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9:30 PM on 08.02.2013

Everquest Next, Arkham Multiplayer & Xbox GPU Upgrade

Hey everybody! I'm wearing a really stupid shirt, it must be Friday! Suddenly, there are two new Everquest Next games on the horizon, and they look really cool. Quakecon is happening right now, and there's some Bethesda news...

Max Scoville



SOE Live: How to make real-world money in PlanetSide 2 photo
SOE Live: How to make real-world money in PlanetSide 2
by Niero Gonzalez

Matt Higby doesn't know what the future of his game may hold, and he's frankly OK with that. We prodded him with questions about Player Studio, the new marketplace we've blogged about before where gamers can upload and sell their own creations (similar to Valve's strategy).

Mr. Higby wants more of it in there: "People are doing a great job on camos, but there are almost no decals -- which is shocking despite being the easiest to create." You can make some real world loot by submitting helmets, decals, camo patterns, cockpit decals, hood ornaments.  "Eventually, you'll also be able to submit vehicle cosmetics and even weapons," he added.

When we asked him what the company does with ugly submissions he smiled and admitted that "Some stuff frankly sucks, but the community is great about telling people (in the forums) about what's good and not good. We can't let everything through, but some really great stuff has come in."

Has anyone made a Sgt. Slaughter Warthog yet? Seems like a no-brainer for Hossin -- my billion dollar idea to is waiting for you in the gallery below.

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Everquest Next lives up to the hype, is frickin' insane photo
Everquest Next lives up to the hype, is frickin' insane
by Niero Gonzalez

In a move nobody could have predicted, Sony Online Entertainment is showcasing not one but two new EverQuest properties today: EverQuest Next and EverQuest Next Landmark -- and the latter may be arriving as early as this winter.

EverQuest Next is a re-imagining of the original 1999 classic, while Landmark is essentially a free-to-play sandbox with rich voxel modeling tools that will usher some of the community's penis-free creations into the future world of EverQuest Next.

Crafting and digging deep into the earth's crust only scratch the surface of what's new. The new games are a radical departure in three other ways: multi-classed characters can mix and match abilities, there's an "Emergent AI" that does not rely on static spawn points, and permanent changes to the world are dictated by the outcomes of wars. These four pillars prop up what, if my eyes don't deceive me, is an otherwise gorgeous-looking next-gen game that absolutely deserves all the whispers and hype since its E3 stealth debut.

Kids, hold on to your hats. This is not your dad's Dungeons and Dragons.

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11:16 AM on 08.02.2013

SOE Live: Here's what EverQuest Next sounds like

During last night's SOE Live keynote, president John Smedley gave the gossip-starved EverQuest fans one dangling carrot: an early taste of the game's musical score and some face time with legendary musical composer Jeremy So...

Niero Gonzalez

11:00 AM on 08.02.2013

SOE Live: Watch the EverQuest Next keynote hurr

The show won't start until 12pm PDT, but there are already a thousand rabid fans squatting the chat room (myself amongst them) and people here in Las Vegas seem to have camped the convention center floor overnight for prime ...

Niero Gonzalez



SOE Live: What fans want from EverQuest Next (video) photo
SOE Live: What fans want from EverQuest Next (video)
by Niero Gonzalez

How do you follow up a game that has captivated so many people for 15 for completely different reasons? Its not a task Sony Online Entertainment has taken to lightly: EverQuest Next has been scrapped twice since 2008 and is about to finally see its day with the public at noon today (PDT). We'll have the live stream for you shortly so you can catch all the action.

As you can imagine, the fans  are literally going bat-shit, including those of us whom have seen it and have to hold the embargoed grenade for just a few more hours.

In the meantime, I found some smiling faces in the crowd and asked them to share their thoughts on video. What do you guys at home hope to see this afternoon?

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9:00 PM on 08.01.2013

SOE reveals Everquest Next

Sony Online Entertainment's SOE Live event has just begun in Las Vegas. The big reveal for this event is Everquest Next, and it's an MMO the world "has never seen before" according to SOE President John Smedley. What exactly ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:15 PM on 07.31.2013

SOE Live will be streamed, EverQuest NEXT to be unveiled

Second wives, prepare your divorce papers: EverQuest Next is being unveiled this week.  Sony Online Entertainment kicks off their annual "SOE Live" game expo at 7pm tomorrow in Las Vegas, and I can barely ...

Niero Gonzalez

8:00 PM on 07.29.2013

SOE opens up item creation in PlanetSide 2

While item creation doesn't necessarily fit with every game, I look forward to a future where more online games adopt the Team Fortress 2 model or some approximation of it. Let users create assets that can be sold in a market...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 06.05.2013

PS4 will get DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2

Sony Online Entertainment will be represented on the PlayStation 4 with the likes of PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online. "DCUO was the first MMO available for PlayStation 3, and its thriving community is proof that we can c...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 04.26.2013

You can now queue downloads via the PlayStation web store

PlayStation's web store now lets users add content they want to a download queue, meaning you'll now finally get automatic downloads whenever you next turn on your PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. The downloads won't happen...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 04.08.2013

SOE's internal games will all use PlanetSide 2's engine

Even if you haven't played PlanetSide 2, the sheer scale of it all matched with the visual fidelity is fairly impressive. Of course, it helps that there is a good game to back up the MMO's looks. The engine that made PS2 ...

Jordan Devore

12:30 AM on 02.21.2013

Previewing a Crysis on Infinite Universes

Had your fill of all the Sony news? If so, awesome, because we recorded this episode of Office Chat before any of that could happen! In this conversation from Destructoid's news room, Jim Sterling, Jordan Devore and I someho...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:45 PM on 02.05.2013

Bullet Run closes up shop because no one played it

I actually played the free-to-play Bullet Run at E3. Oh, how naive I was back then. If you read the article, you'll see that I actually sorta enjoyed playing the game on the show floor.  Silly me. When it was r...

Patrick Hancock

1:00 AM on 01.31.2013

Wizardry Online now available in North America and Europe

Sony Online Entertainment's latest massively multiplayer online title Wizardry Online, a rebirth of the classic fantasy franchise, is now available on PC in North America and Europe. Developed by Gamepot, this free-to-play, p...

Keith Swiader

9:30 PM on 12.11.2012

All hail PlanetSide 2's Vanu Sovereignty!

It's no secret that Vanu Sovereignty is the best faction in PlanetSide 2. I mean c'mon, they're purple and have energy weapons. You were aware that purple is the color of royalty, right? Meanwhile, red and black are colors a...

Patrick Hancock