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Some Little Things I’ve Loved In RPGs, Vol 1

One of the main reasons I got into RPGs back in the day was that if you bought one, you were getting a lot of game for your money. That was important when there was only one birthday and one Christmas a year, and not much chance that some relative might pop their clogs in sync with Ultima VI coming out. Years later I no…

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Feature: Revisiting DC Universe Online

The RPG Scrollbars: Breaking The Superhero Curse

In this era of a hundred comic book movies a year plus spin-off shows, it's getting harder and harder to remember that not so long ago trying to take a superhero off the printed page and onto some kind of screen was basically a recipe for failure, mockery, and a way of flying a promising creative career into a great big rock. Hell, even now…

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Atari Going Casual: Cryptic For Sale

It looks like Atari, recently the focus of negative attention after Test Drive Unlimited developer Eden Games went on strike due to their treatment, are looking to gather some more cash. Via PCG we see Gamespot spotted the news that the publisher is selling Cryptic, the studio behind Star Trek: Online and Champions: Online.

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Champions Online Free-To-Playness Dated

It was announced back in 2010 that Champions Online would be moving to a free-to-play model, but that has now been dated: JANUARY 25TH IS THE DATE. Needless to say, you can keep subscribing to unlock loads of the content that will now be available via the "C-Store", or you can play for free and buy various content packs with micro-cash. Here's an FAQ that…

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Champions Online Going Free-To-Play In 2011

Champions: Online, the spiritual successor to City Of Heroes, has announced that it will move to a free-to-play model from the first quarter of 2011. This also involves a new closed beta test that starts on the 9th November, mostly aimed at current players, with a possibility of outsiders being let in too. There's more super-details underneath the sentence I'm super-typing right super-now.

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Champions Anniversary Free Weekosity

It's been a year since Champions Online went (er) Online. What are Cryptic Studios doing to celebrate? "Re-do an interview with Jim because it didn't record first time he did it?" you say? No, you're wrong. That's just something they're doing because we're rubbish. They're having a free week. How free? "From September 1 (at 10:00 a.m. Pacific) until September 7 (at 10:00 a.m. Pacific),…

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Atonement For Champions Online?

I'm not convinced many, if any, of our regular readers are still playing superheroic MMO Champions Online - general interest seemed to dry up pretty soon after release. Would love to hear some earnest talk about what it's like these days, though - are the servers busy, is there plenty to do at the high-end, has it managed to diversify its quests yet? CO was…

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Need A Hero: Champions Free Weekend

Just a hyper-quick post on this, as it had somehow slipped my mind. The recently-released Superhero MMO Champions Online is free to play this weekend. All the details are here, including their Blood Moon Halloween event. And if you want a taste of what it's like, here's our What I Think. Who's still playing Champions? How's it changed since then?

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A Killing Moon: Champions Update Announced

This broke yesterday, but I thought was worth giving a nod towards. Showing some kind of developmental superspeed, Cryptic have announced the first update for Champions, which is due for late October. And being that period... well, Halloween. It's actually thematically right on in terms of the superhero zeitgeist, with both Marvel and DC having stories around zombie superheroes. Some people call this Superhero Decadence,…

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Heroes Reborn: The Entomologist 2.0

From the very first moment I heard about superheroic MMORPG Champions Online, I had one question - could I recreate my beloved City of Heroes character The Entomologist in it? With the open beta now live (rather unhelpfully, only so long as you're a Fileplanet subscriber or have preordered), I finally got to find out. Live, little man, live!

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Lasers For Eyes: Champions Evil Lair Trailer

I do love me an evil lair, and the latest trailer for Champions Online shows off some of the evil lairs that we'll inevitably be cruising into with the RPS Superchums spandex-lovers guild when the game comes out later this year. Plenty of game footage, lots of ludicrous creations, and splendid enemies: giant robots with laser eyes, the "ultimate psychic super-soldier", dudes with silly overwrought…

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DC Universe, Champions: NYCC (Much) Cop?

[NYCC is getting ever more distant, so this is probably the last of the round-ups of games I played swiftly there. Unless I do a round-up post of the things I played hyper-quick or just watched. And... go!] This is a Comicon. Clearly, I couldn't help but play these two. With the two competitors for the MMO Superhero crown within twenty or so metres of…

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Cryptic Champion Atari

Here's another of those stories we should have posted about a little earlier, but we were too busy trying on each other's clothes and saying how nice we looked. In a fair old shocker of a move, Infogrames-In-Disguise announced yesterday that they'd scooped up Cryptic Studios, the MMO outfit behind City of Heroes, Champions Online and Star Trek Online. It was a weird, and possibly…

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