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In a surprising move, CEO John Smedley just announced on Reddit that Sony Online Entertainment is leaving behind its Sony roots and becoming Daybreak Game Company after being acquired by the investment firm Columbus Nova. This change allows the company to publish online games on multiple gaming pl...

February 2nd 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Those of you who turned out to help PlanetSide 2 set a world record this past Saturday now have the satisfaction of knowing that you're officially a part of gaming history. The Guinness World Records title for "Most Players Online in a Single FPS Battle" was set by the combined efforts of three fa...

January 26th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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To celebrate 20 years of PlayStation, Sony unveiled a new retro-styled PS4 that just oozes nineties nostalgia. But what about the millions of us who already own a PlayStation 4? Don't worry, Sony has you covered too. If you head on over to the PlayStation Store, there's a new Anniversary theme tha...

December 3rd 2014 at 6:26am 0 Comments
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After a couple of delays in rolling out the revamped All Access plan, SOE has targeted "on or about" April 23rd as the go date for the changes. According to the revised FAQ, the new membership plan will include "top-tier" access to SOE's entire library, a monthly stipend of 500 Station Cash, a 10%...

April 9th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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A list of non-functioning (for now) links point towards the kind of rental options users can expect from the PlayStation Now streaming service. MP1st and PSNStores spotted links for 1-day, 7-day, and 30-day rentals of Atlus' romantic puzzler Catherine, and when PSNStores tried to purchase one of th...

March 14th 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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The big changes to SOE's All Access plan will be held back two weeks while the studio finishes work on it, moving it from the beginning to the middle of April. "Looking like new membership plans will go live around 4/16 instead of 4/2," SOE President John Smedley wrote on Twitter yesterday. "Lots...

February 28th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Gran Turismo enthusiasts: Shift into neutral and kick back for the next 84 minutes or so, because KAZ: Pushing The Virtual Divide is now on YouTube, Vimeo, and Reel House. The behind-the-scenes documentary came to Hulu in January, and now it's available across a number of streaming channels inclu...

February 7th 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Just over two years ago there was a great disturbance, as if millions (or so) of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Yes, something terrible had happened: a beloved virtual world was destroyed. And that left a number of sandbox refugees looking for a new place to call ho...

January 3rd 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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If you're a PlanetSide player who has been around since the beginning, I don't need to explain the differences between the original and its follow-up, PlanetSide 2. But if you're an old-school player who has never touched the second version, a new-school player who's never played the original, or a...

December 5th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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We've talked about the definition of the term MMO in this column on numerous occasions, and while it's completely subjective, most people generally take the number of concurrent players into account when having the discussion. I was having the discussion -- again -- with some friends the other day...

September 12th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments