marvel heroes

Official Site: Marvel Heroes
Studio: Gazillion Entertainment
Launch Date: June 4, 2013
Sunset Date: November 27, 2017
Genre: Superhero MMOARPG
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Massively OP Podcast Episode 318: Middle-earth no more

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Justin and Bree discuss Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMO's cancelation, LOTRO's Bilbo patch, FFXIV's 5.5, and SWG Legends' Bespin expansion, with adventures in WoW Classic, Guild Wars 2, Albion Online, and Cozy Grove, plus mailbag topics on ugly duckling MMOs, reconciling immersion, and superhero MMOs.

Massively Overthinking: What are your MMO character customization dealbreakers?

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Back in February, when BlizzConline was at its height, part of the World of Warcraft community lost its mind over the revelation that Blizzard...

The Game Archaeologist: The online world of Diablo II

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Most of us probably weren't expecting to see Diablo II once again propelled into the spotlight in the year 2021, but the BlizzCon announcement...

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...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 302: Your MMO mail, our MMO opinions

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Justin and Bree tackle an all-mailbag show, with topics including gaming music and writing mainstream awards, MMO exploration, crafting and EVE Online, vanilla Guild Wars 2, the "one MMO" gamer, MMOs that make you want to play other MMOs, WoW transmog, Raph Koster's brain, and Shadowbane.

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...

LOTRO Legendarium: What Daybreak’s sale revealed about LOTRO

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Just when I thought we were getting to a quieter point in the year where I could engage in a leisurely wrap-up of the...

Diablo II creator David Brevik promises multiplayer ‘very soon’ for ARPG It Lurks Below

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It Lurks Below, the current solo project of Diablo II and Marvel Heroes mastermind David Brevik, has seen a lot of improvement since its...

Perfect Ten: 10 notable MMO developers that shut their doors

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When En Masse Entertainment announced that it would be closing its doors this fall, we here at Massively OP came to the realization that...
Bring out your something.

Massively Overthinking: Are isometric MMOs more or less immersive than 3-D?

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I was chit-chatting with MOP reader (and prolific tipster!) Panagiotis the other day about Ultima Online's big news when he hit on a topic...

The Soapbox: The joys of MMO collecting

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I’ve often sat and pondered exactly what it is that I enjoy about the MMO experience. After all, being educated about your own likes...

The Soapbox: Feeling the loss of an MMO community

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Back in 2012, I was almost a year deep into Lord of the Rings Online and enjoying my time both in the game and...

Champions Online and David Brevik pay their respects to Chadwick Boseman

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You've no doubt seen the tragic news that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passed away on Friday at the age of 43 due to...
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...

The Game Archaeologist: Flagship’s Mythos

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Whenever the topic of Flagship Studios comes up, usually it's in conjunction with Hellgate: London. And while Hellgate certainly was a huge and ultimately...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has benefited the most from cross-promotion?

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One of the great advantages of making an MMO in an established IP is that there are all sorts of opportunities to draw in...
Ms. Not-Appearing-In-This-List.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs I was very wrong about

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Here's a not-actually-very-secret bit of honesty about the industry that I have been working in for about a decade now: I am not actually...

Marvel Heroes would’ve been seven years old today if Gazillion hadn’t imploded

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It may not have been a traditional MMORPG, but it's safe to say that Marvel Heroes was a pet favorite here among the Massively...

Former Diablo and Marvel Heroes boss David Brevik announces Skystone, a new game publishing house

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David Brevik has been a fan-favorite in the online gaming world for years. Though probably best known for his founding role on the Diablo...

The Daily Grind: What dead MMOs are you missing while under quarantine?

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MOP reader Tyler wrote us a few weeks ago, pining for lost games during this time when so many people are under pandemic lockdown. "I...

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