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Posted: Oct 7th 2011 11:00PM Space Cobra said

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Word of warning :

Although it IS labelled "Golden Age" on Champ's don't be fooled. Jef exclaims the basics, but it is really costumes inspired by the '90s era of comics, particularly Liefeld and Lee.

This is a bit of "fail" with me, since the 90's were something else; not sure what, maybe the Twinkie Age or the Tin Age. ;P

Posted: Oct 7th 2011 11:43PM aurickle said

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@Space Cobra
Actually, the article is in error. This is not a glimpse of the "Golden Age" costume set. That set has apparently recently been released. This is a glimpse of the "90's Heroes" costume set. It says so in the upper right corner of the picture.

Space Cobra's right about the style. Jef got that part wrong.
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Posted: Oct 8th 2011 12:26AM psycros said

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@Space Cobra : The Foil Age :)

(Be sure to get all 5 super limited-edition embossed alternate cover versions of this post!)
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Posted: Oct 8th 2011 12:20PM Irem said

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@psycros
I was just struck with a wave of nostalgia so intense that my clothing spontaneously grew a number of useless pouches.
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Posted: Oct 8th 2011 12:24AM psycros said

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For a minute I thought it was Cryptic being really funny, but sadly, just a writing screw-up. The lack of a self-correcting punchline should've tipped me off :p

Posted: Oct 8th 2011 1:10AM (Unverified) said

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the new pvp arenas are the real story...

Posted: Oct 8th 2011 1:57AM Chiren said

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It shouldn't be news if its just new stuff added to their item shop.

It should only be newsworthy if its something they added to the base game that their subscribing customers can access without having to pay extra.

Posted: Oct 8th 2011 2:56AM Utakata said

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@Chiren

This is a good point. Because really when they do that, Massively is advertising the game's cash shop on behalf of that company. Where it should be up to the gaming company to do that themselves. Such as paying Joystick to advertise in the properly designated add spots for example.
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Posted: Oct 8th 2011 9:26AM aurickle said

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@Chiren
Um, from what I can see by reading the article, 95% of what's being talked about here has nothing to do with the cash shop. The part about the costumes was presented as a "by the way," type thing.
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Posted: Oct 8th 2011 11:39AM Furdinand said

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@Chiren Technically, all of this could be considered advertising. What's the difference between talking about new items in a cash shop versus talking about an MMO's next paid expansion?
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Posted: Oct 8th 2011 9:33PM Utakata said

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@aurickle

Though this maybe true, it should be noted there has been numerous times where Massively reported on new items in CO that where found only to be available on the C-store. So if we get overly "Uh-huh, we've heard that before," about anything new announced from Cryptic, you should understand why. But also to add, that's not the only super hero game Massively has done that with. And it gets annoying.
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Posted: Oct 9th 2011 9:39PM syberghost said

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@Chiren the subscribers CAN access it without paying extra, since they get a stipend.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2011 6:46PM Chiren said

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@syberghost

That's like saying your health care is free because they are deducting it from your paycheck.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2011 9:55PM syberghost said

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@Chiren so, if they took away the stipend and let you have the content without spending the points for it, that would be different in some way?

You can get the content without paying extra. That's a fact. Horrible analogies won't change it.
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Posted: Oct 25th 2011 3:33PM Azikiwe said

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@Chiren
I'd sorta disagree, one of the reasons I started following Massively was, with all these F2P MMOs, I could get news of interesting updates to games I play all in one place. I'm always looking forward to Champions Online's new costume releases to see if there's any useful pieces in there.
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Posted: Oct 8th 2011 4:49AM vivianJ said

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Posted: Oct 8th 2011 8:22AM real65rcncom said

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Reminds me of all that "Youngblood" and "Supreme" comic art. I liked some of that but some was over the top silly.

Posted: Oct 8th 2011 10:19AM SiML said

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The great thing about the Champions-Online enviromental team is that they listen to and regularly communicate with us the playerbase.

They initiate official threads if suggestions mount on a topic or redux improvement that they see potential in, and regularly chat to the players about possibilities.
The costume competition catwalk came from a thread that was discussing both a new pvp stadium and the ren-centre amphitheatre which has inadvertantly become a duelling centre when that was not really intended.
A load of suggestions came forth about that and Tumerboy (lead enviromental dev) then made an official thread to brainstorm about it, and all the forumites poured their creative suggestions forth.

Can you actually believe we have a devoted costume contest area that is themed as televised fashion show with camera-men, theatre foyer, a lit catwalk with lights all around theatre edge, custom backgrounds for different themes of contest, a backstage area, a 5-seat x-factor style seated judge's panel ..... the list goes on and on.
Devoted PvP holo-arena with different enviroments such as Millennium City, Desert, Canada, Monster Island, (possibly) a water-filled Lemuria scene, Vibora Bay, Box Wars (A room filled with every weight of throwable objects), Lava Arena, and a Boxing Ring thats larger than Carlos' Gym in Millennium City.

Look at the thread and then check out the 11 screenshots on the website. Its still beta development with details still being added but it is astonishing stuff!.

Posted: Oct 8th 2011 1:40PM SiML said

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Also: Sorry, I don't understand Jeff.
I don't understand the title here and people who are labelling Josh's latest art as 'Golden Age'. The wording from Brad (art lead) goes:
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HOT ON THE HEELS of our Golden Age costume set release, we wanted to explore some signature styles from other distinct periods in comic book history. This set recalls an era of edgy anti-heroes who went to war with crime fully decked out with weapons, equipment, straps, pouches, and more pouches! Not only does this set perfectly capture that feel, it also answers the call for more universally useful accessories which can be combined in any number of ways.
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Hot on the heels of the 'golden age' set we've already had.
This new art on the 'Power Up' website article is clearly labelled as '90s Heroes set'!.

O.o

Posted: Oct 8th 2011 10:00PM Stormwalker said

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The Golden Age costume pack was released a few weeks ago, and is really nice. This stuff is the "Modern Age" spoof of 90's anti-heroes. It's only concept art at this point.

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