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EverQuest Next Landmark videos show off building

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT

It hasn't happened in many yonks, but EverQuest Next actually has me excited about an MMORPG. Sony Online Entertainment has showed off the landscaping players will be able to do in EverQuest Next Landmark, the free world-building spin-off, and oh it's quite something indeed.


"Oh...I assumed it was going to be $60 for the box but then no monthly subscription. "

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Why PlanetSide 2 doesn't support PC-PS4 cross-play

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 05, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Cross-platform play won't be possible for the PC/PS4 versions of PlanetSide 2, so Sony is looking into a workaround, including transferable characters.


"Honestly,I think it has more to do with them realizing and recognizing how much trouble CCP is ..."

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DC Universe Online: War of the Light, Amazon Fury, and Halls of Power DLC announced

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2013 5:00pm PDT

SOE revealed plans for the next seven DLC packs for DC Universe Online


DC Universe Online producer will 'celebrate' moving away from PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2013 4:00pm PDT

DC Universe Online executive producer Larry Liberty can't wait for players to transition from PS3 to PS4, saying his team will "celebrate" once they no longer have to support Sony's aging console.


"I have DCUO for PS3 and I have zero plans to invest into a PS4 version of this. Sony should try ..."

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Player Studio will be 'backbone' of EverQuest Next's free-to-play economy

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2013 3:30pm PDT

EverQuest Next and Landmark will be free-to-play when they launch. SOE hopes that Player Studio--which lets players build, share, and sell in-game items--will end up being the "backbone" for the game's revenue.


"It kind of makes sense. In older MMO's people have spent millions of hours crafting items to be ..."

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EverQuest Next to be playable on '4 or 5 year old' PCs

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2013 2:30pm PDT

"Our goal is to be able to allow people with 4 or 5 year old machines to be able to play," Georgeson said.


"Of course it can. It's gotta be eventually ported to Sony's shiny new console and also be ..."

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EverQuest Next needs to be 'kickass on PC first,' before considering PS4 port

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2013 2:00pm PDT

"We need to make sure that it's a kickass game on PC before we do anything else," EverQuest franchise director Dave Georgeson told Shacknews. "We're going to nail down all our questions and design and everything like that so that it's a really good game. Then we'll talk abou...


EverQuest Next: SOE's next-generation, fully destructible, persistent MMO

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2013 12:00pm PDT

EverQuest Next is a project so ambitious that the term "reboot" doesn't seem sufficient enough. SOE's vision is to make a world where everything is destructible, and every action is permanent and persistent.


"I got the same feeling looking at this that I got when I was looking at all the stuff teasing ..."

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EverQuest Next videos: see the new environments, watch the destruction

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Hopefully, you've read our preview of EverQuest Next, SOE's incredibly ambitious next-gen MMO. It's a stunning game, one you want to see in action. Here are a number of clips sent by Sony Online Entertainment, showing off the game's environments and impressive destruction.


"yea they said environments will heal over time. They haven't nailed down specifically how fast ..."

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EverQuest Next Landmark launches this year, focused on creation

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2013 12:00pm PDT

EverQuest Next won't be available this year. However, players will be able to get an early taste of SOE's next-gen Norrath through EverQest Next Landmark.


Dragon's Prophet MMO launching on September 18

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 02, 2013 8:15am PDT

Runewaker's free-to-play dragon-riding MMORPG Dragon's Prophet will officially launch for PC on September 18, publisher Sony Online Entertainment has announced. It's currently in open beta testing so you can play it now if you really want, but it's reportedly a bit wonky so ...


DC Universe Online 'Sons of Trigon' expansion coming this fall

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 01, 2013 12:00pm PDT

DC Universe Online has announced its eighth DLC chapter. Sons of Trigon features Wonder Woman and Circe seeking to defeat the demonic entity Trigon in a nightmarish version of Gotham City.


PlanetSide 2 'implants' scrapped over pay-to-win fears

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment has walked back plans to include purchasable Implants for PlanetSide 2, amidst a sea of negative player feedback.


"The idea was to buy with both, but it still contributed to that "pay to win" idea that so many ..."

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Planetside 2 class updates coming every two months

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Planetside 2's class updates are set to drop every two months, beginning with the Infiltrator class later this summer.


Planetside 2's long-term plans for user-generated content

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Planetside 2 creative director Matt Higby discusses the future of the game's user-generated content initiative, as well as the upcoming PlayStation 4 version.


"What server/team are all the Shackers playing on? I've been playing for a couple weeks and it ..."

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