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

The Game Archaeologist: City of Heroes’ launch history and the Marvel lawsuit

In our first part of this series looking back at the stupendous history of City of Heroes, we saw how the idea...

Take a peek at the development of Shroud of the Avatar’s player-designed dungeon system

Drama seems to plague Shroud of the Avatar, but if you can look past it, there's some fun innovation going on inside Portalarium...

City of Titans explains costume unlocking

A recent post by the City of Titans team in which it briefly mentioned "costume unlocks" for the upcoming superhero MMO got the...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO features that deserve widespread adaptation

You know what gets me excited about upcoming MMOs? It's certainly not the list of expected systems and features that have since become standard...

The Stream Team: Poking into City of Heroes bases thanks to Paragon Chat

You may not be able to return home to City of Heroes, but you can return to your home in CoH thanks to the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 180: Superstoked for heroic MMOs

Justin and Bree discuss the influence of City of Heroes (Paragon Chat, SEGS, Valiance Online, Ship of Heroes, and City of Titans), plus WoW, No Man's Sky, SWGemu, Camelot Unchained, STO, CCP's new MMO, and Rend, with a mailbag entry on comments negativity.

Ship of Heroes recaps its July progress, including work on characters, Unreal, and TrueSKY

It was a bit of an unplanned superhero MMORPG weekend, what with news from City of Titans, Ship of Heroes, and

Paragon Chat now features City of Heroes supergroup base building, complete with import

If you're wondering what that sound is echoing over the horizon, it's just every City of Heroes fan freaking out about the return...
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City of Titans shows off villain costuming and body parts

Not every villainous group you will fight in City of Titans is exactly human. But the latest art development entry from the...

Ship of Heroes introduces the mixed-race Meltdown, preps for August login test

Superhero and... wealthy mixed-race intergalactic businessman? That's the intriguing makeup of Ship of Heroes' Meltdown, a character who is as much a CEO...

The Game Archaeologist: Digging up the history of City of Heroes

For the longest time in the early 2000s, MMORPGs scared me off. They looked too obtuse, too grindy, too ugly, and too unapproachable for...
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Massively Overthinking: Random acts of MMORPG kindness

Last week, down in the comments of an innocuous post about gamers being nice in Fortnite, a couple of MOP commenters requested a...
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City of Heroes emulator SEGS cranks up powersets

The Super Entity Game Server (SEGS) continues to push forward with its version to bring a full-featured open source emulator of

Perfect Ten: The best expansions for specific MMOs

Looking over the past two decades or so, MMORPGs have grown by leaps and bounds with regular releases, events, and (of course) expansion...
And on and on and on...

Perfect Ten: Endless dungeons in MMOs

Most MMO dungeons are normal songs. You start out and you have a pretty clear picture of the beginning, middle, and end; they don't...

City of Titans offers up a Fourth of July teaser

"Heroes may fall. Heroism never dies." With a not-so-covert nod to the late City of Heroes, City of Titans' latest 4th of July video...

Ship of Heroes’ teeny-weeny robot nanites ensure smooth sailing for the superhero starship

Ship of Heroes has a fresh dev blog up today on stuff you can't even see. I'm talking, of course, about nanites,...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the most complex character development?

Over the weekend, I was reading a makeup subreddit (don't judge me - I swear there is a gaming point to this) and the...
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Ship of Heroes shows off its female soldier armor

It would be unfair to say that superhero MMOs are based entirely on the strength of their costume creation, but that costume creation is...
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City of Titans is bringing the control lifestyle back, baby

Raise someone else's hand up if you have fond memories of playing a Controller in City of Heroes. The concept of a crowd...

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