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DC Universe Online is going live with its most Metal update today

Yes, today is the day when DC Universe Online truly goes metal. Not because the update brings with it new headbanging mechanics and a...

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...

Into the Super-verse: Getting to know City of Heroes all over again

It has been well over a decade since I played City of Heroes with any regularity, and yet when I saw that familiar...

Into the Super-verse: Six things that made Marvel Heroes great

With all of the City of Heroes revival talk lately, our office chat turned in the direction of other MMOs we'd love to...

Heroes and Villains works on crafting story, villain content, and sewers

It has been some time since we last checked in with Heroes and Villains, perhaps the most overlooked of all of the
It doesn't stop.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that let you feel superheroic

So, hey, Captain Marvel is out now! And I'm writing this before having actually seen it, so I can't say word one about whether...

Perfect Ten: Totally rad ’80s cartoons that would make bodacious MMORPGs

In another reality where our passion for MMORPGs is matched only by the power of nostalgia for the greatest era of cartoons, we would...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Villains, enhancement diversification, and Going Rogue

It's always easy to look back at the making of City of Heroes and its first year with a memory tinted...

The Game Archaeologist: Digging up the history of City of Heroes

For the longest time in the early 2000s, MMORPGs scared me off. They looked too obtuse, too grindy, too ugly, and too unapproachable for...

E3 2018: ‘Fallout 76 is entirely online’

You've seen the teaser. You've heard the rumors. You've watched the E3 trailer. And now it's time to find out, exactly,...

DCUO plans July Teen Titans episode, August Augment system to replace R&D mods

DC Universe Online has its summer all mapped out, and it's a doozy. Daybreak is leaping into the Teen Titans lore this...

Ship of Heroes delves into space magic

Magic in space? Ship of Heroes is determined to make it work. The superhero MMORPG announced today that it will be including a magical...

Leaderboard: Which of the City of Heroes spiritual successors are you looking forward to?

A few years ago, we counted basically three City of Heroes successor games, all made by indie studios. In 2017, we still have...
I FEEL PRE

Destiny 2 introduces you to a gallery’s worth of heroes and villains

You know that thing that some inspirational or informative videos do where they throw giant words up on the screen to subtitle every. Single....
I SMOLDER WITH POINTLESS RAGE

Choose My Adventure: Two approaches to whining about DC Universe Online

Dear readers, today I am going to try something different for all of you. And it's predicated on the fact that I'm not just...

One Shots: Man of Tungsten

Look there! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... Mysecretid! Who among us hasn't played a video game at some point and...

DCUO’s summer event is nothing short of an Atlantean civil war

Aquaman might still be dealing with the shameful vestiges of his poor Superfriends cartoon showing in the 1970s, but the underwater superhero is getting...
I'll be dead soon

Massively Overthinking: Being Uncle Owen in MMORPGs

Ever since the tone-deaf SOE proclamation that nobody wanted to play Uncle Owen in an MMORPG, contrary me has consciously fought that very...

Heroes and Villains explains its goals for seamless zoning

Heroes and Villains was one chunk of the original trifecta of superhero MMORPGs that sprang from the grave of City of Heroes,...

Valiance Online clarifies alpha and Steam launch plans

Back in October, Valiance Online announced that it was superjumping onward from pre-alpha to alpha and revealed that it'll use a free-to-play...

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