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Did you head to Las Vegas last August for SOE's annual Fan Faire event? You did? Well this is your lucky day! SOE CM Ashlanne has announced via the offical forums that all attendees of last year's event have access to the Free Realms beta as of, well, now! So what exactly are you waiting for, you ...

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On the surface, one might think that there's no major differences between Blizzard's BlizzCon and SOE's Fan Faire. Both events are there to bring players together in the interest of geeking out on their favorite games from the two respective companies. That said, there are some distinct variations...

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A while back we checked in with players of The Lord of the Rings Online to see how their experiences were going. Most responses were positive, with a few folks saying they had quit due to boredom. Now we'd like to check in another game -- this one a little older. EverQuest II went head to head with...

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The Shadow Odyssey, EverQuest II's fifth expansion, is not just the usual bump to the level cap, a couple of new raids, and a reset for all the armor you already got. It's none of those things. What SOE has done with this expansion is go through the level 50 to level 80 portion of the game and say...

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Sony Online Entertainment's (SOE) upcoming MMO DC Universe Online (DCUO) was well-received at Comic-Con '08 and has the potential of connecting with gamers and comic fans on a whole new level -- allowing them to play alongside the heroes they grew up with in comic books and cartoons. Christian Donl...

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For the people who attended SOE's Fan Faire this weekend, today is a day to relax and enjoy the company of good friends -- or in several cases, the day to travel back home. But if you want beauty and travel all at once, you have to admit Flying Lab's Pirates of the Burning Sea does an excellent jo...

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In conjunction with the deluge of EverQuest II news we've given you from Fan Faire today, there was also the announcement of an expansion to the original EverQuest as well. EverQuest: Seeds of Destruction features twenty new zones, a new Mercenaries system, a level cap raised to 85 and much more. ...

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As we reported earlier from our ongoing coverage of SOE's Fan Faire in Las Vegas, a new expansion has been announced for EverQuest II entitled The Shadow Odyssey. The details of this expansion can be found in the original announcement post, as well as an extensive interview with EQII's Senior Prod...

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Sony Online Entertainment's Fan Faire event is in full swing, and John Smedley's community address this evening has been the epicenter of news for SOE MMO players. New expansions for EverQuest and EverQuest II are freshly announced, and we've already talked out the EQ2 expansion with its senior prod...

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Alongside the announcement of the next EverQuest II expansion, The Shadow Odyssey, Sony Online Entertainment CEO John Smedley has just announced the next expansion for the venerable EverQuest Live. To be named Seeds of Destruction, it's a lore-rich extension of the game's past into a whole new realm...

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Just moments ago in Las Vegas, Nevada SOE CEO John Smedley took the stage to announce the next expansion for the company's flagship product, EverQuest II. The fourth expansion to reach the game will be entitled The Shadow Odyssey, and is slated for release to players on November 18th of this year. T...

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The buzz coming into this evening's Fan Faire keynote is palpable. All the players know something is going on, but nobody is quite sure what's in store for this evening's festivities. As a service to our devoted readers, both old and new, Massively is on-scene and we'll be liveblogging John Smedle...

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Later this week gaming fans have a hard choice: will they be going to Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana? Or will they be attending Sony Online Entertainment's Fan Faire in Las Vegas, Nevada? It's just the first of several hard choices you're going to have to make this month, as nerdcore convention se...

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Dotakuni, the relatively-newly minted Producer for Star Wars Galaxies, dropped into the forums in anticipation of next week's Fan Faire event to let players know a bit about what's coming down the pipe. He talked up the panels aimed at SWG players next week, singling out the Galactic Assembly on Sat...

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Due to overwhelming response, Sony Online Entertainment has decided to extend the online registration deadline for the SOE Fan Faire 2008. This new registration deadline has changed to August 8th, and the event itself will take place from August 14th through the 17th at the Las Vegas Hilton, in La...

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