cryptic studios

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

The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s April Fools dungeon

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April Fools Day may be past, but its spirit lives on in Neverwinter! This past week's small patch opened up a mini-dungeon for goofy...

One Shots: The voyage home

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When you've spent a whole lot of calories burning, pillaging, and looting villages, it's a welcome sight to see the rest and shelter of...

Neverwinter’s second episode of Sharandar opens the Mended Grove to PC players on April 13

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Players of Neverwinter on PC won't have long to wait for the next portion of Sharandar content, as the devs have announced on Twitter...

The Stream Team: A clucking fabulous April Fowls day in Neverwinter

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A celebration of chickens? Oh heck YAH! Massively OP's MJ is ready to fly into that kind of feathery goodness. Neverwinter's April Fowls Day...

The Stream Team: Fun for First Contact Day in Star Trek Online

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Massively OP's MJ wasn't able to celebrate First Contact Day yesterday (even though it's still 42 years away!), but luckily the Star Trek Online...

Massively Uplifting: Gamestonk, gorillas, and giving in MMOs

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When it comes to feel-good stories in the general media, coming across a positive one about gaming seems harder than finding a four-leaf clover....

Magic Legends provides a video overview of the Dimir Assassin class

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Let's ignore the fact that the Dimir Assassin class of Magic Legends is an exercise in PWE and Cryptic's overreaching in lockbox monetization for...

The Soapbox: How Magic Legends went wrong with the Dimir Assassin class

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Cryptic and Perfect World Entertainment are known for their love of lockboxes as a monetization strategy. Therefore it was not wholly surprising when Magic:...

Magic Legends doubles spell drop rate, gives a week of free battlepass XP

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Cryptic Studios is listening to -- and acting upon -- player feedback regarding Magic Legends following its recent soft launch. In the ARPG's second...

Not So Massively: Magic Legends is messy, deep, and more of an MMO than you think

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I can't remember the last time I struggled so much deciding whether I like a game or not. I'm a fan of ARPGs, and...
Symbolic.

Magic Legends offers compensation for missing battle pass items, addresses performance and monetization issues

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(This post has been updated at the end with the promised announcement about monetization and performance feedback.) Magic Legends might be calling its current version...

The Stream Team: Helping Historian Thrimbul fight fire lords in Neverwinter

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Where there's fire, there are firefighters. And in Neverwinter, Massively OP's MJ is the fire fighter! Historian Thrimbul needs her help to make the...
Keeping it up

So, how did Magic Legends’ soft launch go?

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PWE's Magic Legends has been out in the wilds of soft launch open beta for two days now, so it's time for a check-in....

Five pioneering game titles that laid the groundwork for MMORPGs

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The easy (and tired) joke to make is that WoW was the first MMO, but there were plenty of ambitious multiplayer games that predate...

Magic Legends has soft launched into open beta, bringing Magic the Gathering to PC fans

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PWE and Cryptic's Magic the Gathering game has been delayed and demoted from its original MMORPG status over the years, but now it's finally...
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Champions Online hosts a costume contest to make a player action figure

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Costume contests and superhero games go together like Blizzard Entertainment and layoffs. However, in most of them you don't get a chance to immortalize...
Imagine.

Hands-on with Magic Legends: A solid action game that could be even more

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So, real talk: I am kind of an easy mark for Magic Legends. The initial conception of it, at least. I was very excited...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Flames of Ambition lands on console as ZeniMax preps April Fools’ shenanigans

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If Neverwinter's Iron Tooth isn't whetting your console MMO whistle, then point your eyeballs over at Elder Scrolls Online's Flames of Ambition and update...

Neverwinter’s Sharandar: Iron Tooth episode has officially launched on PS4 and Xbox One

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It's a happy week for console MMO players, as not only can Black Desert consolers begin designing their very own Sage, but two big...

Aliens Fireteam devs discuss City of Heroes’ lasting popularity and Cryptic’s canceled Marvel MMO

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Earlier this month, we finally got some hard info on Cold Iron's Aliens Fireteam, the Alien-franchise shooter that's been under wraps for six years...

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