cryptic studios

A PWE studio known primarily for Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, and Champions Online.

City again.

Into the Super-Verse: Has Homecoming torched the plans of City of Heroes successors?

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Anyone who has followed my career for a while is probably aware of the fact that I love City of Heroes. This is not a...

Aliens Fireteam Elite is already struggling, but you probably guessed that

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You'd be forgiven if you've already forgotten about Aliens Fireteam Elite, so let's recap: It's an Aliens franchise title by former Cryptic devs at...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 343: Mysterious and spoopy

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Justin and Bree discuss Halloween MMOs, Path of Exile, Star Trek Online, Book of Travels' early access, DDO's freebies, LOTRO's latest patch, and the FFXIV Endwalker media tour, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, New World, and Book of Travels, plus a mailbag question on orbital video game enjoyment.
But sometimes fall.

Neverwinter brings around its Masquerade of Liars for more Halloween fun this year

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In a world filled with polymorph spells, costume contests probably have a very different feel. Neverwinter is not going to explore that possibility, however. It's...

The MOP Up: Profane pitches its ‘true sandbox’ design to you

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Citing buzzwords like "true sandbox" and "player freedom," upcoming MMO Profane hopes that it can grab your attention long enough to read this Reddit...

Star Trek Online kicks off a new Halloween event as its players raise over $75K for charity

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The final frontier of Star Trek Online is not about to skip the spooky season, as the game has unveiled an all-new Halloween event....
Wands. Super.

Star Trek Online is hosting its first ever Halloween event starting on October 13

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Halloween has not traditionally been something that Star Trek Online celebrates, and for good reason; when you have the power of a Federation starship at...

Neverwinter is shoring up Echoes of Prophecy, teases new module in January 2022

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Echoes of Prophecy rolled out to Neverwinter players last week, bringing the first third of its fall campaign and the launch of its new...
COOKING'S DONE

Battle Bards Episode 201: Don’t stand in the fire!

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Have you stood in the fire? Did you start the fire? Are you on fire at this very moment? Then stop, drop, and roll...

Interview: Cryptic untangles Neverwinter’s new battle pass experiment

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Earlier this month, we learned that Cryptic is planning a multi-tiered battle pass for Neverwinter. Echoes of Prophecy will serve as the content campaign...

Tamriel Infinium: Anatomy of Elder Scrolls Online’s quests

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An amazing thing happened on my way to the MMO variety store: I got completely sucked back in to Elder Scrolls Online. It did...

Choose My Adventure: DC Universe Online just ended up making me love City of Heroes more

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Third verse same as the first. If nothing else, DC Universe Online is consistent in how its leveling game works, though there were a...

Neverwinter says its Demogorgon trial isn’t ‘harvesting enough tears’ from players

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Neverwinter has had enough with players slapping around its supposedly fearsome Demogorgon. Citing that the trials isn't "harvesting enough tears" from players, Cryptic is...

Global Chat: Going back to EverQuest Online Adventures

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While so many EverQuest fans are eagerly awaiting word of the next entry in the legendary franchise, at least one player is going back...

One Shots: Personal space

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Part of being a starship captain in Star Trek Online is making shrewd decisions that outwit enemies. Part is being a momma or papa...

Neverwinter shares details for its battle pass campaign Echoes of Prophecy starting in October

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Craving a campaign to take on in Neverwinter? Then you were probably champing at the bit when the game first talked about the Echoes...

Massively Overthinking: Would you play your favorite MMO without its IP?

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Nonameplease recently posed us an interesting topic, inspired by a thread on the Star Trek Online subreddit. "It seems most people don't think the...

Neverwinter brings back the Harvester of Nightmares to consoles and offers a balance patch to Wizards

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You might think that someone called the Harvester of Nightmares might actually be a halfway decent guy in Neverwinter. Ominous name, sure, but maybe he...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 339: Kitchen sinks and the Tao of MMOs

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Funcom, Mortal Online 2, WoW Classic, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, and Final Fantasy XIV, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on the direction of Guild Wars 2 and WoW and what's going on with LOTRO's dead servers.

One Shots: Boom, said the world

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You'd think that a world that's already been nuked into a radioactive wasteland wouldn't need any additional bombs lobbed at its surface, but several...

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