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Into the Super-Verse is superhero MMO feature column by Justin Olivetti and Eliot Lefebvre. They’re covering all superhero MMOs, past, present, and future! [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

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Into the Super-Verse: No, I do not want Daybreak’s Marvel MMO

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Greetings, true believers! This particular column is actually not the result of reader requests but specifically from our editor, who has long noted that...

Into the Super-Verse: The joy of travel powers in superhero MMOs

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I lived for level 14. Before level 14 was torture -- after was bliss. I speak, of course, of City of Heroes "back in the...

Into the Super-verse: A look back at superhero MMOs in 2021

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Superhero fans were not lacking in news, games, and events this past year, and there's always the promise of much more to come in...
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...
When the lights go down in the city.

Design Mockument: Fresh ideas for City of Heroes 2 in 2021

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Back in 2019, I had the idea to make Design Mockument semi-regular column because I like doing this sort of thing. I put out...
Shippy.

Into the Super-verse: First impressions of Ship of Heroes’ mission beta

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With other City of Heroes spiritual successors lagging behind in development, the weight of our hope for the future of superhero MMOs lays upon...

Into the Super-verse: Will we ever get a Marvel MMORPG?

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While DC Universe Online is coasting high on its success in Year Ten, it feels a shame that there's no Marvel MMORPG to match...

Into the Super-verse: A heroic year of superhero MMO development

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As we get ready to tuck 2020 into the annals of history and venture into the wilds of 2021, it's a good time for...
Cap.

Into the Super-verse: Marvel’s Avengers feels like Marvel Heroes by way of Destiny

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This past weekend, I finally had a chance to actually try out Marvel's Avengers because the game was running its open beta. Certainly I'd already...

Into the Super-verse: Early impressions of Valiance Online

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When I heard that Valiance Online was going to be running an open beta this week to coincide with the PlayNYC convention, I knew...
How near, how far.

Into the Super-verse: Seven tips for designing amazing MMO superhero costumes

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While we all know that the real endgame in any MMORPG is fashion, superhero titles take this much further than the rest of the...

Into the Super-verse: Catching up with the big superhero MMOs

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With the weirdness of the quarantine and how it's been impacting game development, I thought it might be a good time to take a...

Into the Super-verse: Getting started with Champions Online in 2020

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The sharp rise and fall of Champions Online back in 2009 resulted in a game that's made for an easy target of jokes ever...

Into the Super-verse: How City of Heroes welcomed me into MMOs

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As we approach the first anniversary of City of Heroes' revival on the rogue server circuit, I wanted to take this opportunity to share...

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

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When I was in high school, the Console Wars were heating up between SEGA and Nintendo. I'm afraid to report that many of my...

Into the Super-verse: 13 text-based superhero MMOs you can play today

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As part of this column covering superhero MMORPGs, we have looked at the usual suspects: MMOs of the past (Champions Online, City of Heroes,...

Into the Super-verse: Ship of Heroes’ character creator is bare-bones yet still engaging

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Every once in a while, Hollywood releases a pair of movies from different studios at the same time that cover, more or less, the...

Into the Super-Verse: Putting City of Titans’ character builder through its paces

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Mark this date in your history books because the battle of superhero MMO character builders is on! Both Ship of Heroes and City of...

Into the Super-verse: Catching up with Valiance Online

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So far in the Into the Super-verse column space, we have touched base with two of the three upcoming City of Heroes spiritual successors:...

Into the Super-verse: Why Ship of Heroes’ character customization tool is so important

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What kind of hero are you going to be today? In most MMOs, that question and its possible answers are watered down and homogenized, but...

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