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Sony Online Entertainment founder steps down

John Smedley co-founded EverQuest developer Verant Interactive, which morphed into Sony Online Entertainment following EverQuest's huge success. He even hung on after Sony sold SOE earlier this year, turning it into Daybreak Game Company an...

 
 
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Layoffs hit former Sony studio barely a week after sale

Last Monday, venerable MMO studio Sony Online Entertainment was sold to Columbus Nova investment firm as part of Sony's on going restructuring. Not even two weeks later, an unknown number of employees have reportedly been laid off, includin...

 
 
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SOE sold by Sony, sees a new dawn as Daybreak Game Company

Sony Online Entertainment -- developer of popular MMOs such as PlanetSide 2, Everquest, and H1Z1 -- is no longer a part of Sony's stable of studios. After 20 years, SOE has been offloaded. Sony recently sold its subsidiary off to New Y...

 
 
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Sony Online offered H1Z1 refunds after pay-to-win complaints

H1Z1, Sony Online Entertainment's bizarrely-named version of DayZ, was the center of a kerfuffle over the weekend that didn't even have to do with the game not working at its Early Access launch. Rather, the community leveled "pay to w...

 
 
 
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H1Z1 is Steam's top seller despite also not working right now

H1Z1, Sony Online Entertainment's bizarrely-named version of DayZ, is out on Steam today in Early Access. Not just out; it's atop the "top sellers" list on the Steam store, above freshly discounted, free-to-play-for-the-weekend Saint's Row ...

 
 
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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 was first shown ...

 
 
 
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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 Members (SOE's ...

 
 
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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 settings. It will...

 
 
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Contest: Win tickets to SOE Live in Las Vegas!

[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...

 
 
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We have 10,000 codes for the Landmark closed beta!

[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 j...

 
 
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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 mix. Sony Onli...

 
 
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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 with PS2 on PS4 ...

 
 
 
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H1Z1, as I saw it, was almost completely unplayable

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 desi...

 
 
 
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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 Online PC, PlanetSi...

 
 
 
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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 evidence by how ...

 
 
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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 gameplay footag...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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,...

 
 
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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...

 
 




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