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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 (and are likely g...   read

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EverQuest guy's new MMO

EverQuest co-designer working on a new MMO

EverQuest co-designer Brad McQuaide ended his most recent stint with Sony Online Entertainment last August and is now working on Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. Does anyone get anything out of all these similar sounding fantasy names? Why do ...   read

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SOE changes

SOE changing its terms for a few free-to-play games

Right now, it's a pretty popular option to let subscribers of free-to-play games pay a monthly fee to get extra stuff on top of the F2P experience. Players of EverQuest, EverQuest II, and PlanetSide 2 currently get 500 "Station Cash" monthl...   read

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January release likely for EverQuest Next Landmark alpha

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 naturally subj...   read

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SOE explains what EverQuest Next Landmark actually is

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 house and a tower,...   read

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EverQuest Next classes

Here are the four known classes from EverQuest Next

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 descriptions as provided b...   read

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EverQuest Next Landmark
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Watch an hour of EverQuest Next Landmark

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 details, like how it ...   read

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EverQuest Next Landmark rolls out its founder's program

The Founder's Packs for EverQuest Next Landmark are now available for purchase should you have money sitting around and a desire to send it Sony Online Entertainment's way. There are three tiers -- $19.99, $59.99, and $99.99 -- that most no...   read

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EverQuest Next developer diary shows materials and tools

EverQuest Next posted a developer diary yesterday, showing off what the materials and tools will look like in Landmark. Players will start off with a copper pickaxe, and they will be able to start harvesting basic materials right away. Eve...   read


EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken is live now

EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken brings a new story, new zones, new items, and plenty of tweaks to gameplay today. It's available for $39.99 in a no-frills package, or for $89.99 as a Collector's Edition, which includes bonus in-game items. ...   read

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EverQuest II now lets you just buy a level 85 character

Well, this is happening. EverQuest II is letting players just straight up buy a level 85 Heroic character. No grinding, just throw down real cash and you'll get a high level character along with 280 AA points. There's also a try before you...   read

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SOE Live: Everquest Next videos show face tracking, moves

The face-tracking technology called SOEMote was confirmed to be headed to Everquest Next, said game director Dave Georgeson. The tech was unveiled at E3 last year and is currently available to the public for free in Everquest II -- al...   read

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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 out of that, i...   read

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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 Soule. Mr. Soule ...   read

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SOE Live: What fans want from EverQuest Next (video)

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 finall...   read

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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 are we going to...   read


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 keep my dark el...   read

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Tough-to-run PC games

Seven more of the toughest games to run on PC

A few months ago, we compiled a list of some of the toughest games to run on PC in honor of the release of Crysis 3. While each of the games listed were certainly troublesome, plenty of additional titles were mentioned in the comments that ...   read


EverQuest gets fashion conscious

After 13 years, EverQuest is still getting updates. I'd be more amazed if I hadn't written about another update at the beginning of the year. It's looking spry for its age. Its players are also getting a new wardrobe -- something that ...   read


Free-to-play working out for EverQuest, log-ins up 150%

Sony Online Entertainment's long-running MMO went free-to-play last month, and from the looks of recent figures it seems that the move is working out for them. They knew they were on to something late last year when EverQuest II went F2P, s...   read


Sony Online Entertainment announces SOE Live event

Sony has announced details for the annual fan event for players of their massively multiplayer titles. Formerly known as Sony Fan Faire, the long weekend of MMO fandom has been rechristened, "SOE Live." The event, which brings together play...   read


EverQuest 2's Skyshrine update goes live on April 17th

EverQuest II is back with game update 63 coming April 17th! Sony Online Entertainment is adding content to two different expansions: Destiny of Velious and Age of Discovery. In the DoV updates, players will see the level cap increased to 92...   read


SOE wants to court you but you'll have to work for it

The cold, bleak month of February has never struck me as particularly romantic. But my frosty heart is often melted by trinkets, so I'll take what I can get. With Valentine's Day drawing near SOE has decided to court the players of a few of...   read


Everquest is thirteen and free

Back in 1999 the concept of an MMO baffled me and I would have no truck with the genre until several years later. Thankfully, not everyone was as backwards then, or Everquest would not have lasted for the absurdly long time it has. Almost t...   read

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Soar awkwardly in Everquest II

When it comes to MMOs, some people like to craft, others enjoy thrashing opponents in PvP, there are raidaholics and then there are those folk who just want to make friends. I'm the guy who just wants to move quickly. That's my goal in mos...   read

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