DC Universe Online, Summarized In A Single Minute

Lex Luthor again, with his arrogance and the moral high ground... Lore and their take on DC Universe Online's backstory, complete with a silly Brainiac, make the game look a bit better than it actually is. » 3/27/14 6:20am 3/27/14 6:20am

DC Universe Online's next DLC means nothing without playable cats. In The War of the Light Part 1, players meet the hopeful Blue Lanterns and take on the rage-fueled powers of the Red Lanterns, but f they can't be the greatest of the Red Lanterns, then what's the point? Read about all the… » 12/11/13 5:00pm 12/11/13 5:00pm

DC Universe Online Isn't Like Other PS4 Launch Titles

DC Universe Online is not a PlayStation 4 original. It's not a recently-released big budget third-party title. It's not an indie darling. It's a nearly three-year-old, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online role-playing game — a different sort launch title, with a different set of issues. » 11/15/13 6:52pm 11/15/13 6:52pm

A PlayStation Plus subscription may be required for online multiplayer on the PS4, but it won't required when the console gets DC Universe Online and Planetside 2, both of which are free to play. DCUO's PS4 version will also be cross compatible with the PC title. » 6/16/13 1:00pm 6/16/13 1:00pm

Sony Online Entertainment is bringing both PlanetSide 2 and the already-on-PS3 DC Universe Online to the PlayStation 4 later this year. That's two downloadable free-to-play MMOs right out of the starting gate. » 6/05/13 5:45pm 6/05/13 5:45pm

Some wild quantum powers, including the ability to "blink" or teleport out of harm's way, arrive today with Origin Crisis, the seventh DLC extension for DC Universe Online. Operations, raids and time travels explore such possibilities as evil Batman and good Luthor. This post explains how it all fits together. » 5/14/13 10:45am 5/14/13 10:45am

A Defense of Aquaman—From the Voice of Aquaman

I heard from many of you after this lip-curling, anti-Atlantean tract » 2/26/13 3:30pm 2/26/13 3:30pm last week, in which I explained my soft bigotry of no expectations of Aquaman. Your complaints were printed out, read and thrown into my fireplace to warm my home. Then I took a phone call. From the voice of Aquaman.

Let's Go Apartment Hunting in Gotham City with DC Universe Online

In July I moved back to my hometown to buy a house. After nearly 20 years of renting, I was grateful to never again worry about noisy upstairs neighbors, proximity to a laundromat, rent increases, security deposits or apartment hunting. » 2/03/13 1:00pm 2/03/13 1:00pm

"Home Turf" for DC Universe Online Lets You Build Your Own Super Hideout

It's been a good long while since I last logged into DC Universe Online. I forget where I left my villain—he's probably standing in the rafters at Club L'Excellence. Home Turf, however, a DLC expansion SOE announced yesterday with this video, might get me to return. And the good news is that, despite what that… » 1/24/13 11:00am 1/24/13 11:00am

The Two Superhero MMOs Not Facing Imminent Death Are Doing Just Fine

As fans gather in a desperate attempt to save the doomed City of Heroes from its announced closure, DC Universe Online unleashes mystical forces with its latest expansion and Dr. Destroyer's army of Destroid robots rises in Champions Online in celebration of the game's third anniversary. » 9/18/12 9:30pm 9/18/12 9:30pm

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There's Nothing to Steal: Why Everyone Hates the Free-to-Play Switch

I'm not proud of it, of course, but I've profiled others according to skin color. You see, glowing, primary color skin on a character in D.C. Universe Online » 8/03/12 8:30pm 8/03/12 8:30pm is a sure sign of a free-to-play player, especially if they're low level. It indicates they really didn't give a shit what they looked like when they rolled,…

DC Universe Online's Battle for Earth Begins March 13

Brainiac is going down, but he's not going down without a fight. Players looking to help serve the metal menace his final comeuppance should hit up DC Universe Online on the PlayStation 3 or PC March 13, when The Battle for Earth expansion goes live. » 3/02/12 8:30am 3/02/12 8:30am

Brainiac Falls and a Shocking New Threat Rises in DC Universe Online's …

Heroes and villains alike have been dealing with the vile machinations of that vile machine Brainiac since the launch of DC Universe Online. With the game's third major downloadable content pack his chapter finally ends and a new evil rises. » 2/15/12 9:30pm 2/15/12 9:30pm

The Heroes and Villains of DC Universe Online Are a Crafty Bunch

Look folks, just because you've been granted superhuman powers that allow you to go toe-to-toe with the biggest names in the DC Universe doesn't mean you can ignore your chores. In its latest free update DC Universe Online grants players the power to craft. » 1/10/12 4:30pm 1/10/12 4:30pm

Is Nothing Kotaku's Game of the Year?

This may sound off-key coming from the guy who nominated the 12th edition of annual sports franchise for overall GOTY last year. But I'm inclined to say "None of the above," this year. I prefer for these honors to truly mean the game, at minimum, was the best at what it did. This year's big games, nearly all of them… » 12/28/11 10:00am 12/28/11 10:00am

In DC Universe Online, Christmas Belongs to Larfleeze

First DC Universe Online introduced the Green, Yellow, and Red Lanterns. Now, just in time for Christmas, they're getting all greedy. The one and only Orange Lantern Larfleeze has appeared in game update seven, spreading Season's Greedings to Gotham and Metropolis. » 12/13/11 3:20pm 12/13/11 3:20pm

The Next Batman Video Game Won’t Look Like Arkham City. Here’s Why…

When I first heard about Gotham City Impostors, this lifelong Batman fan got very nervous. Part of it comes from the way the game's premise rubs up uncomfortably against Caped Crusader canon. » 12/01/11 2:00pm 12/01/11 2:00pm

What Difference Did Going Free-to-Play Make for DC Universe Online?

We know that DC Universe Online's recent switch from subscription-based MMO to free-to-play added one million subscribers to the game in one week, but what does one million free players mean to the bottom line? How's a 700 percent increase in daily revenue, for starters? » 11/21/11 4:20pm 11/21/11 4:20pm

See Barry Allen Become The Flash in DC Universe Online's Next Extension

Tour Central City, the home turf of The Flash, and go back in time to the moment Barry Allen became the Scarlet Speedster with "Lightning Strikes," the second downloadable content extension for DC Universe Online. The package also delivers new Electricity Powers, the game's eighth power set, for your character… » 11/17/11 7:30pm 11/17/11 7:30pm