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Shannon "Poz" Posniewski leaving Champions Online

After stepping into the leadership role for Champions Online and launching the game's conversion into a free-to-play model, Shannon "Poz" Posniewski is waving goodbye to Cryptic Studios, at least for now. In a recent news post, it was announced that Posniewski was heading off to climb Mount...

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Massively Speaking Episode 132: An interview with Champions Online's Poz

Massively Speaking Episode 132 returns this week with Shawn and Rubi dishing out the usual news and views, but there's an added bonus. In the second half of the show, Champions Online Executive Producer Shannon "Poz" Posniewski joins Shawn and CO columnist Patrick Mackey for an interview about...

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Massively interviews Shannon Posniewski about Champions Online's F2P changes

Champions Online has made quite the big change with the recent decision to go free-to-play. We got together with Shannon Posniewski, Executive Producer for CO, and asked quite a few questions about how the F2P changes will impact new, current, and returning players. In addition to these...

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Captain's Log: A glimpse of Cryptic's free-to-play philosophy

Welcome to another edition of Captain's Log, everybody. I hope y'all enjoyed the weekend's festivities, both in-game and real-world. I've only just woken up from my sugar coma to discover a bright new November Thursday, so I guess it's Star Trek Online time! The folks at Cryptic Studios dropped...

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Behind the Mask: The Silver Archetype

In all my time playing Champions Online, never in a million years would I have expected the game to go F2P. Considering just two years ago, Jack Emmert said "microtransactions make me want to go die," I don't think anyone could reasonably anticipate this bold of a financial move. On top of this,...

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Champions Online going F2P

Tweet It's a pretty wild day for fans of Champions Online. In a surprising move, executive producer Shannon Posniewski announced in his most recent State of the Game that Champions will be adopting a free-to-play model. This announcement isn't the only shocker for fans of the superhero MMO....

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Massively interviews Champions Online's Shannon Posniewski

Although it has been quite a while since the last big content update for Champions Online, Cryptic is moving forward with the Demonflame adventure pack slated for release next week. We previewed the adventure earlier this week, but we also snagged an interview with Executive Producer Shannon...

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Champions Online looks back and ahead

After the anniversary earlier this month, it's been fairly quiet within Champions Online. Shannon Posniewski, the game's executive producer, recently sat down to talk a little bit about the game's past and future. It includes some interesting tidbits about the game, such as Posniewski saying that...

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Behind the Mask: Six editions of legacy can't be all bad

Before we get into today's discussion on the merits of Champions Online's lore, I want to do a quick brief on the pet pass and the Demonflame update for those not hounding the forums. Demonflame is a little under a week away on PTS and about two weeks on live; you can get the skinny from Poz here....

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One full year of being a Champion

If you read about Champions Online in its first days, you would not have thought of it as a triple-A title. The game was full of bugs, the community management was not the best, and it just seemed like the devs were intent on shoveling out more broken stuff that barely worked. I think that, in...

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