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Gone Gold MMO Double Bill: Champions Online, Aion

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

Champions Online is slated for release on September 1, with a limited open beta beginning today, while the CryEngine-powered Aion is due to arrive on September 22.

NCSoft hopes Aion will not only take second place in the MMO world behind World of Warcraft, but "Erase the memory" of Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa, which it published.

Cryptic recently unveiled two Champions Online subscription offers with the perk of access to the Star Trek Online closed beta, including a hefty $200 lifetime subscription.

From The Chatty

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    August 17, 2009 5:16 PM

    Champions Online...where we release open beta and our patch servers are overwhelmed.

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      August 17, 2009 5:26 PM

      thats kind of the point

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        August 17, 2009 7:05 PM

        No. No it's not.

        Server load should be an avoidable problem. The customer service has been terrible all day as well. Half of the problem wasn't just servers being crushed, it was a poor delivery system and an installer that put files in the wrong directory.

        I'm sorry, I know it's a beta, i've done shitloads of betas, but they don't get a pass on this one.

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          August 18, 2009 4:54 AM

          If they did get one of your passes, where would it let them go?