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The former studio behind City of Heroes.

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City of Titans talks about how Momentum and Reserves mechanics change the face of combat

There are two systems being developed for City of Titans that kind of work hand-in-hand with one another, at least in a sense...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 233: What WoW Classic slouches toward Bethlehem?

Justin and Bree discuss WoW and WoW Classic, LOTRO, Square Enix, Aion, DCUO, and Legends of Aria, with adventures in Chronicles of Spellborn, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on newbie onboarding and MMO end-of-life strategy.

First impressions of DC Universe Online – on the Nintendo Switch

Last week, DC Universe Online became one of the only MMOs on the Nintendo Switch, prompting many gamers to give it a...

City of Heroes’ Homecoming Team finally posted a new beta patch after months of public quiet

Apart from its brief announcement last week, City of Heroes' Homecoming Team has been relatively quiet the past few months. Where once the...
We all live on a ship of heroes

Into the Super-verse: How Ship of Heroes is winning the superhero race

When it came to the explosion of spiritual successors to City of Heroes, there's definitely something to be said about being first on...

City of Heroes’ Homecoming rogue servers have joined the Titan Network/NCsoft negotiations

Exactly one month ago, tangent to our interview with the Homecoming server team that's part now-flourishing City of Heroes rogue server community,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 232: Girl Dwarves rock our world

Justin and Bree discuss WoW, LOTRO, DDO, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Skyforge, City of Heroes, SWG Legends, and Marvel Heroes.

Choose My Adventure: I may have fallen out of love with City of Heroes

I have to admit something, to everyone reading this and to myself. I’m not sure I missed City of Heroes as much as...

One Shots: Indulging in nostalgia

When an MMORPG recedes into the rearview mirror of life, all you are left with are memories, music... and screenshots. It's amazing how a...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Why people create alts in MMOs

I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV. This is absurd for two reasons. First, the statement makes it clear that I have alternate...

The Stream Team: Playing some Praetoria in City of Heroes

What do you do when your bank heist dreams didn't pan out? Why not go rogue? Massively OP's team is heading back in to...

Choose My Adventure: Help, the Going Rogue story of City of Heroes has a hold of me

The thing about being a superhero that almost nobody tells you is that there are personal stories involved. Sure, the big picture is what...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG zones of all time

I once heard it said that a popular studio - I think it was Blizzard - made it a point of asking prospective developers...

Perfect Ten: Great MMOs that will run just fine on your old computer

The other day a friend was telling me that he used to play EverQuest Online Adventures very regularly back in the day, but...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 230: A tale of geeks and gamers (and the Legends of Aria interview)

Justin and Bree are joined by Legends of Aria's Derek Brinkmann for a deep-dive into the launch patch, plus we discuss Villagers & Heroes, SWTOR, Neverwinter, DCUO, and WoW, with a mailbag topic about City of Heroes' spiritual successors.

Choose My Adventure: Breaking through the obstacles of Going Rogue in City of Heroes

"Traveling the realms is no task for the meek. The underprepared. The easily overwhelmed. The challenges you face and the hardships you have to...

The Daily Grind: Are there any MMO zones that you absolutely hate to leave?

Last week, in the comments of Tyler's Soapbox about Lord of the Rings MMOs, a few commenters were discussing LOTRO's version of...

Into the Super-verse: A possible glimpse into City of Heroes 2

In 2010, popular video game network MTV noted that NCsoft had filed an interesting trademark for a possible City of Heroes 2....

The Daily Grind: Have you ever forgotten about an MMO character you played?

MOP's Tyler dropped an amusing remark in our work chat a while back about forgetting stuff in MMOs - in his case, an MMO...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: How Final Fantasy XI shaped my MMO preferences forever

Your first experience with something has an outsized importance. This feels like one of those statements people really want to argue with sometimes but...

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