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  • New "Hero's Haiku" Contest at NCSoft @ TenTonHammer!

    Does the idea of running around as an extremely customizable superhero of your own design sound appealing? Put your creative talent to good use and submit a haiku to us for a chance at winning lots of great prizes, such as a City of Heroes Collector's Edition DVD along with other treats such as action figures, capes, t-shirts, and bumper stickers.


    • 1st place: City of Heroes CE DVD along with 1 Stateman action figure, 1 cape, 1 poster, 1 t-shirt, and 2 bumper stickers

    • 2nd place: 1 cape, 1 Stateman action figure, 1 t-shirt, and 2 bumper stickers
    • 3rd place: 1 Stateman action figure, 1 t-shirt and 2 bumper stickers

    Deadline is now on April 30th, 2006. Judging will be based upon creativity!

    Check out NCSoft - TenTonHammer for details.

    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
  • Can you believe it's been 2 years? My how time flies when you're having fun.

    What better way to honor and celebrate than to have a sweepstakes of heroic proportions? That’s right – to celebrate City of Heroes®’ birth month, we’re giving away a prize a day for the entire month of April, and it couldn’t be much easier to win! All you have to do is log into City of Heroes® or City of Villains™ (doesn’t matter which) once each day – it doesn’t matter for how long – and you’ll be eligible to win the prize for that day. Out of all the people who log into the game once everyday from April 1st to April 30th between the hours of 12:00am to 11:59pm EST (you can log in more than once, but it won’t increase your chances of winning), one winner will be randomly chosen! We told you it was easy!

    Click here for the list of prizes.

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    Tue, Mar 28, 2006
  • As part of the celebration of Top Cow's first year anniversary, NcSoft is featuring up to twelve player avatars in a comic issue.

    Come join us as we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Top Cow City of Heroes comic. Two special events will make this a real collector’s issue!

    ITEM 1 - Player character cameos in Issue 12!

    We are thrilled to announce a chance for your hero to make a cameo appearance in Issue 12 of the Top Comic comic. David Nakayama, series artist, is giving you a shot to appear in the funny pages.

    Roughly two dozen heroes will be featured! Submissions can be made by emailing your screenshots from FRIDAY FEB 10th until 5:00 PM (CST) THURSDAY FEB 16th. For full details, see here.

    ITEM 2 – Spirit of the Furies, Limited Edition CCG Card

    As a promotional reward to our comic book subscribers, everyone with an active subscription and those who sign up now, will receive a free, exclusive card polybagged with Issue #12.

    The kind folks at Alderac Entertainment Group have given us copies of a limited edition card, Spirit of the Furies, from the new City of Heroes Collectible Card Game (CCG)! The Spirit of the Furies is a powerful addition to any CoH CCG deck and can turn the tide of battle late in the game!

    This card is only going to be available to CoH and CoV subscribers who have signed up for the comic book home delivery via their PlayNC account.

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    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • We reported last week that NCsoft was having a meet and greet. Well here are the details if you want to head over there.

    Join NCsoft for our first ever Player Meet and Greet!
    Tuesday, February 7, 2006

    Come meet fellow players, meet your favorite NCsoft Community Relations representatives, try out various NCsoft games, and maybe even win a door prize at the first ever NCsoft Player Meet and Greet.

    Join the fun right here at Austin’s own CyberJock’s on Thursday, February 23rd.

    This is your chance to meet CuppaJo, Alexa, Arctic Sun and Awry in person!

    There will be plenty of games, pizza, soft drinks, and a few surprises. Check out all our games including City of Heroes, City of Villains, Guild Wars, Lineage I and Lineage II. As a special treat, come and give our soon-to-be-released game Auto Assault a spin!

    Anyone can come and best of all, it is totally free!

    All you need to do is register at the CyberJock’s web site and then come on down to enjoy some great games with great company.


    Date: Thursday February 23rd
    Time: 7pm – 11pm
    Place: CyberJocks LAN Center
    13376 Research Blvd
    STE # 605
    Austin, TX 78750

    Contact CyberJock’s on their web site or at (512) 249-0909 if you have any questions.

    PLEASE NOTE: For the purpose of this event, there is no difference between "confirmed" and "unconfirmed" signups, since it is a free event. You do not need to go through the PayPal process in order to sign up for this event.

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    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • Top Cow Comic #9 - Bloodlines Part 3 of 3 is now available for download if you weren't fortunate enough to receive it in the mail. It's a good one, but then of course I'm a just a comic book loving freakish female. You may feel differently.

    The Top Cow City of Heroes Issue #9 is now available for download. Read the conclusion of Bloodlines, Part 3 of 3. Back Alley Brawler continues the hunt for Protean. Meanwhile, Sister Psyche and Manticore are ... dead!?!

    * Burden of Responsibility, by Lucien Soulban
    * Zot Arrival: Part One, by Robert Bergeron
    * Fan Art from Jomaro Kindred, Lia Perrone, Veikira, and Amanda Rachels
    * Q-Force

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    Thu, Jan 12, 2006
  • Looks like this bad boy is just busting out. The Igneous Villain group is one of many of the horrors facing our Heroes in NCSoft's City of Heroes.

    The Trolls colloquially call them “rock dudes” and “lava dudes,” but such familiarity does not properly reflect the danger the Igneous represent. On the surface of the Hollows, scattered through the nooks and crannies of Grendel’s Gulch, are the scouts and vanguard of the Igneous. Named “pumicites” (from pumice, a porous form of solidified lava), these rock men appear to be made of a living, gray, porous stone. Their skin is abrasive, like the skin of a shark, and resembles a sponge because of gas bubbles frozen within it. These bubbles can burst, releasing noxious fumes that make it hard to breath. Pumicites are much lighter than they appear, and thus are faster and more agile than heroes might expect.

    He looks like a cross between Clayface and some kind of rockman. Scary Ugly is what he is.

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    Tue, Jan 10, 2006
  • Marvel Entertainment, Inc., NCsoft Corporation, NC Interactive, Inc., Cryptic Studios, Inc. Settle All Litigation

    AUSTIN, Texas, December 12, 2005—Marvel Entertainment, Inc., NCsoft® Corporation, NC Interactive, Inc. and Cryptic Studios™, Inc. are pleased to announce today that they have amicably settled all claims brought by Marvel and all claims brought by NCsoft, NC Interactive, Inc. and Cryptic Studios, Inc. The parties' settlement allows them all to continue to develop and sell exciting and innovative products, but does not reduce the players' ability to express their creativity in making and playing original and exciting characters. Therefore, no changes to City of Heroes® or City of Villains'™ character creation engine are part of the settlement. The parties have agreed that protecting intellectual property rights is critically important and each will continue aggressively to protect such rights in accordance with all applicable laws. While the terms of the settlement were not disclosed, all parties agree that this case was never about monetary issues and that the fans of their respective products and characters are the winners in this settlement.

    It's never about the money...

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    Wed, Dec 14, 2005
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    Thu, Dec 08, 2005
  • Tights, Their Not Just For Women Anymore...
    of Paragon City!
    Miss Liberty has a special message for you...

    Transcript of Miss Liberty’s Radio Address on December 2nd, 2005:
    Heroes of Paragon, as the threat of Arachnos darkens our shores and the Rikti
    menace remains unchecked, these are dangerous times certain to try even the
    strongest hero’s resolve.
    Yet, day after day you ceaselessly strive to protect the freedom and honor
    of your home. Your stalwart struggle against the tyranny of evil is for neither
    fame nor money. Instead you rise above these concerns as you fight for what
    you know in your heart to be right.
    We believe that this selfless dedication to the principles of justice must
    be recognized! In order to acknowledge your superlative contribution to the
    ongoing and ever growing glory of Paragon City, we at Freedom Corps have arranged
    a special holiday gift for you all!

    But, be warned! The City
    of Villians
    has already heard of this and are formulating a plan as we speak!

    Take this to Silver Mantis right away!
    I just overheard a radio address from that old bag Miss Liberty and she’s
    made some tasty toys for her cloth-wearing weaklings to buy a little loyalty.
    Sounds like it will be a high-tech gadget and I’m going to catch a shipment
    before they get to Independence Port. Assuming it isn’t just some holiday
    piece of junk, I want to build it into my armor.
    Lord Recluse gave the go ahead but only if I share the spoils with those
    destined scum that have overrun my territory like rats. Ah well, we can keep
    most of the haul for ourselves as long as we give enough away to keep the
    Arachnos wannabes quiet.

    Hurry! You only have from December 8 to January 2!

    Mon, Dec 05, 2005
  • Superman with a nerf bat.
    Boomtown is reporting on the outrage being shown by City of Heroes customers over the latest changes to the game. Over 3,000 posts have been dumped on the official forums so far. Stan Lee was unaware of the outcry and thanked us for letting him know just before slamming the door and saying the following:

    "This weekend the City of Heroes developer Cryptic Studios unveiled yet
    another nerf – a nerf that dwarfs all previous changes to the characters’ powers. This is the official explanation of the changes titled in the upcoming patch dubbed Enhancement Diversification.

    “This is a new system being implemented into City of Villains and City of Heroes (when City of Villains launches) to promote the use of more different types of Enhancements in powers. Using a system of diminishing returns, when slotting the same type of Enhancement into a power, you will begin to see less effect of that Enhancement when the bonus reaches a certain threshold.” " 

    You can read the entire City of Heroes Outrage Article at BoomTown.
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    Tue, Oct 11, 2005
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