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City of Heroes making the MMOve to Mac

Better late than never? Coming just days after Apple's roll-out of new MacBooks with mightier gaming capabilities, NCSoft has announced that its superhero (and villain) MMORPG, City of Heroes, will be released for Mac in partnership with Transgaming. According to NCSoft, the Mac version of CoH...

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Rumor: NCsoft to shutter Austin studio, reassign Tabula Rasa to Guild Wars dev

Hot on the heels of news that Midway would be laying off approximately 90 employees from its Austin location comes a tip from a reliable source that NCsoft Austin (a.k.a. NCsoft North America) is on the verge of eliminating all of its development staff. The studio is currently home to the teams...

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Cryptic Studios appoints former SOE exec as CEO

There's a new set of massively multiplayer hands on the wheel at Cryptic Studios, as the developer has announced the appointment of MMORPG industry vet John Needham as the company's new CEO. For those playing catch up, Cryptic, which is known for its infatuation with superheroes, developed the...

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Today in Joystiq: May 27, 2008

While looking through contemporary graphic designer Scott Hansen's online portfolio with Joystiq's occasional Photoshop consultant Chelsea, we stumbled upon this banner he made for an MMO piece in Computer Gaming World (second row of icons, fourth from the right). Too bad we can't get a larger...

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GDC08: The future of MMOs

Earlier today fans of Massively Multiplayer Online Games were given a rare treat: a look into the future of the genre. Five veteran members of the gaming industry debated the finer points of MMO game creation as it exists today, and how the games of tomorrow will be bolted together. Participants...

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City of Heroes, City of Villains IPs sold to NCSoft

Independent developer Cryptic Studios has announced the sale of its intellectual and proprietary rights to super-powered MMO duo, City of Heroes and City of Villains. NCSoft, having acted as publisher for both franchises, will be taking ownership and will further license Cryptic's technology for...

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