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In a better world, these games exist

Silent Hills was a dream game. Specifically, it was my dream game. If you asked me before P.T. crept onto the PSN servers what series I'd most like to see rejuvenated in a bold new way, I would have probably told you Silent Hill. If you ask...

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Did Blizzard kill my dreams for a City of Heroes successor?

Spending the last week hearing how great Warlords of Draenor is has put me in a funk. I fondly remember my MMO days, but I've never been able to love another one since City of Heroes was shut down. It left a death-ray-shaped hole in my hear...

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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 bummed that they ...

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Remembering studios that closed in 2012

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 a...

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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 thou...


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 Incarnate is set af...


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 villains will ...


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, the content will ...


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 is a perfect opp...


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!


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 the client from t...


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 that their old ac...


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 for established ...


That's So MMO!: Pandas in the Mist

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...


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 Freedom player...


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 Heroes Freedom later...


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 excruciating task of g...


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 pipeline. City of ...


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 Barnett lives. Fro...


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 of our studio to...


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 but to wonder if...


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 create their o...


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 recently complete...


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