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EverQuest Next Landmark closed beta begins next week

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 8:00am PDT

Everquest Next Landmark, the building tools that tie-in with the upcoming MMO, will progress from its current alpha state and launch in closed beta next week.

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DC Universe Online 'Amazon Fury' DLC coming in spring

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 6:30am PDT

DC Universe Online is getting a three-part DLC story titled Amazon Fury, featuring new instances and gear based around Wonder Woman's fight with her famous mother.

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EverQuest Next confirmed for PS4 with social features

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 11, 2014 1:00pm PDT

EverQuest Next will indeed be coming to PS4 and utilize the platform's various 'Share' features, while EverQuest Next Landmark is set to receive some new additions in the near future.

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"This is the last MMO I'm going to pay attention to for quite some time. MMOs have never been ..."

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PlanetSide 2 deploys Amerish update

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 21, 2014 1:30pm PST

PlanetSide 2's Amerish update has gone live, a few days later than originally estimated. It feature repositioned outposts, optimized performance, and some new base layouts.

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"Yeah I'm really enjoying the changes to the continent so far. "

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PlanetSide 2's Amerish continent and mission system updates detailed

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 15, 2014 11:00am PST

PlanetSide 2 has some major content updates planned for the next two weeks, including the upcoming Amerish update and the updated mission system. Creative director Matt Higby shared some details on what to expect in a phone call with Shacknews.

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"Fortunately they are at least listening and although they are partially going to implement this ..."

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PlanetSide 2 creative director talks 2014 and answers Chatty questions

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2014 12:30pm PST

PlanetSide 2 is poised to have a huge 2014, so Shacknews got in touch with creative director Matt Higby to discuss the developer's approach to fan feedback, the upcoming PS4 version, and take questions from the Chatty community.

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"AmbientOSX from the article not only designs great camos but is also the leader of the Terran ..."

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EverQuest Next Landmark alpha launches today, and we've played it

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 31, 2014 10:30am PST

EverQuest Next Landmark shows limitless potential for truly creative minds, thanks to a fully destructible world and a simple-to-use interface that's akin to learning how to use Adobe Photoshop for the first time. Shacknews recently got a chance to go hands-on with the new a...

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"Is this coming to PS4 as well at some point? Or OS X? Please? :( "

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Sony Online's next game 'dedicated' to Star Wars Galaxies

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 27, 2014 1:30pm PST

"SWG PLAYERS - OUR NEXT GAME (not announced yet) IS DEDICATED TO YOU. Once we launch it... you can come home now."

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"Pre-NGE SWG was alright, once you got past the idea that you were supposed to be playing a Star ..."

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SOE All Access membership to replace game subscriptions in April

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 24, 2014 3:30pm PST

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

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"The $15 monthly plan not ONLY includes the premium bonuses for each game, it will also include ..."

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Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and Wizardry Online to end

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 24, 2014 2:30pm PST

Online games eventually come to an end. For a number of Sony Online Entertainment's games, that time is sooner than later. Four games will be "sunset," so that the company can "refocus our resources on other areas in the best interest of our company and player community."

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"My favorite Vanguard memory was doing the intro diplomacy questline for the evil cat race, and ..."

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SOE tries to make 'the Year of EverQuest' a thing

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 24, 2014 6:45am PST

We begrudgingly allowed Nintendo The Year of Luigi but look, Sony Online Entertainment, you're not getting away with 'the Year of EverQuest.' As the MMORPG series approaches its, gosh, fifteenth birthday this year, and EverQuest Next Landmark looms on the horizon, the publis...

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"If Sony and Nintendo joined, Sony could actually get to appear original, and Nintendo could sell ..."

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PlanetSide 2 roadmap outlines six months of content

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 22, 2014 5:00pm PST

PlanetSide 2 has updated its developer roadmap and among the notable items is that the long-awaited Hossin continent is now tentatively set to arrive in May.

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"A floating spawn point would be nice, and would provide more options on attacking certain bases ..."

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DC Universe Online begins its 'War of the Light'

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 22, 2014 11:00am PST

DC Universe Online begins its Lantern-centric War of Light on January 28, but Legendary members can dive in right now on PC, PS3, and PS4.

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DC Universe Online adds 'Armories' for character build swapping

By Steve Watts, Jan 16, 2014 5:15pm PST

DC Universe Online has added an Armories feature to let you store different character builds and swap them on the fly. The first is free, but after that they're sold for $6 apiece or in bundles of four or eight.

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PlanetSide 2 video teases new 2014 content

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 09, 2014 3:30pm PST

PlanetSide 2 has had a very good 2013 and you can celebrate by watching a new video that offers a tease of what's to come, including the long-awaited Hossin and the PS4 version.

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"Welcome to being a pc gamer. We get to beta test everything before the consoles get it. I tend ..."

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