city of heroes

Official Site: City of Heroes
Studio: Paragon Studios/NCsoft
Launch Date: April 27, 2004
Sunset Date: November 30, 2012
Genre: Superhero Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac

City of Titans makes a small but significant change to the Avatar Builder UI

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Ship of Heroes starts the year with a better engine and cat masks

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No, this one... this one's certain.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures at the start of 2020

This annual column always inspires a certain amount of debate, which is intentional. Outside of the office, a good chunk of that...

Valiance Online, still gunning for launch this year, drops a brand-new flythrough video

Let's not sugarcoat this: Valiance Online has almost been crowded out of players' vision when it comes to the City of Heroes spiritual...

Make My MMO: Crowfall investment, Demi’s Kickstarter, and Albion’s Queen

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Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs of the decade

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Perfect Ten: Upcoming MMOs to watch in 2020

There is a great feeling of flipping a calendar over to a fresh year, isn't there? All that promise and potential spread out in...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 254: New year mysteries

Justin and Bree discuss Ashes of Creation, Camelot Unchained, Guild Wars, the Bless franchise, City of Heroes, LOTRO, SWG Legends, and The Witcher, with mailbag topics on CoH on console, PlanetSide's mismanagement, and a celebratory haiku that prompts some follow-up site discussion!
This one hurts.

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Into the Super-verse: What superhero MMOs offer that other games don’t

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NCsoft follows up City of Heroes code copyright filing with fresh trademark application

Do you folks remember last summer when we learned that NCsoft had filed copyright documentation for the City of Heroes game code? The...

See City of Titans’ Alexandria beginner zone in action

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The best Massively OP community polls of 2019

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Leaderboard: What’s the best classic MMORPG still running at the end of 2019?

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Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2019

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When I was handed the reins of Choose My Adventure by the incomparably awesome Eliot, I had bare little idea what sort of...

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