes accounts slowly being reactivated

If you're not yet aware that City of Heroes is going free-to-play, well, now you are. In fact, current subscribers have had access to the new content for a little over a week now! A forum post came up the other day stating th...

Patrick Hancock

6:00 PM on 09.09.2011

Early access to City of Heroes Freedom for subscribers

It seems like we're never too far away from an established MMO going free to play. Just like Star Trek Online, long-running NCsoft title City of Heroes will be going free soon and the developers have announced some benefits f...

Alasdair Duncan







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