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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?


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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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DC Universe Online adds League Halls today

By Aaron Linde, Jul 23, 2014 5:00pm PDT

DCUO is getting League Halls today and Shacknews got to check out how the vast player hubs will pave the way for the next DLC event.


H1Z1 producer discusses rain and snow

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 16, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Rain and snow will be a part of the H1Z1 experience, so we talked about it with H1Z1's producer.


"I really hope Sony can up the quality of this genre of games as I am a huge zombie fan and ..."

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DC Universe Online 'Halls of Power' DLC introduces the New Gods this summer

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2014 2:58pm PDT

DC Universe Online has battled across Earth for a couple of years, but the battle is about to spread into the cosmos. Sony Online Entertainment's MMORPG will introduce Jack Kirby's Fourth World with a new DLC pack called Halls of Power, with Part I set to release this summer...


PlanetSide 2 designers discuss Hossin, July updates, and weather

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2014 3:00pm PDT

PlanetSide 2's Hossin update was recently deployed for all PC players. As all of the game's factions go on this 'Early Expedition' of the new continent, studio director Matt Higby and lead designer Luke Sigmund took Shacknews on a brief tour of the new area, while also offer...


Dynamic weather coming to H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 30, 2014 4:00pm PDT

The conditions for H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2 are about to get a little hairier, with SOE President John Smedley indicating that dynamic weather is coming to both H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2.


"I am glad they are adding the dynamic weather to add more variance to the conflicts. In the ..."

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