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There's more to the lore of Champions Online's Blood Moon

There's much to be discovered in the lore of Champions Online's Blood Moon. For instance, players will have the opportunity to do battle with zombie versions of 13 of the greatest heroes to have fallen in the Battle of Detroit. After defeating these undead abominations, it will then be time to...

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Champions Online dev diary by comic book writer John Layman

The next major superhero MMO to be released will be Champions Online, based off of the pen-and-paper RPG system and in development at Cryptic Studios, slated to be released in mid-July 2009. To add even more superhero cred to the game, Cryptic has hired writers well-versed in the comics industry...

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Vehicles, 200 weapons and hospitalized writers in Champions Online

All right, so maybe the 200 mundane weapons available in Champions Online won't fit into a vehicle -- but it makes for some startling imagery. Unfortunately, according to the panel which took place last weekend at the New York Comic-con, Champions Online is unlikely to launch with drivable wheels...

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New Champions Online gameplay video, screens and writer interview surface

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy It looks like Champions Online is surfacing in some new places with a new gameplay video up on MSNBC and an interview with John Layman, the game's writer, up on Comic Book Resources. The video isn't in the best resolution,...

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PAX08: Talking with Champions Online's content lead, Zeke Sparkes

After speaking with John Layman at PAX08, our second Champions Online interview was with content lead Zeke Sparkes. We talked sound effects, travel powers, character creation, controls and zone creation among other things. In fact, we actually got a short period of hands-on time with the game...

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PAX08: Interviewing Champion Online's writer, John Layman

Amidst the rather large -- but also surprisingly polite -- crowd surrounding the Cryptic Studios booth, we were able to talk with the writer for Champions Online, John Layman. Discussions revolved around the breadth and depth of content within the game's zones and the possibilities of space-based...

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Champions Online devs holding meet-and-greet at Comic Con

July is a good time of year to be nerd. E3, though not quite the spectacle it used to be, still carries in its wake loads of exciting news for fanboys in the know. It's followed a week later by the comic convention to end all comic conventions -- the San Diego Comic Con. While we were a bit...

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Champions Online writer nominated for award

We knew this guy was awesome, so it's nice to see him in the running for an award. What award is John Layman -- writer for Cryptic Studio's upcoming Champions Online -- being nominated for, you ask? None other than the Harvey award for his work on Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen No. 1 -- that's...

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Cryptic has something to ask you

You probably already know that Cryptic Studios plans on coming to Gencon Indy and PAX this year. What you may not know is that Cryptic would like you all to tell them what you want to see. What team members do you want to meet? What panels do you want them to attend and discuss? All of your...

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Champions Online's newest villain is Menton

A brand new villain has been revealed on the Champions Online website. His name is Menton and he's the most powerful human psionic alive. He harbors a massive contempt for humanity and considers everyone else -- even the supremely powerful Doctor Destroyer -- to be stupid in comparison. There's a...

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