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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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PlanetSide 2 update adds Hossin and continent locking

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 26, 2014 4:30pm PDT

PlanetSide 2's latest update has released and it has long-time fans ecstatic. The long-awaited Hossin map has finally arrived, as well as the game's equally-anticipated continent locking feature and some nifty bonuses that should have the game's factions all set to pick up t...


"Enjoying my time back with the update: ..."

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EverQuest director discusses Landmark's growth and connection to EverQuest Next

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Landmark has ballooned into more than just a supplement to EverQuest Next. Franchise Director Dave Georgeson talks to Shacknews about the game's future and how it will inevitably connect to Sony's next big MMORPG.


" I need to give this a try sometime. The one time I tried to log in last week, it was down for ..."

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H1Z1: seen at E3

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 12, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Sony's open-world zombie MMO, H1Z1, is coming along, but is not close to ready for public consumption, given SOE's decision to push back the anticipated Early Access build. In the meantime, Shacknews got to check out some of what's been added since our last preview.


"yet another douchebag simulator.... BUT I gotta hand it to them, they got stuff done way ..."

- Vogerl see all 5 comments

PlanetSide 2 on PlayStation 4: played at E3 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 8:00am PDT

Sony Online Entertainment brought PlanetSide 2 on PS4 to E3 this year, bring a solid shooting experience that should stand every bit as tall as its PC counterpart.


"Its going to be the same game as the PC version. Its a Massively multiplayer fps so I don't ..."

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PlanetSide 2 trailer prepares to tell the PS4 version's story

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 06, 2014 11:30am PDT

PlanetSide 2 continues to make waves in 2014 and now SOE is ready to bring the PlayStation 4 version to E3.


"I don't think there is cross-play but I remember reading you can transfer your character from ..."

- TheEmissary see all 4 comments

How H1Z1 takes an internet hoax and makes it real

By Ozzie Mejia, May 17, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment is adding a grand lore to H1Z1, centered around ancient and recent historical events. Shacknews dives deep into the story of the upcoming MMO survival game.


"I should say, dayz the mod had this better covered. there was more of an end game when tents ..."

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H1Z1 preview: dead men walking

By Ozzie Mejia, May 10, 2014 11:00am PDT

Sony Online Entertainment's open world zombie survival game H1Z1 is in its very early stages. Shacknews got to go hands-on with the game's pre-alpha and ask about some of what's coming down the line.


Landmark competition opens to feature user-created content in-game

By Steve Watts, May 05, 2014 7:00am PDT

EverQuest Next's Landmark creation tool has kicked off a competition to create buildings that will be used in the final game. You can earn an item for your trouble, along with the knowledge that your actual creation will be featured in the final game.


H1Z1 gameplay video shows off zombies, fire

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 29, 2014 4:50pm PDT

H1Z1 is Sony Online Entertainment's take on the zombie MMO. And you can finally see gameplay in a new trailer released by SOE. Promising...


"Their live stream yesterday...oh man. The devs were all over the place with what they wanted to ..."

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SOE All Access membership launches today for $15/month

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 29, 2014 11:15am PDT

While Sony Online Entertainment's MMOs are free-to-play, the company offers subscriptions, entitling players to a number of benefits. Starting today, the company plans on doing away with game subscriptions, giving all paid members access to premium content across all of thei...


"We will be upgrading all existing individual game memberships to the new All Access plan, which ..."

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H1Z1 stream goes over crafting, day and night cycles, and combat

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 21, 2014 12:00pm PDT

H1N1 is Sony Online Entertainment's ambitious zombie-themed MMO. Game designer Jimmy Whisenhunt and technical director Tom Schenck appeared on the game's Twitch channel to walk players through its crafting, day and night cycles, and combat.


"What is the unique selling point for H1Z1? It looks like Dayz with crafting, is it more to it?"

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H1Z1 will let players vote on custom servers

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 17, 2014 9:45pm PDT

SOE is going to add a little more to H1Z1 than its normal game modes. Players will also be able to vote on specialized custom player servers that will introduce different rulesets and a variety of different themes.


"Can't wait to play this with low-grav instagib over and over"

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H1Z1 promises 'persistent' zombie-infected worlds

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 09, 2014 5:30pm PDT

Set fifteen years after a deadly virus outbreak, the free-to-play online game will take place in SOE's vision of America--starting with an "anywhere" town in Middle America. "We want you to be able to form roving gangs that are headquartered out of an abandoned warehouse tha...


"I kinda like the name actually. Deriving its name from the H1N1 Flu virus is kinda cool."

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H1Z1 is a zombie MMO from Sony Online Entertainment

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 09, 2014 12:45pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment will reveal a new MMO tonight. Called H1Z1, the game will allow players "to take on the role of an apocalypse survivor who is in a world that is filled with zombies."


"yesssssssssssss how did I not hear about this... and its almost playable. Seems like it might be ..."

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