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While there are some exceptions, the majority of MMOs present the player with a clear and defined long-game task; the advancement of levels through the acquisition of experience points. It is a time-honoured tradition stretching right the way back to EverQuest and beyond. The journey from brand new...

May 7th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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There's a new set of massively multiplayer hands on the wheel at Cryptic Studios, as the developer has announced the appointment of MMORPG industry vet John Needham as the company's new CEO. For those playing catch up, Cryptic, which is known for its infatuation with superheroes, developed the popu...

June 3rd 2008 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Independent developer Cryptic Studios has announced the sale of its intellectual and proprietary rights to super-powered MMO duo, City of Heroes and City of Villains. NCSoft, having acted as publisher for both franchises, will be taking ownership and will further license Cryptic's technology for fu...

November 6th 2007 at 6:25pm 0 Comments
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Today's video pick shows the new inventions system in City of Heroes. This overview explains how players can create superpowers that are new to the game, as part of the recent update. Are you still playing City of Heroes or City of Villains? What do you think of the new system?See the video after th...

May 18th 2007 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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For it's ninth "Breakthrough" City of Heroes update (also compatible with City of Villains), NCsoft has introduced the 'Invention System,' whereby tinkering types can create new items out of in-game resources. Enhancements, costume pieces, new powers, and gadgets are possible to produce. And if anyo...

January 24th 2007 at 10:47pm 0 Comments
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Recently IGN released some news regarding City of Heroes and City of Villains creator, Cryptic. They have announced they are looking for programmers and artists for new PC titles and consoles. The MMO-related jobs open include Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, and Associate Producer. The rest are list...

July 27th 2006 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Perhaps fueled by the disappointing performance of Auto Assault and other MMOs under NCsoft's control, the company has confirmed that they have indeed made a round of cuts to their Austin office -- 70 employees have been pink slipped. According to a statement on the company's Lineage II boards:"NCso...

June 24th 2006 at 6:35pm 0 Comments
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Do you play City of Heroes, want the City of Villains expansion pack, an HDTV, and an iPod nano? Man is this your lucky day, just surrender all self respect, enter this contest and you could win all three of those, as well as Tivo Series2 DVR's or iPod nanos for the runner-ups.The rules below:Before...

September 21st 2005 at 8:06pm 0 Comments