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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 3:34PM wjowski said

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I'll take 'Promising The Moon' for 1,000.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 3:41PM (Unverified) said

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What is "cut content", Alex?
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 5:17PM Its Utakata stupid said

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*Bzzzt!*

What is Realtime Worlds, Alex?
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 3:39PM pcgneurotic said

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If Geoff Johns is that tight with the developers, this game is going to deliver big-time. Plus: Lanternsssssss!!

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 9:00PM Lilpwny said

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Enough hype already!!! Send me my beta code pl0x.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 3:59PM PsiLAN said

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Same problem as any marvel franchise, you play in an stablished world. No matter what you do, the dammed trinity will always save the day... or any of their superfriends.
In those games you're always a secondary, not a true hero :(

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 4:26PM Misanthrope said

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Is that any different to Defender or Statesman in the established superhero games, though?
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 5:05PM wjowski said

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Don't know about Champions but in CoX you get to beat the shit out of both Statesman and Recluse, respectively.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 6:01PM pcgneurotic said

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DC. But I see your point. ;)
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 4:23PM CCon99 said

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Didn't Chris Cao also promise the ultimate Star Wars Experience a week before SWG introduced the NGE?

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 4:35PM mandarin said

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We'll see. Lets see some gameplay videos first. I prefer that over hyped-up interviews about how different this game is from the rest crap.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 4:39PM PsiLAN said

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Sure it is.
In CO tutorial you not only help him, but defeat the enemies when he goes down.
Defender is not Iron Man, he's an insecure person and you are the main character in all stories. You got your own nemesis, etc...

Even in CoX maybe some huge personalities, but Statesman will never cast the same shadow as Superman, so you can be the hero.

In long time franchises you are just the new guy, end even if the game lets you do some real good heroic actions everyone knows that status quo will remain the same. They are Batman and Green Lantern after all... they are pop culture icons, you can never even thought to be their equal.

Other games just avoid this kind of frustration. For example Star Wars got true 20th century icons, but the universe is so huge that you can be your own hero in your very own planet and be the one that marks the diference.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 4:52PM (Unverified) said

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Betacake now!

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 4:53PM DevilSei said

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Well, not like there's much competition anyways.
Other games in the Super Hero genre?
CoH/V: About the only good one out there.

CO: Screwed the pooch. Seriously... thats what happened to the Taco Bell dog, and why we haven't seen him/her in a looooong while...

Super Hero Squad: Yaaaaaay... child mmo based off bad child series (where all shared the same body type, even female) most likely made to sell bad child toys from McDonalds...

Yeah... all ya got to beat is CoH, and if you have a non-instanced world full of "quest maps" that repeat the last 50 ones, then you have it beat.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 4:54PM Sam not Spam said

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I do believe that DCUO, if it does well, will kill Champions Online if CO doesn't really step things up. And I hope they do - having three very different games in the same genre competing against each other sounds like a whole lot of WIN to me! :)

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 5:29PM Cromica said

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Well It wont be hard to be the best in the superhero gene considering the compitition it has, but being a fun game over all is totaly different and I just don't see it hapening.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 6:18PM (Unverified) said

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This game will not be the ultimate superhero experience because Sony's cash shop will ruin the fun unless you pull out your credit card.
Every single cool, awesome and wanted costume piece and other items will be cash shop only items
A game centered on character costume appearance and superpowered items is perfect for SOE to create a cash shop full of goodies that players will have to pay for.
This will be one of those games with a monthly subscription and a cash shop which is more the ultimate experience in getting ripped off.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 6:33PM (Unverified) said

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and where they said this is where?
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 7:43PM (Unverified) said

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Its a Sony game, of course its going to have a cash shop and subscription, just like Everquest 2. Very similar to what champions online does as well, even though you are paying a monthly fee you still dont get access to all the costume sets unless you pay extra.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 10:25PM DevilSei said

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"Every single cool, awesome and wanted costume piece and other items will be cash shop only items"

Sooo... uh... whats the difference? Looking at that line it fits with every other Superhero mmo out as well.
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