City of Heroes just doesn't seem to want to die quietly in a corner as instructed. This week, sources speaking under condition of anonymity leaked what they claimed were Paragon Studios' pre-shutdown financials, provoking a rare response and denial from the normally tight-lipped NCsoft. Undaunted if not entirely united, fans are proceeding with not one but two City of Heroes-inspired spin-off MMOs: The Phoenix Project and Heroes and Villains.
Super-jump past the break for a look at the rest of this week's top MMO stories.
|ArenaNet bans Guild Wars 2 exploiters in nefarious snowflake incident|
|Hopes for the new year in Guild Wars 2|
|Star Wars: The Old Republic confirms same-gender romance|
|Hyperspace Beacon: Larry totally called it!|
|ArcheAge open beta vids detail dungeon, trade market, and more|
|ArcheAge's Korean OBT features lengthy queues, intro cinematic released|
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
|WoW Insider is still hiring; deadline is January 8th|
|WoW patch 5.2 features new spell effects|
|PvP on the PTR and predictions for 2013|
|Bashiok returns to the WoW team|