City of Heroes

PC / RPG / Release: Apr 27, 2004 / ESRB: T

Shuttered City of Heroes dev failed in last minute attempt to buy company

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Before NCSoft closed down City of Heroes developer Paragon Studios last August, a core group of developers in the studio was making a last ditch effort to buy the company back from its publisher, along with the City of Heroes IP.


Morning Caffeinated! -- Diablo stories, Black Mesa, and so long Paragon

By John Keefer, Sep 04, 2012 5:30am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 4, 2012. Topics include: We get behind-the-scenes stories on Blizzard and its games; Black Mesa: Source finally has a release date; and NCSoft pulls the plug...


City of Heroes to end this year, Paragon Studios closing

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 31, 2012 12:00pm PDT

NCsoft's long-running hero-themed MMO, City of Heroes, will be closing later this year as part of a "realignment of company focus and publishing support."


Daily Filter: July 29, 2011

By Tyler J. Smith, Jul 29, 2011 7:00pm PDT

Today's Filter features a developer walkthrough for Star Wars: The Old Republic, two new trailers for F1 2011, a teaser trailer for Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai, and a gameplay trailer for Bodycount.


City of Heroes adding free-to-play option

By Steve Watts, Jun 21, 2011 2:00pm PDT

City of Heroes is adding a free-to-play option on top of its current pay model, which will become "VIP" status with its own special rewards. City of Heroes Freedom is set to launch alongside Issue 21 later this year.


Daily Filter: February 9, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Feb 09, 2011 8:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games


Daily Filter: October 22, 2010

By Garnett Lee, Oct 22, 2010 7:00pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the


Daily Filter: September 9, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Sep 09, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcom


"So is that girl from Enslaved a cyborg or is that the most hideous costume ever?"

- StriderNL see all 3 comments

Daily Filter: July 29, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Jul 29, 2010 6:10pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games


City of Heroes Getting 'Ultra Mode' Graphics in April

By Chris Faylor, Feb 10, 2010 12:40pm PST

A visual update to NCsoft's 2004 PC MMO City of Heroes will be available when the game's "Issue 17 - Dark Mirror" update arrives in April, the...


"Because new graphics are a substitute for running the same 10 instances over and over and over ..."

- three-d see all 12 comments

City of Heroes 'Going Rogue' Expansion Announced

By Nick Breckon, May 12, 2009 12:02pm PDT

The second expansion to City of Heroes, "Going Rogue," was announced today by developer NCsoft. The update will add the world of "Praetoria," a...


"hrm i was wondering how CoX would keep its players after the release of city of Champions Online"

- Saithene see all 15 comments

City of Heroes Reactivates Accounts for Anniversary

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 29, 2009 6:12am PDT

To celebrate City of Heroes' fifth anniversary, NCSoft has reactivated all expired retail and trial City of Heroes and City of Villains accounts...


"Of all the mounts and travel powers, Super Jump is the most fun I've had in a MMO. The level of ..."

- Matt Burris see all 13 comments

NCsoft Joins Steam, Brings City of Heroes and More

By Chris Faylor, Apr 22, 2009 9:11am PDT

Expanding Steam's catalog of massively multiplayer online games, publisher NCsoft has announced that its various MMOs will soon hit Valve's digital...


"Cool. Steam just keeps getting better and better. Soon, we will be buying our SteamPCs, ..."

- Kylegar see all 48 comments

Champions Online Testers Poached From Rival

By Chris Faylor, Mar 20, 2009 9:07am PDT

Cryptic Studios has confirmed that it recruited players for the now-underway Champions Online closed beta from super-powered rival City of Heroes...


"anyone on Shack in the beta? i was a huge fan of CoH for a year and a half and im considering ..."

- i poop from there see all 19 comments

City of Heroes Devs to Forge Customizable Future

By Nick Breckon, Apr 29, 2008 9:04am PDT

In a post celebrating the four year anniversary of the game, City of Heroes community manager Lighthouse has announced a new feature that will...


"Too bad they don't have a free trial.. I'm not going to buy an mmo i can't try out first :|"

- bluewagon see all 17 comments