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: Don’t be crabby

I don't think I could take the blow to my ego to boot up and play something called Dragomon Hunter, but then again, I...

Champions Online expands team, focuses on endgame

Perfect World and Cryptic Studios are actually expanding Champions Online's team. The companies announced new hire Kaiserin in a state-of-the-game post last night, telling players...

Massively OP’s guide to MMO Halloween 2015

Halloween is an unstoppable force in the MMO industry and will not be denied to developers and their players. It's that time of year...

The Blood Moon returns to Champions Online

Halloween madness has risen all over Champions Online, and only courageous heroes can help save the day. As a plus, they'll blend right in...
There were some decent tabletop Star Trek games, but no.

Perfect Ten: MMO systems that could be great (but I haven’t seen it yet)

Before I start this column, I want to say two important things. First, my experiences do not extend outward to the limits of the...

One Shots: Skyscraping

Look up on that building! It's a bird! It's a gargoyle! It's... MOP reader Epelesker showing off his hero in Champions Online! "Unlike a grand...

PSA: PWE MMOs are going dark (temporarily!) on October 13

Heads up if you play any Perfect World Entertainment or Cryptic games: Your MMOs will be going dark for a 12-hour maintenance period (9:00...

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns has a bevy of rewards in store for PvP

Don't fret your sweaty heads, PvPers -- ArenaNet has not forgotten you. In fact, the studio is throwing you all sorts of incentives to...

Massively Overthinking: Graceful MMO free-to-play transitions

In honor of WildStar's free-to-play transition this week, Massively Overthinking is about to overthink the very best F2P transitions ever. Even if you don't...

The MOP Up: A rebirth for Star Wars Galaxies

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Fan-made infographic explains Champions Online’s supervillain system

Confused about how Champions Online's new supervillain onslaught system works? One fan took matters into his own hands by making a helpful infographic to...

Not So Massively: For the King’s Kickstarter, Hearthstone’s match controversy

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don't really...

The MOP Up: All news must go!

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Champions Online begins Supervillain Onslaught

Cryptic has been talking up Champions Online's new Supervillain Onslaught mode over the past month, and now it is finally here! Players can temporarily step...

Watch the new Champions Online supervillain trailer

Champions Online is all a-tizzy over its new supervillain onslaught mode, which allows players to hop into the plus-sized feet of powerful baddies for...
This, uh, didn't work out great.

Champions Online offers a guide to playing as Grond

Some people are just set up to be superhumans. Take Champions Online's Grond - the guy was injected with an experimental serum, got more...

Cabal II brings in battle arenas, ranking system on Thursday

Gladiator combat is the focus of Cabal II's upcoming Trial of Champions patch, which is slated to go live on September 10th. Thursday's patch will add...

The Daily Grind: What would you do to ‘fix’ Champions Online?

Whether it's good news or weird news or bad news or bad news that belatedly turns into good news, any post about Champions Online inevitably...

Champions Online kicks off anniversary event, explains how to play a supervillain

Yesterday, we noted that Champions Online seemed to have missed out on its anniversary event, which is a bit sad for players of the...

Champions Online turns 6 with belated fanfare [Updated]

There's nothing quite as depressing as having a birthday party when no one shows up, but at least in that situation there would have...