If you had trouble signing into online games like PlanetSide 2 or H1Z1 over the past day or two, you can blame whoever’s going after their servers.
The scene: a battle royale (that is, last man standing) match in zombie survival MMO H1Z1. The goal: to convince a teeming crowd of bloodthirsty players to drop their weapons and survive encroaching toxic clouds together, hand-in-hand. The result: improbable success! Well, mostly.
After almost twenty years, the Sony Online Entertainment studio is no longer part of Sony. Sounds like we'll be seeing games like EverQuest and H1Z1 on the Xbox soon.
1,158 players. 5,089 vehicles destroyed. 53,729 kills. Big numbers, is what I'm saying.
SOE's DayZ-ish zombie MMO, H1Z1, just launched on Steam Early Access. That means it is, on no uncertain terms, unfinished. However, even fans with that knowledge were surprised to discover a microtransaction airdrop that affects gameplay. They felt like they'd been misled.
Ten years ago today, Sony Online Entertainment released the follow-up to the game that put massively-multiplayer online role-playing games on the map. Two week's later Blizzard came along and set the map on fire, but some of us will never forget EverQuest II.
Three of the biggest gaming services on the planet have been down for parts of the weekend, with DDoS attacks hitting the servers of the PlayStation Network, Riot's League of Legends and Blizzard's Battle.net (affecting titles such as World of Warcraft and Hearthstone).
When you don't pay for your domain names, you lose your website. It doesn't matter if you're a mommy blogger or Sony Online Entertainment.
Sony is continuing its semi-crowdsourced campaign to help develop and promote its new zombie MMO H1Z1 with a series of compelling public-facing initiatives. Yesterday, the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) team ran a 12-hour live-stream of gameplay from an early build on Twitch. It's still pretty rough around the edges,…
Having been in operation for 15 years now, Sony Online Entertainment's MMORPG EverQuest has built a rich and detailed history for players to ignore while they scrabble for loot.
Magic: The Gathering—Tactics will be taken offline on March 28, says Sony Online Entertainment. Card packs for the game, which launched in 2011, will no longer be available after Nov. 18. There's more about the shutdown in this FAQ.
Who needs power-leveling when you can just spend $35 on a developer-sanctioned level 85 character? Bypass those pesky levels with EverQuest II's new Heroic Characters feature.
That the developers can hop into EverQuest Next and transform a barren landscapes into complicated structures in real-time is almost as cool as knowing players will be able to do it too, once EverQuest Next Landmark launches later this year.
Sony Online Entertainment announced EverQuest Next back in 2010, and then ran silent for three years. Now it's time to show off the evolution of one of the longest-running MMO franchises on the market. You'll want to watch this.
I heard from many of you after this lip-curling, anti-Atlantean tract 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.
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.
The free-to-play massively multiplayer online extension of one of the world's oldest role-playing game franchises is now live in North America, luring players to its servers with the sweet embrace of permadeath. How long will you survive Wizardry Online?
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…