Champions Online

PC, XB360 / RPG / Release: Sep 1, 2009 / ESRB: T

Champions Online Free-to-Play Weekend Celebrates 'Nemesis Confrontation' Event

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 19, 2009 3:08pm PST

Cryptic Studios has announced another in-game event for its superhero-fueled MMO, Champions Online, called 'Nemesis Confrontation.' The event will...

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"Another free weekend? The sales and subscription numbers must be really slipping. I sure as ..."

- TwwIX see all 12 comments

Champions Online Surpasses 1 Million Characters; Free-to-Play Until November 2nd

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 30, 2009 4:22pm PDT

If you're looking for an excuse to slip into some brightly-colored spandex and roam the city streets, Halloween's not your only option this...

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"Press release translation: "We finally acquired 125,000 accounts which each can hold 8 ..."

- madsoups see all 24 comments

Shack PSA: Champions Online Free to Play This Weekend

By Nick Breckon, Oct 26, 2009 12:20pm PDT

Cryptic's superhero MMO Champions Online will be opened to the public this weekend, with the company allowing anyone to create a free account and...

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"I kept waiting for someone to defend this game in the comments. Seriously, I was going to try ..."

- Serrin see all 15 comments

Gone Gold MMO Double Bill: Champions Online, Aion

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 17, 2009 5:02pm PDT

Cryptic Studio's superhero MMO Champions Online and NCSoft's fantasy MMORPG Aion have both gone gold, threatening to crush the social lives of...

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"Dear Champion's Online, I was mildly interested in your game. I was considering purchasing it ..."

- Serrin see all 29 comments

The History of Champions Online, Plus Big Boss Battles

By Nick Breckon, Aug 12, 2009 1:09pm PDT

Well, I'll be: a developer diary that doesn't just list off what weapons the game has. A promotional video that actually offers some interesting anecdotes. A trailer that gives you more than--okay, okay, fine. Here are some big boss battles, first.

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"Hopefully these don't turn into be the lag-fest that Hamidon was. "

- atom519 see all 18 comments

Champions Online Gameplay Trailer Seeks No Ordinary MMO Players

By Nick Breckon, Aug 04, 2009 3:38pm PDT

This new trailer for Champions Online says it's not looking for ordinary heroes, but is there such a thing as an ordinary MMO player? I ask this as someone that has played more than his share. In any case, if you're not sure whether to spend an

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"wait? you mean there are people who are actually going to pay $200.00 for a title? a game that ..."

- Bboygorge see all 27 comments

Champions Online Subscription Offers: Star Trek Online Beta Access, $200 Lifetime Sub

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 04, 2009 9:12am PDT

Cryptic has unveiled two Champions Online subscription offers which grant closed beta access to Star Trek Online, including a lifetime subscription...

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"Bill Roper has his hands in this. I wouldn't risk that amount of money if i were you. "

- TwwIX see all 82 comments

Champions Online Open Beta Limit Explained

By Chris Faylor, Jul 28, 2009 10:40am PDT

The phrase "open beta" usually indicates that anyone can get in, so when it was announced that pre-ordering Champions Online would offer...

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"For the low price of $15.95 USD you too can "beta" a game before you buy it. Looks good. ..."

- WilliamDecker see all 15 comments

Champions Online Open Beta Kicks Off August 17

By Chris Faylor, Jul 27, 2009 7:41am PDT

While an August 17 launch for the open beta of Champions Online was once "likely to change," developer Cryptic has now confirmed that the open beta...

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"I hope this is one of those "open" betas where you either buy the key off fileplanet or just ..."

- Kentt0 see all 23 comments

Champions Online Trailer Stars Character Creator

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 15, 2009 11:15am PDT

Superhero MMO Champions Online dazzles, excites and amazes with its giddying array of character creation options in a new trailer narrated by...

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"Looks like they used the same creator from CoH and even some of the same costume pieces. Not a ..."

- Visceral Monkey see all 10 comments

Champions Online Open Beta Date 'Likely to Change'

By Chris Faylor, Jul 09, 2009 9:18am PDT

Following a recent report that the open beta for Cryptic's superpowered MMO Champions Online would begin on August 17, the studio has cautioned...

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"When I first read about the open beta I assumed it was an announcement from Cryptic... sucks ..."

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Champions Online Open Beta Begins August 17

By Nick Breckon, Jul 08, 2009 11:44am PDT

The open beta for Cryptic's new superhero MMO Champions Online will begin on August 17, according to VG247. While the current closed beta is...

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"I really can't wait for this game, I've been dying to get into the Beta for this since it was ..."

- allthatsgeek see all 14 comments

Champions Online System Requirements Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 07, 2009 6:06am PDT

Cryptic Studios has announced the system requirements for its superhero MMO Champions Online, scheduled for a PC release on September 1 following...

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"I would assume they are going to dress up the graphics engine to get rid of the jaggies and such ..."

- TheMongbat see all 17 comments

Champions Online Screenshots: The Hero Spectrum

By Chris Faylor, Jun 16, 2009 3:15pm PDT

Illustrating even more of the wildly-colored costumes and powers that players can sport, developer Cryptic has released another batch of Champions...

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"Don't care about this game unless I can play a villain. Or at least something with a sperm based ..."

- Funeraldirge see all 9 comments

Champions Online Hitting Xbox 360 Later This Year, Star Trek Online Due by April 2010

By Chris Faylor, May 29, 2009 8:45am PDT

New details on the projects being handled by City of Heroes veterans Cryptic Studios emerged out of studio owner and publisher Atari today via...

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"I really hope that other players can be part of my ship's crew in STO. I'd much rather have real ..."

- RevRaven see all 7 comments