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Daybreak delists Landmark, servers closing in February

After Daybreak finally ceased development on the MMORPG EverQuest Next last year, it seemed inevitable that Landmark, which was thought of as a precursor, would be the next to go. The online sandbox title had longer legs than expected, but ...

 
 
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EverQuest fans aren't too thrilled with Landmark

Daybreak Game Company couldn't make EverQuest Next work and formally canceled the MMORPG in March, but work has continued on Landmark. The online sandbox building game, at one time a precursor to Next, released today on Steam for $9.99. Dis...

 
 
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And there it is: EverQuest Next canceled

The MMORPG EverQuest Next isn't happening. "When we decided to create the next chapter in the EverQuest journey, we didn't aim low," said Daybreak Games president Russell Shanks in an announcement today. "We set out to make something revolu...

 
 
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What special in-game events are happening this Halloween?

Halloween, one of the best days of the year, is almost upon us! With the sweets and pumpkins also comes a landslide of in-game events for almost every game released ever. Here’s a quick run down of some of the things you can find in y...

 
 
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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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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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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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The joy of MMOs

Read this list and let me know if it sounds like a good time. Crunching numbers in the wee hours of the night to maximize damage output. Grinding out levels and letting auto-attack handle things for a few seconds while you play the air drum...

 
 
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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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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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. ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 




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