As fans gather in a desperate attempt to save the doomed City of Heroes from its announced closure, DC Universe Online unleashes mystical forces with its latest expansion and Dr. Destroyer's army of Destroid robots rises in Champions Online in celebration of the game's third anniversary.
Publisher Atari is "divesting" itself of MMO specialists Cryptic Studios, which it snapped up in 2008. It's trying to sell the creators of Star Trek Online and Champions Online after losing Atari millions. [Atari Results (PDF)]
Bill Roper — one of the forces behind Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo — defected to Cryptic Studios back in 2008 to work on Champions Online and Star Trek. He has recently stated that he's leaving Cryptic, but hasn't given specifics.
Champions Online players will soon have new foes to fight with the introduction of Adventure Packs, regular doses of new story content, kicking off next month with The Serpent Lantern.
Champions Online's Millennium City has been invaded by the Black Harlequin and his giant, murderous mecha-teddy, Clarence for the holidays. We're going to need bigger hugs.
Cryptic Studios puts Champions Online's nemesis feature to good use next week, pitting players against their self-created arch nemesis in a battle to save the universe from inter-dimensional evil in the Nemesis Confrontation event.
The NPD PC charts for September have arrived, bringing with them several new entries amidst the old favorites, with Batman, Champions Online, and Aion slipping into the top 20.
Join us, brave adventurers, as we put four superhero characters through their paces in Cryptic's Champions Online. Fear the trickery of Bullshot! Feel the blades of Becca Danger! Generally look out for Super Crecente!
Jack Emmert, the Cryptic chief creative officer, says Microsoft has a "baffling" issue with MMOs, and it's holding up the console release of Champions Online.
I've been a bit worried about how group roles would work in a game with such flexibility to its character creation, but Cryptic's Bill Roper seems to think that won't be a problem. In fact, he explains that multiple characters which fill the same role will be able to group together better due to the different ways to…
My favorite feature of Cryptic's last superhero game, City of Heroes, was the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound, teleport about the city, or run super-speed past your enemies. The developer takes this concept to the next level in Champions Online, adding exciting new travel powers to the mix to help…
I love videos like this, personally. As much as I enjoy playing the games themselves, I find the stories behind the formation of the companies that create them fascinating. Having a deeper insight into how and why Cryptic Studios formed and the motivation behind the creation of Champions Online might not enhance the…
Cryptic wants you to sign up for the Champions Online newsletter so badly that they're passing out a free in-game pet to everyone who adds their email to the mailing list.