Cryptic Studios News


NCsoft Acquires City of Heroes IP, Opens New Studio, Plans 'Major Reinvestment' in City of Heroes

By Chris Faylor, Nov 06, 2007 1:23pm PST

MMO publisher NCsoft has obtained complete ownership of the City of Heroes intellectual property for an undisclosed sum and is opening a new...


"Oh yes, the lab. I like the controls, player customization and the powers you get in the ..."

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Boxed Up Briefs

By Chris Remo, Jun 15, 2007 6:23pm PDT

Good lord, I saw some great stuff this week that I can't discuss yet. I know that's a fairly worthless thing to say, but considering all I've done...


"And a lot of wrist straps not being used so the 3 out of the 12 that are retarded end up ..."

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Cryptic Animation Tool Released

By Chris Faylor, May 11, 2007 7:54am PDT

Independent developer Cryptic Studios, the company behind MMOs such as City of Heroes (PC) and the upcoming Marvel Universe Online (X360, PC), has...


"the student version (obviously only for those who are eligible) should be like 100 or 200 ..."

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Cryptic Studios Interview

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 17, 2007 1:08pm PDT

There's a brief GDC interview with Jack Emmert of Crytic Studios on WarCry, chatting with the designer about City of Heroes / Villains.


"What's more interesting is their comments about their next (not Marvel) game and the art on ..."

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Jack Emmert Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 02, 2006 9:59am PST

MMORPG.com has a Jack Emmert Q&A up. The Cryptic Studios creative director answers questions about himself, his role at the company and Marvel...


City of Villains/Heroes Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 12, 2006 7:29am PDT

There's a City of Villains/Heroes interview on Boomtown, asking Cryptic Studios designer Melissa Bianco about the super hero/villain MMORPG.


Marvel Universe Online Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 01, 2006 11:28am PDT

Kotaku has a Marvel Universe Online Q&A up, talking to Frank Pape of Microsoft Games Studios, Jack Emmert of Cryptic Studios and Ames Kirshen of...


Marvel Universe Online Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 28, 2006 8:09am PDT

Decrypting the Marvel 360 MMOG deal is a GameSpot Q&A, asking principals from Microsoft Game Studios, Cryptic Studios and Marvel Entertainment...


"(Mind you, I'm not saying this in a negative way.) And by not going past level 20, you missed ..."

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Marvel Universe Online Announcement

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 27, 2006 11:26am PDT

Back in 2004, Marvel sued NCSoft and Cryptic Studios, saying that City of Heroes was violating Marvel copyrights. Cryptic Studios' new game...


"I can imagine that the appeal might be playing alongside of the iconic characters or taking on ..."

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Tuesday Afternoon New Releases and ShackReviews

By Chris Remo, Sep 26, 2006 12:35pm PDT

Coming to you live from San Francisco International Airport, it's the Tuesday Afternoon New Releases and ShackReviews. This Week's New Releases...


"omg an NRA sponsered game? AWESOME somebody tell kaiser quick!"

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Cryptic Studios Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 21, 2006 10:37am PDT

FiringSquad has been updated with a new Q&A with Jack Emmert, creative director over at Cryptic Studios. Questions focus on City of Heroes/Villains...


Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Jul 26, 2006 8:10pm PDT

There have sure been quite a few recurring rumors this week. Xbox 360 Price Cut Rumored (Again), Microsoft Denies (Again) [xbox360] Today,...


"Fair enough, but the 360 is only one platform out of 3? that Epic is developing for. On top of ..."

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Looking for Love in MMOs

By Chris Remo, Jun 12, 2006 11:59am PDT

The Wall Street Journal has an article up on real life relationships triggered by online games. Writer David Kesmodel talks to couples who met in...


"i met my current gf of 12 years (2 kids now) through a multi-user BBS"

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City of Villains To Support PPU

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 21, 2006 11:07am PST

AGEIA today announced that Cryptic Studios will update City of Villains to make use of the PhysX physics accelerator cards that are coming out...


"It won't make it in the mainstream market as a dedicated card. There's no compelling reason ..."

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City of Villains Issue 7 Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 23, 2006 2:58pm PST

MMORPG.com has a new City of Villains/Heroes Q&A, asking Matt Miller of Cryptic Studios about the latest free expansion pack for the game....