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10 Years Ago, Gaming Industry Notables Were Hit And Miss Regarding Free-To-Play Gaming

💣 Feature | 10 Years Ago, Gaming Industry Notables Were Hit And Miss Regarding Free-To-Play Gaming

There are only a few days left in what future historians will refer to as “the teens,” in the same way that I referred to the years 1910 to 1919 as “the teens” when I was growing up and yes, that makes me feel old.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Tencent Acquires 29% Of Funcom, Becomes Largest Shareholder

Tencent Acquires 29% Of Funcom, Becomes Largest Shareholder

Tencent already has a piece of game developers Riot, Grinding Gear, and Epic, and probably also your local coffee shop, and now it's got a chunk of another.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Five Years Ago, Folks Were Really Mad About Digital Extremes Being Bought (And Other Stories)

💣 Feature | Five Years Ago, Folks Were Really Mad About Digital Extremes Being Bought (And Other Stories)

We're midway through July, and I thought that would make for a perfect time to turn back the clock five years, all the way back to the halcyon days of 2014, when people were mad that Digital Extremes was about to be purchased,...

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
Daybreak Game Company Says It Was Never Owned By Columbus Nova

Daybreak Game Company Says It Was Never Owned By Columbus Nova

Remember when Sony Online Entertainment was purchased by Columbus Nova and rebranded Daybreak Game Company?...

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
Top 5 Free-to-Play Games That Ended Up Buy-to-Play

💣 Feature | Top 5 Free-to-Play Games That Ended Up Buy-to-Play

What do you think when an upcoming game is announced as free-to-play?...

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
Is H1Z1 Headed (Back) To Free-To-Play? We Don't Think So

💣 Feature | Is H1Z1 Headed (Back) To Free-To-Play? We Don't Think So

UPDATE, 3/8: Welp. Original article: Several news sites are reporting that H1Z1, Daybreak Games' battle royale title, has lost a huge chunk of its player base over the past several months.

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
DC Universe Online Celebrates Seven Years, Has Free Gifts For All

DC Universe Online Celebrates Seven Years, Has Free Gifts For All

Seven years is a long time in comics.

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
Dragon's Prophet Successor Savage Hunt Supposedly Launching Tomorrow

Dragon's Prophet Successor Savage Hunt Supposedly Launching Tomorrow

Dragon's Prophet is coming back!...

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
Storybricks CEO Reveals EverQuest Next Design Proposals

Storybricks CEO Reveals EverQuest Next Design Proposals

Oh, EverQuest Next, will you never cease to torment us?...

By Jason Winter - 4 years ago
Daybreak Shutting Down Original PlanetSide (And Legends of Norrath)

Daybreak Shutting Down Original PlanetSide (And Legends of Norrath)

PlanetSide was already getting pretty long in the tooth when its sequel, PlanetSide 2, launched in late 2012, and going free-to-play in 2014 probably didn't do much to bolster its numbers. So today's news that Daybreak Game...

By Jason Winter - 5 years ago
Three Things To Take Away From EverQuest Next's Demise

💣 Feature | Three Things To Take Away From EverQuest Next's Demise

Friday's announcement that EverQuest Next would never see the light of day sent shockwaves through the gaming industry.

By Jason Winter - 5 years ago
PlanetSide 2 Sets Guinness World Record

PlanetSide 2 Sets Guinness World Record

This past Saturday, PlanetSide 2 players rallied around an attempt to beat an almost three year old record.

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
Word Play: H1Z1

💣 Feature | Word Play: H1Z1

By now, you're probably aware of what H1Z1 is: zombie survival post-apocalyptic PvP permadeath keyword keyword keyword.

By Jason Winter - 6 years ago
I Need a Hero! - DC Universe Online BombLive

I Need a Hero! - DC Universe Online BombLive

Hero or villain?...

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
H1Z1 Sr. Game Designer Clarifies Airdrops, SOE Allows Refunds

H1Z1 Sr. Game Designer Clarifies Airdrops, SOE Allows Refunds

It has now been 24 hours since the early access for Sony Online Entertainment's (SOE) zombie survival game, H1Z1, has opened up.

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
DCUO Turns Four: A Retrospective

DCUO Turns Four: A Retrospective

Happy birthday, DC Universe Online!...

By Jason Winter - 6 years ago
SOE's Smedley Thinks F2P On Consoles Monetizes Well

SOE's Smedley Thinks F2P On Consoles Monetizes Well

In a recent interview with Gamasutra, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) President, John Smedley, spoke out about the success and challenges present when taking a free-to-play game to the console market. With PlanetSide 2 ente...

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
DCUO to Take Back Your Unused Superhero Names

DCUO to Take Back Your Unused Superhero Names

As if coming up with character names in MMOs isn't already difficult sometimes, coming up with Superhero names can be even more difficult.

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
PlanetSide 2 Implant Drop Rate "Adjusted," Players Not Happy

PlanetSide 2 Implant Drop Rate "Adjusted," Players Not Happy

It's been a fun weekend to kickoff the new year for Sony Online Entertainment (SOE).

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
It's A Trap! Our Sneak Peek At Landmark's Big End-Of-Year Update

💣 Feature | It's A Trap! Our Sneak Peek At Landmark's Big End-Of-Year Update

Today's a big day for Landmark.

By Jason Winter - 6 years ago
DCUO Update 43 Adds PvE Legends Mode

DCUO Update 43 Adds PvE Legends Mode

PvP players in DC Universe Online have had the PvP Legends mode available for a while now.

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
Everquest II Altar of Malice "Officially" Launched

Everquest II Altar of Malice "Officially" Launched

Everquest 2 players with All Access memberships have been playing the Altar of Malice expansion already during their "head start" access but now us common plebs can get into the new content as Altar of Malice has moved into it...

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
War of the Light Part II DLC Now Available for DCUO

War of the Light Part II DLC Now Available for DCUO

If you've been waiting on the continuation of DC Universe Online's War of the Light content then you'll be happy to know that your wait is over.

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
Everquest Skeletons Are Still Scary - Gameplay Action

Everquest Skeletons Are Still Scary - Gameplay Action

I never spent a ton of time in the original Everquest so I figured we should revisit the classic MMORPG as it celebrates 15 years and its 21st expansion pack.‏ To find more about Everquest check out the game page which in...

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
PlanetSide 2 PS4 Beta Not Far Off

PlanetSide 2 PS4 Beta Not Far Off

We heard about it over a year ago (yes, it's been that long!...

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
Interactive Timeline: Everquest 2's 10th Anniversary

Interactive Timeline: Everquest 2's 10th Anniversary

I love things like this.

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
EQ2: Altar of Malice Now Open for All Access Members

EQ2: Altar of Malice Now Open for All Access Members

Are you an All Access member with Sony Online Entertainment?...

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
EQ: The Darkened Sea Expansion Launched

EQ: The Darkened Sea Expansion Launched

Well, it's official.

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
10 Years And Counting: Our EverQuest II Interview

💣 Feature | 10 Years And Counting: Our EverQuest II Interview

Ten years is forever in MMO-land.

By Jason Winter - 6 years ago
I Believe I Can Fly - New EQ2 Aerakyn Race Detailed

I Believe I Can Fly - New EQ2 Aerakyn Race Detailed

A few weeks ago, Jason Winter wrote a piece detailing the preview he attended for Everquest 2's upcoming Altar of Malice expansion.

By Michael Byrne - 6 years ago
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