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...


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

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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...


"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...


"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...


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

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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.


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

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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


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


"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...


"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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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