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PAX East 2014: Hands-on with Infinite Crisis

I don't know what Superman's problem is, man. I was expecting my confrontation with Doomsday to be something epic, something horrifying, but instead it turned into a pretty standard affair. Grab him with my enormous telescoping force arm, yank him over, slow him, then put up a shield while I beat...

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Herotopia relaunches today!

"Calling all Superkids!" begins Jagex's press release announcing today's relaunch of its newest MMO Herotopia. The children's superhero game went live again today with a new content update, touting a new Mission System that "[gives] players more than 75 challenging quests to complete and five...

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Dress up in new costumes with Super Hero Squad Online!

Children of all ages (yup, that includes most of the adults out there) have dressed up for Halloween as their favorite super hero. The Super Hero Squad Online from Marvel and Gazillion is giving out new costumes for the kids (and adults) this trick-or-treat season. We all know what the classic...

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Environment and customization spotlighted in new DCUO images

As Sony Online Entertainment continues to reveal images from DC Universe Online, the game environment is emerging as one of the game's standout features. Players have admired the attention to detail in familiar locations, and that's not all. Some fans were a little concerned about available...

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DC Universe Online creators talk about S.T.A.R. Labs and game storylines

Comic-Con International is underway in San Diego, and we're already hearing some news about the superhero MMO genre. The latest info about DC Universe Online comes from a Wired article by Frank Rose which focuses on S.T.A.R. Labs, the futuristic glass and steel location familiar to anyone who grew...

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DC Universe Online showcases Solomon Grundy

Sony Online Entertainment has released some screenshots of their latest super villain for DC Universe Online, Solomon Grundy, a DC character that first appeared in print back in 1944. In the comics Grundy started life as a wealthy merchant named Cyrus Gold who was murdered in the late 19th century...

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Marvel Comics to share writers and artists with Gazillion for MMO

We were disappointed back in 2008 when we learned that the Marvel MMO project was being shuttered. But, roughly a year after the bad news broke, Gazillion Entertainment announced that they're working on a Marvel Comics MMO. Two, in fact. While a number of comics fans who play MMOs are excited about...

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Champions Online dev Randy Mosiondz on storytelling and gameplay

Writing for Examiner.com, Daniel Nations recently interviewed Champions Online lead designer Randy Mosiondz about the balancing act between providing guided gameplay and exploration. The interview also touches upon Champions Online's gameplay across different environments. Namely, Mosiondz explains...

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Cryptic Studios profiles Champions Online artist Brad Stokan

Cryptic Studios has been running a "Meet the Team" series of profiles of their developers working on Champions Online. The latest Q&A is with Brad Stokan, the Lead Character Artist for Champions Online. He discusses what he does at Cryptic Studios and what led him to the industry in the first...

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DC Universe Online and its appeal to female gamers

The days when comic books and video games were predominantly male pastimes are thankfully fading into memory, and the growing number of women gamers in the MMO space drives this point home. But are these games "female-friendly?" According to MTV Multiplayer, we may see Sony Online Entertainment...

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