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Marvel Heroes introduces Mr. Fantastic and a boost weekend

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Because what could be more awesome than stretching, I guess?  Reed Richards is kind of a jerk.
He's the leader of the first super team in the Marvel Universe, he's a brilliant scientist, and he has perhaps the most egotistical name in the entire franchise. He's Mr. Fantastic, and he's now available in Marvel Heroes for players to enjoy. Launching with two costumes, Richards has access to all of his usual tricks, including forming giant fists, stretching to insane lengths as a travel method, and presumably blasting his friends and family members with untested inventions just to see what happens.

If you can't wait to get your (normal human-sized) hands on the FF's leader, you'll be well served by the bonus event running this weekend. All players will receive a 100% bonus to experience, SIF, and RIF gained during the weekend. Players will also have access to A.R.M.O.R. Research Drives, which can be turned in to Jocasta for A.R.M.O.R. Bounty Boxes as well as rewards from the previous bounty event. No better time to get stretching, in other words.

Marvel Heroes has great plans for you this Fourth of July weekend

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Do you have a few days off this weekend for superhero action? Marvel Heroes has a trio of events lined up for players this weekend who have an abundance of time on their hands.

The main event this weekend is a "Red, White, and Loot" boost to rotating game modes. Marvel Heroes will increase loot drops between four game modes depending on the time of day. There will also be BBQ-themed drops all over the game (because HULK LOVE HOT DOG!) and an extended Soccer Showdown event that neatly coincides with the World Cup.

Marvel Heroes' super first year

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A super first year for Marvel Heroes
In a game focused on super heroes with super powers facing super villains, you wouldn't expect a birthday bash to be just ordinary, would you? Of course not; it should be super! Gazillion agreed: Marvel Heroes just wrapped up its mega month-long first anniversary celebration this past weekend. From multiple buy-one-get-one-free offers to plentiful buffs and boosts to 365 birthday gifts for each player, the event was filled with festivities fit to bear the "super" moniker.

The celebration itself capped off a year of growth and expansion for the action RPG; the Marvel Heroes of today is not the Marvel Heroes that players logged into back in June of 2013. Even before the big release of Marvel Heroes 2015, which kicked off the anniversary festivities on June 4th, the game had already evolved quite a bit. How has it changed over the last 12 months? Let's take a hop, skip, and super leap down memory lane for a look.

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The Stream Team: Talking Marvel Heroes 2015 with David Brevik

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Want to hear about Marvel Heroes 2015 right from the source? Massively's MJ has a direct line open with CEO David Brevik to talk all about the action RPG's latest update and upcoming plans. Maybe he'll even spill which heroes players can expect to see in the future! Rumor has it there will be code giveaways as well, so join us live at 1:00 p.m. EDT to revel in super hero adventures, talk about your favorite Marvel experiences, ask any burning questions, and maybe even get free stuff!

Game: Marvel Heroes
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Monday, June 30th, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT

Enjoy our Stream Team video below.

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Marvel Heroes' Brevik thanks community, touts anniversary infographic

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Marvel Heroes creator David Brevik has published a thank-you post to gamers who have made the superheroic online ARPG a success over its first year. He lauds the game's community for its unflagging support, and he also lists quite a number of improvements made over the past 12 months as well as a list of very recent and upcoming tweaks.

Oh yeah, and there's one of those spiffy infographics, too! Click past the cut to have a look.

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Silver Surfer hangs ten into Marvel Heroes

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Is more than one color for a superhero costume maddening to your sensibilities? Do you look at caped crusaders and wonder, "If only they used beach sports equipment for physics-defying purposes?" Are you the sole die-hard fan of the second Fantastic Four movie? Then today, my friend, is your day.

Marvel Heroes has added the Silver Surfer to its in-game hero roster. The Surfer is an alien who used to work for the planet-eating Galactus but has since defected to the forces of good. The new hero has two costume options, including the Savage set, and is available to purchase either with money or Eternity Splinters.

Not So Massively: Destiny, Star Citizen, and Elite at E3

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Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs.

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The Stream Team: Soaring through the story in Marvel Heroes and sharing costume codes

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Have you been in and experienced Marvel Heroes' big 2015 anniversary update? Massively's MJ suffered superhero withdrawals while at E3 2014 and cannot wait to get back to MH and its sweet, sweet loot. She might even have room in her inventory for it! OK, let's not get too crazy. This round, MJ will continue with more story missions on either Storm or Psylocke and take viewer votes on which hero to highlight next. Join us live at 4:00 p.m. EDT to champion for your favorite champion and for a chance at a random costume box!

Game: Marvel Heroes
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Monday, June 16th, 2014
Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT

Enjoy our Stream Team video below.

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Marvel Heroes is adding dual specs

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If superheroes have dual identities, why not player characters? Marvel Heroes is leaning this way, which is why Gazillion is working on a dual spec feature for the game.

"We have dual spec coming sometime in the next eight weeks [or] so," the devs posted on the forum. "The current plan is to offer everyone a free second spec that they can use for PVP or anything else (raiding, solo, groups, different builds, etc). Currently the UI for it is being designed, then we'll get the back end server systems set up for it and put it on test center."

Marvel Heroes begins Mac open beta

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The Mac open beta for Marvel Heroes started yesterday, welcoming a new community of wanna-be superheroes into the fold.

The open beta includes all of the content that PC players get, including the recent Battle of Muspelheim raid. Gazillion is selling two special packages to go with the beta that include heroes and costumes. The packs are available for purchase by both PC and Mac players.

Currently, Marvel Heroes is celebrating its first anniversary with a month-long in-game celebration.

Marvel Heroes celebrates its first anniversary

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Marvel Heroes turns one year old today and it's throwing itself a fabulous birthday party. Don't worry: You're all invited as well.

Gazillion is handing out an anniversary gift per day per account for players level 30 or higher who log in and talk to a special NPC. In addition, the team has toggled the server to boost XP, RIF, SIF, and cosmic chest rewards by 50%.

Marvel Heroes has big plans coming up later this month, including achievements, login rewards, the Silver Surfer, and a special surprise.

The Stream Team: Celebrating Marvel Heroes' anniversary with a dev and gifts

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Marvel Heroes is celebrating its anniversary this week, and Massively's MJ is inviting you to the party. Also attending is Ryan Collins (AKA Ryolnir), a font of knowledge for all things Marvel Heroes and the game's community manager. And what's a party without gifts? We'll have special codes available! Got questions about the upcoming Marvel Heroes 2015 or the Mac beta? Come get answers as well as gifts. Join us live at 4:00 p.m. EDT to enjoy some superhero action and maybe walk away with a special something just for coming.

Game: Marvel Heroes
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT

Enjoy our Stream Team video below.

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Marvel Heroes celebrates Mac open beta, releases Surtur trailer

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Marvel Heroes is celebrating the upcoming Mac open beta with two new content packs: the Mini and Pro Pack.

The Mini Pack includes four heroes, eight costumes, five iBoosts, and four of each Fortune Card. The Pro Pack includes eight heroes, exclusive Iron Man Armor, 21 costumes, two team-ups, 15 iBoosts, pet mini Dragon Man, six of each Fortune Card, the Mac Pro Founder forum title, and Iron Man Guardians of the Galaxy White Variant avatar.

These packs will be available to both PC and Mac players. The advance and exclusive content will be available at a later unannounced date. Gazillion says that the Mac open beta is coming "very soon." Gazillion has also launched a new Surtur trailer that previews content coming later this month! View it after the break.

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The Stream Team: Starting out as Psylocke in Marvel Heroes

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When it comes to Marvel Heroes, gamers definitely have a variety of superheroes to play. And just yesterday a telekinetic ninja joined the roster. That's right, Psylocke is now available! Although still a big fan of Storm, Massively's MJ is going to be giving Psylocke's powers a spin (and most likely destroying as many things as possible!). Come check out this newest hero and get a little gift as well. Join us live at 12:00 p.m. and take advantage of a special code that is available to all Massively viewers.

Game: Marvel Heroes
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. EDT

Enjoy our Stream Team video below.

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Sentinel siege going on right now in Marvel Heroes

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Siege of the Sentinels is happening now in Marvel Heroes! The towering baddies are spawning randomly throughout Gazillion's action RPG, and they'll be doing so through next week's patch. After you take a few down, you can bring looted Sentinel Parts to Hank Pym and you'll eventually be able to craft a couple of new items, according to Gazillion's announcement blurb.

The devs have also buffed up X-Mansion loot and released Psylocke as a playable hero available in the game's cash shop. If you don't want to pony up for Psylocke or grind shards to unlock her, you can watch Massively's MJ stream her live on May 24th at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

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