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PlanetSide 2 gets a snowman invasion for new holiday update

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2014 3:00pm PST

PlanetSide 2's latest update is set to go live later tonight and it will include new Holiday Directives that have squads hunting for snowmen.


Landmark goes down for 24 hours ahead of massive update

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2014 1:00pm PST

Sony Online Entertainment is preparing to unleash Landmark's biggest update yet. So it's going to need to go down for 24 hours to get ready.


"I was really interested until I played that Landmark beta... It was really bad in the interface ..."

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DC Universe Online gets Legends PvE today

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 10, 2014 5:30pm PST

DC Universe Online's latest update is finally giving players a chance to play as their favorite heroes and villains in special Legends PvE missions.


H1Z1 shambles onto Steam Early Access on January 15

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 08, 2014 3:33pm PST

Sony Online Entertainment's entry into the zombie surival world begins next month.


"I heard really bad feedback from E3. Perhaps things have changed. "

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PlanetSide 2 for PlayStation 4 closed beta sign-ups begin

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 06, 2014 10:24am PST

The PlanetSide 2 closed beta for PlayStation 4 is fast approaching and sign-ups have begun.


"I'll bet anyone right now that the closed beta isn't out before the year is over. For a game ..."

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DC Universe Online 'War of the Light II' DLC unites all Lanterns today

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 18, 2014 1:15pm PST

DC Universe Online has deployed its 12th DLC pack, bringing all Lantern Corps together for the War of the Light II.


EverQuest 21st expansion hits today while EQ2 10th anniversary continues

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2014 3:00pm PST

EverQuest celebrates a major milestone today with its 21st expansion release, The Darkened Sea. Meanwhile, EverQuest 2 is in the middle of celebrating 10 years with the Heroes Festival, as well as its Altar of Malice expansion.


"I tried to go back once after it went f2p. The game was so vastly different that I didn't know ..."

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PlanetSide 2 update begins Nanite of the Living Dead event

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 03, 2014 11:45am PDT

PlanetSide 2 is getting into the Halloween spirit with a massive patch and a new October event.


"I love playing but I haven't had the time as of late. :( The Shack Squad was awesome, that's ..."

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PlanetSide 2 August update deploys Valkyrie and squad mentorship Ribbons

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2014 11:45am PDT

Sony Online Entertainment has deployed its August update with many of the additions previously discussed at SOE Live.


H1Z1 dev team talks Airdrops, wildlife, and Early Access

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 19, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment is working hard to get H1Z1 ready for Early Access. Shacknews had a chance to talk to the dev team about some of the game's newly-revealed features.


"It totally is. My biggest issue that more than half of these are centered around zombies. I wish ..."

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PlanetSide 2 lead designer talks squad mentorship, Battle Islands, and Orbital Strikes

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 19, 2014 11:00am PDT

PlanetSide 2 on PC is set to get some major updates in the coming months, including some new boosts for squad leaders, Battle Islands, new vehicles, and more. Also, the Giant Communist Robots are dying to know... will Orbital Strikes ever return?


"Remember before Hossin came out and everyone was saying there was a new main base type like the ..."

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DC Universe Online producer talks Legends PvE and the shift to monthly DLC

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 18, 2014 4:00pm PDT

DC Universe Online executive producer Larry Liberty talks about the change from 3-month DLC to a monthly model, while also talking about Legends PvE, new Legends, new power sets, and upcoming story arcs.


EverQuest Next producer discusses destructible terrain and the differences from Landmark

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 18, 2014 9:00am PDT

EQN producer Terry Richards talked with Shacknews during SOE to discuss some of the standout aspects of the upcoming MMORPG, along with what makes it distinctively different from its sister game, Landmark.


"Hopefully that magical force won't be found at nearly every opportune location you'd really like ..."

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PlanetSide 2 gets tiered Directives in new update

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 05, 2014 10:00am PDT

Pick up some new weapons and bragging rights thanks to a new tiered achivement system debuting in the latest PlanetSide 2 update.


"Who said that they did have anything in common?Not me. I was just saying that with new ..."

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Court approves preliminary settlement in 2011 PlayStation Network breach lawsuit

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 23, 2014 6:40pm PDT

The settlement will cost Sony upwards of $17.75 million, with plaintiffs potentially getting a PS3/PSP game, a PS Plus membership, and more.


"I would prefer that the breach never happened in the first place. When they amended the TOS and ..."

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