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If you are perusing this column, chances are you are a fan of virtual worlds and the sandbox genre. Join the club! (Dues will be due on the third Tuesday.) The aspect that compels many aficionados to delve into a game is the ability to make an impact on the world in some small respect instead of ma...

January 6th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're looking forward to the upcoming City of Heroes player gathering in California, you're in luck. The team at Paragon Studios has just revealed the schedule for the event, along with the special costume for those who attend. And the latter should certainly prove attractive as a chance for...

October 19th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Ever since the conversion was announced, City of Heroes players have been looking for new information on the Paragon Rewards program launching with City of Heroes Freedom. The update promises more rewards for players who have been with the game for a while, whether they've remained loyal subscrib...

July 22nd 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Although I've migrated on to different superhero pastures, City of Villains holds many of my fondest memories, including today's episode of One Shots. The strangest thing about this particular screen is that I am not in the screenshot at all; instead, this almost looks like promotional art for th...

July 21st 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Paragon Studios has announced that the next City of Heroes account reactivation week has been pushed back. While the event was originally planned to begin today, May 3rd, undisclosed circumstances have delayed it until Tuesday, May 10th. At that time, all players with accounts that are inacti...

May 3rd 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Back when Going Rogue was first released, I made a point that I wasn't going into detail on the alignment and tip system. As I saw it at the time, there were two major reasons not to go whole-hog into it, the first being that I was already writing an entire novel on the expansion, and the second be...

September 15th 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Are you all ready to Hulk out for some free stuff? Well, actually, I guess you're not ready to Hulk out, as Hulk is more of a science type of hero... You'd be more like Wolverine, or Gambit, but those names aren't as catchy to say in a sentence such as the first one. But, hey, let's go with it. Ar...

June 24th 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The time of Going Rogue draws very close for City of Heroes players, and we've still only scratched the surface of what there is to know. It's always a tense time when you're getting close to a new expansion, especially one that's rewriting some of the most fundamental rules about the game. While t...

June 1st 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Community can be a funny thing. We pick the community we're in -- in this case, City of Heroes -- but we don't pick any of the other members. Sometimes they're all really stand-out folks, and sometimes... well, sometimes your choices are between Flower Power, Slug-fest, and Hammer Time. Lucky for u...

May 19th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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This week's listening, if you by some chance didn't catch it, will be from the inimitable Mr. Jonathan Coulton. Not because the song is all that thematically appropriate (I did not leave a note on War Witch's desk, for starters), but because it's Jonathan Coulton. And it offsets the tone of this ar...

May 12th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments