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Massively in Metropolis: Why your time online trumps game design

We've been exploring the game mechanics and design philosophy of DC Universe Online for the last week. We've talked about superpowers, factions, and questing, among a host of other issues. Today we want to be sure to highlight a fascinating exchange we had with DCUO Creative Director Jens Andersen...

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Massively in Metropolis: How your superpowers are going to work

The big question behind a game about superheroes is pretty blunt. How am I going to feel powerful? How are my powers going to work? If you don't feel superheroic there's been a failure right from the get-go. That's entirely the point behind the development process at SOE Austin, for the DC Univers...

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Massively in Metropolis: Why DCUO is a game worth making

There are so many MMOs out there right now ... why do we need yet another one? And why does the DC Universe need an MMO? What's the point of having a title where you can talk to Batman and Superman? You may have already gotten a taste of the team's rationale in our ongoing look at DC Universe Onli...

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Massively in Metropolis: Paper isn't play

During our lengthy look at SOE Austin's in-development game, we asked a followup question about DC Universe Online's concept of factions. Called causes, we've already outlined for you what we know about them in our discussion of making friends with Superman. Our innocent question, though, netted an ...

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Massively in Metropolis: Making friends with Superman

One of the most compelling elements of DC Universe Online is the opportunity to interact with and fight beside the great heroes of the DC comics. Superman, Batman, and all the rest are going to be important and notable characters in this world, just like yours. The SOE Austin team felt it was impo...

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Massively in Metropolis: DC Universe Online goes beyond questing

As we referenced in our post yesterday about DC Universe Online's concept art, the folks at SOE Austin are looking to change the playing field fairly substantially with their superhero MMO title. In fact, in a number of ways they're looking to re-examine a lot of the basic elements we think of as ...

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Massively in Metropolis: DC Universe Online concept art sneak peek

Batman. Superman. Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter. Black Canary, Oracle, The Question. The world of DC Comics is populated with amazing characters and fantastic stories. The entire four-color experience is coming to fans of the MMO genre in the form of DC Universe Online, a title in...

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