One Shots: City of who?

One Shots - City of Heroes

Massively reader Torch Light has a theory that someone at Paragon Studios is a Doctor Who fan, and I think he might be right -- and not just because the game boasts a Time Manipulation power set. Torch Light sent in today's featured image from City of Heroes' VIP testing servers along with this explanation:

The beta for Issue 23 of CoH has just gone live with a new parallel world of spookiness. While exploring around, I saw a familiar (yet strangely colored) police box. Looks like Paragon called in an expert to help fix those wibbly wobbly timey wimey problems.

The image isn't bigger on the inside, but it is after the cut alongside two more reader pics!

City of Heroes

Alas, I can't make the "who's hungry for some decomposing Boba Fett" joke I wanted to since it doesn't fit the Star Wars: The Old Republic timeline, but you have to admit that this screenshot of reader Urzen's guild "vacation" on Tatooine is actually lovely in a painterly gaping-maw-of-evil sort of way:


Last but not least, reader MagnetHead (awesome name) delivered this shot from Spiral Knights, perhaps having figured out that I'm a sucker for weird and itty-bitty games that we don't get to feature often (hint hint). He tells us that the image was taken in the first tier of the Clockworks. Why is the game worthy? "The amazing background," he says. "It has amazing colours and backdrops ranging from huge clockwork cities to oceans of lava and cloudscapes."

Spiral Knights

As always, keep those screenshots coming. We're building up a nice stock of some gorgeous pics for future editions!

Want to be featured in a future edition of One Shots? Send your favorite MMO screenshots to, and don't forget to include your name, the name of the game, and a description of the scene. Large, colorful, UI-free shots that tell a story and really show off the game make for the best images. Look ma, we brought back One Shots!