Champions Online – Free Weekend Play

Starting on Thursday, November 27th at 10 AM (Pacific) – Cryptic Studios will be ‘hosting’ a Free Weekend period of play time. During this time anyone can sign up and play the game for free until November 30th at 10 AM (Pacific). So if you want to try an adventure out in Millenium City, but don’t want to have any strings attached, dive right into the free play. I see this as a sign that maybe the game isn’t quite where Cryptic had hoped it would be, this is the second free play period in the space of about 2 months.

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Head on over to the Champions Online website to learn how to get going with this free period.

Well, lots has gone on

…since I have last written. Lord of the Rings Online is coming about with its first expansion, Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria this Fall. Gametap inked a deal with THQ to bring a huge lineup to their service, including the renowned (and one of my favorite) Warhammer 40k Dawn of War series. Cryptic Studios announced that is not only working on the next generation of Super Hero MMO’s (Champions Online) but it has decided to let the public know it is developing Star Trek Online; That is the first definite news on that project in quite a long time – trekkies rejoice.

Quite a busy year in the games industry, lots of interesting tidbits are coming down the line slowly but surely. As I have always stated, GameTap is doing well and has a great idea going for it – Cryptic, after making a shaky move in selling the City of Heroes franchise certainly has its hands full with 2 new upcoming productions (Go get em Statesma– er.. Jack).