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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.

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

- the Undone guy see all 7 comments

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 ...

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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

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PlanetSide 2 introduces Battle Islands

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2013 11:35am PDT

PlanetSide 2's creative director Matt Higby briefly spoke about the game's new Battle Islands, which takes the MMO into more instanced territory.

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"Yes. The first "expansion" added caves. It was ~$35, released very shortly after the game ..."

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Planetside 2 introducing player-generated missions in August

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2013 8:15am PDT

Planetside 2 is planning an update for August that will allow command players to set "hotspots" for missions, with XP bonuses for participating.

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"oh for sure. just like in world of tanks with the tournament fixing scandal, PS2 has no shortage ..."

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DC Universe Online director says F2P switch 'really challenging'

By Steve Watts, Jun 26, 2013 2:20pm PDT

DC Universe Online creative director Jens Andersen talks about the philosophy that went into the game's free-to-play switch, and why he didn't want to level-gate or "annoy" players into paying.

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Dragon's Prophet preview: how to catch your dragon

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment had Dragon's Prophet on display at the E3 booth this year, showing off how to catch the multitude of dragons prowling around Auratia.

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"How can you be almost a woman? Like Jessica? Sounds plausible!"

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Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online coming to PS4

By John Keefer, Jun 05, 2013 11:15am PDT

Both Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online will be making their way to the new console sometime after it launches later this year, publisher Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed.

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"I think it would be fine! I play pc games online with a controller all the time since I usually ..."

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Planetside 1 switching to free-to-play

By Steve Watts, May 21, 2013 9:35am PDT

The original Planetside is going free-to-play, according to SOE president John Smedley.

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"I actually thought they were going to shut this down. Cool that people still play."

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Dragon's Prophet enters open beta next week

By Alice O'Connor, May 21, 2013 7:30am PDT

The world has more free-to-play MMORPGs than you can shake a stick at and most aren't interesting for long, but why not treat them like a tourist would? See the sights, join in local customs, then head off somewhere new. Add riding dragons in Dragon's Prophet to your itinera...

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"The team responsible for localizing this game here at SOE continue to do a poor job. They never ..."

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Sony Online Entertainment to use PlanetSide 2 engine for all its future MMOs

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 08, 2013 10:00am PDT

PlanetSide 2 is one of the best-looking MMOs out there, and Sony Online Entertainment knows it. Powered by an engine it calls "ForgeLight," SOE plans on developing its upcoming games exclusively on the engine.

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"not an excact comparison, but eve online can do more than 200."

- megreedy see all 11 comments

PlanetSide 2 patch adds VR training and cloaking quad bikes

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 13, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Ooh, aah, with so many things to unlock and buy in PlanetSide 2, how do you know which to get? Thanks to today's patch, you can now try before you buy and play with every toy in the game in a new virtual reality training area. The hefty update also brought cloaking for quad ...

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"i just want to get on a friend's atv and go over some sweet jumps forever. that's all i'm going ..."

- Mr.SEX see all 2 comments