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12:30 PM on 01.25.2013

PlanetSide 2 competition heats up with MLG partnership

Sony Online Entertainment and Major League Gaming have announced a new partnership to bring free-to-play MMO first-person shooter PlanetSide 2 closer to the latter organization's audience of competitive gamers. In the coming ...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 01.11.2013

PlanetSide 2 getting some good fixes this month

PlanetSide 2 is going to get a little bit sweeter at the end of this month, courtesy of Sony Online Entertainment. The patch will hit January 30 and contain a lot of pleasant fixes for the game. You can read about them a...

Patrick Hancock

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



Review: PlanetSide 2 photo
Review: PlanetSide 2
by Patrick Hancock

There are moments while playing videogames that make you step back and say "Good golly" or "Gee whiz" or even "Hot damn!" Then there are the moments that render you absolutely speechless. PlanetSide 2 offers both of these, and in good numbers.

It's a wonderful game, hampered by the fact that it's free-to-play. While the free-to-play model is far from perfect, it would be hard to come up with enough reasons to dissuade someone from downloading the game and experiencing all that PlanetSide 2 has to offer.

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11:00 PM on 11.26.2012

Latest PlanetSide 2 trailer asks you one simple question

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...

Brett Zeidler

4:30 PM on 11.16.2012

Friday Night Fights: Black Ops II and PlanetSide 2, too!

Tonight is a HUGE night for multiplayer gaming! Not only did one of the biggest multiplayer titles of the year launch this week with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, but King Foom went and challenged the developers of PlanetSide 2...

Mr Andy Dixon





8:00 PM on 11.14.2012

PlanetSide 2 beta drawing to a close

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...

Fraser Brown

2:30 PM on 11.06.2012

Black Widow Company featured in new PlanetSide 2 trailer

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 ...

Brett Zeidler

7:45 PM on 10.19.2012

The DTOID Show: Halo, Hitman, & THE MINIBOSSES!

Today's Destructoid Show is actually very special: We had a musical guest in the studio -- The Minibosses! If you're unfamiliar, these guys cover old bleep-bloop Nintendo videogame chiptunes, except they do it using real...

Max Scoville

1:00 PM on 10.19.2012

PlanetSide 2 launch set for late November

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...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 09.04.2012

Destructoid's PAX Prime 2012 Community Choice Winner!

On Friday we asked you in the community to vote for your favorite games of PAX Prime 2012. After four fun-filled days of ballot-casting and only a few thousand hanging chads, the results are in! And the winner is...

Mr Andy Dixon



gamescom: PlanetSide 2 blew my mind photo
gamescom: PlanetSide 2 blew my mind
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

This might sound weird, but the biggest thing that impressed me about PlanetSide 2 was the map. Don't get me wrong, the gameplay and all that's on offer is pretty great. But the scale of everything is just insane when I was taking a look at the map. You have games like Battlefield gloating about their huge maps (and they are), but you can fit several of their biggest maps into just one of PlanetSide 2's map easily.

Part of having huge maps also means having a ton of players fighting, and in this case you're going to have thousands and thousand of people playing on a server going at it on foot, in tanks, and in the air all the time fighting for objective points all over the map. I was shown an overhead map view during gamescom where I could see all the action was taking place at any point, and see who is in control of what territory that's constantly shifting hands. PlanetSide 2 features three playable teams, and the goal is to dominate the map. 

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8:00 PM on 07.28.2012

PlanetSide 2: Death is no excuse

PlanetSide 2 is looking pretty damn nifty, and I can't wait to have something to mix up my free-to-play diet of Tribes and numerous RPGs. To show off the game at ChinaJoy 2012 SOE got Blur to make a CGI trailer, because noth...

Fraser Brown

6:30 AM on 06.13.2012

PlanetSide 2 is a connected experience

Tara Long spoke with PlanetSide 2's creative director, Matt Higby, and senior art director, Tramell Isaac, just as the show was wrapping up for the year. In this interview from the Sony Online Entertainment booth, Tara gets ...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:30 PM on 06.11.2012

The DTOID Show: Our favorite games of E3 2012!

What a week it's been! DTOID and Rev3Games combined have released a total of over 40 videos since last week, with 18 more to come over the next few days. Needless to say, we're exhausted, so before we left the beautiful smog...

Tara Long



E3: Free-to-play PlanetSide 2 impressed us photo
E3: Free-to-play PlanetSide 2 impressed us
by Daniel Starkey

Ryan Perez, Patrick Hancock, and I all got about 30 minutes of hands-on time with PlanetSide 2 earlier today. As a free-to-play MMOFPS from Sony Online Entertainment, PlanetSide 2 is set to enter a rapidly crowding market. Where they hope to break away from the pack, however, is with big set-pieces in a dynamic, resource-focused game.

Soon-to-be competitor Firefall, for example, focuses on cooperative, community-building play. PlanetSide 2, by contrast, is closer to a standard FPS with massive set-pieces. These include huge maps that span a variety of environments including canyons, deserts, forests, and plains that are all part of the same space. Players will battle across each of these environments, setting up bases and collecting resources that people on the frontline can use to deploy tanks, transports, and aircraft.

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