The Horror: Behind the Scenes of Launching H1Z1

Launching a game is hard. So what happens when you release a high-profile title with the world watching and things break? Lots of things. Worse, it takes at least a day to fix stuff when a retweet can happen in seconds. Let's talk to H1Z1's senior game designer Jimmy Whisenhunt. » 2/23/15 4:30am 2/23/15 4:30am

Sony Sells Off Studio Behind Everquest, H1Z1

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. » 2/02/15 12:50pm 2/02/15 12:50pm

Happy Tenth Anniversary, EverQuest II

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. » 11/09/14 4:00pm 11/09/14 4:00pm

Online Attacks Cripple Sony's PSN, League Of Legends, Blizzard Games

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). » 8/24/14 7:04pm 8/24/14 7:04pm

Sony Online President's Flight Diverted After Hacker Bomb Threat

American Airlines has diverted a flight carrying the president of Sony Online Entertainment following what may have been a bomb threat by a group of alleged hackers—the same group that has claimed responsibility for a series of outages across the PlayStation Network and other gaming services this weekend. » 8/24/14 3:57pm 8/24/14 3:57pm

What Happens When Sony Doesn't Renew Some Domain Names

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. » 7/17/14 9:30pm 7/17/14 9:30pm

Watch Sony's New Zombie MMO In Action [UPDATE]

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,… » 4/30/14 4:30pm 4/30/14 4:30pm

Sony Is Making A Zombie MMO

Sony Online Entertainment is making its very own massive multiplayer online (MMO) zombie game, SOE head John Smedley announced last night in an interview with the web show Game Talk Live. » 4/10/14 10:02am 4/10/14 10:02am

The Most Awesome Creations of The Everquest Next Landmark Community

Everquest Next Landmark, everyone's favorite voxel-based multiplayer mining and building simulator, is entering closed beta after about two months' worth of alpha testing. But, more importantly, Sony Online Entertainment has decided to share some of the best-looking structures players have created during that time. » 3/27/14 4:30am 3/27/14 4:30am

Happy 15th Anniversary, EverQuest

On March 16, 1999, Sony invited players to venture into the world of Norrath for the first time. EverQuest has been changing lives ever since, including mine. » 3/16/14 3:00pm 3/16/14 3:00pm

The next generation of EverQuest inches closer with the official launch of the EverQuest Next Landmark alpha test. Invitations to test the building portion of Sony Online Entertainment's two-pronged MMO revamp will be going out later today. Keep a keen eye on your inbox. » 1/31/14 1:55pm 1/31/14 1:55pm

Sony Online Entertainment Shuts Down Four MMOs

Citing the need to refocus its resources in other areas, Sony Online Entertainment today announced the impending closure of four massively mutiplayer online games — Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Wizardry Online. » 1/24/14 4:41pm 1/24/14 4:41pm

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

SOE Boss 'Can't Wait To See' EverQuest Next On The PS4

With two of Sony Online Entertainment's massively multiplayer online games already PlayStation 4 bound, it makes sense that the company's ambitious EverQuest reboot would get similar treatment. Speaking with GamerHubTV, SOE president John Smedley says he can't wait to see it happen. » 11/18/13 10:06am 11/18/13 10:06am

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

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. » 10/20/13 12:00pm 10/20/13 12:00pm

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

Sony's Most Forgettable Game Will Soon Be Forgotten

There have few more puzzling game releases in the last decade than Bullet Run, a game published by Sony Online Entertainment that looked so generic and commercially pointless that you wondered how it was ever green-lit in the first place. » 2/06/13 12:30am 2/06/13 12:30am

Planetside 2's Art Director and Creative Director Are Answering Your…

Planetside 2 » 11/28/12 2:45pm 11/28/12 2:45pm launched just last week. Have you guys picked up the yet? What do you think so far? Or maybe you haven't picked it up yet. Or, if you're like our own Luke Plunkett, maybe you've had trouble getting into the game. Maybe you have a few questions for the MMOFPS's senior art director, Tramell Isaac, and…

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

Meanwhile, in the DC…