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5:00 PM on 08.15.2014

H1Z1 is a lot more playable, still a ways out

I stopped tallying at ten counts of the word "iteration" in the early goings of the SOE Live 2014 presentation for SOE's upcoming (PC, PS4) survival zombie sim H1Z1. Okay. I get it. That's why the game wasn't so hot when it w...

Steven Hansen


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9:00 AM on 08.15.2014

EverQuest II's 11th expansion, Altar of Malice, brings new playable race

EverQuest II is approaching its 10th anniversary. It originally released in 2004, the same year that Kanye West's genius debut College Dropout dropped. Altar of Malice brings with it a new playable race, the Areakyn. They off...

Steven Hansen

8:30 AM on 08.15.2014

EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea

EverQuest has been going strong since 1999. That's when the Slim Shady LP and "Thong Song" released. Or, much better, Black on Both Sides. It will be getting its 21st expansion, The Darkened Sea, on October 28 for All-Access ...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 08.15.2014

You'll be playing PlanetSide 2 on PS4 before the end of 2014

The wait for PlanetSide 2 on PS4, since delayed from early 2014, will end late 2014. Details from SOE Live 2014 remain similar to what we learned last SOE Live. PlanetSide 2 on PS4 is equivalent to the PC version on Ultra se...

Steven Hansen



Contest: Win tickets to SOE Live in Las Vegas! photo
Contest: Win tickets to SOE Live in Las Vegas!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Gargantor and Devoured!]

Our friends at SOE have given us two premium passes to SOE Live in Las Vegas to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! SOE Live is a celebration of SOE games and the gamers who love them, and this year's event takes place August 14 through 17 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. See the latest SOE games, hang out with friends and cosplayers, and more!

Included with the premium pass are two tickets to the event, an SOE Live t-shirt, SOE Live goody bag, exclusive SOE Live in-game items, access to the exhibitor showroom, access to panels and roundtables, option to attend brunch with the dev team, complimentary copies of the upcoming EverQuest and EverQuest II expansions, and a ton more! (For full details, click here.)

To win, we want you to draw something SOE-inspired in MS Paint and then post it in the comments! Any SOE game is eligible, so go as wild as you want. The best two drawings (as chosen by Destructoid staff) will earn their artists each a premium pass to see SOE Live in Las Vegas! Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone willing to make the trek to Vegas next week (travel expenses are not included). You have until this Friday, August 8 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter.

Good luck!

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We have 10,000 codes for the Landmark closed beta! photo
We have 10,000 codes for the Landmark closed beta!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Codes all gone!]

Our friends at Sony Online Entertainment have given us 10,000 codes for the Landmark closed beta to share with the Dtoid community!

Landmark is a free-to-play, next-generation online sandbox game where you can go just about anywhere and build just about anything. (Seriously, check out the screenshots in the gallery below.) And from today until July 24th, you can take part in the closed beta and see for yourself what all the fuss is about!

To claim your beta key, just click here! (Huge members, your reserved keys can be found right here!) Then just follow the instructions below to redeem.

Have fun! And if you missed out on the general giveaway, think about becoming a Huge member! They get reserved codes for betas like this, plus a whole lot more!

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9:00 PM on 06.27.2014

PlanetSide 2 just got a whole lot bigger and swampier

The scale of PlanetSide 2 was already pretty impressive. Three massive and unique continents ensured that thousands of players were vying for control of territories all over the place. Now, there's a new continent in the...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 06.07.2014

PS Plus won't be required to play PlanetSide 2 on PS4

PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play first-person shooter. And it'll remain a totally free-to-play shooter once it arrives on the PlayStation 4 as the game won't require PlayStation Plus to play online. We'll be getting hands-on w...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 06.04.2014

Sony would like to remind you PlanetSide 2 is still coming to PS4

#PS2onPS4 is a confusing hashtag. PlanetSide 2 is no longer coming to PS4 this month, but it'll still show up sometime this year. And if you can get some friends to play, it's pretty good fun, what with the large scale battles unfolding in front of you. It's like the stuff from the background in most games, but real people are flying the ships and exploding things.

Steven Hansen



H1Z1, as I saw it, was almost completely unplayable photo
H1Z1, as I saw it, was almost completely unplayable
by Brett Makedonski

As I was given an introductory overview of H1Z1 before some hands-on time, the development team emphasized how quickly the game was evolving. As it was the latest hardcore zombie survival MMO with open/transparent development, the designers explained that by the time the press saw H1Z1 again, it'd probably be a vastly different game. Cross your fingers that that's the case, because what was shown to me on PC wasn't very presentable.

H1Z1 randomly drops the player directly into an open, yet somewhat forested setting. It's technically eastern Oregon, but it's supposed to feel more like smalltown America. Going into the demo, I was told that surviving the first day would be the goal -- a very difficult goal, at that. Equipped with only an axe and a torch, I was left to fend for myself.

Upon spawning, a mass of zombies that rendered within one another made quick work of me.

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10:00 AM on 05.04.2014

See all the cool things users have made in Everquest Next Landmark

Sony Online Entertainment has shared a video highlighting some of the cool things users have made in Everquest Next Landmark. On top of cool looking structures, users have been bending the rules by creating micro-voxels and ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





12:30 PM on 04.29.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 04.23.2014

SOE talks early monetization plans for its zombie survival MMO H1Z1

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...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 04.18.2014

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

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 04.09.2014

H1Z1, a zombie MMO from SOE, is coming soon

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 ...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 01.07.2014

SOE considering one subscription for all PC games

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...

Jordan Devore