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Sony Online rolls out new $14.99 all-access subscription plan


Replaces existing individual game plans
Apr 29
Sony Online Entertainment is launching a new membership plan today that will give subscribers access to its games -- all of the major ones, essentially -- for $14.99 per month. That's EverQuest, EverQuest II, DC Universe Onli... read
H1Z1

SOE talks early monetization plans for its zombie survival MMO H1Z1


Cosmetic items, mostly
Apr 23
Following its big gameplay reveal of H1Z1, Sony Online Entertainment has detailed what the developers have come up with so far for the PS4 and PC open-world zombie survival game's monetization strategy. SOE president John Sme... read

Let's watch 50 minutes of H1Z1, AKA Sony's version of DayZ


H1Z1 is a horrible name
Apr 18
Sony Online Entertainment is making an open world zombie survival game called H1Z1. Yeah, it's blatantly going for the whole DayZ approach. You can't really blame them though. It's a genre people are really craving for, as e... read

H1Z1, a zombie MMO from SOE, is coming soon


Feeling flu-ish?
Apr 09
Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley said on Twitter that a new post-apocalyptic MMO called H1Z1 will be coming "soon." A new episode of the Game Talk Live podcast, set to show at 8 p.m. Eastern will reveal some early ... read
Sony Online

SOE considering one subscription for all PC games


Including games like PlanetSide 2 and EverQuest Next
Jan 07
Writing to PlanetSide 2 players about future plans for subscriptions, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley teased the possibility of one sub that would span all of the company's games on PC. "We are considering (a... read
EverQuest

January release likely for EverQuest Next Landmark alpha


Online sandbox game
Dec 20
Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has pinned the EverQuest Next Landmark alpha as happening next month. "It's looking like [the alpha] is going to start sometime in the last half of January," he tweeted. That's... read
EverQuest Next

SOE explains what EverQuest Next Landmark actually is


And it looks awesome
Dec 10
SOE just released a quick video that answers the question, "what is EverQuest Next Landmark?" Well, it's a game of exploration, monsters to fight, and building just about anything you want. The video shows off building a hou... read
EverQuest Next classes

Here are the four known classes from EverQuest Next


Here's what's next in EQ Next
Nov 27
The Christmas issue of PC Gamer UK dives into some details on the upcoming EverQuest Next. One of those details is a list of known classes, which includes Cleric, Necromancer, Beast Lord, and Tempest. Here are the description... read
EverQuest Next Landmark

Watch an hour of EverQuest Next Landmark


Evercraft
Nov 15
Some of the developers from Sony Online Entertainment sat down and livestreamed about EverQuest Next for almost an hour. If you have any interest in this game, this is a great place to learn a lot. They dive into detail... read
PlanetSide 2

Here's why PlanetSide 2 can't do cross-platform play


Don't count out character transfers
Aug 05
While the PlayStation 4 version of PlanetSide 2 will be visually similar to its currently-available PC counterpart, the way post-release updates are going to roll out on the platform means the player base will be divided. Cre... read

Everquest Next, Arkham Multiplayer & Xbox GPU Upgrade


The Destructoid Show sleeps through its alarm sometimes
Aug 02
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... read
Player Studio wants you to forge the next badass
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... read feature

SOE Live: Here's what EverQuest Next sounds like


Skyrim composer Jeremy Soule gives us a taste
Aug 02
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... read
EverQuest Next

SOE Live: Watch the EverQuest Next keynote hurr


Twitch has you covered
Aug 02
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 ... read
Even Vegas isn't big enough for these expectations
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 ... read feature

SOE reveals Everquest Next


Watch the livestream to see what it's all about
Aug 01
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 ... read

SOE Live will be streamed, EverQuest NEXT to be unveiled


We'll be Everquestioning
Jul 31
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 ... read
PlanetSide 2

SOE opens up item creation in PlanetSide 2


Look for user-made items in the marketplace
Jul 29
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... read
PlayStation 4

PS4 will get DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2


There's plenty more where that came from
Jun 05
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... read

You can now queue downloads via the PlayStation web store


Meaning you'll get automatic downloads once you turn on your device
Apr 26
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... read
SOE

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


The company 'can easily pump out new MMOs in the future'
Apr 08
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 ... read
Office Chat

Previewing a Crysis on Infinite Universes


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Feb 21
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... read
Bullet Run closing

Bullet Run closes up shop because no one played it


Last day is March 8, 2013
Feb 05
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... read

Wizardry Online now available in North America and Europe


Sony rejuvenates the classic fantasy franchise
Jan 31
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... read

All hail PlanetSide 2's Vanu Sovereignty!


All other factions are totally lame
Dec 11
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... read

Latest PlanetSide 2 trailer asks you one simple question


Can your FPS do thi-WUBWUBWUBWUBWUBWUB
Nov 26
Well, the new PlanetSide 2 trailer started out well enough. I mean, it showed off some mechs, tanks, and there was even a helicopter sighting. Alright PlanetSide 2, you have my attention. "CAN YOUR FPS DO THIS?," i... read

PlanetSide 2 beta drawing to a close


So jump in now and let me kill you
Nov 14
With the launch of PlanetSide 2 close enough so that I can smell it, the beta will lamentably cease on Friday. Don't fret, however, as that's three days of large-scale combat left, and then on November 20 the game itself will... read

Black Widow Company featured in new PlanetSide 2 trailer


...wait, who's Black Widow Company?
Nov 06
PlanetSide 2 has a new trailer today, and it's all about Black Widow Company. Who are they? Beats me, but they sure do know how to put on a show. I can't really tell what was going on in the video most of the time, but ... read
Broadcast with just a click of a button
I can remember ever since I discovered the magic of Xbox Live back in 2004, I always thought, "Man, wouldn't it be cool if my friends could just watch me play games just by clicking on my name or something?" Well, it appears ... read feature

PlanetSide 2 launch set for late November


Third continent incoming
Oct 19
Some of you have undoubtedly been enjoying the PlanetSide 2 beta for a while now, but there comes a point after the initial wow factor, for any game, when you grow tired of having to deal with the annoyances of unfinished sof... read

Gangnam Style dance added in new Free Realms update


Oct 04
In a related story, the due date to get on the early train to hating Gangnam Style before it hits cultural critical mass has probably passed now. read

Earlier this week, I got to take a stroll through Gotham and Metropolis with DC Universe Online's creative director, Jens Andersen. Being shown off was the latest DLC, Hand of Fate, which introduces a whole bunch of new PvE a... read feature







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