A Defense of Aquaman—From the Voice of Aquaman

I heard from many of you after this lip-curling, anti-Atlantean tract » 2/26/13 3:30pm 2/26/13 3:30pm last week, in which I explained my soft bigotry of no expectations of Aquaman. Your complaints were printed out, read and thrown into my fireplace to warm my home. Then I took a phone call. From the voice of Aquaman.

"Home Turf" for DC Universe Online Lets You Build Your Own Super Hideout

It's been a good long while since I last logged into DC Universe Online. I forget where I left my villain—he's probably standing in the rafters at Club L'Excellence. Home Turf, however, a DLC expansion SOE announced yesterday with this video, might get me to return. And the good news is that, despite what that trailer … » 1/24/13 11:00am 1/24/13 11:00am

The Two Superhero MMOs Not Facing Imminent Death Are Doing Just Fine

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. » 9/18/12 9:30pm 9/18/12 9:30pm

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There's Nothing to Steal: Why Everyone Hates the Free-to-Play Switch

I'm not proud of it, of course, but I've profiled others according to skin color. You see, glowing, primary color skin on a character in D.C. Universe Online » 8/03/12 8:30pm 8/03/12 8:30pm is a sure sign of a free-to-play player, especially if they're low level. It indicates they really didn't give a shit what they looked like when they rolled,…

DC Universe Online's Battle for Earth Begins March 13

Brainiac is going down, but he's not going down without a fight. Players looking to help serve the metal menace his final comeuppance should hit up DC Universe Online on the PlayStation 3 or PC March 13, when The Battle for Earth expansion goes live. » 3/02/12 8:30am 3/02/12 8:30am

Is Nothing Kotaku's Game of the Year?

This may sound off-key coming from the guy who nominated the 12th edition of annual sports franchise for overall GOTY last year. But I'm inclined to say "None of the above," this year. I prefer for these honors to truly mean the game, at minimum, was the best at what it did. This year's big games, nearly all of them… » 12/28/11 10:00am 12/28/11 10:00am

What Difference Did Going Free-to-Play Make for DC Universe Online?

We know that DC Universe Online's recent switch from subscription-based MMO to free-to-play added one million subscribers to the game in one week, but what does one million free players mean to the bottom line? How's a 700 percent increase in daily revenue, for starters? » 11/21/11 4:20pm 11/21/11 4:20pm

See Barry Allen Become The Flash in DC Universe Online's Next Extension

Tour Central City, the home turf of The Flash, and go back in time to the moment Barry Allen became the Scarlet Speedster with "Lightning Strikes," the second downloadable content extension for DC Universe Online. The package also delivers new Electricity Powers, the game's eighth power set, for your character… » 11/17/11 7:30pm 11/17/11 7:30pm