champions online

Official Site: Champions Online
Studio: Cryptic Studios/Perfect World Entertainment
Launch Date: September 1, 2009
Genre: Superhero Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Cash Shop, Optional Sub)
Platform: PC

One Shots: A line-up of champions

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You know that you've finally made it as a bona fide hero when you are asked to line up in a dramatic group pose....

Lord of the Rings Online is about to give soloers a way to earn raid gear

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In an hour-and-a-half Q&A video this past Friday, Standing Stone Games' Allan "Orion" Maki took the center stage to field numerous questions from the...

Champions Online is giving away character slots and vehicles for its 13th birthday

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Champions Online is in the midst of celebrating its 13th birthday - its first under new parent group Embracer and Gearbox. "Happy Anniversary, Champions!" Cryptic...

Champions Online is reviving its streaming apparatus for its 13th birthday

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Look up there in the sky! Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's a new streaming schedule for Champions Online! That's right: Cryptic's underdog...
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Massively Overthinking: What’s so bad about comfort zones in MMOs?

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If you've been following the MMORPG meta for a long time, particularly in World of Warcraft, you know there's corner of the industry convinced...

Champions Online’s newest event asks players to fight an invasion of literal nightmares

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You would think that the physical embodiments of nightmares would know better than to attack a metropolis full of superpowered beings, but that's not...

LOTRO Legendarium: Ranking the new class/race combos by excitement factor

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As we trek through the dog days of summer, the most exciting thing on the horizon for Lord of the Rings Online has to...

Wurm Online takes champions out of the game entirely for a future revamp

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Hunker down, kids, for it's time to catch up on a summer's worth of updates for Wurm Online, the super-crafty MMO in every sense...

The MOP Up: Astroneer’s trains chug-a-choo-choo onto the Switch

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Trains in space? Hey, why not! Astroneer brought the fun of high-tech rail transport to the Nintendo Switch this past week: "Enjoy building rail...
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Gearbox shuts down game forums in favor of Discord, but Cryptic’s MMOs are not affected

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Back in December 2021, Gearbox's Embracer Group bought up Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic, meaning whatever Gearbox decided to do could possibly affect the...
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Champions Online brings back Patriot’s Celebration and puts classic cosmetics into a limited-time lockbox

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Looking to dress up like a robot in Champions Online? Or maybe you're hoping to find some older cosmetic goodies that were long forgotten?...

Tonight’s Champions Online official costume contest challenges players with creating a mascot

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What would the mascot outfit for the Millennium City Fighting Catfish look like? That's the kind of question players of Champions Online are being...

Lord of the Rings Online previews summer content and race/class combos, will sunset Anor server in August

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Lord of the Rings Online's latest producer letter dropped this afternoon with the outlook for the July to September quarter - and it's packed...

AdventureQuest 3D adds the Curse Weaver, a $15 cosmetic Mage variant

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Considering how often online shooters and MOBAs sell cosmetic variants of classes and champions, it's kind of surprising such types of sales haven't made...

Into the Super-verse: Is there any hope left for the future of superhero MMOs?

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When we got the news in May that EG7 and Daybreak had canned its in-development Marvel MMORPG, I didn't have much of a reaction....

Riot says Legends of Runeterra’s pivot from PvE to PvP is about scope and studio balance, not underperformance

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Last week, Riot Games sent eyebrows flying skyward as it essentially announced a pivot from Legends of Runeterra's Path of Champions PvE mode toward...

The MOP Up: MU Origin 3 ‘launches’ into open beta

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The latest chapter of the MU saga is here, as MU Origin 3 launched its open beta this past week. Players can now check...

Massively Uplifting: How gamers are bringing humanitarian relief to Ukraine

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It was a month that started in love but ended with war: Terrible, painful things keep happening in the world and in our communities....

April Fools’ Day around the MMO world, 2022 edition

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Whether you love it or dread it, April Fools' Day is happening everywhere, specifically to annoy copyeditors who have to fix that dang apostrophe...
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Into the Super-Verse: No, I do not want Daybreak’s Marvel MMO

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Greetings, true believers! This particular column is actually not the result of reader requests but specifically from our editor, who has long noted that...

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