NCsoft Europe has confirmed the release of a new 'Good versus Evil' package that contains City of Heroes and City of Villains and offers special in-game content alongside the two games. Once it hits retail on September 29th, Players will gain access to a jetpack prestige travel power (a similar one proved extremely popular last December, when it was used as a special 30 days bonus for all new characters) and costume pieces that look quite impressive.
From Xfire: "It's been estimated that roughly half of the video games ever released on the market can no longer be downloaded or purchased. Whether this is exactly correct is not the point. Rather, we think that either way, the video game industry, as a whole, has done a terrible job at preserving video games and making older titles available to play for future generations."
CCG writes - "It’s pretty crazy to see how far video games have come since they’ve been commercially available in 1972. From 2D 8-bit games of the past to massive 3D games containing trillions of polygons. Although I was born in the 90s, I’ve played many games that originated from the 70s and 80s. Jetpac in particular came out in 1983 on the ZX Spectrum by the company we know as Rare. I did not have a ZX Spectrum, but I was introduced to the game in Nintendo’s Donkey Kong 64, as it was a minigame contained in said entry of the Donkey Kong franchise. The goal of Jetpac is to fly your little astronaut around a 2D plane collecting pieces of your ship, and then fuel to fly away. Various aliens would try to ram into you, so armed with a blaster, you would defend yourself. This would pretty much repeat until you lose all your lives. Believe it or not, this was a critically acclaimed game way back in the 80s."
HPP: Continuing our rankings of superhero games of the past three decades, here are our rankings for the top superhero video games of the 2000s.