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One Shots: The dark night dashes


Just because you have passing familiarity with Superman and Batman doesn't mean you know jack about the real superheroes who do all of the dirty work while the headliners steal the signal light. For instance, have you met this guy? If you haven't, let reader Russell make your acquaintance.

"This is my Brawling Juggernaut in DC Universe Online, known by many as Orange Crush," Russell begins with aplomb. "Here he is in pursuit of justice, on the way to laying some Crush down on the villains of our great and beloved Gotham City!"

Will Orange Crush arrive in time? Tune in to the rest of this column after the break!

One Shots The dark night rises
What's that on the horizon? Is it a blimp? A specifically shaped cloud? Or a... squid? I guess it's a squid. I'll let reader Trisha explain.

"I started playing TERA right before the switch to free-to-play," she writes, "and no matter what you might think of the half naked avatars, you can not help but be impressed by the scenery. This screenshot was taken on my first flight to Lumbertown, which is one of the lower-level questing hubs. As I was flying over, I happened to notice a weird flying squid thing in the distance. I have yet to encounter one in the wild, and I still am not sure what it actually is."

I'm no scientist, but I'm guessing it's the End of All Humanity, Trisha. Tenticalae terrifyus, to be precise.

One Shots The dark night rises
Mark's back with a photo album full of Star Wars: The Old Republic pictures. I guess he had a great trip around the galaxy while the rest of us were working hard in our cubicles (just kidding; Massively actually operates in a dank pit where we crouch in sullen silence and tap away at laptops perched on piles of refuse). Here's a great shot of Korriban, one of the Empire's starting planets.

One Shots The dark night dashes
What goes bump in the night? If it's not Orange Crush (he can't be everywhere, you know), then chances are that it's probably a werewolf. Sure, you could put a werewolf down with the traditional silver bullet, but reader Nathan has a different method: He likes to vaporize them with shotgun shells.

"This is one of my favorite pictures taken from The Secret World. While investigating a cabin to locate clues on a missing person, I found myself in the headlights and forced to confront the attacker."

ORANGE CRUSH! HOW COULD... oh. Werewolf.

One Shots The dark night dashes
Just to make it clear: If I had to be converted into either a werewolf or vampire, I'd go Team Jacob 100% of the time. Dogs are so much cooler than cats, and at least you can be normal for most of the time. Plus, blood tastes yucky.

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